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Bike News (March 2009)

  • Roadtrip to Germany

    20 March 2009 by ianludwell

    Roadtrip to Germany

    Our trip to Germany via France in 06. From the left: Steve, Travis, Jurgen and John. 1800 miles in the week, resting at the peage in France, also trying to keep cool.

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  • Is your Driving Licence valid?

    20 March 2009 by shazhome

    Very Important for drivers…… Please pass on to all workers / volunteers. Unwitting motorists face £1,000 fines as thousands of photo card driving licences expire Thousands of motorists are at risk of being fined up to £1,000 because they are unwittingly driving without a valid licence. They risk prosecution after failing to spot the extremely small print on their photo card licence which says it...

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  • Hein Gericke launch deal website

    19 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Hein Gericke launch deal website

    Hein Gericke has launched a brand new website that’s aimed at getting the best deals on riding kit for us riders. 4THERIDE.co.uk gives motorcyclists the chance to take advantage of regular special...

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  • KBC launch Ed Hardy tattoo range

    19 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    KBC launch Ed Hardy tattoo range

    Ed Hardy has put his own marks on celebrities including David Beckham, Sylvester Stallone and Madonna, and now you can have a helmet with designs penned by the man himself. Marketed as Ed Hardy...

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  • Avirex Top Gun jacket

    19 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Avirex Top Gun jacket

    This jacket seems to have flown under the radar a bit – it’s an Avirex jacket based on the one worn by Tom Cruise in hit cult 80’s film, Top Gun. Grand Prix Legends have been selling this jacket with...

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  • Ventura give Monster 696 touring wings

    19 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Ventura give Monster 696 touring wings

    Luggage experts Ventura has put their knowledgeable minds to developing a touring kit for the middleweight Ducati Monster 696. Ventura has tired not to mess around too much with the weight...

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  • The New Motorcycle Test and DSA sites

    19 March 2009 by Anonymous

    The new test is due to be introduced by the DSA on the 27th April 2009. No problem. If they were prepared. The first noises the DSA made about introducing the test were in 2001 about implementation in 2005. Then in 2005 they postponed it for three years then again, as we know, for six months. In 2001 at the consultation meeting the DSA were fairly adamant that they would have all sites...

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  • Fuel Duty rise set to bring fuel tax to 71% in 2 weeks

    19 March 2009 by joeslow

    Reported in petrolprices.com blog: "In just 2 weeks fuel duty will rise again, bringing the total tax paid at the pumps to 71 pence in every pound - despite Prime Minister Gordon Brown promising not to raise fuel duty." So fuel prices go up putting more increases on the cost of living just when we don't need it. See the full report at: http://www.petrolprices.com/blog/  

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  • Cambodia Road Trip

    18 March 2009 by CamboSix

    Cambodia Road Trip

    Whilst living in Cambodia a few years ago me and my brother did a 1500km off road trip round the country on an XR and my trusty CRM. It was an amazing experience.

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  • Petition against introduction of 50mph NSL

    18 March 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Petition against introduction of 50mph NSL

    A petition against proposals to cut the single-carriageway national speed limit from 60mph to 50mph has gained thousands of signatures in days. Sign the petition here Just nine days after roads...

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  • New optical illusion motorcycle safety advert

    18 March 2009 by Steve Farrell

    New optical illusion motorcycle safety advert

    A new motorcycle TV safety advert uses optical illusions to warn drivers how carefully they need to look for motorcyclists at junctions. The Transport for London ad was devised after psychologists...

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  • Hear the Beautiful Norton Café

    18 March 2009 by Mike Nicks

    Hear the Beautiful Norton Café

    In the Colorado Norton Works, way up in the Rocky Mountains in the USA, they’re building a rare batch of probably the world’s most expensive Norton Commandos – at £27,300/$39,500 each. The bike is...

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  • MotoGP Results Guide 1949-2009

    17 March 2009 by Marc Abott

    MotoGP Results Guide 1949-2009

    This new hardback edition of the bible for anyone with an interest in MotoGP and its history has been published yearly for more than 20 years. Complete statistics for all current race categories (and...

