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Bike News (January 2012)

  • February 1 Bikes on the Box

    01 February 2012 by Alison Silcox

    February 1 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 Bristol step in to help

    31 January 2012 by Alison Hall-Cambridge

    I have been riding a 2006 Kawasaki ZZR1400 for nearly 5 years and I am still in love with the bike, so when Kawasaki announced the new one was coming I knew I had to have one. I ordered a new bike from George White on October 14, 2011. I was on holiday when the news came through about the company and I was gutted. The new bike was not only a pat on my back for a successful...

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  • Hollyoaks star launches Bennetts babe search

    31 January 2012 by Phil West

    Hollyoaks star launches Bennetts babe search

    Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter, who’s also fresh out of the BBC’s Dancing on Ice is the face of the 2012 search for the Bennetts Babes Squad The bike insurance specialists is looking for a new set of...

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  • Speeding fines set to rise to £100

    31 January 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Speeding fines set to rise to £100

    Fines for speeding could rise from £60 to £100 under plans announced by Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke. The fixed penalty speeding fine could rise by nearly 70% to fund compensation for victims of...

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  • Big bike trip - South Africa to China

    31 January 2012 by Rupert & Fanny

    We are riding KTM 990 Adventure motorcycles from South Africa to China and in the process raising funds for Autism Research Trust. Fanny, a former professional beach volleyball player, is the first Chinese woman to undertake such an adventure and has only 12 months riding experience under her belt. She has now successfully ridden 22,000km across Africa and has gained a local following in China of...

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  • Macmillan Cancer ride

    30 January 2012 by Ross Kirk

    Macmillan Cancer ride

    Myself and five friends are riding from Ollerton to Land's end, up to John O' Groats and then back to Ollerton (Notts) in 6 days. We are doing this to raise money and awareness for Macmillan...

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  • Legendary design chief leaves BMW

    30 January 2012 by Kevin Ash

    Legendary design chief leaves BMW

    BMW design chief David Robb has left the company after a disagreement with a colleague. BMW sources confirmed today that the man credited with transforming the firm had gone. BMW design has gone from...

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  • Petition to scrap new bike licence rules

    30 January 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Petition to scrap new bike licence rules

    A petition is calling on the Government to scrap planned changes to the motorcycle licence regime. All under-19s are to be limited to 125s and the minimum age for Direct Access raised to 24 under new...

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  • Lucky chap!

    28 January 2012 by stewwolfie

    Lucky chap!

    My gorgeous other half Susie on her old SV650, and me on my VFR800 Anniversary during last year's Durham Bikewise Easter Egg Run. Looking forward to getting Susie's new ER6-F out for this years...

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  • Over 80% of death drivers avoid jail

    25 January 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Over 80% of death drivers avoid jail

    More than four out of five careless drivers who kill walk free from courts, an MCN investigation can reveal. All but 48 of the first 313 people sentenced for the new offence of causing death by...

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  • Huge Ducati auction at Monaco Grand Prix

    25 January 2012 by Sam Loveridge

    Huge Ducati auction at Monaco Grand Prix

    One of the world’s largest collections of classic Ducatis, comprising over 100 bikes, is to be sold at auction. The collection includes a 1970 Ducati 450 Desmo 'Corsa', which was on display in the...

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  • My turbocharged trike

    24 January 2012 by Anonymous

    My turbocharged trike

    Here's my trike, powered by a turbocharged Rewaco 1.6 Z-tec motor, producing 185bhp at the minute. I'm a paraplegic and I use it for rallys thoughout the year. I usually cover about 12/13k a...

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  • Video: I, Superbiker 2 media screening

    20 January 2012 by MCN

    Video: I, Superbiker 2 media screening

    I, Superbiker 2 is the sequel to last year's I, Superbiker and follows the top six contenders of the 2011 BSB championship, Tommy Hill, Michael Laverty, Shane Byrne, Ryuichi Kiyonari, John Hopkins and...

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  • Ducati wins UK trade award

    20 January 2012 by Sam Loveridge

    Ducati wins UK trade award

    Ducati has won a UK trade award in recognition of its achievements in 2011. The ‘Brand Recognition Award’ is part of the UK-Italy Business Awards, organised by the British Government to formally...

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  • Video: New Avon 3D Ultra sports tyre

    20 January 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Video: New Avon 3D Ultra sports tyre

    British firm Avon have just released this video of their new 3D Ultra sports tyre. It's chock-full of info on the new rubber's construction. Here's the lowdown…

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  • Destination dealer: Motorcyclesdirect

    19 January 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Motorcyclesdirect

    ADVERTISING FEATURE Motorcyclesdirect.co.uk supply brand new Kawasaki and Sym motorcycles at the best UK prices. They check their competitors’ prices daily and keep their site up to date with the best...

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  • George White goes into administration

    19 January 2012 by Phil West

    George White goes into administration

    George White Motors, the UK’s leading motorcycle dealer group, has gone into administration this morning, MCN has learnt. Rumours of the closure began circulating early this morning with suggestions...

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  • Thanks for stopping?

    18 January 2012 by JimKnight

    On tuesday January 17 I was hit by a car on the A40 near Northolt by a lady in a black saloon. She decided to take advantage of a space in lane 2 which had just started moving about 5mph faster than lane 3 in which she was situated. Unfortunately she neglected to observe that there was an obstruction - me on my ER-6F (Hi-Vis included). God only knows how I managed to stay upright. The...

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  • Simoncelli not forgotten

    18 January 2012 by John Westlake

    Simoncelli not forgotten

    The reverberations from Marco Simoncelli’s tragic death last year are still being felt in his native Italy. At a Serie A match between Napoli and Bologna on Sunday night, the home side presented his...

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  • Friends and Fans SuperSic58

    17 January 2012 by Sandra McGuinness

    Friends and Fans SuperSic58

    My husband and I have been big MotoGP fans for quite sometime now and had in recent years been following the career of an upcoming rising star. Marco Simoncelli was larger than life both on and off...

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  • Yamaha V-Max stars in new Ghost Rider movie

    17 January 2012 by Sam Loveridge

    Yamaha V-Max stars in new Ghost Rider movie

    Yamaha’s 200bhp V-Max is the two-wheeled star of the new Ghost Rider movie due out shortly, replacing the custom Harley-Davidson that featured in the original film. The sequel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of...

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  • New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

    17 January 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 18, we test the new Kawasaki Versys 100 against the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger 1050. Can the inline-four cylinder Versys knock the R1200GS off...

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  • Bike test 2013 petition

    16 January 2012 by sammycw50

    We have seen the new test regime for 2013 and have created an e-petition to stop the test. Please fill it in: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/27455  

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