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Bike News (May 2009)

  • New Test - not that bad

    06 May 2009 by Lynsey

    Following all the hype last week re the new test I made myself sick on my way to the test centre last thursday, I was a complete wreck given I hadnt had the opportunity to practice. When I got there the examiner was very good, he calmed me down and i felt a tad better. I went out into the pad and to my surprise it didnt look anywhere near as daunting as I had thought, looking at the swerve test I...

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  • Tunnel Rip Off

    05 May 2009 by Steven Stewart

    I read with intrest about your man being charge 95 euro for traveling on the channel tunnel from france. Last Thursday I was charged 103 euro for myself and my bandit plus a good going over by customs. I honestly cant see the justification with this price for half an hours travel.

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  • Triumph Speed Triple bolt-ons from R&G

    05 May 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Triumph Speed Triple bolt-ons from R&G

    R&G Racing has a range of accessories (including the firm’s famed crash protection) to fit the class leading super naked Triumph Speed Triple. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

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  • Kawasaki Ninja 250R bolt-ons from R&G

    05 May 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Kawasaki Ninja 250R bolt-ons from R&G

    British bolt-on firm R&G Racing has just released details of a crash protection and accessories to fit the popular Kawasaki Ninja 250R. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

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  • Kawasaki owners track day at Mallory Park

    05 May 2009 by James Mostyn

    Kawasaki owners track day at Mallory Park

    Calling all Kawasaki owners! Focused Events is running a track day for you on Thursday May 21 at Mallory Park in the East Midlands. Not only is this an opportunity to spend the day on track and meet...

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  • Riding Ireland for charity

    05 May 2009 by Homer18s

    Riding Ireland for charity

    At the end of April six guys from Ballygowan PC set out on a trip around the 4 cardinal points of Ireland to raise funds for Kiwoko Hospital Uganda.

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  • Ducati Streetfighter bolt-ons from R&G

    05 May 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Ducati Streetfighter bolt-ons from R&G

    British legends of protection, R&G Racing have just released details of the full range of accessories to fit the all-new Ducati Streetfighter. Just click on the image to the right to see the full...

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  • New MCN May 6: Aprilia RSV4 on the road!

    05 May 2009 by James Keen

    New MCN May 6: Aprilia RSV4 on the road!

    The Aprilia RSV4 is put to the test on 415 miles of European tarmac in this week's MCN, on sale May 6. The trip "proved what an exceptional bike it is. But it also highlighted problems that...

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  • Desmosedici RR sighting

    05 May 2009 by Anonymous

    Desmosedici RR sighting

    When the story broke about Ducati going into manufacture of the GP9 or Desmosedici RR as it’s stamped on the bike, I only ever thought it would be a bike I'd get to see on show stands... A bike so...

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  • Swerve test violates health & safety

    04 May 2009 by Anonymous

    I am about to take my part 1 Motorcycle test and have been doing some reading about the hazard aviodance at 50km/h. Firstly as a 'born again biker' may I say during training I found it difficult and in six attempts did not achieve 50km (47 best). However reading a letter about the DSA accepting no liability for anyone injuring themselves left me perplexed to say the least. Section 3(1) of the...

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  • Swerve Test

    03 May 2009 by Anonymous

    Well yesterday I did my first training for the new part 1 Test. Oh boy, that swerve is most unnerving. I only have a 125 bike and did the little thing have to work its balls off to get to 50 km/h in the distance given, you'd be fine on the bigger bikes but I agree with what has been written here, you are soooooo preoccupied trying to get the speed and the distance between the trap and the cones is...

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  • Me and Paul Teutul from OCC

    01 May 2009 by chrism0511

    Me and Paul Teutul from OCC

    Me and Paul Teutul from Orange County Choppers at the unveiling of the Steve Wyrick bike (in the background) at planet hollywood hotel, Las Vegas.

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  • Suit review: Rukka Armax suit

    01 May 2009 by Simon Brown

    Suit review: Rukka Armax suit

    What’s good: The quality feel. The fabric feels tough yet doesn’t restrict your movement, the zips never snag, water never gets in and it still looks good as new (as it should, for the...

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  • Product review: Petzl Tikka Plus Head torch

    01 May 2009 by Ped Baker

    Product review: Petzl Tikka Plus Head torch

    What’s good: Invaluable for camping as both hands can be used for cooking, reading and, if you’re that way inclined, rolling fat ones. The three AAA batteries will keep the torch going for 150 hours...

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  • Stylish Barry Sheene holdall

    01 May 2009 by Rob Hull

    Stylish Barry Sheene holdall

    This holdall is designed and dedicated to the legendary Barry Sheene and has been produced in the same colours as Sheene’s ‘77 Suzuki. Compare and buy motorcycle products The holdall is officially...

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  • New Test Blues

    01 May 2009 by Chris Jenson

    Hi, I read with interest your story regarding a rider crash on the new test. Although I may not have broken my arm (best wishes to Adam for a speedy recovery), I definitely consider myself a victim of the new test too. I took one of the last old-style tests last after a week of DAS on a 500 and unfortunately failed on the classic silly error of not cancelling an indicator, something which I never...

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  • Newcastle to Land's End for charity

    01 May 2009 by Daveeboy

    I am completing a solo motorbike ride from 25th June to 28th June charity from Newcastle to Land's End and back. The charity I'm raising funds for the Children's Heart Unit Fund which are based on Ward 23, Freeman Hospital based in Newcastle. My daughter was born with several holes in her heart, her heart valves the wrong way round and she also has 1 lung. I raised funds last year by holding a...

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  • Official Rossi replica Yamaha R1 released

    01 May 2009 by Phil West

    Official Rossi replica Yamaha R1 released

    If this year’s crossplane crank Yamaha R1 wasn’t already tempting enough, Yamaha has now released factory MotoGP replica versions in the liveries of reigning world MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi and...

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