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Bike News (April 2010)

  • MotoGP Technology explained in new book

    12 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    MotoGP Technology explained in new book

    With sections on every manufacturer's bike of the four-stroke MotoGP era, from Honda to WCM, via Yamaha and Team Roberts, Neil Spalding's 'MotoGP Technology' is a sumptuous celebration of the...

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  • World’s biggest flying bike takes off

    12 April 2010 by Andy Downes

    This massive hot air balloon has just been given its first test flight as it gets ready to act as a promotional tool for George White Superbikes. The balloon is scheduled to appear at each of the remaining British Superbike series and will also be seen at the George White Superbikes open day at the Swindon branch on April 24 and 25. Before that the balloon will be seen at the Thruxton round of the...

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  • D-Day Rideout June 2010 Recce Video

    11 April 2010 by boxertwin

    Well we've been busy with recce rides for the big D-Day Rideout 12th - 13th June over to Le Touquet. A couple of great routes have been recced now. We'll be leaving via Eurotunnel early Saturday morning and heading for the V2 Rocket Museum near St Omer for a look around - well worth a visit, where we'll have a coffee. Then we'll be making a cross country bimble over to Le Touquet in time to check...

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  • Spring rideout video to Wessons

    11 April 2010 by boxertwin

    Well the first decent weekend of the year saw a few of us heading over to Wessons Cafe in Horham, travelling down from Kent. A great day out and a decent brekkie as per usual!

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  • MCN on the big day

    10 April 2010 by Sherri Cox

    MCN on the big day

    Two of our friends got married last week and it was good to have the gang all together. It wouldn't be perfect unless the groom had MCN to read on his wedding night.

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  • Avon tyres: What would you like to know?

    10 April 2010 by MCN

    Avon tyres: What would you like to know?

    Next week MCN is meeting with the guys at Avon tyres to discuss their new rubber for 2010. Save £££ on motorcycle tyres in the MCN Shop So, what would you like to know about Avon motorcycle tyres?...

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  • Driver who blocked overtaking biker jailed

    09 April 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Driver who blocked overtaking biker jailed

    A father-of-two who moved his car to prevent a motorcyclist overtaking has been jailed for eight months for dangerous driving. Andrew Sherratt, 32, caused “life-changing injuries” to 49-year-old...

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  • BSB-spec BMW S1000RR up for sale

    09 April 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB-spec BMW S1000RR up for sale

    Bristol-based JHS Racing have a brand new, BSB race-prepped BMW S1000RR ready to go. All that’s needed is a rider with a £40K budget! JHS owner James Holland told MCN: “The bike was prepared for...

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  • Triumph 865 flat tracker for sale

    08 April 2010 by Ped Baker

    Triumph 865 flat tracker for sale

    Belgium Triumph dealer Blondeel is selling this stunning street-legal 865cc flat track custom at it's showroom in Ostend. The bike originally started life as a standard 2005 Thruxton but owner Patrick...

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  • Innocent sausage mown down by police motorcyclist

    08 April 2010 by Ped Baker

    A man dressed as an Italian sausage has been struck by a police motorcycle as he competed in the annual Opening Day Klements Racing Sausages Relay Race in Milwaukee, USA. The running relay is part of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball teams opening ceremony. The accident occurred when the Italian sausage ran across the police motorcyclists' path as he attempted to 'high five' a grand mother and...

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  • New Skidmarx screen for Honda CB1000R

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Skidmarx screen for Honda CB1000R

    British bodywork specialists Skidmarx have developed a fly screen kit for Honda's 150bhp CB1000R that they claim can be fitted directly to existing mounting points without the need for modification.

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  • Acumen charger back in black

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Acumen charger back in black

    British electronics specialist Acumen has released a new ‘Black’ version of the popular Titanium V&A Smart Charger. Save cash on motorcycle products It features a tough, splash-proof aluminium...

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  • Behind the scenes at Knox

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Behind the scenes at Knox

    British impact protection specialists Knox, have launched an interactive new website to show off what they're up to. Knox Lab is an open resource where visitors will be able to find information on the...

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  • New Lightech mirrors for naked bikes

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Lightech mirrors for naked bikes

    These new mirrors are pretty cool. Made from alloy and manufactured with CNC cutting machines to reduce weight by making the body of the mirror as thin as possible. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • New Lightech rearsets for Aprilia RSV4

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Lightech rearsets for Aprilia RSV4

    These new aluminium rearsets for Aprilia's new RSV4 have just been launched. Save cash on motorcycle products Made from aluminium, they're adjustable to the rear, feature a foldable footpeg and...

