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NEC Show: Ghost Rider raffle sales ghastly

Michael Carroll, 08 December 2008 09:34

The Ghost Rider team failed to sell the 1000 raffle tickets they needed to give away the Suzuki Hayabusa used in one of the Ghost Rider films. A spokesman said they sold just 400 tickets, and blamed the poor position of their stand at the NEC show. They will look to sell the remaining tickets at MCN’s London Motorcycle Show ...

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Special paint for Aprilia Dorsoduro

Michael Carroll, 14 November 2008 10:50

A UK Aprilia dealer has taken matters into its own hands, after the factory refused to produce a Dorsoduro 750 in red and white. Aprilias for sale Dorset-based Motosport Aprilia has made the Red Lion special featuring gold wheels for £6,599 on-the-road. Tel. 01929 555003

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Dickerson’s Vincent Rapide to be auctioned

Michael Carroll, 17 September 2008 11:13

The Vincent Rapide ridden by land speed record chaser Marty Dickerson is due to be auctioned in Los Angeles in October. The American took two Class C land-speed records at Bonneville on his Rapide, which was nicknamed the Blue Bike, achieving a top speed of 141.72mph in 1952, and 147.56 mph in 1953.  The bike is one of the lots ...

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Beat the credit crunch with a Honda CB500

Michael Carroll, 21 August 2008 15:41

Buying a used Honda CB500 may not seem like an exciting prospect but it could be the way to save enough money to keep you on motorcycles. A CB500 could be all the bike you need if you want a cheaper way to get to work. The motorbike is renowned for bulletproof reliability, launched James Toseland’s racing career, and a decent Honda ...

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Only 100 official Royal Enfields left in UK

Michael Carroll, 31 July 2008 10:29

There are only 100 new Royal Enfield Bullet 350 motorcycles left for sale in the UK, after the firm stopped shipping the bikes to Europe because it no-longer meets European emissions laws. Royal Enfields for sale Exports from Enfield’s Indian factory to Europe were stopped at the end of 2007, however UK retailers stocked up on the model to ensure ...

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Former boss of Indian Motorcycles arrested

Michael Carroll, 31 July 2008 10:10

The former boss of the Indian Motorcycle Company has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle a Harley-Davidson out of the U.S. Harley Davidsons for sale Rey Sotelo is accused of racketeering, conspiracy to traffic stolen parts, being a loan shark, and of being involved in deals with outlawed bike gangs. He is one of 11 men arrested on ...

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Manchester congestion charge exemption covers lack of parking commitment

Michael Carroll, 26 June 2008 17:07

The BMF says Manchester City Council’s plans to exempt motorcycles from its congestion plans are ineffective without a commitment to increase the number of motorcycle parking bays in the city. Local road pricing to inform Government decision on national scheme Manchester City Council announced earlier this week that motorcycles would be exempt from its £5 per day congestion charge, which ...

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Motorcycle tyre prices set to rise, as raw material costs increase

Michael Carroll, 16 June 2008 14:55

The cost of motorcycle tyres is on the rise, with major tyre manufacturers confirming to MCN that hikes in the price of raw materials and a rise in transportation costs had forced them to raise their prices. Higher oil prices are the main culprit in the price rise, although the higher cost of rubber and steel has also played a ...

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Mice found in Honda VFR800 airbox

Michael Carroll, 13 June 2008 16:04

According to the nursery rhyme “I saw a mouse,” the rodent lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam, but in the case of this Honda VFR800 it looks more like the mouse was living in the airbox of the motorcycle. Owner Mike Roughton was unaware his motorcycle had been turned into a larder for mice in the shed where he ...

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Accidental death verdict in Steve Hislop inquiry

Michael Carroll, 05 June 2008 10:06

Pilot error was not to blame for the fatal helicopter crash that killed Steve Hislop, according to a determination by Edinburgh Sheriff Court. The Sheriff recorded a verdict of accidental death following an inquiry into what caused Hislop’s helicopter to come down on a remote hillside in the Borders region of Scotland in 2003. Hislop appears to have tried to ...

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