Bike News (July 2007)

  • Brunstrom verdict delayed again

    31 July 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Brunstrom verdict delayed again

    The Independent Police Complaint Commission investigation into Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom showing pictures of a dead biker to journalists has been completed – but the verdict won’t be made...

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  • MCN in Uganda

    30 July 2007 by Paul Cleland

    MCN in Uganda

    I have recently returned from a trip with a group of people from my local church of Movilla Abbey Methodist, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, to renovate a Methodist school and church in a...

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  • Minibike club

    30 July 2007 by andy hammill

    I feel I must give my local police force a huge thumbs up. Earlier this year, County Durham police started running a minimoto club. This gives kids the opportunity first-hand to get involved in motorcycle sport. I would like to thank the force personally for the support and help which they have given my son and the other kids. It's a pity a few more police forces around the country don't follow...

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  • Looking for crashed TRX850

    30 July 2007 by dtsagdis

    I am looking to buy a crashed or written-off Yamaha TRX850 for a project. Items of interest are engine, carbs, electric loom, electronic injection, exhausts. Will collect in any condition.

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  • Ban on radar detectors

    30 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Radar and laser detectors are to be banned within months and drivers caught using the devices could face fines, penalty points and even have them confiscated. According to the Department of Transport, "the starting point would be 3 penalty points and a £60 fine." The gadgets are to be outlawed under provisions of the Road Safety Act 2006 - the same legislation which recently introduced new...

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  • Find hit and run driver

    30 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Find hit and run driver

    Police in Armthorpe, Doncaster, are searching for a hit-and-run driver who knocked down a motorcyclist and left him for dead.   James Parkin of Doncaster was knocked off his blue and white GS500F...

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  • Police offer bike security advice

    30 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    Police offer bike security advice

    Avon and Somerset Constabulary has offered seven steps to help battle motorcycle thieves on their website. The action has taken place due to 13 motorcycle thefts taking place in the area since...

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  • Live Aid star Sir Bob Geldolf takes out biker

    30 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    An unamed motorcyclist has collided with Live Air star Sir Bob Geldof's car, as the musician was apparently performing a U-turn. Geldolf was leaving a preview of the new Simpsons movie when the 39-year-old biker hit the side of Geldof’s Lexus. The biker, who was riding a 600cc Honda, was taken to hospital with knee and groin injuries but no broken bones.  

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  • Work for MCN

    29 July 2007 by Dan Thornton

    Work for MCN

    Got a passion for the internet? Love motorcycles? Want to develop your skills with the backing of a major UK publisher working on the UK’s biggest motorcycling website and the world’s biggest selling...

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  • MCN at Vesuvius

    29 July 2007 by Mike Wale

    MCN at Vesuvius

    Mike and Steve check out MCN on the summit of Mount Vesuvius overlooking the bay of Naples.

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  • Eastern European tour

    29 July 2007 by keith morris

    Eastern European tour

    My friend Stu and myself went on a trip on our bikes - his a Yamaha Tenere 750, mine a BMW F650GS. We went around Europe sleeping rough in the any woods we could find and living off any food we...

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  • What chance do we have?

    28 July 2007 by john lawson

    After being a motorcyclist for 38+ years I have recently joined the ever-increasing ranks of the invisible motorcyclist. Yet another car driver pulled out of a side street straight in front of me. I was taken to hospital to be assessed and to receive the news that my left knee was smashed. After six days in hospital I was released to find a letter on my doormat explaining that there would be no...

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  • Start 'em young

    28 July 2007 by Nick Wishart

    Start 'em young

    This is Isabella, aged two, checking out this week's MCN on holiday in Wales, for a deal on her first bike...

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  • News reporter wanted for MCN

    28 July 2007 by MCN News Desk

    News reporter wanted for MCN

    MCN has a vacancy for a News Reporter to join it’s award-winning news team providing world-leading articles across our print and web platforms. MCN’s news team is responsible for covering and...

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  • MCN in Singapore

    27 July 2007 by daveg43b

    MCN in Singapore

    A good read in Orchard Road, Singapore. Motorcycling in the country is small but well represented, with trips organised to MotoGP in Malaysia. Good news is that Singapore has just negotiated to have...

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  • Manchester road pricing bid goes ahead

    27 July 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Manchester road pricing bid goes ahead

    Manchester's transport authority has confirmed it intends to bid for Government cash to introduce pay-as-you-go style road pricing – but is dithering about whether to charge bikes. MCN revealed...

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  • Feline the atmosphere

    27 July 2007 by Tim Jones, Corby

    Feline the atmosphere

    The youngest members of our family are really into MotoGP - here's a photo of them really getting into last weeks race!

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  • Biker escapes speeding ban

    27 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    A biker from Millom has persuaded a judge not to ban him after being caught for speeding, by claiming that slowing his Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle would have caused a crash. Stephen Sharp was caught doing 56mph in a 30 limit on his Suzuki GSX-R1000motorcycle, but presented the judge with images of the road covered in muck from a local farm, claiming would have been dangerous for a motorcycle...

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  • Electric cruiser

    27 July 2007 by Ben Purvis

    Electric cruiser

    Electric motorcycles are nothing new but this one looks old enough to have been Thomas Edison’s own ride. In fact, it’s a brand new motorcycle– a one-off creation attempting to combine the style of a...

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  • Alaska trip 2007

    27 July 2007 by Gerry Casey

    Alaska trip 2007

    Ever since I was a kid I’d always envied those who undertook long journeys to far off places, particularly if a motorcycle or a boat was involved. The likes of Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman,...

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  • Rossi-rep R6, stealth-style

    26 July 2007 by steveliz

    Rossi-rep R6, stealth-style

    This photo was taken on the best day of the year so far - I had just got back from a blast to north Wales. First ride out this year, testing new bits added to bike (Ohlins rear shockand K-tech...

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  • Ollie Bridewell funeral arrangements

    26 July 2007 by MCN Sports Desk

    Ollie Bridewell funeral arrangements

    Further to the recent statement on behalf of the Bridewell family, details regarding Ollie's funeral are as follows: Wednesday 1st August 2007 at 12.00 noon at St Mary's Church, Bishops Cannings near...

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  • Hand it over sonny

    26 July 2007 by tangerinepete

    Hand it over sonny

    Here's a recent picture of my brother, Brian, of him handing a fine over to a member of the Swiss law. No doubt for doing something speed related he shouldn't have in the Alps. That's the...

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  • GSX-R/R1: south-side-style

    25 July 2007 by rory tubridy

    GSX-R/R1: south-side-style

    Just wanted to know what people thought of my bike... do they like it? or don't they? I don't care really cos I love it. My GSX-R600/R1 back end took me long enough to build. Could I say a quick...

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  • The difference

    25 July 2007 by Anonymous

    Having passed my test just over a month ago I was quite concerned when, heading home on one of the few dry blasts I’ve had, my new pride and joy started to burble and lose power. Once safely alongside the curb, I began the checks: Petrol level (ok), petrol tap (fine - switch to reserve just in case), electrics (seem ok), gotta be something more serious. Try to restart her anyway (nothing).

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