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KTM stops illegal imports

John Westlake, 17 February 2011 11:35

KTM has announced it has shut down the lucrative trade in illegally imported KTMs. The bikes, believed to be new off-roaders imported from the USA, had not been correctly assembled prior to sale or given basic pre-delivery safety inspections according to KTM. KTM said that one importer at the centre of the legal action was responsible for illegally importing £160,000-worth ...

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Suzuki launch massive competition

John Westlake, 16 February 2011 16:56

Visitors to Suzuki dealerships between now and May 15 could get more than they bargained for – Suzuki has launched a new competition with a prize per week. There are thousands of pounds worth of prizes, ranging from a full season of track days complete with GSX-R600, to an Arai RX-7GP helmet custom painted in your own design by RichArt, ...

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Naked women draped over Ducatis

John Westlake, 26 January 2011 10:11

Ducati have launched a range of arty pics of naked women draped over their bikes. Find a Ducati for sale Here's how Ducati describe the collection – we would be grateful if anyone acquainted with art-speak could suggest what they actually mean... Ducati say: "An exploration of the aesthetical relationship between the female body and the mechanical body of iconic ...

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Video: Bike vs car drift race

John Westlake, 14 January 2011 11:01

There's plenty of bike drifting on Youtube, but here's some with large walls nearby and a big car following close behind. At several points the rider the drag-prepped Kawasaki ZX-10R takes a hand off the bars or good measure. All very IAM. Enjoy. 

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Free tickets for next year's NEC Show

John Westlake, 21 December 2010 16:34

If you bought a ticket in advance for the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Show at the NEC in November, but were unable to attend because of the atrocious road conditions, you can get a free ticket to next year's event.   All you have to do is keep your unused 2010 ticket, bring it along to the NEC in 2011 and ...

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Win an all-expenses paid Spanish trackday on the new ZX-10R!

John Westlake, 26 November 2010 11:45

To celebrate the relaunch of the Kawasaki Riders Club, Kawasaki is offering an “all expenses paid” Spanish trackday riding the new Ninja ZX-10R.  Every new member of the club signed up during Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC will have a chance to win, as well as getting all the other club benefits, including: BSB and World Superbike pit ...

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News of the World links drink driving with road race death

John Westlake, 23 September 2010 17:24

A News of the World article following the death of Victor Gilmore, 43, during the Killalane road races in southern Ireland has sparked fury within the road race community. The article, printed last week, says that Gilmore was banned from the road for drink driving at the time of his death. The headline was: “Bike king a drink driver”. Fans ...

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Conor Cummins’ x-rays. Warning: not for faint-hearted

John Westlake, 17 August 2010 12:34

If there was any doubt about the severity of Conor Cummins’ injuries after his 150mph crash at the TT in June, these X-rays dispel it. The McAdoo Kawasaki rider sent them to MCN to show just how much work his medical teams have put in to give him a chance to ride again.   Because of the severity of the damage ...

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New Ducati 649R special

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 14:39

Sean Kynnersley had to go to extreme lengths to race a Ducati in the UK MiniTwins series. Why? Because the awkward Italians never made a 650 – the maximum capacity eligible for the ultra-competitive championship. So he made a Ducati 649R himself. Kynnersley said: “I bought a couple of blown up 748 motors, and then a SV650 cylinder and piston ...

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Britain's Got Biking Talent: Kawasaki ZX-10R

John Westlake, 12 August 2010 09:36

This stunning 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R is just one of the hundreds of bikes entered into MCN’s Britain’s Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. The annual free competition closes in six days, so if you’ve got a special bike you think stands a chance you’ll need to get onto http://www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk/ sharpish. The ex-Vivaldi ZX-10R you see here has kevlar bodywork ...

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