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Quad-death father charged with manslaughter

Michael Carroll, 24 July 2008 09:32

The father of a seven year old girl who was killed when her quad bike collided with an oncoming vehicle was charged with manslaughter yesterday. Gary Cooke was leading his daughter Elizabeth up a country lane near their home in Blackmore, Essex, in his car, when the accident occurred last December. The driver of the other vehicle was not charged. ...

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Hein Gericke offer £200 off Alpinestars and Arlen Ness kit

Michael Carroll, 21 July 2008 15:30

Hein Gericke has slashed up to £200 off the cost of high-end Arlen Ness and Alpinestars riding kit, as part of a summer sale. Alpinestars leather suits The price of Arlen Ness’ LS1 suit has been reduced from £599.99 to £399.99. The cowhide suit features Kevlar stretch panels on the arms and legs, an aerodynamic speed hump on the back, ...

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Soldier wins Toseland’s Yamaha R1

Michael Carroll, 21 July 2008 14:43

A Yamaha R1 ridden by James Toseland during a promotional event at Silverstone has been given away by insurance firm Bennetts. See the same Yamaha R1 being ridden by James Toseland Army Sergeant Richard Green won the motorcycle, after his name was entered into the prize draw when he called Bennetts for an insurance quote. In addition to winning the ...

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Carl Fogarty to take part in Iron Butt

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:43

Carl Fogarty is set to make his return to competitive riding by taking part in the Iron Butts challenge later this year. Foggy has agreed to head up a celebrity team in the event, which aims to circumnavigate the Mediterranean Sea in 15 days, covering a distance of 7,500 miles in the process. The event is open to all riders, and ...

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Online service compares petrol prices across UK

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:26

Traffic information website Keepmoving.co.uk is preparing to launch a petrol price comparison feature tomorrow. Anti-bike petrol stations Pro-bike petrol stations The petrol comparison feature will offer users the chance to source the cheapest petrol in the UK. The Fuel Saver tool is due to be updated daily, and would offer specific details relating to the different grades of fuel on ...

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Scott Leathers still in business

Michael Carroll, 15 July 2008 16:56

Scott Leathers is still open for business, despite reports in the Sunday Telegraph that stated the company had gone bust, owner Jim Aird has told MCN. View leather suits for sale here Aird says the newspaper seems to have got confused after the firm rebranded itself as Scott Leathers, having previously been called Scott Leathers International. “We’ve restructured the company,” ...

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Insure your new Suzuki GSX-R600 for under £100

Michael Carroll, 08 July 2008 10:59

Suzuki is looking to tempt motorcyclists towards its GSX-R600 by offering a low-cost insurance deal on all 2008 models registered from July 7 onwards. Video: Suzuki unveil 2008 GSX-R600 Video: Onboard the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 The deal offers fully comprehensive insurance for £99, and is available to riders aged between 25 and 75. Suzuki GB marketing manager George Cheeseman says ...

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Manchester congestion charge exemption covers lack of parking commitment

Michael Carroll, 26 June 2008 17:07

The BMF says Manchester City Council’s plans to exempt motorcycles from its congestion plans are ineffective without a commitment to increase the number of motorcycle parking bays in the city. Local road pricing to inform Government decision on national scheme Manchester City Council announced earlier this week that motorcycles would be exempt from its £5 per day congestion charge, which ...

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Motorist attacks camera van with axe

Michael Carroll, 23 June 2008 10:44

A crazed motorist is being hunted by Australian police after he attacked a speed camera van with an axe. The unknown motorist smashed the window of the camera vehicle before fleeing the scene when the camera operator triggered an alarm. Police in Melbourne hope to use the speed camera footage to trace the motorist, who they believe was upset at ...

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John Lennon’s Monkey Bike sells for £30,000

Michael Carroll, 19 June 2008 09:58

The auction of a monkey bike once owned by John Lennon (MCN, April 23, 2008) has surpassed the reserve price set out by auction house Bonhams by a massive £22,000. Bonhams had set the reserve price for the 1970s Honda 160Z at £6,000-8000, but the bike eventually fetched £30,000 at the auction held yesterday, after fierce bidding by a pair ...

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