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Bike News (October 2010)

  • Report every road defect

    12 October 2010 by yorkshiresteve

    Up 'ere in the southern Shire of York, the roads are getting so bad that I've turned to reporting every 'kin pothole, crack or fault in as many roads as I can. T'other day my 17 year old Daughter (whom I introduced to bikes earlier this year) was travelling on a few of the roads. As a learner she was being careful - the roads were wet and it was slippy out there. On one of the local residential...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 13-19

    12 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 13-19

    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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  • New MCN October 13: New bike special

    12 October 2010 by MCN

    New MCN October 13: New bike special

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 13, we have all the news on every new bike revealed at the Cologne Motorcycle Show last week. Plus, Jorge Lorenzo wins the MotoGP title, but is MotoGP...

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  • Illegally parked CCTV Smart car

    12 October 2010 by James Dark

    Illegally parked CCTV Smart car

    After reading the recent article about the CCTV Smart cars in London, I noticed this one parked (illegally, according to the signage about parking) just off Holloway Road in Islington district, and...

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  • Six-year-old rider becomes “Crusty Demon”

    11 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Six-year-old rider becomes “Crusty Demon”

    A 6-year-old boy has become a professional stunt rider, after being signed by daredevil team the “Crusty Demons”. Jasyn Roney, from Western Australia, will be performing 15m jumps on his his KTM50 as...

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  • Ride Spain with Spyder Club

    11 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Ride Spain with Spyder Club

    Want to ride Spain on an MV Agusta F4 1000, an BMW S1000RR or a Ducati Streetfighter S? How about all three? Following the success of this year’s scheme, motorcycle rental group Spyder Club are taking...

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  • Me, my niece and MCN

    10 October 2010 by zxboy

    Me, my niece and MCN

    I went to Ibiza for a week on October 2, making sure not to read my issue of MCN until I arrived. This is me and my niece, with my two nephews running for the sea in the...

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  • Start 'em young!

    10 October 2010 by kara89

    Start 'em young!

    Corey Lee aged 12 months. The hand belongs to his Grandad, who featured in 'Just Champion MCN' by Norri Wyhte in 1977

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  • 'Bonkers' road safety measure

    08 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    'Bonkers' road safety measure

    Highway chiefs have been criticised by a police accident investigator for erecting wooden screens to stop motorcyclists seeing traffic as they approach a roundabout. The screens are in the middle of...

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  • DVLA apologises

    08 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    DVLA apologises

    The DVLA has apologised and renewed a commitment to send motorcyclists their old licences back after failures were exposed by MCN. The promise to return old licences was made last year after hundreds...

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  • Exclusive look at Spyke's 2011 range

    08 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Exclusive look at Spyke's 2011 range

    Take a look at this video for a sneak peak at Spyke's 2011 range of motorcycle kit. You may have to put up with some models prancing about, but it'll give you an idea of what to expect from the...

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  • New book tell history of Husqvarna

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New book tell history of Husqvarna

    ‘Husqvarna Succes’, published next month is said to be the first history of the iconic brand. It’s written by by one of the Swedes who contributed to its American success in the desert and in the...

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  • New Merino baselayers from EDZ

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Merino baselayers from EDZ

    If you've never tried Merino wool you’re missing out. Apart from being snug and warm it's very absorbent and naturally resistant to odours. EDZ's latest base layer has flat seams, offers a cosy fit,...

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  • Autumn danger for young riders

    07 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Autumn danger for young riders

    Autumn is the most dangerous time of year for teenage moped riders, according the Institute of Advanced Motorists. The IAM said casualties of young riders rose as many started college or a job after...

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  • Braided brake lines from R&G Racing

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Braided brake lines from R&G Racing

    R&G Racing is now offering a full range of motorcycle braided brake lines. Save cash on motorcycle products Only available in black, single front kits and rear lines start at £29 with twin-line...

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  • New open-face Arai helmets

    07 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New open-face Arai helmets

    As well as the new Chaser V, Arai have today launched a new open-face helmet range, designed to offer more protection, more comfort, and a better fit without detracting from the benefits of an...

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  • New Arai 'Chaser V' launched today

    06 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Arai 'Chaser V' launched today

    Arai launches its 2011 range at the Cologne show today, and as well as the mouthwatering carbon RX-7 RC and entry-level Axces that we’ve already shown you in recent months, there is a new mid-price...

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  • New Remus exhaust for Super Tenere

    06 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Remus exhaust for Super Tenere

    Remus have released this new Hexacone exhaust for the new Yamaha Super Tenere. The road legal can with removable baffle is available in stainless steel (£370) and titanium (£413) versions, and is...

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  • Videos of the week - October 6

    06 October 2010

    1. Twelve O’clock in Baltimore This documentary by director Lotfy Nathan explores illegal dirt bike riding through the streets of Baltimore, USA. Filming is ongoing and the crew are looking for funding to finish filming this unique, wheelie-laden street scene. For more details visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1457073935/twelve-oclock-in-baltimore Source...

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  • Bikes on TV: October 6-12

    05 October 2010 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: October 6-12

    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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  • Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

    04 October 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Have you had an accident at this roundabout?

    This roundabout sits at the A1 / A61 junction between Thirsk and Ripon in North Yorkshire. A half-inch drainage lip surrounds the central island and can be difficult to see on approach. If you have...

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  • Monster "Corse" custom

    04 October 2010 by Dan Apsel

    Monster "Corse" custom

    This Ducati Monster S4Rs has been given the Corse treatment by Motoblog reader "Patrick of Assisi". The custom racer sports a feast of superficial changes [in fact, if it can be changed, it has been],...

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  • Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

    04 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Gimoto create 'world's safest race suit'

    Italian firm Gimoto's new WAS+ one-piece suit exceeds the standard required for the whole garment to receive level 2 CE approval. Launched at this week's Cologne show, the suit starts at 1250 Euros...

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  • Shark launches new Race-R helmet

    04 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Shark launches new Race-R helmet

    The new Race-R Pro and Race-R from Shark will replace the RSR2 helmets at the top of the firm’s range. The Race-R Pro is a new high end model made of carbon composite, while the Race-R doesn’t feature...

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  • Just another biker's birthday cake

    03 October 2010 by Philip Hill

    Just another biker's birthday cake

    Here's a picture of my Grandad's 80th birthday cake. Not only is he a keen motorcycle enthusiast but he's also a proficient tap dancer (note the tap shoes on the cake).

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  • Seaside Flyers

    01 October 2010 by tom

    Seaside Flyers

    Just a few photos of the Seaside Flyers having a ride to Newport Superbikes to check out some of their bikes, then back to Porthcawl for a coffee.

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  • Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

    01 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Cycle lobby’s bus lane legal challenge

    Cycle groups are planning a legal bid to have motorcycles booted out of bus lanes. They are promising court action challenging our access to bus lanes, which they say should be their ‘haven’. The...

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  • Brembo's helmet explained

    01 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Although we first saw this new helmet from Brembo (yes, THAT Brembo) at last year's Milan show, in November, they're only now on the brink of being released to dealers. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets MCN will be testing one over the coming months, but for now here's the lowdown on the new lids and their natty retaining strap technology. 

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  • New Weise winter gloves

    01 October 2010 by Marc Abbott

    New Weise winter gloves

    Weise has introduced two new winter gloves, claimed to be ideal for urban riders and commuters alike. Save cash on motorcycle gloves The Sportec is claimed waterproof and breathable, warm and...

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