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Getting my 996 is a dream fulfilled

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

THE sight of the bike in front of me stopped me in my tracks and caused a sharp intake of breath inside my helmet. I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. Almost trembling with anticipation, I took the keys to a brand new Ducati 996 Biposto from the salesman. Or, more accurately, the keys to my ...

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Aprilia Futura recalled

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

APRILIA has recalled all of the first batch of Futuras in the UK because of a possible loose nut.A fault with a machine on the production line in Italy has meant that a retaining nut in the generator assembly may not been tightened to the correct torque rating. If not corrected it could work loose and cause damage to the ...

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Women on track days

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

Girls on bikes used to mean pretty pillion passengers. And you blokes seemed more than happy with a stunner of a girlfriend who would sit limpet-like on your back for the ride to the races, then step off, shake out her hair and have every bloke within 100 yards drooling. We don’t mind the drooling bit, but we certainly do ...

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Honda V5 GP bike breaks cover

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

THESE are the world's first action pictures of the all-new four-stroke Honda Grand Prix bike destined to start racing in 2002.The shots of the V5-engined bike were taken at Sugo in Japan today, where the bike was being track tested for the first time. The firm will field the bike in GPs next year when four-strokes of up to 990cc ...

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Scottish Indian gears up for larger scale production

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

The Scottish firm responsible for building just a few Indian Dakota-4s says it has been selling all of the £23,000 bikes it can make, so now is the time to go into bigger production.They plan to turn out 100 bikes this year as a step towards much larger-scale plans involving a new factory and world-wide exports. " We’ve had extremely ...

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Yes, it really is made in China

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

The machine pictured here is the first sign that China has what it takes to build bikes we in the west might actually desire.China is the biggest bike producer in the world, but it’s generally known for churning out copies of 40-year-old designs which may be cheap but are often less than cheerful.But the Zongshen ZS750 could change all that. ...

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700 miles by scooter

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

HONDA’s new Silver Wing is as happy touring two-up as it is dealing with the brake, swerve, squirt of urban riding in Europe’s busiest cities.The engine is new. It’s a four-stroke parallel twin with dual primary balancers for minimum vibration, with an automatic transmission.Just twist the throttle and the Wing surges smoothly forward. But when nailed from the lights, the ...

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The ‘sportiest’ sports tourer yet

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

DUCATI’S new ST4S has uprated suspension, new brakes and the 996 V-twin engine and our first ride reveals that all adds up to the most sporting sports-tourer yet.On Wednesday (April 12), Kevin Ash rode the new " S " version of the bike for MCN at a proving ground near Milan, Italy.He said: " It’s a great way for people ...

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BMW’s updated bikes ridden 1800 miles on first test

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

BMW’S latest bikes prove you can ride 600 miles a day without the aid of a chiropractor.Our 1800-mile round trip to the south of France included the chance to ride three updated models.And the flat twin-powered R1150RT tourer and R1150R roadster and four cylinder K1200RS sports tourer all took the trip in their strides.More than 600 miles in a single ...

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The shape of forks to come

Anonymous, 08 April 2001 00:00

Dutch designer Roel van der Heide reckons some day all bikes will be this way.Called the Chiqane 2, the bike that uses his system is the result of years of development.Van der Heide first developed a hub-centre-steered prototype in the late 1990s. The original Chiqane gained respect for its handling, but was let down by its 60bhp, 650cc V-twin motor ...

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