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Death crash driver fails to return from Pakistan

Steve Farrell, 27 January 2009 13:09

A driver accused of killing two bikers has failed to return to the UK after being allowed to travel to Pakistan. Syed Raza, 27, is charged with causing the deaths of motorcyclist Michael Rowley, 41, and his 14-year-old son Jonathan, riding pillion. But prosecutors allowed Raza to keep his passport and travel home to after he claimed his mother was ...

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Variable cylinder management for next Pan European

MCN News Desk, 31 December 2008 09:30

Honda's emission killing and fuel-economy boosting Variable Cylinder Management system is an almost dead-cert for the next Pan European due around 2011.   The system works by shutting cylinders on and off as they are needed. It’s just one of a variety of massively high-tech innovations set for the Pan European which could also include a new twin-clutch set up that ...

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Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

Steve Farrell, 29 October 2008 10:15

A vigilante motorcyclist has revealed how he rides dead on the speed limit, films bikers who overtake and hands the footage to police. Riding instructor Jeff Smith uses a helmet-mounted camera to film continuously for up to three hours while riding his ex-police Honda Pan European. The 62-year-old from Southampton said: “I record all the idiots that, while I’m doing ...

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2008 Honda Fireblade is Britain’s favourite bike

Colin Overland, 09 October 2008 10:22

Britain’s favourite bike is the latest Honda Fireblade, according to RiDER Power 2008 – Britain’s biggest biking survey. The ’08 Blade socred a 92.10% satisfaction rating, showing that the people who bought it are delighted with its accessible power, sharp handling and quality. Click here for the MCN 2008 Honda Fireblade review More than 7000 people voted in the survey, ...

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Ex-Police Honda Pan Europeans for sale

Steve Farrell, 01 September 2008 15:33

Dozens of ex-police Honda Pan Europeans are up for sale on the internet after forces deemed them unfit to use. Honda Pan Europeans for sale here The Pan Europeans were withdrawn from police use last year following reports of a high speed wobble. Honda claimed any problem would affect police bikes only because they have up-rated suspension for heavy loads. ...

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Bad tyre fitters

m rodden, 10 June 2008 12:15

hello guys, copy of complaint I just made to national tyres Dear Sir/Madam. I have recently had the misfortune to use national tyres for a motorcycle tyre. I purchased a Bridgestone 110/80/18 exedra front tyre for my Honda ST1100 pan European. This was ordered on line on the 30th of May. I was told it would be in the branch ...

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18 year old motorcyclist becomes youngest RoSPA advanced instructor

Liam Marsden, 22 April 2008 11:59

In December Sam Davis became the youngest motorcyclist to pass the RoSPA advanced motorcycle test to a gold standard at just the age of 18. Now he has just become the youngest motorcyclist to become a RoSPA advanced instructor. RoSPA misquoted in "speed control" report Sam Davis is still 18 years old and his Honda CB500 motorcycle is still restricted ...

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Pan owner's GTR1400 review

npark, 13 August 2007 16:54

I have today ridden the GTR1400 thanks to Dave Fox Motorcycles of Ramsgate. I am in the market for a good tourer and currently own a Honda STX1300 and previously an ST1100. I was keen to have a change and the GTR looked like the best alternative having already considered the BMWs and the Yamaha FJR. The former was discounted ...

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The A6 from Bakewell - Experimental footage

videobike, 23 June 2007 09:50

Here is another clip with a difference. I don't know if it works that well, but here goes. It is a clip put together from footage obtained on a training course. 2 bikes, each mounted with cameras and the Pan European rider doing the commentary while I am filming him. In the meantime he is filming the road ahead as ...

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Police withdraw Pan over safety concerns

Steve Farrell, 14 May 2007 17:04

Police across the country have stopped using Honda Pan Europeans following safety recommendations by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). The step comes after a coroner said at an inquest into the death of a police motorcyclist that Pan Europeans posed a “serious and continual” threat. PC David Shreeve lost control when his Pan European ST1300 developed a violent ...


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