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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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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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Win Oulton Park British Superbike VIP tickets, or be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl

Rob Hull, 11 July 2007 17:48

You could win two VIP passes to the Outlon Park British Superbike round, or be Gregorio Lavilla's grid girl for the weekend in this competition in conjunction with series title sponsors Bennetts. The competition for the VIP tickets includes full hospitality, pit walks and paddock access for race day.There’s also a runners up prize of two paddock passes for Sunday up ...

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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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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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