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Have you had trouble booking ferry crossings just because you’re a biker? Has a ferry company ever refused to take your booking because you’re travelling on a bike? Have you ever had your bike damaged during a ferry crossing? If you have, we’d like to hear your tales. Tell us what happened. Just send us a brief outline of your ...

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  • 18 April 2007

Brough Superior up for sale

The most famous name in motorcycling history is being sold-off at auction next month. Alec Card, 80, has decided to sell the Brough Superior name off to the highest bidder on May 5 as part of the Legend of the Motorcycle auction in California.Card told MCN: “I’m getting too old to be dealing with it now, so I though it ...

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  • 18 April 2007

Bike-friendly bull bars

4x4s are being fitted with bike friendly bull bars made from a shock absorbent plastic material. From May the sale and fitment of metal bull bars will be made illegal by the Department for Transport, anybody flouting the law could face a 12-month prison sentence and a £20,000 fine. In response Endura plastic mouldings has created an energy-absorbing plastic alternative ...

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  • 18 April 2007

New BMW superbike

This is the first official image of the Sportboxer and the closest thing to a Superbike BMW has ever built. The 140bhp, 195kg (fully-fuelled) Sportboxer is leading BMW’s assault on an all out, no compromises sports machine. This weekend it will be competing in one of the world’s toughest endurance races, the Le Mans 24-hour. On track the Sport Boxer ...

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  • 17 April 2007

Hertz unveil Spanish bike rental scheme

Hertz car rental announced last week that it will be offering BMW motorcycles for rental in Spain. The bike choice includes BMW F650GS, F800S and R1200 models from branches in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga. You’ll need to have held a full unrestricted licence for three years, and you need to be at least 28 to hire an F650/800, and ...

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  • 17 April 2007

Full prisons mean killer driver goes free

A driver who caused the death of Matthew Bailey escaped a jail sentence because of overcrowded prisons. Judge Charles Kemp at Lewes Crown Court gave 59 year-old Malcolm Legrys a one year sentence suspended for two years, 200 hours of unpaid work and a 12 month driving ban, rather than imprisonment as recommended by Sentencing Advisory Panel for the crime of ...

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  • 16 April 2007

Bikers banned from Speed Ferries

Bikers have been told by Speed Ferries, operating from Dover to Boulogne, they can no longer travel with their bikes. Speed Ferries operates a high-speed service across the Channel but claims it is no longer able to accommodate motorcyclists. In a cancellation letter sent to customers by Speed Ferries it blames high turnaround time due to loading and discharging bikes ...

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  • 16 April 2007

Video: Backstage with the Bennetts Babes

MCN can exclusively take you backstage with this year’s stunning Bennetts Babes. The footage was taken at the first official photo shoot as the twelve girls got to know each other. You’ll be seeing a lot more of the Bennetts Babes as they travel the country with the British Superbikes and appear at bike shows, however, here’s an early opportunity ...

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  • 13 April 2007

Meet the new Bennetts Babes

These 12 girls are the new Bennetts Babes that will be touring the UK as part of the British Superbike calendar. Over 3,000 girls entered the competition to become one of the glamorous dozen. These exclusive images are from the Bennetts Babes first official photo shoot of the season. Here are the names of the Bennetts Babes (from left to right) ...

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  • 12 April 2007

New Harley dealer in Preston

A new Harley-Davidson dealership is opening in Preston this week. The purpose built dealership will feature bike sales, clothing and accessories, service department and a customer café/restaurant. The dealership is located on West Strand Road of Preston – here is an artist’s impression of what the dealership will look like when it opens.

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  • 11 April 2007

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