Bike News (February 2011)

  • Rossi gets dirty

    28 February 2011 by Phil West

    Rossi gets dirty

    Valentino Rossi shows he’s more than capable off-road as well as on with this footage of the multiple world champ having fun trying out the dirt track bike, the Ouroboros Zaeta, developed by his dad,...

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  • Scott Redding wins – on a Honda C90!

    28 February 2011 by Matthew Birt

    Scott Redding wins – on a Honda C90!

    Scott Redding claimed his first victory of 2011 at Mondello Park last weekend – riding a Honda C90 in a charity eight-hour endurance race. Teaming up with former 250GP winner and MotoGP rider Jeremy...

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  • Carpy's latest CB750 cafe racer

    25 February 2011 by MCN

    Carpy's latest CB750 cafe racer

    This is Carpy's latest Honda CB750-based creation which shows exactly why his work is in such demand by everyone from rock stars to your average, well, rocker. Dubbed the Cyclone, the bike follows...

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  • MCN completes first laps of Snetterton 300

    25 February 2011 by MCN

    MCN completes first laps of Snetterton 300

    MCN editor Marc Potter joined reigning BSB Evo champ Steve Brogan to complete the first full laps of the new Snetterton 300 circuit, along with competition winner Steve Mobbs. The track is now...

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  • Police withhold theft footage

    25 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Police withhold theft footage

    Police are withholding CCTV evidence that immobilisers can be overcome by thieves, on the grounds they don’t want to attract criticism from a motorcycle manufacturer. The Met’s DC Alex Saxby has...

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  • Ducati in Hollywood again: I am Number Four

    25 February 2011 by Phil West

    Ducati in Hollywood again: I am Number Four

    Ducati seem to have no equal when it comes to getting its bikes into the latest Hollywood blockbuster. The latest evidence is this week’s hot teen-scream release, ‘I am Number Four’ which features...

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  • Destination dealer: CJ Ball

    25 February 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: CJ Ball

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Honda and Suzuki dealer CJ Ball are gearing up for a big 2011 with key new models including the lighter and sharper Suzuki GSX-R600 and the rebirth of Honda’s iconic CBR600F.

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  • Triumph's 2011 riding kit range

    25 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Triumph's 2011 riding kit range

    Triumph has just released pictures of some of the highlights of its spring and summer riding kit. Save cash on motorcycle clothing It includes a new James Dean jacket, hook-ups with legendary British...

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  • Who wants to dive when you can ride?

    25 February 2011 by floneave

    Who wants to dive when you can ride?

    Hello MCN, my name is Flo, I'm 19 years old  and I come from Gloucester. My boyfriend Jamie's Dad - Rolly Bastian reads your paper religiously. Jamie and I have been travelling in Malaysia for...

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  • Near miss

    23 February 2011 by Michael Brooks

    I was on my way home from work when a driver decided to cross in front of me and we nearly collided. His excuse was that he was busy talking to his daughter.

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  • Avoiding idiots: readers’ videos

    23 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Last week we showed you a highlight video of Dublin’s worst drivers and asked MCN readers to submit their own footage. Thanks to everyone who contributed, and we hope you enjoy six of the best that we’ve included below. From the dangerous to the controversial, they highlight some of the hazards faced by motorcyclists every day on Britain’s roads and beyond.

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  • Police slammed over bike-jacking

    23 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Police slammed over bike-jacking

    Police have been slammed for failing to take an armed bike-jacking seriously after it emerged they treated it as ordinary vehicle theft. MCN recently revealed how a reader was forced to watch as five...

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  • Buy Suzuki kit online

    23 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Buy Suzuki kit online

    Suzuki claims to be the first motorcycle manufacturer in the UK to now make its entire, 1252-item clothing and accessory range available online. Save cash on motorcycle products Once you've found...

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  • End of the road for Frank Thomas?

    23 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    End of the road for Frank Thomas?

    Although Frank Thomas kit will continue to be available, with the buy-out of the brand name and stock by clothing retailer J&S Accessories concluded late last week, an industry insider has said he...

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  • An excellent Xmas gift

    23 February 2011 by Ian Winward

    An excellent Xmas gift

    Here are a couple of pictures of me enjoying one of my Xmas presents from the missus - an Oulton Park Hottrax track day. Teetering round a couple of the bends in the wet, slippy conditions on my...

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  • Fund cameras or not? You decide

    22 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Fund cameras or not? You decide

    From April, first-time speeders caught going up to 16mph over the limit will be offered £100 'speed awareness courses' instead of three points and a £60. A third of the course fee will...

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  • Bikes on TV: February 23 - March 1

    22 February 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: February 23 - March 1

    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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  • New MCN February 23: BMW K1600GT first ride

    22 February 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 23: BMW K1600GT first ride

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 23, we test the all-new six-cylinder BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL in South Africa. Also in this week's MCN, a free WSB season guide, we test...

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  • “Ducati of the sea” unveiled

    21 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    “Ducati of the sea” unveiled

    This Ducati-branded powerboat was unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show on Friday. The “Cigarette Racing 42X Ducati Edition” offers 2,200 horsepower from a pair of staggered 1,100hp Mercury...

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  • Trackdays get transponders

    21 February 2011

    Trackdays get transponders

    Trackday company Focused Events will have ‘Chrono Days’ this year, where each rider carries a transponder to allow organisers to put people in the right groups. Focused Events have assessed the...

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  • Tiny fan

    20 February 2011 by hedge32

    Tiny fan

    My Grandpa Hedgy was pleased I arrived two weeks early. We can watch the 2011 WSB Championship! Stephen Melia, age 14 Days.

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  • The future of Frank Thomas

    18 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    The future of Frank Thomas

    It's been revealed today that the stock and brands of the Thomas Sports Group – which includes popular biking kit brand Frank Thomas – has been bought by J&S Accessories. The sale, which was...

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  • Tory Councillor exposed as Outlaws member

    18 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Tory Councillor exposed as Outlaws member

    A Tory councillor has been exposed as member of the notorious Outlaws Motorcycle Club. Jim Mason, cabinet member on Tewkesbury Council and a former mayor, is allegedly a full-patch member of the...

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  • ‘Last stand in bike parking battle’

    17 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    ‘Last stand in bike parking battle’

    Motorcyclists have one chance left in the battle to save free bike parking in towns and cities across the country, campaigners say.  Unless daily bike parking charges can be defeated in court on...

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