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Bike News (October 2001)

  • Step one: Preparation:

    21 October 2001

    Step one: Preparation:

    Once you’ve set two hours or so aside, there are some things you can do to make sure the cleaning goes better. First of all, make sure the bike is cold. Applying chemicals to a hot bike will do one of...

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  • Wholesaler of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Wholesaler of the Year

    Congratulations to Lloyd Lifestyle, which has worked very hard this year to both expand its product range and profile and the level of service it provides to dealers, which is why it is a worthy...

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  • Step four: Exhaust

    21 October 2001

    Step four: Exhaust

    With after-market cans seemingly appearing on every bike over six weeks old, it depends what type you have, as to how you clean it. Many titanium cans come with cleaning instructions – if it does,...

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  • Step five: Drying:

    21 October 2001

    Step five: Drying:

    This is your chance for a coffee break. Letting the bike drip dry for a few moments won’t hurt. Taking it off the centre/paddock stand and putting it on the side stand will help water drain. But you...

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  • What’s the 2002 GSX-R750 like?

    21 October 2001

    What’s the 2002 GSX-R750 like?

    We’re about to find out what the new GSX-R750 is like with a first test coming soon. But what changes would you have liked Suzuki to have made?What gripes do current owners have that they would like...

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  • What women want

    21 October 2001

    What women want

    Chocolate, Robbie Williams and free minutes on their mobiles might be among the top answers you get when you ask most women what they want, but motorcycling women say better-fitting leathers would be...

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  • Victory’s new Freedom

    21 October 2001

    Victory’s new Freedom

    Victory’s latest machines may have conventional looks but there’s nothing old fashioned about the bikes’ technology.For 2002, all Victory’s get a new "Freedom" version of the firm's 1507cc, SOHC,...

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  • Machine of the Year (Sports Tourer)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (Sports Tourer)

    And in the last 12 months there have been some fine entrants into this sector to run alongside a few old hands, which it has to be said are still among the most popular bikes in the UK.But the winner...

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  • Directions

    21 October 2001

    Directions

    You take a left, then a left, then a left and, oh just keep going until you see the chequered flag.

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  • MZ Baghira

    21 October 2001

    MZ Baghira

    It’s a little known fact that MZ, former manufacturers of everlasting two stroke commuters (and, before that, GP champions) have been making supermotos since 1996. One was the twin headlight Mastiff,...

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  • Machine of the Year (All-rounder)

    21 October 2001

    Machine of the Year (All-rounder)

    The winner has taken the term all-rounder and redefined it …it is the Yamaha Fazer 1000.Despite a stiff price that has doubtless turned off many buyers, the Fazer 1000 has still sold well and anyone...

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  • Grime. Together we’ll crack it

    21 October 2001

    Grime. Together we’ll crack it

    Cleanliness is a personal thing. Some reckon they can get by with a quick rub with a wet flannel. Others fell no less than an hour in the shower is sufficient.It’s the same with bikes. You may...

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  • Video now added to VFR800 V-TEC first test

    21 October 2001

    Video now added to VFR800 V-TEC first test

    UPDATED 3pm THURSDAY OCTOBER 18 WITH VIDEO CLIP ADDED TO FULL REPORT AND PICTURESHONDA has thrown its full technical weight behind the launch of its all-new VFR800 – and our first ride of the bike...

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  • Step three: Bodywork

    21 October 2001

    Step three: Bodywork

    With the grease removed, you can now see where the dirt is. This may also include the wheels and brakes, despite your efforts with the degreaser. Cover the entire machine with a motorcycle cleaner,...

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  • Why biking is back in fashion

    21 October 2001

    Why biking is back in fashion

    When we were kids, bikers were cool. Unless you’re over 50, you didn’t see hippie odyssey Easy Rider when it came out, and you almost certainly weren’t around when outlaw Marlon Brando terrorised...

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  • Step eight: Black trim

    21 October 2001

    Step eight: Black trim

    Items like mirrors (well the casing, not the glass), indicator stalks and rear mudguards. Cut a normal sponge into smaller pieces and apply a car bumper care product to the sponge. This will spread...

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  • Supermoto test

    21 October 2001

    Supermoto test

    There comes a time when every sportsbike rider finds him (or her)self in a hedge, or a court, or even a pawn shop, wondering where it all went wrong. Sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s called...

