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Extreme motorcycle theft deterrent

Trevor Franklin, 08 April 2011 15:46

An industrious garage owner in Mexico has invented a revolutionary new anti-theft device that could be the perfect way to protect your pride and joy against against bike thieves. Fed up with his garage being robbed of equipment, the owner spread the word he had bought a Mexican Lion and it lived in his workshop. Sure enough, the locals caught ...

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2011 BMW R1200R first ride!

Trevor Franklin, 05 April 2011 16:16

MCN Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin is currently in deepest Wales testing the new BMW R1200R, it’s the last of the Boxer engine range to receive the new four valve DOHC engine; first seen on the BMW HP-2 Sport in 2009. Here are his first impressions:“The power output is a claimed 110bhp but it’s the 84ftlb torque that is most ...

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Apache helicopter in track day stunt display

Trevor Franklin, 25 March 2011 17:53

Riders, spectators and marshals at a recent Focused Events track day were treated to a spectacular stunt display by the British Army. But rather than use two wheels, the men from the front used an Apache attack helicopter to wow the crowds. The two British Army pilots who flew into the recently revamped Snetterton circuit are dedicated track day fiends ...

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Honda CBR125R first ride: it's good

Trevor Franklin, 18 March 2011 16:33

After seven years on sale the CBR125R was a global success. Easy to ride from the moment the key is inserted with a low seat, soft, forgiving handling and dependable four-stroke engine all made the CBR a hit with style-conscious youths and tight adults alike. But sales were waning. Despite a higher price tag, Yamaha’s YZF125R was eroding the CBR125’s ...

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Warrs Harley-Davidson offer exceptional XR1200 race deal

Trevor Franklin, 03 March 2011 15:30

Warrs Harley-Davidson has announced what could be the race package deal of 2011. The London-based H-D dealer is offering two identical fully race-prepared Harley-Davidson XR1200 bikes to compete in the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy Series under a ‘peppercorn rent’ agreement. Peppercorn rent is an American expression meaning the renter pays the supplier a nominal amount. In this case, Warrs Harley-Davidson ...

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Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

Trevor Franklin, 09 February 2011 11:26

Donington Park’s £1m upgrade of the Leicestershire circuit has led to the demise of one of the most famous ‘post race’ drinking haunts, Redgate Lodge. Donington says the removal of the Lodge was necessary to increase the ‘run-off’ area at Redgate as part of the safety issues raised by the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme), bike racing’s governing body. The ...

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Victory High-Ball – first look

Trevor Franklin, 25 January 2011 13:59

Victory has released details of its new High-Ball custom – a ‘bobber’ based on the successful Vegas model.   While Victory’s parent company Polaris Industries promised American dealers the High-Ball would roll off production lines in April, the High-Ball won’t appear in the UK in an official capacity until 2012. For this reason no official UK price has been given but ...

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Enfield Fury first ride - 'More like slightly miffed…'

Trevor Franklin, 30 December 2010 07:30

It might look slightly odd, wrapping a worthy old Royal Enfield in US flat-track clothing, but there’s genuine history here. But whether the new Fury credibly delivers that character and history is a different matter...   Find an enfield for sale The Fury has a clean-running, gutsy lump full of character and is a big piece of an Enfield’s old school charm. ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R: "high rpm problems"

Trevor Franklin, 21 December 2010 13:30

A Kawasaki insider has revealed that the new ZX-10R has been recalled because "on some engines, at very high RPM and in harsh operating conditions, ie on a race track, there have been some problems."  There is still no official statement from Kawasaki about what it refers to as 'a technical hold' on the ZX-10R. The Kawasaki insider, who does ...

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Used bikes of the week - Dec 15

Trevor Franklin, 15 December 2010 15:54

Every week we have over 10,000 bikes for sale online and in the paper. Look carefully and you can find gems at amazing prices.                 Browse bikes for sale Here's my picks of the week to suit any budget:     UNDER £1000 - 2000 Suzuki GS500, £89515,055 miles, MOT until May, good all round condition. We say: Low ...

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