Bike News (October 2007)

  • Sweet machine

    31 October 2007 by geordietiger

    Sweet machine

    Took a spill on my bike. Was beyond repair, so invested in a new one an ALLSORTS bio-liquorice it's a really sweet ride. Got hungry on the journey home so ate my bike. ha ha ha

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  • Have you been treated unfairly?

    31 October 2007

    Have you been treated unfairly?

    This is the moment and MCN reader earned a £60 fine for spending a minute on a yellow line putting on sunglasses and a high visibility jacket and we want to know if you have been treated as badly. If...

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  • Cool French custom 2007 Honda Hornets

    31 October 2007 by Dan Thornton

    Cool French custom 2007 Honda Hornets

    Having ridden from Peterborough to Paris on my longterm 2007 Honda Hornet, I was feeling a little tired heading into the Paris Motorcyle Show. But the amongst all the new motorcycles on display,...

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  • Lonely Planet guide to Cambodia

    31 October 2007 by Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet guide to Cambodia

    You've trusted your eyes your whole life, but visit Cambodia and you just may start doubting them. How else to explain the unthinkable splendour of the 9th- to 13th-century Khmer temples, the tropical...

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  • A question of height

    30 October 2007 by Ryan Fegan

    A question of height

    My girlfriend has enjoyed 3 wonderful years of motorcycling on her Suzuki 400 bandit which she got after she passed her test. Now she has decided that its time to step up onto something a bit bigger...

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  • New MCN: October 31, 2007

    30 October 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    New MCN: October 31, 2007

    How would you like to see the best of the British Superbike Championship in the hands of MCN’s road testers? Well this week we test ride Ryuichi Kiyonari’s HM Plant Honda CBR1000 Fireblade, Cal...

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  • Gwent police's 'safety' campaign

    29 October 2007 by Mark Barron

    Myself and two friends were on a long weekend in South Wales from Durham 13-15 Oct 2007 with two R1s and an RSVR, and were stopped three times in 90mins for a 'Safety Check'. No check of our identity or insurance, just straight to the numberplates and £30 fines. Goes against the guidelines on the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) website under Motorcycle Policy (well worth a...

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  • Hampshire police ad reveals 'Low Flying Squad'

    29 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    An eagle-eyed MCN reader has emailed this image of a new advert displayed on buses by Hampshire Police. Unfortunately the placing of the advert appears to have overlooked the position of the exhaust pipe.    

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  • Speed limit looms for German Autobahns

    29 October 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Speed limit looms for German Autobahns

    The ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Germany has voted in favour of a blanket 130kph (80mph) limit on the 6000km of the Autobahn network which currently has no speed limit. The limit would be a...

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  • Yes I have modded my bike

    28 October 2007 by Anonymous

    Yes I have modded my bike

    I own an Aprilia Falco...... I have altered my cans. I gutted them and made them lighter and louder (but not offensively loud). Made my own performance airbox. Put a new chip in. Had the...

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  • Snowsquad 2

    28 October 2007 by Marcus Kingma

    R1Sjaak and MC King are Snowsquad. There was a Snowsquad 1. There is coming a Snowsquad 2...

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  • Who said romance is dead?

    28 October 2007 by samantha neish

    Who said romance is dead?

    Not quite what I had in mind when I booked a pine lodge with private hot tub for Tom and I to have a romantic honeymoon last year!

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  • 2007 Australian GP MRA bike run

    27 October 2007 by Robert D'Elsini

    2007 MotoGP at Phillip Island. On The Saturday 10,000 bikes ride the 50 miles journey from Cranbourne to Phillip Island in one long convoy with a police escort. This happens every year but because of Stoner there were a few more this year.

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  • Video: Motorcycles bring London to a standstill

    26 October 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    MCN's ride for Rights brought London to a standstill as thousands of motorcyclists made the trip to the capital to protest against road charging and made Whitehall a bike only zone. Check out the video below to see the mass bike turnout and hear some of the speaches.

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  • MCN in Iceland

    26 October 2007 by cokerg

    MCN in Iceland

    Just thought I would add to the MCN travels, this time in Iceland - nice roads, a bit pricy, but a lovely place. Just wish I had the big Z with me!

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  • Letters to the chief constable

    26 October 2007 by Steve Bilson

    Not really a story - more a continuance of your recent articles ref speed cameras. Enclosed my recent letter to Chief Constable West Yorkshire and original letter FYI. Dear Chief Constable, I was very disappointed not to receive a reply to my original letter (copy enclosed) dated 26th May 2006, with reference to mobile speed cameras, following my prosecution in a car in March last year.. In...

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  • GSR done for...

    26 October 2007 by estrydom

    GSR done for...

    I was doing about 55mph when this guy hit me from behind, he is saying he wasn't speeding... Luckily I walked away with minor back injuries. They had to pry my bike loose from his car.

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  • Motorcycles no danger to cyclists, claims report

    26 October 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Motorcycles are less hazardous to cyclists than pedestrians or fixed objects such as lampposts, according to a new report. The claim that we present a danger to cyclists has been used by road safety groups calling on Government to ‘downsize’ motorcycles with power and speed caps. But the new report, called Fact or Fiction? Three Urban Myths about Motorcycling, says that only two cyclists were...

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  • Helmesly TT cancelled

    24 October 2007 by richie rex

    Hello, just to mention that the Helmesly TT between Stokesley and Helmesly in North Yorkshire is currently closed for two weeks while double white lines are painted down most of it! Comments?

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  • Police lift ban on laser speed guns

    24 October 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Police lift ban on laser speed guns

    Police have begun using laser speed guns again following a three-week ban. Kent Police said in a statement today: ‘Following the suspension in South Kent of the laser speed device it has been decided...

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  • Have you ever modified your motorcycle?

    24 October 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Have you ever modified your motorcycle?

    MCN would like to know if you have ever modified your bike. Whether it's an end can, changing the screen or simply putting a sticker on your motorcycle. May be you have spent 50p on a tank...

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  • Exhaust law to hit Guernsey

    24 October 2007 by Rob Hull

    Exhaust law to hit Guernsey

    A majority of States members in Guernsey have requested a law to be passed to limit the noise made by vehicles, with motorcycle exhausts being at the forefront of the issue. If accepted it will...

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