Beast Master

Andy Marsden likes his V-twins, and he’s not afraid to mix, match or manufacture anything he chooses to create his ideal hardcore cafe racer

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Fitting Tribute

Jason Plunkett’s striking SP-2 is an unashamed homage to two towering figures of the late 20th Century world motorcycling stage. The clue is in the number…

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The Zen of Zed

Zed the Zen of Mick Beardmore is a patient man. He spent a while meditating on the build, then two years getting his sanctuary-style Z1-A to this (almost) finished stage

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Green Geenie

Matthew Hall spent two and a half years bringing his spellbinding vision of an Eddie rep to reality. He learned from a master and worked a minor miracle.

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FITKAT

Peter Harris’ Kat is cleanly put together labour of respect for his late mate Dave. It also houses one of the best-fettled big-inch GSX engines around

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I Should be so Lucky

Marco ‘Lucky’ Lucchinelli (AKA Crazy Horse) was 1981 World 500cc Champion. Sergio Giordana was a kid then, but his admiration for the champ has just grown and grown.

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Dog Has its Day

Stuart Fitton’s previously unloved VF500 is now a tasty racebike, loaded with NC30 internals and CBR6/NC cycle parts. A brilliant blend of the best of Honda.

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Fettled Kettle

Tony Edwards, it’s fair to say, is obsessed with Harris Magnums. He’d never seen a Kettleengined Magnum 2, so he set about building one. Two years (and thirty four grand later) here it is

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OHM Brew

Chris Whitworth’s ‘Yamada’ merges Yamaha power with Honda running gear - in his own frame. Here’s how this bright spark electrical engineer made it happen.

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Blue Blood

Wayne Huffer’s skills are in bodywork - and it shows. His heavily reworked Ducati ST2 is now transformed from stodgy tourer to eager cafe racer. Here’s how. HERE’S HOW…

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Laverda P12XX

Four years and umpteen grand later Jean-Louis Olive’s P12XX (Project 12) is the Jota the factory might have made. Had they not closed for business in back in 1985....

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Head Zed

Kevin Luckhurst’s 1977 Kawasaki Z1000 A1 has got to be one of the best Zeds we’ve seen so far. Original where it matters, authentic where it counts and immaculate - everywhere!

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Suzuki RF900RR

THE SUZUKI RF900’s styling was designed in a pitch black room by a drunken chimp conducting a series of experiments into the effects of poor quality acid.

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Yamaha TZR125 FIZZY

Had PS been around in 1983, we might well have done a Special Brew on Dave Greenwood’s first Fizzy. As a 17-year-old, he’d found the diddy moped woefully underpowered.

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Yamaha RD250LC

A 370cc engine conversion, a complete RGV front-end and an Aprilia RSV Mille swingarm with 60mm sawn out of it – Wayne Leach has been a busy old boy, and the results are absolutely stunning.

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Ducati 900 Imola

When you’ve just made a Rolls-Royce aeroplane engine for a Spitfire, modifying a Ducati 900SS by rebuilding the rear half of its frame and making a brand new fuel tank is obviously a breeze

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Harris Magnum 4 turbo

If you want to put in context just how long James Young has been building this Harris Magnum 4 turbo, consider this: he bought it when John Major was still Prime Minister.

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Yamzuki RGT 421 Cheetah

You can't say Sean Adams isn’t organised: he’s been planning this Special Brew for 30 years. It was back in 1986 as a young racer in the 350 Production Class that he looked on enviously as the Yamaha TZR250 came out.

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