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Europe's top custom bikes to debut at London show

Ped Baker, 07 January 2014 14:45

Europe's premier bike builders will be descending on London in February as the London Custom Building Championships get underway at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. Fifty of the very best choppers, cafe racers, flat-trackers and bobbers will be fighting for a huge purse of £12,000 in a championship that looks set to become one of Europe's biggest custom ...

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Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen sign-up for Revolution

Ped Baker, 04 December 2013 09:18

Michael Rutter and Phil McCallen have just been announced as two more star riders competing in next February’s live-action Revolution show. The duo complete Michael Dunlop’s three-man team and both are fired-up for the challenge. Rutter is the definitive multi-skilled rider having competed in every discipline from the roads of Ireland and Macau to 500cc Grand Prix. He’s not afraid ...

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Only two weeks until BikeShed 2

Ped Baker, 20 September 2013 16:27

There are just 14 days to go until the second Bikeshed Event kicks off in Shoreditch, London on October 5-6. After the blinding success of the inaugural show last May, the Bikeshed crew are pulling together an even better, bigger event, promising over 60 top cafe racers and brat style customs. The list of builders is like a who’s who ...

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An XJR that RoCkS

Ped Baker, 13 September 2013 15:54

This is the latest stunning cafe racer from the Portuguese outfit it RoCkS bikes. Called Sunburn, the bike is based around a 1997 Yamaha XJR1200. Builders Osvaldo & Alexandre set to work with a mission to reduce the XJR's weight and size, throwing away pretty much every part of the bike except for the engine, a small part of the frame and the swingarm. ...

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Electric coast to coast record set

Ped Baker, 19 June 2013 15:57

American firm Moto-Electra has set a coast-to-coast world record for electric vehicles. The team rode 2500-miles on the trans-continental run, crossing the USA in three and a half days using the same battery. The 84.5 hour feat was completed by riding 24 hours a day, stopping every two hours in order to charge the battery for one hour. Built around ...

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Staff Blog: up close and personal with the Hog

Ped Baker, 31 May 2013 14:53

Now I’ve had the Street Bob for a couple of weeks I’ve had the chance to do something I suspect many other Harley owners do – park it on the drive, grab a beer and paw over the details that make the Motor Company one of the world’s biggest and best-loved motorcycle brands... 1. Swept back chrome indicators contain LED ...

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2013 AMD Freestyle Champion Rondine up close

Ped Baker, 14 May 2013 16:02

Irish custom bike builders Medaza Cycles took top honours last weekend at the AMD World Custom Bike Building Championships in Germany with this stunning Guzzi powered creation called Rondine. Based around a single cylinder 500cc Nuovo Falcone engine, the bike features hand formed aluminium bodywork, a scratch built frame and an innovative girder fork that started life as a V-Rod ...

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Irish Guzzi takes top honours at AMD World Custom Bike Championships

Ped Baker, 13 May 2013 14:34

122 of the world’s finest custom bikes were on display last weekend as the 10th annual AMD World Custom Bike Championships kicked off in Essen, Germany. 23 countries were represented in the five competition classes with motorcycles, scooters and sidecars all vying for the top prizes. Of the 66 bikes in the Freestyle class, (where pretty much anything goes) the ...

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Staff Blog: Are Harley's cool?

Ped Baker, 24 April 2013 16:36

A couple of years ago I asked an MCN work experience girl what she thought of motorcyclists. I was hoping she’d use words like ‘cool’, ‘exciting’, perhaps even ‘sexy’ but instead she said, “They’re all old blokes... you think they could be a bit of alright and then they take their helmets off... and they’re all my dad’s age.” She ...

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