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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Bird box disguised as a speed camera

    22 August 2011 by Andy Downes

    Bird box disguised as a speed camera

    A pensioner in Somerset has become so fed up with speeding road users breaking the 30mph limit through his village that he built a bird box in the shape of a speed camera and put it up outside his...

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  • Experience Africa and ride with GP stars

    22 August 2011 by MCN

    Experience Africa and ride with GP stars

    You can join Suzuki MotoGP rider Álvaro Bautista and 13-time grand prix winner Randy Mamola on the Riders for Health Experience Africa adventure ride in Zambia in November 2011. Participants will not...

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  • MCN Adventure – Top tips from Simon Pavey

    22 August 2011 by Michael Guy

    MCN Adventure – Top tips from Simon Pavey

    You never know what’s round the corner on any adventure ride, so to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality MCN spent a day with Dakar legend Simon Pavey to get his top tips. From how to cross a...

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  • Olivia and her new hero, Guy Martin

    20 August 2011 by ianpee

    Olivia and her new hero, Guy Martin

    My step daughter and Guy Martin - her new hero at the Ulster GP. We waited for ages for him to turn up on the Friday public paddock walkabout. Yes he had just got up to eat at the Relentless BBQ.

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  • "Elvis Day" hits Harley exhibit

    19 August 2011 by MCN

    "Elvis Day" hits Harley exhibit

    Britain’s biggest ever Harley exhibit marked the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death this week, with a day dedicated to the King. Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) hosted the event,...

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  • How to choose an Adventure bike

    19 August 2011 by Michael Guy

    How to choose an Adventure bike

    While the iconic bike of Adventure travel remains the capable BMW 1200GS, it’s not your only choice of bike when it comes to embarking on an Adventure. Over the last 20 years the challenge of riding...

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  • Hand built 'retro' is 125 money

    19 August 2011 by MCN

    Hand built 'retro' is 125 money

    With continuing resurgence in interest in 70s and 80s superbikes, riders are once again buying bikes from their youth. But unless you're after a true 'classic' version - ie original and standard -...

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  • Ghost Rider wheelie bid

    18 August 2011 by MCN

    Ghost Rider wheelie bid

    Patrik Furstenhoff, 43, is a bike mechanic from Stockholm with two kids and a nice house. He's also the man behind the infamous 'Ghost Rdier' videos, the counter-culture series started by an insane...

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  • New MCN Adventure

    18 August 2011 by Michael Guy

    New MCN Adventure

    Next week’s MCN, on sale 24 August, comes with a free 48 page magazine – MCN Adventure. We’ve brought together tales of epic adventure rides, unearthed the facts about bikes to use and spent time with...

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  • Rioters attack scooter rider

    17 August 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Rioters attack scooter rider

    Rioters have been caught on film dragging a rider off his scooter and stealing it. The learner rider is seen being chased and grabbed around the neck as he tries to negotiate his way through rioting...

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  • Bikes on TV: August 17-23

    17 August 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: August 17-23

    KEY TO CHANNELS:   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1...

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  • Foggy and Whit show at Manx Grand Prix

    16 August 2011 by Ricky Lount

    Foggy and Whit show at Manx Grand Prix

    Carl Fogarty and James Whitham are taking their chat show ‘Givin It Gas’ to The Isle Of Man later this month, just in time for the Manx Grand Prix. Fogarty who won 3 TT’s and 1 Manx GP said: “I’m...

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  • Britain's Got Biking Talent: Enter now

    15 August 2011 by MCN

    Britain's Got Biking Talent: Enter now

    We've had loads of great entries for Britain's Got Biking Talent with Carole Nash, including a submission from our youngest entrant, 8 year old Charlie Lawrence who proudly entered his first bike...

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  • Video: North West 200 DVD

    12 August 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: North West 200 DVD

    This year's North West 200 might well have been a little on the damp side, and it might only have featured one race (rather than the planned five), but Duke Video have still managed to create a...

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  • Video: North West 200 DVD

    12 August 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Video: North West 200 DVD

    This year's North West 200 might well have been a little on the damp side, and it might only have featured one race (rather than the planned five), but Duke Video have still managed to create a...

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  • Classics lost at sea

    11 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    Classics lost at sea

    These WW2 military spec BSA M 20, Matchless G3L and Norton 16 Hs are rotting off the coast of Egypt near the popular resort of Sharm El Sheikh. They form part of the cargo of SS Thistlegorm, along...

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  • Unrestored Brough predicted to hit £38,000

    11 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    Unrestored Brough predicted to hit £38,000

    An unrestored 1937 Brough Superior SS80 is estimated to reach between £32,000 – 38,000 when it goes for auction next month. The 980cc V-twin, similar to the one famously ridden by TE Lawrence (‘of...

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  • Rare 1969 GP replica up for auction

    10 August 2011 by Ryan Spencer

    Rare 1969 GP replica up for auction

    An exact replica of an ultra-rare 1969 Villa V4 GP bike is one of the stars of a forthcoming classic bike auction. The original Moto Villa 250cc V4 was built in 1968 by Francesco Villa. Unfortunately...

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  • Have you been affected by riots?

    09 August 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Have you been affected by riots?

    A mob dragged a motorcyclist from his £9000 superbike and made off with it during rioting in London yesterday. Andy Burt, 47, was riding his year-old Honda CB1000R home from work in central...

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