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Bike News (February 2006)

  • TV boss jailed for crash

    25 February 2006

    TV boss jailed for crash

    Top TV executive Dafydd Evans has been jailed for three years after he fled the scene of a crash in which a motorcyclist died. Evans was found guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving of...

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  • Ride to Work Day 2006

    25 February 2006

    Ride to Work Day 2006

    Show how popular motorcycling is and encourage more people onto two wheels with Ride 2 Work Day 2006, which will take place on Wednesday July 19. The day is one of the highlights of a week of events...

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  • Bikers block US protests

    25 February 2006

    Bikers block US protests

    Bikers in the US have formed a group known as the Patriot Guard Riders to drown out protests at military funerals. The group travels to funerals of US service men and women to ensure their respectful...

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  • U.S. bikers aim for Govt

    25 February 2006

    U.S. bikers aim for Govt

    American motorcyclists now have a new way to vote with the recently established American Biker Party. Currently the platform issues aren't specifically for bikers, with ideas such as affordable and...

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  • New MCN out March 1

    25 February 2006

    New MCN out March 1

    Buy MCN on Wednesday this week and you get a free guide to the top 50 British bike events of the year thrown in. That's on top of all these world-beating exclusives... Dreaming about your next bike?...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 1-8

    25 February 2006

    Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, March 1. Key to channels: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

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  • What?s on: March 1 on

    25 February 2006

    Midlands BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 1 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS The Kwaks Owners club, Heart of England Social Club, Meriden, West Midlands. 8pm. www.thekwaksowners.co.uk or 01625-267738 or 07951-471615. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY March 7 The Summerhouse, Albrighton, West Midlands. 01902-372337. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 8 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West...

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  • Catch up on Feb's news

    25 February 2006

    Catch up on Feb's news

    With the end of the month in sight, here's your chance to get yourself up to speed with what you may have missed. Below you'll find links to just some of the need-to-know bike news that’s been...

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  • Sell free on MCN Auctions

    25 February 2006

    Sell free on MCN Auctions

    It's FREE to sell your bike kit, parts, tools, accessories and biking related books, DVDs and other memorabilia on the all-new MCN Auctions for a limited period only. You read it right - there's...

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  • What's On: Feb 22 on

    18 February 2006

    Our What’s On listings now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Worldwide Midlands Ireland East of England North of England South East England South West of England Wales Worldwide ROAD RACING SATURDAY February 25 Word Superbikes, Doha.

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  • See classics in California

    18 February 2006

    See classics in California

    If you’re thinking about booking your holidays but want something bike related then check out the Legend of Motorcycle concours d’elegance in California. The event will see one of the...

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  • The no-risk way to sell

    18 February 2006

    The no-risk way to sell

    Ashley Revell famously gambled everything he owned – including his clothes - on one spin of a roulette wheel. But when it came to selling his Triumph Tiger the 33-year-old Londoner took no...

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  • Your specials: Bike 4

    18 February 2006

    Your specials: Bike 4

    Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples...

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  • Monte Carlo on Vespas

    18 February 2006

    Monte Carlo on Vespas

    Three dads are tackling a 1000-mile Monte-Carlo-or-bust ride on 50cc Vespas to raise cash for and awareness about a childhood cancer. They expect the round trip to take two weeks – and they...

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  • Search for motorcyclist

    18 February 2006

    An MCN reader is hoping to find his motorcycling stepdad after losing contact with him 15 years ago. Graham Kerr, originally from Limerick, Ireland, worked as a courier in London, based on Carnaby Street, and also raced as a privateer. He was also a keen road-racing fan, attending the Isle of Man TT races among others. Stepson James Trainor, from Northern Ireland is trying to locate Mr Kerr. If...

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  • Superbike school on TV

    18 February 2006

    Superbike school on TV

    You'll be able to see what happens when Long Way Round star Charley Boorman attends the California Superbike School in Las Vegas on BBC's Holiday programme. Boorman visited a two-day camp in Las...

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  • Sponsors needed for ride

    18 February 2006

    Sponsors needed for ride

    MCN reader Grant Roberts is looking for companies to sponsor him as he takes part in the 1800 mile Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge in June, 2006, with money going to the CLICL Sargent charity. ...

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  • End to airfield bike sites?

    18 February 2006

    End to airfield bike sites?

    Plans to reclassify airfields for planning guidelines could mean an end to many venues for riding and racing away from public roads. The changes will see the sites redefined as 'Brownfields', and any...

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  • New MCN, out Feb 22

    18 February 2006

    New MCN, out Feb 22

    In this week’s MCN bikes get the official OK to filter and Rossi gets rattled by Hopkins. We’ve got the radical engine secrets of the new Yamaha V-Max and an 8-page WSB season...

