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Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:38

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

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BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:27

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first of many models being offered with the Bosch-developed ABS system that works to stop the bike crashing even when hard ...

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Norton Academy gets Government backing

Andy Downes, 16 July 2014 12:21

Norton owner Stuart Garner has been promised Government backing for a new British Motorcycle Manufacture Academy (BMMA) after asking Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne for help on Twitter. Garner, who bought Norton from American hands in 2009 and has been working to bring the brand back to former glory aims to make the BMMA a way of improving the ...

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Win a Vincent Rapide worth £35k

Andy Downes, 18 June 2014 11:21

This year the National Motorcycle Museum is celebrating 30 years since first opening to the public by holding a series of events including a raffle with a Vincent Rapide worth £35,000 as top prize. The 1951 Vincent Series C Rapide is completely original and has matching engine and frame numbers and it will be completely checked over by the museum’s ...

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Bayliss shows off front wheel burn out

Andy Downes, 21 May 2014 10:37

Anyone who has ever locked the front wheel of their bike will tell you of the buttock-clenching sense of fear and the reality of it often causing a bike to crash. Now imagine doing it on purpose, accelerating up to over 100mph for more than 200 metres and not crashing. And then doing it again the next lap. Multiple World ...

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Honda reveals TT Revolution event plans

Andy Downes, 18 March 2014 11:03

Honda has revealed plans for a series of new events called “Honda TT Revolution” which will run at the Isle of Man TT festival with world famous DJs Carl Cox and Danny Howard headlined to play at opening and closing parties. The Honda TT Revolution will begin on the eve of the Superbike TT, Friday, May 30, with the race ...

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New Triumph finance and free accessories offers

Andy Downes, 29 January 2014 10:36

Triumph has unveiled a new series of finance and accessory offers on a large section of new bikes sold from February 1 with up to £1215 of free accessories on some bikes. The offers cover virtually every bike on sale at the moment and not only are there accessory deals but a new range of PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) deals ...

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Bike tax changes causing confusion

Andy Downes, 17 January 2014 12:10

Scrapping the paper tax disc has left the DVLA scrabbling for a solution to the problem of what to do once a bike is sold with remaining tax on it; something no one appears to have thought about before announcing the end of the current system.Moves to scrap the 93-year-old vehicle tax disc in October this year have thrown up ...

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Lotus superbike: MCN world exclusive

Andy Downes, 15 January 2014 12:06

MCN has the world exclusive images of the new Lotus superbike in this week’s issue of the paper along with details of the project and how running prototypes are already out testing.We have exclusive high resolution images of the new Lotus C-01 superbike as well as exclusive information from those close to the project revealing more details about the 200bhp V-twin.The ...

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Festival of 1000 Bikes cancelled

Andy Downes, 14 January 2014 16:22

The Vintage Motor Cycle Club (VMCC) has been forced to cancel the 2014 running of the Festival of 1000 Bikes following the months of speculation and turmoil at Mallory Park racing circuit which has only recently been resolved. Mallory Park was eventually placed into administration in late 2013 and it was only later that new operators Real Motor Sport Ltd ...

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