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1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

Gary Pinchin, 09 March 2012 12:08

This Nick Gale-built Velocette boardtracker was the star of the London International Classic and Custom Bike Show at Alexandra Palace this year, even though it's still a work in progress! Wembley-based custom bike builder Gale took a 1921 Clyno - an old Coventry marque - and shoehorned a 1936 Velocette MAC and 1920s three-speed Albion gearbox into a space once ...

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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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Conrad Leach Lucky 13 art auction

Gary Pinchin, 23 November 2011 09:44

The centerpiece of last week’s Rollerburn was the stunning ‘Lucky 13’ skate ramp artwork. It was painted by famed artist Conrad Leach and he is now going to auction the panel to raise money for the Ellenor Lions Hospice in Kent. Conrad’s 17-year-old nephew spent his last days in the hospice a few months ago but sadly succumbed to cancer ...

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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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MCN Retro: Shop Built

Gary Pinchin, 13 September 2011 12:11

Don't miss MCN Retro, a 32-page magazine free with this week's MCN (September 14), featuring retro metal like these stunning bespoke shop-built specials from Falcon Motorcycles and Krazy Horse Custom Cycles, amongst others from Krugger, Spirit of the Seventies and Deus Ex Machina. The Black Falcon | Falcon Motorcycles, Los Angeles, California, USA Vincent Black Shadow. One of the most ...

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Kiyonari HM Plant Honda Fireblade up for grabs

Gary Pinchin, 15 July 2011 10:04

An ex-Ryuichi Kiyonari, BSB championship-winning CBR1000RR, is one of the star sale items at an auction next week. The bike, which won the series in 2006 and 2007 in HM Plant livery, is ultra rare in being a genuine works machine prepared by HRC in Japan which almost never come onto the open market. Find a Honda Fireblade for sale. ...

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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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Get on track with Ellison, Richards and the Lowes twins

Gary Pinchin, 27 May 2011 11:21

PTR (Performance Technical Racing) is organising an all-action track day at Mallory Park on 11th August with some of the biggest names in British racing offering one-to-one track time with riders of all abilities. Sam Lowes (Parkalgar Honda) is a World Supersport Championship revelation and the reigning British Supersport Champion. His brother Alex Lowes set the British Superbike Championship on ...

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New Royal Enfield tempts Leno

Gary Pinchin, 20 May 2011 12:07

Famous American comedian and chat-show host Jay Leno now has a Royal Enfield Bullet Classic in his huge collection of motorcycles and cars. Leno, host of the Tonight Show in the USA, is probably one of the world’s most famous petrolheads and recently featured the Royal Enfield range in his on-line magazine programme ‘Jay Leno’s Garage'. He met with Royal ...


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