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Mice found in Honda VFR800 airbox

Michael Carroll, 13 June 2008 16:04

According to the nursery rhyme “I saw a mouse,” the rodent lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam, but in the case of this Honda VFR800 it looks more like the mouse was living in the airbox of the motorcycle. Owner Mike Roughton was unaware his motorcycle had been turned into a larder for mice in the shed where he ...

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Accidental death verdict in Steve Hislop inquiry

Michael Carroll, 05 June 2008 10:06

Pilot error was not to blame for the fatal helicopter crash that killed Steve Hislop, according to a determination by Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The Sheriff recorded a verdict of accidental death following an inquiry into what caused Hislop’s helicopter to come down on a remote hillside in the Borders region of Scotland in 2003. Hislop appears to have tried to ...

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Kawasaki announce ‘Ninja Choice’ scheme

Michael Carroll, 03 June 2008 11:45

Kawasaki is set to unveil a trio of special offers designed to entice customers towards its Ninja range of motorcycles (the ZX-10R and ZX-6R). 'Ninja Choice' is scheduled to launch tomorrow (June 4), offering three options, finance, insurance, or track days. The finance deal offers 0% interest over three years, and no deposit is required. Alternatively, customers can pick a ...

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Kawasaki announce ‘Urban Heroes’ finance scheme

Michael Carroll, 02 June 2008 11:57

Kawasaki is preparing to launch a new 0% finance deal to boost sales of its naked motorcycle range. The ‘Urban Heroes’ offer is due to launch tomorrow (June 3, 2008), offering two and-a-half years interest free credit on Kawasaki’s '>ER-6n, ER-6f, and Z750 with a deposit of £99. For more information, visit your local Kawasaki dealer.  

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Unmarked Honda motorcycles now part of North Wales Police Force

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 15:38

If you go down to North Wales today, you really better go in disguise, as the local police force has leased four unmarked Honda motorcycles to crack down on speeding motorcyclists. A spokeswoman for North Wales Police told MCN the motorcycles (two Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade's and two Honda VFR800's) would be used for covert operations, but declined to clarify what those operations might ...

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Anti-speed camera activist blows hands off

Michael Carroll, 29 May 2008 11:35

France’s answer to Captain Gatso has been rushed to hospital, after blowing off both his hands with a home-made bomb. The postal worker, who has links to a French group that blows up speed cameras, is reportedly in a critical condition after the accident.

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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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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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Police check mopeds power output at the roadside

Michael Carroll, 07 May 2008 11:54

Hampshire Police stopped 48 moped riders in the space of two and-a-quarter hours, as part of a crackdown on motorcyclists de-restricting their machine. The force used a roadside dyno to check the power output of 21 mopeds during the campaign in late April. A further 20 riders received cautions for speeding, two mopeds were seized because the rider’s didn’t have ...

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Motorcycle offences fell in 2006

Michael Carroll, 01 May 2008 11:09

The number of motoring offences dealt with by the police or traffic wardens involving motorcycles fell from 6000 in 2005, to 5400 in 2006, official statistics released today show. Figures in the Ministry of Justice’s Motoring Offences and Breath Statistics report, which covers figures to end 2006, show the 9% decrease in motorcycling offences between 2005 and 2006 bucked a ...

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