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BMW accessory firm Wunderlich has released details of its 'Green Hell' R nineT Scrambler Kit inspired by the motorcycles campaigned by BMW in the late 1970s International Six Days Trial events (ISDTs). Features include a "vintage style TT headlight surround", an abbreviated yellow fly-screen, height-adjustable "Six Days handlebars", adjustable brake and clutch levers, "Clear Protect" hand guards, wire-spoked wheels, brushed aluminium mudguards front and rear, and a compact brushed aluminium number plate holder. And if you want even more features, consider the "vintage style tubular steel sub-frame", Monza fuel filler cap, the crash bars, the LED auxiliary lights, the header pipe protectors and the suspension upgrade kits. We've run out of space talking about this, so just visit www.nippynormans.com and fill in the blanks. Looks good. Looks expensive.

 

MOTORCYCLE NEWS

August 2017

 

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1977 MV Agusta

 

Rare 1977 MV Agusta

 

This is the last and the largest of the MV 4-cylinder racers. Who says so? Mecum Auctions in the USA which will be offering for sale this rare 1977 piece of sex-on-wheels. The factory-built motorcycle is one of just 27 based upon the superlative 850SS platform. The legendary tuner Arturo Magni was the driving force behind these world championship winning projectiles, each of which was capable of hitting 150mph with aplomb, and to this day capable of waking grown men from their slumbers with the echo of that timeless MV Agusta roar. Notable features include a hand-formed race fairing and bodywork; a hand-formed aluminium fuel tank; magnesium wheels; Lockheed front brake calipers; Dell Orto SS31 carburettors; a dry clutch; magneto ignition; a Magni chain-drive conversion; a 14,000 RPM tachometer and a very short fuse.

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2018 Indian Scout Bobber

 

Truncating the mudguards, lowering the ride an inch or two, fitting fat tyres and calling a motorcycle "a bobber" doesn't actually make it a bobber. But you can't tell that to Indian Motorcycles (or Triumph for that matter). Bobbers are still very much in fashion, and there's a lot of money to be had out of the B-word. For 2018, Indian has put a (slightly) new twist on its existing 1,133cc/69 cubic inch liquid-cooled V-twin Scout platform with this new offering that, we hear, will be in UK dealerships before the end of 2017. At 561lbs (255kg), this steamroller is trying desperately to look "the part", except that "the part" has been so diluted that bobberism is now almost meaningless. In short, it's not actually much of a street hotrod (which is what a bobber is supposed to be), not with all that lard to tote around. [More....]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ninja 650/Z650 new colour

 

When you hack through the press release hype, the simple story is that the Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Kawasaki Z650 have been liveried in new colours for the 2018 riding season.

 

Here's the skinny:

 

Ninja 650 - 2018 model

Pearl Storm Grey with Ebony

Candy Plasma Blue and Ebony

 

Z650 - 2018 model

Metallic Spark Black

Candy Lime Green with Metallic Spark Black

Metallic Matte Covert Green and Metallic Flat Spark Black

 

Additionally, European bikers can expect the arrival of the Ninja 650 Tourer featuring genuine engine guards, a gel tank pad, protective knee pads, a high windscreen and soft panniers (c/w mounting frames). [More...]

 

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"Live to ride, and ride to live." Amen to that, brother...

 

EAT SLEEP RIDE REPEAT T-shirt 19.99

 

This the second edition of these Bobber T-shirts, and they're different from edition one which were printed on grey. Why the change? Well, we received numerous email enquiries asking if we had these tees on black. So eventually we relented and changed the colour (ya gotta keep the customer satisfied, are we right?). Anyway, these shirts sell fast. The new batch is here, but they won't last long. To get yours while it's going, click on the image or the button below. You never know when the production fairy will call it a day...

 

 

 

 

 

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