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Bike News (September 2009)

  • North Wales cafes welcome MCN readers

    08 September 2009 by Steve Farrell

    North Wales cafes welcome MCN readers

    Biker-friendly cafes in North Wales are queuing up to welcome riders heading there with MCN this Sunday. We’re encouraging as many law-abiding motorcyclists as possible to descend on the region in a...

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  • End to lost bike licences fiasco in sight

    08 September 2009 by Steve Farrell

    End to lost bike licences fiasco in sight

    MCN took a step towards fixing the fiasco of lost motorcycle licences today as the DVLA announced a consultation proposing our simple solution to the problem. Our idea - which is simply to send...

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  • Britain's best selling bike is a 125

    08 September 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Britain's best selling bike is a 125

    Yamaha’s YZF R125 was the best selling bike in the UK for the second month running.  Top 5 125cc sports bikes Find a 125cc motorcycle for sale The single cylinder machine, with MotoGP inspired...

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  • MCN retro t-shirt available now

    08 September 2009 by James Keen

    MCN retro t-shirt available now

    T-shirts featuring the retro 70s MCN logo are now available to buy online.  Click here to order your t-shirt The t-shirt costs £14.99 (+ p&p) and it's made from 100% cotton. The...

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  • Broken headstock

    08 September 2009 by becky070

    Broken headstock

    just thought people might like to see the result of a headstock breaking whilst going round a roundabout - just five mins prior to this we'd all been going down the motorway!

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  • Think before you launch

    07 September 2009 by grumpy greaser

    Think before you launch

    Why didn't MCN sell reflective items instead of t-shirts, more would have sold and the effect in wales would have dramatic and safety plus? If you do get stopped then politely ask the officer for...

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  • Britain's best specials!

    07 September 2009 by Michael Neeves

    Britain's best specials!

    These stunning home-built specials are among the finalists of our Britain’s Got Biking Talent contest with Carole Nash to find the best bike in Britain.    Vote for your favourite...

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  • Austin Racing Aprilia RSV4 exhaust

    06 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    This exhaust system is a one-of-a-kind and inspired by the new Aprilia RSV4. It comes with the option of having a slash-cut or rounded tip finish to the silencer and a high-slung or normal lift setup. The system is all carbon fibre and stainless steel and weighs just 2kg – that’s 4.4kg less than the standard system. There’s a 5bhp gain claimed as well and it comes with a dB killer.  It costs...

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  • Two Brothers Yamaha Diversion exhaust

    05 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Two Brothers Yamaha Diversion exhaust

    American exhaust firm, Two Brothers Racing, has developed this tidy under-slung exhaust for the 2009 Yamaha Diversion 600. This 4-2-1 system has a claimed 3.8bhp peak power increase, increases torque...

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  • Slammed and supercharged Harley

    05 September 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Slammed and supercharged Harley

    ProCharger’s blown 122bhp Night Train has the go to match the show. Speed and low-rider style don’t usually go together, but ProCharger went and gave its slick custom 122bhp anyway. The ‘Dream...

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  • 9/11 victim's families motorcycle tribute

    05 September 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    9/11 victim's families motorcycle tribute

    Relatives of the victims of Flight 93 – the United Airliners plane hi-jacked on September 11 2001 – have embarked on a cross-country ride to honour their loved ones. Eight bikes left New Jersey’s...

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  • New Spyke Blaster race suit

    05 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    New Spyke Blaster race suit

    This is the new Spyke Blaster race suit that is set to be available later in the year. It’s a full cowhide leather construction with hard outer TPU plastic protectors on the shoulders, elbows and...

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  • BMW K1300S Two Brothers Racing slip-on

    05 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    BMW K1300S Two Brothers Racing slip-on

    This is the new slip-on exhaust for the 2009 K1300S from Two Brothers Racing. The slip-on comes in two different finishes – carbon fibre or titanium. Peak power is increased to a measure 163bhp...

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  • Dainese offer free thermal tops with jackets

    05 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Dainese offer free thermal tops with jackets

    From 15th September to 30th November 2009, in all Dainese flagship stores and authorized dealers participating in the operation, when purchasing a Dainese jacket with a minimum value of £260, you will...

