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Bike News (June 2009)

  • I was also issued with an ASBO

    30 June 2009 by Anonymous

    I was also issued with an ASBO

    A similar thing happened to me in July 2007 when I was travelling through a village in North Wales called Pentrefoellas very close to a acccident blackspot called Padog Bends. I was travelling through...

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  • Mark Barron's R1

    30 June 2009 by geordierossi

    Mark Barron's R1

    Mark Barron's '04 Yamaha R1. Set-up by Dyno Centre in Malton showing 169bhp at the wheel. Sensible mods and subtle paint too. See lads, it does look clean sometimes!

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  • Bikes on TV: July 1-7

    30 June 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: July 1-7

    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 - Men...

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  • Grease Monkey to do away with grime

    30 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Grease Monkey to do away with grime

    OzKleen’s new, environmentally-friendly, Grease Monkey bike cleaner is claimed to be completely revolutionary and will effortlessly cut through the grease and grime on your bike. Suitable for both...

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  • New MCN July 1: Honda V4 in action!

    30 June 2009 by James Keen

    New MCN July 1: Honda V4 in action!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 1, we reveal spy shots of the Honda V4 in action and host an expert technical analysis of the new machine. Plus insiders tell MCN about Honda's other plans...

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  • Learners could lose right to ride alone

    30 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Learners could lose right to ride alone

    Learner motorcyclists face losing the right to ride unaccompanied under Government plans, according to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI). Plans to scrap the right are likely to be revealed...

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  • Ducati Desmosedici Day gets underway

    30 June 2009 by MCN

    Ducati Desmosedici Day gets underway

    Sixty Ducati Desmosedici RRs have just lined up in pit lane at Donington Park for the Ducati Desmosedici RR Day. Video: Ducati test rider laps Donington on a Desmosedici MCN editor Marc Potter will...

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  • Norton Commando Transformer

    30 June 2009 by Neil Shoosmith

    Back to the dark days of winter in January when we had snow lying on the ground, I was contacted by Steve Twist, a student from Bournemouth University as he wanted to make a short film for his Undergraduate Degree course in Computer Visualisation And Animation using a 'Classic Motorcycle'. He contacted me and came along to a Norton Owners Club Bournemouth Branch meeting to see if we could help him...

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  • Back into biking

    29 June 2009 by jimbus 451

    Back into biking

    I am just back to bikes after 9 years away, ordered a new triumph triple, only to find out that I'm no longer a license holder and must pay and retake test OUCH!! Too eager to get back on a bike, so...

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  • Loud pipes.

    29 June 2009 by gerry hatrick

    I had a bike with an aftermarket loud pipe and found car drivers treated me the same as they do now, even though I now use a bike with the standard factory exhaust. There's no difference in how I am treated on the road or in the way car drivers see me. The only difference is the way I am perceived by the people who matter (the police and the people who may complain about my noise) I ride a 4...

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  • Buy stunning Donington race photos

    29 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Buy stunning Donington race photos

    See something at the weekend’s WSB round and wish you’d had your camera? Want a picture of your favourite racer from Donington? Race photographers Double Red now have shots from the weekend’s race...

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  • Haslam story in paperback

    29 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Haslam story in paperback

    Rocket Men, the story of the Haslam racing dynasty, is published in paperback on July 30. Here’s the full blurb… Compare and buy motorcycle books 'Rocket' Ron Haslam started racing on the...

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  • New MotoGP book out this month

    29 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New MotoGP book out this month

    Rick Broadbent’s Ring of Fire is published in paperback on July 16. It’s the story of the whole MotoGP era. Here’s what the publishers have to say about it… Compare and buy motorcycle books Ring of...

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  • Skidmarx launch new range of crash protectors

    29 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx launch new range of crash protectors

    RD Moto crash protectors will be available to UK riders exclusively through Skidmarx. Engineered in the Czech Republic, RD Moto produce fittings for both road and track bikes; the road versions are...

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  • Dont judge a book by its cover.

    29 June 2009 by Adam Collison

    Dont judge a book by its cover.

    I wanted to tell you about my recent experience when buying a bike. Im a 24 and obviously look like I cant afford a motorbike despite the fact im a company director. I have been disappointed by the...

