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Bike News (November 2001)

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CRESENT RACING SUZUKI GSX-R750

    04 November 2001

    CRESENT RACING SUZUKI GSX-R750

    £100,000Power and torque Est165bhp 72ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio162kg (356lb), 1.01bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed9.8s, 154mphTop speed190mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

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  • The testers

    04 November 2001

    The testers

    When you’re testing top machinery you need top riders. Much as we’d all like to think we could " give it good seeing to " , it takes real talent to push a superbike to the limit. So we got...

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  • Vital new report on bike theft due this week

    04 November 2001

    The National Criminal Intelligence Service will publish its first ever report into motorcycle thefts on Wednesday, November 7.They claim it will pinpoint hotspots and emerging trends in an organised criminal trade which is now said to be worth more than £3 million every month.We will bring you the report as soon as it’s available on Wednesday morning.The report is part of Project Contrail – the...

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  • Where to find NEC bargains

    04 November 2001

    Where to find NEC bargains

    D H Autos at hall 17, stand R3B has Akito commuter gloves for £15, down from £19.99, and Sportstars for £15.Padgett’s at hall 17, stand R5 has Spada Apex jackets for £85 from £105 and R1-branded...

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  • Repossessed bikes under the hammer

    04 November 2001

    Around 50 nearly-new motorcycles are being put up for auction as repossessions.There could be bargains to strike at the British Car Auctions venue at Bell Vue, Manchester on December 7.The firm has already held one successful bike auction, in October, and is looking to make them regular events.The bikes range from cruisers to sports bikes. For details e-mail enquiries@bca-group.comThinking of...

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  • The hardware and the details

    04 November 2001

    The hardware and the details

    The school makes use of the Over The Top stunt team’s impressive collection of nutter tackle. The two-wheelers are a bog-standard Kawasaki KDX220 enduro machine and two motocrossers: A Yamaha YZ250...

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  • Lap of the UK… by Royal Enfield

    04 November 2001

    Travelling 3362 miles around the coast of Britain would be some feat on a modern tourer but antique dealer Graham Cashmore chose to do it on a Royal Enfield Clubman.The 50-year-old design means the 500c single was only really up for chugging along at 65mph a day, he said.But he was happy, and raised £4000 for charity in the process.

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  • Virgin Yamaha R7

    04 November 2001

    Virgin Yamaha R7

    £100,000Power and torque Est163bhp 75ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio162kg (356lb), 1.0bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed9.8s, 154mphTop speed190mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

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  • MonsterMob Ducati 996

    04 November 2001

    MonsterMob Ducati 996

    £100,000Power and torque Est170bhp 85ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio164kg (361lb), 1.03bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed9.8s, 155mphTop speed195mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

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  • MACSPORT YAMAHA R7

    04 November 2001

    MACSPORT YAMAHA R7

    £70,000Power and torque Est150bhp, 68ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio170kg (374lb), 0.8bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed10s, 150mphTop speed185mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

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  • Bike theft report is a let-down

    04 November 2001

    An eagerly awaited report from the National Criminal Intelligence Service on the state of bike theft in the UK was revealed on Wednesday. First impressions suggest it is one hell of a let down.What was fan-fared as a detailed and vital report into bike crime has in fact come to conclusions most of us already knew.One is that most stolen bikes are Japanese. That’s hardly an insight given that the...

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  • What they thought

    04 November 2001

    What they thought

    Jack Wolfendale, 50, from Bolton, Lancs. Rides a Honda FireBlade " I came along because I’ve been riding since I was 16 and I want to try all aspects of motorcycling. Everyone’s been really...

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  • What bike tests and features do you want next?

    04 November 2001

    We like to think we know what you want from our bike tests and features. Here’s your chance to put us right and win a unique prize, too.MCN features editor Marc Potter is currently planning his next series of feature and bike test ideas. And he’s ready and willing to listen to your suggestions. The best ones will be developed for inclusion on this website and in MCN the paper.Are there bikes you...

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  • How to keep your policy low

    04 November 2001

    Shop around:The oldest advice is still the best. Don’t wait until two days before your existing policy expires to start your search for the cheapest quote. Do it now.Get some advanced training:According to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), more than 80 per cent of British motorcyclists are paying more for insurance than they need to because they don’t have advanced training. That means...

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  • TEAM KAWASAKI ZX-7RR

    04 November 2001

    TEAM KAWASAKI ZX-7RR

    £100,000Power and torque Est165bhp 65ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio165kg (361lb), 1.0bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed9.8s, 154mphTop speed190mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

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