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  • Bitubo suspension kit for Street Triple

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Bitubo suspension kit for Street Triple

    Suspension firm Bitubo is the supplier to the European Trophy ParkinGO Street Triple race series, fitting all the race bikes out with the firm's suspension kits, designed to make the British naked...

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  • Draggin Jeans get CE approval

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Draggin Jeans get CE approval

    After five years of research and development Draggin Jeans has been recognised for producing the first motorcycle jean in the world to receive full CE approval. The SATRA Technology Centre is an...

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  • New Wolverine one-piece suit!

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Wolverine one-piece suit!

    Ever wanted to look more like one of the X-Men when you're riding? Here's the solution: the Wolverine Motorcycle Suit, available to order from the end of April. Save £££s on motorcycle clothing The...

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  • New 'intelligent' exhaust baffles

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'intelligent' exhaust baffles

    Although only available in the US at present, these baffle look pretty interesting. The Quiet-Riot Auto Sensing Exhaust Baffles reduce noise at idle and low cruising speeds, making it easier to pass...

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  • Sidi GP stars get limited editions for Qatar

    08 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Sidi GP stars get limited editions for Qatar

    The stars of MotoGP will wear special Sidi boots this weekend, to celebrate the firm’s 50th birthday. Expect to see the new colourschemes on the top-of-the-range Vortice Vernice boots of Loris...

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  • My customs

    07 April 2010 by gary mcwilliam

    My customs

    Pics of my three bikes. Matt black FJ1100. 4" tubing for tank, helmet and paintball mask for head light, everything else homemade (forward controls, seat sub frame, 1. 25" handlebars etc.) ...

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  • Free crash scene management workshop for motorcyclists in Northamptonshire

    07 April 2010 by Kate Barrett

    Booking is now open for a free event designed to help motorcyclists stay safe on the county’s roads. The event will take place on Saturday 17 April at Mereway Fire Station in Northampton, from 10am to 1pm. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue officers, Police casualty reduction officers and forensic collision investigators will be on hand to educate motorbike riders in road safety and how to stay...

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  • Biking - Uganda style

    06 April 2010 by Mark Lyons

    Biking - Uganda style

    Dr Roy Harper and Mark Lyons with MCN iat Kiwoko Hospital in Uganda. Our trip was to go out from our church at Ballygowan, N. Ireland and do some work at the hospital. Part of our work was to ride out...

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  • 32-page MotoGP supplement preview

    06 April 2010 by Liam Marsden

    32-page MotoGP supplement preview

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 7 there's a free 32-page glossy MotoGP season preview. In the preview we speak to world champion Valentino Rossi, rookie Ben Spies and Loris Capirossi,...

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  • Valentino Rossi launches merchandise website

    06 April 2010 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi launches merchandise website

    MotoGP icon and global sporting superstar Valentino Rossi has set up his own merchandising website. The 31-year-old appears to have been bitten by the internet bug, with the launch of www.vr46.it...

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  • New MCN April 7: WSB bike on the road!

    06 April 2010

    New MCN April 7: WSB bike on the road!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 7, we ride Jonathan Rea's actual 220bhp Honda Fireblade WSB bike on the road! Britain's secondhand market: Why the value of your bike has risen. Free...

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  • MCN in Sydney

    04 April 2010 by Jay1975

    MCN in Sydney

    These photos were taken in Sydney before Christmas when I and my now fiance visited for her sister's wedding. I took MCN to read on the plane (it was all that kept me sane on a 23 hour...

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  • Brand new classic Nortons found!

    01 April 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Brand new classic Nortons found!

    A treasure trove of still-crated Norton Commando 850s from the mid-1970s has been unearthed in Belgium. The 11 ‘New Old Stock’ bikes are part of the stock of a defunct classic motorcycle dealer which...

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  • New pictures of Arai’s TT celebration lid

    01 April 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New pictures of Arai’s TT celebration lid

    We first revealed Arai’s plans to create a limited run of TT celebration helmets on the RX-7 GP shell last week. Save cash on motorcycle helmets We’ve now got our hands on pictures showing the Aldo...

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