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Bike News (May 2007)

  • Join Jezza for our Donington MotoGP bonanza

    08 June 2007 by Daniel Thornton

    Join Jezza for our Donington MotoGP bonanza

    MCN has joined forces with Hilton Hotels to bring you an amazing opportunity to make this year’s British MotoGP (June 22-24) at Donington Park something extra special. Based at the Hilton Coventry,...

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  • Your favourite roads and why

    06 June 2007 by Andy Downes

    Your favourite roads and why

    What’s your favourite road in your county? We need to know what you rate as the best bit of road for riding your bike and why. All you need to do is list the road or roads you use for fun the most...

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  • Exclusive: Aprilia V4 prototype on the dyno

    05 June 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Exclusive: Aprilia V4 prototype on the dyno

    This exclusive spy shot shows Aprilia’s all-new V4 World Superbike contender undergoing longevity testing on Aprilia’s dyno. The bike shown is the second generation prototype – the only shots...

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  • TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

    31 May 2007 by Tom Rayner

    TT garages accused of petrol profiteering

    With thousands of race fans flocking to the Isle of Man for the TT centenary many enterprising garages are cashing in by raising petrol prices. Unhappy bikers have told MCN they have paid up to £1.08...

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  • Long Way Down latest

    31 May 2007 by Tony Carter

    Long Way Down latest

    Ewan McGregor and sidekick Charley Boorman have just let slip their latest location on the Long Way Down trip on the Radio One Breakfast Show. They have been keeping their progress fairly secret for...

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  • New MCN: May 30, 2007

    30 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    New MCN: May 30, 2007

    MCN celebrates 100 years of the Isle of Man TT in this week’s edition. In our exclusive supplement, we look at the five greatest controversies, 100 greatest bikes, look back over the past century of...

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  • Man named over biker death

    30 May 2007 by David Batchelor

    Man named over biker death

    A man who is believed to be responsible for the death of a biker last August is being hunted by police. He’s been named as Patrick Connors (pictured), 24, of no fixed address. Connors is wanted for...

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  • Back to the future

    30 May 2007 by Tony Carter

    Back to the future

    When the first Crocker V-twin motorcycle hit the roads back in 1936 it was billed as the original superbike. This new version promises to give that same classic concept a new lease of life. The...

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  • Legal advice: Part 36 offer to settle

    30 May 2007 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal advice: Part 36 offer to settle

    We have received enquiries from readers this week about Part 36 Offers. This is to do with offers to settle and in these cases it refers to accidents. Here we offer advice on what to do. Question: Can...

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  • Fat Rod meets V Rod with Zeel Design

    30 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Fat Rod meets V Rod with Zeel Design

    The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy is arguably the most recognisable Hog of recent times, with a unique style and even starring in Terminator 2 alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Canadian Custom shop Zeel...

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  • Government scraps anti-theft team

    29 May 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Government scraps anti-theft team

    A team of government officials tasked with cutting vehicle crime has been judged to have achieved its goals and broken up. The Vehicle Crime Reduction Team has been disbanded following a reported 51%...

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  • I love bikes!

    29 May 2007 by Annabel Colinger-Jones

    I actually think that riding a bike and bike racing is better than getting down and dirty with my bloke Mac! However Silverstone was... God damn ruddy amazing. OK, it was wet. Actually Sunday was as you know cancelled after the 1st race. But I think I had an out of body experience on the Saturday. Picture the scene. I have loved bikes ever since my Dad plonked me on the back of his...

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  • Are you a bike collector?

    29 May 2007 by Andy Downes

    Are you a bike collector?

    Are you one of Britain’s secret bike collectors? Do you have a garage full of bikes and no real explanation of where they all came from? If so, MCN want to hear from you because we are trying to find...

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  • BMW to support service standard scheme

    29 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    BMW to support service standard scheme

    BMW Motorrad has announced that is supporting the Automotive Technician Accreditation scheme in all its UK dealers. The scheme assesses all service technicians in dealerships to ensure that they are...

