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MSTA campaigns for consumer action on petrol prices

Michael Carroll, 23 May 2008 10:10

The Motorcycle Show Traders Association has launched a campaign encouraging consumers to boycott petrol stations owned by the two biggest oil companies, Esso and BP. The Association wants all consumers to stop buying fuel from Esso and BP stations for the remainder of 2008, reasoning that if the pair aren't selling petrol, they would look to encourage customers back by ...

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A1 safety signs considered “dangerous”

Michael Carroll, 22 May 2008 13:39

The Highways Agency is preparing to rip up 20 road-side signs in Northumberland, because it believes drivers are suffering from information overload, and so are ignoring safety messages displayed on the signs. Safety slogans were erected on the signs on a single-carriageway stretch of the A1 in the 1990s in a bid to cut the number of casualties on the ...

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Race replica paintjobs unveiled for Yamaha scooters

Michael Carroll, 20 May 2008 15:22

Yamaha is gearing up to look after its younger buyers, by launching a range of race replica paintjobs for its Aerox R and Jog RR scooters. Paint schemes available include a Fiat Yamaha replica in either Valentino Rossi or Jorge Lorenzo colours, while World Superbike fans are catered for in the form of a Noriyuki Haga replica. Rounding out the ...

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Ken Livingstone to host radio show on LBC

Michael Carroll, 20 May 2008 14:13

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone is due to take up a new role as a radio broadcaster during the summer, after accepting a job with London-based radio station LBC. The politician lost out to Boris Johnson during the recent mayoral election on May 1, after courting controversy among motorcyclists by refusing to allow motorcycles to use bus lanes in London. ...

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Government proposes 20mph residential speed limits

Michael Carroll, 16 May 2008 13:39

Speed limits in residential areas could be cut to 20mph, and average speed cameras used to police the areas, as part of a Government strategy to cut road deaths by 2020. Ken Livingstone announces 20mph limit The speed cameras would be used in place of traditional ‘traffic calming’ methods including the use of speed humps, pinch points, and rumble strips. ...

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Latest Yamaha finance deal puts cash back in your pocket

Michael Carroll, 14 May 2008 11:08

Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha has unveiled details of a new 0% finance deal that is designed to entice customers to purchase a model from its R and FZ-series. The Double Yammy deal covers the R6 and R1 motorcycles, and all models in Yamaha’s FZ6 and FZ1 range. In addition to providing 0% finance, the scheme also offers cash-back of up to ...

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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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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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Honda CB1000R due to go on sale July 4

Michael Carroll, 09 May 2008 09:38

Honda’s CB1000R is scheduled to go on sale in dealers on July 4, following a successful European launch in April. Video: Honda CB1000R first ride The Honda CB1000R would be available in standard trim for £6950, with an ABS-equipped version priced at £7450, excluding road taxes. Four colour options are due to be on offer: dragon green, pearl nightstar black, sword silver, ...

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MCIA encourages budding motorcyclists to take their test soon

Michael Carroll, 08 May 2008 09:30

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) has launched a campaign to encourage potential motorcyclists to sit their test ahead of the introduction of a tougher assessment in October. The Now’s The Time campaign would comprise publicising the changes to the test and promoting the benefits of motorcycling through the general press, and including the NTT logo in adverts by major motorcycle ...


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