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Rumours Moto Morini has closed rubbished by manufacturer

Laura Kennerley, 09 December 2009 13:10

Reports that Moto Morini has ceased production have been rubbished by the Italian manufacturer. Find a Moto Morini for sale It claims that the factory closed for a public holiday on Tuesday and then remained closed for an extra day today.        The company, which launched its 2010 Granferro 1200 at the Milan show last month went in to receivership ...

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Chopper tribute to Rally ace Richard Burns for sale

Laura Kennerley, 01 December 2009 09:27

A one-off chopper created as a tribute to the late rally world champion Richard Burns is to be sold next week. The bike, created by Midlands-based Ironside Choppers, cost around £18,000 to build over more than a 100 hours. It carries the blue and yellow Subaru livery of Burns’ world championship winning Impreza and details of his long and successful ...

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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: BSA M33 Sprinter

Laura Kennerley, 30 November 2009 13:57

Owner: Tim Lynch, 51, Plymouth Why this bike? I actually bought this as a box of bits. I just wanted the tank for another bike, and I didn’t know what to do with, so I built this bike to do one mile sprints on. But now I ride it on the road as well.  Modifications: It took me six months ...

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Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash: Triumph Tiger Cub Sports T20SH

Laura Kennerley, 30 November 2009 13:34

Owner: Martin Pagett, 64, Ormskirk Why this bike? When I was 16 and an apprentice we all used to go to apprentice school on the bus or by bike. One day there was a strange sound from the car park and we all rushed out to see what it was. One of the lads had bought a brand new Tiger ...

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Britain’s got biking talent finalists revealed: Moto Guzzi Le Mans Café Racer

Laura Kennerley, 27 November 2009 17:34

Bike: Moto Guzzi LeMans Cafe Racer Owner: Frazer Yule, 35, Lochmaben, Dumfrieshire Why this bike? Its one of those things. I have always wanted to make one of these, but never found one available before. Then one day I spotted and engine for sale on the internet, contacted the guy and it turned out he had a frame as well. ...

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Britain’s Got Biking Talent: Ducati 1000s Hailwood Replica

Laura Kennerley, 26 November 2009 13:30

The 12 finalists in the 2009 Britain’s got biking talent with Carole Nash contest have been announced. They have beaten off competition from 470 other entrants to be voted the best bikes in the UK this year. More than 17,000 MCN readers voted in this years contest, making it one of the most successful ever. The overall winner will be ...

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Terminator Arnie on an electric bike?

Laura Kennerley, 13 November 2009 14:02

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s days of riding Harleys might be numbered after he came face to face with Zero Motorcycle’s electric offerings. The Hollywood star turned governor of California was said to have taken a ‘special interest’ in the Zero S when he visited the Alt Car Expo. "We are honored that Governor Schwarzenegger took the time to learn about the innovative ...

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Bike sales fall for 12th successive month

Laura Kennerley, 11 November 2009 11:12

Motorcycle manufacturers are calling for the Government to introduce a scrappage scheme for bikes after sales slumped for the 12th month in a row. New figures show bike sales fell 27% in October 2009 compared to the same month last year. This means sales have plummeted by 19.4% so far this year. In light of these alarming figures the Motorcycle ...

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Yamaha launches two new X-Max scooter models

Laura Kennerley, 16 October 2009 17:07

Yamaha has unveiled two new X-Max scooters – with 250cc and 125cc engines. The new X-Max’s have new rigid frames, increased storage capacity and a new dashboard design.   They echo the groundbreaking 500cc TMAX scooter design, with one-piece construction of the front cowling, with a fixed instrument panel inspired by a luxury sports car. They also have a new footboard ...

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Yamaha YBR 125 is Britain's best selling bike

Laura Kennerley, 09 October 2009 15:54

Yamaha had the two best selling bikes in the UK last month. The YBR125 was snapped up by 328 people, while the YZR125 followed hot on its heels with 275 sales. Despite these strong sales, business is still slow with sales down 18.6% year on year, according to figures released by the MCIA. But its not all bad news, sales ...

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