Monday, 30 November 2009

Caption Comp

With Paul 'Diverse' Wilkinson's astounding forced-induction Honda vee twin being succesful at both Fighterama and the NEC International Motorcycle Show's Custom Xtreme display, we thought it worthy of a caption competition...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Crossbow Calendars

Those of you who have been trying to purchase the new Crossbow Calendar from their website may have encountered some problems, due to their dot com website going haywire.
Fortunately, there is an alternative, as you can visit (or just click on here) or. for a quick fix, phone direct on 0208 669 6400.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

To The NEC...

Today is set-up day for the Carole nash International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham's NEC, so we're off to sort out the Custom Xtreme exhibit, and our own merchandise stand, today.
Custom Xtreme will be displaying some of the finest British custom motorcycles of the last year, with half the exhibit being dedicated to streetfighters, the other half covering chops, bobbers, trikes and lowriders of the Back Street Heroes persuasion.
'Our' side includes such stunning creations as Paul Bainbridge's single-sided FireBlade (as featured in SF190), the ultra-slammed 'Busaboy' Hayabusa from the new issue, 'Diverse' Paul's new forced induction beastie fresh from its class win at Fighterama, Streetfighters' tech contributor Yantosh's mental turbo Gixer, Stu Yates' astounding Gixer / H2 that you may have seen in the Streetfighters special edition 'Global Pandemic' (out now!), a unique nitrous Gixer Thou, and loads more.
Custom Xtreme is in Hall 2, and we're on stand CX5.

Diverse Paul's beastie (above) won Best Special at Fighterama.

Paul Bainbridge's single-sider (rear and front!) Blade.

Press and trade day is tomorrow, Thursday 26th, and the show is open to the general public from Friday.
More details on the show from NEC Bike Show

Monday, 23 November 2009

Helmet Stand

Stuck for somewhere to put your helmet when you go to a bike show?
Simple, just take advantage of the new Yamaha aftermarket accessory, the Helmo-rack XL. It comes complete with panniers large enough to take enough sandwiches to feed the five thousand, and fits all 1990s Yamaha sportsbike (note, matt black paint optional).

Friday, 20 November 2009

Turbo Duke

Another video to tide you through the weekend...

This one is an astounding turbocharged Ducati Hypermotard and, although the video is a bit fuzzy, there's plenty more pics and details at Motorcycle builders forum

V8 Monowheel

A video of the McLean V8 Monowheel being test ridden. Apparently this thing is road legal in the States and does over 50mph, which is pretty terrifying.

And you'l be happy to know that the incident at the end of the video didn't result in any serious injuries....

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Eek! How scary is this?

In the first round of qualifying at the AMA Dragbike Finals in Valdosta, Georgia, Korry Hogan on the Dryden/Hogan/Alwine Top Fuel bike had a scary time when the Fueler made a scary move at the top end, sending Korry into the wall. Despite the impact he stayed aboard and completed the run, despite aborting at 5.1 secs he ran the quarter in a storming 5.88 secs!

However, after the scary ride and some over-night reflection Korry annnounced his decision to retire from Top Fuel Bike, citing family concerns as the reason... Whether he'll return to his former home in Funnybike remains to be seen.

Big. And Fast!

And on display at the Carole Nash International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham's NEC from next Thursday.

Built by Alan Millyard - well known for his multi-cylinder Kawasaki two strokes, and a vee eight Zed Thou and a vee twelve Z13 - using a huge eight litre Dodge Viper ten cylinder engine making 500bhp, the whole bike was built in Alan's shed! With over 1000 road miles under his belt, Millyard took the bike for top speed testing at Bruntingthorpe, where the colossus hit an impressive 207mph!
Although there are plans for a limited run of bikes, this is the only one currently in existence, so MCN's claim of it being the world's fastest production bike are somewhat innacurate. Still feckin' mental though!
You can see the beast on the Carole Nash stand (2C20) at the NEC from Friday 27th November to Sunday December 6th.

Pics courtesy of Stephen Millyard

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

If Only...

... assembling a bike was as easy as this!

Mind you, you'd have to take it all apart again anyway, and do it properly, with no fairing, better bars and some engine tuning.
And yes, we were shown this by the BSH Bloggist...

Want.. need... must have...

Although it is only of 125cc, just think what this bike would be like with a 690cc Duke motor!

It's KTM's latest design prototype, and it'll be on display at the Carole Nash International Motorcycle Show at Birmingham's NEC from next Thursday (November 26th)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


Just a quick teaser pic from last weekend's Burn out competition at Fighterama... more pics in issue 193 and probably here on the blog soon too...

Monday, 16 November 2009

Back again...

