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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Are you a winter biking hero?

    07 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Are you a winter biking hero?

    It’s -10C (or worse) out there, and motorcycling in the UK has ground to a halt. Or has it? If you’ve been commuting through blizzards on your CBR, messing around in the snow on your trailie or...

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  • What are 'blooming' tyres?

    07 December 2010 by MCN

    What are 'blooming' tyres?

    Q. I’ve heard some track day veterans commenting on how their tyres have “bloomed”. What are they on about? Jamie Spencer, email   A. “Bloom” is tyre-speak for when an ingredient in the rubber...

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  • Scott Redding at Motorcycle Live

    07 December 2010 by Richard Turner

    Scott Redding at Motorcycle Live

    I met Scott Redding at Motorcycle Live. He is a smashing bloke and took time to sign autographs and chat. He also took time to say that he was doing wind tunnel testing soon to sort out the high speed...

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  • 'Better than new' Honda CR500R

    07 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    'Better than new' Honda CR500R

    This restored 1991 Honda CR500R has been repaired and customised to “better than new” condition. The 20-year-old dirt bike has had a full engine rebuild and redesign – complete with rebored cylinders...

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  • Video: David Knight vs Gee Atherton

    06 December 2010 by MCN

    Check out this video, the latest from the iconic downhill course, Fort William in Scotland. Gee Atherton, downhill mountain bike champion on the mountain bike against Enduro champion David Knight on the Enduro bike, you would bet hands down Atherton would win. In one of the most closely fought battles we have seen in a long time, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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  • Pothole season to be the “worst ever”

    06 December 2010 by Alannah Fellows

    Pothole season to be the “worst ever”

    A leading road maintenance website has warned that this winter could be the “worst ever” for potholes, following the early cold snap. Potholes.co.uk has seen a “100% increase” in the amount of...

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  • New Bloodrunners clothing

    06 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Bloodrunners clothing

    The National Association of Blood Bikers (NABB) launched its first ever clothing range at Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham last week. Save cash on motorcycle clothing in the MCN Shop Working...

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  • Why aren't there more lady bikers?

    05 December 2010 by Mandy Tucker

    Why aren't there more lady bikers?

    Following the piece in last week’s MCN I felt I should add my thoughts on why other ladies don’t indulge in biking. reaking into any male oriented activity can be intimidating for some women. The...

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  • Two years of happy biking

    04 December 2010 by Shane

    Two years of happy biking

    My first CBT 2 years ago - that was an exciting day. Cold, Damp, but full of enthusiasim. I got through it fine then 4pm came and I got my certificate and was told, "Ok mate you're on your own." The...

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  • Top video picks of the week! - Dec 3rd

    03 December 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Every week the MCN team bring you our pick of the web’s best videos. To distract you from frozen, snow-filled roads of the UK this December we have… Ferrari vs Ducati Watch a Ducati 1198S thrash a Ferrari 458 Italia comprehensively in this epic video from motortrend.com. RC8R on the track Follow a KTM RC8R around a blazing hot Valencia track in this video from motoblog.it. Robbie...

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  • MCN Xmas gift idea: The Ogri collection

    03 December 2010 by James Keen

    MCN Xmas gift idea: The Ogri collection

    The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget.  If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad friends or...

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  • Skidmarx race kit for Honda Fireblade

    03 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Skidmarx race kit for Honda Fireblade

    Now Skidmarx offer not only screens, but also a full set of race bodywork for Fireblade's from 2008-2010.  Save £££ on motorcycle bodywork in the MCN Shop The fairing and single seat unit are...

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  • Video: Australia, coast-to-coast

    03 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Video: Australia, coast-to-coast

    Watch these two guys attempt a coast-to-coast crossing of Australia in a new DVD available at www.motorbikin.com.au. Using DR650s in their unsupported, 92-hour trek, Phil and Bill make for...

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  • Video: Carole Nash Motorcycle Live - the main event

    02 December 2010 by MCN

    Watch the video below for the highlights from day 6 of Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC in Birmingham.      Video highlights from day 1 Video highlights from day 2 Video highlights from day 3 Video highlights from day 4 Video highlights from day 5 Check back soon for more news & video from the show.   

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  • Bid to have killer driver jailed

    02 December 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bid to have killer driver jailed

    A granddad’s grieving family and friends are demanding a review of the non-custodial sentence handed to the motorist convicted of killing him by dangerous driving. Outraged loved-ones have written to...

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  • Crosby Moriwaki on sale next week

    02 December 2010 by Phil West

    Crosby Moriwaki on sale next week

    1980s racing legend Graeme Crosby’s iconic Moriwaki superbike is expected fetch £50,000+ when it goes on sale at auction next Wednesday. The Kawasaki Z1-powered machine is the very one on which New...

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  • Me And Charley Boorman

    02 December 2010 by James Hodges

    Me And Charley Boorman

    Went to Motorcycle Live at the NEC on Saturday and met Charley Boorman. Had a great day with much thanks to Charley.

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  • New X-ring chains from DC

    02 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New X-ring chains from DC

    DC claims their chains last longer, give smoother gear shifting and require less maintenance than your current chain. Save cash on motorcycle chains in the MCN Shop The firm’s QX rings are designed...

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  • 2010 Motocross of Nations on DVD

    02 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2010 Motocross of Nations on DVD

    Re-live all the action from the 2010 Red Bull Motocross of Nations as 30 teams from around the world battle for the title. This official review DVD boasts a star-studded line-up, with the MX1, MX2 and...

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  • MCN Xmas gift idea: Bultaco retro t-shirt

    02 December 2010 by James Keen

    MCN Xmas gift idea: Bultaco retro t-shirt

    The MCN Shop is packed full of motorcycle gift ideas and stocking fillers at prices to suit any budget. If you're looking for a Christmas gift idea for bike-mad friends or family,...

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  • Me and Jorge!

    01 December 2010 by stephB06

    Me and Jorge!

    Guess who I met at Motorcycle Live! I travelled all the way from Glasgow and it was worth it!

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  • The Cat visits HOC

    01 December 2010 by Stritchy

    The Cat visits HOC

    Danny John-Jules (The Cat from Red Dwarf) visited the Honda Owners Club stand at Motorcycle Live. Cracking fella!

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  • Deus Ex Machina 'much much go'

    01 December 2010 by Ped Baker

    Deus Ex Machina 'much much go'

    Cucumber cool custom builders Deus Ex Machina held their inaugural Bike Build off at the weekend in Campertown, Australia. Deus are famed for their lithe, bobber style machines that typically take on...

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  • New Sidi adventure boot

    01 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Sidi adventure boot

    Sidi's new Adventure Gore boots are made from leather with a Gore-Tex membrane. Get the best price on Sidi boots in the MCN Shop They're claimed to be water-repellent and breathable. There's a double...

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  • New armoured Weise Parka

    01 December 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New armoured Weise Parka

    Scooterists rejoice – the new Weise Parka has a retro look with the added benefit of modern materials and armoured protection. Save money on bike jackets in the MCN Shop It’s claimed to be...

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