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Plans to raise motorcycle road tax prices slammed by Environmental Transport Association

Michael Carroll, 20 March 2008 10:43

The Environmental Transport Association has hit out at changes to the law that mean cars emitting less than 100g of CO2 per kilometre travelled would be exempt from paying Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax), while motorcycles are still required to pay. Chancellor Alistair Darling outlined the plans in his first budget last week, under the auspices of rewarding motorists for ...

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Riders rush to buy the KTM RC8

Michael Carroll, 10 March 2008 11:43

KTM has already pre-sold 180 of the 350 RC8’s destined to come to the UK. The motorcycle has been causing quite a stir since it was introduced last year so it is no surprise it is selling well. Watch our video review of the RC8 MCN Road tester Trevor Franklin even went as far as saying the RC8 is as ...

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UK owner finally gets his hands on Ducati Desmosedici

Michael Carroll, 04 March 2008 15:44

You might have seen a rash of ’08-plate motorcycles being ridden gingerly over the weekend, but the rarest new bike was surely Scott Charles’ Ducati Desmosedici, which was delivered on Saturday. Charles was credited with owning the first Desmosedici to hit UK shores when the motorcycle arrived at Ducati Glasgow in late January, but the rider held off on taking ...

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MP Boris Johnson says motorcycles in bus lanes a “no brainer”

Michael Carroll, 26 February 2008 15:59

London Mayoral candidate Boris Johnson says he will allow motorcycles to use bus lanes in the city, if he is elected to the post during polling in May. Luton councils view on motorcycles in bus lanes The Conservative MP believes motorcycles are a key element in cutting congestion and pollution in London. “I want to encourage people to get out ...

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Video: Nick Gale replica up and running

Michael Carroll, 08 February 2008 11:27

Here’s a video of Nick Gale Custom Cycles starting up its replica of a 1960s Honda 500cc race motorcycle. The firm constructed the frame, tank unit, and fairing, and bolt in the engine from a Honda CB400/4. Nick Gale estimates the cost of the completed replica to be £8,000, which includes £500 towards the price of the donor-bike engine. For ...

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Elton John takes motorcycles to Africa

Michael Carroll, 28 January 2008 12:45

Sir Elton John has donated 120 Honda CTX200s to medics in Lesotho, Africa, to help in the fight against Aids in the country. The first 60 bikes have already been delivered, with the remainder due to be sent by end-February. The donation was handled by Riders for Health and the Elton John Aids Foundation, a body set up by the ...

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