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New ‘Triple Black’ BMW R1200GS Adventure launched

Ryan Spencer, 12 September 2011 11:11

This new ‘Triple Black’ special edition of BMW’s R1200GS Adventure has just been released by BMW. Like the previous Triple Black edition of the standard GS, which proved very popular, the new Adventure version has a three-shade paint scheme that covers the Telelever forks, engine cases, rear frame, Paralever swingarm and cylinder head covers. Like the existing Adventure it also ...

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KTM RC8 now cheaper than TDM900

Ryan Spencer, 19 August 2011 11:48

Fancy picking up a new KTM RC8 superbike for less than the price of a Yamaha TDM900 or Honda Crossrunner? If so, you'd better hurry - to clear out unsold RC8s, dealers have discounted the price to just £8295 and there are only handfuls of bikes left. Until discontinued in 2009, KTM's 1148cc 150bhp RC8 superbike was £10,995 and featured ...

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Classics lost at sea

Ryan Spencer, 11 August 2011 16:07

These WW2 military spec BSA M 20, Matchless G3L and Norton 16 Hs are rotting off the coast of Egypt near the popular resort of Sharm El Sheikh. They form part of the cargo of SS Thistlegorm, along with British army trucks and even a train, all lost when the ship sank in 1941. The Nortons, BSAs and Matchlesses were ...

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Unrestored Brough predicted to hit £38,000

Ryan Spencer, 11 August 2011 14:26

An unrestored 1937 Brough Superior SS80 is estimated to reach between £32,000 – 38,000 when it goes for auction next month. The 980cc V-twin, similar to the one famously ridden by TE Lawrence (‘of Arabia’) is one of the stars of the Bonhams sale at Beaulieu on September 10. The high estimate, despite the bike’s unrestored condition, reflects Brough’s continuing ...

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Rare 1969 GP replica up for auction

Ryan Spencer, 10 August 2011 17:15

An exact replica of an ultra-rare 1969 Villa V4 GP bike is one of the stars of a forthcoming classic bike auction. The original Moto Villa 250cc V4 was built in 1968 by Francesco Villa. Unfortunately the FIM changed the 250 class regulations to a maximum of two cylinders for 1969 meaning the exotic machine never raced at GP level. ...

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Long Way Down inspires ‘Lawn Way Down’

Ryan Spencer, 03 August 2011 10:00

Inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's 'Long Way Down', two lawnmowers are this week being driven from John O'Groats to Land's End in aid of charity. Their two drivers, Tony Dwight and Darren Whitehead, who both normally race the machines, are raising money for Help for Heroes and Cancer research UK. The machines are vintage lawnmowers with upgraded brakes ...

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Brough stars at Duxford auction

Ryan Spencer, 01 August 2011 15:42

A 1931 Brough Superior estimated to be worth £50,000 is up for auction next month. The SS80 is powered by a 1000cc, side-valve, V-twin and is hailed as the Rolls-Royce of motorcycles due to the high build quality and the fact only around 1000 were built between 1922 and 1940. A 1974 Ducati MK3, 1936 Norton CS1, a 1925 Triumph ...

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Sturgis-winning Harley-Davidson comes to Manchester

Ryan Spencer, 01 August 2011 13:04

This is Strike II, one of the winners at last year’s world custom bike building championship at Sturgis, which is now making it’s first public UK appearance at special Harley exhibition in Manchester. Built by Shaw Harley-Davidson of Sussex the ‘40s-style ‘Speedster’ is based on a 2010 Crossbones and features a hand-made rear fender, special petrol tank, 1940s style handlebars ...

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