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12 Nov 2014

Sid Leitch's latest video: his 750 JAP-engined Matchless: Click on "HD" for best quality version.

Post by Alexandra Leitch.

8 Nov 2014

New Brough Superior SS100 2015 model: available in 3 finishes: Traditional; Full Black; Titanium.



New Matchless "Model X Reloaded" unveiled at the Milan Show:


Matchless is now owned by the Italian Malenotti family, who owned Belstaff recently. The bike has a 1916cc S&S engine and some interesting innovations, which are demonstrated in the second video below.


Matchless website: http://modelxreloaded.matchlesslondon.com/

More Info:


2 Nov 2014

I spoke to one of the directors of the national Motorcycle Museum yestarday and discovered that the Temple Anzani racer (that was destroyed in the fire in 2003) is being restored and should be back on display in 6 months... Spring 2016!

22 Oct 2014

JABSAWOCKY - the full build story...This article was prepared for Classsic Bike, to go alongside a piece by Rupert Paul, but in the end, they needed the space so Rupe extended his piece instead...JABSAWOCKY

Here is the video of the first start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9_X3SUu7yE


Here are some of the the rather nice shots taken by Matt Roberts, some of which were used in the Classic Bike article of September 2014:






20 Oct 2014



1922 Matchless-MAG 998cc Special


17 Oct 2014

North London Garage Replica PART 10


Here is the final instalment of Pavel Malanik's huge NLG - JAP replica:


...and here is the whole series of 10 parts (N.B.: Part 1 is on p.2)



24 Sep 2014

Mcevoy Anzani first start-up (thanks to Antero)




Sat 21 Sep 2014

PREVIEW: Pavel Malanik's JAP is finished except for the tank decals! ref: Saxonia 100


A Suzuki Fiero 300cc made from two 150cc engines:

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source: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorbikes/2947-twin-cylinder-enfield-2.html


Sat 30 Aug 2014

FINALLY, My own v-twin creation is ready for your perusal. It is called JABSAWOCK. It is a 1927 1000cc sidevalve JAP engine in a 1938 BSA M20 frame. It features in a 5-page article in the new September 2014 issue of Classic Bike magazine - back issues available here: http://www.classicbike.co.uk/ (But, as mentioned above), here is my own aritcle on the build: .JABSAWOCKY


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Bill Higginson has fitted a new tank to his Norton Superior. It is larger and sits higher to show more engine. Now the bike looks like a long-lost Norton prototype! Thanks to Bill for the pics.

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Rick Parkington's build blogs for his 1921 680cc Martinsyde v-twins




Here's another Martinsyde from a Bonhams auction:

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Norcati 750ss with modified wideline Norton Featherbed frame, made by Phil Cotton in Cumbria. Currently for sale along with his house, business, frame jigs, workshop. See http://www.philclassic.co.uk/ and http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C487513#

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Here's another Norcati v-twin:

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A Viscount Vincent Norvin:



A rather beautiful example of Aniket Vardhan's Enfield Musket, apparently 1120cc:

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Koehler Escoffier with fishtails:

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New Imperial engine (National Motorcycle Museum):..............................................and Moto Guzzi inline v-twin:

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Rare Rudge:



Another Harmless (Harley-with Matchless top ends):




In Indonesia, they are making all sorts of v-twin creations by splicing 2 singles together:

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Here's another one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/62117841@N02/15009879976/

Hang on a minute! Thats not a v-twin, its a W-triple! Here are close-up pics:

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and here is the link: http://www.psychoengine.in/archives/36


At Psychoengine, there are 2 interesting examples...the "CB v-twin":

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and the "Vespa v-twin 4-stroke":

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At this blogspot http://mayaks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/honda-cb-v-twin-mesin-scorpio-500cc.html a Honda CB125 has had two lots of Yamaha 225cc Scorpion top ends put on it to make a 500cc v-twin!

A translated page can be found at this link: https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmayaks.blogspot.co.uk%2F2013%2F04%2Fhonda-cb-v-twin-mesin-scorpio-500cc.html&edit-text=&act=url

Donor top-end from this Yamaha Scorpion .......................................and here is the result:

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and here it is having the guts revved out of it:


Here it is finished with murals :

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More pics here: http://mayaks.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/foto-honda-cb-vtwin-scorpio-500cc.html

a more comprehensive page here: http://mayaks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/modifikasi-honda-cb-ri-1-v-twin-scorpio.html

here is the translation:


At Daeng Custom they have made a 600cc W-triple from 3 Yamaha 200 top ends on a Honda GL 100 crankcase:

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On this page http://pijar-cb.blogspot.co.uk/2012_10_01_archive.html

a Honda "Tiger Revo 200cc" is converted to a 400cc v-twin:


and a Honda CB100 is converted to a 400cc v-twin:


and here is yet another version:


source: http://www.daengcustom.com/2013/07/bts-vidioshoot.html

Other crazy engines:




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