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Triumph boss loses £200m

Laura Kennerley, 27 April 2009 10:45

Triumph boss John Bloor has seen his fortune plummet by £200 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. Bloor, 65, who made his fortune in construction, still has £275 million to his name, making him the 211th richest man in the UK. This is a fall of 33 places on last year. Bloor, from Derbyshire, bought Triumph in 1983 ...

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Roland Sands Fireblade worth '$1 million'

Laura Kennerley, 31 March 2009 12:03

In a new on-line interview Roland Sands claims the stunning 2008 Honda Fireblade special, built for charity, is worth $1 million. See the video here Sand’s made the claim in a video released to promote the bike, which is being raffled for an American children’s cancer charity. He talks viewers through the bike’s one off parts, including new RSD Mission ...

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Hotel for bikers open in USA

Laura Kennerley, 31 March 2009 11:48

A new luxury boutique hotel has been officially launched…for bikers! The Iron Horse Hotel, in Milwaukee, USA, offers all the usual amenities associated with a high end hotel along with special facilities for riders. There is special on-call maintenance, secured bike parking, rag bins, and on-site bike wash, packed saddle bag lunches, road trip maps and in-room storage areas for ...

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Scottish Motorcycle Show visitors raise money for Comic Relief

Laura Kennerley, 26 March 2009 13:30

MCN would like to thank all the visitors to its stand at last month’s Scottish Motorcycle Show who helped raise £653.93 for charity. The dosh has been donated to Comic Relief.    

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Are you Mr Average?

Laura Kennerley, 23 February 2009 14:40

A new survey has smashed biking stereotypes to reveal that the average 21st century biker is a middle-aged, middle-class, professional family man with a beard and love of heavy metal.  This specially commissioned cartoon depicts Mr Average Biker proving he is streets away from iconic figures such as James Dean and Steve McQueen. Mr Average Biker is generally six-feet tall, with ...

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Superbike parts up for auction

Laura Kennerley, 09 December 2008 11:18

Custom American Superbike series carbon fibre bodywork which has never been available to the public before is being auctioned for charity. Created by Taylor Made Racing, the £7,000 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade bodywork is the exact same fairing set up as run by AMA Superbike teams in 2008 and is solid carbon and Nomex core. It is being auctioned to raise ...

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Crescent Suzuki scoops another award

Laura Kennerley, 03 December 2008 13:44

Dorset-based Crescent Motorcycle Company has been named Suzuki’s National Dealer of the year by the manufacturer. The  dealer, which has outlets in Verwood, Bournemouth and Southampton, also picked up south west region dealer of the year at Suzuki’s recent dealer conference. Martyn James, Crescent director, said: “We are really proud to have received this award and to have been acknowledged ...

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Biker has world's first double arm transplant

Laura Kennerley, 10 October 2008 09:51

The biker who received the world’s first double arm transplant has told how he is looking forward to riding his motorbike again. German diary farmer Karl Merk, 54, lost both arms in an horrific corn threshing machine accident six years ago. He was given a double arm transplant – with limbs donated by a teenager who died in a car ...

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MCN search for Honda's greatest fan

Laura Kennerley, 11 September 2008 15:10

Are you a fanatical follower of Honda? Do you have a garage bursting with Hondas from across the years or a select collection of rare machines? If so, MCN wants to hear from you. We are looking for the UK’s greatest Honda fan to appear in a special feature in MCN celebrating Honda’s 60th anniversary.   If you think you deserve ...

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