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Strange But True

Published: 04 March 2002

Updated: 19 November 2014

Oh no… here’s another line-up of motorcycling oddities from around the world. If you have anything worthy of inclusion in our next one, e-mail jon.urry@emap.com

Holland: A Groningen graveyard now boasts a two-wheeled tombstone among the crosses and angels after the rider stated in his will that his headstone should be a replica of his beloved Yamaha TRX850.

Mexico: Bike cops have been given new kit to keep them on the straight and narrow. They are being forced to don Dayglo bibs bearing anti-corruption slogans such as " honesty has no price " due to a tendency to issue on-the-spot fines, then pocket the cash.

America: Washington journalist Dan Church gave his wife an ultimatum on his 50th birthday – if she didn’t let him buy a bike he’d be shopping for a new wife instead. He picked up a brand-new BMW R1100R the next day.

Phoenix bike cop Robert Marshall was revealed as an internet porn star when a driver he stopped recognised him. Marshall was revealed to be a regular " performer " on his own adult website, when he wasn’t issuing tickets.

Actor Nicolas Cage obviously doesn’t get far past the end of his Hollywood drive. The Face/Off star is selling six bikes, including a Muzzy-tuned Kawasaki ZRX1100, an Indian Chief, a Yamaha V-Max and two Honda VFR800s – none of which has more than 400 miles on the clock.

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