Bike News (October 2009)

  • Motorcycle Accident Hotspot Salfords, Redhill

    31 October 2009 by Sam Adcock

    I was riding down Green lane in Salfords, Redhill just before the caravan park when a black car pulling away from the side of the road with no headlights on hit me and sent me flying off my bike. When I returned to the road after picking myself up the car was gone. The police are calling it hit and run but can't do anything about it because the camp site is run by pikeys. Then to add to...

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  • New AGV’s in next week’s MCN

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New AGV’s in next week’s MCN

    Check out next week’s issue of MCN out on November 4 to see the two latest helmets from AGV. The Italian brand who are famous for protecting the heads of some of the legends of the racing world...

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  • Gorgeous Honda CB750 Racing model

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Gorgeous Honda CB750 Racing model

    This is one of the latest models from leading global manufacture Tamiya. It is a semi-assembled Honda CB750 Racing model at a1:6 scale and 348mm in length. Save £££s on motorcycle merchandise Not a...

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  • Ducatis star in X-Factor

    30 October 2009 by Adam Child

    Ducatis star in X-Factor

    Last Saturday's X-Factor show featured two Ducatis! Read the Ducati Monster 696 review Read the Ducati Streetfighter review The bikes were used as props during one of the routines. Find a...

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  • Ossa to launch new bike!

    30 October 2009 by Marc Potter

    Ossa to launch new bike!

    Legendary Spanish Trials manufacturer Ossa will be back with an all-new motorcycle called the TR280i. The bike will be first shown at the Milan motorcycle show on Tuesday November 10. It’s the first...

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  • New British film packed with bikes

    30 October 2009 by John Westlake

    New British film packed with bikes

    A new British film is planning to use a fleet of Triumphs for the bike stunts. Fight Back is the story of a ex-squaddie who returns home to find his local estate overrun with gangs.   The...

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  • Jailed 166mph biker to appeal

    30 October 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Jailed 166mph biker to appeal

    A motorcyclist jailed this week for speeding at 166mph on a 60mph road in Scotland plans to appeal against his nine-month sentence, his lawyer said. Neil Purves, 27, was caught in May on his Suzuki...

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  • New versatile onboard camera from Drift

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New versatile onboard camera from Drift

    This is one of the best onboard cameras we’ve seen at MCN for a long while, and one we’ll be using to bring you exclusive road test videos at www.motorcyclenews.com. Priced at £199.99, the Drift...

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  • New range of Halo leathers for 2010

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New range of Halo leathers for 2010

    British leather manufacture Halo has just announced a new 2010 range, offering tailored made-to-measure services on their new line of decent specification suits. Save cash on motorcycle suits Our...

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  • Race developed R1 screen from Skidmarx

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Race developed R1 screen from Skidmarx

    Skidmarx has introduced a double bubble screen for the 2009 Yamaha R1 based on the screen that they produced for newly-crowned British Superbike Champion Leon Camier.  Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • Gore-Tex to go on UK tour

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Gore-Tex to go on UK tour

    The Gore-Tex products Experiential Rig is touring the country for the next five weeks allowing consumers to experience the benefits of its technologies and learn about the incredible range of...

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  • New 5th Edition Motorcycle Diary

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New 5th Edition Motorcycle Diary

    This latest edition of the popular Motorcycle Diary Compiled by Louise Hillier has just been released and is the perfect Christmas present for any motorcyclist or anyone who appreciates off-beat...

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  • Knox link up with Draggin Jeans with new knee guards

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Draggin Jeans are stepping up their impact protection with their new comfort fit Draggin Jeans Knee Guard. Save money on motorcycle armour The Draggin Jeans Knee Guard delivers greater freedom of choice and comfort for all riders and may be worn comfortably under any pair of Draggin Jeans.  Unlike most motocross/off-road guards, the Draggin Jeans Knee Guard is CE approved for road use, is...

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  • Draggin Jeans up for fashion award

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Draggin Jeans up for fashion award

    Draggin Jeans is a finalist for the Fashion Group International (FGI) Award for Innovative Excellence. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing FGI is a global non-profit organization. It was established in...

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  • Honda calendar

    30 October 2009 by Stritchy

    Honda calendar

    The Honda Owners Club 2010 calendar is now available to buy on-line at www.shop.hoc.org.uk Each month has a fantastic action picture of the latest Honda bikes - including the awesome new...

