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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • Bikes on TV: November 26 - December 2

    25 November 2008 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: November 26 - December 2

    KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

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  • Avon unveils new VP2 tyre

    24 November 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Avon unveils new VP2 tyre

    Add some British flair to your Japanese sportsbike with the latest rubber from Avon Tyres. The firm will launch its first multi-compound tyre, the VP2, in 2009 to replace its current Viper...

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  • Two men found guilty of Gerry Tobin murder

    24 November 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Two men found guilty of Gerry Tobin murder

    Two bikers have been found guilty of murdering Gerry Tobin in a shooting on the M40 after last year's Bulldog Bash. Dane Garside, 42, of Coventry and Simon Turner, 41, from Nuneaton have both been...

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  • X-Lite unveils new Carl Fogarty replica

    24 November 2008 by Michael Carroll

    X-Lite unveils new Carl Fogarty replica

    A replica of Carl Fogarty’s famous racing lid is among a new range of classic replicas launched by X-Lite on its X-801RR helmet. Riders include Marco Lucchinelli, Renza Pasolini, and Franco Uncini. It...

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  • Heated grips

    22 November 2008 by gscottbrown01

    Does anyone have a good alternative to these Oxford heated grips, which while being hot are very difficult to operate and mine frequently cut out?

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  • Dangerous trucks ok, small plates no!

    22 November 2008 by tobytruck

    While insisting that there should be a crackdown on foreign trucks travelling in Wales, North Wales police Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom has warned that any action should not deter trade from the region. Speaking to a group of cross-party ministers of the Welsh Assembly, Brunstrom said: "Something like 1% of lorries on our roads here in the UK are registered in other European countries, but...

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  • North Cape in Winter

    21 November 2008 by marcus Kingma

    R1 Sjaak & Marcus Kingma (MC King) went to the North Cape on February 2008 for KiKa (Children's Cancer). From Oslo to The Cape they drove on Ice and snow. Only 20 people did it before on two solo motorcycles in winter. Normally the Cape is closed for four months.

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  • Norton Commando 750 stolen!

    21 November 2008 by Pc Richard Jewell

    Norton Commando 750 stolen!

    At 1.30am in the early morning on Thursday 20/11/08 at a car dealership near Andover, Hampshire, at least two males were seen breaking into the building and stealing a Norton Commando...

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  • Did I deserve it?!

    20 November 2008 by GixxerDream

    I know you hear this a lot but i just wanted to be heard. I am not a fan of the police but i have my reasons. In july 2007 i was convicted of dangerous driving. I was out for a Sunday ride (on my own) and fancied a wheelie. Thought nothing of it till i got a letter two weeks later. I had been reported. Cutting a long story short I was in and out of court for 10 months and ended up with a...

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  • Ewan McGregor’s Moto Guzzi for sale

    20 November 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Ewan McGregor’s Moto Guzzi for sale

    Ewan McGregor is selling his Moto Guzzi California to raise money for children’s charity UNICEF. McGregor picked the bike up personally from the Moto Guzzi factory and rode it back to the UK, but is...

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  • Police stopping bikes on Edgware Road

    19 November 2008 by Anonymous

    Police have blocked off bus lane in Edgware road W9 all day to stop every bike that passes (except AA and own bikes). They hide behind large white van and then step out to pull in the bikes. Any problems found, they confiscate the bike. I have seen two large vans full of bikes being driven away - replaced by another straight away. Still there now....(can't take photo as I'm emergency service...

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  • MCN in Fiji

    19 November 2008 by steve booth

    MCN in Fiji

    Me on the remote south pacific island of tokoriki, fiji, when the wife caught me reading my 'porn' as she calls it. Well, a man has his needs.....

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  • Forced out of the way

    18 November 2008 by richlees2001

    Was riding to work and coming to one of the left hand corners that make the whole trip worthwhile. I was close to the white lines giving myself the maximum view round the corner. And what did I see coming towards me at a great rate of knots with the blues and twos flashing, but our friendly boys in blue! They were in the wrong lane and showed no signs of trying to slowdown. I had to change my...

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  • Aprilia RSV4: Your questions answered!

    18 November 2008 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia RSV4: Your questions answered!

    If you've got a question for the designers, engineers or bosses at Aprilia about the new V4 RSV4 superbike then now is the time to ask as MCN is heading out to the factory for a visit later this week.

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  • New Helmet

    18 November 2008 by lyndon bishop

    New Helmet

    This is Rhys Bott, age 5, trying on my new Rossi face helmet!

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  • Marked police car crashes with fireblade

    17 November 2008 by Graham James

    Motorcycle ctashes with marked police car and the police are looking for anyone who saw the motorbike being driven prior to the accident... What about anyone who saw the police car being driven? See this link for the full story.

