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Bike News (March 2009)

  • Win an R6 signed by the big names in rock

    09 April 2009 by MCN

    Win an R6 signed by the big names in rock

    Mad about music? Crazy about motorcycles? Fancy a piece of rock and roll history? View the Kerrang R6 auction Place the highest bid for a fabulous 2008 Yamaha R6 signed by some of the world’s top...

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  • Tiger woes in NZ

    31 March 2009 by kiwikeith

    On August the 31st last year I took my 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050, done 29,000ks, to my Triumph dealer to investigate a rather loud metalic knock in the motor upon cold start, which started at around 20k miles. To cut a very long story short, the three pistons and liners had deep scores in them and were replaced. I was told that a crook batch of pistons and liners had made their way to the...

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  • 1950s boat becomes bike trailer

    31 March 2009 by Paul Vanderhook

    1950s boat becomes bike trailer

    We at GSS Motorcycle Carriers and Recovery are quite particular when it comes to our Motorcycle Transport, we run a Independent Motorcycle Carrier Service, so when I first saw the “boat” my heart sank...

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  • Driver banned for slow driving

    31 March 2009 by eatcs01

    Driver banned after driving at 10mph, in a 50&  60mph area. His eyesight was so bad he could only read a number plate from 3 meters away: 83-year-old banned after driving at 10mph  

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  • Have you seen this Benelli TNT?

    31 March 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Have you seen this Benelli TNT?

    MCN readers are being asked to help track down a murderer by reporting any sightings of this Benelli TNT 1130 to the police. The red and black 900cc TNT, registration LJ04 WLD, was used in a double...

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  • Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 2

    31 March 2009 by Luke Wilkins

    Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes part 2

    Motorbike: Yamaha FZ-1 CC: 1000 Miles: 250ish Fun Level: Uber Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!! Is that an excitable enough start for you?? I knew when I started these diaries, I would a. have a lot of fun...

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  • Busy schedule for Ducati tester

    31 March 2009 by Andy Downes

    Busy schedule for Ducati tester

    Ducati test rider Vito Guareschi has barely had a chance to sit still for the past two weeks as he has gone from road bike launch to race bike testing and even rode from one track to another on the...

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  • KTM puts 50% of workforce on part-time work

    31 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    KTM puts 50% of workforce on part-time work

    KTM is putting nearly half of its workforce on part-time work from May until August, effectively losing two months of motorcycle production. The cut in hours will affect a wide range of staff from...

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  • Interview: Jodie Marsh talks bikes

    31 March 2009 by MCN

    Interview: Jodie Marsh talks bikes

    TV celebrity Jodie Marsh speaks out in an exclusive interview about bikes, knee-down with Ron Haslam and the Harley way of life. Jodie took part in an MCN cruiser road test this week when the Yamaha...

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  • Roland Sands Fireblade worth '$1 million'

    31 March 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    In a new on-line interview Roland Sands claims the stunning 2008 Honda Fireblade special, built for charity, is worth $1 million. See the video here Sand’s made the claim in a video released to promote the bike, which is being raffled for an American children’s cancer charity. He talks viewers through the bike’s one off parts, including new RSD Mission wheels, Vortex brake levers and a Hot...

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  • Hotel for bikers open in USA

    31 March 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Hotel for bikers open in USA

    A new luxury boutique hotel has been officially launched…for bikers! The Iron Horse Hotel, in Milwaukee, USA, offers all the usual amenities associated with a high end hotel along with special...

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  • Oxford launch R9 Sports boots

    31 March 2009 by James Keen

    Oxford launch R9 Sports boots

    Oxford have launched the waterproof R9 Sports boots which cost £99.99. The R9's use Hipora breathable waterporrfing technology and carry the oxford bone dry label. The full lenght zipper also has a...

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  • Design your own Rossi lid site goes live

    31 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Design your own Rossi lid site goes live

    As exclusively revealed to you by MCN over a month ago, Dainese and AGV has launched the website where you can design and buy your own Rossi-style lid. Compare and buy motorcycle products Using the...

