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Bike News (March 2012)

  • When is a bike not a bike?

    30 March 2012 by Brian Thomas

    I had an accident in work a while ago and was asked to go and see a medical specialist in Rodney Street, Liverpool's equivalent to Harley Street. I suffer from chronic back pain and needed to park as close to his office as possible. I went to the parking meter and found that motorbikes are not allowed to park there, so looking around I noticed two bicycles chained to railings on the wide pavement...

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  • Danny Kent passes CBT

    30 March 2012 by Matthew Birt

    Danny Kent passes CBT

    Danny Kent is enjoying just as much success off the track as he is on it in 2012 after the rising British Grand Prix star passed his CBT this week. Kent, who finished second quickest in last week’s...

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  • Classic CCM thumper revived

    30 March 2012 by Andy Westlake

    Classic CCM thumper revived

    With four-strokes once again dominating world motocross it’s easily forgotten that 40 years ago the last ‘four-stroke MX era’ was coming to an end prior to decades of dominance by two-strokes such as...

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  • Mick Walker

    29 March 2012 by Tony Davis

    I was saddened to hear about the passing of Mick. He gave me a job in bikes, and turned my hobby into my life. He made me go on a Harley course which changed my life. I just wish to give my condolences to Sue, and Steve. I was his workshop foreman at Mick Walker Motorcycles from '76 to'81 when I left to become a police officer. Mick, God bless, supported me all the way through my application, and...

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  • Win a hotel room at the Isle of Man TT 2012

    29 March 2012 by MCN

    Win a hotel room at the Isle of Man TT 2012

    This year's TT looks set to be one of the busiest ever, with all traditional hotel rooms on the entire island already booked. So this competition is the only way you can you can get the TT experience...

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  • Motorcycles to ride out the fuel strike

    29 March 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Motorcycles to ride out the fuel strike

    On Monday, petrol tanker drivers from Unite, which represents drivers who deliver 90% of Britain's petrol, voted to strike after a dispute over pay and conditions. Downing Street has since encouraged...

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  • Busting cramp

    28 March 2012 by DazzleRebel

    Busting cramp

    I’ve been finding that after about an hour of motorway riding I start losing feeling in my right hand. With the amount of miles I’m covering at the moment it’s surely not doing my long term health any...

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  • Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in India

    28 March 2012 by Liam Marsden

    Adventure Map – motorcycle tours in India

    India is an incredibly diverse country, from snow-capped mountains to sun-baked beaches, lantern-lit villages to bustling city centres, India has it all. Royal Enfield Bullet 350s have been...

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  • Humber Bridge toll victory. Where next?

    28 March 2012 by John Westlake

    Humber Bridge toll victory. Where next?

    The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has managed to get the toll for bikes removed from the Humber Bridge. From April 1 2012 motorcycles will be able to cross the bridge free, instead of the normal...

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  • My special Hayabusa

    28 March 2012 by paul martin

    My special Hayabusa

    I own a fish and chip shop in Leicester and have a passion for the Suzuki Hayabusa - mine is a 58 plate in Ltd White with many upgrades. Galspeed wheels, Yoshimura exhausts,...

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  • New MCN March 28: MotoGP is go!

    27 March 2012 by Liam Marsden

    New MCN March 28: MotoGP is go!

    In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 28, we have all the news from the final pre-season MotoGP test at Jerez ahead of the first round of the new 1000cc class in Qatar. Rossi...

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  • MCN Ride Logger app for iPhone

    26 March 2012 by MCN

    MCN Ride Logger app for iPhone

    The clocks have gone forward giving us longer evenings and the sun has finally started to show its face, so it's the perfect time to get your bike out from the garage and go out for a ride. And why...

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  • March 26 Bikes on the Box

    26 March 2012 by Alison Silcox

    March 26 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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  • The good and the bad

    25 March 2012 by menalee

    The sun's up, the bikes out and already this weekend I have seen the best and worst of the biking fraternity. The good: The rider who parked up and flagged riders down to save some serious issues on spilt diesel. The Bad: The Aprilia rider who overtook uphill approaching a bend around which a car came,;how this guy made the fast closing gap I do not know. This act only served to reinforce car...

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  • Revealed: Rossi's new AGV PistaGP helmet

    24 March 2012 by Marc Abbott

    Revealed: Rossi's new AGV PistaGP helmet

    AGV and Valentino Rossi have officially launched the all-new PistaGP race lid that he's been wearing in pre-season tests and will use for the 2012 MotoGP season. Although no UK price has been...

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  • New bike tax rates

    23 March 2012 by Steve Farrell

    New bike tax rates

    Motorcycle road tax has increased by as much as 3.7% in the Budget. The rate has risen for all motorcycles except those up to 150cc. A year’s tax for bikes over 600cc will cost £76 instead of £74.

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  • Goodwood celebrates two-strokes

    23 March 2012 by Michael Neeves

    Goodwood celebrates two-strokes

    This year’s Goodwood Festival Speed, held on 28 June - 1 July, will be alive to the sounds and smells of two-stroke and promises to be one of the highlights of the summer biking calendar. Grand Prix...

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  • MCE opens call centre for Sport Relief

    22 March 2012 by MCN

    MCE opens call centre for Sport Relief

    MCE Insurance will be supporting Sport Relief 2012 on Friday 23 March, with 100 staff all volunteering to receive donation calls. The staff will be joined by British Superbike rider Gary Mason, who...

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  • My chequered Kawasaki

    21 March 2012 by adam wagner

    My chequered Kawasaki

    Here's my ZX-6R G2, which I resprayed with a chequered design. I'm now starting to modify the performance. So far I've added a quickshifter, K+N filter, NGK plugs and an A16...

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  • Sorcha Swims the TT

    20 March 2012 by steviexbaby

    Sorcha Swims the TT

    Everyone knows just how long and demanding the TT mountain circuit is. It seems even longer when you swim the equivalent of the 37 3/4 miles. My eleven-year-old daughter did just that. Last week...

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  • March 21 Bikes on TV

    20 March 2012 by Alison Silcox

    March 21 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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  • Honda show bikes destroyed in fire

    20 March 2012 by Steve Farrell

    Honda show bikes destroyed in fire

    Honda show bikes worth nearly half a million pounds are feared to have been destroyed in a warehouse fire.  Up to 50 bikes were destroyed when the blaze tore through the premises of...

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  • Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

    20 March 2012 by MCN

    Destination dealer: Colchester Kawasaki

    ADVERTISING PROMOTION Motorcycles Direct, the group name for Lloyd Cooper Motorcycles in Watford and LidsDirect.co.uk, has now taken over ownership of Colchester Kawasaki making it the Number one...

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  • Nothing done about my accident?

    19 March 2012 by ltwyman

    Late last year I was hit whilst riding my motorcycle. The car rushed out of a junction and drove straight into my side. Shortly after, he carried on with his care-free day and drove away with little or no hesstiation. I reported the incident shortly after and nothing was done. Cameras were near by at traffic lights, but somehow no information of the driver was obtained. I had attended the...

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  • Willie G Davidson retires

    19 March 2012 by MCN

    Willie G Davidson retires

    Harley-Davidson's Senior Vice President Willie G. Davidson is retiring after nearly 50 years as head of styling. The 78-year-old grandson of one of the company’s founders, William A. Davidson, will...

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  • Coast to coast charity tour

    16 March 2012 by Nick Lojik

    Coast to coast charity tour

    I’m currently in the process of arranging a tour in order to raise awareness and funds for the charity Cancer Research UK in July 2012. In 2009, together with my two sons Anthony and Daniel, we...

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