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Classic RD500s sell in hours

Andy Downes, 23 May 2007 13:40

Forget investing in property to get a fast turnaround on your investment. When clasic bike importers Classic Race Bikes invested in 11 rare Japanese-spec RD500s, they sold within hours for a quick £4400 profit. All 11 bikes came from the same Tokyo collector. Classic Race Bikes boss Andy Cadick has also invested in a personal collection which includes the 1984 ...

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Your favourite roads

Andy Downes, 20 May 2007 06:00

What's your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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Cops on minibikes

Andy Downes, 11 April 2007 12:19

The combination of police and minibikes usually revolves around teenagers being served with ASBOs – but this is Durham police’s own fleet of fully-liveried minimotos! The force has created the BikeWise Minibike Club to try and cut down on the number of minimotos being ridden illegally on the road or on public land. Sgt Bob Brown said: “We’ve had so much ...

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Ducati delivers gift packs for Desmo owners

Andy Downes, 29 March 2007 09:00

Prospective Ducati Desmosedici RR owners have received gift packs preparing them for the arrival of the bikes later this year. The gift packs – sealed inside black envelopes and needing to be signed for - arrived with owners at the start of this week and included a signed photograph of MotoGP racer Loris Capirossi, a signed photo of World Superbike ...

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Win a Victory

Andy Downes, 29 March 2007 07:30

If you test ride any 2007 Victory at your nearest dealer between now and June 30 you will go into the draw to win a Vegas 8-Ball. And if you buy a 2007 model before the end of June you will be entered into a competition to win a trip to the company’s headquarters in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Japanese Biker TV ‘Stunt’ Under Fire

Andy Downes, 28 March 2007 14:34

Japanese Police have accused the Nippon Television Network (NTV) of encouraging a biker gang to ride recklessly for the cameras to support a story they were running. On the back of the footage the police arrested 23 youths for riding inappropriately, only for them to find the TV station had contacted some of the youths to tell them they would be ...

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M25 horror smash

Andy Downes, 26 March 2007 10:59

Two motorcyclists died after a lorry and a car were in collision and crossed the central reservation of the M25 in Essex – colliding with a group of five motorcyclists travelling in the other direction. Two of the bikers - a 40-year-old from Enfield, North East London, and a 44-year-old from Ilford, East London - were declared dead at the ...

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Crescent expands with Rob Willsher take-over

Andy Downes, 23 March 2007 15:52

Crescent Motorcycles has expanded after buying Rob Willsher motorcycles in Southampton. The move makes Crescent one of the largest outlets for new Suzukis in the UK – when the Willsher business is combined with existing dealerships in Bournemouth and Verwood, Crescent will retail approximately 900 new Suzuki motorcycles a year.Crescent Director Martyn James said: “Southampton is a key area for expansion of ...

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Second chance for Morocco tour

Andy Downes, 22 March 2007 09:48

BMW has added a second Roads to Morocco Tour in 2007 following overwhelming demand. The trip takes place from September 30 to October 16 and starts in Northern Spain before taking in the great plains on the way to the city of Seville. The trip will then continue on to Algeciras, before taking the crossing to Morocco, where riders will ...

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Final Hypermotard in the studio

Andy Downes, 21 March 2007 10:12

Ducati has taken the final version of the Hypermotard direct from the production line and into the studio to prepare for the official brochure being printed before the bike is launched this summer. A Ducati statement said: “Immediately after the pre-production versions of the Hypermotard 1100 and 1100 S rolled off the assembly line earlier this month, the bikes were carefully ...

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