Bike News (June 2012)

  • Brotherhood of bikers!

    30 June 2012 by richie lake

    I want to thank a true biker who showed the real brotherhood of biking. I had just filled my Suzuki to the brim with petrol and pulled out of the station. When I turned right, the steering felt really stiff. At first I thought the steering damper had snagged. A few hundred yards later, the smell of petrol was overwhelming. I glanced down thinking I had left the cap open only to see petrol...

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  • Cagiva Elefant 900 - less than 30 left

    29 June 2012 by MCN

    Cagiva Elefant 900 - less than 30 left

    With just nine Cagiva Elefant 900s left on the roads of the UK, plus a further eight tucked away in people’s garages on a SORN, you might reasonably expect the Cagiva Elefant, one of the original...

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  • Theft victim’s website to catch culprits

    29 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Theft victim’s website to catch culprits

    A motorcyclist has set up a website showing CCTV footage of his bike being stolen in the hope it will lead to the thieves’ capture The website shows an hour-long theft of a £10,000 Triumph Daytona...

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  • Rider deaths fall - again

    29 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Rider deaths fall - again

    Motorcycle fatalities fell by 10% last year despite an increase in use, according to government figures. It’s the second major drop in two years, after rider deaths fell 15% in 2010. There were 362...

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  • Get set for Goodwood this weekend

    28 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Get set for Goodwood this weekend

    It's the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend! The historic Sussex venue will be alive to the sounds and smells of two-stroke, and home to some of the most popular and successful racers of all...

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  • Swindon's new 'motorcycle village'

    28 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Swindon's new 'motorcycle village'

    Blade Group, who bought up all the George White franchises last year when the mega-chain went bust, have announced the opening of a new 'motorcycle village' on Swindon's Elgin Road. The Blade Group...

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  • Video: World Ducati Week 2012

    28 June 2012

    Video: World Ducati Week 2012

    The biggest-ever World Ducati Week has just closed with 65,000 Ducati fans from all over the world enjoying four days of bikes and getting close to racing stars like Nicky Hayden, Troy Bayliss and...

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  • Bike theft and thieves caught fully on film but no arrests

    28 June 2012 by sovrec

    The theft of a Triumph Daytona 675 has been caught on CCTV fully showing all the thieves faces, their work, technique and their getaway (on a bike which can be hot wired unbelievably). Despite compiling this evidence, the rider has not seen any action by the police. Just how much more you could put in their lap to wrap up a case I cannot imagine. The victim has put an outline of the case and...

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  • 80-year-old grandmother on a Fireblade

    22 June 2012 by Ovski

    80-year-old grandmother on a Fireblade

    For six years my girlfriend's family and I have been joking about her nan having a go on a bike again. 50 years ago her and her husband went everywhere on a Vespa - fast forward to last weekend and...

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  • Win Alpinestars leathers with MCN

    21 June 2012 by MCN

    Win Alpinestars leathers with MCN

    MCN has come up with the ultimate package for anyone looking to buy a bike this summer. For three months, we’re offering our ‘golden seven deal’, a package that will help you find a bike fast,...

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  • Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

    21 June 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Ongar Motorcycles

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Triumph’s new Tiger Explorer 1200 is taking the adventure market by storm – the impressive triple already stealing sales from BMW’s dominant R1200GS. Now you can see it in the...

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  • Money off Powerbronze carbon huggers

    19 June 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Money off Powerbronze carbon huggers

    For a limited time you can treat your bike to a Powerbronze carbon-fibre twill weave hugger for only £99 (normal price £145) and get FREE UK delivery. The huggers are available for a range of 40...

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  • June 20 Bikes on the Box

    19 June 2012 by Alison Silcox

    June 20 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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  • New MCN June 20: British MotoGP special

    19 June 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN June 20: British MotoGP special

    In this week's MCN, out June 20, we have 11 pages of news and reaction from a thrilling weekend of racing at the British MotoGP. We speak to Cal Crutchlow after his heroic ride from last to sixth with...

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  • Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Italy

    18 June 2012 by MCN

    Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in Italy

    Hop across the channel, ride across France and you're in one of the most popular and beautiful countries in Europe - Italy. If you're looking for fun roads then there is of course the Stelvio Pass,...

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  • Riders for Health two seater ride

    17 June 2012 by EBNHEL

    Riders for Health two seater ride

    A big thank you to Riders for health, Randy Mamola and Ducati hospitality! My husband Carl booked me on the Ducati pillion ride - what an experience! I couldn't ask for any more from the...

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  • Day of Champions

    17 June 2012 by Laura68

    Day of Champions

    I was thrilled to again meet Bradley Smith before riding pillion with my other half Richard around the track with him and Niall McKenzie. Day of Champions is my favourite day of the year! Riders for...

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  • Radical Ducati Pantah

    15 June 2012 by MCN

    Radical Ducati Pantah

    This gorgeous reinterpretation of the original Ducati Pantah 500 is the latest from Spanish firm Radical Ducati. It’s actually based on a mid-‘80s Cagiva Alazurra 350 (which used Ducati engines before...

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  • Biker's BBQ

    15 June 2012 by Denis Divers

    Biker's BBQ

    Harry, Michael and Lily pop in for a BBQ during Queen's Jubilee.

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  • Speeding penalties set to rise

    14 June 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Speeding penalties set to rise

    Fixed penalties for speeding could rise from £60 to £90 under proposals announced by the Government. Careless drivers will become an offence that can be dealt with by a £90 fixed penalty instead of a...

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