Bike News (July 2009)

  • New Remus Hexacones for BMW K1300 and F800R

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Remus Hexacones for BMW K1300 and F800R

    Remus exhausts have released their Hexacone silencer options for the K1300 series and also the new F800R. Power and weight saving figures are more than adequate. A system will put another 8bhp into a...

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  • New Giles crash bungs

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Giles crash bungs

    Gilles are recognised for producing beautifully made billet and lightweight replacement parts including very well established multiple-adjustment rearsets. And now they’ve just released a brand new...

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  • Riding the Deep South released on DVD

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    In this one hour special, presenter Henry Cole continues his quest to discover the greatest motorcycle rides in America.  The ride starts in America?s most southern point in Key West, Florida heading up US Route 1 for two hundred miles along some of the most beautiful coastal riding traversing the ribbon of bridges that link The Keys over sun kissed azure blue water. After bypassing Miami the...

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  • Evolution of Dainese's airbag

    31 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Evolution of Dainese's airbag

    Rossi and Lorenzo might not have been wearing their Dainese airbag suits when they needed them at the recent British GP, opting only to use the technology in qualifying sessions on Saturday. ...

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  • The Outlaws: We won’t attack Bulldog Bash

    31 July 2009 by Steve Farrell

    The Outlaws: We won’t attack Bulldog Bash

    The Outlaws Motorcycle Club has vowed not to attack the Hells Angels’ Bulldog Bash despite a police bid to halt the rally over gang violence fears. The Outlaws’ Europe-wide head, known as Dink, said:...

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  • New universal Bike Tidy bike stand

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    New universal Bike Tidy bike stand

    From the guys who brought us the Biker Tidy – a storage unit specifically designed for keeping bike kit in – comes this new bike stand. This universal bike stand allows you to store any bike in an...

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  • New Forma Safari boot

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Forma Safari boot

    Safari boots from Forma are designed for motorcyclists who want to get out on the roads and explore. Designed in Italy and manufactured in Europe, Safari boots have a leather and Cordura upper to...

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  • Deals on Taylormade exhausts

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Deals on Taylormade exhausts

    Taylormade exhausts have reduced the price of their system for the K7/K8 GSX-R1000. The underbelly muffler is dedicated to maximizing volume in the limited space available under the engine. Similar...

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  • Video: Tron legacy trailer

    31 July 2009 by MCN

    Video: Tron legacy trailer

    Watch the clip for a preview of the upcoming Tron re-make staring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wild and Bruce Boxleitner.   

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  • Buell derides and crushes 'regrettable' Blast

    31 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    Buell derides and crushes 'regrettable' Blast

    Buell derides and crushes 'regrettable' Blast In a move unprecedented by any other bike firm, Buell has launched a piss-taking section on its website where it gloats over the crushing of one of its...

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  • New Alpinestars waterproof leathers

    31 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Alpinestars waterproof leathers

    Alpinestars has exclusively revealed details of its 2010 range to MCN, and it’s headed up by waterproof kit made from leather. Using Gore-Tex’s Pro Shell leather – effectively a normal leather...

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  • Safety probe for new riding test

    31 July 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Safety probe for new riding test

    MPs have launched an investigation into whether a new riding test is safe after 45 learners crashed in the test’s first nine weeks. The Commons Transport Committee is questioning whether new exercises...

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  • Knox encourage women toward back protection

    31 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Knox encourage women toward back protection

    Knox pioneered back protectors in sizes and shapes to suit women and so are the obvious choice for one of the UK’s most successful female motorcycle racers, Maria Costello. She uses a Knox Contour...

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  • Triumphant Day

    30 July 2009 by Maurice Parker

    Triumphant Day

    At our wedding last summer, my wife and I made it a day to remember with a ride through Blandford, Dorset, in all our finery followed by a wonderful ceremony and party. We are dedicated Triumph...

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  • What if you get two NIPs on the same day?

    29 July 2009

    What if you get two NIPs on the same day?

    If you are unlucky enough to get two Notices of Intent to Prosecute (NIPs) timed within a few minutes of each other you shouldn't be charged twice. Assuming that you are willing to accept the first...

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  • Rossi gets a Kiddimoto

    28 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Rossi gets a Kiddimoto

    Valentino Rossi was presented with a Kiddimoto Barry Sheene replica at the Day of Champions at Donington Park last Thursday. The eight-time world champion received the bike - part of the Kiddimoto...

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  • Pirelli support ‘Get On’ campaign

    28 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Pirelli support ‘Get On’ campaign

    Pirelli Moto have committed funds and support to ‘Get On’, the Motorcycle Industry Association campaign to get Britain biking. The company, which is part of Pirelli UK Tyres Ltd, is responsible for...

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  • Oxford launches new First Time Mini tankbag

    28 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Oxford launches new First Time Mini tankbag

    When all you need to take with you is a wallet, a mobile phone and some cigarettes, the latest Mini Tank Bag from Oxford makes a lot of sense. Compare and buy motorcycle luggage in the MCN Shop It...

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  • How to fit a VentureShield

    28 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    How to fit a VentureShield

    If you’ve bought a VentureShield to fit to your helmet to protect the paint work but are unsure how to fit it, here are four simple steps to getting the best fit. 1. Remove visor and make sure the...

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  • Duke video needs your help

    28 July 2009

    Duke video needs your help

    Plans are under way to create a definitive DVD record of the late, great Joey Dunlop’s Isle of Man TT victories. Manx firm Duke has searched through its extensive archives of TT footage to compile the...

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  • Bikes on TV: July 29 - August 4

    28 July 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: July 29 - August 4

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

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  • Helmet paint protection fitted free

    28 July 2009 by Rob Hull

    Helmet paint protection fitted free

    The Helmet Paint Protection System (H-PPS) from VentureShield™ can now be fitted for free at all Hein Gericke stores and selected independent retailers across the UK. VentureShield™ is a tough,...

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  • Watch Ronnie Renner's six-storey jump

    27 July 2009 by Guy Procter

    Watch Ronnie Renner's six-storey jump

    Red Bull stunt rider Ronnie Renner smashed his own world record jump on Saturday, reaching 63.5ft from the ground. That beats his previous best of 59.2ft. It was over all too quickly - but you can...

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  • Rossi confirms he'll wear airbag suit

    25 July 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Rossi confirms he'll wear airbag suit

    As predicted yesterday by MCN, eight-times world champion Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will debut in Dainese's D-Air airbag suit in today's Donington MotoGP action. He follows in the footsteps of...

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