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An XJR that RoCkS

Ped Baker, 13 September 2013 15:54

This is the latest stunning cafe racer from the Portuguese outfit it RoCkS bikes. Called Sunburn, the bike is based around a 1997 Yamaha XJR1200. Builders Osvaldo & Alexandre set to work with a mission to reduce the XJR's weight and size, throwing away pretty much every part of the bike except for the engine, a small part of the frame and the swingarm. ...

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MCN Built In Britain: Show off your bike!

MCN Staff, 22 July 2013 17:41

The hunt is on for the finest bikes in the country as entries roll in for the 2013 Built in Britain competition Entries have been flooding in for the 2013 Built in Britain competition – an annual event launched by Carole Nash and MCN to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Entry cut off is August 9, so don’t ...

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2013 AMD Freestyle Champion Rondine up close

Ped Baker, 14 May 2013 16:02

Irish custom bike builders Medaza Cycles took top honours last weekend at the AMD World Custom Bike Building Championships in Germany with this stunning Guzzi powered creation called Rondine. Based around a single cylinder 500cc Nuovo Falcone engine, the bike features hand formed aluminium bodywork, a scratch built frame and an innovative girder fork that started life as a V-Rod ...

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1921 Velocette boardtracker rocks Ally Pally

Gary Pinchin, 09 March 2012 12:08

This Nick Gale-built Velocette boardtracker was the star of the London International Classic and Custom Bike Show at Alexandra Palace this year, even though it's still a work in progress! Wembley-based custom bike builder Gale took a 1921 Clyno - an old Coventry marque - and shoehorned a 1936 Velocette MAC and 1920s three-speed Albion gearbox into a space once ...

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Classic Norton Commando flies flag for St George

Sam Loveridge, 03 February 2012 14:10

Built entirely from new parts, this bespoke Norton Commando is the product of a partnership between Northampton Norton specialist Mick Hemmings and deeply patriotic customer Nick Gosse. Hemmings spent nearly a year building the red and white tribute, the first in a series of vehicles Gosse has planned that exemplify the “iconic image of the ‘spirit of St. George’”. The ...

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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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Destination dealer: Celebrate 40 years with Fraser's

MCN, 22 June 2011 15:45

ADVERTISING PROMOTION This year Fraser's of Gloucester will be celebrating its 40th year with its biggest ever open weekend on Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 June. Owner Neal Fraser said : "Guy Martin, Tommy Bridewell, Larry Carter, Chesca Miles and the MCN babes will be there to name but a few. We will also be offering some exclusive clothing and ...

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Competition time: Win tickets to NGCC Biker Bash!

MCN, 27 May 2011 14:58

Want to party with one of Britain’s best known custom bike builders? Nick Gale Custom Cycles are giving away a pair of tickets to their upcoming Biker Bash. The custom bike and hotrod show kicks off on Saturday 4th June, featuring prizes for the best in category, live music, free camping, a shooting range with "weapons handling", live music, kickboxing ...

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Deus unveil the Café Scorpio

Ped Baker, 19 May 2011 13:33

The Café Scorpio is the latest too-cool-for-skool, flat track inspired machine to emerge from the Deus workshops. This time said workshop is on the beautiful paradise island of Bali instead of the main HQ in Sydney, Australia. Starting life as a Yamaha Scorpio 225, the Deus team have given the project the usual brand of Deus cool, bolting on polished ...

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Best of British customs

John Westlake, 04 March 2011 17:09

The London International Custom Bike Show at the Alexandra Palace might have been lacking in terms of vendors – the main hall looking very sparse for what should be a prestigious show – but the motorcycles on display showed the type of ingenuity and engineering that puts Britain right at the top of the custom bike world. In MCN next ...

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