Bike News (July 2010)

  • Win an Arai helmet with the No Budget Cup

    30 July 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Win an Arai helmet with the No Budget Cup

    A new Arai crash helmet is just one of the prizes up for grabs in the first ever No Budget Cup three-hour endurance race, at Anglesey on September 12th. The new race series is aimed at riders who want...

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  • F**K! It’s the World’s coolest tail-light

    30 July 2010 by Ped Baker

    F**K! It’s the World’s coolest tail-light

    Online blog Ze Last Chance Garage has dug up this collection of chopper tail lights. Ranging from the offensive but brilliant F**k to the obligatory Maltese Cross, they would a classy finishing touch...

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  • Steve Hislop - Seven years

    30 July 2010 by bob the builder

    Just thought I'd say Steve Hislop passed away seven years ago today. We lost one of our best racers in that tragic crash. Missed by us all

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  • Harley-Davidson Panhead with a difference

    30 July 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Harley-Davidson Panhead with a difference

    This Harley-Davidson V-Twin “Panhead” boasts a mean-streets look and a host of unexpected mods. The bike has a 1951 FL motor, a 1939 EL transmission case, Pan gears and a 1949 wishbone frame, making...

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  • Krazyhorse distribute Zero Engineering

    30 July 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Krazyhorse distribute Zero Engineering

    Revered Japanese custom builders Zero Engineering are now distributing their bikes throughout Europe, with the help of a UK firm. Krazyhorse Custom Cycles, of Bury St Edmunds, are responsible for the...

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  • Video: Ron Haslam on the bikes of WSB

    30 July 2010 by MCN

    Video: Ron Haslam on the bikes of WSB

    Ron Haslam talks about the bikes of WSB and how he thinks they'll fair at this weeekend's Silverstone round.   Free glossy 32-page Silverstone WSB guide in this week's MCN To book tickets...

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  • Video: how an Axo race suit is made

    29 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Video: how an Axo race suit is made

    Ignore for a moment the tinny copyright-free soundtrack to this video from leathers firm Axo, and marvel for a short while at how a one-piece suit gets from the drawing board to the race track. This...

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  • 2010 WSB review available to order

    29 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2010 WSB review available to order

    Yes, we know the season isn’t over, but the annual official review of 2010 is available to order already. Superbike: The Official Book 2010-2011 promises to be full of spectacular pictures and to...

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  • Eye-catching new Weise jacket

    29 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Eye-catching new Weise jacket

    Weise has introduced an orange version of the textile Maverick jacket, designed to appeal to owners of KTMs, Kawasakis and Harleys – or people who just want to stand out in the crowd. It has...

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  • My pride and joy!

    29 July 2010 by Michael Harrod

    My pride and joy!

    I have owned a 1966 Norton N15cs Hybrid for the last 26 years. It started out as a beat bike setting in the back yard of a friend of my brother. My brother wanted me to buy it and I didn't want...

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  • Ducati 999 hits 134mph on the beach!

    28 July 2010 by Pierre Galpin

    Ducati 999 hits 134mph on the beach!

    This Ducati 999-based beach racer has hit 134mph in the hands of its creator Steve Haldane. Find a Ducati 999 for sale Kevin Kinghan, from the NZ Bike Rider magazine, rode it to 124mph at the same...

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  • New Test Centres

    27 July 2010 by Teresa

    I keep reading articles about the new "off-road" test and how dangerous it is. I learned to ride a motorbike last year on the fast track route hoping to pass my test within a week. At test number one I forgot a left hand signal off a roundabout and so failed. Test 2 failed on the U turn. Test 3 failed because the examiner did not want to pass me - then I went to the new test structure. It was at...

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  • Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 3

    27 July 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: July 28 - August 3

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • Win retro Fox kit

    27 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Win retro Fox kit

    For your chance to win a Fox retro jersey, trousers, T-shirt and cap all you need to do is join their Facebook group, at www.facebook.com/foxheadeurope, and post a comment on their wall. Couldn't be...

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  • New Weise Air Spin summer jacket

    27 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Weise Air Spin summer jacket

    Weise's Air Spin jacket is designed to offer the protection of a traditional riding jacket but with the added bonus of copious venting. Save £££s on motorcycle jackets It's made from tough textile...

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  • New MCN July 28: Norton Cafe Racer first test

    27 July 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN July 28: Norton Cafe Racer first test

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 28, the new Norton Cafe Racer takes on a new breed of cafe racers in a trip to the coast. In this week's issue we have a free 32-page glossy guide to the...

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  • Video: James Toseland on Silverstone

    27 July 2010 by MCN

    Video: James Toseland on Silverstone

    MCN caught up with James Toseland at Silverstone ahead of this weekend's WSB clash for a helicopter-eye view of the track, a few laps with the WSB star and his thoughts on riding Silverstone. To book...

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  • End for cameras

    26 July 2010 by Steve Farrell

    End for cameras

    The end of speed cameras starts this week – with the first 79 set to be turned off on Sunday. Oxfordshire is axing all its cameras after 40% road safety budget cuts from central government. Devon and...

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  • New Sold Secure approved Xena disc lock

    26 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Sold Secure approved Xena disc lock

    Xena's new X2 disc lock has met the Sold Secure Gold standard, meaning it's withstood rigorous tests involving picking, drilling, slide hammering and sawing. Save £££s on motorcycle locks The new X2...

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  • Road-legal Yoshimura exhausts for Hayabusa

    26 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Road-legal Yoshimura exhausts for Hayabusa

    Yoshimura has just announced its latest range of road-legal dual-exit exhausts for the 2008-2010 Suzuki Hayabusa. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Saving up to a claimed 10kg over the standard cans,...

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  • New Neevesy replica out next month

    26 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Neevesy replica out next month

    Arai have announced they will be producing a run of black and white Neevesy replicas next month. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets Neeves, MCN's senior road tester, first wore the design at the 2005...

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  • Video: Cock O The North, Oliver's Mount

    26 July 2010 by MCN

    Video: Cock O The North, Oliver's Mount

    MCN reader Richard Andrews has put together this great short documentary on the racing at Scarborough. TT legend Ryan Farquhar and fans talk about what is so special about road racing. It's 10...

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  • Arai’s carbon helmet now for 2011

    26 July 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Arai’s carbon helmet now for 2011

    Arai’s long-awaited, super-exclusive carbon RX-7 RC helmet will be available in the UK from January. Save cash on motorcycle helmets Stock of the lid will be limited to three per dealer, it will cost...

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