Bike News (February 2010)

  • The road with 200 manhole covers per mile

    26 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    The road with 200 manhole covers per mile

    A road in Cambridgeshire with 200 slippery manhole cover per mile has been branded “fantastically dangerous” for motorcyclists by a councillor. The main road through Cambourne, a new village, is...

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  • Bike transport the easy way

    26 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Bike transport the easy way

    This Easylifter hydraulic bike lift system does away with the need for a ramp. Save cash on motorcycle products You simply push your bike on, then a single pump action raises the bike to its safe...

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  • New Arrow 'dark line' exhausts launched

    26 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arrow 'dark line' exhausts launched

    Arrow have launched a new range of 'Dark Line' aluminium exhausts. We reckon the black sleeves and dark badge are decidedly tasteful. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts They're available for countless...

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  • Skidmarx double bubble screen for Aprilia RSV4

    26 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx double bubble screen for Aprilia RSV4

    Manufactured by Skidmarx in the UK, this new double bubble screen fits both the R and Factory RSV4s and costs £49.95 in a choice of clear, light or dark tints. Save cash on motorcycle parts A range...

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  • Bullish Agni taunts big money TTXGP rivals

    26 February 2010 by Guy Procter

    Bullish Agni taunts big money TTXGP rivals

    2009 electric TT winners Agni Motors are in bullish mood after confirming their entry into all three TTXGP championships, claiming big-money rivals from Mission, MotoCzysz and Brammo last year “looked...

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  • Streethawk: out soon on DVD!

    26 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Streethawk: out soon on DVD!

    Believe it or not, the legendary 80s TV show Streethawk has never had a DVD release. Save £££s on motorcycle DVDs That's about to change, with a UK release of the whole series on March 22. Stay tuned...

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  • Drivers told to think about bikers

    26 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Drivers told to think about bikers

    Drivers are being encouraged to see motorcyclists as individuals in a new government ad aimed at making them more likely to notice us.  The TV ad will show riders with neon signs on their backs...

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  • Quiet time in Libya

    24 February 2010 by Diamondman

    Quiet time in Libya

    Ray spending quiet time in Libya. Keep your passport in your pocket - while I was there my four mates and thirteen others had their passports stolen. Great place but no booze.

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  • New Fireblade frame protector from Lightech

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Fireblade frame protector from Lightech

    Lightech have announced their latest crash protection for the Fireblade – this frame protector based on a sandwich structure fitted with a system of shells, which the firm says helps reduce lateral...

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  • Bering's new affordable race suit

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Bering's new affordable race suit

    This new Iro one-piece suit from Bering costs £430.99 and is aimed squarely at people buying their first one-piece. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing It's stylish, subtle, mainly black and features...

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  • Yoshimura slip-ons for big GSX and CB1000R

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Yoshimura slip-ons for big GSX and CB1000R

    The new Suzuki GSX1250SA sports tourer and Honda's super naked CB1000R both gain power and lose weight as a result of Yoshimura's slip-on cans. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts The GSX slip-on,...

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  • New Pyramid Plastics kit for Aprilias

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Pyramid Plastics kit for Aprilias

    Pyramid Plastics have just released details of three new 'Fenda Extendas', designed to keep road mess off your Aprilia Pegaso Strada, Shiver and Mana road bikes. Save £££s on motorcycle products The...

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  • New Haslam replica revealed

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Haslam replica revealed

    Here's Leon Haslam's new Arai helmet, that he'll be wearing at this weekend's opening WSB race at Phillip Island, Australia. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Gone is the angel/devil design, in is this...

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  • Ride off-road in North Wales- get fined £20,000!

    24 February 2010 by Paul McQueen

    Now it's the off-roaders turn to be demonised & persecuted in North Wales. Denbighshire’s 'Countryside Service' have set up a hotline number for ramblers to carry with them to report off-roaders to the police - the helicopter will be kept busy! You can be fined £20,000 and have your bike crushed. It seems when they want to preserve the countryside for the enjoyment of everyone we don't...

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  • Keep your feet dry in April showers

    24 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Keep your feet dry in April showers

    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather can be easily applied to wet or dry leather footwear using the sponge applicator or rubbed in by hand.  Save £££s on motorcycle products It's available from...

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  • SUZI Replacement

    23 February 2010 by ALAN F HIGGS

    Dear Sir, May I submit a name you probably haven't heard of to replace our lovely Suzi. Her name is LOUISE RIGG, I have seen her presentation on a DVD of the North Norfolk Railway. The DVD is called "YESTERDAY TODAY". It is produced by GEMINI VIDEO PRODUCTIONS. LOUISE has a bubbly nature and presents in a lively and interesting way. I think she would be able to continue the type of informative...

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  • Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

    23 February 2010 by James Sharpe

    Triumph Thunderbird turned into Café Racer

    This café racer version of Triumph’s Thunderbird 1600 has been put together in Sweden. Assembled by Sivert Raask, of rear-sets and accessories specialists, Raask, it features a new tank, seat,...

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  • Fined £1700 for bus lane mistake

    22 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Fined £1700 for bus lane mistake

    An MCN reader racked up £1680 in fines in four days because he didn’t realise only some of London’s bus lanes are open to motorcyclists. By the time Chris Ardern realised his mistake, he’d already...

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  • Enjoying Dad's new bike

    20 February 2010 by Anonymous

    Enjoying Dad's new bike

    Jamie and Jade said just because the weather's bad and Dad can't get out doesn't mean we can`t enjoy his new bike!

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  • Biker's opinions wanted on road safety

    20 February 2010 by Lizzie Darville

    For my dissertation for the Transport Planning MSc I am currently studying at UWE in Bristol I am surveying motorcyclists regarding your attitudes to safety campaigns and interventions. I have set up a Facebook group to start the research and invite any UK based motorcyclists over the age of 18 to join and start contributing to the discussions. The group can be found on Facebook here or...

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  • Insurance premiums set to rise

    19 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Insurance premiums set to rise

    Motorcyclists reinsuring their bikes for spring should prepare for sharp premium increases after record-breaking annual hikes of 20% for cars. Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers...

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  • Carlos Checa’s wild new helmet

    19 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Carlos Checa’s wild new helmet

    Check this out – Carlos Checa’s new X-Lite X-802 lid. You’ll see it in action later this month, and you’ll be able to buy it from April. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets or now, here’s what Carlos...

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  • Ellison to debut Knox hand armour in BSB

    19 February 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Ellison to debut Knox hand armour in BSB

    British Superbike title contender James Ellison has chosen Knox Hand Armour to help his bid for the 2010 crown.  Save cash on motorcycle gloves The 29-year-old Cumbrian has used Knox back...

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  • FIM offers €5000 inducements to enter e-Power

    19 February 2010 by Guy Procter

    FIM offers €5000 inducements to enter e-Power

    The FIM is offering teams €1000 (£875) per rider per race and free entry for any team willing to enter its TTXGP-rivalling e-Power series. The ‘participation allowance’ will go to the first sixteen...

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