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Bike News (October 2009)

  • Bikes on TV: October: 21-27

    20 October 2009 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October: 21-27

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed (used to be DRTE) DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MM...

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  • Badly named customs: The Bull Original Sickster

    20 October 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Bull Originals Inc. in Japan have made a neat job of kitting out this Harley-Davidson Sportster with Roland Sands’ line of parts – but then they named it the ‘Sickster’. Dodgy name aside, the 883 Sportster dodges chrome trinkets in favour of subtle colours neatly detailed with polished aluminium. There’s a 2-1 high level exhaust, RSD wheels, air-filter cover, sprocket and footrests, plus a...

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  • New SDoc 100 Corrosion Protectant

    19 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New SDoc 100 Corrosion Protectant

    With winter season about to kick in and the onslaught of salted roads, SDoc 100 has just released a new Corrosion Protectant just in time. Save cash on motorcycle cleaners Salt and water corrosion...

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  • Arai Five Year Competition winner announced

    19 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Arai Five Year Competition winner announced

    William ‘Arthur’ Taylor will receive a brand new Arai motorcycle helmet every year for the next five years after winning a national competition. Save cash on motorcycle helmets With a fantastic prize...

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  • Honda CX500 gets café cool

    19 October 2009 by Ped Baker

    Honda CX500 gets café cool

    It seems the most unlikely starting point for a café racer but these Honda CX500 engined bikes somehow pull off the look. Honda CX500s for sale Spotted on café racer blog 8negro the mods vary from a...

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  • MCN CBT giveaway

    19 October 2009 by MCN

    MCN CBT giveaway

    MCN are looking to giveaway one FREE motorcycling CBT as part of a case study for the Yorkshire Evening Post. The case study must be female, not already a biker and be willing to be photographed...

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  • Fox brings off-road cool to winter roads

    18 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Fox brings off-road cool to winter roads

    The AWG Pro jacket from godfathers of motocross, Fox, is ideal for road use if you're on a big trailie, or even a tourer. Available in all-black, the jacket is claimed waterproof, has waterproof...

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  • New Alpinestars all-weather gloves

    18 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Alpinestars all-weather gloves

    These new WR-V Gore-Tex gloves from Alpinestars are claimed to be roomy, and although made from textile are claimed to offer the protection qualities of leather. There's a soft velour insulated lining...

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  • Sidi cater for ladies in 2010

    18 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Sidi cater for ladies in 2010

    This very nicely detailed boot is the Sidi Vertigo Lady, a sport boot specifically designed for women. Save cash on motorcycle boots It’s almost an ideal spec sheet to that of the entry level of...

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  • Sidi release new bling Vortice boot

    18 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Sidi release new bling Vortice boot

    Well-known race boot manufacture Sidi has updated it’s high-level racing boot range with a futuristic version of the already cool looking Vortice boot. Save cash on motorcycle boots It has a Lorica...

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  • New Sidi adventure boot for 2010

    18 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Sidi adventure boot for 2010

    Italian boot firm Sidi’s new range for 2010 is led by an entirely new Adventure boot (see right), designed for big trailie owners. Save money on motorcycle boots The adventure boot is made from...

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  • Extreme heat for all-year riding

    18 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Extreme heat for all-year riding

    Alpinestars' Tech Heated Vest would probably keep your core temperature high at the North Pole, let alone the A1 near Doncaster. Save cash on motorcycle base layers It's powered by your bike's...

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  • Fox could get you out of a hole

    18 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Fox could get you out of a hole

    Ever got caught in a shower that lasted 20 minutes but was enough to soak both you and your kit for the next four hours? Save £££s on motorcycle clothing The Fox MX Fluid jacket could be your...

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  • 25% off winter gloves at Hein Gericke

    18 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    25% off winter gloves at Hein Gericke

    Hein Gericke is knocking out its waterproof gloves with 25% off until October 31. Save money on motorcycle gloves To see the top 10 waterproof gloves as voted for by 12,000 MCN readers, make sure you...

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  • Brad Pitt's latest custom

    16 October 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Brad Pitt's latest custom

    This is the bike Shinya Kimura dreamt up when Brad Pitt asked him “what are you going to make me next?”. Built around a mid-1970s Ducati 750, the polished metal machine – whose price is a closely...

