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Dealers achieve fastest used car sales of the year in April

We at Speed Tribe have teamed up with DesperateSeller.co.uk to provide our users with access to over 250,000 used cars across the UK. Whether you have £1k to spend or you have an unlimited budget we still understand the importance of getting a real bargain.

So whatever car you’re looking for and whatever your budget you’re sure to find the car that’s right for you!

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You’ll find great deals on cheap Audi, Ford and BMW models as these are currently the most popular discounted cars in the UK. Meanwhile, Renault, Peugeot, VW and Vauxhall model cars are also widely available.

The UTV World Championship Announces Return to Lake Havasu City in 2021!

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The biggest UTV race on the planet will roar back into Arizona, October 13th – 17th! SAN DIEGO, CA – October 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The UTV World Championship announced today that […]

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Ducati chargers Kyle Wyman and Lorenzo Zanetti ready to close out 2020 in style at Laguna Seca

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SUNNYVALE, CA – October 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The 2020 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship will make its final stop at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend for the MotoAmerica Superbikes Speedfest at Monterey. […]

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Monster Energy Kawasaki Rider Eli Tomac’s New Accessorized Teryx KRX1000

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FOOTHILL RANCH, CA – October 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. rewarded Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac for winning the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship […]

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2020 MotoGP Teruel Grand Prix session timings and preview

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MotoGP completes its latest triple-header with a second consecutive race at Aragon, the first-ever Teruel Grand Prix

Retro Muscle: Motocrew’s GPZ900R is the business

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1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
There’s a lot to be said for a good old-fashioned muscle bike. And in the 1980s, the Kawasaki GPZ900R was the benchmark. It didn’t have any of the nanny state electronics we’re used to today, but the raucous, liquid-cooled DOHC four punched out 113 solid horses—and propelled the GPZ to 150 mph or more.

No wonder the producers of the original Top Gun movie selected a GPZ to star alongside Tom Cruise, who knows how to handle a bike.

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
We’ve noticed an uptick in custom GPZs lately, going right back to ICON’s ‘Old Ghost’ of six years ago. AC Sanctuary have built some brilliant restomods too, but this GPZ900R from Berlin has a completely different vibe. It’s all business—raw and stripped back

It comes from the increasingly prolific German firefighter Chris Scholtka, who runs Motocrew in his spare time. “I started the build a year and a half ago,” Chris tells us. “It should have been a low budget bike, but it escalated quickly…”

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
Chris is a Kawasaki fan and his whole family bleeds green. “I have a 1998 Ninja 600 in original condition, and a KX250F. My dad rides a Ninja 1000SX and a Ninja 900, and my girlfriend a Z550.

“The GPZ900R is a good bike for customization because of the bolt-on rear frame. In Germany, we can’t weld around the main frame—but on a GPZ the rear and main frame are in two separate pieces, so you can build a new rear frame. And the engine is powerful!”

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
The inline-four on this 1984 machine was in brilliant condition, but the hardware around it wasn’t.

So Chris started by fettling the engine, and getting it as perfect as it could be, with a light refresh. He’s added a Dynojet kit and a 4-into-1 exhaust from the German company Speed Products. With a stubby SC Project muffler attached too, Chris reckons the output is now around 130 hp.

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
“I will take the bike to a dyno to get a good setup, but the power (in combination with the roughly 20 kg weight reduction) is really nice for a bike of this age.” To get that power on tap as fast as possible, Chris has also fitted a Ducati quick-action throttle.

Chris’ next mod on the 1984-spec Ninja was the tank. “The original is too big and unshapely for my taste, so I picked up a Honda Bol d’Or [CB750F] tank, with a pop-up gas cap for a cool old school touch.”

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
Chris has ditched the somewhat dated and heavy plastic bodywork, and installed a low-key, café racer style bikini fairing, welding up a set of brackets to make it fit.

He’s also refreshed the original forks and lowered them a couple of inches for a more aggressive stance. “I could have swapped in a USD fork, but that would have blasted away the ‘low budget’ concept.”

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
Chris is not sure what the wheels are, because the previous owner installed non-standard mags. “They’re from a newer GPZ version, I think,” he says. The rubber is ZR-rated Shinko: “I ride with a 130/60-16 SR880 at front, and a 170/60-18 R006 RR at the rear.” He’s got the relevant certificates of permission from Shinko for the German TÜV authorities.

