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Humber Bridge toll victory. Where next?

John Westlake, 28 March 2012 11:31

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has managed to get the toll for bikes removed from the Humber Bridge. From April 1 2012 motorcycles will be able to cross the bridge free, instead of the normal £1.30. This is clearly excellent news, and follows years of hard work, meetings with the Humber Bridge Board, and a slow pay demonstration ride. In ...

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Seen any horrible potholes?

John Westlake, 13 March 2012 17:03

It's that time of year again when the roads warm up after a hard winter and promptly disintegrate. The latest survey of local authorities reveals that despite emergency government funding of £200m, two thirds of authorities can not afford to mend the current crop of potholes. Perhaps even more worryingly, the survey by the Asphalt Industry Alliance uncovers the fact ...

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MEP to visit dealership to answer questions

John Westlake, 06 January 2012 14:33

South of England MEP Peter Skinner will be at P&H Motorcycles in Sussex on Saturday January 14 to answer your questions about upcoming EU biking legislation. A statement from the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) stated: “With the raft of changes being proposed within the EU, this is a real opportunity for bikers to get to speak to someone who can ...

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First ever female speedway pro rides again

John Westlake, 25 July 2011 13:53

Britain’s first female speedway professional is planning to embark on 14 enduro ride across Africa. Katie McAuley, 37, was a top level amateur motocrosser before taking up speedway and eventually riding professionally for the Hackney Hawks in the early 1990s. Now a children's nurse at South Tyneside Hospital and the mother of two children, Katie has decided to take on ...

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RAF team prepare for TT after Afghanistan interruption

John Westlake, 20 May 2011 15:48

A trio of RAF staff are frantically preparing a Kawasaki ZX-10R and Honda CBR600RR for the TT in June after their plans were disrupted by one of their team being deployed to Afghanistan. The team took the bikes for a shakedown at RAF Lyneham last week, and persevered despite a routine training exercise by RAF firefighters (hence the apocalyptic photo). ...

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TT3D: Closer to the Edge trailer

John Westlake, 25 March 2011 11:47

This is the trailer for 'TT3D: Closer to the edge', which was shot at last year's TT using ultra-expensive 3D cameras. It's released on April 15 and will be shown in all Vue multiplexes. Though aimed at a wider audience than just TT fans and motorcyclists, on this evidence it looks like being the bike film of the year by ...

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Ice stunter responds to 'harsh' web comments

John Westlake, 04 March 2011 13:36

Stung by web comments saying he couldn't wheelie, a Hungarian stuntman has hit back with this: a new ice video featuring - you guessed it - lots of wheelies. Pásztor Tamás – who helped make the video – told MCN: "Our first ice riding video unexpectedly became a big international hit – we want to thank motorcyclenews.com for the contribution. ...

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KTM stops illegal imports

John Westlake, 17 February 2011 11:35

KTM has announced it has shut down the lucrative trade in illegally imported KTMs. The bikes, believed to be new off-roaders imported from the USA, had not been correctly assembled prior to sale or given basic pre-delivery safety inspections according to KTM. KTM said that one importer at the centre of the legal action was responsible for illegally importing £160,000-worth ...

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Suzuki launch massive competition

John Westlake, 16 February 2011 16:56

Visitors to Suzuki dealerships between now and May 15 could get more than they bargained for – Suzuki has launched a new competition with a prize per week. There are thousands of pounds worth of prizes, ranging from a full season of track days complete with GSX-R600, to an Arai RX-7GP helmet custom painted in your own design by RichArt, ...

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News of the World links drink driving with road race death

John Westlake, 23 September 2010 17:24

A News of the World article following the death of Victor Gilmore, 43, during the Killalane road races in southern Ireland has sparked fury within the road race community. The article, printed last week, says that Gilmore was banned from the road for drink driving at the time of his death. The headline was: “Bike king a drink driver”. Fans ...

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