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Neck braces do work…

Trevor Franklin, 08 November 2011 15:55

Check out this video of a guy who crashed during a trackday at Barber Motorsports, USA. Now there’s braking and there’s braking, but braking to the point of breaking your bike and yourself is taking it a bit too far in our book. The end result is the rider walked away (albeit shakily). But the point is he might not have ...

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BMW launches online owner and bike service

Trevor Franklin, 02 September 2011 12:44

BMW Motorrad has added a new section to its website that enables BMW owners to view parts catalogues, download owner’s manuals and a tyre fitment guide for their specific machine. All three sections cover BMW models over the past ten years. The new section will allow BMW owners to correctly identify any parts required for servicing and repair, replace a ...

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Suzuki launches female rider initiative

Trevor Franklin, 21 July 2011 15:08

Suzuki GB has launched a dedicated web resource for females. The new Girl Torque web resource is aimed at providing all-things motorcycling to new and existing female riders as well as anyone requiring info to get into motorcycling. The series of web pages with all manner of biking topics can be found inside Suzuki GB’s website under the MY Suzuki ...

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Harley-Davidson at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Trevor Franklin, 07 July 2011 12:23

Harley-Davidson’s representation at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed was huge. If it wasn’t the display of Harley machinery and promo ladies drawing the crowds to its stand, then it was to the chance to see stars of both bike and car worlds meeting with Bill Davidson, great-grandson of Arthur Davidson, one of the original co-founders of the American company. ...

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Original Ducati Monsters needed

Trevor Franklin, 20 April 2011 17:34

MCN is compiling a feature on the cult and history of Ducati's Monster range and we are looking for an original M900, M620 and Monster S4R/S. If you own one of these bikes would like to see it in MCN... read on. The bike needs to be road legal and as near standard as possible - we are aware most ...

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Silverstone Circuit launches 24/7 radio show

Trevor Franklin, 19 April 2011 13:20

Silverstone circuit is to launch its own 24-hour radio station dedicated to all things motorsport.Silverstone Radio will be accessible via the internet at www.Silverstone.co.uk and on radio at all Silverstone events by tuning in to 87.7FM. Starting date and time for transmission of Silverstone Radio is Monday 18 April, 12-noon. Motorcycling will feature heavily on the show with the experienced ...

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Extreme motorcycle theft deterrent

Trevor Franklin, 08 April 2011 15:46

An industrious garage owner in Mexico has invented a revolutionary new anti-theft device that could be the perfect way to protect your pride and joy against against bike thieves. Fed up with his garage being robbed of equipment, the owner spread the word he had bought a Mexican Lion and it lived in his workshop. Sure enough, the locals caught ...

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Apache helicopter in track day stunt display

Trevor Franklin, 25 March 2011 17:53

Riders, spectators and marshals at a recent Focused Events track day were treated to a spectacular stunt display by the British Army. But rather than use two wheels, the men from the front used an Apache attack helicopter to wow the crowds. The two British Army pilots who flew into the recently revamped Snetterton circuit are dedicated track day fiends ...

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Warrs Harley-Davidson offer exceptional XR1200 race deal

Trevor Franklin, 03 March 2011 15:30

Warrs Harley-Davidson has announced what could be the race package deal of 2011. The London-based H-D dealer is offering two identical fully race-prepared Harley-Davidson XR1200 bikes to compete in the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy Series under a ‘peppercorn rent’ agreement. Peppercorn rent is an American expression meaning the renter pays the supplier a nominal amount. In this case, Warrs Harley-Davidson ...

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Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

Trevor Franklin, 09 February 2011 11:26

Donington Park’s £1m upgrade of the Leicestershire circuit has led to the demise of one of the most famous ‘post race’ drinking haunts, Redgate Lodge. Donington says the removal of the Lodge was necessary to increase the ‘run-off’ area at Redgate as part of the safety issues raised by the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme), bike racing’s governing body. The ...

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