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Bike News (November 2001)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cat and Fiddle run improved

    01 November 2001

    Cat and Fiddle run improved

    One of our favourite roads is re-opening. Parts of the Cat And Fiddle road – also known as the A537 Buxton-to-Macclesfield – have been shut over the last three weeks for roadworks.You’ll be pleased to...

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  • Naughty naughty

    01 November 2001

    Naughty naughty

    Cutting junctions like that would usually attract the attentions of plod… not when it’s the 2001 Ulster GP

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  • MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular dates

    01 November 2001

    MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular dates

    We’ve been bombarded with queries regarding our 2002 MCN Spring Spectacular at Butlins, Skegness.Well we’re pleased to reveal the three-night event will be bigger, better and louder than ever. The...

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  • The 2.5-litre V-twin… from Britain

    01 November 2001

    The 2.5-litre V-twin… from Britain

    This is set to be the biggest-bore twin in production… and one of the most exclusive.The British designed and American-funded 2500cc twin is code-named the 152 (because it displaces 152 cubic...

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  • 50 tickets to the NEC Show given away!

    01 November 2001

    50 tickets to the NEC Show given away!

    We had almost 300 entries in just a couple of hours in our competition to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the NEC Show. It is now closed and we’ll be naming the winners on the site on Monday,...

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