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Free insurance launched for BMW G650X

Tony Carter, 10 August 2007 12:42

BMW has launched a free one-year, fully comprehensive insurance policy for all customers buying a brand new BMW G 650 X. The policy is being offered through BMW’s own Motorrad Insurance scheme.FreeBMW Motorrad Insurance is applicable throughout the G Series range, from the enduro G 650 Xchallenge, to the urban Xcountry, and the sporty Xmoto. The BMW Motorrad complimentary insurance ...

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Speeding biker just being ‘punctual’

Tony Carter, 09 August 2007 16:39

An American motorcyclist caught riding at 137mph through Reese, Michigan, told police he was just trying to get to work on time, a court heard last week. The motorcyclist’s implausible excuse has now earned him a place on the police force’s speeding bulletin board. County Sheriff James Giroux said: “We have a ‘Wall of Fame’ here in the report room, ...

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Living with: Kawasaki ZX6-R

Tony Carter, 07 August 2007 16:38

There are many films released every year, but few have anything like the impact that Star Wars first made on the world when the first instalment (at the time, confusingly called Episode IV: A New Hope) was released in 1977. I was just old enough to understand some of the hype and hubbub of that film, but for me the ...

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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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Fireman biker head-butts 60-year-old

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:04

A fireman from Chichester has been sentenced for head-butting a 60-year-old man while still wearing his motorcycle helmet in a road rage incident. Darren Hurford, 40, was sentenced to an 18-month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £175 in costs at Worthing Magistrates Court last week. The car driver, Michael Talbot, had collided with Hurford’s ...

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MCN staff heads to Brno World Superbikes on longterm Kawasaki Z1000

Andy Downes, 19 July 2007 16:56

MCN's Features Editor Andy Downes is off to the Brno round of World superbikes this weekend on his longterm Kawasaki Z1000. Here's the first of his updates from the trip "Just packing the my long termer Kawasaki Z1000 and leaving to ride with my mate Tommo for the Brno round of the World Superbike series. Right now we are heading ...

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Motorcycle crash boxer was over the limit

Rob Hull, 21 June 2007 16:43

The former two-time boxing World Champion, Diego Corrales, who died last month in a motorcycle accident, was riding while three times over the alcohol limit. Corrales, known as ‘Chico’ died in a collision involving three vehicles on May 7. He was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Toxicology tests revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.25 per cent at the time of the ...

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Your favourite roads

Andy Downes, 20 May 2007 06:00

What's your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most and the reasons why it’s your favourite. Is there a great series of corners? Or maybe the ...

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Councillor who criticised looters is investigated over £15K BMW

Rob HUll, 29 April 2007 08:00

Tory councillor Stuart Hughes appeared on TV condemning looters, passed out receiver of wreck forms for people who removed items from the stranded MSC Napoli and later called for the area to be closed off to put a stop to the looting – four months later and police are investigating him for illegally taking a £15,000 BMW motorcycle from the ...

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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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