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Bike News (November 2001)

  • Moto Guzzi issue recall

    25 November 2001

    Moto Guzzi issue recall

    MOTO Guzzi has issued a safety recall on all California Specials and EVs produced after 1997 with alloy rims.An inner safety rim needs to be fitted to the hub as there is a possibility that spoke...

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  • Counting the cost

    25 November 2001

    Counting the cost

    On paper, the Fazer’s £7799 rrp doesn’t compare well with the £5995 Honda. Even with £500 lopped off, the Yamaha will still cost £1300 more. But the reality is rather different. A quick flick through...

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  • Oi, you at the back

    25 November 2001

    Bikes in this class are bound to spend at least some of the time with a pillion on board, so we did a lap of the lakes to check out the pillion seats with our tester Kev Smith bringing up the rear:HONDA VFR: " THERE’S two grab handles which give your hand plenty of room, but you get much more support from the Triumph’s single handle. The pegs are really low (10mm lower than the previous bike)...

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  • Longterm test: Aprilia RSV-R

    25 November 2001

    Longterm test: Aprilia RSV-R

    We’ve all had moments when we wish the ground would just open up. Like when you’ve spent the last five minutes saying what a tosser your boss is, only to find him standing behind you. Or when you’ve...

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  • Yamaha Fazer and Honda Hornet: head-to-head

    25 November 2001

    Yamaha Fazer and Honda Hornet: head-to-head

    Not many boxing matches are as one-sided as the punch-fest a few days ago when Brit hero Lennox Lewis made Hasim Rahman eat canvas in fine style.This fight certainly seems a lot more evenly-balanced –...

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  • Councils improve bike bay security

    25 November 2001

    Councils improve bike bay security

    LOCAL authorities are finally beginning to actively tackle bike theft by installing more ground anchors in bike parking bays. We reported last month that a new report had highlighted the worst areas...

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  • Fazer 1000 prices tumble

    25 November 2001

    Fazer 1000 prices tumble

    WHEN we tested Yamaha’s Fazer 1000 alongside the new Honda Hornet 900, the big question was whether the Yam was worth £1800 more than its new rival.Thanks to motorcyclenews.com you don’t have to ask...

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  • Le Mans, Spa and Bol will go ahead in 2002

    18 November 2001

    Le Mans, Spa and Bol will go ahead in 2002

    Thousands of British race fans will be delighted to hear that endurance racing’s big three 24-hour races are set to go ahead – even though they have been axed from the official world championship.Le...

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  • Babe of the Year revealed

    18 November 2001

    Babe of the Year revealed

    ITV2 might be running its Miss World vote at the moment, but we reckon they’ll be hard-pushed to come up with a line-up as hot as our Babes of the Year.We asked you to browse through the honeys who...

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  • New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

    18 November 2001

    Japan is being swept by dirt-track mania, and here’s the cash-in from new firm GluGlu.Taking their styling cues from the all-American XR750 flat-track racer, and popular 70’s colour schemes, dirt-track bikes for the road are proving to be big business.GluGlu uses current production bikes as the donors, namely the Yamaha TRX850 and SRX400/600 as well as the Suzuki Katana 250. There’s even a race...

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  • Aprilia set to launch Blue Marlin

    18 November 2001

    Aprilia set to launch Blue Marlin

    APRILIA has seen the light and is due to put the gorgeous Blue Marlin into production in 2002.The firm intends to make an announcement about its decision at the Bologna Show next month, but spokesman...

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  • Watch the test

    18 November 2001

    Watch the test

    To watch the video test and see Marc Potter give you his verdict on the bikes, click on the links on the right of the page.

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  • Make Ally Pally your New Year’s resolution

    18 November 2001

    IF the NEC show simply whetted your appetite and you’re looking for another chance to see the best in biking then get down to London at the end of January.The Road Racing & Superbike Show, or Ally Pally Show, will be on from January 26 to February 3.Held at the Alexandra Palace in London, and now in its 23rd year, it is the South’s premier bike show. Over 63,000 visitors attended last year and...

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  • Bikes-uk customers ‘shafted’

    18 November 2001

    Bikes-uk customers ‘shafted’

    RIDERS around the country have been left out of pocket following the decision by Bikes-UK to call in receivers. Bikes-UK has 14 shops and after taking over control of the firm, which is Britain’s...

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  • Full report on the new VFR

    18 November 2001

    Full report on the new VFR

    November in the Lake District may not seem everyone’s cup of tea. The place has its own climate, with weather that changes around every corner. But that’s just what Gore-Tex was invented for – and...

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  • Motorcyclenews.com users slam cuts in traffic cops

    18 November 2001

    There has been an overwhelming response to the news that Nottinghamshire police has decided to scrap their dedicated traffic division.The news of their " redeployment " to other tasks has prompted a flood of condemnation from users of our Talk Boards.dirtync30 said " Have I been in a coma and the world has gone mad in my absence? Scrapping proper coppers and relying purely on...

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  • Would you pay extra for secure parking?

    18 November 2001

    Would you pay extra for secure parking?

    Start lobbying your local council now, coin-operated ground anchors with built-in helmet storage safes are now available. So isn’t it time there were some in your town?Security firm Eurosecure is...

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  • Careers CD is just the job

    18 November 2001

    Careers CD is just the job

    IF you’ve got a kid who’d like to make a career out of motorcycling, or if you’re a youngster who’d like to yourself, the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is offering a helping hand in the form...

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