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Motorcyclists still hate Volvos… and BMWs too!

Michael Carroll, 10 October 2008 10:44

Volvos are still the most hated car on the road, a survey of British motorcyclists shows. The poll of 206 bikers by insurance firm Bennetts found that 28% of motorcyclists regard Volvo drivers as the least considerate and most dangerous on our roads, closely followed by BMWs which took 27% of the vote. Porsches were ranked third (16%), Land Rover ...

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BMF blasts daytime lights laws

Michael Carroll, 25 September 2008 17:34

The BMF has slammed a European Commission decision to fit daytime running lights (DRLs) to all new cars from 2011, claiming the move will make it harder to spot motorcycles. New laws introduced on Wednesday will require all cars and small vans made from February 2011 onwards to be fitted with dedicated DRLs, which would come on automatically when the ...

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Hein Gericke offer £200 off Alpinestars and Arlen Ness kit

Michael Carroll, 21 July 2008 15:30

Hein Gericke has slashed up to £200 off the cost of high-end Arlen Ness and Alpinestars riding kit, as part of a summer sale. Alpinestars leather suits The price of Arlen Ness’ LS1 suit has been reduced from £599.99 to £399.99. The cowhide suit features Kevlar stretch panels on the arms and legs, an aerodynamic speed hump on the back, ...

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Mid-Wales gets new Kawasaki dealership

Michael Carroll, 18 June 2008 15:31

Kawasaki has expanded the number of official dealerships in the UK, with the addition of GT Superbikes in Talbot Green, Mid-Glamorgan, now added to its dealer list. The outlet is owned by Gareth Gill and Terry Donovan, who have a combined experience of 30 years in the motorcycle trade. The pair opened GT Superbikes four years ago, and said they ...

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One-way becomes two for cyclists

Michael Carroll, 04 June 2008 14:09

Cyclists are being offered the chance to legitimately ride the wrong way along one-way streets, under a trial being conducted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The trial is being run on six residential streets, and could be extended to other roads in the borough provided there is no significant increase in accidents. While some councils have built ...

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Embedded ground anchors fitted in Grimsby

Michael Carroll, 09 May 2008 10:53

North East Lincolnshire Council has made the centre of Grimsby more motorcycle friendly by incorporating kerb-mounted ground anchors into a city centre redevelopment scheme. The anchors are produced by Metric Parking and are designed to fit into the space normally occupied by a kerb stone, to eliminate any danger of pedestrians tripping over a regular ground anchor, which would protrude ...

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Anonymous tip-offs form part of Kent’s summer campaign

Michael Carroll, 25 April 2008 13:55

Kent Police is encouraging the public to blow the whistle on motorcyclists they believe are riding dangerously. The force says road users should call Crimestoppers to report “anti-social riders”, because such motorcyclists put other motorists at risk. The anonymous tip-off’s would form one of a number of measures being introduced as part of Kent Police’s Safer Summer campaign, which it ...

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TT spectator death inquest focuses on signage

Michael Carroll, 13 March 2008 13:46

The first day of an inquest into the deaths of a rider and two spectators on the final day of last year’s Isle of Man TT races has heard the spectators may have been unaware they were standing in a prohibited area. Get the latest new on the 2008 Isle of Man TT here Dean Jacob and Gregory Kenzig were ...

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Motorcycle assault charge not proven

Michael Carroll, 29 February 2008 17:34

A driver accused of assaulting a motorcyclist with a mallet at a set of traffic lights in Edinburgh has been found guilty of a breach of the peace by a jury at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Read the original story here Brian Docherty was charged with a breach of the peace, assault, and possession of a lock-knife, but the jury ...

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Motorcyclist says driver hit him with a mallet

Michael Carroll, 26 February 2008 16:39

A man is standing trial in Edinburgh today, accused of hitting a motorcyclist on the head with a rubber mallet in a random attack at a set of traffic lights. Bernard Docherty is alleged to have driven his 4x4 into the side of motorcyclist Paul Wisdom’s motorcycle, trapping the rider’s leg between the footpeg and the side step of the ...

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