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BKS working on new body armour

Michael Carroll, 31 January 2009 19:40

James Toseland and Tommy Hill will test a new style body armour for leathers firm BKS, and you could be wearing it in 2010. The prototype armour is thinner and tougher than the armour BKS currently uses, and will wrap further around knees, elbows, and shoulders to protect from puncture injuries.  Pictured is the firm’s knee protector, which already meets ...

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Noriyuki Haga paintjob revived

Michael Carroll, 10 October 2008 16:07

Noriyuki Haga fans can bag this Aprilia RSV1000 with a replica of his 2002 World Superbike paintjob for just £700 more than a standard RSV. Aprilia RSV1000s for sale Peterborough dealer Taz Motorcycles is selling the bike for £7,695 on-the-road. It features a Dream Machines paintjob, and a pair of Arrow race exhausts worth £800, which includes the cost of ...

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Bellagio cruiser gets new paint scheme

Michael Carroll, 26 September 2008 17:38

Moto Guzzi has added a new two-tone paint scheme to the colour options available for its Bellagio sports cruiser. The motorcycle can now be bought in grey and white in addition to the existing coal black colour. The two-tone bike costs £7,199 on the road, and the black version £6,999.

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London borough mayor passionate about motorcycles

Michael Carroll, 19 September 2008 14:30

Britain’s youngest borough mayor has a dark secret. He’s mad about motorcycles, and wants to do all he can to encourage people to ride. Andrew Johnson, 28, is the mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham borough council, but the post offers no executive powers, meaning all he can to do to punt bikes up the agenda is bend the ears of ...

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Boris Johnson demands bus lanes be opened to motorcycles

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 10:54

London Mayor Boris Johnson has instructed Transport for London (TfL) to ensure that motorcycles are allowed to use the capital’s bus lanes before the end of the year. Sign our petition to open bus lanes to motorcycles Johnson issued the instruction as part of a series of measures he wants to see introduced to cut congestion in the city, after ...

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Westminster parking protest group formed

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 09:26

London motorcyclists are banding together to protest against the introduction of bike parking charges by Westminster City Council. The Westminster Motorcycle Charging Direct Action group is planning a go-slow ride on August 22, which would set off from Hyde Park Corner at 9am. Organiser Paul Amery has set up the group on social networking site Facebook. He says that the ...

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Parking bay charges launched today in Westminster

Michael Carroll, 04 August 2008 15:54

Westminster City Council today began introducing a £1.50 per day charge for motorcycle parking. The council has planned a phased rollout of the charging scheme, with all its bays due to be covered by the end of August. Riders can pay for parking by setting up a Pay by Phone account, or they can pre-register for the scheme online. In ...

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AA uses Suzuki Burgmans to cut response time

Michael Carroll, 04 August 2008 13:13

The AA has just put a fleet of 16 Suzuki Burgman scooters on the roads of London, Birmingham, and Manchester as part of its rapid breakdown response fleet. Suzuki Burgmans for sale The maxi-scooters are painted in the AA’s livery and carry the firm’s warning beacons, and should help the firm’s patrol men to cut through heavy traffic in each ...

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Video: Ace Cafe Racer unveiled

Michael Carroll, 18 June 2008 11:10

MCN was invited to take a sneak peak at the completed Ace Cafe Racer before it is shipped to the United States and we have some video footage of it running. Mark Wilsmore, Managing Director of the Ace Cafe, unveiled the bike to a select group of family and friends. Upon its arrival in America it will be part of the 50th anniversary ...

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Europe’s first Vision Zero road is good news for motorcyclists

Michael Carroll, 12 May 2008 09:39

The first stretch of road in Europe built according to the goals of Vision Zero has been hailed as a milestone for motorcycle safety by the president of the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA). Hans Petter Strifeldt says the 15km stretch of RV32 road in Norway puts motorcycling back into the heart of Vision Zero, a strategy designed to ...

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