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Bike News (June 2009)

  • Arai tops bike helmet satisfaction survey

    12 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Arai tops bike helmet satisfaction survey

    For the eleventh consecutive year, Arai has come out on top of the JD Power and Associates 2009 Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Study, further cementing the brand’s long-held position as the world’s...

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  • Video Report: "Loopy Tuesday" (9th June 09)

    11 June 2009 by ojosef

    Thanks to all of you that came to the demo on Tuesday, and those that were there in spirit. This time we go round and round and round and round, if you were there in person you might be in the 5 minute video report! Have a watch of it here. Next up is another round of objections, the motorcycle/scooter parking tax scheme in Westminster City Council has been varied as we all know. This requires...

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  • Avon VP2 get thumbs up

    11 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Avon VP2 get thumbs up

    Avon Tyres' VP2 tyres are just the ticket for this season's trackday addicts, say the experts – including a three-time British champion. The British-based tyre specialists have the new VP2 range in a...

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  • Rossi MCN registration plate

    11 June 2009 by Moony

    Rossi MCN registration plate

    Traveling to Hospital one morning the ambulance driver and I saw the this car in front of us in Bushy, Herts. So I thought I'd send you a photo of it. Could it be the man himself or one of...

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  • In the pink: helmets for women

    11 June 2009

    In the pink: helmets for women

    OK, we know not all women want to wear pink, but manufacturers are now clearly thinking of women riders and pillions when it comes to their paintschemes. Here's three that are guaranteed to keep the...

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  • GAP Security get Thatcham approval

    11 June 2009

    GAP Security get Thatcham approval

    GAP Security, the UK’s largest independent vehicle security dealer, is now a Thatcham Recognised Installer. Following the recent demise of the VSIB (Vehicle Security Installation Board), Thatcham,...

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  • Limited edition Toseland print released

    11 June 2009

    Limited edition Toseland print released

    James Toseland, Britain's leading motorbike racer and double World Superbike Champion, has been captured in an oil painting by award-winning artist, Glenn Badham. Commissioned by Odeon International...

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  • Yamaha equip Majesty 400

    11 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Yamaha equip Majesty 400

    Yamaha has announced a new line-up of genuine accessories available for the new 2009 Majesty 400. The new selection of genuine Yamaha accessories which includes heated grips, screens, top box,...

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  • Motohaus bring in ROK adjustable straps

    10 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Motohaus bring in ROK adjustable straps

    ROK ‘flat stretch straps’ are designed specifically for motorcycles to combine the best aspects of traditional bungee and tie-down straps in a simple to use package. They have four key advantages...

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  • Lowering kit for Yamaha WR125

    10 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Lowering kit for Yamaha WR125

    Yamaha has just launched a new lowering kit for the WR125 – perfect for short-in-the-leg new riders and women bikers. The new lowering kit, which is designed to fit both the WR125R and X models,...

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  • Weise launch new two-piece rainsuit

    10 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Weise launch new two-piece rainsuit

    Weise has added a lightweight two-piece rainsuit to their range of motorcycle clothing that includes many practical features at a great value price. Manufactured from lightweight nylon so it is easy...

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  • Video: History of Dainese D-Air airbag safety jacket

    09 June 2009

    MCN's senior road tester Adam Child has spent the afternoon with TT star Guy Martin as he tested the all new Dianese D-Air airbag suit recently revealed in MCN.   "It was a bizarre experience, more like the launching of a rocket rather than official testing of the new D-air suit. "Guy was wired into a small control box, and after a space shuttle launch 3,2,1 the suit was activated. "There...

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  • Spyke back with UK distributor

    05 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Spyke back with UK distributor

    You may have noticed it’s gone a little quiet on the Spyke front in recent months? Well that’s because they split from long standing UK distributor Feridax last year and until now haven’t had a UK...

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  • Michael Dunlop’s Norton TT’09 lid

    05 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Michael Dunlop’s Norton TT’09 lid

    This is the helmet Michael Dunlop will use to pilot the Norton at this year’s Senior TT race. The helmet itself is the top of the range Arai RX7-GP, but it’s the paint scheme that we love! Compare...

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  • Dainese Museum: Picture Special

    05 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Dainese Museum: Picture Special

    In last week’s MCN we told you about the crashed leather museum at the Dainese factory in Molvena, Italy. Suits spanning half a century are showcased in the room planted at the back of the...

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  • TT beats credit crunch

    04 June 2009 by John Westlake

    TT beats credit crunch

    As MCN's reporters strapped their bikes to the Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry last night, one thing was clear: the credit crunch does not seem to be affecting the TT. As you can see from the pic, the...

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  • Metzeler showcase new Racetec tyre at TT

    04 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Metzeler showcase new Racetec tyre at TT

    The new Racetec with Interact™ technology tyre was launched earlier this year prior to the opening round of the ViSK British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. The patented technology and...

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  • AGV bring Rossi’s head to Mugello

    04 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    AGV bring Rossi’s head to Mugello

    Don’t worry, the eight-time World Champion hasn’t been decapitated – this is the cast of Valentino Rossi’s head that AGV uses to custom build each of the Fiat Yamaha rider’s race helmets. Compare and...

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  • RS Taichi release new race glove

    04 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    RS Taichi release new race glove

    Japanese manufacturer RS Taichi has released a new race glove to their range called the NXT046 GP Evo Racing glove. The glove is made from genuine kangaroo leather and polyester has has TPU plastic...

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  • Poll: Should the swerve test be banned?

    04 June 2009 by James Keen

    Poll: Should the swerve test be banned?

    The new motorcycle test has sparked a heated debate - is the swerve test fundamentally unsafe, or does the problem lie elsewhere? Have your say in our online poll below. The new motorcycle test...

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  • Pipercross filters for new ’09 metal

    04 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Pipercross filters for new ’09 metal

    Here are the three latest air filters to come out of Pipercross – all brand new, all for new for 2009 machinery. Pipercross air filters are claimed to consistently outperform paper and cotton-gauze...

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  • Oakley Ducati sunglasses prices slashed

    03 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Oakley Ducati sunglasses prices slashed

    Grand Prix Legends has reduced the price of some of the outgoing Ducati Oakley range. The Italian bike manufacture has had a long-standing relationship with the eyewear fashion company. The Casey...

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  • Get ready for TT’09

    03 June 2009 by Rob Hull

    Get ready for TT’09

    With the 2009 TT set to kick off, why not get into the mood of things by getting yourself some official TT’09 merchandise? Compare and buy motorcycle clothing These are the only clothing items for...

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  • Fitting Ventura luggage

    03 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Want to know how simple it is to fit a Ventura luggage system? Compare and buy motorcycle luggageJust watch and learn...    

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  • 10% off all Shoei helmets

    03 June 2009 by Marc Abbott

    10% off all Shoei helmets

    At last, some good news – Shoei has just reduced the price of all their helmets by a minimum of 10%, with the range topping X-Spirit now £60 cheaper. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets Shoei’s UK...

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  • Bikes can’t save Terminator Salvation

    03 June 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Bikes can’t save Terminator Salvation

    Even killer motorcycles can’t save Terminator Salvation. The fourth Terminator film is the first set after machines have taken over the world, when terminators run amok. There are flying ones,...

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