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Bike News (April 2010)

  • Potholes in Plymouth

    24 April 2010 by morandave

    The state of the roads is terrible, pot holes and badly laid topcoats stripping off by the mile. What’s worse is the local council in Plymouth see fit to send one person round with a can of paint to mark up the ones for repair, followed by another single bloke with a pot of hot tar to carry out the so called temporary repairs. Why the hell can’t the same bloke do it, saving both time and...

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  • Finding proof I have a motorcycle licence

    23 April 2010 by peter halford

    I'm 57 years old, and at the age of 16 became a telegram boy. I passed my motorcycle test with the GPO Newport Gwent. At the time our licences were put in the Civic Centre Newport and some years later went to Swansea, but unknown to me when I moved my motorbike licence was not put on with my full car licence. I really have tried hard to find out why it was not added to my licence...

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  • FIM approval for GB Racing crash protection

    23 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    FIM approval for GB Racing crash protection

    British firm GB Racing has just received FIM approval – to our knowledge they're the first crash protectors available to the public to attain this level of recognition. The firm's nylon-based...

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  • Add a third wheel to your bike!

    21 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Add a third wheel to your bike!

    The British-made Motopodd might well set you back £3250 but it will transform your biking from a solo pursuit to something the whole family can enjoy! Compare cash on motorcycle products With the...

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  • New Weise Matrix textile suit

    21 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Weise Matrix textile suit

    Weise’s new Matrix two-piece suit is a multi-use, all-weather affair that won’t break the bank. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing Both the jacket and trousers feature an extra strong outer shell and...

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  • Kitchen GSX-R

    20 April 2010 by tamsawyer

    Kitchen GSX-R

    My Suzuki GSX-R1000 in the kitchen so I could do an oil and filter change out of the rain!

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  • New KBC 'Tarmac' will get you noticed

    20 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New KBC 'Tarmac' will get you noticed

    KBC have released this new Tarmac helmet for 2010, an all-new lid with a thermoplastic shell, chin and brow vents, plus a Pinlock-ready, quick-release visor. The lining is removable and washable, and...

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  • CE-approved jeans get a name

    20 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    CE-approved jeans get a name

    Draggin Jeans' newly CE-approved jeans have been given a name. When MCN first reported the news, the protective denims were so new they hadn't even been named, but they'll now be known as the C-Evo...

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  • R&G protection for new Multistrada

    20 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    R&G protection for new Multistrada

    British firm R&G Racing has announced a full range of products for the new Ducati Multistrada 1200, topped off by these subtle, £89.99 aero crash protectors. Save cash on motorcycle products For...

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  • New Stinger sports gloves from arc-on

    20 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Stinger sports gloves from arc-on

    These new race-spec gloves from arc-on pack a lot of features in for their £75 asking price. They're made from cowhide with a carbon/plastic mix, vented knuckles, hard moulded protection on the...

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  • New MCN April 21: New Yamaha FZ8 tested

    20 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN April 21: New Yamaha FZ8 tested

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 21, we ride the all new Yamaha FZ8 and FZ8 Fazer. The £800,000 speed camera cock-up on the Cat and Fiddle road as camera bosses fail to spot...

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  • Help MCN test cool new biking iphone app!

    19 April 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Help MCN test cool new biking iphone app!

    Motorcycle News is looking for bike riding iphone owners to help us test our new app before it goes on sale.   All you have to do is use the app while riding your bike anywhere in the UK this...

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  • Pothole, Northumberland

    17 April 2010 by Kev Fowles

    Pothole, Northumberland

    Here's one for your pot holes feature. This happened today when we were out on a run up to Keilder via the A696 between Kowlesgate and Otterburn. Both wheels on my FJR are buckled and my wife and...

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  • 116 MPs back MCN’s bike test call

    16 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    116 MPs back MCN’s bike test call

    Over 100 MPs have backed MCN’s call to shake-up a controversial new riding test. We’re demanding more test centres and changes to a new exercise which has led to dozens of crashes – and 116 MPs have...

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  • HJC launches ‘made-to-measure’ helmet

    16 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    HJC launches ‘made-to-measure’ helmet

    HJC’s top-end touring helmet, the new FS-11, has cheek pads with built-in air pockets which can be inflated around the rider’s face for the perfect fit. The makers claims it’s very simply operated by...

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  • New SBK X World Superbikes video game

    15 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MCN was at the launch of the new SBK 'X', the latest superbike simulation for games consoles, this week. To whet your appettite in advance of our first review of the game, here's the promo video.  

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  • New Mustang gloves from Alpinestars

    15 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Mustang gloves from Alpinestars

    These new Mustangs look ideal for summer riding in the city and open road. With more than a touch of classic styling about them, they’re made from goatskin with a suede-reinforced palm. Save £££s on...

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  • New BKS range in this week's MCN

    14 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New BKS range in this week's MCN

    The April 14 issue of MCN, out today, has full details of the 2010 range of track and road kit for from BKS, for men and women. It's headed up by the £999.99 Sphynx suit. The top-end race suit, made...

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  • 54 years of Yamahas celebrated in new book

    14 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    54 years of Yamahas celebrated in new book

    'Yamaha Street Bikes 1955-2009' features descriptions of all the firm's major models, from the YA125 of 1955 to the V-max of 2009, an analysis of their impact, backed up with specs, photos and...

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  • New book charts history of Brough

    14 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New book charts history of Brough

    Brough Superior - The Complete Story has recently been published. The 320-page hardback contains 300 colour photos documenting the full story of Brough and Brough Superior from the early years of the...

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  • Suzuki B King breaks 200mph

    14 April 2010 by gsx1340

    Suzuki B King breaks 200mph

    At RAF Honington at the first top speed standing mile event held by the newly formed UKLSRA club my Turbo B King became the first B King in the world to crack the 200mph barrier. On the first...

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  • Future biker

    13 April 2010 by Simon Fisher

    Future biker

    Need to start future bikers young. This is my daughter Jade and at age 9 she has already taken a liking to my Bandit 650!

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  • Arai lets you ride before you buy

    13 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Arai lets you ride before you buy

    From June 2010, 28 specially selected Arai Five Star dealers will let potential buyers try a top of the range RX-7 GP or Quantum helmet on the road before you make your decision.  Prior to the...

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