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Bike News (January 2010)

  • The best from both worlds

    31 January 2010 by Steve

    I've just read the article on the Royal Enfield EFI Trials machine. I am now 52 years old. Between the ages of 17-24 I owned several Japanese bikes. Then I got married and the original love affair was over. A few years ago I took retirement and freedom. I now live in India. 2 months ago I purchased a 2007 Royal Enfield Bullet. It's the perfect machine for the crazy roads of India, where I now...

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  • Norton leads British charge!

    29 January 2010 by MCN

    Norton leads British charge!

    After wowing the crowds at the NEC Show… it’s now London’s turn, with Norton set to be one of the stars of the Carole Nash MCN Show! The revived British marque will be displaying all three of its...

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  • New Garmin Zumo 220 satnav

    29 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Garmin Zumo 220 satnav

    The new Garmin Zumo 220 is claimed to be both rugged and affordable. Save cash on motorcycle satnavs There's a 3.5in colour touchscreen that looks easy to read, the device displays speed limits on...

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  • Theft victim arrested for demanding bike back

    29 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Theft victim arrested for demanding bike back

    A theft victim has been arrested for harassing a vehicle pound which is holding his stolen bike. Michael Wheatley believes it should cost him nothing to get his stolen Honda Fireblade back after it...

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  • New 123bhp Speed Triple rival

    29 January 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    New 123bhp Speed Triple rival

    Dutch chassis guru Nico Bakker has built a sexy rival to Triumph’s Speed Triple using the brilliant engine from Suzuki’s TL1000R V-twin. The 123bhp 996cc motor was one of the best engines of the...

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  • Video: Behind the scenes with the MCN Babes

    29 January 2010 by MCN

    Video: Behind the scenes with the MCN Babes

    Six gorgeous girls will be trying to win your votes at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. They've been selected from hundreds of hopefuls and the winner will get a year's modelling contract, plus...

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  • Bike insurance claims up a third in winter

    29 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike insurance claims up a third in winter

    Britain’s coldest winter in 30 years has seen “own-fault” bike insurance claims rise by a third, according to an industry spokesperson. The industry spokesperson said: “Motorcyclists are...

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  • Riders urged to complain over police tactic

    29 January 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Riders urged to complain over police tactic

    Motorcyclists are being urged to make formal complaints over police who stop them for not wearing hi-vis clothing. The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) believes the policy is a step towards new...

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  • New Lady Camo Arai has landed

    29 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Lady Camo Arai has landed

    New to the UK from Arai is this funky SZ-F Lady Camo, designed specifically for women. Save money on motorcycle helmets The SZ-F features a CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell, triple density...

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  • Plug and play traction control is here!

    29 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Plug and play traction control is here!

    The adjustable-for-sensitivity GRIPone traction control unit plugs into your bike, remaining inactive when you don’t need it, yet reducing the power to the rear wheel when your tyre starts to spin...

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  • NEC Memories

    28 January 2010 by YO55ER

    NEC Memories

    Thanks Marc for road testing the best bike - to me at least - the Kawasaki's Versys. It took my breath away when I first saw it at the NEC Show and the guy on the Kawasaki stand said it is not...

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  • Sale of Ogri strips nets £55,000

    28 January 2010 by Phil West

    Sale of Ogri strips nets £55,000

    Fans of famous cartoon biker Ogri turned out in force to bid for the original artwork when illustrator and cartoonist Paul Sample put his huge collection up for auction in Shropshire yesterday...

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  • Neil Hodgson's full 2010 Nitro kit revealed

    27 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Neil Hodgson's full 2010 Nitro kit revealed

    Ex-World and British Superbike champion Neil Hodgson has joined forces with Nitro for his attack on the 2010 BSB title. And amazingly, you can buy exactly the same kit as he’ll be wearing this year...

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  • New Cold Killers city gloves from Knox

    27 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Cold Killers city gloves from Knox

    Knox has added a versatile new glove to the Cold Killers range of thermal clothing to combat the effects of cold and wet conditions on the hands. Save £££s on motorcycle gloves Cold Killers City...

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  • New Haynes manual for Honda 125 scooters

    27 January 2010

    New Haynes manual for Honda 125 scooters

    If you want an introduction to saving money on your servicing, and you own a Honda SH125, Dylan, @, PS, Pantheon or S-wing, then Haynes are at hand to show you how. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • World’s oldest production bike for sale

    26 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    World’s oldest production bike for sale

    The world’s first production motorcycle is to be auctioned at the Stafford Classic Motorcycle Show on April 25. The 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmuller motorcycle is the first powered two wheeler to...

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  • Air conditioning for your bike. Yes, really.

    26 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    This interesting new product has surfaced on the internet ­ the plug-in cooling/heating system from Entrosys that runs off your bike's 12V battery. Does it look a little intrusive? Is it better than a vented jacket in summer or a heated vest in winter? We don't know. But we'd love to hear your thoughts...  

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  • New Arai Quantum designs revealed

    26 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai Quantum designs revealed

    Arai has unveiled two fresh designs on its new-for-2010 Quantum shell – the Ace, available in red or blue has more than a touch of the heraldic about it, and will cost you £469.99. Save £££s on...

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  • Aprilia recalls more RSV4s for engine swap

    26 January 2010 by Andy Downes

    Aprilia recalls more RSV4s for engine swap

    Aprilia is voluntarily recalling all of the RSV4 superbikes sold in America to add to the ones from the rest of the world already under recall. It’s understood almost 300 bikes across the world are...

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  • Handlebar mount for iPhone. At last!

    26 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Handlebar mount for iPhone. At last!

    Here's a new bracket and mount that claims to be the first motorcycle-compatible mount for the Apple iPhone. The Dahon BioLogis will cost 45 Euros (£40) at the end of this month and has the following...

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  • MV boss backs higher speed limit

    26 January 2010 by James Sharpe

    MV boss backs higher speed limit

    MV Agusta president Claudio Castiglioni is backing a plan to raise the speed limit of Italian motorways from 130kph (81mph) to 93mph (150kph). Some Italian autostradas are currently trialling a 93mph...

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