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  • Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour

    30 March 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour

    The guys from the Walker Ecosse rally team take us on a tour of their Dakar truck. Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike Stuart Walker, team Co-Ordinator, and rider Simon Pavey were displaying their...

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  • Motorcycle parking at supermarkets

    30 March 2009 by mr douglas Cormack

    Have you tried to find a designated parking bay at your local hypermarket or supermarket? Tesco/M&S Brookfield Farm Cheshunt have undertaken a massive refit recently but no designated parking bays. I raised this with customer services during construction and again three times, Twice they gave me a ref no, but to date no response. But they now are putting parking tickets on illegally parked...

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  • Piaggio top cases for scooters

    30 March 2009 by MCN Newsdesk

    Piaggio top cases for scooters

    Piaggio is launching a range of tailor made top cases for their bikes. The top cases are made from injection moulded plastic and have lockable lids. They range in size from...

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  • Smash up a biker for only £150.00

    30 March 2009 by gazzarossi

    Smash up a biker for only £150.00

    I was outraged to hear that the driver of a car who caused my son Gareth serious injuries, got away with paying £150 for a driver awareness course and all prosecution was dropped! After talking to...

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  • Sunday morning on your knees

    29 March 2009 by Tvr65

    Another sunny sunday and how its gone to waste, i didnt get to feel the wind at speed across my face, instead i got to polish and make my two wheels shine, suppose its not that wasted then - I got to kneel before my v4 shrine!

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  • Fun in Essex

    29 March 2009 by garry

    Fun in Essex

    The second works ride out of the year, having endured a muck and crud run in feb. It was great to ride the roads of Essex in the March sun - fantastic ride out.

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  • Reading MCN with a nice view of everest!

    27 March 2009 by nathan35uk

    Reading MCN with a nice view of everest!

    Just thought I'd send a pic of me reading MCN, it was taken on a trip to everest basecamp in a place called tenboche, which is a bhuddist monastry high in the hymalayas. The top of mount everest is...

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  • Dangerous junction in Leeds

    27 March 2009 by Anonymous

    I have never had an accident on my bike. But I have been nearly run of the road by two car drivers in the last week doing exactly the same thing. Going round the one way system in Leeds there is a split in the three lane road where the right hand lane goes straight on down a single lane road and the other to lanes go left. The lanes are clearly marked with arrows. Both times i was in the right...

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  • Wolfhounds Western US cruise

    27 March 2009 by campbellferrier

    Wolfhounds Western US cruise

    Recent trip to the US San Francisco - Pacific Highway - Los Angeles -Route 66 - Las Vegas - Yosemite, undertaken by 10 of us "Wolfhounds".

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  • The history of BMW's wonky headlights

    27 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    The history of BMW's wonky headlights

    New spy shots have shown that BMW’s S1000RR will continue the firm’s proud tradition of asymmetrical headlights.  The shots show that the right-hand side headlight is smaller than the left...

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  • New Prexport Sonic Sport Boots in White

    27 March 2009 by MCN Newsdesk

    New Prexport Sonic Sport Boots in White

    Prexport has introduced a white version of their best selling Sonic sports boot, to partner the latest Arctic colour schemes on machines like Honda's CBR1000RR Fireblade, Suzuki's GSX-R600 and...

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  • A pain in the bum

    26 March 2009 by Royce Sutton

    On the 31st January this year, I attended the MCN show at Excel where I ordered and paid £170.00 for a custom motorcycle seat, from P & P seating ltd. The sales person that recieved the order told me to ring at the end of February if I had not heard anything. Having not heard from them I rang. I was then told that the base had arrived and that they would begin to manufacture the seat. I have...

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  • Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes

    26 March 2009 by Luke Wilkins

    Blog: Kerrang's Luke Wilkins on bikes

    Subject: Suzuki “Gladius” SVF650 Miles: 356 Furthest Place ridden too: Luton Oddest place taken too: Portway (Birmingham Bee’s Training ground....rugby players are just odd) Top Speed attained:...

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