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MCE Insurance offering free modification cover

Andy Davidson, 19 December 2012 11:30

MCE Insurance is offering free modification cover on every MCE policy. No additional premium is required and the new policy covers an unlimited number of modifications. Frame modifications, turbo/super chargers and the mod itself cannot be covered. Julian Edwards, MCE Insurance Group Chief Executive said: “The brains at MCE spent 6 months conducting research and developing the modifications update. "They ...

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Deadly 720 world record

Andy Davidson, 30 October 2012 10:00

The Top Gear stunt team established a first world record double loop-the-loop using a motorbike at Birmingham’s NEC last week. Stunt rider, Gary Hoptrough successfully completed the Deadly 720 on a 2013 KTM 250 SX-F motocross bike. The machine was standard with the exception of recalibrated suspension used to cope with the extreme demands. The stunt was performed for the ...

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Terry Shepherd (1931 – 2012)

Andy Davidson, 15 October 2012 11:56

Former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer and legendary two-stroke engine tuner, Terry Shepherd passed away on October 5 2012, after a battle with cancer. He started racing Norton motorcycles in the 1950s, and a passion for engine tuning soon followed - partly out of necessity. The Norton’s valves would regularly bend under racing conditions, and many racers would buy new ...

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BMW HP4 available from 1 December 2012

Andy Davidson, 10 October 2012 10:46

BMW has revealed the prices of the new HP4 and HP4 Carbon which will go on sale from December 1, 2012. The 193bhp standard 2013 HP4 is priced at £16,700 OTR while the Carbon version will cost £19,350 OTR. The Carbon edition features a range of carbon fibre parts and accessories in addition to the standard model. 2013 BMW HP4 ...

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Exmoor Classic Car Museum contents sold

Andy Davidson, 10 September 2012 17:27

This 1898 Phébus 2¾ bhp motor tricycle sold at the Bonhams Beaulieu sale last weekend for £28,750. The extremely rare machine belonged to the Exmoor Classic Car Museum, the entire contents of which went up for sale on Saturday 8th September. The complete collection of 10 cars and 13 motorcycles all sold, totalling £667,128. The Museum, based in Porlock, Somerset ...

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Uni students go for TT

Andy Davidson, 10 September 2012 16:28

Four engineering students plan to design, build and race a Moto2 specification GP bike in the Senior class at the 2013 Isle of Man TT. Nick Castledine, Niall Shimmin, Aden Shawfrost and Jonny Elliott are undertaking the project as part of their Master’s degrees at Huddersfield University. Inspired by British chassis constructors FTR Moto running their M210 at the 2010 ...

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Failed Ducati robbery

Andy Davidson, 10 September 2012 14:20

In Moto, Croydon was targeted by hammer wielding thieves on Tuesday September 4 at 5:30pm. A gang of six youths equipped with three scooters attempted to steal two Ducati 1199’s by trying to walk the machines out in broad daylight. Unfortunately for them, the staff were not having any of it. Paul Read immediately spotted the robbers and tackled them ...

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Ducati 1199 Panigale recall

Andy Davidson, 03 September 2012 10:10

Ducati UK has issued a recall for its 2012 1199 Panigale. The notice, which will affect 618 units, states three different problems with the machine. Ducati will be contacting the owners affected by the recall by letter and remedying the problem free of charge at authorised dealerships. The recalls are for: The exhaust butterfly valve Bowden cable cover could melt ...

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Kawasaki ZX-6R stolen as accident victim lay helpless

Andy Davidson, 07 August 2012 16:48

While Glenn Hawkins lay injured after a serious accident, his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R was stolen by a man posing as a good Samaritan according to the Bristol Post. Mr Hawkins was riding through Bristol city centre on 1st August to get his bike serviced. Despite traffic lights being red for pedestrians and green for vehicles, a cyclist crossed the road ...

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Nothing grey about these

Andy Davidson, 03 August 2012 09:24

The 400cc sportsbike is an exotic delicacy from a far off land. Shipped to the UK under the banner of ‘grey import’, these beautifully wrapped, miniature GSX-Rs, CBRs, VFRs and FZRs looked like they’d been ridden straight from the Suzuka pitlane at the Suzuka 8-hour and were hugely sought after in early and mid 90s. The UK was flooded with ...

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