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Insurance offer could cut premium on Suzuki GSX-R750

Michael Carroll, 17 April 2008 09:56

Suzuki is looking to boost sales of its GSX-R750 through a deal to cut the cost of insuring the bike. Video: Suzuki GSX-R750 K8 polished perfection Get exclusive Suzuki GSX-R750 wallpapers on your mobile The collaboration with insurance firm Express Insurance means some riders could pay less to insure the GSX-R750 than they would on a rival manufacturer’s 600cc sports ...

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Video: Murry Walker talks books and bikes

Michael Carroll, 16 April 2008 11:30

Murry Walker might be best known for his commentary on Formula One racing, but his first love is motorcycling. MCN's news reporter Michael Carroll travelled to interview him about his latest book. Watch the video below to see Murray's opinions on his book, anti-motorcycle legislation and British riders in MotoGP. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN | TV ...

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Third Harley Davidson dealer for Eire due in June

Michael Carroll, 14 April 2008 14:25

Harley Davidson’s motorcycles have proven so popular in the Republic of Ireland that a third dealership is set to open within the space of a year of the firm first opening its doors in the country. Current dealer Waterford Harley Davidson and Buell plans to open a new branch in Cork, which would help keep the manufacturer on track to ...

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Nate Adams awarded Knievel prize

Michael Carroll, 14 April 2008 12:26

Freestyle motocross rider Nate Adams scooped up the first Evel Knievel Most Outstanding Rider award at the inaugural Navy Moto X World Championships, which were held April 12 and 13. The motocross rider won the prize following a poll of the audience. In addition to the accolade, Adams also won a customised Knievel-style Harley Davidson. Adams dominated the Freestyle contest, ...

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James Toseland takes to the phones for Bennetts

Michael Carroll, 04 April 2008 09:58

MotoGP star and reigning World Superbike champion James Toseland is set to swap his regular piano ivories for a computer keyboard by joining insurance firm Bennetts for a day, as part of a month-long promotion the company is running. James Toseland is set to man the phones from 10am to 3pm on Tuesday April 8 as part of the campaign, ...

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Motorcyclists bid to be London mayor shot down by borough councils

Michael Carroll, 02 April 2008 10:14

Prospective London mayoral candidate Jake Willis has been left reeling after his plans to mount a campaign to run for the post were scuppered by the city’s borough councils. Boris Johnson will open buslanes for motorcyclists Willis won an online vote to find a candidate, but was unable to verify signatures from constituents in all 33 of London’s boroughs because ...

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Mr Loophole mulling legal action against Gwent police

Michael Carroll, 21 March 2008 09:41

Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman says he is considering legal action against Gwent Police, after his practice manager Trevor Howarth was cleared of charges claiming he attempted to pervert the course of justice. Howarth was accused of advising Janet Lefton, daughter of the founder of insurance firm Swinton, and her son Jeremy to deny receipt of a notification of intended prosecution ...

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Motorcycles would continue to go free in London if Ken Livingstone is re-elected

Michael Carroll, 18 March 2008 10:52

London mayor Ken Livingstone does view motorcycles as an effective means of cutting congestion in the city and would continue to exempt bikes from the congestion charge if he is elected to a third term, a spokeswoman in his campaign office says. “Motorcycles are a more fuel-efficient means of transport and as a consequence they will not be charged for ...

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Evel Knievel toy most popular toy for adults

Michael Carroll, 11 March 2008 10:19

The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle is officially the toy adults would most like to play with again, according to research by website Do You Remember. The wind-up toy is at the head of a top 10 list of the most popular ‘old skool’ playthings, which includes Weeble’s, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and Space Hoppers.

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Push bikes should get separate traffic lights, columnist claims

Michael Carroll, 06 March 2008 10:56

Cyclists should be given their own set of traffic lights that change 5-10 seconds ahead of the main lights because of the danger posed to push-bikers by motorcyclists and other road users, a columnist in the Independent says. James Daley has made the call for separate lights on the basis that Advanced Stop Lines, the boxes for cyclists that sit ...


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