The subframe is a minimalist bolt-on loop, which Chris made himself—along with the flush-fitting seat. A friend upholstered it in Alcantara, with a diamond stitch pattern.

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
“The goal was to get a classic café racer back end—one that fits with the wide rear tire,” says Chris. “For better street road holding, I’ve used a Scrambler Ducati rear shock taken from an earlier Ducati build. I can say I recycle my parts…”

It’s not worth taking a chance on electrics that are almost four decades old, so Chris has fitted a full suite of Motogadget accessories—including turn signals, the speedo, and an RFID ignition system, all wired into an m.unit control box.

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew
While looking for a pop of color to offset the black paint on the GPZ, Chris heard about Hookie’s new ‘Frozen’ translucent silicon grips.

“I got the new grips to test before the release, so I decided to put the Hookie logo on the tank, to say thanks for the support. Hookie Co. have been a big inspiration for me from the beginning, and to get exclusive products from a company I look up to is a big honor.”

1983 Kawasaki Z550 cafe racer by Motocrew
Chris wasn’t finished there, though. He also located a 1983 Kawasaki Z550, and spent a month modding it for his girlfriend’s 27th birthday. It’s simple and effective—a new seat loop, headlight arrangement and tires, plus a general refresh.

The perfect match for the big brother GPZ900R—but probably a little less intimidating to ride.

Motocrew Instagram | Images by kylefx

1984 Kawasaki GPZ900R custom by Motocrew

Honda MotoGP team says Marquez’s injury recovery is “proceeding as planned”

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Honda has confirmed reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez’s recovery from a broken arm is “proceeding as planned” amid reports he may need a third surgery

Marquez “started to understand” why Honda MotoGP bike’s labelled as “difficult”

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Alex Marquez says he’s “started to understand” why Honda’s MotoGP bike has constantly been labelled “difficult” following his second podium last weekend at Aragon

Lingscars.com owner announces her retirement from business to travel the world – by bike

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Controversial business owner Ling Valentine is retiring from car leasing and plans to travel the world.

The Lingscars.com owner made the announcement with a YouTube video, saying she is jumping on her bike to cycle around the world.

In a Facebook post accompanying the eight-minute-long video, Valentine says she’s ‘giving’ the car leasing website to her staff, not selling it, when she retires at the end of this month.

‘I’m giving (not selling) Lingscars to my staff at the end of October …a week away… and retiring,’ the post said.

‘If you can call this retiring: I’m going to ride a bicycle around the world with my hubby, Jon.

‘Lingscars will continue to run as normal, supplying you with the best car deals and great speedy service.

‘Guy, Lily and David (my IT expert) will do a great job, I’m sure. I’m leaving them with a healthy bank balance, great customers, brilliant suppliers and super systems and of course …my lovely website.

‘They’ll still use my name and images. I hope you’ll keep ordering cars!’

In the post, she added: ‘I want to say thanks so much for your business and friendship over the last 19 years.’

Valentine said she had started a new website that will follow the pair’s bike adventure, and added: ‘It would be lovely to hear from you when I’m on my travels”

She has been a character in the industry since starting her business 19 years ago.

Along with her quirky website, she also used a nuclear missile truck as an advertising and promotional tool.

Valentine appeared on the BBC TV programme Dragons’ Den in 2007, when she famously turned down a £50,000 investment offer.

Black Cars Matter advert for Audi A4 by Lingscars.com is ruled to be irresponsible and offensive

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Zero Recall of certain SR, S, DSR, DS, FX, and FXS motorcycles

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 21, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Zero Recall: DC Converter Has Insufficient Power Output The DC-DC converter can shut off when its power capacity is exceeded, shutting off the ABS, […]

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Nissan charts new electric Ariya SUV’s development with digital magazine

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Nissan has created a digital magazine and series of videos celebrating the people behind its new Ariya SUV.

The all-electric, coupe SUV arrives next year and has already attracted interest right across Europe.

More than 10,000 people have registered their interest in the new car which will join the Leaf in Nissan’s electric car range.

The special digital magazine, called Horizon, features stories, photographs and videos behind the car’s creation from the drawing board to production reality.

Matthew Weaver, vice president of Nissan Design Europe, said: ‘Innovation is defined by looking beyond the horizon – exploring the limits of technology and creativity to realise something new and exciting. That is exactly what the design of the Nissan Ariya represents.’

Along with the digital magazine (click here to read it), Nissan has created a video series that’s available on its YouTube channel.

Nissan reveals all-electric Ariya SUV

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