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  • Legal advice: Appearing in court for speeding

    05 September 2009 by Chris Dabbs

    Legal advice: Appearing in court for speeding

    If you have accused of speeding at more than 20mph over the relevant limit you won’t receive a Fixed Penalty Notice with a £60 fine and three points. Instead a Summons will be issued for you to...

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  • 30% off all Oakleys at Grand Prix Legends

    05 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    30% off all Oakleys at Grand Prix Legends

    Grand Prix Legends have a special week-long deal on Oakley sunglasses with a 30 per cent discount off the entire range. The deal is a continuation of GPL’s 30 per cent offers that have been running...

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  • Norton at Bonneville blog: Day seven

    04 September 2009 by Peter Scatchard

    Norton at Bonneville blog: Day seven

    Norton Motorcycles is making its first visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, where boss Stuart Garner is riding the NRV588 flat out. The team is using this year to get an understanding for...

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  • Dual lever system from West Performance

    04 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Dual lever system from West Performance

    West Performance has introduced this new universal lever system that mounts two levers on one assembly for independent control of the front and rear brake or clutch with one hand. Compare and buy...

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  • Video: Bycmo develop leaning slot bikes

    04 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    Here’s a top Christmas gift idea for the motorbike fanatic who is either a child or a child at heart – MotoGP slot bikes that lean round corners! Scalextric brought out a MotoGP version of their series – a first time for bikes to be used – but the product came under criticism from true bike fans who didn’t like the fact the bikes and riders didn’t lean round corners. Well it now looks like Bycmo...

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  • New electric-powered Ducati bicycle

    04 September 2009 by Rob Hull

    This is the latest Ducati model to emerge on the scene for 2010, but instead of an 8V Desmodromic 90-degree V-twin motor this beast is powered by a 36 volt Panasonic lithium battery. According to Motociclismo, the Italian manufacture has linked up with electric bike firm Italwin and produced this sweet town get-around electric push bike. The bike has been unveiled at the Eurobike Show in Germany,...

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  • BMW-specific Garmin Navigator price released

    04 September 2009 by Guy Procter

    BMW-specific Garmin Navigator price released

    The BMW-specific Garmin Navigator IV is now available in your local Motorrad dealership at £565. Compare and buy GPS systems The GPS boasts preinstalled maps of 40 countries in Western and Eastern...

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  • New Power Commanders released

    04 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Power Commanders released

    The latest Power Commander V has just been released by Dynojet for a stack of new models. The clever box of fuelling tricks is now available for the Ducati Streetfighter, Honda DN-01 and Suzuki...

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  • MCN new riders survey

    03 September 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    MCN new riders survey

    Have you passed your bike test in the last four months? If so, MCN needs you! We are trying to get a picture of the standard of training offered to riders in the UK. To help us we need you to...

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  • Norton at Bonneville blog: Day six

    03 September 2009 by Peter Scatchard

    Norton at Bonneville blog: Day six

    Norton Motorcycles is making its first visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, where boss Stuart Garner is riding the NRV588 flat out. The team is using this year to get an understanding for...

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  • Norton at Bonneville blog: Day five

    03 September 2009 by Peter Scatchard

    Norton at Bonneville blog: Day five

    Norton Motorcycles is making its first visit to the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA, where boss Stuart Garner is riding the NRV588 flat out. The team is using this year to get an understanding for...

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  • New Yamaha YBR125/XT125 Haynes manual

    02 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Yamaha YBR125/XT125 Haynes manual

    If you're the owner of one of Yamaha's modern YBR or XT125 singles, then there's now no excuse not to get your hands dirty and learn how a motorcycle is put together! Haynes has just released one of...

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  • New Lorenzo replica looms

    02 September 2009 by Marc Abbott

    New Lorenzo replica looms

    Sadly there are no plans afoot at present to produce Jorge Lorenzo's classy Captain America design from this weekend's Indianapolis MotoGP, but X-Lite have just released a replica of his 2009 campaign...

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