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Bike News (February 2011)

  • Speeding biker fingered

    16 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    Speeding biker fingered

    A motorcyclist has been fined after giving a speed camera the finger because his mates said he wouldn’t get caught. Paul Collins, 26, was caught when police recognised him on the same road. The case...

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  • Video: new RST Tractech suit

    16 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    This week's MCN has the latest kit for sports riding from British firm RST. Save £££s on motorcycle leathers Here's a video to give you an idea of what goes in to their all-new, £379.99 RST Tractech one-piece race suit. More info: www.rst-moto.com 

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  • Suzuki launch massive competition

    16 February 2011 by John Westlake

    Suzuki launch massive competition

    Visitors to Suzuki dealerships between now and May 15 could get more than they bargained for – Suzuki has launched a new competition with a prize per week. There are thousands of pounds worth of...

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  • Video: Avoiding idiots

    16 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Video: Avoiding idiots

    Ever felt like you’re the only sane person on the road? “Avoiding idiots” – a YouTube video shot by Dubliner Rob Brannigan on his daily commute through the city – highlights some of the dangers faced...

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  • Peterborough gets new Kawasaki dealership

    15 February 2011

    Peterborough gets new Kawasaki dealership

    A new official Kawasaki dealership is set to open in Peterborough on March 1, 2011, located at Wheels Motorcycles (Formerly Taz Motorcycles and Stamford Superbikes). The full Kawasaki range will be...

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  • Bikes on TV: February 16-22

    15 February 2011 by Alison Silcox

    Bikes on TV: February 16-22

    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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  • No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

    15 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    No end to Cat & Fiddle speed camera scandal

    Britain’s first bike-catching average speed cameras are finally close to being switched on – weeks before they face the axe in spending cuts. Speed cameras bosses have at last fixed a cock-up that...

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  • Hollyoaks star launches babe search

    11 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Hollyoaks star launches babe search

    Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe, who’s also fresh out of ITV’s Dancing on Ice, is the face of the 2011 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad. Insurance giant Bennetts is looking for the next set of...

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  • Nexx Helmets producing first Hugo Boss lid

    11 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Nexx Helmets producing first Hugo Boss lid

    Nexx Helmets are producing the first Hugo Boss themed lid for worldwide sale. Designed to fit with a "dynamic masculine lifestyle", this "exclusive" helmet from the Portuguese manufacturer has been...

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  • New self-locking bike lock

    11 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Here’s a video of the ‘Gorilla Lock’ in action. It’s a self-locking, anchored lock which the makers claim does away with the need for a chain. You just ride in and the bike’s front wheel is locked to the unit. Save cash on motorcycle security It costs £279.99 plus £35 for the ground anchor.

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  • No more numb bums

    09 February 2011 by Carli Ann Smith

    No more numb bums

    Ever had that uncomfortable feeling? The one just before everything below your waistband goes numb whilst riding your bike? It's pretty obvious that the designers of regular pants for everyday wear...

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  • Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

    09 February 2011 by Trevor Franklin

    Donington Park’s Redgate Lodge disappears

    Donington Park’s £1m upgrade of the Leicestershire circuit has led to the demise of one of the most famous ‘post race’ drinking haunts, Redgate Lodge. Donington says the removal of the Lodge was...

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  • BBC announces 2011 MotoGP team

    09 February 2011 by MCN

    BBC announces 2011 MotoGP team

    The BBC has announced Matt Roberts will replace Jennie Gow as the lead presenter of the 2011 MotoGP television coverage. MCN revealed last week Gow wasn’t being taken on for another season despite an...

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  • Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: John Mair

    09 February 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: John Mair

    When John Mair entered the Bennetts Biker Dream competition, his request was modest – a pair of Bluetooth compatible helmets for himself and his nine-year-old daughter, so that they could better...

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  • Macau Racers

    08 February 2011 by John Donnelly

    Macau Racers

    Bumped into a couple of racers in Heathrow on their way to the Macau Grand Prix. Gary Johnston sorted out a Paddock pass for me. Thanks as well to Stuart Easton (Winner) and Keith Amor, his Kawasaki...

