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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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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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Hairy Bikers planning Paris to Dakar trip

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 10:27

TV chefs Si King and Dave Myers, better known as the Hairy Bikers, are in talks to ride the Paris to Dakar route for 2008. The pair are contemplating joining a team from Tyneside on the Heroes Legend Rally, an event that follows the route of the official rally raid organised by three-time Dakar winner Hubert Auriol. King said, “It’s ...

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£28K limited-run classic MV Agusta for sale

Rob Hull, 02 October 2007 11:00

One of the twelve MV Agusta’s built in German between 1979 and 1980 is up for sale on a popular auction website with the price tag of £28,000. Priced at 26,000 German Marks new in 1980, the Corona 1000S was built by Hansen GmbH of Baden Baden under an agreement with MV Agusta after they’d ceased production in Italy in ...

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Q&A: Billy Baxter and a blind lap of Donington

Rob Hull, 26 September 2007 10:41

Blind landspeed record holder Billy Baxter took to a Ducati 695 last weekend at the Bennetts British Superbike round at Donington Park to complete the first blind lap of the Leicestershire circuit. MCN caught up with Billy after he’d completed his feat to see how it went, what’s next in store and why he’s so obsessed with the motorcycle. MCN: ...

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Biker Britain airs tonight

Rob Hull, 20 September 2007 17:39

Following the release of his book under the same name, Nick Sanders is set to appear in a new ten part series from tonight, exploring the world of Biking in Britain. Riding a Yamaha XT660R, the known motorcycle globe-trotter riders to the TT for Mad Sunday, the North West 200, Beaulieu’s Motorcycle World, the Horizons Unlimited rally and MotoGP at Donington. ...

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