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Biker loses leg but doesn't notice

Tony Carter, 15 August 2007 10:30

A motorcyclist didn’t realise his leg had been severed after he hit a safety barrier and rode on for more than a mile, leaving his friend to pick up the missing limb. According to police reports, the unnamed 54-year-old office worker was out riding with a group of friends in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu near Tokyo yesterday and misjudged a bend, ...

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Suspected bike thief traced by severed finger

Tony Carter, 09 August 2007 09:26

A suspected motorcycle thief has been traced by police after he left one of his fingers at a crime scene. The severed finger was found at the Persimmon Homes building site in the West Harton area of South Shields when workers called police following the theft of a motorcycle on Tuesday. Police found a man missing a finger in a nearby accident ...

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Bike closes airport

Tony Carter, 23 July 2007 13:06

Poland’s biggest airport was closed last week because of an abandoned motorcycle. Thousands of travellers had to be evacuated when the lone motorcycle was spotted alone near the base of the main terminal. Artur Burak, spokesman for the Warsaw Okecie Airport, said all flights had been delayed while the motorcycle was destroyed. After investigation it was decided that the motorcycle ...

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Long Way Down latest

Tony Carter, 31 May 2007 09:19

Ewan McGregor and sidekick Charley Boorman have just let slip their latest location on the Long Way Down trip on the Radio One Breakfast Show. They have been keeping their progress fairly secret for security reasons, but speaking to DJ Chris Moyles McGregor said: “I’m getting 300 miles from a tank of fuel on my bike. We’ve just come through ...

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RAF Captain and motorcycling hero dies at 90

Tony Carter, 09 May 2007 16:02

Group Captain Stafford Coulson, one of British motorcycling’s most fascinating characters, has died at the age of 90. Coulson, an RAF Pathfinder pilot during the Second World War, starting racing bikes in the 1930s and was one of the few to wear a Gold Medal for lapping Brooklands at over 100mph, despite riding a low-powered 350 BSA. After the war ...

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0 per cent finance on Kawasaki ZX-10R

Tony Carter, 05 March 2007 16:01

Kawasaki has extended it’s 0% finance deal to cover any new ZX-10R bought before May 6. The three-year deal applies to any brand new 2006 or 2007 model ZX-10R bought at any official Kawasaki dealer. The offer is also available on any new ER-6n or ER-6f. See your local dealer for more details.

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