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Ducati Monster Competition winner

Rob Hull, 19 October 2007 14:38

Tracy Parkhurst from Tadley in Hampshire picked up her new Ducati S2R Monster at last weekend’s final BSB round at Brands Hatch after winning the test ride competition. The competition ran by the Italian manufacture was narrowed down to just ten finalists from all the people who test rode a Ducati this summer. Those ten people were treated to VIP ...

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Steve McQueen and Clark Gable motorcycles up for auction

Rob Hull, 19 October 2007 14:15

A 1970 Kawasaki G31 belonging to actor Steve McQueen and 1934 Harley-Davidson RL formerly owned by Clark Gable are set to go up for auction on November 10 in LA. The Bonhams and Butterfields auction is running in conjunction with the Love Ride and California Bike week at the Petersen Museum. The Kawasaki that belonged to the star of The ...

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MCN and Bennetts competition winner

Rob Hull, 12 October 2007 13:23

MCN Competition winner Joe Martindale rode away on his brand new BMW R1200GS last week thanks to Bennetts and MCN. Martindale picked his new £9,095 bike from his local dealer Alan Jefferies BMW in East Yorkshire after winning the GS and a year of free insurance from Bennetts through a competition at www.greatcompetitions.co.uk. He said, “I couldn’t believe my luck ...

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‘Split engined’ bike shows how dirty standard fuel is

Rob Hull, 11 October 2007 17:32

This is British Petroleum’s split engine R1200GS Adventure, designed to show the benefits of using advanced fuels. One half of the engine runs on BP Ultimate and the other on ordinary fuel to demonstrate the effect different fuel’s have on a bike’s engine. After 5,000km ride under motorway, suburban and urban conditions, BP says its Ultimate fuel left its half ...

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Limited edition John McGuinness Honda CBR1000RR7 Fireblade

Rob Hull, 10 October 2007 15:35

Ten John McGuinness TT replicas are set to be up for grabs from Fowlers Honda in Bristol to commemorate the rider’s record-breaking win at the TT this year. The motorcycle will come with the HM Plant replica paint scheme, a black screen, headlight covers and a rear seat cowl. You’ll also get an Akropovic titanium silencer and Gilles titanium chain ...

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Comedian Noble raises money for Riders

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:15

Comedian Ross Noble has been raising money for Riders for Health by selling posters on his tour and also auctioning off two items to the highest bidder. A signed shirt and banner both sold last week on a popular auction website making a total of £575.

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Paint my Ride comp runs in school

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:09

Children from Tollesby School for children with special needs and learning difficulties in Middlesbrough spotted the MCN and Paint My Ride Competition that ran this year and entered a separate competition with the motorcycle painting company. Last week Paint My Ride owner Michael Manuel treated the three winners to a special demonstration and let them try their hand at some ...

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Nicola Kidman’s hubby in bike crash

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:05

Nicole Kidman’s country signer husband, Keith Urban, crashed his motorcycle last week and claimed it was because he was being chased by a member of the paparazzi on another motorcycle. The snapper helped Urban back to his feet before the singer signed autographs and continued to ride home.

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MI2 stuntman sues for bike stunt

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:00

A stuntman who was injured during the filming of Mission Impossible II in 1999 is suing Paramount Pictures for $2m after a motorcycle hit him during filming. In the scene, a motorcycle was to jump from the end of a bridge over two guards standing with their guns drawn. However the stunt malfunctioned and Mark Joseph Connolly took the full ...

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Shark lids on auction for Riders at NEC

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 15:48

Three signed top of the range RSR2 Shark helmets are going up for auction at this year’sNEC Motorcycle Show to raise money for Riders for Health on December 2. One has been signed by racers at Goodwood including Carl Fogarty, Lewis Hamilton and Neil Hodgson, one from the British MotoGP with the likes of Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Dani ...

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