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Bike News (October 2008)

  • Duo-Drive grab handle comes to UK

    08 December 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Duo-Drive grab handle comes to UK

    MotoComp has become the first UK retailer to sell an innovative pillion grab handle. Shop for over 65,000 motorcycle products The Duo-Drive pillion grab handle bolts to the rim of your petrol filler,...

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  • Friday funny: David Attenborough on bikers

    31 October 2008 by Liam Marsden

    This week's Friday Funny comes in the form of a David Attenborough spoof video about bikers and their habits during winter. The video follows the lives of two bikers through winter as if they were animals in a wildlife documentary, using phrases such as 'Tim sheds his summer coat, in favour of a thicker, more durable winter coat.' Which would mean changing to thicker bike kit for the...

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  • Sigma slipper clutch now available for KTM RC8

    31 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Sigma slipper clutch now available for KTM RC8

    Sigma Performance has launched a slipper clutch for KTM’s RC8. The wet clutch has six ramps to help maintain engine braking while ensuring the rear wheel doesn’t lock up. It comes in anodized grey,...

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  • Ridley at Laconia Bike Week

    30 October 2008 by Phat Bob

    Ridley at Laconia Bike Week

    Further to the readers news item about the 750cc Ridley motorcycles maybe being available in the UK soon, see attached photo taken at Laconia Bike Week 2007. The finish is very good - they all look...

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  • Keyring copies motorcycle knee-slider

    30 October 2008 by Michael Carroll

    Keyring copies motorcycle knee-slider

    Here’s a clever way to stop your keyring scratching your top-yoke. The Keyslider attaches to a patch of Velcro on your bike to stop it flapping around. Extra patches can be bought to hang the keys up...

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  • Video funny: Long Way Round spoof episodes

    30 October 2008 by Liam Marsden

    Video funny: Long Way Round spoof episodes

    Check out these hilarious videos from Big Face TV, parodying the well known TV series Long Way round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The mini-spoofs of the pair’s TV adventures show Boorman as...

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  • Speed control Danish-style

    30 October 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Speed control Danish-style

    Here’s one European speed control measure we wouldn’t mind the UK sharing. Topless babes wave speed limit signs at motorists in an initiative from the Danish Road Safety Council. The ‘speed control...

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  • Biker killed in police collision

    30 October 2008 by Anonymous

    A male motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a police vehicle in Carmarthenshire, officers have said.  Click here for the full BBC story

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  • MCN at the Millau Bridge

    30 October 2008 by Nigel Mead

    MCN at the Millau Bridge

    Nick Hodgetts taking time out to read the MCN, before crossing the Millau Bridge on route to the Valencia Moto GP.

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  • Peruvian adventure

    30 October 2008 by wings_of_fire

    Peruvian adventure

    I went for two weeks off road riding in Peru. Adventure Peru Motorcycling was excellent supplying Suzuki DR650. The views where fantastic and I only dropped it once, which is not bad seen as how I...

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  • Romantic night in with MCN

    29 October 2008 by Jeff

    Romantic night in with MCN

    Took my girl Nikki to Mont Michel in France and even took Motorcycle News... Well what else would you do on a cold October night in a romantic hotel on the Mont?

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  • Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

    29 October 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Vigilante biker reports speeders to police

    A vigilante motorcyclist has revealed how he rides dead on the speed limit, films bikers who overtake and hands the footage to police. Riding instructor Jeff Smith uses a helmet-mounted camera to...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 29 - November 4

    28 October 2008 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 29 - November 4

    KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM - Men and Motors...

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  • Bering launches hi-viz clothing range

    28 October 2008 by James Keen

    Bering launches hi-viz clothing range

    Bering has launched a range of highly reflective motorcycle clothing specifically for the UK market. As winter draws in and the nights become longer, visibility becomes a big issue at this time...

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  • The Britten v-1000 at Te Papa

    27 October 2008 by Stu Wild

    The Britten v-1000 at Te Papa

    Just thought I'd share a few images of one of John Brittens V1000 bikes. We were lucky enough to get a weekend break to Wellington (for the Canterbury / Wellington Air NZ Rugby Cup Final here in NZ)...

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  • Honeymoon road trip in California

    27 October 2008 by liverpit

    Honeymoon road trip in California

    Here we are on honeymoon in California where we rented a Yam 1800 cruiser and visited some cracking roads and awesome scenery with many exellent diners along the way!

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  • ZX-10R's go to the desert

    27 October 2008 by Craig Wilson

    ZX-10R's go to the desert

    This October my friend Mark and I rode our Kawasaki ZX-10R’s to the foot of the dunes of the Sahara Desert. Starting from our base near Almeria we completed a 2000 mile round trip of Morocco, taking...

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  • The clip speed camera bosses and the BBC wouldn’t allow us to see

    27 October 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Video said to show speed cameras causing crashes has been obtained by MCN after the BBC and camera bosses refused to supply it. Two clips show cars crashing due to sudden braking as drivers realise they are being targeted by a speed camera. The BBC reporter says of one: “He jams on his brakes when he sees the speed truck, smacks into the barrier and amazingly slides in between those two cars...

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  • Date set for London bus lane access

    27 October 2008 by Steve Farrell

    Date set for London bus lane access

    Motorcyclists will be allowed in the capital’s bus lanes from January 5, London Mayor Boris Johnson has said.  The move will start as an 18-month trial, after which a decision will be made on...

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  • Thieving bearstard

    26 October 2008 by neil bayley

    Thieving bearstard

    Just as police in manchester said motorbike thefts were down, along comes this thieving bear faced cheeky bearstard. Anyone with information should contact the police and ask for PC goldilocks.

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  • What's all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson?

    25 October 2008 by Martyn Forshaw

    what is all the fuss about Jeremy Clarkson, the man makes a good living out of being semi-contentious. He is a hopeless clumsy berk which is why he would never make a biker. Riding a bike takes properly takes skill and coordination which he clearly doesn't have. I thought his article was quite funny, nothing original, he's done it all before and that is all there is to him.

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  • Trail riding in Spain with MCN

    24 October 2008 by David York

    Trail riding in Spain with MCN

    We've just back from a fantastic weekend trail riding Trabuco in Spain with Andalucian Trail Tours. Here are a few photos from the group that varied from the harder than nails first timer Zoe to three...

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  • Rhinotire - puncture-less tyres

    24 October 2008 by wild_stuart

    Rhinotire (American spelling) - is a gel compound sprayed inside the tyre to aid punctures and flats. Check out their video at: www.rhinotire.com A blade is subjected to a road of nails, and then they even stick a series of screws in with a cordless drill. Awesome!

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  • MCN on tour in the Falklands

    23 October 2008 by Kate O'Neill

    MCN on tour in the Falklands

    I thought it was about time that you received a photo from the other side of the world. Here is my friend Ashley Allan (on the left) and I enjoying a couple of out of date copies (the post takes ages...

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