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Back to front, upside down 2000cc triple!

Chris Newbigging, 14 January 2011 12:25

No, it’s not a computer mock-up – that engine really is upside down! And it’s going in to small-scale production too.  The Nembo Super 32 Rovescio is the brainchild of Italian designer Daniele Sabatini, who was inspired by the style of air-cooled engines but wanted the inverted cylinder design of World War II plane engines too. “I like air-cooled motors ...

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Roland Sands reveals finished Harley-Davidson XR1200 café racer

Chris Newbigging, 06 May 2010 15:50

Roland Sands’ latest project, a café racer, has been unveiled for the first time on his blog. Only the basics of Harley-Davidson’s weighty street-tracker remain – the rest has been thrown away and replaced with a selection of performance and cosmetic upgrades selected by the Californian former 250 racer. At the front is a set of Ohlins forks carrying radial ...

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£20,000 James Dean tribute Harley Fat Boy

Chris Newbigging, 30 April 2010 12:55

If you have enough money, you can have anything you want. If the object of your desires is a custom Harley styled like the Porsche Spyder that killed James Dean, star of iconic movie ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, then Shaw Speed and Custom is the place to spend your cash.  Everything on the Spyder is about the attitude – the riding ...

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Shaw Harley-Davidson opens Speed and Custom shop

Chris Newbigging, 19 February 2010 09:23

Shaw Harley-Davidson in East Sussex has opened its new Speed and Custom shop for owners looking to modify their Hogs. Harley-Davidson's for sale The Lewes-based Harley main dealer says it's looking to give Harley buyers the VIP treatment when it comes to building the bike they want - genuine Harley-Davidson accessories and Roland Sands Design are part of the service ...

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Roland Sands' Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter

Chris Newbigging, 31 December 2009 12:20

This is how a top custom motorcycle builder raises cash for charity – building a slick Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade streetfighter to auction! LA-based custom bike builder and former 250GP racer Roland Sands is well known for custom and sportsbike-based one-offs alike. This Fireblade-based naked is one of his more restrained transformations, but it’s still a great-looking motorcycle that proves that ...

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Roland Sands' fat-tyred Ducati 1098: picture gallery

Chris Newbigging, 23 December 2009 11:34

In the December 16 issue of MCN we have the full story for Roland Sand’s cool fat-tyred Ducati 1098 – and here online you can see it in all its glory. We couldn’t fit the full image gallery in the paper, so we’ve uploaded them here for your viewing pleasure. Highlights of the motorcycle are a custom swingarm, 250-section rear ...

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LCR Playboy Honda replica Fireblade

Chris Newbigging, 13 August 2009 16:17

French paint shop AD Koncept has transformed the dull-looking Fireblade in to a slick LCR Playboy Honda MotoGP replica. The new paint is the instant eye-grabber, but AD Koncept has sunk £15,000 worth of work in to the bike to give it the performance to match the style. Standard bodywork is retained with the addition of a genuine Honda seat ...

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Special: The Bumble B-King

Chris Newbigging, 13 August 2009 16:09

West London Suzuki is offering a limited run of ‘Bumble B-King’ specials with a Transformers-inspired paint job. The unique paint is the work of Surrey paint shop Altamura, who took inspiration from the ‘Bumblebee’ transformer which is based on a Chevrolet Camaro car. A B-King was also used in the film too, so the two were combined to make the ...

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Jack Lilley 50th Anniversary Bonneville revealed

Chris Newbigging, 01 May 2009 15:07

Triumph dealer Jack Lilley is selling this one-off Triumph Bonneville T100 to celebrate the Middlesex dealer's 50th anniversary. The fuel tank and mudguards have been chromed with black/gold detailing, with Jack Lilley's signature on the side panel. His grandson Dave Lilley, who now runs the business, told MCN: "2009 is our 50th year in business, so to celebrate I have ...

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Tamworth Yamaha's Abarth FZ-1 beater

Chris Newbigging, 01 January 2009 00:00

A UK dealer has revealed a special FZ-1 boasting a near-identical specification to the one-off Abarth FZ-1 shown last year. Tamworth Yamaha created this particular Fiat Yamaha-liveried FZ-1 for shop Managing Director Jonathan King, and boasts all of the top-notch parts you might expect. The chassis was the standout feature of the Abarth Assetto Corse FZ-1, and Tamworth Yamaha’s machine ...

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