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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Honda VT750 Black Spirit on X-Factor

    15 October 2010 by Andy Downes

    Honda VT750 Black Spirit on X-Factor

    X-Factor hopeful Storm Lee will be using a Honda VT750 Black Spirit cruiser as a prop while he performs on the highest rated television show on Saturday night. X-Factor regularly attracts 12 million...

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  • 2011 textile jackets from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 textile jackets from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new textile jackets, with their specs. Prices are as yet unknown. More info:...

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  • 2011 leather jackets from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 leather jackets from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new leather jackets, with their specs. Prices are as yet unknown. More info:...

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  • Me and Leon Haslam

    14 October 2010 by Debs Price

    Me and Leon Haslam

    Here's me and Leon Haslam at an open day at Thunderoad Motorcycles, Bridgend. Any tips for riding my GSX-R, Leon?

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  • 2011 leather race suits from Spyke

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    2011 leather race suits from Spyke

    Italian firm Spyke is unleashing a massive range of kit in 2011. Here we’ve chosen to share a few of the firm’s new race suits, with their specs. Save cash on motorcycle suits Prices are as yet...

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  • New X-Lite adventure helmet

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New X-Lite adventure helmet

    The new-for-2011 X-Llite X-551 is a composite-fibre helmet designed for enduro, supermoto and adventure bike riders. Save cash on motorcycle helmets There’s venting at the brow and chin, plus...

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  • New Duchinni adventure suit

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Duchinni adventure suit

    This new ‘Sahara’ jacket and trousers is new from Duchinni. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Made from claimed waterproof and breathable textile, and featuring CE-approved armour throughout,...

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  • New ‘Nutcase’ helmets

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New ‘Nutcase’ helmets

    These new ‘Moto’ lids from helmet firm Nutcase were shown at Cologne this week. They meet the legal requirements for road legality and will be available from spring next year in 13 different...

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  • Kawasaki ER-6 hugger from Pyramid

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Kawasaki ER-6 hugger from Pyramid

    This new carbon-look hugger from Pyramid Plastics is designed for the 2009-on Kawasaki ER-6. It’s claimed to be strong, durable and light, and will cost you £89.95. Save cash on motorcycle...

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  • New Yamaha R1 exhausts from Harris

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Yamaha R1 exhausts from Harris

    Harris Performance have new stainless steel/titanium slip-ons for the 09/10 Yamaha R1. They have removable baffles and a carbon heat shield for the left hand pipe. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • New Uvex visor changes tint automatically!

    14 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Uvex visor changes tint automatically!

    The visor on this Uvex GT500 helmet might look like any other, but – as unveiled at this week’s Cologne bike show – it’s actually a very clever, battery operated visor that changes from clear to...

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  • Destination Dealer: Vines

    14 October 2010 by MCN

    Destination Dealer: Vines

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION “Friendly”, “experienced”, “highly trained”, “customer-focused” and “passionate”. These are just a few words, which describe the staff you will find at Vines Motorrad in...

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  • Wedding cake topper!

    14 October 2010 by Katyb1000

    Kate and Ryan Rankin on their wedding day, 29 May 2010. The cake topper says it all and is a copy of Kate's Suzuki GSX-R1000. Couldn't have a green Kawasaki on top of a wedding cake now!

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  • Heading home to Ireland

    13 October 2010 by gsxr1971

    Heading home to Ireland

    On the ferry after riding back from Oulton Park bsb. In the photo is Patrick and Mick, too shy for the photo were Phil Moriarty and John (Burnt Paws) Cashman.

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  • 20% of motorists tweet behind the wheel

    13 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    20% of motorists tweet behind the wheel

    One in five drivers text, tweet and check Facebook while driving, an RAC survey has claimed. A further 39 per cent of drivers admitted being distracted by calls, texts and social media website alerts...

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  • Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

    13 October 2010 by Richard

    Rizla Suzuki Kettle 2011 race team

    The Kettle Club will have its usual high standard of bikes on display at the Classic Bike show this weekend at Stafford. Launching its 2011 Calendar it will have two stunning Kettles that have...

