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Bike News (March 2008)

  • Alpinestars launch Nero range

    17 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Alpinestars launch Nero range

    Motorcycle clothing manufacturer Alpinestars unveiled a range of motorcycle jackets and boots designed for the urban rider, at a lavish catwalk show in Barcelona on Friday. The firm believes its Nero...

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  • Isle of Man TT Inquest update

    14 March 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Isle of Man TT Inquest update

    Marshals giving evidence at the inquest into a triple fatality at last year’s TT have given eyewitness accounts of the accident which killed racer Marc Ramsbotham and two spectators. Dean Jacob from...

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  • Road tax rip off

    13 March 2008 by Kenny Philip

    How many people find it stange that Gordon Brown's government are willing to allow small fuel and co2 efficient cars to use our roads tax free but fail to recognise that small motorcycles can acheive up to 100 mpg with very little co2 and as a bonus reduce the grid lock in our cities are still to be taxed. It is long overdue for motorcyclists to unite and show the present gov that we can clearly...

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  • TT spectator death inquest focuses on signage

    13 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    TT spectator death inquest focuses on signage

    The first day of an inquest into the deaths of a rider and two spectators on the final day of last year’s Isle of Man TT races has heard the spectators may have been unaware they were standing in a...

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  • Video: MCN Daily 13/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    13 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 63 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we have the first impressions from the Suzuki GSX-R750 launch in Spain, Ken Livingstone says no to bikes in bus lanes and Michelin boss Jean-Phillipe Weber says the rapid development of MotoGP technology will help road bikes.  Subscribe to this podcast with RSS  Subscribe with iTunes Check out the video below to catch up with all...

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  • Aprilia launch motorcycle test ride website

    13 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Aprilia launch motorcycle test ride website

    Aprilia is hoping to shake up the way riders arrange to test new models, with the launch of a website dedicated to allowing the public to book a run on several of its 2008 range of motorcycles. The...

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  • Honda Fireblade winner picks up his prize

    12 March 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Honda Fireblade winner picks up his prize

    Alan Crowder from Witney in Oxfordshire - winner of Honda's ‘Win A Bike’ competition in February - collected his brand new CBR1000RR from Bridge Motorcycles today. He was handed the bike by Bridge's...

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  • MCN Daily 12/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    12 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 62 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show we hear about a Dutch baker who built his own dream motorcycle , the Royal Borough launch a new secure parking scheme and Honda begin testing on the 2008 RC212V.  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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  • HD celebrates birthday with clothing range

    12 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    HD celebrates birthday with clothing range

    Harley Davidson has released a new line of clothing and accessories in the UK, to commemorate its 105th anniversary. The collectible items include a hooded sweatshirt priced at £50.30, which features...

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  • Motorcycles in Bus lanes report released

    12 March 2008 by MCN Newsdesk

    Motorcycles in Bus lanes report released

    Transport for London has released a version of its motorcycles in bus lanes report. But the newly released version has been altered compared to earlier leaked documents to remove suggestions that...

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  • Council launches secure motorcycle parking

    12 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Council launches secure motorcycle parking

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s new motorcycle parking scheme is officially launched today (Wednesday), offering residents of the borough secure parking for their two-wheelers. The...

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  • Video: Harley Davidson engineers create turbo-diesel cruiser

    12 March 2008 by Laim Marsden

    A group of former Harley Davidson development engineers, who call themselves the Gray Eagles, are currently working on converting a 1988 Harley Davidson FXRS V-twin engine into a turbo diesel with electronic fuel injection. The group currently don't have any plans to produce the motorcycle or engine as the motorcycle is as it's currently only a concept demonstrator as opposed to a...

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  • Heaven Can Wait

    12 March 2008 by jonni2bad

    Heaven Can Wait

    Members of the Heaven Can Wait charity motorbike ride met with World Record holders Kevin and Julia Sanders of GlobeBusters during an open day at the Sawbridgeworth BMW dealership in Hertford. Kevin...

