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Bike News (October 2009)

  • New 2010 Ducati ‘80s Jacket

    08 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New 2010 Ducati ‘80s Jacket

    This gorgeous leather technical jacket is the entry level riding jacket in the new range. Save money on leather jackets Ducati could have shot themselves in the foot though, because it’s probably...

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  • Don’t miss the Get Geared Open Day

    08 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Don’t miss the Get Geared Open Day

    This coming weekend is the next Open Day instalment from product dealer, Get Geared. Save money on motorcycle gear Taking place on Sunday (October 11th) from 10am to 4pm, the guest star for the day...

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  • Avon tyres pass round the World test

    08 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Avon tyres pass round the World test

    International motorcycle traveller Sam Manicom has navigated his way around the world on Avon Gripster tyres. Save money on motorcycle tyres The 50-year-old adventurer left home back in 1992 on a...

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  • Kawasaki goes into PR overdrive about new Z1000

    08 October 2009 by Andy Downes

    Kawasaki has obviously spent some serious time getting the press release for the all-new Z1000 written and we were most amused to read some of the official information about the bike. The Z1000 was officially unveiled on Monday 5 October and can now be seen with full information in the October 7 issue of MCN. According to the press release Kawasaki says: “Where its predecessor formed the image of...

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  • New MCN October 7: New 2010 Kawasakis

    07 October 2009 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN October 7: New 2010 Kawasakis

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 7, we have pictures and full specifications for Kawasakis 2010 bike range. The new bikes include a new 1043cc Z1000 with an aluminium chassis, the new...

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  • North Wales Police - my reply to their response.

    06 October 2009 by GuyGlover

    Dear Mr Shannon, Thank your for your letter dated the 28th September, replying to my letter to Mr Polin. I addressed my letter to Mr Polin personally and look forward to his reply once he arrives. However, something in your letter vividly stands out as the root cause of the problem. You say, “The safety of all our communities is and will continue to be, our primary concern”. I find this very...

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  • New motorcycle parking bay

    05 October 2009 by Nick Aird

    New motorcycle parking bay

    This extremeley well thought out motorcycle parking area has been included in a new car park at The Sutton Bonnington campus of The University of Nottingham. I wonder who will be brave enough to use...

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  • MCN in Cornwall

    04 October 2009 by Jim

    MCN in Cornwall

    Mal, Ade, Gaz, Steve, Jim 1 & Jim 2 out on the autumn bike tour stop off in Sennen Cove, Cornwall to read MCN.

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  • MCN on honey moon

    04 October 2009 by William Paul Biggart

    MCN on honey moon

    I got married on Wednesday 09/09/2009 to my beautiful wife Ann. I enclose a photo at entrance of the church. I was not allowed to bring my beloved RC30 into the church foyer. We have just returned...

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  • MCN Live Skeg Vegas; we want your stories

    04 October 2009 by MCN

    MCN Live Skeg Vegas; we want your stories

    We want to hear about what you got up to at MCN Live ‘Skeg Vegas’. Did you enjoy the ride out? Or perhaps Bad Manners tickled your fancy? Did you strike it lucky at the fun casino? To submit your...

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  • Datatag launch updated security system

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Datatag has developed an improved security system which contains an invisible ultraviolet etching system – like that offered by Retaina Group -, a forensic DNA solution and a new combination if its’ electronic ‘Datatags’. Keep your bike safe with motorcycle security The new ‘UV’ system, which actually etches a permanent UV mark into the bodywork, is virtually invisible to the naked eye and once...

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  • New Vespa flag helmets

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Vespa flag helmets

    Vespa introduced a new range of 'Flag' helmets to its range of rider equipment. There are four designs available – in the national colours of Brazil, Jamaica, Japan and the USA. Strangely no Italian...

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  • New BMW R1200GS sound system revealed

    02 October 2009 by John Westlake

    New BMW R1200GS sound system revealed

    This is the new sound system that BMW must fit for 2010. Well, it is according to MCN reader James Woodroffe. Excellent work James. If you have made similarly dramatic ‘improvements’ to your GS, we...