The Streetfighters travelling circus has returned from the jaunt to Germany, and 'Hoop Ear the African Queen' (copyright Das Driver) is also back on British shores. But our heads are fuzzy and we're very tired. More later.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Off To Kalkar...

... the van is loaded - with SF merchandise and Diverse Paul's all-new, previously unseen, really-quite-radical forced-induction beastie - the bags are packed, the Collins pocket English-German dictionary is in my jacket and there's just a quick jaunt to the post office to get some Euros, then we're on our way to Fighterama!
Oh, hang on a mo, where's my passport...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Monster Paint

Organised by Ducati themselves, this was an online competition designed to get Ducati Monster owners to add a little bit of extra flair and style to their bikes...
As could be expected from the Italians, a few of them went over the top, but there's some beautiful paint schemes and some clever ideas illustrated amongst the pics.
We especially like the 'time' and 'pasta' themes, and the glow-in-the-dark one is awesome...
Cool Monsters

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Beck Blog

ACU ProStock champ, and first European to run 7.0s in the categrory, Dave Beck has started his own blog, courtesy of Eurodragster.
Detailing the progress of the bike that is due to replace his record-breaking, Kosman-chassied 'Stocker, Dave will be showing just how much dedication, determination and drive are required as he heads back into European competition in 2010.
Becky blog
And, for those of you who aren't aware of Dave's history in drag racing, there's a neat little article on that'll tell you everything you need to know. More on Beck

Like a Real Museum...

... only smaller.
Although the wide world tend to think of the English being eccentrics, it's not just Brits that have a tendency to the absurd... take, for example, the number of 'Biggest In The World' things in the western American states (Biggest corn, clam, chess set, chair - and that's just the 'c's... see here )but the French also have an abiity to baffle common sense...
The Miniature Motorcycle Museum isn't a museum that happens to be very small so doesn't hold many bikes, but is actually a museum of miniature motorcycles - models, and it's quickly apparent that the world of motorcycle models is far bigger than just the Tamiya range of plastic two wheelers...
Little Bike Museum

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Early Days...

Those of you who have had their interest piqued by the pics from the early issues of Streetfighters in the historical feature in the new 'Global Pandemic' special issue of SF may like to have a breeze over to the Disturbing The Peace forums and have a look at their 'Blast from the past' threads...

Friday, 6 November 2009


Don't forget kiddies, it's just one week to go until the event that is probably the world's most important as far as stretfighters are concerned - Fighterama.
Held in a converted nuclear power plant in Kalkar, on the western border of Germany, and thus rather convenient for those people travelling from Calais, the event will showcase the very best of German streetfightered bikes and aftermarket parts (just the array of bodywork available is a total mind-fuck). There'll be a show bike display, dozens of aftermarket manufacturers and professional bike builders, clothing, a stunt show, a burn out pit, girly dancers, and of course the Streetfighters stand, plus all the lunacy that occurs when dozens of german 'fighter fans are in proximity of alcohol...
More details from Fighterama

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Fighting Talk 190

These days, with the streetfighter movement really snowballing in Australia and the United States, as well as across mainland Europe and even further afield, international bikes are coming in thick and fast. And these aren’t lacklustre second-rate copies, with faded colours and some bloke going for a wee halfway through like the DVDs you buy on the beach on Koh Phangan, but full-on proper streetfighters with their own original features and quite often a recognisable ‘national style’...

Read the full transcript in SF190, in the shops now...

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Ain't No Yank...

But it is a V8, and is is of rather a large capacity, for a bike engine at least.
Showcased by Holeshot Racing at last month's Extreme Performance Bike Weekend, the engine is essentially a pair of siamesed Hayabusa engines, joined at the hip.
The eight cylinder motors have already been used in a number of other applications (yup, cars) but this is the first time we've seen it in a bike - it's a Funny Bike style chassis, but is yet to ahve the rest of the engine's drive train in place. This particular engine uses two big bored 1400cc Busa top ends, so is of an impressive 2800cc capacity. More details from Holeshot

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Winter Ride?

Although, at the time of writing, the northern sub-office is bathing in bright Autumnal sunshine, we all know that the weather's going to be taking a turn for the worse any day now, and many people have already taken their bike off the road for the next bout of over-winter tinkering and modifying. Those that continue to ride invariably use a dull 'winer hack' (summat tedious like a CB125 or GS500), but here's an idea for those that want something slightly more exciting as a winter plaything - after all, we don't get much snow in the UK so a snowmobile is out of the question...

Monday, 2 November 2009

Back Again...

... and online.
You lucky subscribers should have received SF190 this morning, and the extra special issue - Global Pandemic - is whizzing off the printers' presses as we speak.
And now we get stuck straight into SF191!