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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2008)

  • What's all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson?

    25 October 2008 by Martyn Forshaw

    what is all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson, the man makes a good living out of being semi-contentious. He is a hopeless clumsy berk which is why he would never make a biker. Riding a bike takes properly takes skill and coordination which he clearly doesn't have. I thought his article was quite funny, nothing original, he's done it all before and that is all there is to him.

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  • Trail riding in Spain with MCN

    24 October 2008 by David York

    Trail riding in Spain with MCN

    We've just back from a fantastic weekend trail riding Trabuco in Spain with Andalucian Trail Tours. Here are a few photos from the group that varied from the harder than nails first timer Zoe to three...

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  • Rhinotire - puncture-less tyres

    24 October 2008 by wild_stuart

    Rhinotire (American spelling) - is a gel compound sprayed inside the tyre to aid punctures and flats. Check out their video at: www.rhinotire.com A blade is subjected to a road of nails, and then they even stick a series of screws in with a cordless drill. Awesome!

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  • MCN on tour in the Falklands

    23 October 2008 by Kate O'Neill

    MCN on tour in the Falklands

    I thought it was about time that you received a photo from the other side of the world. Here is my friend Ashley Allan (on the left) and I enjoying a couple of out of date copies (the post takes ages...

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  • Celebrating 50 years of motorcycling

    22 October 2008 by John Yarham

    Celebrating 50 years of motorcycling

    To celebrate my 50th year of motorcycling we decided to cross the Alps and visit Italy and Switzerland. My wife and I decided that as it was my 66th birthday this year we should celebrate it by...

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  • GATSO operating illegaly

    22 October 2008 by Anonymous

    I am being prosecuted for speeding after the alleged offence was captured on a GATSO. They say I was doing 38 in a 30 and I denied it. I am defending myself and you can follow the story on PePiPoo.com. I am now in the final stages of the court procedure and I have received confirmation that the prosecution accepts that the GATSOMETER in the Ditchling Road, Brighton has been operating outside its...

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  • Clarkson on moped

    22 October 2008 by satzoomer

    just read the story in this weeks MCN regarding Clarkson... I presume as he comes across so anti bikes, that he hasnt got a full licence? Should this be the case, shouldnt he be riding with a forward facing L plate?

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  • Crook tries to cash-in on Craig Jones tragedy

    22 October 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Crook tries to cash-in on Craig Jones tragedy

    A swindler has demanded cash from racer Craig Jones' mum for a helmet stolen from her dead son. When Yvonne Jones refused to pay, the swindler told the grieving mum: 'Craig is better off dead than...

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  • CSC release clear wheels for sports bikes

    22 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    CSC release clear wheels for sports bikes

    Custom Sportbike Concepts (CSC) in the US has just released these 'clearwheels' for those of you looking to ditch your motorcycles standard wheels and give your bike some bling. Shop for motorcycle...

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  • Kiddimoto unveil new-style bikes for kids

    22 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Kiddimoto unveil new-style bikes for kids

    Kiddimoto will go retro in 2009 when it launches this scooter-style learner bike for children aged 2-6. Shop for over 65,000 products with MCN The birch plywood scooter was unveiled at the recent...

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  • Boxy new exhaust system for Ducati Monsters

    22 October 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Boxy new exhaust system for Ducati Monsters

    This boxy new Ex-Box motorcycle exhaust system from Quat-D may look a bit odd but it certainly keeps your exhaust hidden out of the way. The weird looking system is currently only available for Ducati...

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  • Andrew Pitt’s boots top Sidi’s 2009 range

    21 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Andrew Pitt’s boots top Sidi’s 2009 range

    The Sidi boots worn by World Supersport champion Andrew Pitt were unveiled to UK dealers this morning. Shop for over 65,000 products with MCN Sidi’s Vortice boots are replicas of the footwear...

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  • RS Taichi first to the shops with motorcycle airbag leather suit

    21 October 2008

    RS Taichi has won the race to get a motorcycle airbag leather on-piece suit on sale with its T-Raps range. T-Raps, which stands for Taichi Racing Airbag Protection System, has a double air cushion that is stowed under the leather from the chest to the shoulder. Would you wear an airbag suit? tell us in our poll below Rather than collecting a history of data from the...