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  • Story of a very cautious female 40 year old

    17 November 2008 by paula

    Story of a very cautious female 40 year old

    Great story from the '19 year old idiot'. Well, I’m the complete opposite! I’ve just bought a Honda cbr125 in red and black. I’ve passed my test, but I’m only a size 8 and 5ft 1, so even though I...

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  • Crashing

    16 November 2008 by john welly

    I remember getting my first real bike a Yamaha RD250 when i was seventeen many moons ago, I would always ride it with trainers on, not a good idea..  I only had this bike for a week when coming up to a set of lights. I stopped but unfortunately my laces got caught around the gear lever and brake lever and I went down like a sack of you know what, to the amusment of traffic and passers...

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  • Suzuki SRAD is a great bike

    14 November 2008 by twopoke

    Suzuki SRAD is a great bike

    I read the latest PB100 article on the Suzuki SRAD. I agree, the SRAD is a great bike, I've had 2 600 srads converted, one to the 750 and managed to squeeze a 2001 1000cc motor in my second. The...

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  • another unmarked police camera van in derbyshire

    14 November 2008 by dazgtti

    I'll keep it short but sweet, I was in the local supermarket filling station in ripley derbyshire when i spotted what appears to be another unmarked police camera van with all the facilities for speed trapping. The vehicle i saw was a dark green mercedes sprinter with black metal racking on the roof with the registration FJ51 NJZ whick was in front of the blue van you mentioned in an earlier...

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  • Friday funny: Amazing motorcycle control

    14 November 2008 by Liam Marsden

    If you ever thought you were fairly good at slow speed riding, think again. You're probably not as good as these guys. The riders in question are Japanese police officers, showcasing their skills in public.    

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  • Special paint for Aprilia Dorsoduro

    14 November 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Special paint for Aprilia Dorsoduro

    A UK Aprilia dealer has taken matters into its own hands, after the factory refused to produce a Dorsoduro 750 in red and white. Aprilias for sale Dorset-based Motosport Aprilia has made the Red Lion...

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  • Showcase cinema Leeds- helmet trouble

    13 November 2008 by BMW_Mick1962

    I recently ran up against a blatant example of discrimination. On Tuesday this week (11th) my partner and I went to the Showcase cinema in Leeds to see the new Bond film. Having paid for the tickets and refreshments we were told on trying to go through to the screen itself that we were not allowed to take our helmets in and that they would have to be left with the staff. I questioned this and the...

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  • Reflections of a 19 year old idiot.

    12 November 2008 by Chris H

    Reflections of a 19 year old idiot.

    My brand new Yamaha YZF R125. Lying there on its side, back wheel spinning slowly, no more than six hours old and already dead at the end of a yellow streak of paint and plastic. What did they teach...

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  • In the year 2525 if man is still alive...

    12 November 2008 by Anonymous

    I was woken from my cryogenic sleep and allowed to go for a walk. I wandered down to where I could see a crowd looking over a concrete fence. Over the fence the was an empty road. I asked the guy next to me what was happening. "We're waiting for the race" he said. "What race" I asked. "The Cop Race" he said "Is someone racing the cops" I asked "Naaaa the coppers race each other, we're only...

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  • Vigilante biker’s murky past

    12 November 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Vigilante biker’s murky past

    A vigilante motorcyclist who films other bikers speeding is an ex-lag with a string of previous driving convictions, MCN can reveal. We recently revealed how busybody Geoff Smith, 62, spends his days...

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  • Bikes on TV: November 12-18

    11 November 2008 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: November 12-18

    KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

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  • Petrol station problems

    06 November 2008 by Steve Ball

    Just a story about my ride home tonight. I was riding home on the bike, ran out of fuel right outside the garage so i pushed it in to fill up in Tesco's express Norbury, A23 (south London). Pulled in, opened fuel tank, put in pump, tried to pay at the pump but the machine was out of order seemingly. The security guard (always worrying at a petrol station) comes out and tells me the cashier didnt...

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  • Ban motorcycles? What about...

    06 November 2008 by Graham Sims

    Just recently hundreds of hedonistic persons went joy walking across the lake district. They were people acting selfishly, without a thought for other persons that would have to pay for rescue services to help them out when their irresponsible activities caused them to get into great difficulties. Is it not time ACPO suggested that persons wishing to access the fells held a full mountaineers...

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  • Consider banning motorcycles, police tell MPs

    05 November 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Consider banning motorcycles, police tell MPs

    The time has come to consider banning motorcycles from the roads, police chiefs have told MPs. They are ‘motorised toys’ which may not belong on public highways, the Association of Chief Police...

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