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Motorists fear Government incompetence on road pricing

Michael Carroll, 28 April 2008 12:18

An overwhelming majority of AA members do not trust the Government to introduce a fair system of road pricing, a survey by the AA shows. Motorcycles ditched from road pricing trials A total of 17,500 AA members were questioned, with 86% stating they did not believe that the Government would deliver cuts to fuel duty and road tax in the ...

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Suzi Perry sells jacket for Garry Stead charity

Michael Carroll, 24 April 2008 10:05

BBC MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry has donated one of her leather jackets to a fund set up to support injured speedway rider Garry Stead. The silver Dainese jacket has been signed by Suzi Perry, and was sold via online auction to raise cash for the rider. Garry Stead was paralysed after shattering the lower portion of his spine in a ...

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Swinton online insurance discount offer extended to end of May

Michael Carroll, 22 April 2008 11:08

Swinton Bikes, the specialist motorcycle division of insurance firm Swinton, has extended a discount scheme it introduced to promote the launch of its website from early April until the end of May. The firm says positive feedback from customers convinced it to extend the offer, which grants motorcyclists a discount of 25% off the price of their premium when they ...

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Honda extends special deals to end of June

Michael Carroll, 17 April 2008 14:35

Honda has extended two offers covering its sports tourers and the CBR600RR motorcycle until the end of June, after both deals proved popular with its customers. The Whatever the Weather deal covers the firm’s VFR800, VFR800 ABS, and NT700V Deauville models. Anyone buying a VFR800 by June 30 would receive a free accessory pack, comprising a 45-litre top box and ...

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Mallet weilding driver gets community service

Michael Carroll, 07 April 2008 12:23

A driver who was found guilty of attacking a motorcyclist with a mallet, has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service. At a trial in March, motorist Bernard Docherty was found guilty of a breach of the peace by Edinburgh Crown Court in March, after attempting to hit motorcyclist Paul Wisdom with a mallet at a set of traffic ...

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Ducati offers chance to become a BSB grid girl

Michael Carroll, 31 March 2008 12:28

Airwaves Ducati has launched a competition to find its rider Leon Camier a grid girl for each round of the 2008 British Superbike championship. The contest is being run in conjunction with the Daily Star Sunday, and offers the winners full hospitality and the chance to meet Leon Camier and his teamate Shane “Shakey” Byrne.Prospective brolly dollies should send their ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R now covered by finance deal

Michael Carroll, 28 March 2008 09:33

Kawasaki is hoping to keep sales of its models healthy by adding its ZX-10R to a list of motorcycles offered with 0% finance. The superbike is the latest Kawasaki available through the finance scheme, with the ZX-6R, Z1000, Z750, and ER-6f already on offer. Kawasaki’s finance partner Black Horse has provided the scheme, which offers 0% finance over a 30-month ...

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Road pricing plans still in the pipeline

Micahel Carroll, 27 March 2008 11:29

The Government is still pushing ahead with plans to introduce local road pricing schemes, despite massive public opposition to the plans. Motorcycles get road pricing trial Government secretive on road pricing trials The Local Road Transport Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons yesterday, which takes the legislation a step closer to becoming reality. Opposition parties say ...

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Brain injuries put in the spotlight by week-long campaign

Michael Carroll, 25 March 2008 15:38

Headway, the UK’s leading brain injury charity, is gearing up for a week-long campaign designed to raise awareness of the problems a brain injury can present. The Brain Injury Awareness week is a poster campaign that kicks off on March 31. The posters aim to highlight the day-to-day problems sufferers of a brain injury face, while explaining what form the ...

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Nicholas Soames MP summoned over quad-bike infringement

Michael Carroll, 21 March 2008 10:36

Conservative MP Nicholas Soames has been summoned by a magistrate’s court to answer charges that he rode a quad motorcycle on a public road with a child sitting on the back, while towing a trailer with two other children on board, a spokeswoman in the MP’s parliamentary office has confirmed. The spokeswoman said the MP has declined to comment on ...

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