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DSA releases list of ‘A2’ bikes

Steve Farrell, 11 January 2013 16:30

The DSA has released a list of machines officially recognised as suitable for the new ‘A2’ motorcycle test. From January 19, all new riders under 24 will have to spend time restricted to 47bhp with an A2 motorcycle licence before graduating to unrestricted machines. The new rules are explained in a DSA video below. The DSA stressed that its list of ...

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Saucy ads for scooter kit

Steve Farrell, 21 December 2012 10:24

Scooter aprons get women so hot they need to take off all their clothes. That appears to be the suggestion of a series of viral ads from Italian bike accessories firm Tucano Urbano. In the first, a man lays his scooter apron across the bed before his partners gets in, and its unbearable warmth compels her to strip to her ...

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Banned for 103mph wheelie past camera van

Steve Farrell, 20 September 2012 13:22

A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 12 months for wheelying past a speed camera van at 103mph. Lukasz Wisniewski, 26, of Leeds, did the stunt on a Honda Fireblade on the A63 near Selby on June 20. He was already doing 93mph when he began the wheelie. He was ordered to take an extended driving test and given a community order ...

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No helmet and toddler on tank

Steve Farrell, 13 October 2011 10:12

Police have released footage of a man riding an off-road bike with a no helmet and his toddler son sitting on the petrol tank. Ryan Ward was filmed riding on roads and footpaths by a police helicopter in Harpurhey, Manchester. He admitted child cruelty, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified in April but the film was only released yesterday after ...

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Six-month suspended sentence for 149mph speeder

Steve Farrell, 09 March 2011 10:55

A motorcyclist has been given a six-month suspended jail sentence for pulling a wheelie and speeding at 149mph on the M2 in Kent. Danny Bleach, 37, was filmed from an unmarked police motorcycle as he wheelied and reached over double the limit on the M2 bridge between Strood and Chatham. Bleach, from Belvedere, was ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid ...

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Fastest ever YouTube rider

Steve Farrell, 07 January 2008 12:09

Police are hunting a rider who appears to hit 189mph on UK roads in a YouTube clip. The speed is thought to be the fastest ever recorded on UK roads and posted on a film sharing site. It’s the latest in a series of clips that have prompted police to launch a clampdown in which riders’ homes have been searched ...

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Overtaking ban on “Helmsley TT”

Steve Farrell, 15 October 2007 17:21

Overtaking is to be banned on stretches of a road nicknamed the Helmsley TT by motorcyclists. The B1257 in North Yorkshire is to get double white lines on a 20 mile stretch from Helmsley to Stokesley. Anyone caught crossing the lines will risk three penalty points and a £60 fine, or a £1000 fine and a ban in court. The ...

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