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Show revs up to find North Wales biker babe

James Sharpe, 14 July 2010 16:10

The search is underway to find the Llangollen Motorbike Show’s 2010 biker babe. The show, launched in 2008, had its first biker babe competition last year, and is hoping to find someone to front the show again this year. David Green, head of show organiser Xuberance Events, said, “All the best bike shows have a concentration of biker babes and ...

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BMF urge riders to speak up over test review

James Sharpe, 13 July 2010 16:06

The British Motorcyclists Federation is urging motorcyclists to contribute to the Government’s review of the motorcycle test. When he announced the review, new Secretary of State for Transport, Mike Penning, said that he wanted to hear from motorcyclists as “there may be scope for some changes to the way in which the test is carried out.” The BMF are now ...

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Born to be Wild: Celebrity Motorcycles at the Ronald Reagan Library

James Sharpe, 13 July 2010 14:25

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in California is hosting an exhibition of celebrity and vintage motorcycles. The ‘Born to be Wild’ exhibition is running from 9 July through to November, and hosts a range of motorcycles from classic films, celebrity owners, as well as a selection of vintage motorcycles dating from 1899. There are motorcycles belonging to Arnold ...

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Royal Enfield to double production by 2013

James Sharpe, 13 July 2010 13:08

The Royal Enfield factory has announced plans to double production due to ‘strong demand’. Following the release of the new Battle Green Bullet Classic, the Royal Enfield factory claim they plan to double their production with progressive increases over the next three years. To ‘allow the brand to continue to keep pace with the brisk sales of its new model ...

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MV’s 3D configuration program is online

James Sharpe, 08 July 2010 16:33

The new MV’s online configurator developed for the Brutale 1090RR and 990R is now living on www.mvagusta.it. You are now able to spec the Brutale to your requirements by using the range of MV’s parts and equipments at you disposal on the website. Find an MV Agusta for sale Thanks to this program the owners of the 2010 Brutale 1090RR ...

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Speed camera on road with no serious injuries in 10 years takes £1.3m

James Sharpe, 08 July 2010 12:12

A speed camera nets around £1.3million a year in fines on a road that boasts only one serious injury in 11 years. The camera is cynically placed at a spot where the dual-carriageway speed limit reduces to 30mph, in Poole, Dorset. It catches over 1,800 motorists on average a month, despite official accident figures that show there have been no ...

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Australian police seek to declare Hells Angels criminal organisation

James Sharpe, 06 July 2010 12:05

Australian police in New South Wales have applied to declare the Hells Angels a criminal organisation.  An application has been lodged with the Supreme Court, and the police are hoping to place control orders on its members. New South Wales Crime Command Chief Dave Hudson said, “We are not saying that they are worse than other gangs, we are saying ...

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‘Rapid response’ team fill pothole after 7 years

James Sharpe, 25 June 2010 14:38

Wellington Town Council in Shropshire has filled a pothole, after seven years of complaints. A ‘rapid response team’ arrived to fix the 2 ½ ft wide pothole, which had been there so long grass had began to grow in it. One local told The Sun, “It’s hilarious. If that’s the councils rapid I’d hate to see how fast they react ...

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Name and win a KTM 125

James Sharpe, 23 June 2010 14:29

KTM want you to come up with the name for its new 125 machine. Milan Show Video: KTM 125cc concept In a competition on the official KTM 125 Facebook page, they are offering you the chance to submit suggestions on how you would name the bike, with the winner receiving a new KTM 125, designed with a unique graphics package. ...

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Motorcycle Industry Association call for permanence in London bus lane scheme

James Sharpe, 01 June 2010 16:13

The Motorcycle Industry Association has called for motorcyclists to be allowed permanent access to London’s bus lanes. The experimental scheme in place at the moment, which currently allows bikers to travel in bus lanes in the capital, is due to end on 5 July, and the MCI are calling on the relative authorities to make the scheme permanent. Steve Kenward, ...

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