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Good Cop Bad Cop.

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We’ve seen two very different sides to the law today, one good and one not so good. Watch the two videos below and judge for yourself. The guy on the GSX-R in central London clearly had a very lucky escape.

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Carl Fogarty – An Idiot’s guide.

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Your first contact with Carl Fogarty may well be watching him sitting on a camp cot in the jungle and wondering who the hell he is. A superbike racer? What the hell is one of them? Surely they could have

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Freddie Spencer, Christian Sarron and Wayne Gardner in London this weekend.

If you’re in London this weekend, head to Regent street for a chance to hang out with the guys, sounds like you’ll be able to kick the tyre on their race bikes as well, which is nice. Here’s the full

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SuperBike staff bikes – Honda Montesa Cota 4RT Repsol edition – Part 3

Front end feel is good.

Having a HRC Repsol Honda in the garage makes us happy. And a hippity hoppity trials bike is a handy practice tool for childish stunts. This month we got schooled…

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Triumph Daytona 675R – Part 3

That is a picture of a very, very happy man.

The Triumph Daytona 675R is one of the most fought-over bikes on our long term test fleet. Chris loves it so much he won’t give it back. Ever. This month we’ve been to Wales…

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Crazy town ride on Yamaha XT660.

Stupid? Defintely. Easy? No, not really.

We’ve been chatting about how this chap rides. Clearly he has not a care in the world. He’s wearing a T shirt, singing while he slices through the traffic and appears to have zero concern for his own safety, or

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Need some oil? Like British Superbikes? Well step right up…

Eyes down for the showdown

Buy some Motul oil from our mates at Reactive Parts and get a chance to win VIP hospitality at Brands Hatch BSB

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New pants please.

ZX-10R Crash 3

R&G saves a ZX-10R, but leaves underwear woefully under-protected.

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Shoei commemorative beanies help to raise more than £7,800 in the memory of Simon Andrews

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In tribute to Simon and his life, Feridax produced the SHOEI commemorative beanie available for sale both online and in store to help keep SHOEI Rider Simon’s memory alive, to give his fans a chance to show their respect and

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Unofficial two up quarter mile world record.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you drag racing is just a simple matter of keeping your vehicle in a straight line. Click the image below… Two motorcycle drag racers made an astounding escape from high-speed disaster at Santa Pod Raceway on

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Robbery at the National Motorcycle Museum

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Well this sucks: some light-fingered bumbags decided to break into the National Motorcycle Museum.

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Exclusive Hel Performance Trackday – Be Quick!

Trackdays. We bloody love 'em

How about free tuition, a free lunch and a free Hel brake line kit for your bike?

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KTM announces the 1290 Super Adventure. Yes they are crazy.

You want more power? Yes please.

Yes, they are putting the motor out of the Super Duke R into an adventure bike chassis.

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£1,000 off new Suzukis – get a GSX-R1000 for under ten grand.

We'd still budget another £50 to dump the standard rubber brake lines

Suzuki is offering £1,000 off a number of its current model range; this means you can pick up a GSX-R1000 for £9,999, bringing it in at £2,000 less than a Fireblade.

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Bonneville Speed Week Cancelled

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Flooding, in the desert? Surely not. Organisers of the annual Speed Week Event at Bonneville’s Salt Flats in Utah have announced the event is cancelled due to excessive levels of standing water. 2014 marks the 100th year of Land Speed

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CLASSIC SUZUKI SUNDAY

Suzuki GB and the famous Super Sausage Cafe in Northamptonshire will join forces for the second time this year to host a very special Classic Suzuki Sunday on September 7. Welcoming iconic machines from Suzuki’s rich racing past, the Super

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Friday Funnies

A dog. On a bike. It's funny, OK.

Boobs and banter – that’s what it’s all about here at SuperBike.co.uk on a Friday. You’ve had your Friday Fold, now here are the Friday funnies:

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10 things that really annoy bikers

In no particular order, and for no other reason than because these things wind us up. How many do you agree with?   Scooter riders. Yes, of course across town a scooter is more than capable of keeping a 160-horse

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Throwback Thursday – Tina Tailpipe from the September 1985 issue of SuperBike

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What’s it like to ride a Police Bike? – SuperBike Magazine finds out

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Words: Shaun Pope Pics: Phil Steinhardt The Police, 5-0, Babylon, Nipple, Feds, Bacon, Filth, Rozzers, Fuzz or even the Fuzzy Muff – they’re all the same right? Out to part you with your cash and ruin your fun for good

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Motorcycle safety campaign aims to make drivers THINK!

A THINK! radio campaign has been launched to encourage drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced. Launching today,

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World Ducati Week 2014 in numbers.

World Ducati Week 2014 in numbers.

If you own a Ducati and you haven’t heard of World Ducati Week, shame on you. If you’ve heard of it and couldn’t make it this year, this is what you missed. 65.000 people in the circuit over the three

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Friday Fold – Shelley and the Triumph T595

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Road To Legend by Metzeler – A Focus On IOMTT 2014

If you enjoyed this year’s Isle Of Man TT you’ll like this short film from Metzeler on the 2014 races.  

