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Friday funny: The real easy rider

Michael Carroll, 12 December 2008 14:27

Who says men can’t multi-task? This rider manages to negotiate through heavy traffic while writing a text message on his phone, and generally kicking back and relaxing. Could you relax on your bike with driving standards like that? Nice helmet, too.

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NEC Show: Melandri asks for chassis and engine changes

Michael Carroll, 08 December 2008 09:39

Marco Melandri says Kawasaki needs to improve the chassis and power delivery of its MotoGP bike become a top level team in 2009. The Italian rider has had two tests on the 2008 bike, but will have a new bike to ride during testing in February. “I know it’s going to be a very hard challenge. The character of the ...

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Life sentence for Gerry Tobin killers

Michael Carroll, 28 November 2008 13:26

All seven Outlaw gang members convicted of killing Gerry Tobin have been jailed for life. The judge called the murder “appalling”, noting the only reason he was gunned down while riding home from the Bulldog Bash in 2007 was that he was a member of the Hell's Angels. Simon Turner, Malcolm Bull, Dane Garside, Dean Taylor, Karl Garside, and Ian ...

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Local dialect used in speed signs

Michael Carroll, 03 September 2008 13:25

Locals from a Norfolk village are investing in anti-speeding signs with a difference, by wording messages in local dialect, a report in the Daily Telegraph states. Residents of Wiveton hope the Slow You Down sign will help cut crashes in their village, while being more in-keeping with the surroundings than conventional signs.  

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Gang violence results in supercross champion’s death

Michael Carroll, 21 August 2008 10:09

A five-time Mexican supercross champion was brutally murdered in his home by a biker gang on Monday. Rene Tercero Reyes Aguirre was shot by an armed gang who broke into his home in Juarez, Mexico. Two friends of the 24 year old rider were also murdered in the attack, which followed a series of violent gang-related attacks in the town ...

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Quad-death father charged with manslaughter

Michael Carroll, 24 July 2008 09:32

The father of a seven year old girl who was killed when her quad bike collided with an oncoming vehicle was charged with manslaughter yesterday. Gary Cooke was leading his daughter Elizabeth up a country lane near their home in Blackmore, Essex, in his car, when the accident occurred last December. The driver of the other vehicle was not charged. ...

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Soldier wins Toseland’s Yamaha R1

Michael Carroll, 21 July 2008 14:43

A Yamaha R1 ridden by James Toseland during a promotional event at Silverstone has been given away by insurance firm Bennetts. See the same Yamaha R1 being ridden by James Toseland Army Sergeant Richard Green won the motorcycle, after his name was entered into the prize draw when he called Bennetts for an insurance quote. In addition to winning the ...

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Insure your new Suzuki GSX-R600 for under £100

Michael Carroll, 08 July 2008 10:59

Suzuki is looking to tempt motorcyclists towards its GSX-R600 by offering a low-cost insurance deal on all 2008 models registered from July 7 onwards. Video: Suzuki unveil 2008 GSX-R600 Video: Onboard the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 The deal offers fully comprehensive insurance for £99, and is available to riders aged between 25 and 75. Suzuki GB marketing manager George Cheeseman says ...

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John Lennon’s Monkey Bike sells for £30,000

Michael Carroll, 19 June 2008 09:58

The auction of a monkey bike once owned by John Lennon (MCN, April 23, 2008) has surpassed the reserve price set out by auction house Bonhams by a massive £22,000. Bonhams had set the reserve price for the 1970s Honda 160Z at £6,000-8000, but the bike eventually fetched £30,000 at the auction held yesterday, after fierce bidding by a pair ...

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Shell driver’s strike set to go ahead

Michael Carroll, 11 June 2008 11:34

Tanker drivers who deliver fuel to Shell’s UK forecourts look set to carry out a four-day strike over the weekend, after their union Unite failed to agree a new pay deal with haulage firms. Unite and haulage companies Hoyer and Suckling Transport took the dispute to the conciliation service ACAS earlier this week, in a bid to avert the strike. ...

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