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Product review: Garmin Zumo 220 satnav with Bluetooth headset

Garmin Zumo 220 satnav with Bluetooth headset, £399 Time owned: One year What’s good: Its industrial in its level of reliability and durability. Mine has bounced along the road (my own stupid fault). A plastic border around the screen came off and went back on. Otherwise it was unscathed. It's as tough as a rubber ball. It's waterproof and has ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2012

French breathalyser fines postponed

Fines for not carrying a breathalyser kit in France have been postponed until March next year. The on-the-spot fines were originally due to be in force by November 1 this year. Motorcyclists and drivers caught without a breathalyser kit will have to pay €11 (£8.90). Moped riders are exempt. Motorists are expected to use the breathalysers to check that they ...

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  • 19 October 2012

Olympic ‘oversight’ over Games Lanes

Olympic organisers face criticism for excluding motorcyclists from Games Lanes reserved for athletes, officials and VIPs. The Motorcycle Action Group says it’s an “obvious oversight” because letting motorcyclists share the lanes would reduce congestion and emissions. Around 30 miles of Games Lanes opened last Wednesday to people directly involved in the Olympics. Anyone else who enters them risks a £130 ...

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  • 27 July 2012

Product review: R&G heated grips

R&G heated grips, £40 Time used: Four months What’s good: Bike manufacturers’ heated grips can cost £250. This pair is £40 and works perfectly well. The control box can be a weakness on aftermarket grips likes these. The box on the £80 Oxford Products pair these replaced was awkward to use and stopped working. But this one is easy to ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 25 July 2012

Rider and pillion ‘blown off bike’ by wind

A rider and pillion were taken to hospital after being ‘apparently blown off their bike by the wind’ on the motorway according to emergency services. Two lanes of the M4 were closed for nearly three hours after the incident at around midday on Monday near Swindon, Wiltshire. The female rider suffered a “potentially serious” head injury, ambulance crews said. Her male passenger ...

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  • General news
  • 09 May 2012

Honda show bikes destroyed in fire

Honda show bikes worth nearly half a million pounds are feared to have been destroyed in a warehouse fire.  Up to 50 bikes were destroyed when the blaze tore through the premises of Honda’s events agency, KCS Group, early this morning. Machines stored there appeared on Honda’s stand at the motorcycle show in London’s Excel Centre last month. They were due to be ...

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  • General news
  • 20 March 2012

Aprilia SRV850 first ride: "like something made as a dare"

The new Aprilia SRV850 is the most powerful scooter yet - and nearly £2000 cheaper than BMW's C650 GT. The SRV850 is a restyled and re badged Gilera GP800 with the same chassis and 839cc V-twin engine. Aprilia says there have been 250 tweaks, including to the suspension and engine, resulting in sportier handling and marginally more power - 76bhp ...

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  • First rides & tests
  • 15 March 2012

Product review: Garmin Zumo 220 satnav and Scala Bluetooth headset

Garmin Zumo 220 satnav and Scala Bluetooth headset, £399.99Miles covered/time: 500/two months What's good: It’s waterproof and designed primarily for motorcycling but also has modes for driving, walking and cycling, with mounting brackets for motorbike and car included. The maps are decent, easily updated via a computer and cover Europe, and the device seldom struggles for a signal. It’s got ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 23 November 2011

Bodywork repair by Kas Racepaint

Bodywork repair by Kas Racepaint, £380 Time owned: One month What's good: My KR1S fairing had a big bit missing where a corner had snapped off the top half, while the bottom half had shattered boltholes making it impossible to join the two pieces together. Kas Racepaint fabricated and painted a new corner, fixed the holes and got the whole ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 29 July 2011

Product review: Oxford Bumper cable lock

Oxford Bumper cable lock, £3.99 (£3.79 on MCN shop)Time used: Six years What's good: It’s convenient and useful for low-risk applications like locking a helmet to a wheel while you pop into a shop. It will fit in the smallest nook or pocket and it’s so light you’ll forget it’s there. Save £££s on motorcycle locks In a not-particularly scientific ...

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  • Parts & accessories
  • 30 March 2011


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