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  • Weise release new Laser jacket

    16 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Weise release new Laser jacket

    The new Laser textile jacket from Weise is designed to cope with varying conditions, combining an Isotex drop liner with a quilted thermal lining and external vents. Isotex is a waterproof, windproof...

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  • Shocking Barack Obama

    16 October 2009 by Ped Baker

    In a clever piece of global PR, a product designer at Brammo Inc, a US firm that builds zero emission motorcycles, is riding one of his electric bikes 590 miles from Michigan to Washington DC in an effort to meet with US president Barack Obama. Brian Wismann, together with advertising exec Dave Schiff started their journey from Wayne County airport in Michigan Last Monday on a mission to publicise...

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  • Nolan to release Fiat 500 lid

    16 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Nolan to release Fiat 500 lid

    Nolan has officially unveiled this ultra cool new Fiat 500 design on the N20 Traffic lid. This polycarbonate lid has a removable and washable lid, but it’s the helmet graphic that’s the eye-catcher...

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  • Yamaha leathers leathers prices halved

    16 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Yamaha leathers leathers prices halved

    For a limited period, Yamaha are now offering a staggering 50 per cent off the recommended retail price of its Professional one-piece and Makó two-piece leather suits throughout its network of...

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  • Harley/Buell latest - MV to be sold!

    15 October 2009 by Phil West

    Harley/Buell latest - MV to be sold!

    In another astonishing development, it has emerged that Harley-Davidson is to sell Italian brand MV Agusta with immediate effect. The news follows the shock announcement of the closure of Buell – also...

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  • EDZ launch Yeti jacket

    15 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    EDZ launch Yeti jacket

    Made from a double sided hairy fleece, the EDZ Yeti Fleece is claimed to be warmer than a conventional fleece jacket and yet is no bulkier. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing That means it’s an ideal...

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  • ‘Ride Aid’ to help cancer patients

    15 October 2009 by Luke FitzGerald

    ‘Ride Aid’ to help cancer patients

    Seven riders on Buell Ulysses’ are taking part in a “gruelling” trip to raise £25,000 for a Newcastle hospital. The Newcastle Harley-Davidson and Buell dealership has arranged the journey which...

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  • Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

    15 October 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Honda dealers slash £4,000 off price of DN-01

    Honda’s automatic cruiser the DN-01 has had £4,000 wiped of its list price. When it was launched the v-twin carried a £10,521 price tag. Today you can pick a 59 plate model for just £6,695. Doble’s...

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  • Harley-Davidson closes Buell

    15 October 2009 by Phil West

    Harley-Davidson closes Buell

    In an astonishing move Harley-Davidson has stopped all Buell production and no more Buells will be built – ever! The announcement was made this afternoon by company founder Erik Buell himself in a...

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  • Riding on the pavement

    15 October 2009 by Anonymous

    We park our bikes at work on the hard-standing forecourt in front of our office. To do this we have to cross the pavement. We are directly opposite the Police station, we have been here over 10 years, they have never said anything. As far as I am concerned if you are being considerate to pedestrians why should you not be able to do it ? We also park our cars there. We cannot get a dropped kerb...

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  • Oxford battery charger video released

    15 October 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford products has just released a video to promote the Oximiser 900 battery charger and to let current or prospective owners get the most out of theirs. Save money on battery chargers

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  • Shark officially launches 2010 line

    15 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Shark officially launches 2010 line

    Shark UK recently unveiled its 2010 helmet range at its Dorset headquarters to an audience of media and loyal Shark racers including Ryan Farquhar, Ian Lowry, James Westmoreland, Sylvain Guintoli and...

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  • Kiddimoto launch kid’s helmets

    14 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Kiddimoto launch kid’s helmets

    For safety conscious parents, Kiddimoto launches a range of stylish yet highly practical helmets. The most important part of your body to safeguard whilst riding a motorcycle is surely your head, and...

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  • Free Dainese kit with Yamahas at Infinity

    14 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Free Dainese kit with Yamahas at Infinity

    Customers buying a 2008 or 2009 model Yamaha R1 or R6 from Infinity Motorcycles can choose up to £1000-worth Dainese stock absolutely free.  Save money on motorcycle gear The offer is subject...

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