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‘Grave concerns’ about graphic safety ad

Steve Farrell, 02 July 2013 09:47

A leading riders’ group has said it has “grave concerns” about a graphic new safety ad.  The cinema ad by Transport for London shows a motorcyclist lying on his back in the road. While paramedics work to save him, he says to the camera: “I’m going into cardiac arrest now. Silly place to overtake, really. Still, you live and learn ...

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10 worst and five best promo videos

Steve Farrell, 26 April 2013 07:00

1. Kawasaki Z800Bystanders gawp at the new Z800 and take photographs in this preposterous video from Kawasaki Australia. It's as though they've found a portal to another universe and not a mass production motorcycle. A trucker radios his mates and weirdly gets a nod from the passing rider. Two hairy Antipodeans applaud and give thumbs up to the parked bike. Clearly ...

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Give up, scumbags: failed Italian job number two

Steve Farrell, 28 March 2013 12:02

An Italian motorcycle dealership has suffered a second failed theft attempt in six months. CCTV footage shows four thieves spend three minutes breaking into an Aprilia showroom before fleeing. The four are seen arriving on two scooters shortly after 11pm. One cuts through the shop’s metal shutters with a disc grinder while the others keep watch.   Once inside, three struggle ...

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The best and worst TV ads featuring motorcycles

Steve Farrell, 04 April 2012 09:40

Worst Chanel with Keira Knightley Zovirax ‘The Day You Went to Work’ Ewan McGregor Davidoff Ewan McGregor Rimmel, Kate Moss Kawasaki 100 Walkers Crisps New Think Bike ads McDonald’s drive-thru Bovril Best Think Once, think twice, think bike Black Visa Honda Impossible Dream Allstate Insurance Road Rash Bajaj Pulsar

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Video: Boris threatens to axe bus lane access

Steve Farrell, 03 June 2010 11:52

London Mayor Boris Johnson threatened to axe motorcycle access to bus lanes unless a protest over new bike parking charges was halted.     In a video shot at a protest ride over roadside motorcycle parking charges introduced by Westminster Council, Johnson rides up the camera on his bicycle and can be heard saying: “Do you want to stay in the bus lanes ...

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Video: Yamaha TZR250 built at Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show

Steve Farrell, 08 February 2010 11:07

A two-stroke restoration specialist built a Yamaha TZR250 3XV from the ground up in four days at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show - and started it first kick on the final day. Wayne Pipe of Cider County Strokers does nut-and-bolt two-stroke restorations for £2000 upwards using original parts sourced from Japan and Malaysia. As the show started on Thursday, ...

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“Car drivers don’t need to be as careful as motorcyclists”

Steve Farrell, 03 March 2008 17:34

Car drivers have a lesser “onus” to avoid killing other road users than motorcyclists do, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation has said. Roger Geffen, policy manager for CTC, said: “There is a greater onus on motorcyclists to avoid incidents where they end up killing people because they do it far more often.” Geffen was attempting to defend a claim he ...

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