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New battle green Royal Enfield Bullet Classic 500

James Sharpe, 06 July 2010 14:11

Royal Enfield has released a new battle green paint job for the Bullet Classic. Read Enfield bike reviews In a tribute to the firm’s long association with the Indian army, the bodywork, frame and wheel rims, are painted matt green, giving the bike a vintage military look. Find an Enfield for sale However, despite its vintage look, it is powered ...

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Suzi Perry voices support for National Motorcycle Week

James Sharpe, 06 July 2010 12:27

Former MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry is backing National Motorcycle Week, and encouraging more people to get into riding through the Get On campaign. Get On, the nationwide campaign by the Motorcycle Industry Association, is supporting the National Motorcycle Week, encouraging more people to get on two-wheels, and Perry thinks it’s a great way of getting people to give it a ...

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Biking celebs complete National Road Rally

James Sharpe, 05 July 2010 12:38

Former Hollyoaks actor and bike nut Stuart Manning completed the Express Insurance National Road Rally at the weekend, along with road racer James McBride and 650 other entrants. Manning completed the 120-mile Sunrise Rally, which had a 4.30am start, on a KTM RC8 to raise money for Mencap, while other entrants competed on a range of motorcycles, scooters and sidecars.  ...

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Crackdown on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras

James Sharpe, 05 July 2010 11:52

Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a review of Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras, which could see restrictions put in place on their uses and who can access the images. The ANPR system takes a photograph of the number plate, and allows authorities to follow the vehicle for hundreds of miles. All details are logged on a central database. However ...

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Bulldog Bash organisers welcome ‘sensible’ policing

James Sharpe, 25 June 2010 12:14

The organisers of the 2010 Bulldog Bash have welcomed moves by police to end the stop and search operations that were present at the last two events. For the 2008 and 2009 events there was a network of road closures, causing chaos for locals as well as showgoers, and visitors to the event were shepherded into a lay-by near the ...

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England game live at Mallory

James Sharpe, 24 June 2010 13:57

Mallory Park has confirmed that visitors to the fifth round of the MCE British Superbikes this Sunday won’t miss any of England’s World Cup action, thanks to a big screen located on top of the main spectator bank on the start/finish straight. England’s next world cup fixture is a last 16 tie with Germany, and Mallory Park bosses decided to ...

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Tom Cruise’s Ducati is an Aprilia!

James Sharpe, 24 June 2010 11:04

The Ducati Hypermotard in Tom Cruise’s new film Knight and Day isn’t what it seems. American bike journalist Wes Siler spotted this picture of the Ducati used for stunt sequences and realised it was in fact a dressed up Aprilia SXV 550. The Aprilia is given away by the swingarm, engine and forks, with almost everything else being Hypermotard-based. See ...

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New 400cc Kawasaki models

James Sharpe, 23 June 2010 13:18

Japanese motorcycle magazine ‘Young Machine’ has released pictures of three new 2011 Kawasaki models. Find a Kawasaki for sale An ER4-N, ER4-F and a special edition Ninja 250R model are revealed, with the magazine claiming they are to be introduced later this year to the Japanese market alone.   Like the ER6, the ER4 models will be parallel twins, producing a claimed ...

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Yamaha and Rossi fans wish The Doctor a speedy recovery at Silverstone

James Sharpe, 21 June 2010 14:30

At the British GP last weekend at Silverstone, the Yamaha Motor UK stand and gaggle of Valentino Rossi fans took the opportunity to wish the Italian rider a speedy recovery after his crash at Mugello. Yamaha’s Marketing Manager Simon Belton said, “There is a huge amount of support for Valentino in this country and we are very proud that he ...

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Cameras to no longer be used as ‘cash-cow’

James Sharpe, 18 June 2010 09:51

New Transport Minister Mike Penning has told MPs that the government will stop handing millions of pounds in grants to local authorities for new speed cameras. The number of speed cameras has trebled over the last 10 years, and raise around £110million a year. However Mr. Penning has warned the local authorities to use other effective means of road safety ...

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