Bike News (January 2011)

  • Frank Thomas in administration

    28 January 2011 by MCN

    Frank Thomas in administration

    The company which owns Frank Thomas, Motrax, BKS and Red Route – Thomas Sports Group – has today been put into administration. The news came as Ernst and Young confirmed today they had been appointed...

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  • Get On a bike at the MCN Show!

    28 January 2011 by MCN

    Get On a bike at the MCN Show!

    At the MCN London show Get On are running 3 instructors all day every day offering free twenty minute tasters to anyone over the age of 16. Simply turn up to book on the day and ride one of the...

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  • Destination dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    28 January 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION MCN’s 2009 Dealer of the Year Lloyd Cooper - Motorcycles Direct has been trading from the same premises in Watford since it was founded in 1900. In addition to being the UK’s...

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  • MCN down under

    27 January 2011 by Tammy Louise Dear

    MCN down under

    Here I am in Australia on the Gold Coast, taking in the surf and reading my MCN. You can see surfer's paradise in the background!

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  • MCN Show tickets selling fast!

    26 January 2011 by MCN

    MCN Show tickets selling fast!

    With the all-new Suzuki GSX-R600, awesome Aprilia RSV4 APRC and Norton’s mouth-watering Café Racer among the glittering bikes, the star-studded Revolution show plus celebs galore, it’s no wonder...

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  • Naked women draped over Ducatis

    26 January 2011 by John Westlake

    Naked women draped over Ducatis

    Ducati have launched a range of arty pics of naked women draped over their bikes. Find a Ducati for sale Here's how Ducati describe the collection – we would be grateful if anyone acquainted with...

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  • Spot the Kiwi

    25 January 2011 by Farmer63

    Spot the Kiwi

    Me and my brother, who lives in New Zealand, reading our favourite newspaper!

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  • One in five stolen vehicles is a bike

    25 January 2011 by Steve Farrell

    One in five stolen vehicles is a bike

    Motorcycles account for more than one in five stolen vehicles despite making up only about 1% of vehicles on the road, according to new figures. While the number of motorcycles stolen every year has...

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  • Video: Airforce Blaster bike dryer!

    25 January 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Airforce Blaster bike dryer!

    We've just taken delivery of the new Airforce Blaster – stay tuned for our upcoming review (it's supposed to radically reduce drying time, allowing you to get on with the polishing...

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  • Jennie Gow out of 2011 BBC MotoGP team

    25 January 2011 by Andy Downes

    Jennie Gow out of 2011 BBC MotoGP team

    BBC MotoGP presenter Jennie Gow has just announced she will not be covering the racing series this year after just one season with the BBC MotoGP team. Gow was announced as the replacement for fans’...

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  • New MCN Jan 26: Tiger 800XC leaps ahead

    25 January 2011 by Dan Aspel

    New MCN Jan 26: Tiger 800XC leaps ahead

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale January 26, we test the 2011 Triumph Tiger XC against the BMW F800GS in a rugged off-road ride in south Wales.  Also in this week's...

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  • The Green Hornet’s custom Harley

    21 January 2011 by Phil West

    The Green Hornet’s custom Harley

    Honda might be making a commemorative green Hornet, but that’s not the only special bike to come out of Cameron Diaz’s latest flick, The Green Hornet. This special customised Harley V-Rod features in...

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  • Video: SDoc100 bike cleaning

    21 January 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: SDoc100 bike cleaning

    This short video from SDoc100 shows just how useful their cleaning products are. Many members of MCN staff swear by the firm's motorcycle cleaner and chain cleaner and lube.    Here...

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  • Government boost for moped scheme

    21 January 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Government boost for moped scheme

    A scheme which helps people find work by lending them mopeds is to get a share of a £560million Government fund to boost sustainable transport. The moped scheme has been recognised as providing...

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  • Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

    21 January 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Laguna Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Established in Maidstone in 1982, Laguna now has three of the biggest dealerships in Kent, offering a wide selection of new and used bikes from Triumph, Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki,...

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  • Win tickets to MCN Revolution!

    20 January 2011 by MCN

    Win tickets to MCN Revolution!

    You can win 1 of 25 pairs of tickets to MCN Revolution in our free to enter competition. click here to enter The 2011 Bike Show is unlike any other - staged alongside the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle...

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  • MCN’s pothole campaign working

    20 January 2011 by Steve Farrell

    MCN’s pothole campaign working

    MCN’s pothole campaign is working. We’ve been searching for the country’s worst pothole in a bid to keep pressure on local authorities to maintain the roads through this winter’s freezing...

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  • Can you find a bigger pothole than this?

    20 January 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Can you find a bigger pothole than this?

    This is the latest pothole to be nominated in MCN’s search for the country’s worst, after it left an MCN reader’s bike badly damaged. The crater, on Fendrod Way, Llansamlet, Swansea is a foot wide...

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  • Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Susie Cater

    19 January 2011 by MCN

    Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Susie Cater

    Bennetts celebrated its 80th birthday last year by running the £80,000 Biking Dreams competition. A motorcycle rider from Gosport in Hampshire, has been successfully chosen from thousands of entries...

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  • Bikes on TV: January 19-25

    18 January 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: January 19-25

    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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  • Carl Fogarty apologises… via Twitter

    17 January 2011 by Andy Downes

    Carl Fogarty apologises… via Twitter

    Carl Fogarty has apologised to his former racing rivals Aaron Slight, Scott Russell, Colin Edwards and John Kocinski on his Twitter feed. We’re not entirely sure what has caused him to publicly...

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  • MCN Revolution - only 3 weeks to go!

    17 January 2011 by MCN

    MCN Revolution - only 3 weeks to go!

    MCN Revolution is the first motorcycle event that pits top-class riders against each other on different machines across some breathtaking obstacles – think 1970’s TV shows Superstars and Kickstart...

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  • Video: SBK 2011 trailer

    14 January 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: SBK 2011 trailer

    Black Bean Games have released this trailer of the forthcoming PC, Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 game SBK2011.     Follow Max Biaggi around Portimao in this video, which shows gameplay in...

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  • Free roadside assistance with a Honda Service

    14 January 2011 by Andy Downes

    Free roadside assistance with a Honda Service

    Honda is offering a year’s free Honda Happiness Roadside Assistance, worth £100, with all bikes booked in for a service and healthcheck before the end of February 2011. Find a Honda for sale If you...

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