Bike News (June 2011)

  • Video: Givi's waterproof luggage

    30 June 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Givi's waterproof luggage

    Ever wondered how to fasten a bag and strap it to your bike? This (very European) video showcases two of Givi's new waterproof textile bags. Could be a good bet if you're planning on getting away in...

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  • Riders urged to join high-vis demo

    30 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Riders urged to join high-vis demo

    Motorcyclists have been urged to join a protest this Saturday against the threat of compulsory high-visibility vests and other restrictive new rules from Brussels. The Motorcycle Action Group is...

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  • Thanks to Neil Hodgson

    29 June 2011 by MOO51E

    Thanks to Neil Hodgson

    Thanks to Neil Hodgson for offering us a lift from Creg Ny Baa to Douglas on sat 4 June just after the Superbike TT race. Neil very kindly took ourselves (Rhondo, Craig, Diesel, Colin, Eagle, Oggster...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 29 - July 5

    29 June 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: June 29 - July 5

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Wanted: "Extraordinary Honda rider"

    29 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Wanted: "Extraordinary Honda rider"

    Honda is looking for "extraordinary" Honda owners to feature in a Channel 4 documentary short film. Hoping to celebrate the "interesting and innovative" ways in which people use their Hondas, the...

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  • Electric superbike smashes Pikes Peak record

    28 June 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Electric superbike smashes Pikes Peak record

    Chip Yates’ 240bhp electric superbike has smashed the electric motorcycle record at the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, beating the previous year’s time by over four minutes. The American’s...

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  • New MCN June 29: Lorenzo: 'Ban Simoncelli'

    28 June 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 29:  Lorenzo: 'Ban Simoncelli'

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 29 June, MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo vents his fury at MotoGP wildman Marco Simoncelli Plus, you could win a Suzuki GSX-R600 when you insure your bike...

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  • Win VIP tickets to Brands Hatch

    27 June 2011 by MCN

    Win VIP tickets to Brands Hatch

    Enter Powerbronze International’s prize draw to win a pair of VIP passes to the Brands Hatch round of the British Superbike Championship on August 7 2011. Courtesy of Swan Yamaha, this prize includes...

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  • Major fire hits M&P Motorcycles

    27 June 2011 by Tom Cambio

    Major fire hits M&P Motorcycles

    A major fire has destroyed the Swansea headquarters of Europe's largest motorcycle parts and accessories company, M&P Motorcycles. The company has temporarily re-located to nearby premises where...

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  • Stalker's Superbike circuits

    25 June 2011 by Mark Coles

    Stalker's Superbike circuits

    Of interest to the many riders that I speak to over a race weekend is how Stalker trains for riding a Superbike. Up until now you’ve not had the chance to learn about the hard work that goes on behind...

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  • "Our kids ride bikes and we're proud"

    24 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    "Our kids ride bikes and we're proud"

    Proud parents have hit back after a road safety charity said it was irresponsible to buy children motorcycles. The influential charity Brake last week told a national newspaper: “Junior motorbikes...

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  • New ultra-light Ducati special

    24 June 2011 by MCN

    New ultra-light Ducati special

    It's got the power-to-weight to match a Moto2 bike, the looks to murder it and it's green too. Well, it's built around recycled Ducati ST3 engines. The RAD02 Corsa Evo is a reworked RAD02 Corsa...

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  • Campaign for Isle of Wight TT

    24 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Campaign for Isle of Wight TT

    A Facebook campaign for an Isle of Wight TT has gained over 1000 supporters in days. The page says: ‘The Isle of Wight is able to accommodate a music festival of 90,000 people, so why not start...

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  • Newspaper columnist: Ban motorcycles

    24 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Newspaper columnist: Ban motorcycles

    A newspaper column saying motorcycles should be banned has attracted dozens of objections from readers. Hugh Curran begins his article: ‘It's time to ban the motorcycle. There, I said it. It needed to...

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  • Video: auto-throttle blipper for R1

    24 June 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: auto-throttle blipper for R1

    Techtronics have just launched a ground-braking automatic electronic downshift blipping system for Yamaha’s R1 and R6. Operating seamlessly with the Yamaha YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle)...

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  • Police bike theft squad axed

    23 June 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Police bike theft squad axed

    One of Britain’s last police stolen vehicle squads is to be closed from next year, leaving organised bike theft uninvestigated. The Metropolitan Police’s stolen vehicle squad will be disbanded from...

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  • Classic ear porn

    22 June 2011 by Ped Baker

    Classic ear porn

    The Speed Shop Design Beezerker has been around for a while (best in show 2010 LA Calendar Long Beach, 2nd place AMD champ metric), but so far only the privileged few have heard it run. In case you're...

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  • My Dad and his Norton

    21 June 2011 by jim dury

    My Dad and his Norton

    My Dad on his 1932 Norton 500. In this picture he was in his 20's - he's now 83 and still crazy about bikes.

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  • At the Bungalow

    21 June 2011 by jim dury

    At the Bungalow

    My Partner Sharon on her new Triumph Street Triple R at the Bungalow on the Mountain at the Isle of Man TT.

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  • New MCN June 22: New Ducati 1199!

    21 June 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 22: New Ducati 1199!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 22 June, we have world exclusive news on the new Ducati 1199, including ex-WSB champ Troy Bayliss's verdict after testing the new superbike. We speak to...

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  • Bikes on TV: June 22-28

    20 June 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: June 22-28

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Freestyle madman learns to courier

    20 June 2011 by Andy Downes

    Freestyle madman learns to courier

    Freestyle motocross star Robbie Maddison meets up with Brazilian courier Karlo Maxwell as each try and teach some of the secrets of their respective jobs to the other…we’re not sure which is more...

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