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  • Waste of police resources!

    21 October 2008 by steveav2

    I was riding through regents park london this morning when I noticed no less than about 25 Traffic police standing roadside, while one policeman was holding a speed gun! Yet i have been traveling down that road every morning and evening for last 6 years and never seen an accident, its also part of the road where there are very few pedestrians. I hope the police that where there are...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 21-28

    21 October 2008 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 21-28

    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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  • World's longest moped in MCN this week

    21 October 2008 by wild_stuart

    It's refreshing to see some British ingenuity. It reminds me of an earlier time in the UK, a time without reasons for doing things... and a time when Britain was Great! Even if they should to be wearing safety goggles and helmets... funny none-the-less!

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  • Better than a small numberplate

    21 October 2008 by Robert Irvine

    Better than a small numberplate

    Saw this car in Derbyshire and can now see where us bikers have been going wrong on the "small numberplate" issue. It's obvious now that if you can't see it at all, then there is no longer a...

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  • 136mph Youtube rider jailed

    20 October 2008 by Liam Marsden

    136mph Youtube rider jailed

    An Oxfordshire biker has been jailed for 12 weeks after posting footage of himself on Youtube. See the video here The video - which has since been removed from Youtube - posted by 28-year-old...

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  • Hogs on the Bridge vs. Wills & Harry

    20 October 2008 by Mike Wilson

    This morning it was refreshing to read in the national press, in amongst the gloom of world financial melt down, an article about motorcycling, particularly where money is to be raised for charity. I refer of course to the involvement of William and Harry in a trek across South Africa. Now I’m by no means an anti royalist, and given their privileged position and opportunities I (like many others)...

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  • Poor Circulation: round the world on a budget

    19 October 2008 by Martin Kaupa

    Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode around the world on two free motorbikes, with a film crew and budget of £3million. There are 2 British guys coming to the end of their trip round the world, on their own British Triump Tiger motorbikes and a budget of £20 per day, trying to raise money for their respective Hospice charities. This is a great, inspiring and uplifting story which I...

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  • New Nortons

    18 October 2008 by anna j dixon

    I am now Happy that the Norton Name is Back in british hands! I would like help to build a Streamliner for boneville slat lake flats and set a new world record for the Norton name! P.S. Yes I am Related to Freddie Dixon, he would of been my great uncle?

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  • The relentless persecution of motorcyclists

    17 October 2008 by Anonymous

    I am concerned by your recent article regarding the use (or should that be miss use) of "Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002" the proof of this pudding being a miss use would be to find how many other "motorists" have been threatened/issued notices under this act in North Wales. There should be access to this information under the freedom of information act (no doubt they will try and smoke...

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  • All in a days work

    17 October 2008 by barry connolly

    All in a days work

    It was hard work being on the labour ward for three days with my mrs, but reading my MCN I managed to get through it! Oh and my mrs did ok as well, giving birth to our beautiful...

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  • Norton

    17 October 2008 by MR G GREENHALGH

    Great news about Norton. I did my first 100mph on my mates black 850 Interstate when they first appeared. My other mate had a yellow 750 Commando. Loved the sound of the racing rotory. (Trevor Nation) I think.

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  • SHARP? I want real life!

    16 October 2008 by roy

    sharp test?? i will take my lead on helmet testing from the men i see testing helmets in front of my eyes ie shinya nakano, one of the fastest crashes I've seen. not to mention the hundreds of big offs that happen in moto gp, wsb, wss, bsb & bss. These men are testing in real life at speeds i will never reach, so if its good enough for them its good enough for me. I would be stupid to...

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  • New race-spec X-Lite and Nolans released

    16 October 2008 by Rob Hull

    New race-spec X-Lite and Nolans released

    Helmets worn by some of the biggest stars in the racing world this season will be available to buy in 2009 after X-Lite announced at the Intermot show in Cologne last week that they are putting the...

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  • Britain’s bikers snub SHARP ratings

    16 October 2008 by Colin Overland

    Britain’s bikers snub SHARP ratings

    The three top-rated helmets in Britain’s biggest biking survey are all lids that haven’t yet been tested under the government’s controversial SHARP rating scheme. The Schuberth R1 topped the RiDER...

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