Bike News (June 2007)

  • Video: Motorists lose speed camera ruling

    29 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Motorists lose speed camera ruling

    Two motorists have lost a ruling in the European Court of Human Rights that many were hoping would see the end of speed cameras. Watch the video below to see the reactions of one of the defendants,...

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  • Bike in the flood

    28 June 2007 by Sharon and Sarah

    Bike in the flood

    This happened Tuesday 26th June around 2pm. We were stood on a bridge in Killamarsh near Sheffield overlooking traffic trying to get through some really bad flooding, when along came this poor chap on...

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  • Ruth Kelly is new transport secretary

    28 June 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Ruth Kelly is new transport secretary

    Ruth Kelly has been appointed Transport Secretary in Gordon Brown’s cabinet shake-up. The former Communities and Local Government Secretary will take over from Douglas Alexander. Kelly has previously...

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  • Motorcycle deaths up

    28 June 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcycle road deaths rose by 5% between 2005 and 2006, according to dismal new Government accident figures published this morning. The number of children killed also rose by 20%, sparking fresh criticism of the Government’s speed camera programme. There were 599 rider fatalities last year, according to Road Casualties Great Britain 2006: Main Results. The number of rider deaths and serious...

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  • MCN in NYC

    27 June 2007 by C.Boyson

    MCN in NYC

    Taking the time to catch up on all the weekly MCN news in Times Square, New York.

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  • Misano WSB on a pair of GSX-Rs

    27 June 2007 by steve oleary

    Misano WSB on a pair of GSX-Rs

    My friend Dave and I rode to Misano WSB last week, covering 2300 miles in the process; through the Pyrenees on the way down, arriving in Rimini on Friday evening. The next 2 days off the bike were...

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  • The longest day

    27 June 2007 by fatal2

    I'm writing this after being on my GSX-R1000 K6 for just short of two days, with a mate on his 2006 ZX-10R. We went to Scotland for the longest day, despite the crappy weather forecast. We started from Chester-le-Street (that's Co. Durham if you don't watch cricket!) at 7.30am on Thursday June 21, and heading up the A68 through Jedburgh to Edinburgh without a stop. We refuelled at Forth...

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  • Video: Batman's motorcycle unveiled in the US

    26 June 2007 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Batman's motorcycle unveiled in the US

    Fictional hero Batman has ditched his traditional Batmobile and turned to two wheels for the new Movie "The Dark Knight" and you can see the bike at it's launch on the video below. The bike may look...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 27 to July 3

    26 June 2007 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: June 27 to July 3

     KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and...

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  • New MCN: June 27, 2007

    26 June 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    New MCN: June 27, 2007

    This week in MCN we have a 14-page special looking at the highs and lows of the British MotoGP at Donington Park last weekend. There was a record crowd at the Leicestershire circuit despite the heavy...

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  • Hairy biker

    26 June 2007 by Carly Smith

    Our American Bulldog "Woody" dressed and ready to watch the Donington GP.

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  • Gleeful from Glastonbury

    25 June 2007 by MHDarlington

    I bought MCN on my way down to Glastonbury 2007 last Wednesday morning and was very glad I did during the four grey, wet mornings that followed. Anyway, MCN great, Glastonbury amazing as ever and sod the weather. Can't wait for a full test on the Aprilia Shiver.

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  • More Brunstrom antics

    25 June 2007 by jezz-z1000

    Visit the BBC News (Wales) web page on http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/6236934.stm - for a more indepth report of a pregnant woman who had her car impounded. A computer error showed her to have no insurance (when in fact she did). The police took her keys and left her stranded, refusing to take her home.

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  • North Yorkshire could get first speed camera

    25 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    North Yorkshire could get first speed camera

    Talks between the new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire and councils in the county could lead to a new speed camera partnership being established in the area. Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell was...

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  • Motorcycle licence test scams on the rise

    25 June 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Bikers who’ve never passed a bike test are getting full licences by paying someone to fraudulently take the exam for them, according to the Driving Standards Agency (DSA).Tens of thousands of learners, including motorcyclists and drivers, have paid impostors with a passing resemblance to attend tests centres and pretend to be them by presenting their photocard provisional licence. A DSA...

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  • Blackspot road 'not dangerous' say police

    25 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Police in Great Barton have said that the A143 is not a dangerous road after a motorcyclist was killed on Monday June 18. The 31 year-old was involved in a collision with a tractor between Great Barton and Ixworth in Suffolk. Local residents were calling for road improvements to reduce the accident rate.  

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  • Britain's most dangerous road named as the A682

    25 June 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Britain's most dangerous road named as the A682

    Some of the UK’s most popular biking routes have been named as the country’s most dangerous roads. A route which attracts thousands of riders every year is the most dangerous road in Britain, a survey...

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  • TV celebrity Jonathan Ross gets a Piaggio MP3

    25 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    TV celebrity Jonathan Ross gets a Piaggio MP3

    TV Talk-show host Jonathan Ross was spotted in London last week riding a Piaggio MP3. The three-wheeled 125cc is the latest Piaggio-built scooter to be ridden by the star, who was snapped riding in...

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  • The A6 from Bakewell - Experimental footage

    23 June 2007 by videobike

    Here is another clip with a difference. I don't know if it works that well, but here goes. It is a clip put together from footage obtained on a training course. 2 bikes, each mounted with cameras and the Pan European rider doing the commentary while I am filming him. In the meantime he is filming the road ahead as well. The clip is edited and at one point we get passed by a Triumph; nice engine...

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  • Battered R6

    22 June 2007 by R6Fi

    Battered R6

    Well what can I say? Just look at my pride and joy, now battered thanks to the shite weather...

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  • British MotoGP: Donington Park ticket misery

    22 June 2007 by Steve Farrell

    British MotoGP: Donington Park ticket misery

    Complaints have flooded into MCN that tickets have not been sent in time for the British MotoGP at Donington Park this weekend, despite customers pre-ordering well in advance. Readers say that...

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  • Highway code

    22 June 2007 by Peter Hopper

    I live in the Consett area of County Durham and have for a long time asked the police for action on illegal and bad parking of cars near to where I live. Even though these cars are parked in the wrong direction of traffic flow and half on the footpath, half on the road, causing big problems for other traffic and more importantly for the pedestrians trying to use the foot path, they have...

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  • Hooked on Blades

    22 June 2007 by MAX28

    Hooked on Blades

    Just thought I'd share my bike with everyone. As you can see, it's not quite standard but I would also like to fit some higher bars for a more comfortable riding position due to damaged vertebrae in...

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  • KTM X-bow car is a sales success

    22 June 2007 by Rob Hull

    KTM X-bow car is a sales success

    Just three months after the official unveiling of the KTM X-Bow lightweight sportscar, the Austrian firm has announced their one thousandth order. Due to the massive demand for the car, KTM has opened...

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