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Bike News (August 2012)

  • Glen Richards tests E-power bike

    31 August 2012 by mmwain

    Glen Richards tests E-power bike

    Over the last two weeks Glen Richards has been testing the Ecotricity Kingston University Ion Horse 12, successor to the Ion Horse 11 which finished third in the 2011 TT Zero and got within 400...

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  • Presenting Richard Cooper with his trophy

    29 August 2012 by Dave Dempsey

    Presenting Richard Cooper with his trophy

    We had a great day at Mallory Park where my son Joe and his new wife Sophia, who suffered a serious blood clot on her brain three years ago, were invited by Mark Jessop of the EMRA to present the...

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  • Aug 29 Bikes on the Box

    28 August 2012 by Alison Silcox

    Aug 29 Bikes on the Box

    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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  • Kawasaki Z1000

    27 August 2012 by Paul Hayter

    Kawasaki Z1000

    My 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 is a modified machine which I also use every day. I don't think it's modded to the extreme, but rather it has some nice subtle modifications which add to the beauty...

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  • Win 2 VIP tickets to Triumph Live!

    24 August 2012

    Win 2 VIP tickets to Triumph Live!

    Triumph Live is shaping up to be one of the best events of the summer, with top quality bands – the Kaiser Chiefs are headlining – plus stunt shows, racing, parades, and of course thousands of...

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  • New bike instructor Autocom kits

    23 August 2012 by Marc Abbott

    New bike instructor Autocom kits

    A new kit from communication firm Autocom is aimed squarely at bike instructors. The Dual Power kit costs £299 and is said to be easy to install and effective up to 100mph. The company also says it...

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  • Norton Commando 961 owners wanted

    22 August 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Norton Commando 961 owners wanted

    Have you bought a bike from revived Norton’s Commando 961 range? If so we’d like your help for an MCN story. We’re not going to ask to ride your bike. We’d just like to speak to you. Email...

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  • New MCN August 22: 110 Years of Triumph

    21 August 2012

    New MCN August 22: 110 Years of Triumph

    In this week's MCN, out August 22, we celebrate 110 years of Triumph with a celebration of the British firm's best bikes. We look at the highs and lows of 11 decades, including choosing the 11 best...

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  • August 22: Bikes on TV

    21 August 2012 by Alison Silcox

    KEY TO CHANNELS.   DRT - Discovery Real Time  DSC - Discovery Channel   DHD - Discovery Channel HD   EXS - Extreme Sports Channel  EUR1 (2, HD) - Eurosport 1 (2, HD) MOT - Motors TV   CH4 - Channel 4    CH5 - Channel Five BBC       BBCi – BBC Interactive ESPN – ESPN Classic...

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  • Parking charges in Liverpool

    17 August 2012 by Anonymous

    Below is the a reply I received to an enquiry I recently sent to Liverpool City Council about their proposals for charging for bike parking in the city centre: I refer to your query on 15 August 2012 regarding the above. I confirm that it is still proposed to introduce a charge for motorcycle parking in Liverpool. The details of the charge and how this could work is currently being...

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  • Finally back on the road!

    16 August 2012 by Phil B

    Finally back on the road!

    Having grown up riding trials bikes I thought I should get on the road, so I passed my test in 2005 and bought myself a KTM. I loved that machine and there wasn't much that...

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  • George Brough's SS80 goes to auction

    15 August 2012 by MCN

    George Brough's SS80 goes to auction

    Brough Superior founder George Brough's own race bike is to be sold at auction. The 1922 Brough Superior SS80, which was affectionately known as Spit and Polish, was raced by Brough and set an...

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  • Destination dealer: Motorcycle World

    15 August 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Motorcycle World

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION After many years of selling motorcycles in Northampton a move to brand new premises heralded a change for Motorcycle World early in 2011. Now a Yamaha premier dealer and only...

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  • Poll: What's the greatest Triumph ever made?

    15 August 2012 by MCN

    Poll: What's the greatest Triumph ever made?

    It's Triumphs 110th anniversary this week. Arguably, the Triumph range of motorcycles has been one of the most influential and important in the history of motorcycling, but which model is the greatest...

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  • August 15: Bikes on TV

    14 August 2012 by Alison Silcox

    August 15: Bikes on TV

    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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  • New MCN August 15: Rossi move special report

    14 August 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN August 15: Rossi move special report

    In this week's MCN, out August 15, we have a special report on Rossi's return to the factory Yamaha team. We speak to crew chief Jerry Burgess, Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner and also look at...

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  • MCN Ride to Work Day winner announced

    13 August 2012 by MCN

    MCN Ride to Work Day winner announced

    Congratulations to Mike Hull, who won the MCN Ride to Work Day award and a £500 Hein Gericke voucher, which he has put towards a new Hein Gericke Tricky 4 Gortex jacket. Mike works as a long haul...

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  • My new bike

    10 August 2012 by Anonymous

    My new bike

    My new bike - an '02 Kawasaki ZX-9R following six years owning a Suzuki Bandit 1200SK1.

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  • Amputee soldiers helped back into biking

    10 August 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Amputee soldiers helped back into biking

    A charity is helping soldiers who have lost limbs in Afghanistan get back into motorcycling. Suzuki SV650s and Aprilia Manas have been adapted so amputees can ride them on a track. The charity, run...

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  • Chippies for Bikers

    09 August 2012 by fivebyfive

    Chippies for Bikers

    Biker? Like fish and chips? Then chippiesforbikers is for you! Our weekday and weeknight ride outs around Lincolnshire (and further afield) inevitably end up at fish and chip shops, so we have decided...

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  • Have you got the UK’s best bike?

    09 August 2012 by MCN

    Have you got the UK’s best bike?

    Carole Nash and MCN have launched Built in Britain, the UK’s biggest bike competition to find the nation’s most talented bike builder. Previously known as Britain’s Got Biking Talent, it attracts...

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  • Northants HOC move home

    08 August 2012 by Stritchy

    Northants HOC move home

    Due to circumstances beyond their control (the old pub closed) the Northants and Milton Keynes branch of the Honda Owners Club has moved meeting place. They now meet at The Horeshoe, Sywell, NN6...

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