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Picture gallery: BMW's uncrashable motorcycle patent drawings

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2008 13:54

Here are all the pictures of BMW's patent design for an "uncrashable" motorcycle. The system works through a system of pivots and hydraulics to move the wheels about. Even the handle bars can be moved independently of the front wheel! Basically, if the onboard computer senses something is wrong, like a loss of grip or inappropriate input from the rider, then ...

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Honda CB1100 concept gallery: Honda CB1100R and CB1100F

Liam Marsden, 09 January 2008 12:44

Here you can download exclusive wallpapers of Honda's two new protype motorcycles. The Honda CB1100F and the Honda CB1100R. See the latest pictures of the CB1100 here Whether it is the naked CB1100F that takes your fancy, or the 1977 RCB inspired CB1100R, we have plenty of desktop wallpapers to brighten up your home or office. To find out more ...

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Cancer deflecting motorcycle seat patent

Liam Marsden, 08 January 2008 14:42

Randall Dale Chipkar, the barmy Canadian motorcyclist who claimed that motorcycles cause cancer, has been granted a UK patent on his "electromagnetic shielding motorcycle seat". The book, entitled ‘Motorcycle Cancer? Are motorcycles killing us with cancers of the prostate, colon, kidney, bone, etc?’ claims that motorcycles emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic field radiation, and that close exposure to this radiation could ...

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Peugeot Vivacity 3 gets major upgrade

Liam Marsden, 08 January 2008 11:39

Peugeot's  50cc 2-stroke Vivacity 3 scooter has been given a complete overhaul for 2008, to become a mini-GT scooter. The French firm upgraded the Vivacity after a survey of urban scooter riders showed that what they would most like from a small urban scooter was storage capacity, design, and value. The scooter boasts an overall storage capacity of 35 litres. With 22 litres ...

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Suzuki announce 0% finance offer

Liam Marsden, 07 January 2008 13:53

Suzuki has announced a new 0% APR finance offer on selected models for 2008. The scheme offers a 30 month 0% APR finance with a minimum deposit of £1. The offer will be available on the V-Strom 1000, DR-Z400SM, GS500 and GSR600 models. Suzuki GB general manager Steve Callahan said, “After great feedback on our finance promotions in 2007, we ...

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GC Cycles Hellion - the mad creation from a Yamaha MT-01

Liam Marsden, 03 January 2008 17:27

For £24,000 you’d expect to get a lot of bike for your money and with the GC Cycles Hellion you do. This aggressive looking machine is the brainchild of Gregg Des Jardins of GC Cycles, who started his career building a hot rod with his father in the family garage. Since then Gregg has come a long way. The first ...

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Kawasaki 0% finance deal

Liam Marsden, 03 January 2008 10:27

Kawasaki have a new finance offer for selected motorcycles for  2008. The scheme, called "Pole Position" offers 0% finance on the ZX-6R, Z750 and ER-6f (both ABS and standard models). The scheme will be available between 5th January and 31st March 2008 and offers 0% finance over 30 months, for a minimum deposit of £99. “We wanted to give our customers the ...

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£100,000 refurbishment for Bikers World Coleshill store

Liam Marsden, 02 January 2008 16:34

Bikers World in Coleshill has just completed a £100,000 refurbishment, which included a whole new second floor. The second floor is mostly dedicated to off road equipment, from brands such as Fox and Alpinestars. It also includes a helmet showroom with over 1000 helmets on show of various makes. There is also an Arai service and spare parts desk. The groundfloor is ...

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Picture special: Quentin Tarantino film "Hell Ride" ready for 2008

Liam Marsden, 29 December 2007 07:00

Pictures have been released of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Hell Ride.”  The film follows a gang of bikers seeking revenge after one of their mothers is murdered by rival motorcycle gang “The 666’ers.” Larry Bishop – of Kill Bill fame – stars as badass biker Pistolero with Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as his brother The Gent and Eric Balfour (The ...

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Road toll being considered for fast lane to cut traffic congestion

Liam Marsden, 27 December 2007 07:30

An idea being considered by the Highways Agency to cut cues on busy motorways has been leaked. The idea gives drivers the option to bypass queues of traffic in the fast lane, but only if they pay a toll. The idea will mean that the hard shoulder will have to be used, to make room for the toll lane. It ...

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