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‘Gus Kuhn’ Norton replica among classic sale this weekend

Richard Mellor, 09 September 2011 15:31

A 1972 Norton 750cc Commando racer headlines the Bonham’s auction at the Beaulieu Autojumble this Saturday. The ‘Gus Kuhn’ production racer replica has recently been rebuilt and is expected to fetch £5-6000. In total 17 bikes are in the auction. Also featured are a 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow and a 1937 Brough Superior SS80 – each with ...

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Kiddimoto on Dragon's Den

Richard Mellor, 09 September 2011 09:48

Kiddimoto - the motorcycle-themed balance bike company – will appear on TV show Dragon’s Den this Monday night. Simon Booth, managing director, accompanied by his three-year-old daughter Ruby, pitches business ideas to the five Dragons in a bid to seal further investment. Pictured alongside his GSX-R750 in classic Barry Sheene colours, Booth takes the newest range of Kiddimotos to The ...

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Hayden teases new Ducati 848 Streetfighter

Richard Mellor, 08 September 2011 10:56

There are advantages to being a factory MotoGP rider – like getting early looks at new models. Ducati star Nicky Hayden proved just this when he spotted the 2012 848 Streetfighter on a visit to the Ducati factory this week. The new junior supernaked is due to be officially unveiled at the Milan Show in November and, despite this peek ...

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2012 Harleys at dealers this weekend

Richard Mellor, 08 September 2011 09:08

The new 2012 range of Harley-Davidsons debut at UK dealers and are available for test rides at a special event this weekend – 9th-11th September. Topping the new bikes are the Dyna Switchback and the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition. There’s also the opportunity to enter a prize-draw to win a customised Harley Forty-Eight or a voucher worth £250 to spend ...

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Foggy joins Italian Legendary Tour

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 16:43

Carl Fogarty has just joined the star-studded Italian Legendary Tour which started today (Wednesday) in Italy. The event, organised by Dainese-AGV, saw 50 riders depart the clothing manufacturer’s Vicenza headquarters to ride for three days through lakes area of Northern Italy. Other stars tour include Giacomo Agostini, Marco Lucchinelli and current MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli, who are joining competition winners, ...

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Timewarp '70s Gilera moped unearthed

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 15:15

This Gilera 50 Trial looks to have time-travelled, untouched, straight from the 1970s. Once the stuff of dreams for 16-year-olds 35 years ago, the moped trailie has covered just 434 miles from new (or just 12 miles for every year of its existence). In fact, it’s so 'new' the peel-off plastic cover that protects the underside of the front mudguard ...

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Jupiter’s Travels sale launches Ted Simon Foundation

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 10:24

The sale of a helmet worn on Jupiter's Travels is the highlight of the launch of the Ted Simon Foundation next month. Ted famously rode around the world on a 500cc Triumph over four years in the 1970s. His book, Jupiter’s Travels, became a global best seller and inspired many of today’s adventure riders. Now, his foundation, which is a ...

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Former MotoGP star McWilliams talks about his race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Richard Mellor, 05 September 2011 10:40

Jeremy McWilliams reveals his gratitude for Harley-Davidson of Bloomington after racing for them in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200® series at Indianapolis last month. McWilliams said: "I am privileged to have been invited to race at Indianapolis with a great team. Harley-Davidson of Bloomington put together a competitive bike and we were able to push the leading group. ...

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New MV F4RR – does it pack the punch?

Richard Mellor, 02 September 2011 16:29

We've just been testing MV’s brand new, and supposedly 201bhp, F4RR Corsacorta against its main rivals on road and at our speed testing track at Bruntingthorpe to which is the fastest. Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin, Senior Road Tester, Adam Child and guest tester and racer Steve Mercer all rode the new F4RR against the class-leading BMW S1000R and Kawasaki’s ...

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Irish stunt star to compete at Stunt Riding German Open

Richard Mellor, 02 September 2011 12:31

Mattie Griffin, BMW Motorrad’s Irish stuntman will compete at one of the globe’s largest motorcycle stunt competitions. The Stunt Riding German Open is held on 17th-18th September at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany On his self-modified BMW F 800R, Mattie will be trying to overcome 40 of the world’s best stunt riders in front of a panel of expert judges. ...

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