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New street scrambler from Spirit of the Seventies

Gary Pinchin, 26 December 2011 10:00

No matter which angle you view this latest build by Kent-based Spirit of the Seventies, the aesthetics stop you in your tracks. But that’s only to be expected when you have two arty types, Tim Rogers and Kevin Taggart, steering the company - one a professional photographic, the other a graphics designer, and both sharing a deep passion for building ...

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First Zero Type 9 lands in UK

Gary Pinchin, 07 October 2011 14:58

The first production Zero Type 9 from Japan has just arrived at the company’s UK distributor Krazy Horse Custom Cycles in Bury St Edmunds. The £30,566, 1450cc fuel-injected Harley-Davidson Twin Cam-powered lowrider is a street-legal, production custom bike that meets all European safety standards including the stringent German TUV type approval. The prototype Type 9 was first shown at the ...

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Norton confirm 2012 Senior TT race bid

Gary Pinchin, 10 June 2011 09:46

Norton boss Stuart Garner has just confirmed on Radio TT that Norton will be back at the TT next year with an all-new 1000cc V4 prototype to race in the Senior. "We need to race at the TT," said Garner. "We came here in 2009 and made a right pigs dinner of it, blowing all the rotary engines we had. ...

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Rutter on MotoCzysz: “When the batteries have full power it’s just mind-blowing”

Gary Pinchin, 09 June 2011 12:12

Michael Czysz – the man behind the innovative MotoCzysz electric bike - has defended claims that his all-new 2011 E1pc produces a theoretical 200bhp. But he admits, that for the purposes of the TT Zero, the enthusiasm for unleashing full power has to be tempered by the need for conserving energy to complete the 37.73mile course. Czysz has made giant ...

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New £160k Brough Superior revealed

Gary Pinchin, 07 December 2010 13:25

The hugely-anticipated, £160,000 reproduction of Lawrence of Arabia’s 1925 Brough Superior was finally unveiled in London last week.  Created from the ground-up by Brit Mark Upham and set to go into ultra-limited production, the exquisite machine was launched in the UK to an invited few at Upham’s brother’s antiques shop on London’s exclusive Kings Road. It’s also accurate in every minute ...

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Most incredible race replica ever

Gary Pinchin, 04 June 2010 15:05

This bike claimed the first MV victory on the Isle of Man since Agostini won there in 1972. Except there’s not a single genuine MV part on this exquisite three-cylinder bike.    In next week’s MCN – out June 9 – we report on one of the finest MV replicas ever made.     With Alan Oversby on board, this Meccanica Verghera MV500-3 ...

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Husqvarna to launch twin-cam supermoto

Gary Pinchin, 08 November 2009 22:42

Rumours at the Stoneleigh Dirt Bike Show are that Husqvarna will launch a brand new SM630 supermoto at the Milan Show. The 600cc engine is to be based on the existing design but is thought to feature a twin-cam top end for more power across the range. Estimates suggest the new engine will deliver between 15-20bhp more. Husqvarna is also ...

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New fuel-injected RMZ250 breaks cover

Gary Pinchin, 06 November 2009 14:22

Visitors to the Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh got their first public glimpse of the 2010 Suzuki RMZ250 – the first MX2 race bike equipped with electronic fuel injection. The 2010 &7mm bore x 53.6mm stroke, 249cc, four-stroke single-cylinder engine features revised cam timing, new shape inlet ports, new crank and rod. The rolling chassis incorporates a heavily-revised frame, plus ...

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World premier: Sherco st2.9 trials bike

Gary Pinchin, 06 November 2009 14:11

Sherco launched their all-new st2.9 trials bike at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh today. The 290cc two-stroke single had not even been shown to the Spanish press and fans when the UK importer, Malcolm Rathmell Sport, pulled the wraps off the new bike at the British show. The st2.9 sports the same features as all the 2010 Sherco two-stroke trials ...

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Sherco’s new 300cc enduro

Gary Pinchin, 06 November 2009 13:54

Sherco have developed a new 300cc fuel-injected enduro machine to suit the trail rider. The SE 3.0i-f was launched at the Dirt Bike Show, Stoneleigh today. Sherco’s Martin Rathmell told MCN: “The new bike is based on the 250 we launched last year , but with a 85.5mm bore instead of the 250’s 78mm (both bikes have a 52.2mm stroke). ...


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