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Bike News (August 2008)

  • Leicester to Tavullia

    31 August 2008 by Steve Clarke

    Leicester to Tavullia

    Here is a photo of My Busa and I, taken by the wife whilst on a pilgrimage to Tavullia Italy, actually on "Strada Valle", last week. Took a copy of MCN to date the photo!

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  • MC heN

    30 August 2008 by John Pitt

    MC heN

    Josephine contemplates another cracking edition of MC heN!

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  • A biker I be

    29 August 2008 by robo001r

    One could be forgiven for dubbing ‘refueling’ as the most uninvolving element to motorcycling (I won’t say boring, physics proves this impossible when bikes are involved). Sure, you have to stand and watch the counter with a steady hand, and remember to bring the money to pay with. But in comparison to say, normal riding, it isn’t as demanding. Those who ride will know what I’m talking about.

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  • Road Tax and emissions

    28 August 2008 by mattearnshaw

    Just a quick one: I've recently passed my DAS in April and now own a Suzuki DL650X V-Strom. I'm baffled however by the road tax! My company car is a Honda Civic Hybrid (I took the tax dodging option) and it's meant to be a so called eco-friendly vehicle (bullshit - average of 37mpg). Its emissions are 109g/km of CO2! Having had curiosity get the better of me, I searched for the emissions...

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  • Stolen Classic

    28 August 2008 by Anonymous

    Stolen Classic

    I read the following article in the Wolverhampton Express and Star and thought it may be of interest. Is it legal to hold on to stolen property once it is known to be stolen??? It appears to me that...

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  • Are bikers snobs?

    27 August 2008 by Sarah and Andy

    Last year Hubby decided after a 20 odd year break it was time for us to get back into bikes. We took our CBT, bought a 125 to potter about on and practise and then took our DAC which we passed, (no errors for me, one for hubby, sorry love just had to get that in). We then spent our well earned cash on a couple of 600 bikes, Hubby went for a Divi, and I made a few mistakes before finally in March...

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  • MCN in Rhodes

    25 August 2008 by Mark Steele

    MCN in Rhodes

    Here's me in Rhodes at Mandraki Harbour, next to one of the biggest yachts I've ever seen, having just spent a week riding all around the island on a rented Yamaha XT660R... not quite the same as...

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  • A special thanks to a Speed Triple rider

    25 August 2008 by Bill Malone

    To the kind gentleman and his partner who stopped on their way home aboard a glorious sounding Speed Triple. On Saturday (23rd) night between Selkirk and Hawick, I or rather my old RD was stricken with a seizure and was awaiting recovery when thay stopped to enquire as to my fate. The gentleman returned some 40 mins later with tea and biscuits. What a gent, many thanks! Loved the Zard...

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  • Boys will be boys

    25 August 2008 by Sam Jalil

    Boys will be boys

    My twin boys Noah and Ellis show no fear when it comes to motorcycles as this picture shows! Not satisfied with the LT 50 quad I bought them for xmas, they just totally claimed my new K8 750...

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  • Triumph moving to Thailand- cheaper for who?

    22 August 2008 by Anonymous

    Kevin Ash's article regarding Truimph's decision to move production to Thailand prompts me to expand on the theme of heritage, honesty and country of manufacture. The justification for moving British jobs to China is often that its cheaper, but cheaper for who? Not the consumer! How much did Barbour clothing plummet in price when they went to China? Or Snap On (yes Snap On)? Or DeWalt power...

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  • Another kind of speed camera?

    22 August 2008 by iancol

    I saw what looked like a new speed trap arrangement yesterday, in S Yorks. It was a black box on a tripod, similar in appearance but a bit bigger than one of the old-fashioned glass plate cameras. It was in the central reservation, hidden partly by the street furniture and placed to catch rear number plates. I only spotted it as I was passing it in the opposite direction, so didn't have time to...

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  • Frank Thomas autumn and winter gear

    21 August 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Frank Thomas autumn and winter gear

    Frank Thomas is gearing up to launch its autumn and winter 2008 range of clothing. As the name of the range would suggest, the emphasis is on keeping you warm and dry during the dark winter...

