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Bike News (April 2008)

  • Top day at Ron Haslam Race School

    03 May 2008 by alam pollard

    On April 30 I did something I had been meaning to do for ages - I went on the Honda Ron Haslam Race School and took the premier cource on the Honda CBR600RR. It was amazing. I learnt loads about riding a motorcycle on track. The whole session, staff and everything was just spot on. Big thanks to Gary Dickinson my instrutor for the day. Donington is great to ride around and the Honda...

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  • Ear pieces are illegal in Spain and France

    02 May 2008 by kevin o neill

    Thought you would like to know about a little problem I had while riding my Triumph Tiger up through Spain. I was making my way from Moratalla, Murcia to Lourds in France. All was well until I got close to the Spain/France border when a Guarda Civil came along side me and told me to pull over. I pulled over trying to think what i had done wrong. Two Guarda officers...

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  • Aprilia spares

    30 April 2008 by Roland

    Further to your item in todays MCN regarding problems with supply of Aprilia spares. I bought a new Pegaso Strada from J&S in Doncaster in December 2007. It was supplied without an Owners manual. I am still waiting for one! No-one seems to be interested.

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  • MCN in Egypt

    30 April 2008 by Remo Rossi

    MCN in Egypt

    Me with one of the seven wonders of the world behind me. I brought the eighth with me and I have it in my hand.

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  • Video: Nick Sanders first report from his Parallel Worlds tour

    30 April 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Round the world adventurer Nick sanders has set off on his final cirumnavigation of the globe, Parallel Worlds, and will be sending back exclusive video reports as he makes his way on the massive adventure. Check out the video below to see Sanders first report from the trip and check back regularly to see how nick is getting on as he crosses from country to country.

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  • Dangerous Roof helmet

    30 April 2008 by Darron Kevern

    I purchased a new Roof helmet from Powersports of Bradford. On my first ride out with the new Boxer V helmet I could not believe the very high wind noise inside the lid, also there was a jet of air crossing right to left across my eyes making them water. I sent the lid back to powersports who sent the lid off for tests, no tests were carried out on this lid. I have been refused a refund,...

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  • MCN Daily 30/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    30 April 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 96 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show John Hopkins praises Kawasaki, British racing legend John Surtees is set to spearhead a new 125GP team and the Government admits road pricing for bikers is too difficult.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here...

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  • Suzi Perry designs BKS motorcycle riding gear

    29 April 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Suzi Perry designs BKS motorcycle riding gear

    BBC MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry is set to design a range of ladies motorcycle riding kit for leathers manufacturer BKS, as part of a push by the firm to promote British-made clothing. Suzi Perry is...

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  • Police warning over thefts from garages

    29 April 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Police warning over thefts from garages

    Police have warned of a rise in motorcycle thefts from owner’s garages. A Hampshire Police spokesman said: “We’ve recently had a spate of motorcycle thefts from garages.” The force has been unable...

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  • MCN Daily 29/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    29 April 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 95 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show police warn bikers to keep their machines safe, workers at the Ineos oil refinery in Grangemouth return to work and Yamaha are satisfied with Valentino Rossi.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here to let us know...

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  • Grangemouth oil refinery back in business

    29 April 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Grangemouth oil refinery back in business

    Workers at the Ineos oil refinery in Grangemouth have returned to work after a 48-hour strike, but it could still take up to a month for the facility to be fully re-opened. Government could bring in...

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  • MCN Daily 28/04/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    28 April 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 94 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show AA members don’t trust the Government on road pricing plans, Britain’s Jonathan Rea records his first podium in World Supersport and Troy Bayliss does the double in Assen.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three minutes then email us here...

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  • Nine people injured after motorcycle crash

    28 April 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Nine people injured after motorcycle crash

    A motorcycle crash in Aberdeen injured nine people including several children on Saturday 26 April after the rider lost control during a student’s parade. The motorcycle, which had three people on...

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  • Government could bring in fuel rationing

    28 April 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Government could bring in fuel rationing

    Fuel rationing could be brought in within the next few days, according to Business Secretary John Hutton. 2p petrol increase postponed John Hutton insisted that the country had enough fuel to meet...

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  • Rule Br£tann£a

    27 April 2008 by Scott Muxworthy

    Rule Br£tann£a

    Iam on holiday in Florida and have been looking around a few bike shops only to walk away p**sed off at the prices of bike and yes I know at the moment we get a good deal on the dollar but still...

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  • JK Full Circle USA rant

    26 April 2008 by jkingstone

    Before I get into gear let me apologise to Loisiana. I realised after a few hours sleep and some pondering once I hit the nice smooth roads of Mississippi and Alabama that Loisiana have problems no amount of hard work will fix. The flippin' WATER! Of course! Those roads buckle and sag due to wetland sag! I forgive you Louisiana... Now all you Loisiana riders go by a big trailie. Ahhhhh. My rant.

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  • Motorcycle parking or recycling collection?

    25 April 2008 by Anonymous

    Motorcycle parking or recycling collection?

    Riding through the Cotswolds on Friday 25 April me and my mate stopped at Chipping Norton for a break, we followed the signs for the car park and when we pulled in we found the motorcycle parking bay...

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  • £6 parking at Kent attractions

    25 April 2008 by Anonymous

    Kent's visitor attractions, Bedgebury Pinetum and Bewl Water reservoir, have introduced parking fees which discriminate against bikers. Charges of £7.50 per vehicle at Bedgebury, and £6.00 at Bewl, mean bikers may be paying four times as much to visit as, say, four people sharing a car. Think carefully before planning a ride out to one of these locations.

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  • Stabilizers

    25 April 2008 by Greg

    Stabilizers

    One of the young welders at our engineering firm had just spent out to have all the swing arm and head bearings replaced on his beloved GPZ. Unfortunatly he was so unused to the proper handling...

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  • The wrong bike

    25 April 2008 by iancol

    Have a chuckle at this (but Beemer riders don't bother): http://www.brainsweb.co.uk/images/upload/s/the-wrong-bike.wmv

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  • SUPERMARKETS AND HELMETS

    24 April 2008 by Karen Shand

    In reply to your article about supermarkets. My tesco in Downham Market they have a sign up that says all biker's have 2 remove their helmets, and they are only a convenience store.

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  • Reply from ePetition Motorcyle Tax

    23 April 2008 by HDGuy

    Just received this in reply to signing to scrap Bike Road Tax. Is this reply basically saying, 'We're ignoring you'? Make your own mind up. Vehicle Excise Duty (as colloquially known as road tax) for motorbikes was reformed in 2002, retaining the engine capacity based banding system, but introducing further segregation between engine capacities. This reform followed a consultation that took in...

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