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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

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 ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 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

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 ...

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

YamaGamma Heaven: picture gallery

In the Modern Classics section of this week's issue of MCN, we featured this special Suzuki RG Gamma/Yamaha RD350LC hybrid.  Here's some extra pictures from the photo shoot that we didn't have space for in the paper. The bike's owner, Martin Boardman, has fitted a one-off machined yoke and his own company, Skids and Lids, took care of transfoming the fairings. The ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 24 September 2008

Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash: Voting now closed

Voting has now closed in MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent contest with Carole Nash. Your votes have been cast and the 12 bikes you chose from the 50 finalists will now feature in the 2009 Carole Nash calendar (one for each month). The winners will be announced at the Carole Nash NEC Bike Show 2008, which takes place from 28th November - 7th December, where ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 19 September 2008

Motorcyclist wins rare Ducati Monster 695

A motorcyclist in Shropshire is celebrating after winning one of eight special edition Ducati Monster 695’s in a competition run by aftershave firm Zegna and Ducati. Richard Heath is due to take delivery of the Zegna-branded motorcycle over the next two weeks, after winning the contest which was run in Selfridges stores in Manchester, Birmingham, and London.  

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 29 February 2008

Video: See the radical M85 stunt motorcycle in action

What you could be looking at here is the first of a new breed of stunt motorcycle - a selective mix of offroad power and styling with the nimbleness and versatility of a downhill mountain bike. Well that’s what Industrial Design degree students and builders Grady Barfoot and Dustin Griffin think, and that’s the reason behind the M85 Project Bike. ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 19 December 2007

V12 Diesel powered motorcycle

IF G.I Joe rode a bike, this would be it. A 620hp diesel V12 powered bike and sidecar outfit powered by a Soviet T-55 tank. This behemoth of a bike has been built by mental German builders, Harzer Bike Company. Tilo Niebel and his clan of nuts bikers have come up with a few ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ machines in the past, but ...

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  • Custom & modified bikes
  • 30 November 2007

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