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Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Rob Hull, 15 January 2008 17:43

Despite the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally for fears of terrorist attacks en route, Nick Sanders and 35 paying bikers have continued their tour to Timbuktu. The original plan was to follow some of the route of the Dakar, however with the rally raid being called off Sanders has decided to continue the guided tour alone. Sanders told MCN: ...

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Triumph Street Triple owners cash in on second hand market

Rob Hull, 16 December 2007 13:00

Riders who were lucky enough to get their hands on the Triumph Street Triple early are cashing-in by selling their machines for a premium. Motorcycles are coming up for sale with few miles, and a higher price tag than Triumph’s new on the road price of £5,349. Peter Verrinder, PR and Marketing Manager for Powerbronze aftermarket products had to pay ...

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Knievel and Kanye call it a day

Rob Hull, 30 November 2007 11:23

The feud between Evel Knievel and Kanye West over the US rappers 2006 ‘Touch the Sky’ music video has come to an end after West’s record label paid the former stuntman an undisclosed settlement last week. The pair met last Tuesday at Knievel’s home in Tampa, Florida to put a close to the law suit after Roc-A-Fella Records paid the ...

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Salvagers allowed to keep BMWs from MSC Napoli

Rob Hull, 26 October 2007 14:26

Anyone who dragged a BMW motorcycle up Branscombe beach on the coast of Devon back in January this year has been told they can keep the booty.   Salvagers who signed the forms released by the Receiver of Wreck giving all their details have been told they can keep what they took ten months ago, including the lucky few who ...

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Exhaust law to hit Guernsey

Rob Hull, 24 October 2007 13:35

A majority of States members in Guernsey have requested a law to be passed to limit the noise made by vehicles, with motorcycle exhausts being at the forefront of the issue. If accepted it will be illegal to ride a motorcycle with an altered exhaust system that makes the machine louder. Trevor Hockey, owner of Trev’s Motorcycles said: “Guernsey is an ...

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Two week motorcycle and other vehicle checks on the Isle of Man

Rob Hull, 24 October 2007 10:33

Motorcyclists on the Isle of Man are facing two weeks of roadside spot checks from the police to coincide with the ‘Be safe, be seen’ campaign. All motocyclists and other motorists on the Island could have their motorcycles and other vehicles examined involving scrutinizing of tyres, lights and brakes by Department of Transport Vehicle Examiners.  

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Riding course for moped kids

Rob Hull, 24 October 2007 09:39

Young scooter riders in Lincolnshire between the ages of 11 and 16 have been offered a ‘Safe Scooter’ riding course by local police and Honda. Issues such as road safety, first aid and maintenance will be covered in the courses which cost £10 and are being held at Louth Youth Centre. Looking for the best riding kit to stay safe on ...

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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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