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‘Gus Kuhn’ Norton replica among classic sale this weekend

Richard Mellor, 09 September 2011 15:31

A 1972 Norton 750cc Commando racer headlines the Bonham’s auction at the Beaulieu Autojumble this Saturday. The ‘Gus Kuhn’ production racer replica has recently been rebuilt and is expected to fetch £5-6000. In total 17 bikes are in the auction. Also featured are a 1950 Vincent 998cc Series C Black Shadow and a 1937 Brough Superior SS80 – each with ...

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Kiddimoto on Dragon's Den

Richard Mellor, 09 September 2011 09:48

Kiddimoto - the motorcycle-themed balance bike company – will appear on TV show Dragon’s Den this Monday night. Simon Booth, managing director, accompanied by his three-year-old daughter Ruby, pitches business ideas to the five Dragons in a bid to seal further investment. Pictured alongside his GSX-R750 in classic Barry Sheene colours, Booth takes the newest range of Kiddimotos to The ...

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Foggy joins Italian Legendary Tour

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 16:43

Carl Fogarty has just joined the star-studded Italian Legendary Tour which started today (Wednesday) in Italy. The event, organised by Dainese-AGV, saw 50 riders depart the clothing manufacturer’s Vicenza headquarters to ride for three days through lakes area of Northern Italy. Other stars tour include Giacomo Agostini, Marco Lucchinelli and current MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli, who are joining competition winners, ...

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Timewarp '70s Gilera moped unearthed

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 15:15

This Gilera 50 Trial looks to have time-travelled, untouched, straight from the 1970s. Once the stuff of dreams for 16-year-olds 35 years ago, the moped trailie has covered just 434 miles from new (or just 12 miles for every year of its existence). In fact, it’s so 'new' the peel-off plastic cover that protects the underside of the front mudguard ...

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Jupiter’s Travels sale launches Ted Simon Foundation

Richard Mellor, 07 September 2011 10:24

The sale of a helmet worn on Jupiter's Travels is the highlight of the launch of the Ted Simon Foundation next month. Ted famously rode around the world on a 500cc Triumph over four years in the 1970s. His book, Jupiter’s Travels, became a global best seller and inspired many of today’s adventure riders. Now, his foundation, which is a ...

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Former MotoGP star McWilliams talks about his race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Richard Mellor, 05 September 2011 10:40

Jeremy McWilliams reveals his gratitude for Harley-Davidson of Bloomington after racing for them in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200® series at Indianapolis last month. McWilliams said: "I am privileged to have been invited to race at Indianapolis with a great team. Harley-Davidson of Bloomington put together a competitive bike and we were able to push the leading group. ...

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Irish stunt star to compete at Stunt Riding German Open

Richard Mellor, 02 September 2011 12:31

Mattie Griffin, BMW Motorrad’s Irish stuntman will compete at one of the globe’s largest motorcycle stunt competitions. The Stunt Riding German Open is held on 17th-18th September at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany On his self-modified BMW F 800R, Mattie will be trying to overcome 40 of the world’s best stunt riders in front of a panel of expert judges. ...

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'World's fastest woman' hits 200mph on Fireblade

Richard Mellor, 01 September 2011 12:22

A standard Honda Fireblade hit over 200mph this week when, in the hands of female racer Leslie Porterfield, it broke the world speed for litre production bikes at Bonneville Salt Flats. Porterfield, from Dallas, Texas, recorded a two-way average of 200.137mph in the FIM 1000 P-P unmodified production class, to break the previous record, also held by her, by more ...

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Snap up a cheap Harley-Davidson this weekend

Richard Mellor, 31 August 2011 16:12

A huge auction that will shift £560k worth of goods takes place in Doncaster this weekend after a firm owning three Harley-Davidson dealerships went into administration. Doncaster, Manchester and Leeds Harley-Davidson, owned by Summer Retail Ltd. who went into administration on July 15th, will have their stock auctioned by Charterfields International Asset Consultants. The public auction takes place this Saturday, ...

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Save £6 on your Motorcycle Live 2011 ticket

Richard Mellor, 31 August 2011 15:11

Motorcycle Live 2011 are offering discounted tickets to the first 500 people who apply to this year’s event online. The lucky 500 will pay just £10 per ticket to the show which will take place at The NEC, Birmingham from 19th-27th November. The normal price is £16 in advance. Over 30 manufacturers are set to turn up, including Yamaha, Honda, ...

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