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Video: Jumping motorcycles in to the sea

Laura Kennerley, 04 December 2009 17:20

Check out this video of crazy Lebonese bikers competing to see who can jump furthest in to the sea. We're not sure what happened to the bikes when they'd finished, or why they thought it was a good idea to launch themselves plus bikes in to the sea either. Watch the video here

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Would watching a celebrity ride a bike encourage your non-biking friends to get on two wheels?

Laura Kennerley, 02 October 2009 11:51

The British motorcycle industry believes it will and has launched a £4m campaign to encourage the masses to consider buying a bike. They have enlisted the help of eight celebs to do this – so far pop star Simon Webbe from Blue and England cricketer Darren Gough have taken up the challenge. Are they the right celebs to get your ...

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Classic bikes, Hailwood and Read memoriblia on offer at Stafford Show

Laura Kennerley, 18 September 2009 10:07

A selection of classic bikes, including a Velocette KTT MkVII, previously owned by the Swedish TT rider, will go under the hammer at the Stafford Show next month. A rare ex-works Vincent Rapide – ‘KAR 223’ - which was ridden by Arthur Merrett in the 1948 International Six Days Trial held at San Remo, Italy is also being flogged. The ...

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Do you know Britain’s most prolific crasher?

Laura Kennerley, 09 September 2009 15:55

Does one of your mate’s deserve the title Britain’s worst crasher? MCN is searching for the rider who has notched up the most spills during his track day antics to award this inauspicious title too.     Our search has been inspired by Andy “Spudy” James, whose mates chucked his damaged Yamaha R6 in a skip after his latest track day ...

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Britain's best selling bike is a 125

Laura Kennerley, 08 September 2009 14:44

Yamaha’s YZF R125 was the best selling bike in the UK for the second month running.  Top 5 125cc sports bikes Find a 125cc motorcycle for sale The single cylinder machine, with MotoGP inspired technology, was snapped up by 198 riders, helping make Yamaha the best selling brand in Britain last month.  Top 10 coolest 125cc motorcycles Figures released by ...

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Bike sales fraud warning

Laura Kennerley, 01 September 2009 11:29

An MCN reader is warning bike sellers to be on their guard against fraudsters after he was targeted. Seventeen-year-old Josh Gray was trying to sell his Gilera SMT 50cc privately when a scammer tried to fleece him. “A guy e-mailed me claiming he lived in Australia and he wanted to buy the bike as a graduation present for his son,” ...

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California Superbike School Ladies Day

Laura Kennerley, 19 August 2009 10:23

The UK arm of the California Superbike School is to host its first ever female only training session. The school is open to any women riders who want to experience level one coaching - which teaches the key skills required to maximise stability when corneringAndy Ibbott UK School Director said: "We ran a 'Ladies only' day in South Africa earlier ...

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New Triumph Thunderbird is “awesome”

Laura Kennerley, 15 July 2009 16:27

Triumph’s new Thunderbird cruiser is just as good as the reviews, according to the first people to ride it. Scores of riders flocked to Jack Lilley Triumph in Ashford, Middlesex, to ride the 1600cc parallel twin cruiser on its launch weekend. None of them had a bad word to say about the new bike, which costs £9,499 for the standard ...

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Donington will host bank holiday BSB

Laura Kennerley, 15 May 2009 17:40

Donington Park has been given the go-ahead to stage the third round of the British Superbike Championship on May 23-25. There was speculation whether the track would pass an inspection imposed by the Motorcycle Circuit Racing Control Board (MCRCB) because of the structural changes being made to the circuit to prepare it for the 2010 Formula One Grand Prix. But ...

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Suzuki launches biggest ever 0% promotion

Laura Kennerley, 07 May 2009 11:14

Suzuki has launched a massive new finance campaign with 14 new models available with 0% APR finance. For just £500 deposit riders can snap up a 2008 GSX-R600 and 750 models, all Bandit 1250 models, V-Strom 650 variants, as well as the GSX650F, SV650 Sport and DR125SM on 0% finance. Suzuki GB's general manager, sales, Paul de Lusignan, said: "This ...

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