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Can you outdo Britain's best biking talent?

By Dan Thornton -

General news

 08 August 2007 15:00

Do you reckon your motorcycles out-blings these beauties? MCN has hand picked five of the most outstanding entries so far into the “Britain’s got biking talent” competition where the one winner walks away with a fantastic MotoGP prize and will feature alongside the 11 other entrants in the 2008 Carole Nash calendar.

It’s simple to enter; register with www.motorcyclenews.com and then go to the ‘Community’ section of the website, where you can then upload digital images of your bike and specs to the rate my bike section. Your motorcycle will then be seen by bikers across the planet, who will be able to score your bike on a five star scale.
MCN and Carole Nash will then select a shortlist of 50 of the best machines uploaded on August 22, and from September 5 to September 21 the final 12 winners will be decided by www.motorcyclenews.com users.

Top prize for the most-voted for machine will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a MotoGP round of their choice with flights and accommodation all paid for. The runner-up will win an Arai helmet, and the third-placed owner will get a free place on MCN’s Rider Confidence Training course which will help you improve your bike control.

he top 12 winners will all have their bikes featured in the 2008 Carole Nash calendar, a professionally-taken and framed image of them and their bike, and VIP tickets to the NEC Bike show with one night’s hotel accommodation. The winning bikes will be unveiled on the first day of the show.

Winners and their bikes will need to be available between September 24 and October 7 for a photo shoot, and available to attend the NEC Show press day on November 22.

But first, you’ll have to beat some of the entries so far – and here is a sample of the most jaw-dropping entries so far.

MANGAN’s 2003 MV Agusta F4
When MCN went to press this gorgeous example of real Italian exotica had an average rating of five stars. Carbon fibre fairings, Ohlins forks, open exhausts and heaps of polished parts could be enough to push this MV through to the top 50 unless you have something more stylish locked away in the garage.

14ISLUCKY’S 1988 Suzuki RG500
Based on the 500 Moto GP cult Cagiva, this RG500 Suzuki has been bored out to 570cc. It has an RGV250 chassis, a one off seat, Tyga Performance pipes and NSR fairing and a memorable paint scheme. So far www.motorcyclenews.com users have given this special an average of four and a half stars. If you think your two-stroke stunner can out-do this example, register yours on Rate my Bike now.

MVOCED’S 1976 Honda CB750
Refurbished classics are always a winner amongst nostalgic bike fans, and in this case that theory has been proven with an average star rating of five. The bike’s been modded into a replica of Dick Mann’s CR750 1970 Daytona winning bike with bodywork, exhausts, paintwork, polishing and wheels all combined to look like the real thing. If you’ve got a classic replica then this is the standard we’re looking for.

Busa Ace’s 2000 Suzuki GSX-R13000R Hayabusa
Stretch ‘Busa’s are a regular occurrence in the States, but there are few examples this good on the road. Supercharged to give out a whopping 252bhp, this Hayabusa is as fast as it looks. Modifications include paint, polishing, wheels, bodywork and pegs, and with an average rating of five stars is going to be a tough one to beat.

K70jeb’s 1996 Honda RVF400R
Another five star rated entry in the last week is this NC35 RVF400 Honda with a cool custom paint scheme and some nice modification touches. Trick fairings, wheels, polishing and carbon parts all add up to an exceptional example of bringing a modern classic up to date.