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Chopper chair

Tom Rayner, 07 March 2007 17:26

This ‘Goth Rod’ chopper chair is the latest brainwave from America’s maddest custom bike builder. LA designer and boss of Motor Lounge, Gene Gordon, has built this armchair, the ultimate accessory for the lounge of every Hells Angels chapter house. Gordon said: “The last thing the world needed was another custom bike builder so I wanted to do something completely ...

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First bike orchestra

Tom Rayner, 31 January 2007 16:19

James Toseland led a band of bikers in Central London in the world’s first bike orchestra.He was accompanied by renowned conductor and award winning composer Stephen Montague who had devised a symphony with a difference – the orchestra will be accompanied by eight revving motorcycles!The musical masterpiece has been sponsored by Bennetts who are hoping to raise awareness of bikers ...

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Rammed by a bus

Tom Rayner, 24 January 2007 17:23

A biker was rammed from behind by a 12-ton bus in a furious road rage incident which temporarily closed the A26 in Kent.Ken Blythe from East Sussex was riding his Honda CB1300 down the A26 in Tunbridge Wells last November when he overtook a double-decker bus doing 40mph in a 60 zone.According to Blythe the bus driver attempted to sideswipe ...

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Beach booty on offer

Tom Rayner, 23 January 2007 14:09

The manager of a Devon BMW dealership reckons he has been inundated with calls offering him beach booty bikes dragged from the sea near Branscombe.When the stricken vessel Napoli shed its load in heavy storms a container carrying 30 brand new unregistered BMWs washed ashore – much to the delight of the scavengers waiting on the beach.Pete Armstrong, Sales Manager ...

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ITV polishes biker chicks

Tom Rayner, 22 January 2007 12:30

ITV is looking for “rough and ready” biker chicks for the latest series of “Ladette to Lady”.The show will take the leather-clad biker gals to a 1950s style finishing school to iron out their unruly ways.ITV reckons it’s looking for: “Hard-drinking, raucous, women who have gone totally off the rails and who’ve lost touch with their feminine ways.” If this ...

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The Vision of the future

Tom Rayner, 19 January 2007 10:00

These are the world’s first pictures of the new Victory Vision; a bike that its American manufacturer claims is going to revolutionise the touring market. By merging classic American style (with the chrome V-twin engine proudly displayed at the centrepiece) with the fresher lines of European tourers, like BMW’s K1200LT. Even the grey/silver colour schemes ape BMW’s executive-looking touring bikes. ...

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Video: MCN tests the MP3

Tom Rayner, 07 December 2006 20:03

MCN got a first ride of Piaggio's MP3 three-wheeled scooter at the official UK launch in Camden Town, North London. We were impressed how a three-wheeler can feel just like a real bike - the physics are exactly the same. It leans at 40 degrees, which is further than some Harley-Davidsons. What's more, you can brake and corner in total ...

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Test ride the Piaggio MP3

Tom Rayner, 04 December 2006 11:43

Now it’s your chance to test ride Piaggio’s radical MP3 three-wheeled scooter.    Piaggio is inviting you to come and test ride its MP3 on December 8-10 at its dealers across London.    MCN had great fun getting to grips with three-wheeled oddity as we spent a day riding the scooter around central London.    Tom Rayner, who test rode ...

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Exclusive: Piaggio boss chats to MCN

Tom Rayner, 01 December 2006 14:13

Two years ago Piaggio UK’s Managing Director, Tony Campbell, was racing against Dani Pedrosa. Here he gives MCN his first press interview.    The Piaggio Group’s ambitions for global domination and the host of iconic Italian marques under its wings make it one of the most exciting brands in the bike world. As the new Piaggio MP3 (three wheeled scooter) ...

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