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Bike News (November 2001)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Net yourself a Suzuka replica GSX-R1000

    18 November 2001

    Net yourself a Suzuka replica GSX-R1000

    THE Suzuka 8-hours race is one of the most prestigious meetings in the Japanese sporting calendar. The factories spend millions preparing their teams for the event, so when the privateer Kenz J-Trust...

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  • No more traffic cops in Notts

    18 November 2001

    They say there’s never a copper around when you need one but that could soon be dangerously true in Nottinghamshire.The force is scrapping its traffic division to rely on speed cameras as its sole road safety enforcement.It’s also binning Operation Brake, a scheme which works to cut bike theft.Notts police is denying the cost-cutting move in public, but officers have called MCN to express their...

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  • More strange but true…

    18 November 2001

    More strange but true…

    A quick look around the crazy world of bikingAmerica:A grandma has been convicted of embezzling £800,000 from the firm she worked at as an accountant. The 57-year old spent the cash, collected over a...

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  • Win a V&M R6 at the Ally Pally Show

    18 November 2001

    Win a V&M R6 at the Ally Pally Show

    You could be picking up the keys to a brand-new R6 at next years Ally Pally show. Top tuners V&M are giving away a 2001 R6 painted in their racing colours with a Laser end can fitted. The bike...

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  • Longterm test: Yamaha Tmax

    18 November 2001

    Longterm test: Yamaha Tmax

    Being fairly liberal-minded, I do my best to understand the actions of other people. Even when they seem completely unreasonable, I exercise caution before judging them. I may not have all the facts.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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