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Harley Hot Rod special

Tom Rayner, 05 March 2007 15:24

An MCN reader has created this unique custom as a homage to 50s hot-rod culture.What began life as a tatty 1996 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy was given a £5,000 makeover by Shaws Harley-Davidson in Eastbourne. Most of the money was spent on the stunning paintjob with a matt black base and pinstripe red touches – the wheels are powder coated red ...

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Super-charged Maxi Scoot

Tom Rayner, 05 March 2007 15:09

Peugeot has fitted a super charger to its executive maxi scooter the Satelis 125 Compressor. Previously Peugeot’s super charger had only been fitted to the sporty Jet Force scooter but now scooter riders can get executive comfort with sports performance. The 125cc engine offers the power of a 250cc but can be ridden on L-plates. The Satelis comes with more ...

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YouTube speeder tells all

Tom Rayner, 19 February 2007 11:01

MCN spoke exclusively to Jeremy Parrott, the YouTube biker, who reckons he has been treated like: “a sex offender” or “bank robber” for a speeding offence. When Parrott posted video clips of his antics on board a 185mph Yamaha R1 Superbike on internet site YouTube the last thing he expected was a call from the Police and to face a ...

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Chinese break away

Tom Rayner, 13 February 2007 14:47

£700 for a brand new bike might sound like a real bargain but one MCN reader is warning fellow bikers to: “Beware of cheap Chinese imports”.George Nelson, from Southwark, South London, thought he’d found the Internet bargain of a lifetime. A brand new 125cc trail bike, on the road and ready to go for £700.But with less than 1,500 miles ...

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BMWs float ashore

Tom Rayner, 22 January 2007 12:18

A sinking cargo ship dropped its load of brand new BMW bikes into the sea off the Devon coast.Locals around Branscombe beach were treated to the unusual sight as several containers packed with brand new BMWs were washed ashore – much to the delight of these scavengers who even managed to start the bike on the beach.Amongst the bikes recovered ...

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Triumph's official response

Tom Rayner, 18 January 2007 14:00

Triumph has advised its dealers to replace the braking systems on some Sprint ST and Speed Triple 1050 models. An e-mail was sent to all Triumph dealers which acknowledges customer dissatisfaction and advises dealers to enhance the much-maligned braking system, and has been leaked to MCN. The document reveals Triumph’s recommendation to fit: “a new master cylinder” for the Sprint ...


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