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Bike News (March 2009)

  • New GPR exhaust for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    06 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New GPR exhaust for 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R

    UK distributor Moto Legends has announced a new slip-on GPR exhaust for the new Kawasaki ZX-6R, that’s claimed to boost power by 7bhp at 14,000rpm to an astonishing potential 122bhp (MCN got a...

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  • MCN Biking Britain: results in MCN, March 11

    06 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    MCN Biking Britain: results in MCN, March 11

    On Wednesday, March 11, the new-look MCN hits the shops, with some of the most indepth product reviews we’ve ever had. Who’s written them? You! Compare and buy over 60,000 products in the MCN...

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  • Arrow pipe for Suzuki Gladius

    06 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Arrow pipe for Suzuki Gladius

    Arrow exhausts has tied into the new single-make Suzuki Gladius Cup in Italy and become the official exhaust part for the newly launched championship.  Arrow already supply systems for the...

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  • New site for Scottish bikers

    05 March 2009 by Anonymous

    New site for Scottish bikers

    A new website forum for motorcyclists Scotland wide has recently launched. www.Scottishbikers.co.uk hopes to become the internet home of all bikers Scotland wide. There are many regional and...

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  • Joey tattoo

    05 March 2009 by Andy Matthews

    Joey tattoo

    This is a picture of my dad's (Paul Matthews) Joey Dunlop tattoo. He had it as a tribute to Joey and likes to show everybody, so what better way to show all bikers than in the New look MCN?!

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  • Rate your kit!

    05 March 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Rate your kit!

    Do you have a helmet you’ll never part with? Or have you worn the same pair of boots for 10 years? Equally, is there a product that you’d never use again? MCN wants you to get involved right here in...

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  • Stolen in London area - Red Triumph Sprint ST

    05 March 2009 by Dominic

    Yesterday afternoon someone stole my beloved Red year 2000 Triumph Sprint from the underground carpark at work in West London. I've only had it just over a month - I'm completely gutted. Today the Police told me that it has been spotted riding around carparks in South London. If anyone around that area spots it I would be very grateful if you would call the police asap and let them know. The reg...

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  • Retro Vespa T-shirt released

    05 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Retro Vespa T-shirt released

    An icon as a retro brand, Vespa has added to its fashion line with a new range of T-shirts that has just become available in the UK. They’ve gone back to their Italian roots with a classic design on...

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  • Dainese launch Rossi-replica riding kit

    05 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Dainese launch Rossi-replica riding kit

    Not only can you now buy your own personalised Rossi-style AGV Face helmet, you can also emulate the six-times premier class world champion with a full-on replica riding outfit from Dainese. The...

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  • Suzi Perry Get Well Soon

    05 March 2009 by 1000TT

    Until Yesterday I had no idea that the gorgeous Suzi Perry had been ill, very ill, in fact nearly gravely ill. What a terrible thing to happen and I'm sure all you guys out there feel the same. We are all very happy that you are on the recovery list and hope to see you back doing what you like best, commentating on the MOPTOGP and being involved in the gadget show etc. Go and relax and get well...

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  • Testing!

    04 March 2009 by chris radcliffe

    My brother-in-law (ironic really...in-law!) sent me an e-mail the other night, I relayed it on to my bike mad brother because it was so side splitting and he said I should PASS it on to you guys... Here goes nothing... Hi Chris, Hope things are going well for you all. I took my bike test last week, with the examiner following me in an unmarked car... As we drove past the hospital in Kings Lynn, I...

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  • Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

    04 March 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Cyril Despres' Dakar check list

    It's hard to know what to pack when going on a motorcycle adventure, we asked multiple Dakar winner Cyril Despres what he packed for the famous rally. Cyril won the Dakar rally in 2005 and...

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  • Judge Discriminates against Motorcyclists!

    03 March 2009 by richlees2001

    Judge Discriminates against Motorcyclists!

    I as many bikers recently read about the biker caught speeding at 122mph. This he did whilst carrying his son as a pillion passenger. He was banned from riding/driving for 18 month driving ban and a 6...

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  • £7600 race kit for KTM RC8R

    03 March 2009 by Andy Downes

    £7600 race kit for KTM RC8R

    KTM has released three different race kits for the 1190 RC8R for superbike, club racers and superstock racers. Costs range from £2561 for the Club Race kit through to a whopping £7600 for the...

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  • Electric Aprilia RS125 is the father of the TTX01

    03 March 2009 by Guy Procter

    The TTX01 could well be the most famous electric motorcycle in the world, following its promotional duties for this year’s world-first zero-emission motorcycle race. But it isn’t the first electric bike to come out of the Peacehaven Electric Vehicle Workshop. That honour goes to this kermit-green Aprilia RS125, with claimed performance comparable to the delicious petrol-power zinger itself.

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  • New Berik one-piece race suit

    03 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Berik one-piece race suit

    The new LS1-7932 is the latest Berik offering. The leather is 1.1 to 1.3mm premium grade cowhide. The stand-out feature for this suit however is the Dainese W-Frame-style Kevlar-elastic PU stretch...

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  • Landmark motorcycle crash causation study progressing slowly in America's heartland

    03 March 2009 by Jeff Cobb

    Note: This is a long article because it covers what may be the single most important development in motorcycle safety in the U.S. today. For the past several years, making the Motorcycle Crash Causation Study happen has been the focus of the motorcycle enthusiast and community groups, U.S. transportation agencies, and one of their top safety-oriented priorities. Feb. 26, 2009 By Jeff Cobb...

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  • Mobile speed camera on the M2

    02 March 2009 by Dave Manser

    Right at the very end of the M2 in kent there's a mobile speed camera van parked up on the hard shoulder, within the road works area! The van is under a bridge just before the M2 ends and becomes the A299.

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  • 122mph biker jailed for six months

    02 March 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    122mph biker jailed for six months

    A biker has been sentenced to six months in prison for riding at 122mph with his 14 year-old son pillion. Robert Bennett was sentenced earlier today (Monday 2 March) to six months in prison as well as...

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  • Arlen Ness suit developed by Troy Bayliss!

    02 March 2009 by Rob Hull

    Arlen Ness suit developed by Troy Bayliss!

    Arlen Ness’ LS1-7864 race suit could be the most advanced cowhide one-piece to emerge in 2009 – and it’s all thanks to intelligence gained through Troy Bayliss’ final championship-winning year in...

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  • Win a Kawasaki ZX-6R and personal plate

    02 March 2009 by James Keen

    Win a Kawasaki ZX-6R and personal plate

    MCN has teamed up with P&H Motorcycles and DVLA Registrations to give away a Kawasaki ZX-6R plus a Personalised Registration plate of your choice. Click here to enter This prize is worth over...

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  • Lest we forget - BMW K1200 Woes

    01 March 2009 by boxertwin

    Lest we forget the amount of issues that people have experienced with the BMW K1200 Range of bikes and get all excited with the K1300. BMW have let down a significant number of riders with bikes of a sub-standard build quality. You only need to log onto club sites such as wwww.eurokclub.com to see the number of people with prematurely failing clutches, radiators, air boxes, engines and various...

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