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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman begin final stint on Long Way Down

Rob Hull, 26 July 2007 11:16

Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are encountering the final stages of their motorcycle ride that culminates in Cape Town next week. In a live interview on the Chris Moyles show with Scott Mills this morning on BBC Radio 1, Ewan McGregor told how the pair were due to arrive in Namibia today.”We are currently in Botswana ...

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Favourite motorcycle road gets bike-friendly barriers

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 11:43

Cheshire County Council has made a step to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties on a notorious road for motorcycle deaths by introducing motorcycle-friendly crash barriers. Motorcyclists make up one in 50 motorists on the twisty A437 but three quarters of deaths and serious injuries since 2004. The old crash barriers have been replaced with BikeGuard barriers, which have their ...

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Great Escape

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 10:08

A motorcyclist on the M4 escaped an almighty accident last week when he hit an open door on the motorway catapulting him through the air and through the rear window of another car. The motorcyclist aboard his 750 Suzuki hit the door of a black Fiat Punto opened by someone parked on the hard shoulder. The impact threw him through ...

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Hyosung motorcycles taken over

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 09:58

Hyosung motorcycles are set to get an injection of cash after being bought by the S&T Corporation in South Korea. Although the Hyosung motorcycle brand will continue, the manufacturing company producing Hyosung motorcycles have been renamed S&T Motors Co. Ltd. There are currently 14 models in the Hyosung range varying from 125cc scooters up to their Hyosung GT650R, and a ...

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The Hyosung GT650 now available with free insurance deal

Rob Hull, 09 July 2007 10:40

Hyosung GT650 motorcycle is even better value this summer with free insurance. Buy any new Hyosung GT650 motorcycle and ride away with free third party insurance, fire and theft cover, or benefit from the reassurance of fully comprehensive cover up to £199. The Hyosung motorcycle range is available at 74 dealers around the country and online at www.hyosung.co.uk.

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Yamaha offers XT-RA insurance

Rob Hull, 09 July 2007 09:24

Yamaha has extended its offer of free third party only motorcycle insurance on the Yamaha XT125R and Yamaha XT125X learner motorcycles until the end of August 2007.   Yamaha is also offering subsidised third party and theft motorcycle insurance rates; £225 for customers aged 17-20, £125 for those aged 21-24 and £75 for those aged 25-over.

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Legendary motorcycle race suits, and bargain motorcycle kit at the Dainese Open Weekend

Rob Hull, 06 July 2007 09:42

Checkout a line of legendary Dainese motorcycle race suits and get your hands on a pair of motorcycle leathers for yourself for knocked down prices at the Dainese Open Weekend at the companies HQ in Vicenza. On July 21 and 22 Dainese will be opening the doors of their high-tech Italian grounds and offering members of the public 90 minute ...

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Motorcycle retailers call for new road design to save bikers

Rob Hull, 05 July 2007 15:44

The head of the Motorcycle Retailers Association has called for better roads to cut motorcycle accidents. Mike Owen said, “Improving road design and conditions would greatly reduce the number of motorcycle accidents in the UK, as these factors cause far more crashes than inappropriate speed.” Owen included better manhole placement and tightening of bends in his list of improvements

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Win great prizes by registering with www.motorcyclenews.com

Rob Hull, 05 July 2007 14:00

You could win a prize every day, ranging from helmets to one-piece leather suits, just by registering with this website. Whether you're a new visitor to the site, you've never got round to registering, or you've got a friend who really should sign up, every person that registers with the site will be automatically entered to win a different prize ...

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Video: Knievel jumps five billion dollars

Rob Hull, 12 June 2007 13:00

With his world famous father Evel laid up in hospital after suffering a stroke last week, son Robbie kept the Knievel family name close to the skies on Saturday with a jump over a mountain of money – albeit fake.The stunt, performed at the Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware, was part of the ING Direct Independence Ride. The 45-year-old stuntman ...

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