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Bike News (May 2010)

  • HJC's new carbon race helmet

    13 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    HJC's new carbon race helmet

    HJC’s FG-15 is now available in a carbon version. It's available in sizes XS-XXL (54-64cm) and costs £299.99. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets For that, you're getting two visors (one clear, one...

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  • New Oxford paddock stand

    13 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Oxford paddock stand

    Oxford's updated its paddock stand, now made from 40mm diameter tubular steel tubing, featuring four wheels for stability, and a padded handle. Save cash on paddock stands It now comes with hooks to...

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  • M25 the long way around

    13 May 2010 by Royale Joker

    19th June 2010 – don’t miss the biggest ever motorcycle demonstration in Britain! M25 the long way around. The NTBPT(http://www.notobikeparkingtax.com/). We will ride en masse all over the M25, passing each of the 31 junctions for 117 miles (187 kilometres) and calling at each service station for about 20 minutes. Please see this link for Junction Times and...

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  • New 'Lion' Haslam world cup replica

    13 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New 'Lion' Haslam world cup replica

    This new footie-themed lid, featuring the three lions, and the names of all the English 1966 world cup-winning team, will be worn by Leon Haslam at this weekend's South African WSB round at...

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  • BLESMA visit to the Norton factory

    12 May 2010 by Martin Cargill

    BLESMA visit to the Norton factory

    BLESMA, the British Ex Servicemans Association, visited the Norton Factory on Thursday May 6. A great day out was had by all, many thanks to Chris Walker for showing us the whole works, and to...

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  • Dalwhinnie tearoom Bar

    12 May 2010 by glenn nine

    We have opened a biker friendly tearoom and bar in Dalwhinnie, the start of possibly the best motorcycle routes in the Highlands. We are located just inside the Gaingorm National Park.

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  • Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 2

    12 May 2010 by MCN

    Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 2

    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 instalments:...

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  • Putting an old bike back on the road

    12 May 2010 by MCN

    Putting an old bike back on the road

    Many of us have got one of our old bikes lurking at the back of the garage as a project to rebuild. But they have been off the road for so long that they predate Statutory Off Road Notification...

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  • New Givi Trekker adventure luggage

    12 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Givi Trekker adventure luggage

    Givi has just announced UK availability of its 'Trekker' hard luggage for the Honda Transalp, Kawasaki Versys, BMW R1200GS and F800, and Suzuki V-Strom. The luggage, which mixes plastic and polished...

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  • New Arrow exhausts for R6 and S1000RR

    11 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arrow exhausts for R6 and S1000RR

    Arrow have just launched their new GP2 titanium silencer for the Yamaha R6 and BMW S1000RR.   The exhaust is claimed to be much lighter than stock but is not road legal. It costs...

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  • Knox Biomech glove now available

    11 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Knox Biomech glove now available

    Following the release of the exo-skeletal Knox Handroid earlier in the year, the British firm has announced the launch of the second glove in its new Hand Armour range – the Biomech.   Its...

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  • Win Cadwell BSB tickets with Swan Honda

    11 May 2010 by James Keen

    Win Cadwell BSB tickets with Swan Honda

    MCN has teamed up with Swan Honda to give away five free tickets to the Cadwell Park BSB race on 23 May 2010.  Click here to enter The 2010 British Superbike Championship is shaping up to...

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  • Bike test site closed after crash

    07 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike test site closed after crash

    A motorcycle test site was closed for a week after a learner crashed through a fence during a practice session, suffering serious injuries The victim, thought to have been a young woman, is said...

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  • Learn the Nurburgring the safer way

    07 May 2010 by Andy Downes

    Learn the Nurburgring the safer way

    If you’ve ever fancied the idea of going to the Nurburgring but have been put off by tales of the nutters and crashes then a course run by a German BMW Owners club is perfect for you.  The...

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  • More drivers get away with using mobiles

    07 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    More drivers get away with using mobiles

    More people are getting away with using mobile phones while driving, government figures show. A new Home Office report reveals the number of fixed penalties issued for the offence fell 5% to 116,000...

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  • Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

    07 May 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Video: Crescent Suzuki extravaganza

    It was a Crescent Suzuki extravaganza at Silverstone's new Arena GP circuit recently. MCN was there to see the 2010 Suzuki MotoGP riders on BSB bikes, meet The Prodigy's Keith Flint and ride his new...

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  • New Oxford tailpack/tankbag

    07 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Oxford tailpack/tankbag

    The new Oxford X4 doubles as a tankbag and tail pack. It comes with magnets in the base to attach to the rank, plus all the necessary straps to secure it under your seat. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • Video: Haslams and F1 car lap Silverstone

    07 May 2010 by Marc Potter

    Video: Haslams and F1 car lap Silverstone

    Leon and Ron Haslam officially opened the new 3.66-mile Silverstone GP track last week. And to honour the occasion Silverstone has just given us incredible footage of the father and son team taking...

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  • Bike-supporting Opik is election casualty

    07 May 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Bike-supporting Opik is election casualty

    Motorcycling politician Lembit Opik has lost his seat in the Commons in an unexpected victory for the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrat, who has acted as a high-profile supporter of motorcycling,...

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  • Oxford's new all-weather sports glove

    07 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Oxford's new all-weather sports glove

    Oxford's new Bone Dry sports glove has all the features you'd expect of a summer sports glove but with the added benefit of a membrane that's claimed waterproof. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The...

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  • New Oxford Barrier chain lock

    07 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Oxford Barrier chain lock

    Oxford have released a new version of their Barrier chain lock, aimed at riders on the go, and in need of something to deter the opportunist thief. Save cash on motorcycle chains The chain is made...

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  • Always close to hand

    05 May 2010 by singill

    Always close to hand

    Here's the French equivalent to the white van man with The Sun newspaper on the dash. Taken on holiday in Nice.

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  • New Arai Axces revealed

    05 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai Axces revealed

    This is the first picture of the new Arai Axces helmet, an entry-level Arai available in black or white from this August. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets It has a Super Fibre Construction (SFC), a...

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  • New Fox sunglasses released

    05 May 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Fox sunglasses released

    Fox have unleashed a whole new range of sunnies on us this year. They're stylish, and claimed to offer unparalleled vision and comfort. Save cash on motorcycle products Pictured here are the new The...

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  • Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 1

    05 May 2010 by MCN

    Video: MCN Cambodian Adventure - part 1

    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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  • Bikes on TV: May 5-11

    05 May 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: May 5-11

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  SHED – Discovery Shed DSC - Discovery Channel  DHD - Discovery Channel HD EXS - Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) -...

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