Bike News (January 2008)

  • Is this what we pay road tax for!?

    31 January 2008 by Harleyman_uk

    Is this what we pay road tax for!?

    Dear MCN I would be grateful if you could publish this information to notify other fellow bikers of such hazards. I have attached some photos that I took only yesterday of the unacceptable road...

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  • Chantelle makes Excel appearance

    31 January 2008 by MCN

    Chantelle makes Excel appearance

    Former MCN Babe and 2006 Celebrity Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton has paid a visit to the MCN London Motorcycle Show on the opening day of the show today at the Excel. Chantelle, who was a...

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  • Suzuki SUV1000

    30 January 2008 by Crash Test Pylott

    This is my street legal winter ride in rainy British Columbia. SUV 1000- Undercover SV 1000S.

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  • BMW uncrashable bike

    29 January 2008 by Kingsley Dyer

    Hi, The BMW concept is not new, I designed and copyrighted “the linked floating spindle concept” back in the early 90’s. This concept was viewed by the Suzuki GP in the early 90's & later by The Harris brothers who were at the time running the Suzuki world superbike team. I have correspondents between us that support this theory. I would be happy for you to print this article or...

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  • Gallery: 2008 Two Brothers exhaust range

    29 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Gallery: 2008 Two Brothers exhaust range

    In the January 30th edition of MCN we show you some of the new exhausts for 2008 from Two Brothers. The range includes exhausts for the Yamaha R6, Kawasaki ZX-10R, Suzuki Hayabusa and the...

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  • Have you been cloned?

    29 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Have you been cloned?

    One MCN reader is currently facing £1000s of fines for offences they didn't commit after a criminal cloned the plate on their motorcycle and we want to know if you've ever fallen fould of the same...

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  • Crackdown on illegal number plates

    29 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Crackdown on illegal number plates

    Police forces nationwide will be stopping motorists with illegal number plates this week as part of Operation Larch, a campaign to prevent speeders and other criminals evading being traced. The...

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  • Elton John takes motorcycles to Africa

    28 January 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Elton John takes motorcycles to Africa

    Sir Elton John has donated 120 Honda CTX200s to medics in Lesotho, Africa, to help in the fight against Aids in the country. The first 60 bikes have already been delivered, with the remainder due to...

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  • Skidmarx reveal 2008 Hayabusa parts

    28 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Skidmarx reveal 2008 Hayabusa parts

    Skidmarx has revealed some of it's after market parts for the new Suzuki Hayabusa. The first of their new products is a replacement double bubble screen, to deflect wind away from the rider. The...

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  • Bus lane cover-up

    28 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Bus lane cover-up

    A report showing lives are saved by letting motorcycles use bus lanes has been suppressed for political gain, according to the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF). Click here to read why Plymouth...

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  • MCN in my snow shelter

    28 January 2008 by daz bumby

    MCN in my snow shelter

    I was out in Norway undertaking a NATO Artic Survival course, and the only thing that kept me going was my trusty MCN. This is me digging out my emergency snow hole on a mountainside. Thanks MCN

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  • Charity run for the Air Ambulance

    25 January 2008 by kierongriffiths

    Charity run for the Air Ambulance

    The Site is holding a charity run to raise money for North West Air Ambulance. North West Air Ambulance is not funded by the government in anyway and relies on fund raising events to keep the air...

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  • Paper columnist's anti-motorcycle rant

    25 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Paper columnist's anti-motorcycle rant

    A tabloid columnist has sparked anger by calling motorcyclists loonies and saying he doesn’t mind if we kill ourselves. Paul Routledge writes in today’s Daily Mirror: ‘Motorcyclists are a pain...

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  • Evel Knievel waxwork unveiled in Las Vegas

    25 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Evel Knievel waxwork unveiled in Las Vegas

    The Madame Tussauds waxwork of stunt legend Evel Knievel was recently unveiled to family and friends in Las Vegas. Click here to see Evel Knievel's greatest moments The waxwork of Knievel shows the...

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  • Streetfighter video part 3

    25 January 2008 by gsxr1173

    More streetfighter videos for all who appreciate them. If anybody has any good streetfighter pictures could you please send them to: gsxr1173@yahoo.co.uk Bandit pics are especially welcome.

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  • New EkonoKIT FR1 tool kit from CruzTOOLS

    25 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    New EkonoKIT FR1 tool kit from CruzTOOLS

    CruzTOOLS has released a new replacement tool kit for motorcycles and cars, the Ekonokit FR1. Click here for more tool kits CruzTOOLS has been producing replacement tool kits since 1996, and their...

