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Accessory Review: Granger’s G-Max Universal Footwear Proofer

Granger’s G-Max Universal Footwear Proofer, £5.99 Tester: Steve Farrell Time/miles: One month/1000 miles What’s good? The trouble with waterproof attire is that, sooner or later, it stops being waterproof. No one wants to chuck a costly pair of boots. In theory, this spray saves you that pain. Spray it onto damp, clean leather, and ‘maximum waterproofing’ will be restored. Also ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 13 May 2013

Two new Harleys launched

MCN is at the launch of two new Harley-Davidsons in Marseille, France. The Breakout is an 'evolution' of the Softail range, and sits in between the existing Slim and Fatboy models in price, at £15,695. First impression are its 'evolved' in a similar sense to sharks: it's been around for millions of years but has changed little. It has the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 25 March 2013

New £1.3million Think! Motorcycle campaign launched

The Government has launched a new £1.3million campaign to get drivers to look out for riders at junctions. Radio and petrol station ads will run from now until May urging drivers to take longer to look for riders. Ads will also appear on Video On Demand TV, aimed particularly at young drivers.  The campaign tells drivers to ‘see the person ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 11 March 2013

Deer threat to road safety

There are more deer in the UK than at any time since the Ice Age, according to a study highlighting the threat to road safety. Deer populations need to be culled by as much as 60% just to keep numbers stable, according to research by the University of East Anglia. A spokeswoman for the university said: “In the absence of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 08 March 2013

Ice denies hundreds last chance to take old bike test

Ice and snow denied hundreds of riders their last chance to get a bike licence before new rules came in on Saturday. The Driving Standards Agency said 514 on-road riding tests were cancelled between Monday and Thursday of last week.  Because the new rules raised the minimum riding ages, the setback will mean some people having to wait years longer ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 22 January 2013

Last-minute changes to bike test rules

Wranglings over what motorcycles can be used under new bike test rules are continuing with only weeks to go before the January introduction date. In August the Driving Standards Agency said the test for an unrestricted category ‘A’ motorcycle licence would have to be taken on bikes of at least 67bhp under plans. But now the DSA has said that ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 19 November 2012

Arrests after 15 bike thefts in one night

Three youths have been arrested after 15 bikes were stolen within a few miles of each other in one night. The bikes were stolen on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in Weymouth and Portland, Dorset. Two boys from Weymouth aged 13 and 14 and a 17-year-old of no fixed abode were arrested after police received reports of youths riding the ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 November 2012

Win a £7000 classic Laverda

Someone will have extra reason to celebrate this Christmas after winning this immaculate 1973 Laverda SF1 750 worth over £7000. It’s the top prize in the Vintage Motorcycle Club’s Christmas raffle, drawn on December 21. Tickets cost £1 from www.vmcc.net.

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 30 October 2012

Unfinished project, no V5, £60,000

A bike that looks like this wouldn’t normally make a tempting financial investment but this one fetched £59,740 at a Bonhams auction.   The 1930 Brough Superior Overhead 680 doubled its top estimate despite having no paperwork, at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show in Stafford on Sunday.  

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 30 October 2012

New motorway tax considered

Using motorways would cost more in road tax under plans being considered by the Government. According to newspaper reports, ministers are considering a two-tier system with those who agree not to use trunk roads paying less. The idea is part of review of road funding as the Treasury faces a budget shortfall caused people switching to smaller cars which are ...

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  • General news
  • 29 October 2012

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