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  • New Gianelli for Aprilia RSV4

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    This is the new street legal slip-on for the hugely impressive Aprilia RSV4 from Italian firm Gianelli. It has a diamond-shaped silencer and a mid-pipe in stainless steel. Everything is secured to the tail section using a black anodized aluminium support bracket. Silencers are available in titanium, carbon fibre, titanium and aluminium and, as an option, a street legal catalytic converter is...

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  • New Slix jeans from Draggin

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Slix jeans from Draggin

    Draggin Jeans is set to release the new Slix range- a revolution in casual motorcycle ware. Save cash on motorcycle clothing Slix have a leather look and feel, yet breathe like traditional...

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  • Pirelli to launch new Diablo Rosso at EICMA

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Pirelli to launch new Diablo Rosso at EICMA

    The exciting news from Pirelli is that there’ll be a new Diablo Rosso tyre launched at this year’s EICMA Show in Milan on November 9. Save money on motorcycle tyres The new tyre will take the helm as...

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  • Is this the coolest bike chair ever?

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Is this the coolest bike chair ever?

    Catalan based design house, Bel e Bel (Beautiful and Beautiful), has discovered a new way of refreshing old Vespa scooters – turning them into office chairs. Nice touches like having the wheel and...

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  • Innovative new glove design from Knox

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Innovative new glove design from Knox

    Knox will unveil its innovative Hand Armour to British riders at this year’s NEC Bike Show.  Save £££s on motorcycle gloves Featuring a host of patented innovations, including exoskeleton...

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  • MotoGP Evolution of the Species DVD launched

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Duke has released an Official Documentary revealing the fascinating story behind the development of the motorcycles which make MotoGP not only the premier class of two-wheel racing, but also the most thrilling. Save money on motorcycle DVDs MotoGP Evolution of a Species allows fans to discover the incredible full story of how today’s state-of-the-art MotoGP motorcycles have evolved since the...

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  • Infinity Motorcycles summer stock clearout

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Infinity Motorcycles summer stock clearout

    Infinity Motorcycles are clearing out their summer stock now the popular riding season has drawn to a close.   Save cash on motorcycle gear With a huge choice of rider equipment, casual...

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  • New Keis body warmer

    30 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Keis body warmer

    This brand new Keis X4 heated body warmer is claimed to keep core body temperature regulated, offering comfort and safety throughout even the coldest of winter journeys, and now thanks to a new high...

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  • DVLA lost my bike entitlement

    29 October 2009 by Uandus7

    DVLA lost my bike entitlement

    My Dad wanted me to take my test when I was 18 and he paid for my lessons. We lost him in 1978 so to fulfill my promise to him, I took my test in October 1979. Since then, my address has been changed...

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  • Last chance to win a £30,000 old skool bobber

    29 October 2009 by James Keen

    Last chance to win a £30,000 old skool bobber

    It's your last chance to win the Carole Nash Old Skool Bobber that was built live before crowds at the NEC motorcycle show. Get a motorcycle insurance quote from MCN Compare To be in with a chance to...

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  • British Motocross DVD released

    29 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    British Motocross DVD released

    Fans can now enjoy every essential highlight of the ’09 Maxxis British Motocross Championship year in the Official DVD Review of the season from Duke. This is four hours of intense dirt bike...

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  • New Acumen Platinum smart charger

    29 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Acumen Platinum smart charger

    British electronics specialist Acumen revolutionized motorcycle battery maintenance when they introduced their Platinum smart charger.  Save cash on battery chargers With its distinctive...

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  • Yamaha R6

    29 October 2009 by XSVideo

    This is a portrait of the first true supersport bike, the first generation Yamaha R6 that jump started the 600cc class and pushed it into what it is today - the most competive sports bike class there is! Please visit us at www.youtube.com/user/XSVPro to watch, rate and subscribe to our current and up and coming short films.

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  • Ninja Final Edition

    28 October 2009 by XSVideo

    Hi everyone, for those that watched the first edition of "Ninja" we would like to thank everyone for the comments and views, for those that have yet to see "Ninja" we are proud to show the final version which has just been completed. Ninja proves that you don't need the latest bike, the best weather, the right time of year or to be on track to have a decent sized amount of fun on your bike in the...

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  • 2010 Zero Engineering calendar on sale

    28 October 2009 by Ped Baker

    2010 Zero Engineering calendar on sale

    Japanese custom bike builders Zero Engineering have just launched their 2010 calendar and for the first time it's available outside of the US. Famous for pioneering vintage, old school style rigid...

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