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  • Retailers fined for mis-selling insurance protection

    21 August 2008 by Leanne Hyland

    FIVE motor and motorcycle retailers have today been fined a total of more than £175,000 for breaches relating to the sale of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). As a result, a total of 2175 customers have been put at risk of being sold unsuitable PPI insurance policies. GK Group, George White Motors, Ringways Garages (Leeds), Ringways Garages (Doncaster), and Park's of Hamilton (Holdings) were...

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  • MCN readers say yes to naked Ducati 1098

    21 August 2008 by MCN Newsdesk

    MCN readers say yes to naked Ducati 1098

    Ducati should build a naked version of its 1098 superbike, according to thousands of MCN readers. View Ducatis for sale View Ducati 1098s for sale We will be passing all of the information straight...

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  • Norman Hyde improves Bonneville air-flow

    21 August 2008 by Leanne Hyland

    Norman Hyde improves Bonneville air-flow

    Triumph tuning specialist Norman Hyde has developed a new High-Flow Intake Bellmouth system for the Triumph Bonneville. The solid aluminium bellmouth fits to existing fittings and mounting points and...

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  • Beat the credit crunch with a Honda CB500

    21 August 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Beat the credit crunch with a Honda CB500

    Buying a used Honda CB500 may not seem like an exciting prospect but it could be the way to save enough money to keep you on motorcycles. A CB500 could be all the bike you need if you want a...

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  • Yamaha YBR125 Custom added to insurance offer

    21 August 2008 by Leanne Hyland

    Yamaha YBR125 Custom added to insurance offer

    Yamaha has recently announced the arrival of the YBR125 Custom motorcycle. View Yamaha YBR125s for sale View Yamahas for sale Along with the majority of Yamaha scooters and bikes the YBR125 Custom...

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  • Top this for a speeding ticket

    21 August 2008 by Martin Allen

    I think this may interest you readers and raise a smile! Top this for a speeding ticket... Two police traffic officers were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speeding motorists on the A1. One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded at over 300 mph. Their radar...

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  • Triumph Summer Offers

    21 August 2008 by Leanne Hyland

    Triumph Summer Offers

    Three finance offers have been announced by Triumph this summer allowing bikers to ride anywhere in the UK regardless of the weather. View Triumphs for sale A 0% finance offer on the Rocket III...

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  • Picture gallery: VR-2 and Diablo 666

    20 August 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Picture gallery: VR-2 and Diablo 666

    These two cool looking motorcycles are the work of Christian Tavert, a motorcycle racer turned engineer from Florida. The cruiser-like motorcycle is the VR-2, which has been designed by Australian Tim...

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  • Oddball Camera Van in Northampton.

    20 August 2008 by Anonymous

    Oddball Camera Van in Northampton.

    On my way home from work on 20/08/2008 at 6.30am, I passed through Weston Favell in Northampton. On the Wellingborough Road, just past the tesco filling station heading towards Wellingborough I saw...

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  • Get 10% discounts at Get Geared with MCN

    19 August 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Get 10% discounts at Get Geared with MCN

    MCN has lined up another discount deal for its readers. Online retailer Get Geared has just opened its first traditional store, and is looking to promote the business by offering MCN readers a 10%...

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  • My lad Ethan with Jonny Rea

    19 August 2008 by huskystormk9

    My lad Ethan with Jonny Rea

    Jonny Rea is quick, although Ethan did give him some advice on stabiliser's! We were at a track day at Kirkistown and Jonny Rea turned up in his Dream Honda leathers, some of the guy's on track...

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  • From Havana to Durness

    18 August 2008 by bruce Leitch

    From Havana to Durness

    I thought you might like these photos taken this summer. One is of me reading MCN whilst on honeymoon in Cuba recently, they also have some weird looking CBRs in Havana. The other is from a...

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  • Confessions of a Jag driver - an apology

    18 August 2008 by jag644

    Hello all, Er yes that’s right, I drive an old Jag so you’re probably wondering what I’m doing here but hopefully you can hear me out as I have a brief (if fairly tedious) story I felt the need to share, about a recent run-in with a big chap on a green sports bike. But before I start I just wanted to say that I have nothing against bikers, in fact generally admire and respect them, and were it...

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