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  • Win Kawasaki ZX-6R DVDs

    29 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Win Kawasaki ZX-6R DVDs

    Kawasaki is giving you the chance to win a DVD of its top racers riding the 2007 ZX-6R. The DVD contains footage of AMA star Roger Hayden, ex-WSB legend Akira Yanagawa and World Supersport's Pere Riba...

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  • Police parking

    28 May 2007 by William Donnelly

    Police parking

    These photos were taken on Saturday 26th May 2007 in Crawthorne Road, Peterborough at 11.30am. They clearly show a police camera van parked with two wheels on the pavement in a very busy street.

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  • MCN in Pisa

    26 May 2007 by Charles Stone-Grundy

    MCN in Pisa

    This is a picture of my wife Sue in Pisa after a very wet ride down from Lewes in Sussex.

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  • Road pricing

    26 May 2007 by busaboxer

    We need a revolution in this country... if everyone said we are not paying the proposed road charges what could they do? Shame the majority are like sheep just being herded and told what to do... very, very sad really.

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  • Bike yobs get free road safety courses

    26 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Bike yobs get free road safety courses

    The Safer Middlesborough Partnership has received £42,000 of lottery money to send nuisance bike riders on a road safety course. Youths issued with Section 59 notice, which warns riders...

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  • Help find missing Blackpool biker

    26 May 2007 by Chris Newbigging

    Lancashire Constabulary are asking bikers in the Blackpool area to help them find a missing motorcyclist. Fifty-six year old Steven Johnson went missing from his home in Park Road, Blackpool on April 16 and has not been seen by since.  He is described as stocky, 5ft 11" with receding hair and glasses. Call 01253 293933 with information.

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  • Hooked on the track

    25 May 2007 by Rick Williams

    Hooked on the track

    This is me on my first ever taste of a race track. I spent the afternoon in the company of the people at the Ron Haslam race school, they took great care of me and fuelled my need to get hooked into...

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  • Bikes to be hit by road pricing

    25 May 2007 by Steve Farrell

    Bikes to be hit by road pricing

    Charges for bikes are included in pay-you-as-go road pricing plans in the first of 10 towns and cities bidding to introduce schemes across the country.   The move is a strong indication that...

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  • Stolen Repsol Rossi rep

    25 May 2007 by Sarah Smout

    Stolen Repsol Rossi rep

    Have you seen this motorcycle? A REWARD has been offered for information about a stolen motorcycle which has been autographed by one of the world's most famous riders. Sarah Smout and Robert Mann...

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  • Video: Now you see me

    25 May 2007 by Carl Hearton

    Video: Now you see me

    Only 20 seconds from home, new camera on maiden run, and they're trying to get me already.  The driver did not see me initially but the passenger sure did.  Her face was a picture. Carl...

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  • Biker death

    25 May 2007 by Katana Paul

    This story might be worth watching. The car driver has been arrested for dangerous driving but no further details yet: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/6687167.stm I must admit, being 40, riding a Suzuki and using the A40, this could have been me.

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  • Tiger luggage

    24 May 2007 by kiwikeith

    Tiger luggage

    I have sent a letter to the manufacturers of Ventura soft luggage systems. (Dold Industries) in New Zealand. I've advised them to re-design the L brackets for the 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050, as they...

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  • Big CC turbo ZZR

    24 May 2007 by Tertius Robert Pienaar( Tosh)

    Just want to say thank you for doing a really amazing feature on my bike: the zzr1400 turbo. I've been on cloud nine for the last two days. Can't wait to get her back from Sean at Big CC. A big thank you to everyone and thanks for not blowing her up before I have a go.

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  • Rideout with my nephew

    24 May 2007 by nman

    Last Monday I had the great pleasure of having a rideout with my 18-year-old nephew. I've told the story on the forum how his mother (my sister) was worried and tried to persuade him out of buying a bike, well he now has a brand spanking new '07 plate RS125 which we took for a good two-hour spin around the Fen roads of Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. Fantastic straights for him to open it...

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