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Bike News (November 2001)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Triumph issues recall on range of bikes

    11 November 2001

    Triumph issues recall on range of bikes

    Triumph has issued a recall to have clutch cables replaced on many of its models.The Trophy is the only modern Triumph model to escape the recall, which affects bikes fitted with cables made by one...

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  • First full test on Benelli superbike

    11 November 2001

    First full test on Benelli superbike

    Halway through this year’s World Superbike race season a stunning green and silver bike appeared in the paddock and qualified for the two races at Misano. The Benelli Tordano had arrived.The even...

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  • Don’t worry, you’ll get your turn soon

    11 November 2001

    Don’t worry, you’ll get your turn soon

    A race bike may seem far removed from our experience on the road, but the Tornado Racing is just the first step in the launch of the Tornado 900/3 Tre road bike.Benelli was keen to go racing because...

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  • The seventh group of ten

    11 November 2001

    The seventh group of ten

    Steve Paston, 47, from Norwich, rides a Yamaha RD500LC. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1991. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: MV Agusta F4. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The Urchin stand girl. BEST STAND: BMW. BEST BARGAIN: I’m...

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  • Watch our exclusive NEC Show video

    11 November 2001

    Watch our exclusive NEC Show video

    Choose from (MOV) Quicktime or (RM) Real Player downloads.The video plays for around two minutes once downloaded. It may take some time to download if you connection is not particularly fast. We think...

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  • The ninth group of ten

    11 November 2001

    The ninth group of ten

    Allan Davison, 40, from Chichester, Sussex, rides an Aprilia RSV Mille. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1997. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Aprilia Blue Marlin. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The top-heavy one on the Piaggio...

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  • Should ultimate Duke special be Monster or 998-based?

    11 November 2001

    THE ultimate Ducati special is on the drawing boards at John Hackett Performance. It will be based on a brand-new, hand-finished Testastretta engine, hot off the production line in Bologna and a Keppler carbon-fibre frame from Austria.But Hackett hasn’t decided yet whether to build the machine as 998-style race replica, or as a naked Monster.What do YOU want to see? A 125bhp Monster, or a...

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  • The third group of ten

    11 November 2001

    The third group of ten

    Paul Eaglestone, 45, from Kidlington, Oxfordshire, rides a Kawasaki GPZ500. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1997. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Yamaha Fazer 600. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: Suzi Perry. BEST STAND: Kawasaki.

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  • The fourth group of ten

    11 November 2001

    The fourth group of ten

    Rebecca Milner, 14, from Selby, also wants a bike when she’s old enough. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Yamaha R1. BEST-LOOKING MAN: Harley-Davidson’s dancer. BEST STAND: Honda.

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  • Riders charity bags two Royal awards

    11 November 2001

    Riders charity bags two Royal awards

    Riders for Health, the motorcycling charity which works to provide transport for medicine in Africa, has won the Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety Award for 2002 in two categories – the motorcycle...

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  • The sixth group of ten

    11 November 2001

    The sixth group of ten

    Marvin Rothman, 37, from Braintree, Essex, rides an Aprilia RSV-R Mille. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1996. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley-Davidson V-Rod. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: They’re all top standard. BEST...

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  • MCN talks to Steve Powell of the NCIS

    11 November 2001

    MCN talks to Steve Powell of the NCIS

    MCN: What is the long term aim of these reports?Powell: Our fundamental aim is reduce theft and increase recovery rates. We aim to do that by building enough intelligence for our law-enforcement...

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  • How the bike industry reacted

    11 November 2001

    How the bike industry reacted

    Ian Mutch, MAG.What do you think of the report?It tells us a lot of things that MAG is already aware of. We take bike crime very seriously. We take bike crime very seriously. Some of the figures are...

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  • Your tips and comments on the NEC Show

    11 November 2001

    Here are just some of your tips on getting the best out of the NEC.If you have any to add, e-mail them to david.cushman@emap.com with NEC SHOW ADVICE in the subject line.We had a great day at the NEC on Sunday 11, returning with some excellent prints, clothing, bike parts and accessories, all in all a really excellent day!Plenty to do and see, plenty of people to talk to, we met Jez and Katja,...

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  • Examining the latest report on bike thefts

    11 November 2001

    Examining the latest report on bike thefts

    Bikes worth £3 million are being stolen in the UK every MONTH. Honda’s CBR600 is the most popular for crooks and just 16 per cent of those motorcycles swiped are recovered.These were the worrying...

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  • 2002 VFR800, Sprint ST and Futura shoot-out

    11 November 2001

    2002 VFR800, Sprint ST and Futura shoot-out

    We’re pitching the new Honda V-TEC VFR800 against Triumph’s uprated 2002 Sprint ST and Aprilia’s Futura starting on Wednesday.The V4 Honda, triple-powered Sprint and V-twin Futura offer very different...

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  • Second issue of MCN Sport now in the shops

    11 November 2001

    Second issue of MCN Sport now in the shops

    Name the most intense race rivalries ever… Rossi and Biaggi, certainly… but let’s not forget Sheene and Roberts, Rainey and Schwantz or even Walker and Hodgson.,Re-live them all in just one of the...

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  • The babe you rated best

    11 November 2001

    The babe you rated best

    BEST BABE MCN girl Vikki, 19, from Cannock, Staffs, was overwhelmingly voted best looking woman at the show by the visitors we asked. VITAL STATS: 34, 25, 34. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING VOTED THE...

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  • How to win with Fantasy Road Racing

    11 November 2001

    How to win with Fantasy Road Racing

    If you want a bit of help choosing your MCN Fantasy Road Racing team, David Kitchen is the bloke to ask. He’s just collected his Aprilia RS250 from Jeremy McWilliams, his prize for coming top in our...

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  • What it takes to organise the NEC Show

    11 November 2001

    What it takes to organise the NEC Show

    The International Motorcycle show hasn’t always been such a massive event. And it hasn’t always been at the NEC. Back in 1931, when the first show was staged, it was held at London’s Olympia and...

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