Bike News (November 2006)

  • Video: Onboard minimoto

    30 November 2006 by frookymook

    onboard at finestrat kart track nr benidorm spain. good fast smooth riding by my mates. and vgood video there is about 250 meg in all this is just a short version...enjoy

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  • Reader roadtests his Aprilia RS125

    30 November 2006 by Karl Fuller

    Reader roadtests his Aprilia RS125

    The aim is to be able to fully evaluate my bike whilst also learning some new stuff about riding i.e different weather techniques or changing lines in different situations etc. I am still quite a...

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  • Prototype two-wheel drive bike spotted

    30 November 2006 by James Kingstone

    Prototype two-wheel drive bike spotted

    I was in Arizona and visited this old mining town. This hillbilly guy was rather pleased to meet a few Brits and demonstrated this 2-wheel-drive sexy MotoGP prototype to us. Superb at donuts.

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  • A sample of irish road racing

    30 November 2006 by Jhone Cunnane

    A sample of irish road racing

    I thought you might like see some pictures from a road racing event we attended here in Ireland during the summer. It was the Walderstown races, organised by the Fore MCC. Road racing is still...

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  • BSB race pics by an MCN reader

    30 November 2006 by Steve Febery-Watts

    BSB race pics by an MCN reader

    Here are some of the pictures I've taken at British Superbike rounds in 2006; 1. Lavilla at Mallory Park 2. Glen Richards concentrating hard going into Becketts at Silverstone, BSB 2006. 3. Leon...

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  • Reader rebuilds bike as rehabilitation

    30 November 2006 by Steve Stuttard

    Reader rebuilds bike as rehabilitation

    So there I was, sat at my computer with nowt to do...(I'm recovering from a bad crash on an R1, with a broken tibia, fibia, smasked knee, smashed wrist, two broken collar bones etc, but apart from...

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  • How to go as red as your Fireblade

    30 November 2006 by Fraser Logan

    "Nice bike mate," the voice said as I was about to lift the pump from the holster. "just got it " I replied. A nice shiny 03 Fireblade in red and black livery. Almost 5000 miles on the clock, pristine. " Oh F**k" I said following our conversation , having filled it up from empty with Shell's finest diesel. One phone call to Bennet's and a full recovery, and 4 hours and 124 quid later I was...

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  • A vision of your motorcycling future

    30 November 2006 by Greenpro

    A vision of your motorcycling future

    It's a shame the word 'scooter' got applied to little runabouts, because it's become a term of denigration when any bike begins to show scooter-like qualities. Yet scooter-bikes or bike-scooters are...

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  • Reader comments on NEC crash display

    30 November 2006 by David Crane

    I think a lot of people missed the point with the crash display at the NEC- of the bike hitting the car turning right. The biker was obviously accelerating to overtake the car as it approached a right turn junction. No experienced biker worth his salt would attempt an overtake when approaching a right turn junction. It is a definite danger zone and sadly all too clearly confirmed by the terrible...

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  • Search for mystery Triumph owner

    30 November 2006 by Alan Caine

    The Missing Lincs, the Lincolnshire Branch of the Triumph Owners Club have received a request via the national clubs auto email system, for advice from a Steve Evans re T140s. We have no other detail other than an email address which we cannot reply to, as it keeps coming back unknown. The National Club Registrar Roy Shilling has a detailed reply but we are unable to get the message back to Mr...

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  • Petrol station angers MCN reader

    30 November 2006 by Keith Richardson

    Following the MCN article on petrol stations... Here's one for you... A few weeks ago on a sunday morning i went into my local Jet garage on Boroughbridge Road, Knaresborough. filled up before my rideout, and on my return later also decided to fill up. When i filled up first thing in the morning i wasn't asked to remove my helmet, on the return leg, i filled up, but on entering the shop...

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  • Courts rule speed cameras inaccurate

    30 November 2006 by Steve Farrell

    Courts rule speed cameras inaccurate

    Dozens of speeding charges have been thrown out of court because cameras used in convictions have been proved inaccurate.  Now the man who has helped bikers prove the devices don’t work as they...

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  • New MCN out November 29

    29 November 2006 by MCN

    New MCN out November 29

    MCN’s road testers try out the new Triumph Tiger in this week’s edition, which goes on sale on Wednesday, November 29. The Triumph is tested against the BMW R1200GS, Ducati 1100 Multistrada and the...

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  • Jones' world record stoppie

    29 November 2006 by MCN

    Jones' world record stoppie

    Stunt rider Craig Jones has broken another world record for the world’s longest stoppie – this time a two-up effort on his Buell Firebolt. The breathtaking two man effort saw former European champion...

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  • Truck mirror danger

    29 November 2006 by MCN

    Truck mirror danger

    Truck mirrors could easily be made safer for bikes by copying coach mirrors, according to the editor or Truck & Driver magazine, the national voice of lorry drivers.     MCN...

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  • Hawaiian bike cop dies

    29 November 2006 by MCN

    Hawaiian bike cop dies

    One of three police motorcyclists involved in a crash escorting President Bush in a motorcade in Hawaii has died from his injuries. It’s believed Steve Favela, 30, was hit by the two following...

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  • MCN off-road offer

    29 November 2006 by Sarah Carnell

    MCN off-road offer

    MCN and Honda are offering readers the chance to take up an exclusive Christmas Special Off-Road experience. The experience will be returning to Matchams Park in Hampshire following a two year...

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  • MCN man's African adventure

    27 November 2006 by Michael Guy

    MCN man's African adventure

    MCN’s World Superbike reporter Michael Guy is currently on tour with the first Enduro Africa expedition, with 164 other fundraisers. Here’s his update after week one. Only 24 hours after setting off...

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  • Forest riders targetted during Welsh rally

    27 November 2006 by Chris Newbigging

    Forest riders targetted during Welsh rally

    Police in Neath Port Talbot are targeting off road rider using the tracks and woodland where the Wales GB Rally is to be held on December 1-3.  Officers will make sure riders are aware they need...

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