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MCN reader wins dream ticket to British MotoGP with Metis Gilera

Tom Rayner, 26 June 2007 12:37

MCN reader Dave Woollands won a dream VIP ticket to the British MotoGP at Donington Park last weekend in an MCN competition in collaboration with Gilera. Woollands, and his guest, got to spend the day with the Metis Gilera Racing 250cc GP squad and hung out in their race truck and hospitality areas. He also got the chance to meet the ...

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Transport Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman won't rule out congestion charges for motorcycles

Tom Rayner, 19 June 2007 11:59

Transport Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman refused to rule out bikes could be made to pay in future congestion charging schemes.   In response to a question, Ladyman said: “Exemptions in any local schemes that may get proposed will be for the local proposers to put forward but the London Congestion Charge includes a motorbike exemption so I have no doubt that ...

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Learn how to pull motorcycle stunts

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:28

A veteran Brazilian stunt rider is setting up his first stunt school in London teaching bikers the art of motorcycle wheelies, stoppies and rolling burnouts. Bira Nicolella has spent 25 years perfecting his motorcycle skills and is now looking to train up the next generation of professional stunt riders at his Enfield based training school. “Because the sport is growing ...

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Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman update on the Long Way Down trip

Tom Rayner, 14 June 2007 17:20

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman checked in on day 34 of their epic ride to Capetown in the middle of a desert in the Sudan. Still with 8,500 miles left to travel the globetrotting duo took time to speak to Radio One presenter Chris Moyles for an update on their adventures. Boorman said: “The heat in the desert is unbelievable ...

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Police chief wants hidden cameras

Tom Rayner, 05 June 2007 12:45

The head of ACPO road policing has admitted in an interview that he wants hidden speed cameras on our roads. Meredydd Hughes is the controversial Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and senior figure in the influential Police body, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) who told MCN: “I was a speeding addict”. In an interview with the Times ...

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TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

Tom Rayner, 31 May 2007 11:04

With thousands of race fans flocking to the Isle of Man for the TT centenary many enterprising garages are cashing in by raising petrol prices. Unhappy bikers have told MCN they have paid up to £1.08 per litre for standard unleaded on the Island. Currently the price at the famous Bray Hill petrol station stands at £1.04 per litre – ...

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Video: Three-wheeled Spyder on the road

Tom Rayner, 22 May 2007 13:30

MCN man Tom Rayner has spent the weekend blasting round the lakes of Austria on the new three-wheeled Can Am Spyder. Read on for his first impressions of the trike and check out the video of the unusual machine below. "The first thing you notice is that it feels nothing like a bike," commented Tom. "It doesn't lean when you go round corners ...

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Sheene fanatic buys GP bike

Tom Rayner, 16 May 2007 06:00

MCN reader and huge Barry Sheene fan Andy Smith bought this 1976 Suzuki RG500 XR14 Heron works GP racer after seeing a story about Bonhams auctioning the bike in MCN. The 45-year-old Norfolk rider chose to buy the bike rather than pay off his mortgage and it's now a stable-mate to his road-legal limited edition RG500 and a John Reynolds ...

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Video: Filtering on a Piaggio MP3

Tom Rayner, 15 May 2007 10:30

MCN's Tom Rayner has been getting to grips with his Piaggio MP3. And despite the huge luggage capacity and two front wheels, he's still learnt the art of filtering on the three-wheeler. Watch our video to see how he handles traffic on the Piaggio, and read his thoughs on the unusual 250cc machine in MCN, May 16, 2007.   Zoom ...

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Kawasaki ZX-10R 0% finance deal extended

Tom Rayner, 10 May 2007 13:21

Kawasaki has announced that it is extending the ‘Precious Metal’ finance deal on all new ZX10Rs until June 2. The deal requires a minimum deposit of £99, and the rest can be paid off over three years. The deal also covers all new ER-6 models and the new ZX-6R. See your local dealer for details.

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