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Manchester bikers slow to show congestion charging views

Michael Carroll, 07 August 2008 12:33

Greater Manchester council is urging motorcyclists to get on-board its consultation regarding the proposed introduction of a congestion charge in the city. The public is currently being asked for its views on which vehicles should have to pay the charge, and which should get exemptions. A spokeswoman for the council says motorcyclists have been sluggish to argue their case for ...

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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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Only 100 official Royal Enfields left in UK

Michael Carroll, 31 July 2008 10:29

There are only 100 new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 motorcycles left for sale in the UK, after the firm stopped shipping the bikes to Europe because it no-longer meets European emissions laws. Royal Enfields for sale Exports from Enfield’s Indian factory to Europe were stopped at the end of 2007, however UK retailers stocked up on the model to ensure ...

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Former boss of Indian Motorcycles arrested

Michael Carroll, 31 July 2008 10:10

The former boss of the Indian Motorcycle Company has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle a Harley-Davidson out of the U.S. Harley Davidsons for sale Rey Sotelo is accused of racketeering, conspiracy to traffic stolen parts, being a loan shark, and of being involved in deals with outlawed bike gangs. He is one of 11 men arrested on ...

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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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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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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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