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Moped rider Rammed
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Tasking the police with dishing out punishment to moped criminals in the guise of preventative medicine may seem like a nice idea, but the reality of a constabulary unfettered by the constraints of ‘reasonable force’ is a dreadful proposition, writes Kevin Turner In Moped Justice Part 2: Ramming is justified

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moped criminals
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In Moped Justice Part 2, Biker & Bike Editor Ian Malone argues that the use of aggressive stop tactics is wholly justified and should have been implemented sooner. See the previous article, Moped Justice Part 1: The police are wrong to ram  It’s fair to say there were raised eyebrows

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Beeline motorcycle navigation
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The Beeline Moto motorcycle navigation system takes a new approach to GPS-based guidance. We’ll be following the team behind it as they bring the new device to market, hopefully giving them a few insights into what bikers are looking for. This article follows on from Jock’s article on Sat nav

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News that the police will use ramming and other radical stop tactics has been met with almost universal approval from bikers and ordinary members of the public. But not a certain MP… As news spread on Friday that the Met Police was now allowing specialist ’Skorpion’ drivers to literally ram

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moped criminals rammed
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The Met Police releases a series of dramatic videos showing officers ramming moped-riding criminals from their stolen bikes, a new tactic that has helped see a 38% reduction in moped theft. London’s Metropolitan Police has released video footage showing they are using tactical stop – blocking manoeuvres, including ramming – to

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AdviceLife on bikes

Arctic countries ride specialist Gordon Stuart tells us how he plans a long distance motorcycle trip, from deciding on routes to choosing a date that works. Working full-time alongside having a wife & two small children means even an afternoon ride out to the countryside takes some planning these days, let

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what is the best adventure bike
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After a lifetime on sports bikes, the Editor of Biker & Bike has decided he needs an adventure bike. So naturally, he asked around to find out what is the best adventure bike. He didn’t get the answer he was expecting. I’ll be honest, I was going to buy an

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Having fully embraced his inner clown with his Grom addiction, Jock replaces it with a Honda Monkey Bike and starts a new journey that will probably end with him burning the credit card. We have a feeling this is not going to be the last we hear of this… In

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Romano Fenati
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According to motogp.com, disgraced Moto2 rider Romano Fenati is set to return to racing with a seat at the Marinelli Snipers Team – the same team that sacked him after he pulled on the brake of a competitor during a championship race. If the rumours are true, Fenati will ride

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London Motorcycle Theft closes business
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Do motorcycle theft and ULEZ pose a serious threat to London’s motorcycle industry?  The closing of London’s largest independent motorcycle dealer, Metropolis, could be a sign that the capital’s motorcycle industry is in serious trouble. We talk to London’s motorcycle businesses about their future and find theft and legislation are

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