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Win Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS

Rob Hull, 08 February 2008 09:19

This weekend you have the chance to win a very special one-off replica Long Way Down replica BMW R1200GS courtesy of TOTAL Excellium. Charley Boorman testing the new BMW R1200GS Adventure After sponsoring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s Long Way Down series from John O’Groats to Cape Town, TOTAL bought a replica of the stars’ bikes at the post-journey party ...

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Nick Sanders continues on Dakar route

Rob Hull, 15 January 2008 17:43

Despite the cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally for fears of terrorist attacks en route, Nick Sanders and 35 paying bikers have continued their tour to Timbuktu. The original plan was to follow some of the route of the Dakar, however with the rally raid being called off Sanders has decided to continue the guided tour alone. Sanders told MCN: ...

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Salvagers allowed to keep BMWs from MSC Napoli

Rob Hull, 26 October 2007 14:26

Anyone who dragged a BMW motorcycle up Branscombe beach on the coast of Devon back in January this year has been told they can keep the booty.   Salvagers who signed the forms released by the Receiver of Wreck giving all their details have been told they can keep what they took ten months ago, including the lucky few who ...

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‘Split engined’ bike shows how dirty standard fuel is

Rob Hull, 11 October 2007 17:32

This is British Petroleum’s split engine R1200GS Adventure, designed to show the benefits of using advanced fuels. One half of the engine runs on BP Ultimate and the other on ordinary fuel to demonstrate the effect different fuel’s have on a bike’s engine. After 5,000km ride under motorway, suburban and urban conditions, BP says its Ultimate fuel left its half ...

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£28K limited-run classic MV Agusta for sale

Rob Hull, 02 October 2007 11:00

One of the twelve MV Agusta’s built in German between 1979 and 1980 is up for sale on a popular auction website with the price tag of £28,000. Priced at 26,000 German Marks new in 1980, the Corona 1000S was built by Hansen GmbH of Baden Baden under an agreement with MV Agusta after they’d ceased production in Italy in ...

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Biker Britain airs tonight

Rob Hull, 20 September 2007 17:39

Following the release of his book under the same name, Nick Sanders is set to appear in a new ten part series from tonight, exploring the world of Biking in Britain. Riding a Yamaha XT660R, the known motorcycle globe-trotter riders to the TT for Mad Sunday, the North West 200, Beaulieu’s Motorcycle World, the Horizons Unlimited rally and MotoGP at Donington. ...

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Paint My Ride competition winner

Rob Hull, 10 August 2007 15:26

Here is the winner of the Paint My Ride competition running with MCN over the past two months. Michael Manuel, owner of custom paint firm Paint My Ride, handpicked this entry from masses of designs sent to MCN. Winner Fiona Rickeard from Southampton will receive £1390 worth of custom painting tuition for free. Manuel said, “As the response was so ...

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Just one in 6000 illegal mobile phone users caught

Rob Hull, 05 July 2007 15:50

Only one in six thousand motorists who use their phones behind the wheel in London are caught and fined. The study conducted by the Liberal Democrats showed 50 fixed-penalty notices were handed out every day despite 2.6 per cent of motorists each day are spotted using a phone.  

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KTM X-bow car is a sales success

Rob Hull, 22 June 2007 12:12

Just three months after the official unveiling of the KTM X-Bow lightweight sportscar, the Austrian firm has announced their one thousandth order. Due to the massive demand for the car, KTM has opened a separate website where you can make an online reservation to test drive the X-bow: www.ktm-x-bow.com.  

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Tories say DVLA has 7.8m people's details wrong

Rob Hull, 18 June 2007 16:12

Conservative Shadow Transport Minister Chris Grayling MP issued a statement claiming the DVLA has 7.8m driver’s details wrong. He said: “This is a startling figure which has worrying consequences for the safety of people on Britain's roads and raises questions about the bigger issue of identity fraud. “It also makes it much easier for the rogue drivers on our roads ...

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