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  • Place your bets…now!

    21 October 2001

    Place your bets…now!

    He’s an ultra fit athlete who trains hard and is in peak physical condition. BUT how long can British Supersport rider John McGuinness hold his breath? 18 seconds, 28 seconds or 58 seconds?...

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  • Product of the Year (Clothing)

    21 October 2001

    Product of the Year (Clothing)

    Congratulations to Thunderchild for spotting the opening in the British market for the Roof range of helmets, epitomised by the Diversion, a helmet which combines unique and stylish looks and great...

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  • CCM R30 Supermoto

    21 October 2001

    CCM R30 Supermoto

    The CCM is like one of those deep sea fish that’s all head and teeth – only in this case it’s nearly all engine. The enormous, 20 year-old, aircooled Rotax 600 dominates the R30 from either side. Add...

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  • The history of four cylinders

    21 October 2001

    The history of four cylinders

    Four pistons hurtling up and down at up to 15,000 times a minute. Exhaust screaming. Air intakes howling. Whatever you think of four-cylinder sports bikes, you can’t deny they do their job pretty...

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  • Manufacturer of the Year

    21 October 2001

    Manufacturer of the Year

    The bronze award goes to a company that relocated, restructured and plain and simple sold more bikes…DucatiThe silver award goes to company that worked hard to reposition itself, offered some...

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  • Funeral procession draws riders from around the country

    21 October 2001

    The funeral for Shire Training Service’s boss Colin Fenton was held on Thursday morning. More than 40 friends and former pupils travelled from around the country to ride in the funeral procession, which took in the Monks Wood stretch of Cambridgeshire B-roads he loved so much.Colin died following a stroke. His advanced riding tips and advice often featured in the motorcycling press and he...

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  • KTM Duke II

    21 October 2001

    KTM Duke II

    For sportsbike riders who’ve never sat on a supermoto, the first five minutes on a Duke are an education. The upright riding position feels almost sinfully un-aerodynamic after a racing crouch, yet...

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  • Troy Bayliss: in his own words

    21 October 2001

    Rgvm: Congratulations Troy - whats the first thing you said/or will say to Colin Edwards when you lift the trophy?TroyBayliss: Nothing really. I don't think there's going to be any gloating.Dazzie: Troy, many congratulations! World Champion - how mental is that?! How does it feel!?TroyBayliss: Well, I just feel the same I did before it all happened really. But I do sort of feel a bit strange. I...

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  • Dealer of the Year (one outlet)

    21 October 2001

    Congratulations to CW Motorcycles, a dealership which our readers tell us really knows how to combine service and excellence with an expert knowledge of the BMWs they sell.On top of that independent surveys consistently put this dealership at, or near, the top, which it is why it is a worthy winner of Bridgestone MCN Dealer of the Year single outlet category.1. CW Motorcycles2. Millennium...

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  • Dealer (Clothing & Accessories)

    21 October 2001

    With a growing network of stores Hein Gericke has taken the clothing retail experience to new heights, epitomised by its Belfast store.And despite some well-publicised problems with its holding company, Hein Gericke in the UK has continued to offer great products in a great environment. So congratulations to Hein Gericke.1. Hein Gericke, Belfast2. Biker’s Clearance3. Harpers

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  • Dealer of the Year (more than one outlet)

    21 October 2001

    Congratulations to George White a dealership chain that proves that you can offer great personal service in a modern retail environment and offer a great range of products.1. George White2. Lloyd Cooper3. Colin AppleyardShortlisted: Bridge Motorcycles

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  • Step two: Wheels and degreasing:

    21 October 2001

    Step two: Wheels and degreasing:

    Your wheels are usually the dirtiest part of your bike. They’re nearest the road so they get road grime, but they also get the worst of chain lube and brake dust. A good spray over with a motorcycle...

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  • Step nine: Finishing

    21 October 2001

    By this time, you’ve spent a couple of hours and you’re tired. But you should have a good sense of reward. This is a good time to lube the chain, because chances are you’re not going to ride straight away, and again overspray will come off easily with the polish. As always, there’s no need to drown the chain in lube. It’s best left overnight after lubing, to work into the chain – if you ride...

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