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Bike News (January 2008)

  • Freebird falls short

    09 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Freebird falls short

    New biker movie Freebird is described in the makers’ bumf as a cross between the cult classics Withnail & I and Quadrophenia, but it’s more like Pirates of the Caribbean on bikes. MCN attended an...

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  • A Good Day!!

    09 January 2008 by Gazza

    A Good Day!!

    What better way to spend Christmas. Snowboarding in Andorra and catching up with the MCN 2007 review!

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  • Road Tax rip off

    09 January 2008 by Brian Clark

    I am writing to bring to the attention of MCN readers the address of a petition against motorcycle tax - http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Motorbike/. I own a Renault Megane 1.5Dci which is tax band B. 101 - 120g/km of CO gas. This means I pay £35 a year. I also own a Kawasaki ER-6N Euro III spec. I pay £64 a year according to the Documents that came with the Bike. The ER-6N pumps out 1.04g/km...

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  • Lincolnshire's hidden cameras

    08 January 2008 by coffee

    We always need plenty of luck in Lincolnshire - they hide speed cameras behind trees or signs, pull us up at every oppurtunity and now it's hidden cameras, just for bikes. Never mind all the other idiots on the pot holed roads. We even have pace cars doing 35 in a 50!

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  • Cancer deflecting motorcycle seat patent

    08 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Cancer deflecting motorcycle seat patent

    Randall Dale Chipkar, the barmy Canadian motorcyclist who claimed that motorcycles cause cancer, has been granted a UK patent on his "electromagnetic shielding motorcycle seat". The book,...

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  • Lonely Planet guide to Costa Rica

    08 January 2008 by Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet guide to Costa Rica

    The latest in our series of Lonely Planet guides takes us to Costa Rica. Click here to check out the full range of guides online. Mention Costa Rica and people think paradise. The country's...

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  • Harden the fuck up

    08 January 2008 by brutale r

    I'm nearly 50 and I've rode bikes since I was 15 I am realy getting sick of hearing so called bikers say we should be good little girls and boys and not speed, ride noisy bikes, and we should all wear amarni suits and ride very quiet BMW R65's. Maybe we should take a leaf out of the angels, outlaws n rats form one big group and help each other out when needed, most people buy...

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  • UK Potholes costing £billions

    08 January 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    UK Potholes costing £billions

    A car warranty firm claims that potholed UK roads are costing motorists billions of pounds in repairs. Warranty Direct used claim data from nearly 500,000 cars and found that over one third and up to...

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  • MCN Daily 07/01/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    07 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In the 22nd episode of the MCN Daily news show we learn that Lincolnshire police are to use hidden speed cameras to target bikes, one Youtube speeder has posted a video of a 189mph ride and Nick Sanders has defied terrorist threats by vowing to continue his Africa expedition.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the...

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  • Suzuki announce 0% finance offer

    07 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Suzuki announce 0% finance offer

    Suzuki has announced a new 0% APR finance offer on selected models for 2008. The scheme offers a 30 month 0% APR finance with a minimum deposit of £1. The offer will be available on the V-Strom 1000,...

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  • Fastest ever YouTube rider

    07 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Police are hunting a rider who appears to hit 189mph on UK roads in a YouTube clip. The speed is thought to be the fastest ever recorded on UK roads and posted on a film sharing site. It’s the latest in a series of clips that have prompted police to launch a clampdown in which riders’ homes have been searched and computer equipment seized. It shows onboard footage of a Kawasaki ZX-10R on the...

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  • MCN in Hawaii

    07 January 2008 by Phil Greenough

    MCN in Hawaii

    On honeymoon on Waikiki beach, Hawaii, after getting hitched in Las Vegas! Phil, Stockport.

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  • MCN Babe entry 67: Sophie Reade

    07 January 2008 by MCN

    MCN Babe entry 67: Sophie Reade

    Name: Sophie Reade Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? My good looks, fabulous body and outgoing personality Vote for Sophie: By text: BABE67 to 84188* By email:...

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  • Bracket for Garmin Zumo 550

    06 January 2008 by Ned Gaunt

    Bracket for Garmin Zumo 550

    My wife and I travel around europe each year with friends and have recently purchased a GTR1400. This year we have organised a trip to Slovenia and Croatia and have now added a Garmin Zumo550 to our...

