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Milan show: 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 to cost £10,995

Rob Hull, 10 November 2009 08:46

Ducati's UK Manager Tim Maccabee has confirmed to MCN that the new Ducati Multistrada 1200 will retail for £10,995 on the road. The 150bhp GS rival was officially launched in all three of its 2010 guises at the EICMA Show in Milan last night. And while prices haven’t been officially confirmed for the higher spec Multristrada 1200 S models, the ...

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Trike goes on sale for charity

Rob Hull, 28 November 2008 17:11

A very special trike has gone up for auction on eBay today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. The 1300cc Austin Metro-powered trike was built within the year thanks to donations from various motorcycle forums, local bike businesses and friends of Alison Porter who the bike was built for after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year. ...

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Gallery: Amazing Roland Sands Ducati Hypermotard custom

Rob Hull, 16 January 2008 12:33

Believe it or not but this hooligan-looking machine started life as a sophisticated specimen out of the Ducati factory in Bologna as a standard Hypermotard. But once US customising legend Roland Sands got his hands on it he and his team completely transformed the look of the bike, without losing a single millimetre of style. Check out the gallery to see ...

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V12 Diesel powered motorcycle

Rob Hull, 30 November 2007 11:31

IF G.I Joe rode a bike, this would be it. A 620hp diesel V12 powered bike and sidecar outfit powered by a Soviet T-55 tank. This behemoth of a bike has been built by mental German builders, Harzer Bike Company. Tilo Niebel and his clan of nuts bikers have come up with a few ‘out-of-the-ordinary’ machines in the past, but ...

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MI2 stuntman sues for bike stunt

Rob Hull, 08 October 2007 16:00

A stuntman who was injured during the filming of Mission Impossible II in 1999 is suing Paramount Pictures for $2m after a motorcycle hit him during filming. In the scene, a motorcycle was to jump from the end of a bridge over two guards standing with their guns drawn. However the stunt malfunctioned and Mark Joseph Connolly took the full ...

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Police biker attacked by motorist

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:32

A Sussex Police Officer has been treated for injuries after a driver he attempted to stop reversed into his motorcycle. The motorcycle cop had indicated to a blue Ford Modeo to pull over in Littlehampton on the A259 when the driver reversed at high speeds into him knocking him and his motorcycle over.  The police sergeant received minor injuries and ...

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Fireman biker head-butts 60-year-old

Rob Hull, 23 July 2007 12:04

A fireman from Chichester has been sentenced for head-butting a 60-year-old man while still wearing his motorcycle helmet in a road rage incident. Darren Hurford, 40, was sentenced to an 18-month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £250 compensation and £175 in costs at Worthing Magistrates Court last week. The car driver, Michael Talbot, had collided with Hurford’s ...

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Motorcycle crash boxer was over the limit

Rob Hull, 21 June 2007 16:43

The former two-time boxing World Champion, Diego Corrales, who died last month in a motorcycle accident, was riding while three times over the alcohol limit. Corrales, known as ‘Chico’ died in a collision involving three vehicles on May 7. He was riding a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000. Toxicology tests revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.25 per cent at the time of the ...

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Red sheep entertain drivers

Rob Hull, 07 April 2007 05:30

A farmer has decided to “brighten things up” for motorists on the M8 in West Lothian by painting his flock of sheep red. The sheep, which graze in a field next to the road, have caused a stir with passers-by according to farmer Andrew Jack. ”The dyes are obviously animal friendly and we are now considering replacing them with pink sheep ...

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Video: KTM 690SM Launch

Rob Hull, 19 March 2007 17:30

MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child spent a few days in Spain at the launch of the totally-new KTM 690SM. The Austrian firm are known for their supermoto building ability, so check out the video for Chad's first impressions of the new bike.


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