Bike News (Jan - Dec 2007)

  • Pro-bike petrol stations

    04 August 2008 by MCN News

    Pro-bike petrol stations

    Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc. If you...

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  • Triumph Speed Triple gets the Lilley treatment

    01 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Triumph Speed Triple gets the Lilley treatment

    Triumph Speed Triples are a favourite of riders who like to modify their motorcycles, but for those not confident in their eye for detail, dealer Jack Lilley offer ready-built one-offs – this is the...

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  • Retro Ducati 900SS

    31 December 2007 by Joe Shmo

    Retro Ducati 900SS

    I just built this retro style Ducati 900SS using the Baines Imola frame kit. What do you think?

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  • Happy new years honours list

    30 December 2007 by bob brookes

    Well here we are again. Happy new year honours list well done to all the sporting heroes. What about world champion James Toseland and all round good egg, not a sniff, it is typical anti bike.

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  • Evel Knievel tribute Triumph Bonneville motorcycle

    30 December 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    The bike most commonly linked with the late stunt great Evel Knievel might have been a Harley Davison, but the bike he made his name on was a Triumph – the machine he used for his Caesars Palace jump. In October Middlesex dealer Jack Lilley began work on a bike to commemorate the pivotal moment in Evel Knievel’s career, but since Evel’s death on November 30 the bike has also become a tribute to...

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  • Picture special: Quentin Tarantino film "Hell Ride" ready for 2008

    29 December 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Pictures have been released of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film “Hell Ride.”  The film follows a gang of bikers seeking revenge after one of their mothers is murdered by rival motorcycle gang “The 666’ers.” Larry Bishop – of Kill Bill fame – stars as badass biker Pistolero with Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as his brother The Gent and Eric Balfour (The Texan Chainsaw Massacre) as the...

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  • The Blame Game

    28 December 2007 by matthew White

    The Blame Game

    The news of a seven year old girl killed whilst riding a quad bike on boxing day highlights the dangers of children riding motorcycles. The incident took place on boxing day. The girl and her...

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  • Video: Freestyle rider Kyle Loza in action

    28 December 2007 by Andy Downes

    Meet 21-year-old Kyle Loza, the latest tattooed whizkid to win a gold medal for best trick against the best freestyle motocross riders on the planet, with a trick he calls “The Volt!” He has razor-sharp strands of black hair with the odd streak of white. Shining metal piercings protruding from his face. Wears rock star threads, and drives a '76 “rattlesnake black” Lincoln Continental and a Chevy...

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  • Traffic in Britain increases by 84 per cent

    27 December 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Traffic in Britain increases by 84 per cent

    Traffic on Britain’s roads has almost double in three decades, government figures reveal. Despite a slight dip in traffic between 2004 and 2005, the figures are on the rise again. It is also bad...

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  • Barry Sheene - a Challenge

    26 December 2007 by Mark Allton

    Barry Sheene - a Challenge

    Hi, In June of next year I will be taking part in the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge to raise funds for CLICSargent, an organisation that cares for children with cancer. Barry Sheene...

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  • Motorcyclists be warned - stay away from Ben

    25 December 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcyclists be warned - stay away from Ben

    If you ride a motorcycle in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, try to stay away from any car drivers you know called Ben. A recent survey has revealed that male drivers called Ben, from Huddersfield in...

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  • Video: Neevesy's muck about

    25 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    While out filming some riding tips for motorcyclenews.com, MCN Roadtester Michael Neeves got it in his head to have a little fun on his bike so we kept the cameras rolling. Check out the video below to see Neevsey's lunacy on the Bruntingthorpe proving ground.

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  • Video: 2007 News review of the year

    25 December 2007

    In the second of our reviews of the year we take a look back at the news highlights of 2007. Check out the video below to see what News Editor Ben Purvis chooses as his pick of the stories for 2007 and check back throughout the week for our sports reviews.

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  • Jail for drivers who use mobile phones

    21 December 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Jail for drivers who use mobile phones

    Drivers who use their phone behind the wheel could face two years in jail under new guidelines. Motorists caught using MP3 players, fiddling with sat-navs or reading maps could also face jail. New...

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  • Video: 150mph wheelie on 08 ZX-10R

    21 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    On the recent Kawasaki ZX-10R launch in Qatar, the American journalists attending bet out very own road tester Adam Child $100 he couldn't wheelie the 1km long straight. Adam was up for the challenge, and managed to wheelie the entire straight on his fourth attempt finally putting the front wheel down at 150mph. Luckily one of the Kawasaki mechanics managed to get one of his earlier...

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video news for 20-12-07

    20 December 2007 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In Episode 19 of the MCN Daily video show Pierre Terblanche leaves Ducati, a priceless Vincent is stolen, MCN Fantasy Road Race winner receives his Rizla rep GSX-R and PSG-1 Kawasaki complete their three-day test.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know what...

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  • Classic Vincent Rapide motorcycle stolen

    20 December 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Classic Vincent Rapide motorcycle stolen

    A rare, classic motorcycle worth over £20,000 has been stolen. The motorcycle, a Vincent Rapide, was stolen from a motorcycle dealer in Saddleworth, Oldham on Thursday, December 6, 2007. The...

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  • Kawasaki ZZR600 donated to Blood Runners

    19 December 2007 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki ZZR600 donated to Blood Runners

    Kawasaki Motors UK has donated a brand new ZZR600 motorcycle to "Blood Runners." SERV (Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers) is a registered charity run by volunteers who, in their spare time deliver...

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  • Video: See the radical M85 stunt motorcycle in action

    19 December 2007 by Rob Hull

    What you could be looking at here is the first of a new breed of stunt motorcycle - a selective mix of offroad power and styling with the nimbleness and versatility of a downhill mountain bike. Well that’s what Industrial Design degree students and builders Grady Barfoot and Dustin Griffin think, and that’s the reason behind the M85 Project Bike. The idea emerged from the pair’s joint interest in...

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  • Speed camera evidence

    19 December 2007 by MCN

    Speed camera evidence

    We've updated our speed camera section with the latest info on dealing with a prosecution. Click the links below to see all the evidence that we have gathered since 2005 against the use of speed...

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  • Video: First tuned 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa unveiling

    18 December 2007 by Ben Purvis

    No motorcycle is more closely associated with tuning than Suzuki’s Hayabusa and this is the first of the new 2008 models to have been given a thorough going-over. Suzuki America commissioned the machine from Florida-based specialists Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC), and roped in clothing firm L-R-G, Lifted Research Group, to design and sponsor the bike. Clear fairing sections reveal the engine,...

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  • MCN Readers: “Sack Richard Brunstrom Now!”

    18 December 2007 by Steve Farrell

    MCN Readers: “Sack Richard Brunstrom Now!”

    Chief constable Richard Brunstrom should be sacked, motorcyclists have voted. The head of North Wales Police was wrong to show pictures of a headless biker to the press without asking the family's...

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  • Flying the flag

    18 December 2007 by millhillman

    Flying the flag

    My brother has a Triumph Bonneville & has just designed the spray job on the tank 'Made In england.' What do you think?

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  • Brunstrom continues to be a clown at our expense

    17 December 2007 by rushybike

    So senior cop Brunstrom strikes again by breaking into his office, climbing scaffolding (despite 'elf 'n'safety legislation which anyone else woud get collared for) to 'test security' and of course was backed by the North Wales Police Authority. It really is time that this 'public servant' was brought to book. His Authority should be thrown out of office with him.

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