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  • New MCN February 9: Ducati Diavel ridden

    08 February 2011 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN February 9: Ducati Diavel ridden

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale February 9, we test the all-new Ducati Diavel and try to figure out where it fits in. Also in this week's MCN, we ride the new Suzuki GSX-R750, and...

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  • TT Ace Ian Hutchinson is MCN’s Man of the Year

    07 February 2011 by Steve Farrell

    TT Ace Ian Hutchinson is MCN’s Man of the Year

    Road racing legend Ian Hutchinson said he was “overwhelmed” to receive MCN’s coveted Man of the Year award at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Show yesterday. Hutchinson, who made history at the TT in June...

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  • KTM opens stores in Dubai and Brazil

    07 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    KTM opens stores in Dubai and Brazil

    Austrian firm KTM is going global, with the opening of flagship stores in Dubai and Brazil.   KTM Dubai - opened just a few days ago - is reportedly aimed at the burgeoning off-road market in the...

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  • New Lambretta helmets

    04 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    New Lambretta helmets

    Lambretta-branded helmets are now available in limited numbers – the perfect accessory for your classic scoot. Save cash on motorcycle helmets There are four open-face helmets in the range – the...

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  • MCN Motorcycle Show: Win a Green Hornet

    03 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    MCN Motorcycle Show: Win a Green Hornet

    No, it's not a Kawasaki. It's a Honda CB600F Hornet ABS in unique colours, crafted by the Japanese firm to accompany the release of the new Green Hornet movie. For your chance to win this...

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  • MCN Motorcycle Show: Santa Pod dragbikes

    03 February 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    MCN Motorcycle Show: Santa Pod dragbikes

    This behemoth is a drag bike powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome H1200 engine and musters up 2400bhp. The acceleration? It can reach up to 200mph in 6 seconds. To find out more, visit the Santa Pod stand...

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  • MCN Motorcycle Show: Barry Sheene's XR14

    03 February 2011 by MCN Newsdesk

    MCN Motorcycle Show: Barry Sheene's XR14

    This is the very Suzuki XR14 on which Barry Sheene won his first GP in Assen in 1975 - beating Agostini and Read at the last corner -  and you can see it at The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle...

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  • Destination dealer: Hunts Motorcycles

    03 February 2011 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Hunts Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Established for over 50 years on the same site in Burnage, Manchester, Hunts is the name to trust in the north west and goes from strength to strength as one of the largest new...

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  • Video: MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show opens

    03 February 2011 by Andy Downes

    Video: MCN Carole Nash Motorcycle Show opens

    The Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show is now open with hundreds of showgoers already inside viewing new bikes and waiting for the amazing Revolution stunt and entertainment show which starts at 1pm. The...

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  • MCN in Zante

    02 February 2011 by matt williams

    MCN in Zante

    Me and my Dad on our rented scooters on the island of Zante. Just enough time to stop and read MCN.

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  • Video: Indoor trials action

    02 February 2011 by Marc Abbott

    Duke Video's new 2010 World Indoor Trials review is a must-see for fans of the sport – even if Spain's Toni Bou did stroll to victory. The DVD has all the best of the action from each of the five rounds. More info: www.dukevideo.com.

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  • Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Victoria Baum

    02 February 2011 by MCN

    Bennetts Biking Dreams winners: Victoria Baum

    Bennetts made yet another biker’s dream come true recently when they fulfilled Victoria Baum’s wish to go on a track day with expert coaching from World Superbike rider, James Toseland. Victoria, who...

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  • MCN Revolution takes shape!

    02 February 2011 by MCN

    MCN Revolution takes shape!

    MCN editor Marc potter is at the ExCel Arena ahead of the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show for the Revolution rehearsals and has just sent through this image of the stage starting to take shape. Also...

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  • Weston Beach Race to move?

    02 February 2011 by Dan Aspel

    Weston Beach Race to move?

    The Weston Beach Race could be forced to relocate, after a rival firm usurped the contract held by the annual event for the past thirty years. RHL Activities - which owns all rights to the...

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