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Bike News (March 2008)

  • Vemar release Alex de Angelis replica

    21 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Vemar release Alex de Angelis replica

    Vemar has released an Alex de Angelis replica helmet to celebrate Alex de Angelis’s move to MotoGP for 2008. The helmet is Vemar’s top of the range VSREV helmet, which is made from a material called...

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  • Police admit speed camera scandal

    20 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Police admit speed camera scandal

    Police have admitted dropping 120 speeding cases over allegations a camera operator “fixed” the speeds. Read the original story here A force insider had earlier told MCN an operator was accused of...

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  • MCN Daily 20/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    20 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 68 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear that bikes get access to the first car share lane, Alistair Darling's car tax plans get slammed and Casey Stoner gets high praise from Bridgestone.  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...

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  • Girls Bike2 acquire new clothing ranges

    20 March 2008 by Rob Hull

    Girls Bike2 acquire new clothing ranges

    Girls Bike2, the ladies-only motorcycle clothing retailer, has landed no less than seven new ranges to add to their already wide portfolio. The most recent acquisitions include Armadillo scooter wear,...

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  • Scott Redding T-shirts

    20 March 2008 by Rob Hull

    Scott Redding T-shirts

    You can now show your support for the new British 125 GP sensation Scott Redding with one of his official supporters T-shirts. The shirt is manufactured from 100% cotton and only available in his team...

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  • Ducati lauds success in reader poll

    20 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Ducati lauds success in reader poll

    A poll of the readers of eleven motorcycling magazines across Europe has resulted in Ducati scooping two awards for the 2008 Bike of the Year. A total of 95,000 readers contributed to the poll, which...

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  • Camera van operator “fixed speeds”

    20 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Camera van operator “fixed speeds”

    A speed camera van operator is being investigated for "fixing" speeds, according to a police insider. The officer is alleged to have deliberately set speed readings to make it appear motorists...

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  • Ken Livingstone's 'doctored' bus lane report

    19 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Ken Livingstone's 'doctored' bus lane report

    London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces accusations of doctoring casualty data over a report which found there was no clear safety benefit to letting motorcycles use bus lanes.  An earlier version of...

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  • Japan asks its elderly drivers to give up

    19 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Japan asks its elderly drivers to give up

    Japanese police have teamed up with businesses to encourage drivers over 65 to give up their driving license. The decision has been made in a bid to cut accident rates in the country, reports in the...

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  • DVLA scraps plans for motorcycle spy chips

    18 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    DVLA scraps plans for motorcycle spy chips

    Fitting all motorcycles with electronic tags would not be cost effective, DVLA has concluded. DVLA lose hundreds of motorcycle licences MCN revealed last year that the agency was researching the...

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  • Skidmarx accessories for Kawasaki 1400GTR

    18 March 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Skidmarx accessories for Kawasaki 1400GTR

    British firm Skidmarx has developed some aftermarket parts for Kawasaki’s tourer; the 1400GTR. Skidmarx has developed a taller screen that provides an extra four inches of weather protection. The...

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  • MCN Daily 18/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    18 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 66 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show the 2008 KTM RC8 has a successful dealer launch at the weekend, Ken Livingstone admits bikes can cut congestion problems and Andrea Dovizioso plays down his chances of mounting at 2008 championship bid.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all the news in just three...

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  • Nottinghamshire Police - a safer place?

    17 March 2008 by kawasakibiker

    Well, Nottinghamshire Police Force are in the headlines again with a 'hammer to crack an egg' approach to Bike deaths. Surprise, surpise. Didn't we hear all this last summer from ALL the Forces? Doesn't it therefore prove the Police use methods that obviousy DO NOT WORK AT ALL when it comes to safer riding? Well if you want to be patronised and made to feel like a criminal even more with the...

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  • Ronnies Sex Shop

    17 March 2008 by Trevor Stainsby

    Ronnies Sex Shop

    My partner Tracy won a motorcycle tour of Western Cape, South Africa at the Welsh Motorcycle Show in Builth Wells last May. At the time neither of us had licenses or bikes! We decided to go for it and...

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  • 4 x Paw

    17 March 2008 by maskell

    4 x Paw

    Is this a case of 4 x Paw x Speed 4 In view of the price of fuel, could be an option.

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  • Top road tax excuses

    17 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Top road tax excuses

    Road tax evaders are becoming more creative with their excuses, according to the DVLA. The Agency claims its internet tax renewal service means the classic “tax in the post” will no longer wash.

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  • MCN Daily 17/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    17 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 65 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show Boris Johnson hits out at Ken Livingstone, Alpine Stars unveil a new range for the urban rider and Valentino Rossi wants Bridgestone to develop a front qualifying tyre.  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...

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  • Rossi tattoo

    17 March 2008 by algieperk

    Rossi tattoo

    My wife thinks I am off my head because recently I have a Valentino Rossi tattoo done on the bottom of my back.

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