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New Honda scooter sucks up poo!

Chris Newbigging, 08 December 2009 17:12

Think your bike is a bit crap? It’s got nothing on this modified Honda SH125i used by Islington Council to wash and then suck up dog waste from pavements! The ‘Poover’ has a topbox and a long tube which delivers first a jet of water to loosen the offending turd, and then a hoover mechanism sucks the mess away, saving ...

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NEC Show: Harris Performance Harley-Davidson XR1200 race replica

Chris Newbigging, 26 November 2009 11:19

Harris Performance has unveiled a road-going replica of the XR1200 race bikes – before the UK series has even started! Get all the latest NEC Show news The XR1200 replica is kitted with a full Harris Performance 2-1-2 race exhaust system, Dymag 17” race wheels, Ohlins rear shock absorbers and a Brembo radial-pump brake master cylinder. A steering damper stops ...

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Subsidised Suzuki GSX-Rs and Gladius for racers

Chris Newbigging, 19 November 2009 16:43

Suzuki’s 2010 race programme will include cut price GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000 and Gladius motorcycles for racers. Suzuki motorcycles for sale Brand-new motorcycles will be available at reduced cost to anyone competing in British Superbike supported classes or the club-level MRO championships. A race kit for the Gladius 650 to make it Minitwins-ready is also being investigated, but isn’t confirmed as ...

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Milan show: Piaggio Urban Sport Bike Concept

Chris Newbigging, 11 November 2009 11:00

Piaggio has unveiled this Urban Sport Bike concept at the Milan show today.    MCN snapped the bike as it was prepared for the official press conference later – a Piaggio worker was still affixing graphics, and modelling clay can be seen slopped on the rear wheel!      Further detail is not yet known about the bike – MCN was ...

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Thousands rock Vegas-themed MCN Live! at Skegness

Chris Newbigging, 09 October 2009 09:32

Thousands of MCN readers made Skegness rock at the end-of-season MCN Live! bash last weekend. The Las Vegas themed weekend at Butlins was full of non-stop live entertainment, amazing stunt shows and partying to a wide spread of live music to satisfy all tastes. Three different venues held tributes to Blondie, Queen, The Blues Brothers, AC/DC and U2 plus 1980s ...

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2010 Yamaha R6 official picture

Chris Newbigging, 08 October 2009 10:15

Yamaha has confirmed the only changes to the 2010 Yamaha R6 are a revised ECU map and a new, longer exhaust can. The new mapping is claimed to give smoother acceleration – other wise the bike is identical to the 2008/2009 R6. Yamaha says: “For 2010 the ECU mapping has been revised, which together with a new muffler design makes ...

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Nicky Hayden rep 848 in the UK

Chris Newbigging, 21 September 2009 18:45

Ducati Aylesbury is selling an unofficial 848-based replica of Nicky Hayden’s Indianapolis MotoGP paint scheme. For sale in our ‘Bikes For Sale’ section, the brand-new 848 replicates the US-only official replica and also comes with a set of Termignoni silencers, a tail tidy and a seat hump. It costs £12,000. Call 0844-502-9139 or click here to see the advert.

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Turbo Harley flat-tracker!

Chris Newbigging, 17 September 2009 16:31

Jesse Rooke’s wild street-tracker shows how to mix flat-track style with street bike design – with a turbo thrown in. Next week’s MCN will have all the details of the 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883-based machine. Suffice to say the frame is stock and the majority of the engine parts are as they came from Milwaukee, but custom builder Jeese Rooke ...

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MV Agusta Bestiale now in black

Chris Newbigging, 16 September 2009 15:43

French stunt rider turned designed Yacouba Galle has released a black version of the Bestiale body kit for MV Agusta Brutales. The kit comprises of a tank, seat unit, belly pan, nose fairing and headlight, radiator cowls plus a front mudguard to replace the standard parts. All of the mechanical parts and electrics remain standard. The kit costs £5700 with ...

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Son of KTM founder dies

Chris Newbigging, 02 September 2009 09:33

Hans Trunkenpolz, the son of the KTM’s founder (also called Hans Trunkenpolz), has died aged 65 after suffering a heart attack while competing in a half-marathon. He is credited with taking KTM to eight successive victories in the Dakar rally, and was also responsible for discovering motocross champion Heinz Kinigadner. He died on Sunday August 30 in Altotting, Bavaria.

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