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Bike-friendly bull bars

Tom Rayner, 18 April 2007 14:21

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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Full prisons mean killer driver goes free

Tom Rayner, 16 April 2007 17:28

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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Bikers banned from Speed Ferries

Tom Rayner, 16 April 2007 12:33

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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Video: Backstage with the Bennetts Babes

Tom Rayner, 13 April 2007 12:57

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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Meet the new Bennetts Babes

Tom Rayner, 12 April 2007 11:11

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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New Harley dealer in Preston

Tom Rayner, 11 April 2007 14:39

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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Cheaper way to buy a new Busa

Tom Rayner, 23 March 2007 15:56

Suzuki GB has just announced a new finance scheme that makes it even cheaper to own a brand new Hayabusa. The Personal Contract Purchase Scheme works in this way: you pay a deposit, have an agreed future value for the machine and then pay lower monthly repayments than a standard HPI scheme. The scheme is available on the following bikes: ...

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Youtube 'speeder' gets off

Tom Rayner, 22 March 2007 14:24

Charges have been dropped against the biker accused of posting an illegal blast on his Yamaha R1 on the Internet video jukebox, You Tube. Biker, Jeremy Parrott was ostracised by his local community and claimed he was: “treated like a sex offender” by the Police after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving. The video showed a motorcycle breaking the ...

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MCN repairs potholes

Tom Rayner, 22 March 2007 09:24

MCN spent a day repairing potholes using a revolutionary new technique that is quicker, cheaper and lasts longer than conventional methods. Unlike the traditional pothole repairs in which hot tar is dropped into a pothole, flattened with a jack hammer and sealed with the slippery over banding this new technique, developed by a company called ASI, is much safer for ...

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Biker boy tops the tonne

Tom Rayner, 12 March 2007 10:29

One of Britain’s oldest bikers celebrated his 100th birthday today (Monday, March 12, 2007). Normally at the wheel of his Robin Reliant three-wheeler Norman Yeo from Bristol is still as active today as was when he last took any sort of driving test – for driving a tractor, and that was in 1953.

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