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Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

Michael Carroll, 10 October 2008 16:07

Noriyuki Haga fans can bag this Aprilia RSV1000 with a replica of his 2002 World Superbike paintjob for just £700 more than a standard RSV. Aprilia RSV1000s for sale Peterborough dealer Taz Motorcycles is selling the bike for £7,695 on-the-road. It features a Dream Machines paintjob, and a pair of Arrow race exhausts worth £800, which includes the cost of ...

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Motorcyclists still hate Volvos… and BMWs too!

Michael Carroll, 10 October 2008 10:44

Volvos are still the most hated car on the road, a survey of British motorcyclists shows. The poll of 206 bikers by insurance firm Bennetts found that 28% of motorcyclists regard Volvo drivers as the least considerate and most dangerous on our roads, closely followed by BMWs which took 27% of the vote. Porsches were ranked third (16%), Land Rover ...

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Hairy Bikers cook up a storm at Silverstone

Michael Carroll, 02 October 2008 15:21

Simon King and Dave Myers cooked up a treat for visitors to the Tena for Men Honda hospitality suite at the Silverstone BSB round at the weekend. The Hairy Bikers demonstrated how to make the perfect salad while answering questions from the audience. They told MCN they enjoyed the event, and had been captivated by a great day of racing.

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German team build the 'world's heaviest bike'

Michael Carroll, 01 October 2008 11:47

Aprilia might be obsessed with saving weight on its new RSV4, but the Germans are bucking the trend with 4.7 tonne, tank-engines behemoth. Named Katharina die Grose, it holds the world record for being the heaviest motorcycle in the world. It was built by Mike Opara, Ingo Brandt and Tilo and Wilfried Niebel at German firm Harzer Bike Schmiede. The ...

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Yellow Honda Fireblades commemorate Steve Brogan’s win

Michael Carroll, 29 September 2008 10:28

Honda is set to release a limited run of 100 yellow Fireblades, to celebrate HM Plant rider Steve Brogan winning the British Superstock championship at Silverstone on Sunday. View 2008 Honda Fireblades for sale Brogan is set to sign and number the seat hump of every bike, and they will be available to buy at the end of October for ...

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Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

Michael Carroll, 26 September 2008 17:38

Moto Guzzi has added a new two-tone paint scheme to the colour options available for its Bellagio sports cruiser. The motorcycle can now be bought in grey and white in addition to the existing coal black colour. The two-tone bike costs £7,199 on the road, and the black version £6,999.

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BMF blasts daytime lights laws

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 17:34

The BMF has slammed a European Commission decision to fit daytime running lights (DRLs) to all new cars from 2011, claiming the move will make it harder to spot motorcycles. New laws introduced on Wednesday will require all cars and small vans made from February 2011 onwards to be fitted with dedicated DRLs, which would come on automatically when the ...

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Ewan McGregor vows to keep kids out of the spotlight

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 16:09

Ewan McGregor says he won’t let his fame spoil his children. In an interview with the Daily Express, the actor and motorcycle adventurer says that he and his wife Eve have worked hard to shield their three children from the world of celebrity, which explains why they have never appeared in the Long Way Round/Down. McGregor says it does children ...

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Monster 1100 officially unveiled

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 09:48

These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s Monster 1100 and 1100S, which are due to go on sale before Christmas. Two versions are due to be available, the standard 1100 and the 1100S. The latter features fully adjustable 43mm titanium nitride-coated Ohlins forks, and an Ohlins rear shock. Carbon fibre is used for the cam covers, exhaust end-can guards, ...

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London borough mayor passionate about motorcycles

Michael Carroll, 19 September 2008 14:30

Britain’s youngest borough mayor has a dark secret. He’s mad about motorcycles, and wants to do all he can to encourage people to ride. Andrew Johnson, 28, is the mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham borough council, but the post offers no executive powers, meaning all he can to do to punt bikes up the agenda is bend the ears of ...


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