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Ian Hutchinson feared to have broken leg again

Andy Downes, 01 February 2012 13:07

UPDATE 09:56am, 02/02/2012: It has been confirmed that Hutchinson has indeed broken his leg – both his tibia and fibula have been fractured and the damaged left leg has been externally fixated (ie put in a metal cage). It's not known how long he will be out of action, but the usual recovery time for a tib and fib break ...

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Teams prepare for world’s daftest bike adventure

Andy Downes, 24 January 2012 14:32

In just a few weeks 15 teams will navigate 1000 miles across the frozen rivers of Siberia in a fleet of 1940s Russian Ural sidecar outfits with temperatures of as low as -40C. Competitors will have to find their own route to the finish line and camp along the way. Brit Simon Limpus, 31, and New Zealand team-mate Dave Murray, 32, ...

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Video: Loon stunt riding a Ducati Diavel

Andy Downes, 04 January 2012 17:05

Brilliantly talented German stunt rider Micha Threin has become the first in the world to take the 162bhp Ducati Diavel sports cruiser into the world of stunt riding. While the Diavel has bags of power and is reasonably lightweight when compared to other cruisers the wheelbase alone is enough to make it seem wildly inappropriate for this sort of riding. ...

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Metzeler expands winter tyre range for scooters

Andy Downes, 20 December 2011 10:58

Tyre firm Metzeler has extended the size fitments for the Feelfree Wintec range of scooter winter tyres which have been specifically designed to work at colder temperatures. The range available has now been expanded with the introduction of the new 100/80-16, 110/70-16 and 110/70-13 sizes for the front and 120/80–16, 130/70 R16 and 140/60-14 for the rear. MCN tested the ...

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Tom Cruise personally asks for Chris Pfeiffer stunt show

Andy Downes, 16 December 2011 15:34

BMW stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer was asked to put on his spectacular stunt show by Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise earlier this week after bike fan Cruise spotted him near the red carpet entrance to the premier of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. The stunt rider had been asked by Paramount Pictures to put on a show at the European premiere of ...

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Amusing Carlsberg biker ad showing online

Andy Downes, 23 September 2011 14:09

This Carlsberg beer advertisement has surfaced online and shows a fly-on-the-wall filmed series of reactions to people walking into a cinema packed almost to capacity with tattooed bikers. The films show a 150 seat cinema with all but two seats taken by an array of large and tattoed bikers and what happens when innocent couples who are not in on ...

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Motorcyclist rescued from blazing crash

Andy Downes, 13 September 2011 15:15

This amazing footage has emerged showing a motorcyclist being rescued by passers-by after he became trapped under a car he had been in collision with. The footage is on the BBC website and was taken by CCTV cameras near the Utah State University in America with the BBC report stating the crash happened “when a driver crashed into a motorcyclist ...

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Bird box disguised as a speed camera

Andy Downes, 22 August 2011 12:25

A pensioner in Somerset has become so fed up with speeding road users breaking the 30mph limit through his village that he built a bird box in the shape of a speed camera and put it up outside his house. Ian Magee lives in Willerton, Somerset and spent a week building a wooden bird box as an exact replica of ...

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Onboard lap of the Nurburgring with a gyro-camera

Andy Downes, 28 July 2011 09:33

This new video put together by Bridgestone straps a gyroscopic camera to a Kawasaki ZX-10R and shows Bridgestone tyre tester Tim Röthig on a flying lap of the Nurburgring in Germany. Gyroscopic cameras have been used in MotoGP for the past few months and manage to give a unique perpective of racing as the camera stays level no matter how ...

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Freestyle madman learns to courier

Andy Downes, 20 June 2011 11:23

Freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison meets up with Brazilian courier Karlo Maxwell as each try and teach some of the secrets of their respective jobs to the other…we’re not sure which is more dangerous to be honest. Maddison may be used to making massive jumps on dirtbikes but the insane traffic of Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo looks almost as ...

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