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X-Games champ Jeremy Lusk dies after crash

Michael Carroll, 10 February 2009 09:54

Reigning X-Games champion Jeremy Lusk has died following a serious accident during an event in Costa Rica on Saturday. The 24 year-old freestyle motocross rider crashed his Yamaha YZ250 heavily after failing to fully rotate a flip. He was rushed into emergency surgery to drain blood that had collected around his brain, but died late last night.

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NEC Show: Traders feel the pinch

Michael Carroll, 08 December 2008 09:44

Retailers branded the 2008 NEC show as one of their toughest ever, as the credit crunch hit home. Some traders said sales were down by almost 50% compared to 2007, despite a good effort by the show’s organisers to attract visitors by laying on a wide variety of stands and stars. “People just don’t want to spend,” says Clare Keeley, ...

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Picture gallery: Vintage customs

Michael Carroll, 28 November 2008 10:48

Bike builders on both sides of the Atlantic are leading a new trend in customising – the veteran or vintage-inspired look. Their aim is to build original bikes with all the style of original machines, but with the reliability today’s engineering and materials can provide. UK-based Thomas Harvey is making bikes that mimic Vintage bikes from around 1915, while in ...

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German team build the 'world's heaviest bike'

Michael Carroll, 01 October 2008 11:47

Aprilia might be obsessed with saving weight on its new RSV4, but the Germans are bucking the trend with 4.7 tonne, tank-engines behemoth. Named Katharina die Grose, it holds the world record for being the heaviest motorcycle in the world. It was built by Mike Opara, Ingo Brandt and Tilo and Wilfried Niebel at German firm Harzer Bike Schmiede. The ...

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Carl Fogarty to take part in Iron Butt

Michael Carroll, 17 July 2008 09:43

Carl Fogarty is set to make his return to competitive riding by taking part in the Iron Butts challenge later this year. Foggy has agreed to head up a celebrity team in the event, which aims to circumnavigate the Mediterranean Sea in 15 days, covering a distance of 7,500 miles in the process. The event is open to all riders, and ...

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Scott Leathers still in business

Michael Carroll, 15 July 2008 16:56

Scott Leathers is still open for business, despite reports in the Sunday Telegraph that stated the company had gone bust, owner Jim Aird has told MCN. View leather suits for sale here Aird says the newspaper seems to have got confused after the firm rebranded itself as Scott Leathers, having previously been called Scott Leathers International. “We’ve restructured the company,” ...

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Free parts offered with GSX-R1000

Michael Carroll, 18 June 2008 18:22

Suzuki is looking to tempt buyers towards its GSX-R1000 by offering them £700-worth of free accessories if they purchase the motorcycle before September 30. Buyers would be given a choice of 195 official Suzuki accessories, which include exhaust systems from Yoshimura, leathers by Dainese, helmets from Shoei, and clothing. If a customer chooses an item costing more than £700, they ...

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Michael Schumacher crashes Honda Fireblade at Sachsenring

Michael Carroll, 16 June 2008 16:24

Michael Schumacher’s chances of victory at the forthcoming German Superbike races at Sachsenring don’t look good, after the former F1 champion threw his Honda Fireblade away mid-corner during practice. The racer is preparing to take on Germany’s motorcycle racing elite for the second time in the 2008 season this weekend, aboard a Holzhauer Racing-prepared Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Schumacher had slipped ...

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Better roads are key to increasing safety

Michael Carroll, 04 June 2008 11:11

UK motorists believe that improvements to the quality of our roads would help to reduce accidents, a survey by the AA shows. Two inch potholes left untreated The AA questioned 17,481 motorists and found that 72% believed improvements to roads and junctions would help to increase safety, compared to 25% who thought that more traffic police is the way forward, ...

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Eastbourne Eagles speedway star fined for assault

Michael Carroll, 27 May 2008 11:20

Motorcycle speedway rider Lewis Bridger has been fined £1500 and ordered to pay £500 compensation, after admitting to an assault. The 18-year old Eastbourne Eagles rider appeared before Lewes Crown Court late last week and was charged following a punch-up in a nightclub, but avoided a spell in prison because of his success in speedway.  

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