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Save Brighton Speed Trials campaign launched

Andy Downes, 02 January 2014 11:08

A campaign has been launched to save Brighton’s historic seafront Speed Trials following the decision of the city council to axe the event after 108 years.Brighton and Hove City Council is planning to block permission to grant a licence for the event; a decision the council says follows a fatal accident in 2012 when a sidecar passenger was killed but ...

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Hein Gericke back in administration

Andy Downes, 18 December 2013 15:43

UPDATE 19/12/13, 09:43am MCN understands three Hein Gericke shops are still open for business following a call this morning. Those shops are Glasgow, Stockwell and Farnborough. It still seems that vouchers are not going to be honoured even in stores that are open for business. Anyone who bought vouchers on a credit card is advised to contact their credit card ...

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Ducati officially dismisses scooter rumours…again!

Andy Downes, 16 December 2013 15:31

Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali has once again officially dismissed rumours the Italian firm is working on either a scooter or small capacity bikes in the foreseeable future despite new and unfounded internet rumours.Stories of a Ducati scooter have been doing the rounds for years but the firm has always denied this was planned; that situation is no different today despite ...

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Triumph announces 2013 financial results

Andy Downes, 13 December 2013 17:15

Triumph has announced financial results for the year up to June 30, 2013 which are different to those reported in the Financial Times this morning which the British bike firm says were ‘incorrectly reported’. Triumph’s statement shows the company made a £0.1m operating loss before interest and tax which is down from a £15.7 million profit in 2012. Triumph says ...

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Emmett bailed after Heathrow airport arrest

Andy Downes, 09 December 2013 16:07

Sean Emmett has been released on police bail until March 2014 while further police investigations into the death of his wife are carried out. Emmett was arrested on Thursday morning last week after returning from Dubai following 10 months stranded in that country while local police investigated the death of his wife Abbie while the pair were on their honeymoon. ...

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Emmett arrested on suspicion of murder at Heathrow airport

Andy Downes, 05 December 2013 12:29

Sean Emmett was arrested on his return to the United Kingdom at Heathrow airport this morning on suspicion of murdering his wife while on honeymoon in Dubai. Father-of-three Emmett, 43, was held by officers as he stepped off a plane as police probed the circumstances surrounding how his wife Abbie plunged to her death from their hotel room in Dubai. ...

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Lembit Opik joins MAG full-time

Andy Downes, 04 December 2013 12:10

Former Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik has been recruited as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) to work for the organisation full-time. Opik was an MP from 1997 until 2010 when he lost his seat in Montgomeryshire in Wales but he has been a lifelong motorcyclist and will now be working with MAG to ...

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Let your children ride for free

Andy Downes, 15 November 2013 12:12

If you have ever wanted to let you young children have a go at riding a motorcycle then a free trial at Motorcycle Live might be the perfect test for those aged between two and 12-years-old thanks to a trial with Kuberg electric bikes.To see what the bikes were like MCN was invited to a test day where an example ...

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Massive Suzuki GSX-R recall

Andy Downes, 18 October 2013 16:36

Every Suzuki GSX-R including the 600, 750 and 1000cc variants built since 2004 has been officially recalled for modifications to the front brake master cylinder. Suzuki has taken the decision to recall an as-yet-unknown number of bikes following a small number of reports of a ‘spongy’ front brake feel but so far there have been no reported incidences of failure ...

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Free GB Racing engine case protection on offer

Andy Downes, 08 October 2013 17:28

Engine protection firm GB Racing needs help to expand the range of engine case guards and anyone who lends their bike for templating can get a free set. The product range extension is part of a £100,000 expansion at the firm’s North London manufacturing plant which now has the capability for extra production. A statement from the firm said: “The ...

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