Bike News (Jan - Dec 2001)

  • Review of the Year 2001

    30 December 2001

    Review of the Year 2001

    Join us for a look back at the motorcycling news of the year.If you think we missed anything important, let us know by posting on the news board in Talk Bikes.April 23: Foot and Mouth hits the TT:...

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  • Yamaha R1

    23 December 2001

    Yamaha R1

    Steve Jenks has spent £11,000 tweaking his Yamaha R1 The roll call of his added extras is pretty impressive but he reckons he’s done it on the cheap. At full cost the total would have been over...

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  • Ducati 748

    23 December 2001

    Ducati 748

    Grahame Butcher, 47, is a franchisee for Amtrak Express Parcels. He spent £11,300 tricking up his Ducati 748Grahame is a man you’ll love to hate He pays under £300, fully comp, for this super-trick...

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  • Taking tweaking to extremes

    23 December 2001

    Taking tweaking to extremes

    The moment some people get a new toy, they have to start modifying. For most of us, that means maybe a mild bit of tuning, a new shock and re-worked forks. But some people want to follow that road a...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R1100

    23 December 2001

    Suzuki GSX-R1100

    Lee workman, 31, is a manufacturing engineer at Land Rover. He has forked out £12,000 spicing up his GSX-R 1100MAaah, the sight of a Suzuki GSX-R1100M. No matter the guise, there are few things as...

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  • Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

    23 December 2001

    Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

    Ian Burgess, 44, runs his own building firm. He has shelled out around £10,000 on top of his stock Hayabusa.Ian Burgess wanted an even bigger engine in his Hayabusa so he took it to TTS.In common with...

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  • Yamaha Fazer 600

    23 December 2001

    Yamaha Fazer 600

    William Rae, 34, is a courier. His 600 Fazer cost him £10,000 Fazer 600s, good bikes. They helped prove budget bikes didn’t have to be blighted with soggy suspension and limp power curves. They also...

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  • 200bhp GSX-R… but it’s got three wheels

    16 December 2001

    200bhp GSX-R… but it’s got three wheels

    Suzuki’s early GSX-R750 has always been a popular bike for special builders. French firm Motomate has taken it a mad stage further.Looking like the love child of a monster truck and a motorcycle this...

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  • Administrators confirm M&P closures

    16 December 2001

    The administrators dealing with troubled chain M&P have confirmed that half its shops were closed in a sudden move on Friday.Branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harrow, York, Welwyn Garden City, Stroud and Peterborough are now no longer trading.The administrators say they have been closed because no-one had shown an interest in buying them since the firm was put into administration.Shops in...

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  • Now you can submit your road tax responses

    16 December 2001

    Now you can submit your road tax responses

    Have your say on Government proposals to change road tax for bikes with this new website address.The original address published showed you the proposals but didn’t link to a response form. Use the...

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  • Join the crowds at our Spring Spectacular

    16 December 2001

    Join the crowds at our Spring Spectacular

    If you’ve already booked your chalet for the MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular, you aren’t alone. In just a month since we started taking bookings, 1500 people have already signed up.The event includes...

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  • Beam them up

    16 December 2001

    Beam them up

    Going so fast, it looks like they are using The Enterprise’s transporter room

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  • Suomy reveals new high-spec lids

    16 December 2001

    Suomy reveals new high-spec lids

    Suomy has revealed its greatest line-up yet, including an all-new range-topper, plus lids for Ducati and Aprilia.The Spec 1R takes over from the popular Gunwind as the No1 Suomy in 2002.It heralds a...

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  • Strange but true…

    16 December 2001

    Strange but true…

    Here’s our latest line-up for bike-related oddities from around the planet. If you know of something worthy of inclusion in our next collection, e-mail jon.urry@emap.comAUSTRALIA: Not content with the...

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  • It’s good to talk

    16 December 2001

    It’s good to talk

    Our Talk Bikes section is breaking new records as more and more of you register and head for the sections that most interest you.On Wednesday, the live chat with Foggy saw a record high in the number...

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  • Can you name all the FIM winners?

    16 December 2001

    Can you name all the FIM winners?

    The FIM called together all its 2001 bikesport champions for a gala dinner on Saturday night. Dougie Lampkin, Jamie Dobb, Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi were among those officially picking up their...

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