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Mini-crosser copper crash

Rob Hull, 20 April 2007 07:00

This short clip of a female police officer careering into a filing cabinet only hit YouTube a month ago and has already had over 37,000 hits. The video, claimed to be of a Belgian police force by the individual who posted the clip, shows the woman revving the mini-crosser in the office before taking off towards the cabinet and flipping ...

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UK's shortest yellow line

Rob Cooper, 17 April 2007 11:22

An 18 inch yellow line has been painted between two parking bays in Highbury, North London. The line, roughly the length of one motorcycle wheel, is to separate the public parking bay from the resident’s bay. Council chiefs insist that no one has received a ticket so far.

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Cops on minibikes

Andy Downes, 11 April 2007 12:19

The combination of police and minibikes usually revolves around teenagers being served with ASBOs – but this is Durham police’s own fleet of fully-liveried minimotos! The force has created the BikeWise Minibike Club to try and cut down on the number of minimotos being ridden illegally on the road or on public land. Sgt Bob Brown said: “We’ve had so much ...

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Red sheep entertain drivers

Rob Hull, 07 April 2007 05:30

A farmer has decided to “brighten things up” for motorists on the M8 in West Lothian by painting his flock of sheep red. The sheep, which graze in a field next to the road, have caused a stir with passers-by according to farmer Andrew Jack. ”The dyes are obviously animal friendly and we are now considering replacing them with pink sheep ...

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Burning sensation for Brough owner

Rob Hull, 06 April 2007 09:00

£32,000 for a bike is a lot – you’re looking at Desmosidici RR and Honda NR750’s for that sort of money. But a telephone bidder at the end of March decided he wanted to spend his £32K on the charred remains of a 1920’s Brough Superior SS80. The Ledbury salesroom were gob smacked when the telephone bid came through for ...

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Hammond's "truly terrible" music debut

Andy Downes, 12 March 2007 11:30

Richard Hammond is joining his fellow Top Gear stars in a band for Comic Relief this Friday in what he describes as a “truly f**king terrible performance”. MCN columnist Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May are barred from revealing any further information about the Comic Relief performance because they don’t want to spoil this surprise part of Top Gear of the ...

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Top Gear slashes Ducati

MCN, 19 February 2007 13:19

MCN columnist Richard Hammond has vowed to keep on trying to get bikes on the Top Gear cool wall despite co-host Jerermy Clarkson taking a chainsaw to a picture of a Ducati 1098 on Sunday. Hammond wanted to make the 1098 the first bike to be included on the wall in the show aired on Sunday, February 18, 2007, but ...

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Cutting edge of biking

MCN, 16 January 2007 15:51

Ever wanted to hear what a chainsaw powered motorcycle sounds like? Check out this clip of the German Dolmar bike powered by 24 chainsaw engines – all of which need to be started individually. Click here to listen

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£1500 to beat a GSX-R!

Angus Farquhar, 30 November 2006 12:31

The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We’ve got the video to show they can. Click the screen below to follow the hilarious exploits of three MCN road-testers as they try to prove that £1500 will get you a bike that is almost as fast as the latest ...

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