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  • First 2010 new bike Akrapovic

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    First 2010 new bike Akrapovic

    Akrapovic has released early shots of the first silencer for a new-in-2010 bike, the Yamaha YZ450F. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts It looks like there’ll only be a slip-on for the...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

    The man who plunges a flag into the gravel at circuits he wins at is paying tribute to the man to first stick a flag on the moon this weekend at Estoril. Compare and buy motorcycle helmets In order...

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  • Do you want to work for Oxford Products?

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Do you want to work for Oxford Products?

    UK motorcycle accessory brand, Oxford, has had a position become available in Scotland, managing the sales of the firms wide portfolio of products within a large and successful area. As well as...

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  • New Ventura luggage for Triumph Thunderbird

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Ventura luggage for Triumph Thunderbird

    With its 1600cc engine, relaxed riding position and impressive tank range the Triumph Thunderbird has excellent touring potential.  Compare and buy motorcycle luggage  Ventura now offer an...

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  • New 2010 Cold Killers range

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New 2010 Cold Killers range

    Cold Killers have re-engineered their entire collection of Men’s and Women’s windproof base layer clothing for an even better fit. Keep cool with base layers With a well-established reputation for...

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  • Video: Triumph Rocket III Roadster promo

    02 October 2009 by Trevor Franklin

    Triumph's 2300cc Rocket III was launched in 2004 and has been seen in three guises up to now|: Rocket III, Classic and Tourer. For 2010 the original Rocket III and Classic are to disappear, making way for a completely new beast, the Rocket Roadster.   The Roadster loses the cruiser appeal of chromed and polished metal and feet forward riding stance for something a shade more brutish. Black...

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  • Video: Head-down is the new knee-down!

    02 October 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Think you’re a bit special because you can get your knee down? This mystery Japanese rider still makes you look rubbish. Not content with knee or even elbow dragging, he’s using his diminutive Honda NSR50 to ride in small circles pivoting around his head on the floor! There’s also a display from another rider rear-wheel steering in very small knee-down circles. Unless you can prove you’re any...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    Jorge Lorenzo pays Moon-landing tribute

    The man who plunges a flag into the gravel at circuits he wins at is paying tribute to the man to first stick a flag on the moon this weekend at Estoril. In order to celebrate the 40 year anniversary...

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  • New Polini Vespa cylinder kits

    02 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Polini Vespa cylinder kits

    VE( UK) has just received a new full range of classic Vespa cylinder kit stock from Italy giants, Polini. The Italian brand well associated with exhaust kits for scooters and smaller capacity machines...

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  • Off Road

    01 October 2009 by Marcus Kingma

    Dutch Dakar specialist Arjan Brouwer organised a Off Road day in Holland. I made the following impression....

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  • My off-road crash

    01 October 2009 by barry ayres

    My off-road crash

    Back in 1982 I flipped my bike at a grasstrack and it was cught on film, it was in MCN in 1982. I was racing on 10/9/09 this year and crashed into another rider at an event called...

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  • Bike friendly Durham cops get national award

    01 October 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Bike friendly Durham cops get national award

    Durham’s motorbike cops have been given a national award for their trailblazing efforts to reduce road deaths and improve relationships with bikers. The eight-strong team - billed as the UK's most...

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  • A Twist of the Wrist II DVD set for release

    01 October 2009 by Rob Hull

    A Twist of the Wrist II DVD set for release

    A Twist of the Wrist II, the long awaited DVD based on the worldwide best-selling “Twist II” cornering bible by Keith Code, will be on sale soon. Compare and buy motorcycle DVDs Keith Code has...

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  • MCN’s Paris-Dacre Africa Twin up for grabs!

    01 October 2009 by Phil West

    MCN’s Paris-Dacre Africa Twin up for grabs!

    The Honda XRV650 Africa Twin which performed so impressively In MCN’s Paris-Dacre Challenge last week is up for grabs. The bike is the rare, HRC-developed 650cc ‘RD03’ model which was only available...

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