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  • Video: Britney Spears in bike crash

    23 January 2008 by MCN News Team

    Footage has emerged which appears to show a car, which Britney Spears was travelling in, involved in a collision with a motorcyclist. Watch the footage of the accident in the video on the right.

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  • Unique Rocket III build is shaping up

    23 January 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Unique Rocket III build is shaping up

    One of the top custom bike builders in Britain, Roger Allmond, is currently finishing off the most extreme project he has ever taken on in the form of a Rocket III - based beast Roger shot to fame...

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  • Think Bike or not

    23 January 2008 by luke 7R

    When I first passed by bike test I had an Aprilia RS 250, I loved the old stink wheel and did about 8000 trouble free miles on it before I thought it was time to get something a bit bigger and cheaper to run (£13 per litre of 2-stroke and 90 miles to a tank of fuel). After a few years of 4-stroking I had an old friend offer me a 95 RS250 for a price I couldn't refuse - although I did try for...

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  • Win an off-road course with Hot Rod on DVD

    23 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Win an off-road course with Hot Rod on DVD

    Comedy motorcycle stunt movie Hot Rod is available on DVD release as of this week and to celebrate the release we've got some great prizes to give away. The film follows wannabe stuntman Rod...

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  • Ducati unveils three-year business plan

    23 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Ducati unveils three-year business plan

    Last week we revealed that Ducati was planning to introduce 10 new bikes before the end of 2010 and now we can show you their full business plan for the next three years. The announcements and plan...

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  • Send us your pothole photos

    23 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Send us your pothole photos

    New goverment guidelines mean that potholes will not be repaired unless they are two inches deep or more, which could be potentially dangerous for motorcyclists. Click here to read MCN's story...

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  • The cost of diesel!

    22 January 2008 by Anonymous

    Some weeks ago in Spain I noted the cost of diesel. 1 euro 10 cents, that's only 3/4 of what we pay! Our local garage is charging £1.15 per litre! How can the the price vary so much?!

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  • Bloody biker gang battle at airport

    22 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Bloody biker gang battle at airport

    Rival biker gangs fought a bloody battle with machetes in front of horrified passengers in the arrivals lounge of Birmingham airport. Eleven people have been arrested and a 50-year-old man is fighting...

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  • ‘40% of motorcycles untaxed’

    21 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    ‘40% of motorcycles untaxed’

    DVLA will be a laughing stock if it doesn’t clamp down hard on motorcycle tax evaders, MPs have said. The Commons Public Accounts Committee said 38% of motorcycles were untaxed, up from...

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  • Metal death traps

    21 January 2008 by Blade_Master

    How many times have you done it? Cranked over just a little bit too much on a wet road and shit you almost lose the back end! Why? WET MANHOLE COVERS! Now call me ignorant but I thought the government and local councils "cared" about road safety, well they must do with so many speed cameras going up because as we all know speed cameras save lives (yeah whatever). Shall we test this attitude to...

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  • Yamaha announce 0% finance deal

    21 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha announce 0% finance deal

    Yamaha have announced a 0% finance deal on 16 motorcycles in their current range. The models are available on 0% finance, with just a deposit of £199 over two and a half years. The motorcycles which...

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  • New bike registrations up by 8.6%

    21 January 2008 by MCN

    New bike registrations up by 8.6%

    Registrations of new powered two-wheelers rose by 8.6% in 2007 compared with 2006 figures, whilst passenger car registrations only rose by 2.5%. New motorcycle registrations rose by 9.7%, while...

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  • Yamaha announce 2008 prices

    21 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Yamaha announce 2008 prices

    Yamaha today announced their 2008 prices at their annual Dealer Conference. Eight of Yamaha's existing models have had their prices reduced, including the FZ1, XT660X, and the MT-01. The prices for...

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  • New Maxxis Supermaxx Sport tyre

    18 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    New Maxxis Supermaxx Sport tyre

    The new Supermaxx Sport from Maxxis is aimed at both street and track day riders, with it's radial design. The tyre features an advanced tread pattern with a distinctly angular profile to allow for...

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  • MCN Daily 18/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    18 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Chris Slade

    In episode 29 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear how Essex council will not be reparing pot holes over two inches deep, increased parking facilities in chelsea and Joerge Lorenzo speaks about his first season in the premier class  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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  • Motorcycle parking boost

    18 January 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Motorcycle parking boost

    Motorcyclists in Kensington and Chelsea are set to benefit from improved parking facilities. The Council has increased the capacity of free parking bays in popular visitor areas and residents will...

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  • 2-inch deep potholes to be left untreated

    18 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    2-inch deep potholes to be left untreated

    Potholes up to two inches deep will be left un-repaired under proposals from local government. At the moment potholes over one-inch deep are filled as a matter of urgency but councillors in Essex...

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