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Bike News (May 2010)

  • Readers warn of Nigerian bike buying scam

    28 May 2010 by Guy Procter

    Readers warn of Nigerian bike buying scam

    Kawasaki W650 owners Fiona and Andy Menzies are warning private bike sellers to be vigilant after narrowly escaping being swindled out of £4500. The Kinross couple had advertised their W650 online...

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  • Free disc-lock scheme in Blackburn area

    28 May 2010 by James Sharpe

    Free disc-lock scheme in Blackburn area

    Police in Darwen near Blackburn have launched a new motorcycle security scheme after a recent series of thefts in the area. Police are actively looking for unsecured motorcycles in the area after 12...

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  • Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

    28 May 2010 by James Sharpe

    Speed cameras inaccurate in cold weather?

    Motorcyclists caught speeding during the cold snap earlier this year could soon have grounds to appeal, after car driver Andrew Fowler embarked on a landmark case to prove the readings from Gatsos...

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  • New helmet safety ratings

    28 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    New helmet safety ratings

    New government safety ratings for helmets have been released. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets An extra 27 flip-front and full-face helmets have been tested in the Department for Transport’s Safety...

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  • SDoc100 Insect Protector spray in action

    28 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Get ready for the most exciting 2:57 of your life. Er, actually, this video for Sdoc100 Insect Protector is about as edgy as a sleeping gran, but like all the German firm's products, it's functional and to the point. Save cash on motorcycle products On this evidence, the new spray will stop bugs from sticking to bodywork. We'll be testing this claim in a future issue of MCN. Oh, and the...

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  • Video: 140mph speeding biker

    27 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Video: 140mph speeding biker

    Footage of a speeding motorcyclist hitting 140mph has been released by police. Kent Police says the rider is one of several caught using its unmarked video bikes. The force has released the footage as...

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  • Bikers fair game down under

    27 May 2010 by richardmh

    In the South Australian District Court on Monday, Neil Spooner, 55, was found not guilty of causing the death of Daniel Raphael almost four years ago. Mr Raphael died when his scooter was struck from behind by Mr Spooner's van as he waited to turn at an Adelaide intersection in June 2006. http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2010/05/24/One-eyed_man_cleared_of_causing_death_465675.html

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  • Own a corner of the TT course

    27 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Own a corner of the TT course

    These officially licensed aluminium signs ­ 'Quarry Bends', 'Laurel Bank', 'Windy Corner' and 'Joey's' ­ allow you to turn a small corner of your home into a part of the TT Mountain...

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  • New LeoVince exhaust for KTM Duke 690

    27 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New LeoVince exhaust for KTM Duke 690

    LeoVince have thrown away the restrictive stock silencer and catalyst and replaced it with their new SBK-Underbody exhaust.  The new exhaust is claimed to weigh 20% less than the stock can,...

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  • Dainese scrappage scheme launched

    27 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Dainese scrappage scheme launched

    Dainese and AGV are offering you 25% off brand new leathers or helmets when you trade in your old kit.  Yes, it does sound too good to be true, but all you need to do in order to claim your...

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  • New Bagster sports touring pannier

    27 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Bagster sports touring pannier

    Bagster have announced the launch of their Cruise panniers for roadsters and tourers. They’re available in black/blue, black/red or black/anthracite and cost £88. The firm announced earlier this week...

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  • £70 lid takes five-star SHARP rating

    27 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    £70 lid takes five-star SHARP rating

    Nitro's entry-level Aikido full-face helmet has scored the maximum five stars in the government's SHARP safety ratings. The £70 helmet was one of only three lids to score five stars in the lastest...

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  • Work for MCN!

    27 May 2010 by MCN

    Work for MCN!

    MCN has a vacancy for a full-time sub-editor to work on our production desk. This is a rare opportunity to join the world’s biggest motorcycle publication, with all the benefits you would...

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  • Playmate of the Year receives BMW S1000RR

    26 May 2010 by Phil West

    Playmate of the Year receives BMW S1000RR

    This week’s ‘It’s alright for some…’ prize goes to American model Hope Dworaczyk. The 25-year-old Texan has not only just been selected as Playboy magazine’s ‘Playmate of the Year’, she won $100,000...

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  • Get top deals and meet TT stars with R&G

    26 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Get top deals and meet TT stars with R&G

    R&G Racing are opening a store in the Strand Shopping Centre, Douglas, on the Isle of Man during the TT fortnight. Anyone who spends more than £50 will get a free T-shirt, and you can even meet up...

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  • Dont look down!

    26 May 2010 by David Page

    Dont look down!

    I went to the NW200 this year and took this pic whilst sight seeing at the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge.

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  • Win a one-off RAF-themed Arai!

    26 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Win a one-off RAF-themed Arai!

    To commemorate 70 years since the Battle of Britain, Phoenix Distribution, the UK importer of Arai helmets, has teamed up with the Royal Air Forces Association to produce this special one-off Arai...

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  • MCN in Tunisia

    25 May 2010 by gammyknee

    MCN in Tunisia

    Here I am on holiday in Tunisia. I had to take my favourite weekly fix with me - we didn't know if the ash cloud would prevent us coming home!

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  • New Bagster Spring saddle bag

    25 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Bagster Spring saddle bag

    Bagster’s new Sprint saddlebags are designed for use with sport bikes, nakeds or bikes with high exhausts. Save cash on motorcycle luggage The elastic straps inside are designed to keep everything in...

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  • New Maria Costello book launched

    25 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Maria Costello book launched

    A biography of Britain’s favourite woman biker Maria Costello has just been launched. Save £££s on motorcycle books It tells the story of her astonishing racing career – from her Isle of Man...

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  • New MCN May 26: Triumph Sprint GT tested

    25 May 2010 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN May 26: Triumph Sprint GT tested

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 26, we test the new £9,499 Triumph Sprint GT, and the revised, UK-only Sprint ST to see where they stand. Free 32-page glossy TT guide, only in this...

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  • Bike-jackers pounce at petrol station

    24 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike-jackers pounce at petrol station

    A motorcyclist has told of being attacked by three hooded and balaclava-wearing bike-jackers at a petrol station while staff failed to call the police. Dramatic CCTV images show the rider being...

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  • New Acutrac bike locator has no monthly fees

    24 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Acutrac bike locator has no monthly fees

    The new Locator from British firm Acutrac will send you position and status alerts by text and/or email, but (unlike many other tracking devices) there's no monthly subscription fees, so the only...

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  • Roland Sands KTM café racer

    21 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Roland Sands KTM café racer

    It seems everything Roland Sands touches turns to gold, and this new KTM café racer project looks like being no exception. Although still a work in progress, details are emerging from Sands HQ. Based...

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  • Moovamoto paddock stand: sex on wheels

    21 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Moovamoto paddock stand: sex on wheels

    OK so it's just a paddock stand, but this video is proof of the power of suggestion. Is it just us or does the hottie make the paddock stand just that little bit more exciting? 

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  • Moovamoto paddock stand

    21 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Moovamoto paddock stand

    Here's a paddock stand with a difference – as well as allowing you to keep your bike upright, it'll let you move the bike on casters while it's supported. Save cash on motorcycle products And at...

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