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Easy Rider motel to be demolished

Liam Marsden, 03 March 2008 11:38

The Hillcrest Motel in Toronto, Canada where the script for Easy Rider was written by Peter Fonda is to be demolished this month. Easy Rider was released in 1969, and depicted two motorcyclists travelling across America’s south and south-west, discovering its people. The movie starred Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson. The final demolition date has not yet been ...

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The Rock Store gets documentary

Liam Marsden, 28 February 2008 16:38

The Rock Store, a famous motorcycle rest stop in Santa Monica Mountains of California, is set to reach a new level of stardom. A new, award winning documentary has been released about the café. The documentary, entitled “Ed and Vern’s Rock Store” has picked up three “best documentary” awards from the eight film festivals it has been screened. The café ...

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Motorcycle tax evasion report

Liam Marsden, 19 February 2008 17:05

MP Edward Leigh recently claimed that 40 percent of motorcycles are untaxed, but a government report has revealed that this figure is ludicrous. Read the full government report here Edward Leigh MP said: "Motorcyclists are particularly liable to evade road tax. Nearly 40% of motorcycles are now unlicensed.” The report reveals that, rather than 40 percent of motorcycles been untaxed, ...

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World's smallest speed gun on the way to Britain

Liam Marsden, 18 February 2008 12:15

Laser Atlanta has created possibly the most accurate and smallest speed gun to date. Speed camera inaccuracy could get 100's off speeding fines Hidden speed cameras in Lincolnshire The SpeedLaser B, which is the size of a pair of binoculars and can be held with one hand, is expected in the UK later this year. It has already been launched ...

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Sold: Niall Mackenzie's Yamaha RD350 LC

Liam Marsden, 04 February 2008 11:58

Niall Mackenzie's 1981 Yamaha RD350 LC has been sold on the auction site eBay. The auction ended on February 2 with a winning bid of £3600. The bidding started at £3000 and only six people bid on the bike. Click here to see the original story The motorcycle was in very good condition, with only a slight scuff on the left ...

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Wallpaper gallery: Ducati 1098R

Liam Marsden, 29 January 2008 17:32

In this weeks MCN Michael Neeves tests Ducati's 1098R with traction control and 180bhp! Watch the Ducati 1098R launch video here The 1098R is the first road bike to feature a true traction control system, which has eight programmable settings. The £24,000 motorcycle features high-spec parts such as a slipper clutch, carbon fibre Termignoni's, Marchesini wheels and the 1198cc engine is ...

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Evel Knievel waxwork unveiled in Las Vegas

Liam Marsden, 25 January 2008 11:03

The Madame Tussauds waxwork of stunt legend Evel Knievel was recently unveiled to family and friends in Las Vegas. Click here to see Evel Knievel's greatest moments The waxwork of Knievel shows the man in his prime, dressed in his iconic red, white and blue leathers and red and blue cape. The waxwork was originally intended to celebrate the 40th ...

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Cancer deflecting motorcycle seat patent

Liam Marsden, 08 January 2008 14:42

Randall Dale Chipkar, the barmy Canadian motorcyclist who claimed that motorcycles cause cancer, has been granted a UK patent on his "electromagnetic shielding motorcycle seat". The book, entitled ‘Motorcycle Cancer? Are motorcycles killing us with cancers of the prostate, colon, kidney, bone, etc?’ claims that motorcycles emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic field radiation, and that close exposure to this radiation could ...

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Australia voted most desirable place to ride

Liam Marsden, 21 November 2007 10:28

A survey conducted by Bennetts insurance, has today revealed that the Great Ocean Road in Australia has become the most desired destination for bikers to visit, around the world. Stretching more than 250 miles and running along the coastline of south-east Australia, the Great Ocean Road includes stunning scenery and amazing beaches. The Great Ocean Road took 27% of the ...

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Ducati moto GP team visit Italian president

Liam Marsden, 19 November 2007 09:48

The Ducati Moto GP team, who won the 2007 Moto GP Championship were recieved by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. They were also recieved by the Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi. The delegation of around 40 people came after the Italian based Ducati team brought back the Moto GP championship to Italy after it had been absent ...

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