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Bullet bobber on a budget

I decided to customise my Royal Enfield Bullet 500 into a bobber style with a meagre budget of less than a grand. I did everything from the engine rebuild to the respray and artwork on the tank.

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 24 December 2012

Aprilia RS250 Simoncelli tribute complete

Just thought I would share a few more pictures since the bike's finished now. I managed to get a few hours riding it at the weekend and it's a good laugh.

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 23 July 2012

Aprilia RS250 Simoncelli tribute

It's not quite finished yet but here's what I've been working on for the past couple of months. It started out as a fairly scruffy Aprilia RS250 which I stripped, cleaned, serviced, MoT'd etc. I added the RS body work, pipes and carbon bits from Jap4performance, and then set about painting it. I don't have a workshop so all this was done in the back ...

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  • 10 July 2012

BMW R80/7 midlife crisis - a usable custom

Adam Kay wanted a machine that could be ridden every day and look as cool as any custom - and his R80/7 midlife crisis embodies that perfectly. The donor bike is a BMW R80/7 with a 1978 engine and the frame and forks are from the '81 model. Here's how the project got started, in Adam's own words: "I needed help and I ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 10 November 2010

What the Triumph Street Triple R should have been?

MCN reader Tony Hartfield used to own a Triumph Street Triple R, but he found it a bit lacking in certain areas. So he decided to build his own version, based on a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675. Find a Street Triple for sale The result is a Street Triple R with a kick because it's powered by a full-on 126bhp ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 27 January 2010

Phase 4 XT500 Supermoto

Thought your readers might be interested in seeing my (Final Edition) XT500 Supermoto. You exhibited my phase 3 model on your stand at the Excel Show in London last year. Bike weighs 110KG wet and produces 50bhp at the rear wheel. There are 16 pre-set ignition advance curves. Deemed to be the most powerful XT500 ever built. Regards Dave Newitt (www.yamaha-xt500.com)

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 14 December 2009

One-off Ducati Hypermotard to star in new Vinnie Jones movie

This special Ducati Hypermotard from Red Dog Superbikes was built for a new film called 'Fight Back', set to star Vinnie Jones and Danny Dyer.  Find a Ducati Hypermotard for sale Read the Ducati Hypermotard review  To compliment the one-off graffiti paint job, the Red Dog Hypermotard is covered in carbon - the rear hugger, engine casing, side panels, tank cover and mudguard ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 09 December 2009

Video: Streetfighting in London

Film-maker Matthieu Ferreira's has sent us this video of his latest streetfighter project and we think the documentary is very nicely done... Watch part 1 & 2 of the video in the player below to see them convert a Triumph Thunderbird Sport and Daytona into a Streetfightered, cafe-racer-style machine.

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 20 November 2009

Homemade Ducati Streetfighter

In the April 15 issue of MCN, you had a picture of a homemade Ducati Streetfighter at Cadwell Park in the readers pics section - perhaps I can clear up any mystery! The rider in question is Jamie Green of Ducatitours. I has the pleasure of meeting Jamie when my wife and I went to Italy the week before Easter for ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 21 April 2009

Designer Ducati Monsters up for auction

A group of fashion students have designed 3 one-off Monster 696s in conjunction with Ducati and Puma. Find a Ducati Monster 696 for sale Students Abigail Briggs, Charlotte La Roche, and Laura Mackness are from Central Saint Martins Art College. They were invited to create unique graphics based on each of their graduate collections and transform the Monster 696s into design objects. Read the full ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 01 April 2009

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