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  • Brembo get TÜV/ABE certification

    29 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Brembo get TÜV/ABE certification

    Brembo has obtained ABE homologation for its whole range of High Performance products for motorbikes, issued by the German Federal Authority for Road Transport on the certification of TÜV of...

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  • Bike confiscated for filtering

    29 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Bike confiscated for filtering

    An MCN reader has told how police gave him a warning under anti-social behaviour laws for filtering - and confiscated his bike the second time round. Reginald Austin, 45, from Liverpool, says he was...

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  • Rider casualties plummet

    29 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Rider casualties plummet

    Nearly 100 fewer motorcyclists were killed in 2008 than the year before, latest government figures show. Rider deaths fell 16% in a year from 588 in 2007 to 493 last year. In casualty reduction terms...

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  • Donington Planning Permission rubber stamped

    27 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Donington Planning Permission rubber stamped

    Donington Park hosts has overcome another hurdle in its bid to host the 2010 Formula One Grand Prix. Circuit boss Simon Gillett and landowner Tom Wheatcroft have signed a Section 106 Agreement –...

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  • MCN to test new Shoei XR1100

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    MCN to test new Shoei XR1100

    MCN is heading out to sunny Spain next week to test this, the all new Shoei XR1100 due to replace the hugely successful XR1000 helmet for 2010. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets As you can see from...

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  • Cool new Steve McQueen t-shirt

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Cool new Steve McQueen t-shirt

    Summer is here (believe it or not), so it’s a perfect time to get a cool retro biking t-shirt. So how about this new McQueen job? Available from Grand Prix Legends, it features the iconic image of the...

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  • Ped Baker's blog: The Tinkerer

    26 June 2009

    Ped Baker's blog: The Tinkerer

    Welcome to my blog. I’m the deputy editor of Motor Cycle News, fan of just about everything on two wheels and hopeless tinkerer. I own five bikes: Triumph X75 Hurricane Ducati 748SPS 1962 Vespa...

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  • Cool new Steve McQueen tee

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Cool new Steve McQueen tee

    Summer is here (believe it or not), so it’s a perfect time to get a cool retro biking t-shirt. So how about this new McQueen job? Available from Grand Prix Legends, it features the iconic image of the...

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  • Official accessory range for CBF125

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Official accessory range for CBF125

    The UK’s best selling motorcycle of 2009, the Honda CBF125, has just become even more versatile with the introduction of a new Honda Genuine Accessories top box – available in both 26 litre and 35...

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  • Moto Guzzi - fix your parts problem

    26 June 2009 by Anonymous

    Instead of trying to increase their model range Moto Guzzi should resolve their chronic parts supply issue. I'm aware of 3 dealers who have now given up the Moto Guzzi franchise, saying they cannot carry on as it's hurting their relations with customers. Having been dead keen on the Norge, (it's a beauty) I have now started looking for an alternative

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  • Perfect accessory for wet breakdowns

    26 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Perfect accessory for wet breakdowns

    Overboard's new 100% Waterproof Small Aqua Phone Case could be just what you need when you're stranded in the pouring rain at the roadside. The makers say you can still make and take phone calls when...

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  • Women’s summer jackets from BLH

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Women’s summer jackets from BLH

    BLH has introduced two new ladies summer jackets, designed to keep you cool whilst riding but without losing any of the safety features of a good quality motorcycle garment.   Both are...

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  • Plug-and-play traction control for £800

    26 June 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Plug-and-play traction control for £800

    Bazzaz Performance’s Z-Fi Traction Control system is designed for current Japanese supersport and superbikes and has been developed by Ammar Bazzaz, who helped Aussie Mat Mladin to his first three AMA...

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  • New Bering Lady Aero jacket

    26 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Bering Lady Aero jacket

    This is the new Lady Aero jacket from Bering – a riding garment designed for our British summer. It’s an evolution of the Lady Sunrise jacket with one major focus – ventilation. The front panels and...

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  • Calling all Vespa lovers

    26 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Calling all Vespa lovers

    Vespa: An Illustrated History, first published in 1993, has just been reissued, and now includes colour photographs. This appealingly quirky book captures the personality, individuality and style of...

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  • Weise Brooklands leather jacket

    26 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Weise Brooklands leather jacket

    Named after the world¹s first purpose-built motor racing circuit, the Brooklands leather jacket from Weise is a classically styled garment manufactured from full grain nappa leather, which is...

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