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  • Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘Should be considered’ says DfT. Yep.

    Hands-free phone ban for drivers ‘Should be considered’ says DfT. Yep.

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    How about this from the world of the ill-informed then? According to reports on the BBC, drivers could be banned from using hands-free mobile phones in England and Wales if a group of MPs gets its way. Current laws give the “misleading impression” that hands-free options are safe, they warned. While it has been illegal…

  • Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

    Got a loud pipe? Government reveals plans for sound ‘snooper’ tech trials in the UK to target noisy vehicles

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    Road users who breach legal noise limits could end up with fines if trials of so-called ‘acoustic camera’ technology is successful. This news comes from the Department for Transport which has said that it will test the noise-detecting ‘cameras’ in a variety of locations around the country over the next seven months. According to the…

  • MotoGP: Protests against Ducati aero-gate rejected by Court of Appeal. Qatar result stands.

    MotoGP: Protests against Ducati aero-gate rejected by Court of Appeal. Qatar result stands.

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    The Italian factory found to not have operated outside aero ruling. During the MotoGP race at the season opener in Qatar on 10 March 2019, technical protests concerning the use of a device on Ducati machines were lodged with the FIM MotoGP Stewards by Team Suzuki Ecstar against #43 Jack Miller (Alma Pramac Racing), by…

  • NEW GEAR: Michelin’s retrofit TYRE pressure management system.

    NEW GEAR: Michelin’s retrofit TYRE pressure management system.

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    Tyres in poor condition are the second most common mechanical defect contributing to motorcycle accidents – and that’s why Michelin has just launched its first tyre pressure management system for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. Created by British technology firm Fit2Go TPMS – a global licensee for Michelin – the new ‘plug and play’ retrofit kit…

  • Fenati’s not the first. Or the last. Dangerous MotoGP moves through history.

    Fenati’s not the first. Or the last. Dangerous MotoGP moves through history.

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    Romano Fenati isn’t the first rider to lose his cool while racing. That’s no excuse – but throughout the history of MotoGP, some of the greatest names in motorcycling have made some irresponsible and erratic decisions that have put other riders at risk. Here are some of the most famous incidents…   Freddie Spencer vs…

  • New police camera can catch speeders and phone users driving nearly ONE MILE away

    New police camera can catch speeders and phone users driving nearly ONE MILE away

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    POLICE have unveiled a speed camera capable of spotting speeding drivers from nearly a MILE away. The new bit of kit is currently undergoing in-field use by police in Gloucester to tackle offences like speeding and tailgating, but the quality of the image delivered at extreme distances is claimed to be so good that it…

  • What a moron! Prat films himself topping 189mph on a stolen bike in the UK – then saves it on his laptop

    What a moron! Prat films himself topping 189mph on a stolen bike in the UK – then saves it on his laptop

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    It’s believed to be the fastest EVER speed by which a motorcyclist has been convicted in this country – the phone footage shows Adam Campion getting pretty close to the double tonne on a stolen bike. Without bothering his brain cells too much, the scrote, riding someone else’s pride and joy, then took the footage…

  • Public’s dashcam and helmetcam videos being used as evidence by police to prosecute

    Public’s dashcam and helmetcam videos being used as evidence by police to prosecute

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    A pilot scheme for police forces to use dashcam footage sent to them by ordinary members of the public as a source of evidence allowing them to prosecute law breaking on the roads could go nationwide across the UK. Operation Snap, as it’s called, is pioneering the use of dashcams after a boom in the…

  • Government cracks down on motorists using mobile phones

    Government cracks down on motorists using mobile phones

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    As of today, if you’re caught using a phone within two years of passing your test you’ll have your licence revoked – and if you’ve been driving longer than two years and you get caught, you can expect six points and a £200 fine. What is the law? It is illegal to ride a motorcycle…

  • Launch ride: Harley-Davidson Touring range with the new Milwaukee-Eight engine

    Launch ride: Harley-Davidson Touring range with the new Milwaukee-Eight engine

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    Surely one of the world’s most emotive motorcycle brands, owners will tell you how much they love Harleys due to their size, style, and most of all that ‘potato-potato’ engine note. The first H-D motor was the Atmospheric V-Twin, an 811cc 45° vee making just seven horsepower. Over the years we’ve seen – among others –…

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