Bike News (March 2008)

  • Looking for a Shooting Star

    01 May 2008 by geoffdyer

    Looking for a Shooting Star

    I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF A BIKE I OWNED IN THE SIXTIES. I HAVE E-MAILED THE DVLA AND IT IS STILL REGISTRED IT IS A SHOOTING STAR 500CC TWIN REG NO 37 THK, SEE THE PICTURE,...

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  • Free Ferrari for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders

    31 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Free Ferrari for BMW R1200GS Adventure riders

    Oil giant Shell is offering free Ferraris – but only motorcyclists who ride a BMW R1200GS Adventure will be able to claim one. The official scale models are free with every 30 litres of fuel until...

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  • Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

    31 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Video: Horse box speed camera – the proof

    Here’s the proof that police are using a speed camera disguised as a horse box to trap motorcycles.  MCN reveal North Wales Police will use horse box The sneaky new speed camera was...

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  • Video: Crusty Demons Night of World Records jump-off

    31 March 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Robbie Maddison has beaten his own jumping Guinness World Record at the Crusty Demons Night of World Records in Australia. Maddison leaped his CR500 an astonishing 351 feet, adding 29 feet to his previous world record at the three-way jump-off between Maddison, Ryan Capes and Seth Enslow at Calder Park, Melbourne. Rival stunt rider Ryan Capes held the record for a short period after jumping 324...

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  • Ducati offers chance to become a BSB grid girl

    31 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Ducati offers chance to become a BSB grid girl

    Airwaves Ducati has launched a competition to find its rider Leon Camier a grid girl for each round of the 2008 British Superbike championship. The contest is being run in conjunction with the Daily...

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  • MCN Daily 31/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    31 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 75 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Robbie Maddison breaks his own motorcycle jump, Michael Schumacher gets back on a bike and Toseland is praised for fighting through illness.  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 you think of...

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  • Future Moto GP champions

    31 March 2008 by tony lilley

    Future Moto GP champions

    I have attached couple of photo's of my kids - son Christian age 3 having a go on a mini moto last summer. Full protective clothing - denim hat, shorts and wellies. All being well he should be on...

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  • Please help with my froggy moment

    30 March 2008 by Paolo Lubrano Lavadera

    Returning home and filtering in very heavy traffic on my CBR1000 FM 1991 I was turned into a frog by something very nasty !! Please any good lady willing to spare a kiss to turn me back to a Prince!!!!

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  • Man on the Move

    30 March 2008 by Anonymous

    Man on the Move

    It all started way back in 1991 if I had never put the television on that day I wouldn't have known Michael Schumacher, I am so proud to be his number 1 fan. I have written a...

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  • Road-tax on high-capacity motorcycles up by £2

    28 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Road-tax on high-capacity motorcycles up by £2

    The rate of Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) for motorcycles of 601cc and over has increased by £2 to £66, a spokesman for the Treasury has confirmed. Motorcycle tax raise slammed Government claims 40%...

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  • New NW Biker Site Rides into Town!

    28 March 2008 by Rick Wilson

    'Rewind' is a completely free site for all North West Bikers and Pillions to share an online community with others who have a similar interest ...bikes! The new site is also a superb resource where all North West motorcycle related forums, clubs, groups and road safety teams can join and post their events, fundraisers, meets, rallies, functions and rideouts in the events section and advertise...

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  • Kawasaki ZX-10R now covered by finance deal

    28 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Kawasaki ZX-10R now covered by finance deal

    Kawasaki is hoping to keep sales of its models healthy by adding its ZX-10R to a list of motorcycles offered with 0% finance. The superbike is the latest Kawasaki available through the finance scheme,...

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  • Video: Ducati Monster 696 accessories

    27 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Video: Ducati Monster 696 accessories

    Ducati has released this video of some of their accessories for the new Monster 696, which is due in the UK in May. Ducati unveil the Monster 696+ Video: production starts on Monster...

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  • Weise release Tornado SPS gloves

    27 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Weise release Tornado SPS gloves

    Weise has just released the Tornado SPS glove, made from goatskin and kangaroo and designed with racing in mind. The Tornado SPS has been developed after testing in World Superbikes. The main body of...

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  • MCN Daily 27/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    27 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 73 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show motorcyclists live are at risk because of the lack of new style test centres, Richard Hammond gets a new Harley and British 125GP rookie Scott Redding is coy on his Jerez chances.  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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  • Road pricing plans still in the pipeline

    27 March 2008 by Micahel Carroll

    Road pricing plans still in the pipeline

    The Government is still pushing ahead with plans to introduce local road pricing schemes, despite massive public opposition to the plans. Motorcycles get road pricing trial Government secretive on...

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  • DVLA spy chip report

    26 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    DVLA spy chip report

    DVLA has decided motorcycles should not be fitted with electronic tags intended to help police tackle road tax evasion. Read the original story here DVLA hold secret talks on motorcycle tagging A...

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  • North West London worst for theft

    26 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    North West London worst for theft

    North West London has been identified as the worst place in the country for theft in an insurance survey. The survey, by Carole Nash, places London regions in all top five places. The worst place...

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  • New 15mph speed limits

    25 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    New 15mph speed limits

    Urban speed limits of 15mph are to be introduced in new “eco towns” across the UK to tackle global warming. The plans, due to be unveiled by housing minister Caroline Flint later this week, are...

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  • All Foggy Petronas equipment up for sale

    25 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    All Foggy Petronas equipment up for sale

    An auction has started today selling everything that was owned by the Team Foggy Petronas World Superbike racing team. There are a total of 494 items from the Foggy Petronas team up for sale on the...

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  • My bike mad son

    21 March 2008 by emmad mali

    My bike mad son

    Hello MCN, this picture was taken in Libya, in it are my brothers and my son. He was few months in that picture - he is really crazy about bikes. I took him to the london motorbike show.

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  • Start 'em young

    21 March 2008 by Paul Trowbridge

    Start 'em young

    Thought I would send in a picture of my 3 week old son "JT" (James Trowbridge). Just finished reading his first MCN, now being used as a blanket...... Happy dreaming about track days on Daddy's K6...

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