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  • Video: Home-made V8 motorcycle

    11 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    Video: Home-made V8 motorcycle

    Dutch baker Tjitze Tjoelker couldn't afford a classic Morbidelli V8 so he decided to build one for himself instead and the result sounds incredible. Check out the video below to see the bike fired up...

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  • MCN Daily 11/03/08: Your daily video motorcycle news

    11 March 2008 by Angus Farquhar

    In episode 61 of the MCN Daily motorcycle news show a biker has sadly died after coliding with a wire-rope barrier, police refuse to deny the use of 'horse box' speed cameras, KTM's 2008 RC8 are selling fast and Aprilia reveal the official RSV4 drawing.  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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  • Tesco launches insurance comparison site

    11 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Tesco launches insurance comparison site

    Supermarket chain Tesco has launched a price comparison site for motorcycle insurance, in a bid to cash in on growing sales of powered two-wheelers. The Motorbike Insurance Finder offers quotes for...

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  • Flying the MCN flag

    11 March 2008 by rudders

    Flying the MCN flag

    Just thought I'd send a couple of photos of me at the daytona 200 on Saturday March 8. The race was awesome! Well done Chaz and unlucky for Hodgy - great week

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  • Road building exceeds rail-line construction

    11 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Road building exceeds rail-line construction

    More miles of road have been built than railway lines since Labour came to power in 1997, The Times reports, citing figures given in an answer to a parliamentary question by the Liberal Democrats.

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  • Police ‘bling up’ speed camera van

    11 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Police ‘bling up’ speed camera van

    North Wales Police has “blinged up” a speed camera van by replacing the cameras with a booming sound system to take to boy racer ‘cruises’. The force’s Deputy Chief Constable Clive Wolfendale says it...

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  • Rider dies hitting wire rope barrier

    11 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Rider dies hitting wire rope barrier

    A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a wire rope barrier, police have confirmed. The rider struck the central reservation on A41 New Ferry by-pass, according to Merseyside Police. A...

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  • Evel Knievel toy most popular toy for adults

    11 March 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Evel Knievel toy most popular toy for adults

    The Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle is officially the toy adults would most like to play with again, according to research by website Do You Remember. The wind-up toy is at the head of a top 10 list of the...

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  • Video: Dainese airbag suit for 2010

    11 March 2008 by Chris Newbigging

    Dainese is set to release its new air-bag-equipped suits by 2010 - a full 10 years after development of the system began. Dainese's D-Tec system is the first airbag from a major protective bike cloting manufacturer, although small companies have released jackets with cruder activation systems. Shop for motorcycle products: compare prices on 1000s of motorcycle parts and clothing Read the full...

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  • Daytona Bike Week pictures

    11 March 2008 by Denis Hatherley

    Daytona Bike Week pictures

    Daytona Bike Week 2008. I was at the Daytona 500 and took a few pic's of a few people I think most readers should recognise. www.twowheelsoneplanet.co.uk Check out the website for more pics.

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  • Waste of life

    10 March 2008 by Mr.L.Crassweller

    I've had my 26yr old son on the phone in floods of tears - his best pal was knocked of his CBR600 in Potters Bar by an 75+ lady driver who according to witnesses just pulled out on him. Not a bone broken but head injuries which he died of today - if ever there is a case for compulsory testing of the over 70s this has to be it. He was only 22yrs old, his whole life in front of him, bike mad...

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  • Aprilia reveals official RSV4 drawing

    10 March 2008 by Ben Purvis

    Aprilia reveals official RSV4 drawing

    Aprilia might have already shown its new V4 in prototype race form, but this official drawing gives a hint of how the production machine is likely to look when it appears later this year. Although the...

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  • Police to use 'horse box' speed camera

    10 March 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Police to use 'horse box' speed camera

    Police in North Wales have converted a horse box into a stealth speed camera to target motorcyclists, according to an insider. The new hidden speed camera unit was due to be trialled yesterday in...

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