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  • Council cancels Hollister

    18 February 2006

    Council cancels Hollister

    The motorcycle rally which inspired 'The Wild One' film will be scrapped in 2006 due to a vote by the City Council. The Hollister Rally take place on July 4, Independance day, and attracts more than...

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  • See first Think Bike ad

    18 February 2006

    See first Think Bike ad

    The BBC has re-released the original Think Bike TV safety campaign from the 70s and it is remarkably similar to the latest ad produced by the DfT. The ad has been put online as part of a BBC...

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  • BMW Biker Party 2006

    18 February 2006

    BMW Biker Party 2006

    The annual BMW Biker Meeting takes place on July 7-9, 2006 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with 100s of British riders expected to make the trip. Around 30,000 BMW fans attend every year to see the trade...

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  • DVLA to look at register

    18 February 2006

    The Department of Transport has announced a public consultation about the DVLA selling personal details to anyone who claims reasonable cause. The move has been welcomed by the RAC Foundation as it will ask for your views on the organisations that should have access and how their requests will be audited. Currently cowboy clamping firms are on the DVLA's list of companies to whom they will sell...

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  • Cops get moped patrol

    11 February 2006

    Cops get moped patrol

    In an attempt to curb anti-social moped and minibike riders, police in Harpenden, Hertfordshire have got the first police 50cc scooter in the county. The fully-liveried bike will be used to respond...

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  • Ducati shows huge loss

    11 February 2006

    Ducati shows huge loss

    Ducati has announced its financial results for 2005 revealing bike sales down 16 percent in the UK and a massive 41.5 million Euro (£28.5 million) loss. The Italian firm is in the middle of...

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  • Police dispute bully claim

    11 February 2006

    Police dispute bully claim

    Greater Manchester Police has responded to claims that leaflets distributed with speeding tickets bully motorists into accepting fines.  The force denies the leaflets are...

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  • Sports touring bargains

    11 February 2006

    Sports touring bargains

    Sports tourers like Kawasaki’s ZZR1400 and Honda’s VFR800 have been grabbing the headlines recently so we thought we check out some of the bargains you can grab on a sports tourer from our...

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  • Stolen SR125 recovered

    11 February 2006

    Stolen SR125 recovered

    An MCN reader from Luton has had his stolen Yamaha SR125 recovered by the police following his story appearing on this site. The cruiser-style Yamaha has some scratches and ignition damage, but is...

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  • Pick up a bargain special

    11 February 2006

    Pick up a bargain special

    Our current Your Specials series provides some pretty amazing inspiration for anyone wanting to customise their own bike, but for those that don’t have the time we thought we’d have a look...

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  • Cops pay Angels $1 mill

    11 February 2006

    Cops pay Angels $1 mill

    Californian police will pay nearly $1 million to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to settle a lawsuit after officers shot and killed three guard dogs during a raid on the group's headquarters. Nintey...

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  • Is this bike art?

    11 February 2006

    Is this bike art?

    Sculptor Anthony Wilson has turned a Triumph head into an alien in his latest creation, 'Triumphant Space Invader'. And it's been accepted into the prestigious Open Arts Exhibition at the Black Swan...

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  • Diesel spill gone in a sec

    11 February 2006

    Diesel spill gone in a sec

    An amazing new diesel spill cleaner can remove the risk of crashing on spills in seconds. Check out the video below to see the new Ross Eliminator Absorbent in action as, in a matter of seconds, it...

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  • VFR grows its popularity

    11 February 2006

    VFR grows its popularity

    Kawasaki’s ZX-6R is still out in the lead at the top of your most searched for bikes, but the Honda VFR800 has grown massively in popularity this week. The VFR topped new bike sales charts for...

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  • Road info causes crashes

    11 February 2006

    Road info causes crashes

    The director of the RAC Foundation has told the Institute of Highways and Transport "Driver Information" conference that motorsists are in danger of crashing becuase of an inability to...

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  • First aid for bikers

    11 February 2006

    London bikers can now take part in a special First Aid for Motorcyclists course with St John Ambulance London. It's being offered due to the huge rise in motorcyclists in the capital, and teaches how to assess an emergency situation, determine the priorities and manage the whole scene. You'll also learn how to make the area safe for yourself and others, and how to give accurate information to the...

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  • New MCN out Feb 15

    11 February 2006

    New MCN out Feb 15

    In this week’s MCN you’ll find loads of new bikes and the latest speed cameras to attack bikers. We’ve got first pictures of BMW’s 200bhp superbike, plus Kawasaki reveals more...

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