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NEC Show: Suzuki celebrates 25 years of the GSX-R

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 10:26

Suzuki has kicked off the 25th anniversary celebrations for the GSX-R at the NEC Show today. Get all the latest NEC Show news The Japanese manufacturer has a handful of bikes on its stand tracing the sports bikes history from the introduction of the 750 in 1985 to the launch of the new 2010 anniversary special edition. The UK only ...

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NEC Show: Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash reaches climax

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 16:40

The winner of the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest will be announced at the NEC Bike Show tomorrow. Get all the latest NEC Show news The winner has been chosen from the 12 finalists selected by MCN readers to feature in the Carole Nash 2010 calendar. All 12 of the bikes will be on display on ...

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TT special offer for practice week

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 14:53

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a special offer for bikers heading to next year’s TT. Called the TT Taster, it offers fans the opportunity to experience some of the TT atmosphere during the busy build-up to race week. The offer is for a return ticket for a bike and rider for £99 during practice week.  For ...

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Parking fees protest needs you!

Laura Kennerley, 25 November 2009 14:24

Motorcyclists are being asked to converge on London on December 7 to protest about parking fees for bikes in Westminster. Organised by the No To Bike Parking Fees (NTBPF) campaign, the protest will have two elements. Riders are being asked to attend a Westminster Council led meeting of Partnerships in Parking (PIP) at Westminster City Hall to protest about the ...

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Vintage Vincent costs more than a Desmosedici

Laura Kennerley, 20 November 2009 17:23

How much would you pay for a 50-year-old bike?  More than the £40,000 you would have to shell out for a brand new Ducati Desmosedici? One buyer did just that when he snapped up a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow for £47,700 at auction in Harrogate, Yorkshire.     The concours standard 998cc V-4 Black Shadow was the most expensive bike sold ...

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Steve McQueen’s bike sells for almost $100,000

Laura Kennerley, 18 November 2009 14:16

A 1940 Indian Chief used by Steve McQueen as his ‘Hollywood’ bike has been sold at auction for $99,450 (£59,167). The 1000cc bike was one of McQueen’s favourite machines and was restored for him by pal and marque expert Sammy Pierce. It has had just three owners since it was sold following McQueen’s death in 1980 and remains in pristine ...

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Honda Transalp and Deauville production moves

Laura Kennerley, 17 November 2009 17:32

Honda has revealed which models will be affected when it ceases production at its Spanish factory. The factory, in Monetesa, currently makes the Honda Varadero 1000 and 125, the 700cc Deauville and 700cc Transalp for the British market. But Honda has announced that production at the plant will cease in March 2010 and move to its Italian plant at Atessa. ...

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Magic FM DJ Neil Fox swaps Hog for electic bike

Laura Kennerley, 13 November 2009 17:03

Radio DJ and TV personality Neil Fox is swaping his beloved Harley Davidson for a month to trial Green Rewards’ new 60s inspired electric scooter. Fox, a non-executive director of Green Rewards, the ethical online shop and rewards scheme and has been challenged by the rest of the board of Directors to do his bit for the environment. He currently ...

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Terminator Arnie on an electric bike?

Laura Kennerley, 13 November 2009 14:02

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s days of riding Harleys might be numbered after he came face to face with Zero Motorcycle’s electric offerings. The Hollywood star turned governor of California was said to have taken a ‘special interest’ in the Zero S when he visited the Alt Car Expo. "We are honored that Governor Schwarzenegger took the time to learn about the innovative ...

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Bike sales fall for 12th successive month

Laura Kennerley, 11 November 2009 11:12

Motorcycle manufacturers are calling for the Government to introduce a scrappage scheme for bikes after sales slumped for the 12th month in a row. New figures show bike sales fell 27% in October 2009 compared to the same month last year. This means sales have plummeted by 19.4% so far this year. In light of these alarming figures the Motorcycle ...

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