Bike News (February 2008)

  • Pass us a rizla!

    06 March 2008 by anton james

    Pass us a rizla!

    A chance meeting at the MCN bike show me (on the left - Anton), my mate John and Lee met and had a photo with one of the nicest racers, no other than Mr John Reynolds. He took time out...

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  • Motorcycle assault charge not proven

    29 February 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Motorcycle assault charge not proven

    A driver accused of assaulting a motorcyclist with a mallet at a set of traffic lights in Edinburgh has been found guilty of a breach of the peace by a jury at the Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Read the...

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  • World's first crashed Ducati Desmosedici RR

    29 February 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    World's first crashed Ducati Desmosedici RR

    These pictures have emerged on a US forum of what is believed to be the world's first Ducati Desmosedici RR to be crashed on the road. This mobile phone picture is claimed to have been captured at...

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  • Carole Nash focuses on personal injury payouts

    29 February 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Carole Nash focuses on personal injury payouts

    Motorcycle insurance specialist Carole Nash has launched a new policy, designed to offer riders complete cover against personal injury, and damage to their kit. The firm says its Personal Protection...

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  • Yoshimura exhausts for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

    29 February 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Yoshimura exhausts for 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

    Yoshimura has just released a new full race exhaust for the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa. The Yoshimura full system is a massive 75% lighter than the stock motorcycle’s exhaust –Yoshimura say that...

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  • Motorcyclist wins rare Ducati Monster 695

    29 February 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Motorcyclist wins rare Ducati Monster 695

    A motorcyclist in Shropshire is celebrating after winning one of eight special edition Ducati Monster 695’s in a competition run by aftershave firm Zegna and Ducati. Richard Heath is due to take...

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  • SDOC100 release new chain lube

    29 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    SDOC100 release new chain lube

    SDOC100 has released a new chain lube called the SDOC100 White Chain Spray. As well as keeping the chain lubricated, the spray also increases the lubrication intervals and effectively protects the...

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  • Police offer motorcycle courses in North Wales

    29 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Police offer motorcycle courses in North Wales

    Police in North Wales are offering training courses to the public to raise motorcycle awareness and lower motorcycle casualties. The training will be provided by advanced police motorcycle instructors...

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  • New accessories for Piaggio X7

    28 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    New accessories for Piaggio X7

    Piaggio has released an official range of accessories for its X7 scooter. The new accessories include a 44-litre top box, priced at £109.99; a taller screen, which is manufactured from anti-scratch...

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  • MCN Daily 28/02//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    28 February 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 53 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that Honda moves its American factory to Japan, more MPs retract their claims of bikers evading tax and Davide Brivio says Valentino Rossi is now free to win the MotoGP title now his tax investigation saga is over  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all...

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  • The Rock Store gets documentary

    28 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    The Rock Store gets documentary

    The Rock Store, a famous motorcycle rest stop in Santa Monica Mountains of California, is set to reach a new level of stardom. A new, award winning documentary has been released about the café. The...

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  • Essex Doctor to attempt land speed record

    28 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Essex Doctor to attempt land speed record

    Dr. Murray Griffin, from the University of Essex will attempt to break the motorcycle land speed record for an Altered Partial Streamliner Fuel (APSF) 1350cc. Dr. Griffin will be using a 2003...

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  • bus lanes

    28 February 2008 by Andrew Denley

    Since Plymouth Council has allowed motor bikes to use bus lanes travelling across town has been far safer. The only draw back is car drivers being less than reluctent to let you in when the bus lane converges with other traffic. Also some of their faces are a picture when you sail pass in the bus lane.

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  • Steve Berry's ill-informed bus lane radio rant

    28 February 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Steve Berry's ill-informed bus lane radio rant

    Steve Berry has made another ill-informed rant on The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2 while attempting to defend motorcyclists. “Biker and motoring journalist” Berry went head-to-head with Roger...

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  • Andrew Shim secures cash for 2008 race season

    28 February 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Andrew Shim secures cash for 2008 race season

    Actor Andrew Shim has secured a sponsorship deal with finance company First Response Finance. The agreement has provided him with enough cash to take him through the entire season of the Triumph...

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  • Ventura luggage rack for Suzuki B-King

    28 February 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Ventura luggage rack for Suzuki B-King

    Ventura has created this luggage system to give the Suzuki B-King some potential as a touring motorcycle as well as a muscle bike. The kit includes two bespoke rails which mount on the tail piece, and...

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  • Department for Transport “lunacy”

    28 February 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Department for Transport “lunacy”

    Road Safety Minister Jim Fitzpatrick has claimed having vehicle lights on increases fuel consumption by 5%. “Research undertaken for the Department for Transport indicated that the requirement for...

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  • MCN Goes Airborne

    27 February 2008 by Adam Nicholson

    MCN Goes Airborne

    MCN is great - I just can't put an issue down once I pick it up. Which could have led to injuries in the snow park - but luckily didn't!!!

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  • Video: New 2008 Bennetts TV ads

    27 February 2008

    If you didn't get to watch World Superbikes on Eurosport this weekend then you'll have missed Bennetts new adverts. The motorcycle insurance firm has ditched its ad showing groups of riders and gone for an altogether funnier approach. Check out the videos below to see all three of the adverts then let us know what you think in the comments section below. Zoom & Watch more videos on MCN |...

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  • Government secretive on road pricing trials

    27 February 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Government secretive on road pricing trials

    The Department for Transport has refused to name firms applying to take part in its controversial road pricing trials. Notices in the Official Journal of the European Union invited bids to take part...

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  • Motorcycle police officer killed in motorcade

    27 February 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycle police officer killed in motorcade

    A motorcycle officer escorting Hillary Clinton in her motorcade through Dallas has died after he crashed while escorting her. Senior Corporal Victor Lozada’s motorcycle careered head first into a...

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  • Drivers don't have to talk to flout phone laws

    27 February 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Drivers don't have to talk to flout phone laws

    A shocking 45 per cent of car drivers admit to sending and receiving text messages while driving, research by the RAC Foundation shows. The RAC Foundation surveyed 2,000 users of social networking...

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  • MCN Daily 2702//08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    27 February 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 52 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show MP Edward Leigh apoligises to bikers after accusing them of being tax dodgers, MPs have been told bikes over 600cc should be banned and Tom Sykes highsides GSX-R1000 in Almeria today  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...

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  • MP apologises for calling bikers tax dodgers

    27 February 2008 by Steve Farrell

    MP apologises for calling bikers tax dodgers

    An MP has apologised for falsely claiming nearly 40 per cent of motorcycles are untaxed. Edward Leigh, Chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, said in January: “Large parts of the biking...

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