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Speeding biker
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In the past few days the biking interwebs have gone into meltdown over the four-month sentence and five-year ban handed to Scot Barry Gray for speeding at 149mph. Make no mistake, that was a dumb move. But a four-month prison sentence? Not even suspended? When known motorcycle thieves get handed

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Mopd motorcycle on maintenance course
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OK, so it’s a scooter. But they all count. It’s a nice feeling when you are able to put something back into the biking community. So when a member of the Biker & Bike team heard about an unregistered scooter that, following a death in the family, wasn’t going to

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Broken gearbox parts
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Sumpin’s wrong What follows, in this and subsequent posts, is basically the story of my own biker ineptitude, heavily laced with the quirks of running an old bike/s. And of buying cheap gear. All mixed in with having shoddy mates and the idea that I might actually be cursed with

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Bolton News headline
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In the face of everything that is thrown at us, the epidemic level of theft, the bike-jackings, muggings and worse; the punitive new legislation on its way and just the simple fact that non-bikers seem to have completely the wrong idea about us, bikers have proved that, despite everything, we

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Failing to stop
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YouTube channel Yamaha fz1 just uploaded a video of the police sitting, and just watching, as two fully-loaded scooters, neither having number plates, go straight through a red light. One had clearly been riding on the pavement too. Correct us if we are wrong, but we are pretty sure that

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Bike with the message Stop Motorcycle Thefts
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It was, I think everyone agrees, a great day out. The reason we all gathered together is not so great. There is a bike theft crime wave happening in many big cities and in London it has reached almost epidemic levels. We were there to send a message out to

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Daytona T595 racing cowl
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Has anyone seen my numberplate? What follows, in this and subsequent posts, is basically the story of my own biker ineptitude, heavily laced with the quirks of running an old bike/s. And of buying cheap gear. All mixed in with having shoddy mates and the idea that I might actually

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BMW R nineT Racer
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BMW have caused quite a stir at Intermot, the bike industry’s annual trade show. Amongst the launch-fest of new bikes from virtually every manufacturer, two bikes stood out, the BMW R nineT Pure and especially, it’s faired cousin, the R nineT Racer. Both bikes come from the genesis, R nineT

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Triumph daytona Brands Hatch
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The Clown Bike. I wreck shit. That’s all you really need to know. What follows, in this and subsequent posts, is basically the story of my own biker ineptitude, heavily laced with the quirks of running bikes that definitely could do with an MOT. And of buying cheap gear. All

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