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Bike News (June 2000)

  • It’s gonna get you

    23 June 2000

    It’s gonna get you

    UNRELENTING rain smacks off my visor. Somewhere in the pitch-blackness, in the turbulent air behind me, something evil has picked up my scent. I hear the unmistakable sound of a V-twin engine...

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  • This thing has grown bigger than all of us

    16 June 2000

    This thing has grown bigger than all of us

    IT’S official. Ducati is not just a motorcycle maker, it’s a cult brand, like Harley-Davidson or Caterpillar. They’ve reached a stage in their relatively short career where the name Ducati has become...

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  • Welcome back to the playground

    16 June 2000

    Welcome back to the playground

    LIFE is hard. There are those who can amble through it not worrying about the next big bill, but they are a privileged few. The rest of us have long forgotten that happy, simple land where children...

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  • Big on the Island

    09 June 2000

    Big on the Island

    GETTING noticed at the TT gets harder every year. There are about 15,000 bikes parked along Douglas promenade on any given day and so many specials and rare exotica on display that your average...

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  • It’s been a hard day’s fortnight

    09 June 2000

    It’s been a hard day’s fortnight

    ROLL off the ferry for the start of your Isle of Man experience and it comes as no great surprise that everything is laid on for you.The racing goes off when it’s meant to (weather permitting) the...

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  • Change your scenery

    09 June 2000

    Change your scenery

    SOME bikes create dilemmas. And this is one of them. You know you’re just nipping across town, so you put on your best trainers, polish your black visor and leave on your best going-out jeans. After...

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