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Bike News (May 2010)

  • Win a ride with Rossi!

    21 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Win a ride with Rossi!

    Yes, really! Dainese are offering you the chance to spend the day riding a selection of Ducatis and MV Agustas through the countryside of Tuscany with nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi as part...

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  • Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 6

    21 May 2010 by MCN

    Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 6

    This was always going to be a full-on adventure: 1125 miles off road, riding a Honda XR250 across one of the poorest and least-developed countries in South East Asia.    Watch the other...

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  • The deer hunter

    20 May 2010 by kingp8

    The deer hunter

    Please do not ignore the "deer" signs at the side of the road. This is what happens when a rogue deer tries to find a way between your front mudguard and radiator. My mate was okay but the bike is a...

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  • Speeder cheats cameras

    20 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Speeder cheats cameras

    A motorcyclist has repeatedly cheated speed cameras by covering his number plate with his hand. The Yamaha TZR125 rider has been caught on speed camera several times but has obscured his number plate...

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  • Hurry Hurrell in the Desert

    20 May 2010 by Linda Denny

    Hurry Hurrell in the Desert

    My fella, Mark (Hurry) Hurrell in Egypt last week. We were out in the desert on a sand buggy and stopped for a quick read of MCN next to a camel stop!

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  • Saucy new LSL Triumph special

    20 May 2010 by Phil West

    Saucy new LSL Triumph special

    This saucy Triumph Bonneville café racer is the latest from German accessories and customizing specialists LSL.       Dubbed the Bonneville ‘Tridays’ Limited edition,...

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  • New S1000RR bolt-ons from Powerbronze

    20 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New S1000RR bolt-ons from Powerbronze

    Designed and made in the UK, Powerbronze’s new range of bodywork, windscreens and crash protection leaves virtually no part of the BMW S1000RR untouched. Highlights include this £140 front mudguard.

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  • Shark's special World Cup lid

    20 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Shark's special World Cup lid

    Shark’s S900 helmet is now available in this special World Cup ‘three lions’ colourscheme (yes, it’s less than a month away). Save £££s on motorcycle helmets It has a thermoplastic shell and...

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  • Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 5

    20 May 2010 by MCN

    Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 5

    This was always going to be a full-on adventure: 1125 miles off road, riding a Honda XR250 across one of the poorest and least-developed countries in South East Asia.        Watch...

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  • Watch your speed down under

    20 May 2010 by Rob Down Under

    Watch your speed down under

    Forget Brunstrom and the antics of the North Wales police, look what we have to deal with in Oz. The only problem down here is the police are pretty hot on speeding. This was sent to me by a...

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  • Hanging out with MCN

    19 May 2010 by shanaky35

    Hanging out with MCN

    Just hanging around at work. I had a spare five minutes so I thought I'd catch up on the latest news. Tim Jones On the severn crossing. Sorry for any delays!

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  • Race the Aprilia RRV450 for a weekend

    19 May 2010 by MCN

    Race the Aprilia RRV450 for a weekend

    Ever wanted to feel like a full factory rider for the weekend? Well now you can. Thanks to a new initiative direct from Italy, IN Competition now have a pair of the beautiful little Aprilia RRV450...

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  • Rukka's stylish new waterproof gloves

    19 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Rukka's stylish new waterproof gloves

    Rukka have pulled off the trick of producing a glove that's stylish, offers a full compliment of protection and is waterproof and breathable.   The Apollo gloves feature Gore-Tex's X-Trafit...

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  • Adjustable bungees from Oxford

    19 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Adjustable bungees from Oxford

    The latest simple yet effective luggage solution from Oxford is the 'Xtend' adjustable bungee.     As you might expect, the length of the bungee cord can be adjusted (by way of...

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  • BMW recalls 122,000 bikes

    18 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    BMW recalls 122,000 bikes

    BMW has announced a recall of 122,000 bikes worldwide over brake problems. Models affected are the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, R1200R, R1200RT, R1200ST and K1200GT. The manufacturer says there is...

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  • MCN launches iPhone ride tracker

    18 May 2010 by MCN

    MCN launches iPhone ride tracker

    MCN has created the ultimate pocket Apple iPhone application for all motorcyclists to use to track their ride. The MCN Ride Logger, which launched  this afternoon, uses the same GPS technology...

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  • Funky new Shark helmets

    18 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Funky new Shark helmets

    These new designs on the Shark RSR2 and RSI helmets have just been released. The wild 'Kinetic' design on the RSR2 is our favourite. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The helmet has a five-star SHARP...

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  • Alpinestars boots for the city gent!

    18 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Alpinestars boots for the city gent!

    If the Great Gatsby wore motorcycle boots... The Alpinestars Dolomiti Gore-Tex boot is made mainly from mesh with leather inserts. It also features a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof and breathable membrane.

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  • Bike ‘ringers’ jailed

    17 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike ‘ringers’ jailed

    Two motorcycle “ringers” have been jailed for selling thousands of pounds worth of stolen bike parts on eBay. Paul James, 33, from Erith in Kent and Seamus McGlynn, 26, from London, gave stolen...

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  • Lightech rearsets for BMW S1000RR

    17 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Lightech rearsets for BMW S1000RR

    Italian firm Lightech has just released these all-black alloy rearsets for BMW's S1000RR, adaptable for race-pattern gearshift. Save cash on motorcycle products They're available in fixed or...

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  • Design Lorenzo's TT bike!

    14 May 2010 by MCN

    Design Lorenzo's TT bike!

    On Friday June 11 MotoGP star Jorge Lorenzo will ride a demonstration lap of the TT on a Yamaha R1 – and the bike’s paint scheme could be designed by you! The winning design, chosen by current MotoGP...

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  • Is your licence a ‘fake’?

    14 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Is your licence a ‘fake’?

    A Motorcyclist says he was treated like a criminal after DVLA issued him with a driving licence containing a hidden incriminating message.  Michael Harris’ licence appears normal until...

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  • HJC's new 'R-PHA 10' race helmet

    14 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    HJC's new 'R-PHA 10' race helmet

    You can now buy the same top-of-the-range HJC R-PHA 10 helmet that Ben Spies wears in MotoGP. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The helmet is available in three shell sizes, and great efforts have been...

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  • Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 3

    14 May 2010 by MCN

    Video: MCN Cambodian adventure - part 3

    This was always going to be a full-on adventure: 1125 miles off road, riding a Honda XR250 across one of the poorest and least-developed countries in South East Asia.   Watch the other...

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  • New Dr Optic visor cleaner released

    14 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Dr Optic visor cleaner released

    Dr Optic visor cleaner is available as a pack of wipes (£1.99 for 24; £1.29 for 12) or as a spray-on cleaner with microfibre cloth (£3.99). Save cash on motorcycle products It's claimed to lift dirt...

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  • Cops get stealth video bike

    13 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Cops get stealth video bike

    Police have unveiled a Yamaha FJR1300 stealth video bike which will be used to target motorcyclists. The 140bhp plain-back super-tourer is fitted with a high-tech video system that records to DVD and...

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