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  • Report every road defect

    12 October 2010 by yorkshiresteve

    Up 'ere in the southern Shire of York, the roads are getting so bad that I've turned to reporting every 'kin pothole, crack or fault in as many roads as I can. T'other day my 17 year old Daughter (whom I introduced to bikes earlier this year) was travelling on a few of the roads. As a learner she was being careful - the roads were wet and it was slippy out there. On one of the local residential...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 13-19

    12 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 13-19

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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  • New MCN October 13: New bike special

    12 October 2010 by MCN

    New MCN October 13: New bike special

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 13, we have all the news on every new bike revealed at the Cologne Motorcycle Show last week. Plus, Jorge Lorenzo wins the MotoGP title, but is MotoGP...

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  • Illegally parked CCTV Smart car

    12 October 2010 by James Dark

    Illegally parked CCTV Smart car

    After reading the recent article about the CCTV Smart cars in London, I noticed this one parked (illegally, according to the signage about parking) just off Holloway Road in Islington district, and...

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  • Six-year-old rider becomes “Crusty Demon”

    11 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Six-year-old rider becomes “Crusty Demon”

    A 6-year-old boy has become a professional stunt rider, after being signed by daredevil team the “Crusty Demons”. Jasyn Roney, from Western Australia, will be performing 15m jumps on his his KTM50 as...

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  • Ride Spain with Spyder Club

    11 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Ride Spain with Spyder Club

    Want to ride Spain on an MV Agusta F4 1000, an BMW S1000RR or a Ducati Streetfighter S? How about all three? Following the success of this year’s scheme, motorcycle rental group Spyder Club are taking...

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  • Me, my niece and MCN

    10 October 2010 by zxboy

    Me, my niece and MCN

    I went to Ibiza for a week on October 2, making sure not to read my issue of MCN until I arrived. This is me and my niece, with my two nephews running for the sea in the...

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  • Start 'em young!

    10 October 2010 by kara89

    Start 'em young!

    Corey Lee aged 12 months. The hand belongs to his Grandad, who featured in 'Just Champion MCN' by Norri Wyhte in 1977

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  • 'Bonkers' road safety measure

    08 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    'Bonkers' road safety measure

    Highway chiefs have been criticised by a police accident investigator for erecting wooden screens to stop motorcyclists seeing traffic as they approach a roundabout. The screens are in the middle of...

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  • DVLA apologises

    08 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    DVLA apologises

    The DVLA has apologised and renewed a commitment to send motorcyclists their old licences back after failures were exposed by MCN. The promise to return old licences was made last year after hundreds...

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  • Exclusive look at Spyke's 2011 range

    08 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Exclusive look at Spyke's 2011 range

    Take a look at this video for a sneak peak at Spyke's 2011 range of motorcycle kit. You may have to put up with some models prancing about, but it'll give you an idea of what to expect from the...

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  • New book tell history of Husqvarna

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New book tell history of Husqvarna

    ‘Husqvarna Succes’, published next month is said to be the first history of the iconic brand. It’s written by by one of the Swedes who contributed to its American success in the desert and in the...

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  • New Merino baselayers from EDZ

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Merino baselayers from EDZ

    If you've never tried Merino wool you’re missing out. Apart from being snug and warm it's very absorbent and naturally resistant to odours. EDZ's latest base layer has flat seams, offers a cosy fit,...

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  • Autumn danger for young riders

    07 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Autumn danger for young riders

    Autumn is the most dangerous time of year for teenage moped riders, according the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The IAM said casualties of young riders rose as many started college or a job after...

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  • Braided brake lines from R&G Racing

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Braided brake lines from R&G Racing

    R&G Racing is now offering a full range of motorcycle braided brake lines. Save cash on motorcycle products Only available in black, single front kits and rear lines start at £29 with twin-line...

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  • New open-face Arai helmets

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New open-face Arai helmets

    As well as the new Chaser V, Arai have today launched a new open-face helmet range, designed to offer more protection, more comfort, and a better fit without detracting from the benefits of an...

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