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Evel Knievel's funeral details released

Ben Purvis, 01 December 2007 22:20

Before his death Evel Knievel made arrangements to be buried in his hometown of Butte, Montana – and plans are now underway for a funeral in front of tens of thousands. The Butte Civic Arena, with seating for 17,000, will play host to Knievel's ceremony on Monday (December 10), but the total crowd figure is expected to be even higher. Lifelong friend ...

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MV Agusta Brutale race series planned

Ben Purvis, 16 November 2007 11:51

MV Agusta has revealed a new one-make race series featuring the Brutale. The Brutale Challenge is intended to be a year-long series featuring 36 riders, winning cash prizes for each event and with the championship winner also taking home the bike he rode to victory. MV Agusta also hopes to attract enough female entrants to have a separate ladies’ class. ...

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Ben Purvis, 15 November 2007 16:42

Some people are prepared to sacrifice anything to achieve their biking dreams and tattoo artist Rhys Jones is offering advertising space on his own back to help fund his. The 26-year-old from Cornwall, who’s recently left the army after two tours in Iraq, hopes to go on the Cannonball Run in 2008, but needs to find £6000 to fund the trip. ...

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Biodiesel-powered BMW breaks world land speed record

Ben Purvis, 15 September 2007 10:30

A custom-built biodiesel motorcycle has shattered the World Land Speed Record for diesel motorcycles at the BUB International Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a speed of 130.614 mph (210.203 km/h). Interestingly, the ‘motorcycle’ – which started life as a BMW R 1150 RT – was in fact powered by a two-litre diesel engine from a BMW 3 ...

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Millionaire Gifts Ambulance Bikes

Ben Purvis, 14 September 2007 16:19

A fleet of motorcycles owned by St John Ambulance in London has been boosted by a donation from millionaire businessman, Rodger Dudding. Two new Honda Pan Europeans were presented last week, doubling the size of the fleet. Mr Dudding said: “If they save just one life, I will be very proud.” For more details about the motorcycle unit, first aid courses, ...

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Approved Used Suzukis

Ben Purvis, 14 September 2007 16:11

Suzuki has launched an approved used bike scheme. Available at selected Suzuki dealers, the ‘Suzuki Used Approved’ scheme offers to a mandatory provenance check, a six-month guarantee and a roadside recovery package as standard. Suzuki GB sales & marketing director Nick Palmer commented, “We believe the scheme will give buyers of used Suzuki’s the same confidence that customers of new ...

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Suzuki issue recall on 2007 GSX-R1000s

Ben Purvis, 20 August 2007 09:54

Suzuki has announced a safety recall on its 2007 GSX-R1000 motorcycle. The recall is to prevent a problem with the motorcycle’s idle speed control valve, which can lead to the GSX-R1000 having the wrong idle speed when fired-up from cold. Suzuki is contacting owners of the GSX-R1000 motorcycles to arrange for work to be done on the machines. So far, Suzuki ...

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New Bat Bike in action

Ben Purvis, 17 August 2007 14:50

The Bat Bike - or Batpod as it will be called in the forthcoming 2008 Batman: The Dark Knight movie - has been spotted in action for the first time in this leaked still from next year's film.   As many of six fully-working Batpods have been built by a production company in the UK, and stuntman Jean Pierre Goy ...

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Police confirm murdered biker was Hells Angel

Ben Purvis, 17 August 2007 12:57

It might not come as a surprise but in a press conference today Warwickshire Police have confirmed that Gerry Tobin, the biker murdered on the M40 last Sunday, was a member of the Hells Angels. During today's press conference, police also revealed that two shots were fired from the green Rover car which pulled alongside Tobin's Harley-Davidson Night Train as ...

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Yamaha YZF-R6 is UK favourite

Ben Purvis, 02 August 2007 09:32

Latest figures released by Bennetts motorcycle insurance show the Yamaha R6 is the most quoted motorcycle of the year so far. Eleven per cent of all the insurance company’s quotes have been for the middleweight Japanese sportsbike, marginally beating Suzuki’s GSX-R600. Bennetts’ Marketing Director, Mark Fellis, said: “The Yamaha YZF-R6 and Suzuki GSX-R600 are clear favourites for motorcyclists across the UK. With 22 ...

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