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  • The Deiseleers

    05 January 2008 by Anonymous

    A couple of weeks ago I watched a program called Last Chance Driving School. In this program there was a young lad talking about him and his mates going drifting in their cars. But what these prats do is poor deisel on the tarmac so that they get a better slide. I can't understand what goes through their minds. The driving instructor he was with did'nt even tell him what sort of...

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  • DVLA license cock up

    05 January 2008 by pete v

    Similar scenario with the DVLA except with car entitlement. They only have record of my full bike licence. Both tests were taken & passed in 1982. I discovered this when police stopped me in the car before christmas. I phoned Swansea, quoted my licence number and they suggested I send my licence in. I do not intend doing so unless they provide me with proof of at least...

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  • Pennis Lane

    05 January 2008 by angeward

    Pennis Lane

    My partner Del can't go anywhere without his copy of MCN. Nice little country lanes backing on to Brands Hatch were found to be quite interesting! Mind you, made me smile...

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  • Video: Police clampdown on YouTube racers

    04 January 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Riders who post clips of themselves speeding on the internet face having their homes raided and computer equipment seized, police have warned. They say they are monitoring film sharing sites such as YouTube.com and will leave no stone unturned in the search for culprits. The warning came after a clip emerged of a motorcyclist hitting an indicated 180mph. The clip, on the website LiveLeak.com,...

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  • You Tube video plonkers

    04 January 2008 by rushybike

    I have read all the comments about the idiots uploading video of themselves gunning it and then being thick enough to be traced. Totally agree that these nutters deserve what they get when the cops turn up. It absolutely does nothing but give the anti motorbike lobby ready made grenades to throw! I know there is little we can do to stop anyone posting just about anything to Youtube, however, I...

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  • MCN Babe entry 61: Aimee Luis

    04 January 2008 by MCN

    MCN Babe entry 61: Aimee Luis

    Name: Aimee Luis Vital Stats: 32DD What makes you stand out from the crowd? I’m bubbly, out-going and always up for a laugh. I love being round people, always laughing and having...

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  • MCN Babe entry 65: Jessica Perry

    04 January 2008 by MCN

    Name: Jessica Perry Vital Stats: 32C Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? My confidence, ambition and my eyes (and my body)! Vote for Jessica: By text: BABE65 to 84188* By email: BABE65 T&C's - You will be billed 50pence plus standard network charges for the SMS you send. This is not a subscription service. The voting ends on January 11th at midnight, the prize draw...

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  • MCN Babe entry 63: Jesica Scott

    04 January 2008 by MCN

    MCN Babe entry 63: Jesica Scott

    Name: Jesica Scott Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? Most tell me its my petite, fit physic! But, I think its my natural Beauty (another   words I am not all fake...

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  • MCN Babe entry 66: Felicity Terry

    04 January 2008 by MCN

    MCN Babe entry 66: Felicity Terry

    Name: Felicity Terry Are you single? Yes What makes you stand out from the crowd? My beautiful eyes, sexy tattoo and my fun loving nature. Im a cute cheeky girl with a great sense of humour. I dance...

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  • MCN Babe entry 62: Vicki Moseley

    04 January 2008 by MCN

    MCN Babe entry 62: Vicki Moseley

    Name: Vicki Moseley Vital Stats: 32DD Are you single? No What makes you stand out from the crowd? My long Legs and the way I carry myself Vote for Vicki: By text: BABE62 to 84188* By email:...

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  • MCN Daily: Your daily video motorcycle news for 03/01/08

    03 January 2008 by Angus Farquhar, Daniel Thornton

    In episode 20 of MCN Daily we check out some of the amazing bikes up for sale in January including some really special customs and the British Superbike Ducatis and watch as Robbie Maddison jumps to a world record of 98 metres.  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...

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  • Video: Ducati Desmosedici: The making of

    03 January 2008 by Andy Downes

    Just what does it take to build a Ducati Desmosedici RR road replica? MCN went inside the factory to find out exactly how the world’s most expensive bike takes shape and what the 1500 lucky owners can expect to find. These are the best bike builders the Italian firm has. The clamour among the staff to be a part of the Ducati Desmosedici project was intense – but just 20 of the most highly...

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  • Kawasaki 0% finance deal

    03 January 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Kawasaki 0% finance deal

    Kawasaki have a new finance offer for selected motorcycles for  2008. The scheme, called "Pole Position" offers 0% finance on the ZX-6R, Z750 and ER-6f (both ABS and standard models). The scheme...

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