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Honda Grom addict
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In part 1: I am Grom, Jock tries to rationalise why a grown man would buy the modern era’s version of the Monkey Bike. Here in part 2, like a junkie trying to explain the loveliness of smack to his mum, he fills us in on the addiction. First time

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Honda Grom
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Across the world, grown men and teenagers are going nuts for a bike called the Honda Grom. Jock McJock (yes, he of BMW R1200GS and Triumph Street Triple 765RS fame), has joined the cult.  Jock McGromster Ok, so at 49, getting closer to 50, I bought a Honda MSX125, commonly

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Moped criminal
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A moped criminal operating in one of London’s worst-hit areas for motorcycle related crime has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Harry Wright, 21 of Canonbury Road, London, N1 was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, 20th February, to seven years imprisonment for three theft offences, possession of

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Scooter racer
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Former scooter racing champion Peter Hockley has restored his favourite scooter – after it was sitting in his garage for 40 years. A former scooter track champion may have had his favourite scooter stored in his garage for the last 40 years – but he knew he’d have it back

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Moped basher
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London’s Metropolitan Police and BMW have collaborated to produce a bike ‘designed to bash moped offenders off the streets.’ Revealed on the Metropolitan Police stand at the MCN London Motorcycle Show, the bike, an adapted BMW F700GS, has been built to a non-standard specification to allow officers to tactically pursue

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Bike thieves accused of setting fire to classic motorbike
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Bristol bike thieves accused of setting fire to a classic Triumph have potentially sparked a vigilante manhunt from the biking community, in a case that could possibly have been avoided. A notorious Bristol-based gang of motorcycle thieves who allegedly set fire to a vintage motorcycle have found themselves in hot

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Nick Sanders Tierra del Fuego
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Nick Sanders once broke the record for travelling around the world on a motorbike: 31 days, 20 hours, on a Yamaha R1 superbike. What makes a man do this? “Every day of your life you have a choice. Do you play it safe? Do the regular. Do the stay within

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Fred Hill motorcycle protestor
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It’s over 40 years since helmets became compulsory on a motorbike. Today, nobody gives a second thought to wearing a lid, so it’s not surprising that many people have never even heard of Fred Hill. But his story is worth hearing and indeed celebrating. It’s February 1984 and once again

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motorcycle theft
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European motorcycle theft statistics show many countries have a worse problem with bike theft than the UK. Except for the Dutch, who potentially offer a solution. In the UK we might think we have a significant problem with the theft of motorcycles, but other countries have it just as bad,

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Free tickets to the London Motorcycle show
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Win two tickets to the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show 2018 with Biker & Bike. We’re giving away two free tickets, valid for one of the three days of the show which runs from the 16th to the 18th of February, 2018 at the Excel London. To win, simply

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