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Motorcycle training schools in Scotland forced to shut down

Michael Carroll, 28 April 2008 13:18

Plans to construct multipurpose test centres is leading motorcycle instructors in Scotland to close their doors, because the new facilities would be too far away for their pupils to get to safely. Motorcyclists lives at risk in new test fiasco The latest victim is Greenock-based Trafalgar Motorcycles, which has stopped offering tuition for learners, because the Driving Standards Agency plans ...

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London Science Museum spotlights history of motorcycling

Michael Carroll, 25 April 2008 17:01

The Science Museum in London is in the early stages of planning a motorcycling exhibition that would trace the history of motorcycles and motorcyclists through the ages. The museum plans to launch the Biker Tribe exhibition in 2009, and is on the look out for sponsorship from within the motorcycle industry, the loan of machinery and riding kit, and stories ...

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Speeding YouTube rider hits the headlines

Michael Carroll, 16 April 2008 11:09

A Honda CBR600F rider has caused uproar in the general press after posting a video on YouTube that shows the bike hitting close to 150mph on a dual carriageway in West Sussex. The nine-minute long film shows the rider consistently travelling at three-figure speeds along the A27 from Shoreham to Lewes. Local police are now trying to trace the rider ...

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Kawasaki prepares to update websites

Michael Carroll, 14 April 2008 14:48

Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki is set to re-launch its European websites to make them easier to use. An updated user-interface is set to debut on April 18 in 17 countries throughout Europe. Kawasaki promises the new sites would offer a more intuitive navigation of online services, which includes company information, details of the motorcycle range, and a dealer-search facility.  

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Cumbria Constabulary uses napkins for bike safety campaign

Michael Carroll, 14 April 2008 13:25

Motorcycle meeting spot Devils Bridge was the location for the launch of a safety initiative targeted at motorcyclists, by Cumbrian police yesterday. The force is looking to cut the number of accidents and serious injuries on its roads during the summer months by printing a series of safety messages on napkins, which will be distributed by cafés and road-side burger ...

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‘Valentino Rossi’ captured by traffic light camera

Michael Carroll, 14 April 2008 10:21

Valentino Rossi has been ticketed for running a red light in his car. The Rossi in question is a rider from England, who changed his name by Deed Poll after becoming frustrated with the number of times the police pulled him over while he was riding. Stuart Jacob used an online version of deed poll to make the change, which ...

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Vintage motorcycles stolen from pensioner

Michael Carroll, 10 April 2008 12:36

An octogenarian has had her collection of vintage motorcycles looted by thieves, who broke into the outbuilding at her farmhouse where the collection was stored. Joyce Cobbing had built up the collection of 100 motorcycles over a period of 61 years, after she bought her first motorcycle at the age of 22. The thieves targeted the most valuable vehicles, stealing ...

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Yamaha’s YZF-R125 almost set to roll

Michael Carroll, 03 April 2008 10:24

The long-wait for Yamaha’s YZF-R125 is almost over, with dealers confirming the motorcycle is due to arrive during April. With a price tag of £3,000 and around 15hp available as standard, the sporty little number should help Yamaha draw younger riders into the R-series.  

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David Cameron ignores traffic laws while cycling

Michael Carroll, 21 March 2008 13:28

David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, has issued a public apology after the Daily Mirror published pictures of him flouting road laws on his pushbike. Cyclists to get seperate traffic lights The photos show Cameron going the wrong-way on a one-way street, jumping red lights, and taking to the opposite-side of the road to get round a traffic ...

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TT inquest: coroner gives verdict of misadventure

Michael Carroll, 20 March 2008 17:10

The Coroner of Inquests on the Isle of Man has delivered a damning verdict at the end of an inquiry into the deaths of two spectators and one competitor on the final day of the TT races last summer. Michael Moyles ruled that the area around the 26th milestone had not been properly marshalled, and was critical of confusion regarding whether ...

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