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ARAI LAUNCH RX7-GP JOEY DUNLOP 1985 LIMITED EDITION HELMET FOR CLASSIC TT

ARAI LAUNCH RX7-GP JOEY DUNLOP 1985 LIMITED EDITION HELMET FOR CLASSIC TT

Arai UK and TheVisorShop.com are proud to announce a new Limited Edition RX7-GP Joey Dunlop 1985 Replica Helmet as part of this year’s celebration of Joey’s unique career at the Classic TT. Each of the 300 helmets will be numbered

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Triumph Live at Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon this weekend

Watching Kev Carmichael do nonsense like this is worth the entry price alone

This coming weekend, the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon is hosting Triumph Live – a weekend festival of all things Triumph. If previous years are anything to go by, then it’ll be a cracking event with great live bands, loads of bikes

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SuperBike Classic Test – May 1998 – Ducati 748SPS vs Kawasaki ZX-7R vs Suzuki GSX-R750

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FREE ‘TRAVEL PACK’ WORTH £1500 WITH ALL NEW 1190 ADVENTURES

• £1500 worth of accessories for free • ‘Travel Pack’ includes full set of hard luggage • MSC electronics package makes 1190 safest motorcycle on the road • Go further: 23 litre tank and 9,320 mile service intervals • 150hp, 230kg – 1190 Adventure sets

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SUZUKI ANNOUNCE £1000 REDUCTION OF SFV650

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Suzuki has announced a £1,000 price reduction of its middleweight SFV650, with the V-twin naked now available for £4,999. The revised RRP means that the already-affordable SFV650 can be ridden away for just over £75* a month with just a

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Try out the Yamaha MT range this summer

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Yamaha is taking to the road this summer, visiting five sites around the UK on their MT Tour. They’re giving you the chance to try out their latest MT range  including the MT-09, MT-07 and MT-125 as well as the

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Honda CRF250L – Part 3

Will a CRF250L wheelie? Does the (Shaun) Pope have a Monster Energy addiction?

It was going to happen sooner or later; the stunts have begun. The little Honda CRF250L has been a proper workhorse for us this last month or so. It has proven its worth charging through London city traffic, having enough

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Friday Fold – Mackenzie and the Aprilia RSV Mille R

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Yamaha MT-09

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Miles: 2197 Mods: Powerbronze crash protection     Pics: MOJOFFOTO   As you may have seen in the front pages of this issue we’ve been having fun on some pretty special machines this month. I was lucky enough to bring

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SuperBike staff bikes – Honda Montesa Cota 4RT Repsol edition

The problem with open face lids is, well, clear...

You’ll probably remember the Montesa from a few weeks ago. You may remember how we tricked you into thinking we were testing an actual HRC race bike with careful wording and picture selection on the opening page in the magazine.

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Ariel Ace Revealed

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Ariel Motor Company, the people behind the Atom sportscar, has unveiled the ‘Ace’. It’s the firm’s first motorcycle in over half a century. Being built in low numbers in their factory alongside the Atom, the emphasis will initially be on

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Friday Fold – Rachel and the Ducati 916SPS from June 1997

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Harley lays a cable

We would...

Fair play to HD, nobody would have guessed that they’ve been working on an e bike project. That said, of all the markets that’ll need convincing of the virtues of e bike technology, we imagine the average dyed in the

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Friday Fold – Claire and the Aprilia RS250

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Ghostrider talks to SuperBike

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Words: Shaun Pope Based in Sweden, Ghostrider’s been making films about high-speed road rides for more than a decade. Widely rumoured to be Patrik Fürstenhoff plus his mates, the black-clad stunt rider did the Top Gear ‘Stig’ thing early on,

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Simon Andrews beanie hat

Simon Andrews beanie

The recent tragic passing of Simon Andrews was a devastating blow to the whole biking community. To honour Simon’s courage and determination and after being given the blessing of Simon’s family, Shoei are proud to present the commemorative Shoei ‘Live

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Yamaha MT-09

Not at home on track the MT-09 is still good fun on sticky rubber

  Mods:  R&G tail tidy and crash protection. Termignoni full system. Avon 3D Supersport tyres Miles: 1618 Top of the list of changes for the MT was to sort out the pretty soft standard suspension both front and back. The

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Yamaha MT-09

It didn't take long to get used to doing these on the MT.
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Mods: Built an office extension to hold all the stuff that’s come for it Miles: A few   The MT-09 has arrived and as I predicted last month it’ll need a few tweaks to get it set up this year.

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Ducati Scrambler is coming, it’s official.

How it might look if you live on Mars.

However you choose to digest the fluff and creative cheese in the release below is up to you. The important thing to note is the new Ducati Scrambler is a real live, wheel turning ticking over thing that will be

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Yamaha MT-09

"Don't break it!"
Shaun collects the MT-09 from South Wales Superbikes

Miles: 0 Mods: Loads to come Image: Mojoffoto   This is exciting stuff, I’ve never had a brand new bike before and if I’m honest I don’t know where to start. The MT-09 is proving such a sales success on

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Keith Amor’s TT race week blog. Day five

The TT can be a really frustrating place. The gamble that I spoke about earlier in the week turned out to be exactly that. The 160 section rear tyre helped the bike run really well on the smooth sections of

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Friday Fold – Ava and the Suzuki Hayabusa from April 1999

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Shoei release Simon Andrews Commemorative Beanie to raise money for Charities

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Simon Andrews was one of the true maverick entertainers of motorcycle road racing and UK Shoei importer Feridax have decided to celebrate his life and raise money for Simon’s chosen charities with a Shoei branded beanie. Simon tragically died as

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B-17 display at Snetterton British Superbikes to pay tribute to Simon Andrews – Sunday 15th June

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If you’re attending the fifth round of the British Superbike Championship later this month at Snetterton (13/14/15 June) , it’s not just the racers you’ll see flying around the track. Fans are in for a rare treat during raceday (Sunday)

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Road. The Dunlop family story

Road, the Dunlop family story

I’ve just taken a break from watching Road, the Dunlop family story. Due for release on the 11 June, if you’re a road racing fan, you will love it. Liam Neeson narrates, adding a real blockbuster feel to the footage,

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Friday Fold – Jo Hicks and the Carbontek Honda CBR600RR

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