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Learn to wheelie in a day… or your money back

Anonymous, 28 January 2001 00:00

OVERRIDING your natural survival instincts is one of the toughest things a human can ever do.As a species, we’ve spent thousands of yearsrelying on our innateself-preservation instincts to get us home intact, whether we’ve been out chasing woolly mammoths or riding motorcycles at high speed.You may not realise it, but there are many occasions, especially in racing or stunt riding, ...

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Powervalves: the open and shut case

Anonymous, 28 January 2001 00:00

IT’S more than a decade since the term EXUP (Exhaust Ultimate Powervalve) entered the bikers’ vocabulary. Back then, most riders knew it was something to do with the exhaust and that it helped power. And they knew it must have been pretty good, because it was used on the best sports bike of the time – Yamaha’s FZR1000 EXUP. The ...

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A standard R1 just wasn't enough

Anonymous, 28 January 2001 00:00

MODIFIED R1s can be found at every pub meet in the country, but few are as desirable as QB Carbon's Yamaha. More than £12,000 has been lavished on the bike to turn it into the ultimate R1 - and it's an everyday source of pleasure for its owner. It was shipped to the UK by an American rider, who asked ...

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Suzuki’s biggest brute yet

Anonymous, 28 January 2001 00:00

THIS is the first picture of the biggest-capacity four-cylinder bike Suzuki has ever made – the new 2001 GSX1400.The photo appears to have been leaked from Suzuki’s own press material, which is due to be released in a few weeks. It shows the final look of the retro roadster, which MCN first revealed two weeks ago.The GSX will compete directly ...

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A year’s mileage…in a week

Anonymous, 21 January 2001 00:00

HINDSIGHT is a marvellous thing. How many times have you bought a bike – or any product for that matter – only to find a glaring fault become noticeable after a few months? Wouldn’t it be great if you really could " try before you buy " ? And I don’t mean take a bike round the block. I’m talking ...

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Tuners give ZX-12 and Blackbird over 200bhp

Anonymous, 21 January 2001 00:00

FEW Kawasaki ZX-12R or Honda Blackbird owners can honestly say they need more power - but that hasn't stopped the development of two kits to give both bhp beyond belief. American tuner Muzzy has come up with a bolt-on kit to up the ZX-12R's power from 175bhp to 210bhp by turning the bike into a ZX-14R. And Japanese firm Blue ...

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Hey, hey it’s a Monkey bike for the new millennium

Anonymous, 21 January 2001 00:00

HONDA is to mark the 40th anniversary of the Monkey bike by creating an up-to-date version of one of the strangest and best-loved machines ever made. In standard form, the bike should be capable of more than 30mph - not fast, but still a scary proposition on a machine smaller than a child's bicycle. One of the main selling points ...

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Special GSX-R1000 set to steal Ally Pally show

Anonymous, 21 January 2001 00:00

SUZUKI'S GSX-R1000 is hardly lacking when it comes to performance, but that hasn't stopped tuning firm Harris working its magic on one of the first bikes in the country. This GSX-R, which will be revealed to the world at next week's MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show at London's Alexandra Palace, contains many parts which eager buyers will be keen ...

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And you thought you’d never want to buy an MZ

Anonymous, 21 January 2001 00:00

By Steve FarrellDESPITE its best efforts, MZ is still best known to most people as a manufacturer of stinking, low-tech commuter bikes. But now it has its sights set firmly on superbike riders – and it is convinced its plans will transform the way we look at the company.MZ reckons its new range of large-capacity machines will persuade people like ...

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Anonymous, 01 January 2001 00:00

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