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Bike News (September 2009)

  • Weise unveil new winter hand-warmers

    30 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Weise unveil new winter hand-warmers

    Weise has two new winter glove options in its range of riding apparel, reportedly following the results of a recent study. Keep your hands warm with some new winter gloves University research reveals...

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  • Skidmarx launch GSX-R1000K7/K8 double bubble

    30 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Skidmarx launch GSX-R1000K7/K8 double bubble

    Current British Superstock Champion Alistair Seeley has used Skidmarx race screens throughout his successful 2009 campaign on the Relentless Suzuki GSX-R1000. Compare and buy motorcycle bodywork Now...

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  • Osram launch new brighter street-legal bulbs

    30 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Osram launch new brighter street-legal bulbs

    Osram now offer two new motorcycle bulbs to provide extra safety for bikers. MCN visited the UK HQ for the lighting giants for the official launch of the Night Racer and X-Racer. Compare and buy...

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  • Viper bike hits 207.101mph!

    30 September 2009 by Phil West

    Viper bike hits 207.101mph!

    The astonishing V10, 500bhp ‘Viper bike’ has recorded over 200mph in its first, serious speed test – and is now targeting 250mph! In an exclusive MCN test at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, the...

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  • Doohan to race Schumacher and Button in China

    30 September 2009 by John Westlake

    Doohan to race Schumacher and Button in China

    Five-time 500cc GP World Champion Mick Doohan will race F1 legend Michael Schumacher and current F1 championship leader Jenson Button this November. Doohan, who won five consecutive GP titles from...

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  • MCN on honeymoon in Greece

    29 September 2009 by hillyboy

    MCN on honeymoon in Greece

    This is a picture of me and my Wife as newly weds on our honeymoon in Rohdes, Greece. We're on a cattermaran sailing across the sea. 45 degrees C reading MCN together!

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  • High speed bike chase? Not!

    29 September 2009 by Kirk Wade

    High speed bike chase? Not!

    We were on holiday in Sorrento, Italy and saw this high speed police bike. I wish our police had the same. It would cure a lot of road rage, we would all too busy laughing.

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  • Benellis at Silverstone BSB

    29 September 2009 by bobw981

    Benellis at Silverstone BSB

    The Benelli Forum was invited by Silverstone to set up a club stand for the BSB round. Members members from across the country rode their bikes to the event and set them up as a display. Over the...

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  • New MCN September 30: Aprilia RSV4-R revealed

    29 September 2009 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN September 30: Aprilia RSV4-R revealed

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 30, we reveal all the details of the 'cheaper' Aprilia superbike, the Aprilia RSV4-R. The R version is £2500 cheaper than the factory model and is...

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  • Bike prices under pressure from surging Yen

    29 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    Bike prices under pressure from surging Yen

    The value of the Japanese currency the Yen is surging, a move which makes further hikes in bike prices likely for 2010. Any increase in the value of the Yen reduces the amount the Japanese firm...

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  • Where shall we reclaim next?

    28 September 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Where shall we reclaim next?

    MCN is planning a re-run of our massive Reclaim North Wales campaign – and we want you to help choose where we reclaim next. Around 10,000 riders joined our North Wales rally against heavy-handed...

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  • Who else got stopped at Reclaim North Wales?

    27 September 2009 by Robert Collins

    Does anyone know approximate figures for the amount of people who got stopped and checked by the police on the Sunday of Reclaim Wales? I was one of those people who got pulled at the bottom of Horseshoe Pass just before the town. I must mention that the officer who stopped us was very polite and explained that he would only keep us as long as it took to get the bike...

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  • My steering lock came on mid corner!

    26 September 2009 by dave woollard

    I have a 1992 Kawasaki ZZR1100 and I love it but it tried to kill me the other day. Whilst riding around a slow tight turn the steering lock came on. Well I never want to have that experience again. Biking is dangerous enough without your own bike having a pop at you. How I stayed on and never dropped her I'll never know. The lock bar has now been removed.

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  • My son and my XS1100

    25 September 2009 by voodoomike

    My son and my XS1100

    Me and my three year old son Quinn having a last go on my Yamaha XS1100 shortly before it was sold through MCN Bikemart. He wants a red one next.

