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Summer opening times for Sammy Miller Museum

MCN News Desk, 11 February 2009 11:55

The Sammy Miller Museum will be opening its doors for summer opening hours from next Monday (February 16). The museum, which houses more than 400 fully restored motorcycles, will now open every day between 10am and 4.30pm. Factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning seven decades of motorcycling for sport and for pleasure are among the exhibits. The museum ...

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Suzuki GSX-R1000s ‘recalled’ for extra frame bracing

MCN News Desk, 04 February 2009 16:03

Owners of 2005/2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000s can to hear from Suzuki soon, following reports of frames cracking around the headstock. VOSA hasn’t deemed the incidents - which occurred following ‘extreme situations’ including heavily-landed wheelies - worthy of a full recall, but Suzuki aims to fit every bike of the period with extra bracing. All owners, including those buyers of used machines, will ...

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Father reunited with Sunbeam motorcycle

MCN News Desk, 03 February 2009 10:49

Two sons have reunited their 77-year-old father with the Sunbeam S7 Deluxe he rode in the 1950s. Paul and John Kilminster from Guernsey spent 17 years tracking down KNM 664, which their father Dave had bought for £145 in May 1955.    Kilminster used the bike as his daily commute and for trips to everywhere from Newquay to the south of ...

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Honda raises £4,000 for NSPCC

MCN News Desk, 02 February 2009 14:50

Visitors to the NEC Bike Show in December helped Honda raise £4,000 for charity, it has been revealed today. The Japanese manufacturer collected the money by offering re-useable fabric branded bags to customers at the show for a recommended donation of £1. Visitors dug deep and raised £4,342.13 which will be given to the children’s charity NSPCC.

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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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Yamaha reports first loss in four years

MCN News Desk, 28 January 2009 13:42

Yamaha has posted its first quarterly loss in at least four years, according to financial experts Bloomberg. The Japanese firm, the world’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer, had a fourth-quarter loss of 41.65 billion Yen (£327 million). Yamahas for sale Bloomberg calculated the loss from preliminary full-year figures released by Yamaha today. Yamaha has lost customers in North America and Europe ...

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Third generation Peugeot Speedfight to arrive in Summer

MCN News Desk, 26 January 2009 09:00

The third generation of the Peugeot Speedfight will be here in Summer and marks 10 years since the last major restyle. With more than half a million Speedfights now sold, Peugeot has kept the looks similar. Peugeot Speedfights for sale It gets a new chassis, the fuel tank is relocated under the floor pan and it gets dual forks instead ...

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Kawasaki GTR1400 recall

MCN News Desk, 23 January 2009 10:43

Kawasaki is recalling GTR1400 tourers for work on the area around the rear brake pedal. Owners of machines that require the modification are being contacted and asked to contact their local franchised Kawasaki dealer in order to arrange the fitting of a new part. The reason for the recall is that, on some units of GTR1400 under certain riding conditions, ...

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Richard Hammond injures pelvis in horse riding fall

MCN News Desk, 20 January 2009 14:39

Richard Hammond has hurt himself again – this time on a horse and he says it’s a worse injury than he has ever had in 25 years of riding motorcycles. The accident happened on the day he was about to go out on a new Suzuki Hayabusa for the first time. Hammond was getting in some riding practice for a ...

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Honda extends 'Brave the Elements' deal

MCN News Desk, 14 January 2009 14:27

Honda is extending its ‘brave the elements’ scheme this winter, by extending the current offer on four of its most popular motorcycle models until 31 March 2009. Honda’s VFR800 VTEC sports-tourer, NT700V Deauville tourer, XL1000V Varadero adventure machine (all in either standard or ABS versions), as well as the XL700VA Transalp, all come with a free 45-litre colour matched top-box ...

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