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Aprilia reveals official RSV4 drawing

Ben Purvis, 10 March 2008 17:32

Aprilia might have already shown its new V4 in prototype race form, but this official drawing gives a hint of how the production machine is likely to look when it appears later this year. Although the sharp-eyed will notice Aprilia has flipped the picture before adding the Aprilia badging - the chain and exhaust are on the wrong side compared ...

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Snow-going motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 15 February 2008 16:22

While we don’t quite get the winters for it in this country, this creation from Canadian firm AD Bovin is designed to turn your road bike into a snow-cycle. Although it’s not the first firm to make such a kit – replacing the rear wheel with tracks and the front with a ski – the new Explorer kit is designed ...

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Department for Transport admits motorcycle tax evasion figures “were inflated”

Ben Purvis, 14 February 2008 11:23

New tax evasion figures released today show that only 6.5 percent of bikes seen on the road during surveys are without tax – making a mockery of earlier Department for Transport reports claiming nearly 40 percent of motorcyclists dodged road tax. The report comes just three weeks after the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee singled out motorcyclists as lawbreakers, ...

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Motorcycle parking boost

Ben Purvis, 18 January 2008 14:29

Motorcyclists in Kensington and Chelsea are set to benefit from improved parking facilities. The Council has increased the capacity of free parking bays in popular visitor areas and residents will see the introduction of the first secure lockable bays for permit holders. The changes come on the back of a 120% rise in motorcycle permit holders in the Royal Borough ...

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California Superbike School rained off - in a big way!

Ben Purvis, 17 January 2008 11:37

The first California Superbike School event of 2008 suffered a dampener when the track got waterlogged. But this wasn't in the UK, or even America, but scorching Dubai! Organiser Andy Ibbott told MCN: "You would expect this to be a normal school affair with little issues other than heat for the UK instructors. Most of the students are Arabs. Dubai ...

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Speeding only minor cause of motorcycle crashes

Ben Purvis, 31 December 2007 07:00

A new Government report has once again revealed that speeding is actually only a minor cause of motorcycle accidents. The Government’s “Compendium of Motorcycle Statistics 2007” repeats earlier findings showing that exceeding the speed limit is put down as a contributory factor – and even then not necessarily as the main cause – of just four percent of bike crashes ...

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Motorcycle legend Evel Knievel's body arrives in Montana

Ben Purvis, 10 December 2007 09:58

A fireworks display accompanied the arrival of the body of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel as his hearse reached Butte, Montana last night (Sunday, December 9, 2007) in preparation for his funeral today. The motorcycle legend died on November 30 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, a condition that causes hardening of the lungs. Evel Knievel will be buried at 11am (6pm GMT) after a ...

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Robbie Maddison dedicates new world record jump attempt to Knievel

Ben Purvis, 07 December 2007 14:42

In an email, stunt rider Robbie Maddison has said his forthcoming world record attempt will be dedicated to Evel Knievel.See the email text below: After returning to the U.S. from Australia where I was promoting my upcoming record jump attempts, I had sadly learned of the passing of the man who originally inspired me, Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel. He captivated me ...

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Video: Med Hughes: “We are expected to abide by the law”

Ben Purvis, 05 December 2007 16:46

This video clip of shamed top traffic cop Med Hughes shows him preaching about the benefits of speed cameras – just a month before he was nabbed by a camera himself. He was caught on camera in May, and banned today for 42 days for doing 90mph on an A road. The clip was recorded in April for the DVD: ...

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Evel Knievel's heirs set to lose fortune

Ben Purvis, 04 December 2007 17:05

Evel Knievel's heirs could be out of pocket after former Knievel biographer Sheldon Saltman has finished with the stunt legend’s legacy. Knievel attacked him with a baseball bat in September 1977, having taken a dim view of Saltman’s unauthorised biography, which he said damaged his reputation by suggesting he was and alcoholic and a drug user. Saltman managed to get ...

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