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Longterm report on the Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Anonymous, 24 June 2002 00:00

Riding a Harley in public is one thing, but admitting it can be tougher. Sports bikes and motocrossers have featured throughout my biking life, and here I am expecting you to take me seriously on an overblown cruiser. Why would I, lover of the kicks biking gives, slip over to the Dark Side; a world of tassels, polish, leather food ...

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Tell us if Ninja’s facelift works

Anonymous, 17 June 2002 00:00

British design company Xenophya is planning to give every popular superbike the chance to be as exclusive as an MV Agusta or Benelli Tornado.And their first target for a complete makeover is Kawasaki’s ZX-9R. Despite a fresh makeover for 2002 Xenophya bosses reckon they can easily improve on the big Ninja’s lines.This picture shows the clay model that should form ...

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Just added: Suzuki GSX1400 review and chat board

Anonymous, 03 June 2002 00:00

Suzuki’s beefy GSX1400 muscle bike is our latest addition to the masses of bikes you can find reviewed on motorcyclenews.com. Not only that but there’s a discussion board for owners and owners-to-be to chat about what makes this bike so popular.Just click on the Bike Reviews link on the home page of the site to find any one of almost ...

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Around the world in ninety days

Anonymous, 20 May 2002 00:00

In early August, eight teams of three riders each will tackle one of the most gruelling events in motorcycling – the Round the World Challenge. Meet ours.Jane Holmyard, Claire Janssenswillen and Nina Plumbe will aim to crack the18,000 mile journey through five continents, seven deserts, and 27 countries in three months.It’s an event that requires stamina, courage and a world-class ...

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The roads you voted for

Anonymous, 13 May 2002 00:00

These are just the first of dozens of the roads you have voted. We’ll continue to add to the list and improve it with links to map sites to help you pinpoint them.There’s no clear winner yet, so keep your votes coming. Don’t forget to include any pictures you might have in the e-mail and tell us why it gets ...

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Seventy new jobs in motorcycling

Anonymous, 13 May 2002 00:00

Would you love the idea of working with bikes all day? Well your dreams could be about to come true.Britain’s biggest chain of dealers, Carnell/Motorcycle City, has more than 70 jobs waiting for the right applicants. The company took the decision to boost its staffing levels following its recent test ride weekends.Customers had complained that the sales team were too ...

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Piaggio plans Big B-rother to X9

Anonymous, 13 May 2002 00:00

This summer scooter giant Piaggio will unveil another big scoot based on its 460cc X9.Called the Big B or B500, it will use the same single-cylinder four-stroke motor and boast similar performance at around 39bhp.Both will sell for around £4500 in the UK and only the funkier styling of the new machine will separate them. For some reason Piaggio decided ...

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First love never dies

Anonymous, 22 April 2002 00:00

Paul Long watched anxiously as the clock ticked around to midnight. He was ready. Helmet buckled, leather jacket zipped up, white socks rolled over the top of his boots.Finally, the clock began to chime and the moment had arrived. It was September 8, 1980 – Paul’s 16th birthday and the day he would finally get to ride the Yamaha FS-1E ...

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Piaggio tests 750cc…scooter

Anonymous, 08 April 2002 00:00

Piaggio is testing a superbike-sized 750cc V-twin scooter which it hopes to launch later this year. Disguised as an X9 500 at this stage, the new bike runs a smaller version of the four-valve single-overhead cam 850cc motor which MCN exclusively tested in a Raptor frame and chassis last month. It is not known if the new prototype uses a ...

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New BMW R1150GS Adventure tested

Anonymous, 18 March 2002 00:00

OFF-ROADING on a BMW R1150GS isn’t for the faint-hearted. But the factory have made the prospect of go-anywhere riding slightly more realistic with its new Adventure version of its hugely popular big trailie.So what’s different? For a start, the suspension at both ends has 20mm more travel, which is great for floating over boulders – though shorties and vertigo sufferers ...

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