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Irish Guzzi takes top honours at AMD World Custom Bike Championships

Ped Baker, 13 May 2013 14:34

122 of the world’s finest custom bikes were on display last weekend as the 10th annual AMD World Custom Bike Championships kicked off in Essen, Germany. 23 countries were represented in the five competition classes with motorcycles, scooters and sidecars all vying for the top prizes. Of the 66 bikes in the Freestyle class, (where pretty much anything goes) the ...

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Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day top six bikes

MCN, 27 July 2012 13:48

Jacks Hill Cafe is an unremarkable-looking transport cafe on the outskirts of Towcester. But in the 1960s it was the meeting place for youngsters racing along the A5 on their hot-rodded British bikes. Five years ago the first Jacks Hill Cafe Ton-Up Day was run and it has become the annual place of pilgrimage for the hardcore rocker - a ...

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Classic ear porn

Ped Baker, 22 June 2011 15:16

The Speed Shop Design Beezerker has been around for a while (best in show 2010 LA Calendar Long Beach, 2nd place AMD champ metric), but so far only the privileged few have heard it run. In case you're wondering where the glorious racket is coming from, the exhaust routes through the frame. Never has an A65 twin sounded so sweet…

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Yamaha Tenere 750 given Italian makeover

Andy Downes, 16 June 2011 09:34

Underneath this all-new exterior is a 1989 Yamaha XTZ750 Tenere that has been given a complete makeover by Italian firm GP Design. The bike has minimal changes to the bodywork apart from a complete respray and has been called Black Masai which mixes the older bike mechanicals with some modifications to the bodywork, a new front mudguard, some black painted ...

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FireBlade gets the best Japan, Italy and Sweden have to offer

Austin Lindberg, 11 April 2011 10:16

This bike started life as a CBR900RR-Y Honda FireBlade. After a crash at a track day, it fell into the hands of eBike Parts’ Chris Turvey and nine months later, this is the result. And if it inspires you, there are plenty of Honda Fireblades for sale! Little of the original remains. The front end is largely lifted off various Aprilia Tuonos, ...

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CR&S DUU orders now being taken

Liam Marsden, 31 March 2011 16:03

Back in November 2009 Italian specials firm CR&S unveiled the DUU, and now they're taking orders, although the entire 2011 production of 130 has already been sold. The CR&S DUU is powered by a two litre V-twin engine and each bike will be built to the customer's specification at the factory in Milan, Italy. If you'd like a DUU, you'll ...

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Gallery: Best of British customs

MCN, 11 March 2011 17:24

The London International Custom Bike Show at the Alexandra Palace might have been lacking in terms of vendors. But the motorcycles on display showed the type of ingenuity and engineering that puts Britain right at the top of the custom bike world. Here's our pick of the bunch, and to find out the details of the bikes, pick up a ...

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The Green Hornet’s custom Harley

Phil West, 21 January 2011 17:29

Honda might be making a commemorative green Hornet, but that’s not the only special bike to come out of Cameron Diaz’s latest flick, The Green Hornet. This special customised Harley V-Rod features in the superhero film as ridden by the hero’s sidekick, Kato. Kato is played by Asian music superstar Jay Chou while the bike itself features a chopped rear fender, ...

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Factory-sponsored Ducati and Moto Guzzi concepts

Pierre Galpin, 22 July 2010 17:25

Three students from the European Design Institute of Turin have worked in partnership with Ducati and Moto Guzzi to create these concepts. Simon Buonpensiere and Daniele Mazzon's design is based on the Ducati Hypermotard and Emmanuel Baptism's the Moto Guzzi Griso. The partnerships were offered to the most talented students of the prestigious institute's three-year postgraduate course in Transportation Design. ...

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The 'Nasty' Suzuki Gladius

Pierre Galpin, 07 July 2010 12:29

The Italian GP Design have reviewed the lines of the Suzuki Gladius to mimic the look of a sporty supermoto. Find a Suzuki Gladius for sale The 'Nasty' prototype is equipped with new handlebars with handguards, a new taller seat in alcantara, an aftermarket exhaust and a supermoto bashguard. Read the Suzuki Gladius for sale But the real innovation is a ...

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