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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2001)

  • Grime. Together we’ll crack it

    21 October 2001

    Grime. Together we’ll crack it

    Cleanliness is a personal thing. Some reckon they can get by with a quick rub with a wet flannel. Others fell no less than an hour in the shower is sufficient.It’s the same with bikes. You may...

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  • Machine of the Year (All-rounder)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (All-rounder)

    The winner has taken the term all-rounder and redefined it …it is the Yamaha Fazer 1000.Despite a stiff price that has doubtless turned off many buyers, the Fazer 1000 has still sold well and anyone...

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  • MZ Baghira

    21 October 2001

    MZ Baghira

    It’s a little known fact that MZ, former manufacturers of everlasting two stroke commuters (and, before that, GP champions) have been making supermotos since 1996. One was the twin headlight Mastiff,...

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  • Directions

    21 October 2001

    Directions

    You take a left, then a left, then a left and, oh just keep going until you see the chequered flag.

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  • Machine of the Year (Sports Tourer)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Sports Tourer)

    And in the last 12 months there have been some fine entrants into this sector to run alongside a few old hands, which it has to be said are still among the most popular bikes in the UK.But the winner...

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  • Victory’s new Freedom

    21 October 2001

    Victory’s new Freedom

    Victory’s latest machines may have conventional looks but there’s nothing old fashioned about the bikes’ technology.For 2002, all Victory’s get a new "Freedom" version of the firm's 1507cc, SOHC,...

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  • What women want

    21 October 2001

    What women want

    Chocolate, Robbie Williams and free minutes on their mobiles might be among the top answers you get when you ask most women what they want, but motorcycling women say better-fitting leathers would be...

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  • What’s the 2002 GSX-R750 like?

    21 October 2001

    What’s the 2002 GSX-R750 like?

    We’re about to find out what the new GSX-R750 is like with a first test coming soon. But what changes would you have liked Suzuki to have made?What gripes do current owners have that they would like...

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  • Step five: Drying:

    21 October 2001

    Step five: Drying:

    This is your chance for a coffee break. Letting the bike drip dry for a few moments won’t hurt. Taking it off the centre/paddock stand and putting it on the side stand will help water drain. But you...

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  • Step four: Exhaust

    21 October 2001

    Step four: Exhaust

    With after-market cans seemingly appearing on every bike over six weeks old, it depends what type you have, as to how you clean it. Many titanium cans come with cleaning instructions – if it does,...

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  • Wholesaler of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Wholesaler of the Year

    Congratulations to Lloyd Lifestyle, which has worked very hard this year to both expand its product range and profile and the level of service it provides to dealers, which is why it is a worthy...

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  • Step one: Preparation:

    21 October 2001

    Step one: Preparation:

    Once you’ve set two hours or so aside, there are some things you can do to make sure the cleaning goes better. First of all, make sure the bike is cold. Applying chemicals to a hot bike will do one of...

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  • Lifetime achievement

    21 October 2001

    Lifetime achievement

    This Award is named in permanent memory of the late Dave Taylor, a tireless campaigner for motorcycling and bike safety. Previous winners include legends such as John Surtees, Evel Kneivel and Willie...

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  • Overall Machine of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Overall Machine of the Year

    The winner was chosen from each category winner. The shortlist therefore is: Gilera DNA 125, Suzuki DRZ400, Yamaha FZS1000 Fazer, Harley Davidson V-Rod, BMW K1200LT, Yamaha FJR1300, Suzuki GSX-R600,...

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  • Machine of the Year (Trailie/Trail-style)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Trailie/Trail-style)

    A combination of factors convinced us that the Suzuki DRZ400 was the bike to win in this section, headed by its very healthy sales.It’s also a very versatile bike, and one of the few in this category...

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  • Machine of the Year (Tourer)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Tourer)

    What the judges are looking for is a bike that eats miles for breakfast, lunch and dinner while leaving the rider fresh and ready for more. For the second year runnign the winner is the BMW K1200LT.1.

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  • Product of the Year (Accessory)

    21 October 2001

    Product of the Year (Accessory)

    Every year this category proves so hard to judge because every year the tyre manufacturers seem to come up with even more desirable tyre which British motorcyclists clamour for. The Metzeler Rennsport...

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  • KTM LC4 Supermoto

    21 October 2001

    KTM LC4 Supermoto

    If you’re looking for the mad dog in this test, you’ve found it. The KTM LC4 Supermoto is a full-on dirt racer with 17 inch wheels and a bigger front disc. End of story.And you aren’t going to believe...

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  • Machine of the Year (Cruiser)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Cruiser)

    In the judges opinion, despite only just being released, the winner, and still the real thing…is the Harley V-RodOther manufacturers have spent years trying to copy the look and feel of a Harley and...

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  • Step six: Polish

    21 October 2001

    The machine needs to be dry for this – polish doesn’t work on a wet bike. Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need to apply polish by the gallon. All that does is leave white lines between the panels and around graphic stickers and fairing bolts. Apply polish to all the bodywork and the wheels, but don’t do black trim and obviously keep it off parts like brake discs. Unless you enjoy the...

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  • Product of the Year (Service)

    21 October 2001

    Congratulations CCM for your Supermoto Track Days.Certainly not a new company, at least in it current guise, but one which is constantly exploring ways to make a limited promotions budget stretch a long way while at the same time show motorcyclists original new ways to enjoy a bike.1. CCM2. California Superbike School3. BMW Skills CourseShortlisted: Carole Nash Secure, Suzuki GSX-R Festival,...

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  • Machine of the Year (Sports over 601cc)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Sports over 601cc)

    Every now and again a new motorcycle comes along which redefines what is great, which resets the standards and which everyone knows is the new benchmark. The GSX-R1000 has done that, just as the...

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  • Machine of the Year (Sports under 601cc)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Sports under 601cc)

    In a category where the Yamaha R6 doesn’t even get on the podium, you know that the standards are high. So congratulations to Suzuki’s GSX-R600 for taking the honours.The GSX-R was relaunched this...

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  • Step seven: Rubbers

    21 October 2001

    Step seven: Rubbers

    No giggling at the back! There are lots of rubber parts on your bike – hoses and the like. Whether you’ve had the fairing off or not, you can get to a lot of the engine hoses with a silicon spray.

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  • Motorcyclist of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Motorcyclist of the Year

    For the first time, MCN is proud to honour, in its Awards, the ordinary British motorcyclist.Why? Well because some of things that they do are amazing. Hardly a week goes by when we at the MCN offices...

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  • Machine of the Year (Scooter/Moped)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Scooter/Moped)

    The best way to provide a future for motorcycling is to get kids on bikes and if ever a scooter was going to do that it is the Gilera DNA, as sales are already proving.It is unique, affordable and...

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  • Man of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Man of the Year

    Voted for by the readers and users of MCN this coveted Award has in the past been won by some of the greatest names in motorcycle racing. Men like Mike Hailwood, John Surtees, Barry Sheene, Carl...

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  • British Superbike Champion

    14 October 2001

    British Superbike Champion

    Name: John Reynolds. Age: 36. Salary: Around £60,000 per year plus win bonuses and sponsorship deals. Hours: 40-plus a week. Special Requirements: talent in abundance, patience and sheer grit. Work...

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