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  • MCN at our Wedding

    25 September 2009 by woodysgirl76

    MCN at our Wedding

    Our Wedding Day 9th September 2009 or to make my Fireman Hubby Steve, cringe 9/9/9. We both ride bikes and I always buy him MCN on a Wednesday, so as our Wedding fell on a Wednesday I decided to walk...

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  • Be very disturbed by new Diesel helmet video!

    25 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Be very disturbed by new Diesel helmet video!

    The latest promo video for Diesel’s AGV-produced Mowie open-faced helmet has just landed in MCN’s office – and it’s quite possibly the most disturbing (or funny, depending on how you look at it) thing...

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  • Roland Sands new custom

    25 September 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Roland Sands new custom

    American custom-guru Roland Sands has created this custom 2007 Harley-Davidson Softail for American professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. See more Roland Sands creations Harley-Davidsons for...

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  • Streamliner tops 367mph to set new land speed record

    25 September 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    An alcohol powered streamliner has smashed the land speed record reaching a blistering average speed of 367mph over a recorded mile. The American Bub Racing Streamliner Seven ridden by Chris Carr actually hit top speeds of 380mph during its record breaking run on the course at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US. This is the second time that Carr, a seven times US national flat track champion...

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  • Rider casualties down

    25 September 2009 by Steve Farrell

    Rider casualties down

    Motorcycle road casualties have fallen 8% in a year according to latest government figures published today. The fatality rate for motorcyclists fell even more by 16% between 2007 and 2008, while...

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  • MIVV to launch new Ghibli exhaust

    25 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    MIVV to launch new Ghibli exhaust

    MIVV, whose exhaust systems are used by the Repsol Honda MotoGP factory team, is set to release a new road system at the EICMA Milan show. Compare and buy motorcycle exhausts It is a full titanium...

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  • Duke’s TT DVD hits top of the charts

    25 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Duke’s TT DVD hits top of the charts

    The official review of the record-breaking 2009 event has topped the sports chart of leading online store Amazon, beating competition from the Complete Rocky collection, Manchester United Champions...

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  • New Nippy Normans GS Mudsling

    25 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Nippy Normans GS Mudsling

    One of the problems owners of the big BMW GS models may have found is that rear protection for the shock absorber, battery rider and passenger are quite open to the conditions. Compare and buy...

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  • Ducati release official print collection

    25 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Ducati, in collaboration with Cultwork, has launched the fine art prints collection for Ducatisti, motorbike enthusiasts and lovers of fine graphic art. Compare and buy motorcycle products Recognizing the ideal link between motorbike design and graphic arts, Ducati introduces its fine art prints collection. According to Ducati themselves, the designs express the passion and design of Ducati...

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  • My streetfighter ZX-9R

    24 September 2009 by Derek Seeds

    My streetfighter ZX-9R

    I bought this Kawasaki ZX-9R in its current form of streetfighter. It is standard in the engine department apart from a Yoshimura RS3 straight through carbon exhaust. It has a standard Z750 bikini...

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  • Valentino Rossi to don special suit

    24 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Valentino Rossi to don special suit

    It looks like Valentino Rossi is going to help Fiat launch the new Fiat Punto Evo at an upcoming MotoGP race weekend after MCN spotted his new suit being made at the Dainese R&D department in...

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  • Dainese D-Air Street due 2011

    24 September 2009

    Dainese D-Air Street due 2011

    Dainese has confirmed that they do plan to officially reveal a street version of the D-Air airbag system in their 2011 range. The news was confirmed by the D-Air Project Leader, Alessandro Bellati,...

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  • Police Discrimination - again

    24 September 2009 by Mickly

    The Coventry Evening Telegraph has reported that "MOTORCYCLISTS snared by police clocking speeds of 130mph on a 60mph stretch of the A46 near Coventry are among those punished as part of a new tougher stance on speeding bikers. Warwickshire police has been fast-tracking speeding motorcyclists through the courts with many of them finding themselves before magistrates within weeks rather than...

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