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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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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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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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Drunk drivers less dangerous than texters

Michael Carroll, 18 September 2008 11:24

Drivers who write text messages at the wheel are more dangerous than those who drive while drunk or on drugs, according to research from the RAC Foundation. The skills of 2000 motorists aged 18-24 were assessed on a Transport Research Laboratory simulator. The tests showed their reaction times fell by 35% when sending a text, compared to research into drink ...

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Dickerson’s Vincent Rapide to be auctioned

Michael Carroll, 17 September 2008 11:13

The Vincent Rapide ridden by land speed record chaser Marty Dickerson is due to be auctioned in Los Angeles in October. The American took two Class C land-speed records at Bonneville on his Rapide, which was nicknamed the Blue Bike, achieving a top speed of 141.72mph in 1952, and 147.56 mph in 1953.  The bike is one of the lots ...

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Local dialect used in speed signs

Michael Carroll, 03 September 2008 13:25

Locals from a Norfolk village are investing in anti-speeding signs with a difference, by wording messages in local dialect, a report in the Daily Telegraph states. Residents of Wiveton hope the Slow You Down sign will help cut crashes in their village, while being more in-keeping with the surroundings than conventional signs.  

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Peugeot Speedfights reduced by £200

Michael Carroll, 03 September 2008 09:49

Peugeot has cut £200 off the price of its 50cc Speedfight scooters in a bid to cash in on growing demand for motorcycles caused by high fuel prices. View Peugeot scooters for sale The LR model is now priced at £1,629, while the limited edition Ultimate and R-Cup models now cost £1,729. The Speedfight features a two-stroke engine, and 180mm ...

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