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  • Davida Aviator Retro Pilot T3 Goggles

    17 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Davida Aviator Retro Pilot T3 Goggles

    Designed to fit smaller heads – specifically the small shell Davida Speedster and XS, S and M Jet helmets, these new T3 goggles fill a gap in the market. The Anglo-French collaboration between Davida...

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  • Ambulance chasers target bike accidents

    17 March 2009 by Anonymous

    Sirs, Usual story have ridden motorcycles for about 35 years. No accidents since I was a young tearaway. Had an accident last year where a woman failed to indicate right, was in the middle of the lane allowing her to stop traffic to let her friend out of the turning, lots of smiling and waving. She failed to see me stopped on her offside rear wing and as we moved off turned right without moving...

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  • Double standards

    17 March 2009 by tim long

    How is this for double standards?! I have just read in the scunthorpe evening telegraph that the Earl of yarborough has been banned from driving after hitting speeds 125mph in his bmw 750i on the a1. He admitted speeding near the cambridgeshire town of huntington november 27. lord charles pelham 45 and is said to be worth 70-million was fined £600 and banned from driving for 90 days Ii think...

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  • Scotland tour 2008

    17 March 2009 by Ian Bradley

    Scotland tour 2008

    We usually do two major tours a year - one south into France and another to Scotland. In the attached photo we can be found at the top of glenshee on the road from Blairgowrie to Braemar.

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  • Costly Sunday spin

    16 March 2009 by spindle

    Costly Sunday spin

    I thought i would share this picture of an unlucky sunday afternoon blast. On my way home going at 25mph I felt this wobble from the back wheel, i stopped and thought OMG! The tyre was not going...

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  • 12 month ban for killing a biker

    16 March 2009 by Aidan Jones

    12 months driving ban for killing a biker! check the link please, how can you kill someone and even after being convicted of driving without care not be adequately punished? the inquest reports a conclusion of "unhappy coincidence" the life of a UK biker comes cheap... http://www.eveningleader.co.uk/news/Wrexham-biker-killed-after-car.5075089.jp  

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  • Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike

    16 March 2009 by James Keen

    Video: Simon Pavey's Dakar bike

    Dakar veteran Simon Pavey explains the details of his customised BMW Xchallenge rally bike. Video: Walker Ecosse dakar truck tour What started life as a standard production motorcycle has...

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  • Kawasaki Zed owners club

    15 March 2009 by Steven Moore

    Kawasaki Zed owners club

    Hi there. I am on the admin team of the not long formed Kawasaki Zed owners club (www.zedoc.co.uk). We have a steadily growing membership from across the globe, and a very good technical section for...

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  • On bike entertainment system

    14 March 2009 by Bob Wills

    On bike entertainment system

    I pulled into Focus this morning in Nuneaton and saw this fantastic audio system in the car park!!! I quickly snapped a picture just before the proud owner came out (caught me). I have to share...

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  • Credit Crunch Biking Pt 2

    14 March 2009 by peterhenthorne

    Credit Crunch Biking Pt 2

    The old CBR1000F has now done its first busy month-1100 miles without problem. (See photo after a week!) It revs to the red line and goes up and down sweetly through the box. Read credit crunch...

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  • Great accessories for new Ducati Monster 1100

    13 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Great accessories for new Ducati Monster 1100

    Accessories for new Ducati Monster 1100 In preparation for the launch of Ducati’s all-new Streetfighter, we’ve been reminding ourselves what the Monster 1100S feels like. In short – it rocks. But,...

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  • Rolling Thunder – the history of CCM

    13 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Rolling Thunder – the history of CCM

    A new book on the history of the UK’s biggest off-road competition success story is due for publication this month. Rolling Thunder, CCM Motorcycles: The Odyssey, is a 208-page hardback published by...

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  • Reflective gear that actually works

    13 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Reflective gear that actually works

    Oxford has just announced a new reflective outer skin that won’t flap around or make you look like a courier. The Oxford Bright Top Active, beyond the obvious visibility benefits, also has a few...

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  • Cut-price riding kit from Lidl

    13 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Cut-price riding kit from Lidl

    From Monday, March 16, you’ll be able to buy riding kit and accessories while you pick up your groceries from Lidl! The new range will be available from selected stores (check www.lidl.co.uk for your...

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