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Double Glory For Yamaha Technicians

MCN News Desk, 02 February 2009 14:31

A motorcycle technician from Alf England Motorcycles, in Bedworth, has won the Yamaha Technician Grand Prix for the second time. Nigel Cartwright from Tamworth won the bi-annual event designed to test practical technical skills and theoretical knowledge. Cartwright won a new Yamaha T-Max scooter worth £6,000, while his Alf England colleague, Robert Berry from Nuneaton scooped a runners-up place receiving ...

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Free motorcyle insurance from Kymco

MCN News Desk, 16 January 2009 10:09

Kymco has re-launched its own-branded insurance scheme for motorcycles and scooters with free cover for 16-19 year olds across Kymco’s complete range of 50cc and 125cc bikes and scooters. Supported by a dedicated customer phone-line and on-line enquiry service, the free insurance also includes roadside assistance, a 24/7 claims service and up to £100,000 of legal protection. The offer is subject to terms ...

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Nick Gale completes pricy chop

MCN News Desk, 04 January 2009 09:00

This is one of the first custom choppers in the UK to use high-tech electronics originally developed for cars. The £40,000 Deliverance features a keyless start system in place of the traditional ignition system, and digital displays on the mirrors rather than regular clocks and dials. It was completed by Nick Gale Custom Motorcycles in mid-December. Far from being just a ...

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Honda Fury technology revealed

MCN News Desk, 31 December 2008 10:00

These are the official design drawings of the new Honda Fury custom bike set to be launched in January at the New York motorcycle show. The subject of endless internet speculation, the Fury is Honda's first attempt at an all-out custom bike in the “American Chopper” mould, designed to go head-to-head with bikes like Harley Davidson's Rocker and Yamaha's Raider in ...

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Video: New Lambrettas unveiled

MCN News Desk, 25 December 2008 09:00

LAMBRETTA scooters have returned to the world stage after an Italian firm unveiled three new Chinese-made models. The Pato 50, 125 and 150 made their public debut earlier this year in a flurry of publicity.  The scooters are only going to be available in Italy, through Italian firm Motom. Watch the clip to see the new scooters in action.

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Are these the ultimate R1 and B-King customs?

MCN News Desk, 24 December 2008 16:30

This American custom-built Yamaha R1 and B King are the latest products of Nick Anglada at Custom Sportbike Concepts in Volusia County, Florida. The R1 was built for a customer who wanted the look of the custom bikes seen so much in the US but without the handling compromises associated with longer swingarms, dropped suspension and massive 300-section rear wheels. This ...

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Video: Underwater motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 22 December 2008 11:58

Tired of swimming on scuba-diving trips? Then this Russian underwater bike could be for you! The Aqua Star has been developed by Dimtry and Timophey Ryabikiny from the Russian city of Yeisk. It can be used at depths of 12 metres and achieves 4.3mph, and has two engines to allow it to operate underwater.

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MCN reader wins Suzuki GSX-R600

MCN News Desk, 19 December 2008 15:31

Justian Gray has scooped a Suzuki GSX-R600 after entering a year long competition with Suzuki at MCN Live! at Butlins, Skegness. Gray, from York, couldn’t believe it when Suzuki GB rang him to tell him he’d won, saying: “I think I’m over the shock now! It's been great, and I've even been able to choose the colour I wanted. "I ...

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HATOs could get powers to seize your motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 07 December 2007 12:31

Highways Agency Traffic Officers introduced to assist police could get the powers to seize your motorcycle under new proposals. Officers will be given the same powers as police officers to remove broken down or abandoned vehicles from the roadside to a secure compound, and the Secretary of State will have the power to store the vehicles removed by HATOs and recover costs ...

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IPCC clears North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom over dead biker complaint

MCN News Desk, 09 November 2007 08:59

The Independent Police Complaints Comission (IPCC) has cleared North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom of any wrongdoing in an investigation into the display of a decapitated motorcyclist at the launch of a road safety campaign - without the consent of the biker's family. "The IPCC independent investigation has found no evidence that the Chief Constable contravened Criminal Law or breached ...

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