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The faster you speed, the higher the fine

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:19

A sliding scale of speeding fines depending on how far over the limit you are is to be pursued by ministers. Riders caught greatly exceeding the speed limit on their motorcycle would face charges as high as £100 and six penalty points. The consultation on the changes will launch this autumn according to the DFT.

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Infinity deal on Tuono’s

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 11:49

Infinity Motorcycles is offering the chance to ride away on the Aprilia Tuono R and Factory models with a 0% APR finance deal. The Aprilia Tuono R sells in showrooms for £7999 and can be yours for a £99 deposit and 48 monthly payments of £164.58. Alternatively, the Factory, which is £9499, can be bought with a deposit of £99 ...

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MAG blasts C-Charge for motorcycles

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 10:52

The Motorcycle Action Group has warned that plans to include motorcyclists in Manchester’s road pricing scheme are the “thin end of the wedge” as more areas are likely to follow suit. The Group drew attention to Durham and Central London’s road charge, which doesn’t include motorcycles, and called on new transport secretary Ruth Kelly to call a stop the plans. ...

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All new 'precious metal' line up from Kawasaki

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 13:43

Kawasaki motorcycles have announced it’s ‘precious metal’ 0% finance deal has just got better. Brand new 2007 models like the Kawasaki Z750, Kawasaki Z1000 and Kawasaki Versys are all now available on 0% APR [typical] finance over three years with only £99 deposit. The offer runs until 10 September 2007. Also the current ‘precious metal’ campaign on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R ...

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Nuisance biker crackdown success

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 11:10

Police in Northamptonshire claim to have affectively reduced the number of incidents involving antisocial motorcycle usage in a county known as a hotspot for the issue. Since April 2007, the Safer Community Team has seen a 70 per cent decrease in the number of antisocial biking incidents thanks to frequent patrols of the popular nuisance motorcyclist regions.

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IAM call for barrier change

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 10:55

Motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those in cars, and 15 per cent of these accidents, according to the IAM Motoring Trust, are due to roadside crash barriers. IAM director Neil Greig said, “It is irrational and unacceptable that roadside barriers, which prevent deaths and injuries to thousands of car occupants, kill motorcyclists.”

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Shoei deal at Infinity

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 10:44

Motorcycle clothing and accessories chain Infinity Motorcycles has bought up the remaining stock of the Shoei Raid II Nucleus TC-1 helmet and are clearing them out for 20 per cent less than the standard retail price. Previously available at £249.99 you can now get the lid for £199.99 from stores on by mail order. Contact: 0870-8910-400

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Roadkill research

Rob Hull, 10 July 2007 10:35

All motorists are being asked to count the number of animal carcasses they see on the roads to help experts calculate how many are still alive. The roadkill survey is the seventh of its kind organised by the Mammals Trust UK. Previous surveys found rabbits are most likely to get flattened under our wheels, followed by hedgehogs, foxes, badgers and ...

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Win private screenings of the Fantastic Four movie with Aprillia

Rob Hull, 09 July 2007 09:56

Aprillia motorcycles and 20th Century Fox have came together to run a competition around the Fantastic Four movie.   You and twenty friends could be sitting pretty at a private screening of this amazing movie at a cinema near you.   To enter the free prize draw, fill in a coupon on the Aprillia website:     

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GSX-R1000K7 recall false alarm

Rob Hull, 04 July 2007 16:02

Over half of the owners of 2007 GSX-R1000’s have received notification from Suzuki of a problem on their motorcycle has been printed on the wrong headed paper. The heading read ‘Urgent Safety Recall’, however the problem is only with the alternator and at worst you’ll get a flat battery if yours is faulty. According to Suzuki, the letters should have ...


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