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Video funny: Breaking in new leathers, racer style

Rob Hull, 23 October 2008 14:07

Ever wanted to know the best way to break in a new set of motorcycle leathers? Eugene Laverty, Jonathan Rea and Scott Redding may just have the answer…basketball. Check out the video to find out more.

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Chris Vermeulen Australia GP replica Suzuki GSX-R1000

Rob Hull, 13 February 2008 08:47

Stamford Superbikes is selling six of these Chris Vermeulen replica GSX-R1000s, the colour scheme used by the Aussie as a tribute to his protégé Barry Sheene at the Australian MotoGP last year. Only available from Stamford Superbikes, each of the six specially painted machines is individually numbered on the airbox cover and come with twin titanium Arrow silencers with carbon ...

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Ducati Monster Competition winner

Rob Hull, 19 October 2007 14:38

Tracy Parkhurst from Tadley in Hampshire picked up her new Ducati S2R Monster at last weekend’s final BSB round at Brands Hatch after winning the test ride competition. The competition ran by the Italian manufacture was narrowed down to just ten finalists from all the people who test rode a Ducati this summer. Those ten people were treated to VIP ...

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Hairy Bikers planning Paris to Dakar trip

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 10:27

TV chefs Si King and Dave Myers, better known as the Hairy Bikers, are in talks to ride the Paris to Dakar route for 2008. The pair are contemplating joining a team from Tyneside on the Heroes Legend Rally, an event that follows the route of the official rally raid organised by three-time Dakar winner Hubert Auriol. King said, “It’s ...

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Q&A: Billy Baxter and a blind lap of Donington

Rob Hull, 26 September 2007 10:41

Blind landspeed record holder Billy Baxter took to a Ducati 695 last weekend at the Bennetts British Superbike round at Donington Park to complete the first blind lap of the Leicestershire circuit. MCN caught up with Billy after he’d completed his feat to see how it went, what’s next in store and why he’s so obsessed with the motorcycle. MCN: ...

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Long Way Down Q&A

Rob Hull, 14 August 2007 19:13

Last week Paul Caunce and Peter Elgin returned from a trip of a lifetime riding alongside Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.The pair paid over £10,000 each at this year’s Riders for Health Day of Champions to ride the last two days of the 15,000 mile adventure.Here are their thoughts on the activities out in South Africa. ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reveal Long Way Up is on the cards

Rob Hull, 09 August 2007 18:29

In an exclusive interview with MCN this week Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman revealed they are planning to do another riding documentary, if we want it to happen. The pair who last weekend finished their latest adventure, Long Way Down, taking the acting duo from John O’Groats to Cape Town in South Africa spoke to MCN this week about their plans for ...

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Ban bikes petition

Rob Hull, 08 August 2007 14:05

A new petition has been created on the 10 Downing Street website calling to ban the sale and use of motorcycles.The petition, which was set up on October 1 by a Peter A Jordan, says: “Motorbikes are dangerous to all road users, are frequently driven recklessly, and cause a disproportionate number of deaths and serious injuries. Their removal would benefit ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman reach Cape Town

Rob Hull, 05 August 2007 17:59

Eighty-five days after setting off from John O’Groats, actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman have completed their Long Way Down voyage by reaching Cape Town, South Africa. Three months and 18 countries had gone by when the duo crossed the finish line on Saturday afternoon against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain. When asked about the 15,000 mile journey Ewan McGregor said, “It’s been ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman begin final stint on Long Way Down

Rob Hull, 26 July 2007 11:16

Long Way Down stars Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are encountering the final stages of their motorcycle ride that culminates in Cape Town next week. In a live interview on the Chris Moyles show with Scott Mills this morning on BBC Radio 1, Ewan McGregor told how the pair were due to arrive in Namibia today.”We are currently in Botswana ...

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