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Motorcyclist discovered 40 hours after crash

Tony Carter, 12 July 2007 16:03

A motorcyclist was left hidden in undergrowth for 40 hours before being found by his family after surviving a crash on his motorcycle. Fredrick Hinds, 46, from Suisun City, California crashed his Harley-Davidson motorcycle off Highway 12 on Monday night, and managed to survive until Wednesday in scorching temperatures. Two previous searches by the California Highway Patrol failed to find either Hinds or his ...

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Suzuki announces B-King motorcycle price

Tony Carter, 06 July 2007 17:00

Suzuki has just rang Motor Cycle New's offices with the very latest news on the B-King musclebike's price - and confirmed that the naked motorcycle will be on sale for £9,000. However, the sub-£10,000 B-King motorcycle price is only going to remain valid as part of a special launch promotion of the 184bhp Suzuki musclebike until November 30 this year. There ...

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Bikers furious at TT ferry delay

Tony Carter, 01 June 2007 15:50

A group of motorcyclists are apparently stranded at Heysham Docks desperately trying to get to The Isle of Man for the TT races. MCN reader Martin Blowers, 43, a director of a public school and a Harley-Davidson Road King rider, called our offices with a report on how his dream trip is quickly becoming a nightmare. Blowers said: “This is a ...

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Long Way Down latest

Tony Carter, 31 May 2007 09:19

Ewan McGregor and sidekick Charley Boorman have just let slip their latest location on the Long Way Down trip on the Radio One Breakfast Show. They have been keeping their progress fairly secret for security reasons, but speaking to DJ Chris Moyles McGregor said: “I’m getting 300 miles from a tank of fuel on my bike. We’ve just come through ...

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RAF Captain and motorcycling hero dies at 90

Tony Carter, 09 May 2007 16:02

Group Captain Stafford Coulson, one of British motorcycling’s most fascinating characters, has died at the age of 90. Coulson, an RAF Pathfinder pilot during the Second World War, starting racing bikes in the 1930s and was one of the few to wear a Gold Medal for lapping Brooklands at over 100mph, despite riding a low-powered 350 BSA. After the war ...

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Bonhams hold £1 million bike auction

Tony Carter, 30 April 2007 18:05

Bonhams were hailing the weekend’s auction success after selling over 85% of lots, and a sale total of £1,050,000. The biggest money maker was a rare Vincent White Shadow. This stunning machine is almost identical in specification to the infamous Black Shadow, differing only in engine finish (the White Shadow has polished cases rather than black painted) and a different ...

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0 per cent finance on Kawasaki ZX-10R

Tony Carter, 05 March 2007 16:01

Kawasaki has extended it’s 0% finance deal to cover any new ZX-10R bought before May 6. The three-year deal applies to any brand new 2006 or 2007 model ZX-10R bought at any official Kawasaki dealer. The offer is also available on any new ER-6n or ER-6f. See your local dealer for more details.

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Honda OK with fuel

Tony Carter, 05 March 2007 15:53

Honda UK has just confirmed to MCN that it has had no reports of any problems at all with its motorcycles’ fuelling after reports of suspect petrol sold across some UK petrol stations. A spokesman for the company said: “We have had no problems reported by any customer or dealer so far. As far as we know, Honda motorcycles are ...


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