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Bullet bobber on a budget

bloomonkey, 24 December 2012 16:06

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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Suzuki GS750 cafe racer

jeroen klaassens, 16 November 2012 13:54

In july 2011 I purchased a 1977 Suzuki GS750. Since then I have transformed the bike into a cafe racer. The engine is stock (65,000km). I made my own exhaust, seat, brackets, did all the welding jobs, resprayed the frame (removed all the unnecessary parts), rebuilt the forks and the calipers. The battery sits where the centre stand was. I used imitation ...

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My Yamaha YZR500 Norick Abe replica

Wolfgang Hromada, 09 November 2012 20:17

I am from Austria. I have built a replica of Norick Abe´s 1999 YZR500 based on a Yamaha RD500 engine. Modifications and one-off parts are a long list, it took me six years to complete the bike.  Some of the photos attached also show a similar bike of a friend of mine, this is Checa´s YZR500 based on a stock RZ500 chassis.

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My custom 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800

Jim Halbert, 05 August 2011 07:26

I traded an old BMW for this '96 Kawasaki Vulcan 800. I thought it looked like a good candidate for a chop job, so over time this is what I did. I stripped it and sold off the good parts on Ebay. I then picked up junk parts to assemble what you see. It includes an old Harley police seat ...

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My Fightspree

Robert, 16 April 2011 07:20

Just noticed a story on MCN about a streetfightered Fireblade from and it's very similar to the one I built last year! Check out mine. In brief it's a 1994 Blade frame and engine, 2007 GSX-R rear end, 2005 GSX-R forks, VFR800 swingarm with Elka shock and big rear wheel. Airbrushing inspired by the Hanspree world is called Fightspree.

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1998 Honda Hornet street racer

Richard Brown, 02 January 2011 16:10

This started life as a standard 1998 Honda Hornet and I transformed it over a couple of years. The modifications include: Kawasaki ZX-10R front end, Kawasaki Z750 rear wheel, Ohlins shock, Yamaha R1 swingarm bracing was welded to the original Hornet swingarm, a carbon seat unit from a Honda Fireblade. I made the the subframe after cutting the rear off ...

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Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

Richard, 13 October 2010 10:41

The Kettle Club will have its usual high standard of bikes on display at the Classic Bike show this weekend at Stafford. Launching its 2011 Calendar it will have two stunning Kettles that have just been finished in time for the show. They first appeared at The Kettle Club's two-stroke Tuesday track day event at Oulton Park at the end of ...

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BMW meets Mad Max

Phil Yates, 09 February 2010 16:56

Thought you might like to see my BMW K1200r. In most peoples eyes it's a bit of a "Marmite Bike", you either love it or you hate it. In my case, I absolutely love it. I originally had a standard K1200r in silver and grey and the first thing I thought of doing once I'd bought it, was to start ...

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World's fastest scooter!

dave hoy, 02 June 2009 21:57

On the 30/05/2009 we at TDR Scooters rocked up at santa pod raceway and ran a standing start 1/4 in 11.9037 at 108.27 mph. This was backed up on the same day with an 11.9760 at 105.73 mph, thus beating the curent world record for a single cylinder 178 cc fully automatic twist and go scooter!

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My modified Honda Blackbird

Howard Abel, 01 June 2009 20:32

I have modded my 2001 Honda CBR1100-XX to replicate the Technical Sports Racing bikes in Japan. All of the best possible items have been used. I hope the pictures speak for themselves.


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