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Back to front, upside down 2000cc triple!

No, it’s not a computer mock-up – that engine really is upside down! And it’s going in to small-scale production too.  The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is the brainchild of Italian designer Daniele Sabatini, who was inspired by the style of air-cooled engines but wanted the inverted cylinder design of World War II plane engines too. “I like air-cooled motors ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 14 January 2011

Roland Sands reveals finished Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer

Roland Sands’ latest project, a café racer, has been unveiled for the first time on his blog. Only the basics of Harley-Davidson’s weighty street-tracker remain – the rest has been thrown away and replaced with a selection of performance and cosmetic upgrades selected by the Californian former 250 racer. At the front is a set of Ohlins forks carrying radial ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 06 May 2010

£20,000 James Dean tribute Harley Fat Boy

If you have enough money, you can have anything you want. If the object of your desires is a custom Harley styled like the Porsche Spyder that killed James Dean, star of iconic movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, then Shaw Speed and Custom is the place to spend your cash.  Everything on the Spyder is about the attitude – the riding ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 30 April 2010

Shaw Harley-Davidson opens Speed and Custom shop

Shaw Harley-Davidson in East Sussex has opened its new Speed and Custom shop for owners looking to modify their Hogs. Harley-Davidson's for sale The Lewes-based Harley main dealer says it's looking to give Harley buyers the VIP treatment when it comes to building the bike they want - genuine Harley-Davidson accessories and Roland Sands Design are part of the service ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 19 February 2010

Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

This is how a top custom motorcycle builder raises cash for charity – building a slick Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter to auction! LA-based custom bike builder and former 250GP racer Roland Sands is well known for custom and sportsbike-based one-offs alike. This Fireblade-based naked is one of his more restrained transformations, but it’s still a great-looking motorcycle that proves that ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 31 December 2009

Roland Sands' fat-tyred Ducati 1098: picture gallery

In the December 16 issue of MCN we have the full story for Roland Sand’s cool fat-tyred Ducati 1098 – and here online you can see it in all its glory. We couldn’t fit the full image gallery in the paper, so we’ve uploaded them here for your viewing pleasure. Highlights of the motorcycle are a custom swingarm, 250-section rear ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 23 December 2009

LCR Playboy Honda replica Fireblade

French paint shop AD Koncept has transformed the dull-looking Fireblade in to a slick LCR Playboy Honda MotoGP replica. The new paint is the instant eye-grabber, but AD Koncept has sunk £15,000 worth of work in to the bike to give it the performance to match the style. Standard bodywork is retained with the addition of a genuine Honda seat ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 13 August 2009

Special: The Bumble B-King

West London Suzuki is offering a limited run of ‘Bumble B-King’ specials with a Transformers-inspired paint job. The unique paint is the work of Surrey paint shop Altamura, who took inspiration from the ‘Bumblebee’ transformer which is based on a Chevrolet Camaro car. A B-King was also used in the film too, so the two were combined to make the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 13 August 2009

Jack Lilley 50th Anniversary Bonneville revealed

Triumph dealer Jack Lilley is selling this one-off Triumph Bonneville T100 to celebrate the Middlesex dealer's 50th anniversary. The fuel tank and mudguards have been chromed with black/gold detailing, with Jack Lilley's signature on the side panel. His grandson Dave Lilley, who now runs the business, told MCN: "2009 is our 50th year in business, so to celebrate I have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 May 2009

Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop Managing Director Jonathan King, and boasts all of the top-notch parts you might expect. The chassis was the standout feature of the Abarth Assetto Corse FZ-1, and Tamworth Yamaha’s machine ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 January 2009

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