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Solar Motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 10 July 2007 11:25

Spanish innovators at SunRed have come up with a new concept – the totally green motorcycle. The firm is developing a solar-powered scooter, with a 30mph top speed and a 12 mile range on a full charge. Once the motorcycle is parked, you unfurl a three-section shell of solar panels to allow the batteries to charge in the sunshine. Just ...

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RoSPA calls for employers to offer bike training

Ben Purvis, 10 July 2007 09:12

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is calling for employers to offer extra training to their motorcycling workers. On launching its new Safer Motorcycling through Work guide, the Society’s head of road safety Kevin Clinton said: “Providing such opportunities for staff who ride privately, as well as those who ride for work purposes, can also bring very real business ...

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Evel Knievel suffers stroke

Ben Purvis, 08 June 2007 10:41

Evel Knievel is in hospital following a stroke according to his son Robbie, who fears for his father’s health. Speaking in advance of a jump planned for this weekend, where he will leap over more than $4 billion in fake cash at the Independence Ride in Wilmington, Delaware, he told reporters that Evel’s health is failing. Speaking to American TV ...

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Leap of faith

Ben Purvis, 11 April 2007 13:50

Evel Knievel has found God according to an interview with his local paper, the Montana Standard. The legendary daredevil, who has been fighting pulmonary fibrosis for several years, has been baptised by televangelist the Rev. Robert H. Schuller. Speaking to the Montana Standard, he said: “I know that when I leave this earth, God’s going to take care of me, ...

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Learn to ride with Suzuki

Ben Purvis, 05 April 2007 11:01

Suzuki has linked-up with BSM to provide a new training scheme that will get riders through their test in just six days. As well as putting riders through their CBTs and Direct Access tests, using VanVan 125s and SV650s, the course will allow participants to test ride a selection of Suzukis after passing the test. These will include the Bandit ...

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Free T-shirt for GSX-R test rides

Ben Purvis, 03 April 2007 10:39

Suzuki is offering a free GSX-R1000 T-shirt to anyone who tests the new K7 GSX-R1000 before April 23, 2007. Simply book a test ride at your local dealer, try the bike, and whether or not you decide to buy the GSX-R, you'll be eligible for the free T-shirt.

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170mph Youtube speeder caught

Ben Purvis, 29 March 2007 11:03

Police in Scotland have found a rider who posted video clips of himself doing 170mph on the road. The unnamed man posted several clips including ones showing him doing wheelies on a Yamaha R1 and riding at up to 170mph on a Fireblade along the East Lothian coast. Police believe they have identified the rider as a 34-year-old from Edinburgh. ...

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video: KTM car on film

Ben Purvis, 28 March 2007 11:37

KTM’S first venture away from bikes and into cars is revealed in action for the first time on this promotional video. The £27k, 220bhp X-Bow is aimed to bridge the gap between hard-core sportscars and bikes, offering bike-like thrills to its driver.    

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Win a ZZR1400

Ben Purvis, 22 March 2007 13:21

You could ride away on a free Kawasaki ZZR1400 simply be getting an insurance quote thanks to a new promotion by eBike insurace. The firm is offering to enter anyone who gets a quote, renews or takes a policy into a prize draw to win the ZZR1400 via its website www.ebikeinsurance.co.uk Jaimie Handley of eBike said: “We want to highlight ...

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Biker tears up bowling green

Ben Purvis, 16 March 2007 11:10

Blackburn police have dubbed the actions of a biker who ruined a bowls green as ‘the worst case of vandalism we have seen’. The rider pulled skids and donuts on the green in Aqueduct road on March 9. Anyone with information should contact the local police on 01254 51212.

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