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motorcycle theft cash reward
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Motorcycle Action Group is offering a reward of £10,000 for information that leads to the conviction of thieves who steal a member’s bike. Biker’s rights organisation the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) is stepping up its fight against motorcycle crime by offering a reward scheme and easier ways to report and

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motorcycle thief
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Habitual motorcycle thief Nathan Bick has been jailed again, this time for attacking a police officer with a claw hammer. Nathan Bick, the motorcycle thief who taunted police on their own Facebook page, has received a prison sentence for attacking a police officer with a claw hammer. Bick, 19, of

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smartbike
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Has the time come for our bikes to be a lot smarter – so smart they could defeat bike thieves, tell us exactly what’s wrong with them and even take control to avoid an accident? Is it time for the smart motorcycle to arrive? It’s rare for me to be

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motorcycle technology
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Marc takes a look at motorcycle technology and wonders if it makes for better riders and why so many bikers simply don’t want to adopt it. I read a copy of EasyRider magazine in the early 80s. I didn’t know any better back then. People used to send letters, on

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Motorsport insurance
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Professional and amateur motorsport in the UK could come to an end if proposed EU rules on compulsory insurance are not rejected. Track days, road racing, motocross and circuit races all face a premature end if proposed European Commission rules come in to force, warns the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA).

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women only motorcycle events
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An increase in women taking up motorcycling has lead to a successful series of events for women only. We look at four events where sisters are doing it for themselves. There aren’t enough women bikers, but the good news is the numbers are growing. For those that do take up

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motorcycle charging
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A dramatic drop in passenger numbers means Transport for London needs to find new revenue streams, possibly explaining why they will be charging motorcycles as much as heavily polluting cars to use the Capital’s roads. Motorcyclists baffled by Sadiq Khan and Transport for London’s proposed £12.50 daily charge to use the

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Hastings May Day Run
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The organisers of the Bike 1066 Hastings May Day Run are warning the police will be using a ‘heavy road safety presence’ during the event. More than 40,000 bikes are due to attend this Monday’s Bike 1066 event in Hastings, but the organisers have put out a warning saying the

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Harley-Davidson adventure rider
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Richie Finney is best known for grooming busy beards with his Captain Fawcett products, but he’s also getting a reputation for his exploits on a motorcycle, especially Harley-Davidsons. Richie Finney’s adventures have taken him to countless countries and across the world. If it has two wheels and an engine Finney

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burn calories riding a motorcycle
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Not only do you burn calories riding a motorcycle, but each ride can also give the majority of your muscles a workout. Proof, if any more were needed, that you are much better off going for a ride than wasting an hour down the gym. If you have ever spent

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