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Anthony Gobert charged with theft

Ben Purvis, 16 May 2008 15:02

Anthony Gobert, who was once considered among the most naturally talented riders ever to throw a leg over a motorcycle appeared in court last week – unemployed and charged with stealing a handbag and robbing a pensioner. Gobert was first charged on Tuesday, police alleging he stole two $20 notes from the hand of a 70-year-old man who was paying ...

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Aprilia reveals official RSV4 drawing

Ben Purvis, 10 March 2008 17:32

Aprilia might have already shown its new V4 in prototype race form, but this official drawing gives a hint of how the production machine is likely to look when it appears later this year. Although the sharp-eyed will notice Aprilia has flipped the picture before adding the Aprilia badging - the chain and exhaust are on the wrong side compared ...

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Robbie Maddison dedicates new world record jump attempt to Knievel

Ben Purvis, 07 December 2007 14:42

In an email, stunt rider Robbie Maddison has said his forthcoming world record attempt will be dedicated to Evel Knievel.See the email text below: After returning to the U.S. from Australia where I was promoting my upcoming record jump attempts, I had sadly learned of the passing of the man who originally inspired me, Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel. He captivated me ...

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Your ad here

Ben Purvis, 15 November 2007 16:42

Some people are prepared to sacrifice anything to achieve their biking dreams and tattoo artist Rhys Jones is offering advertising space on his own back to help fund his. The 26-year-old from Cornwall, who’s recently left the army after two tours in Iraq, hopes to go on the Cannonball Run in 2008, but needs to find £6000 to fund the trip. ...

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Biodiesel-powered BMW breaks world land speed record

Ben Purvis, 15 September 2007 10:30

A custom-built biodiesel motorcycle has shattered the World Land Speed Record for diesel motorcycles at the BUB International Motorcycle Speed Trials at Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a speed of 130.614 mph (210.203 km/h). Interestingly, the ‘motorcycle’ – which started life as a BMW R 1150 RT – was in fact powered by a two-litre diesel engine from a BMW 3 ...

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Millionaire Gifts Ambulance Bikes

Ben Purvis, 14 September 2007 16:19

A fleet of motorcycles owned by St John Ambulance in London has been boosted by a donation from millionaire businessman, Rodger Dudding. Two new Honda Pan Europeans were presented last week, doubling the size of the fleet. Mr Dudding said: “If they save just one life, I will be very proud.” For more details about the motorcycle unit, first aid courses, ...

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Biker escapes speeding ban

Ben Purvis, 27 July 2007 15:13

A biker from Millom has persuaded a judge not to ban him after being caught for speeding, by claiming that slowing his Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle would have caused a crash. Stephen Sharp was caught doing 56mph in a 30 limit on his Suzuki GSX-R1000motorcycle, but presented the judge with images of the road covered in muck from a local farm, claiming ...

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Evel Knievel and Kanye West look for reconciliation

Ben Purvis, 13 July 2007 17:06

Evel Knievel is trying to settle his law suit with rapper Kanye West out of court. The 68-year-old daredevil sued West last year for the rapper’s use of a Knievel-style costume and the name Evel Kanyevel in his “Touch the Sky” video, claiming it infringed his trademarked name and likeness, and that the video’s “vulgar and offensive” images damaged his ...

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Timbuktu by motorcycle

Ben Purvis, 13 July 2007 16:41

Long-distance biker Nick Sanders is set to star in a new TV show about his latest motorcycle trek, to Timbuktu. Saunders and a group of 18 other bikers took part in the month-long motorcycle journey, which forms the basis of the series and a new DVD. In Search of the Dakar Rally and Timbuktu will be airing on Men & Motors ...

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video: KTM car on film

Ben Purvis, 28 March 2007 11:37

KTM’S first venture away from bikes and into cars is revealed in action for the first time on this promotional video. The £27k, 220bhp X-Bow is aimed to bridge the gap between hard-core sportscars and bikes, offering bike-like thrills to its driver.    

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