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Bike News (October 2001)

  • Accessories

    14 October 2001

    HONDA has more or less grown a new department to keep up with the demands of the modern rider – Honda Accessory Corporation.The job of HAC staff will be to offer riders a complete range of totally integrated extras for their machines, instead of having to pick and choose among aftermarket parts.The new VFR and Hornet 900 will be the first bikes to benefit from the new accessories, with a range of...

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  • More bhp at a stroke

    14 October 2001

    More bhp at a stroke

    IMAGINE riding a 600cc sports bike that turns into a 750 at the twist of the throttle. No nitrous, no big-bore kit, just ready power.It sounds like fantasy, but this is the reality of a radical new...

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  • Motorcycle Ambulance Technician

    14 October 2001

    Motorcycle Ambulance Technician

    Name: Paul Keating. Age: 37. Salary: £21,450. Hours: 39 a week (average). Special requirements: Need basic life support training plus the completion of a three-week police motorcycle response course.

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  • Railway Incident response Manager

    14 October 2001

    Railway Incident response Manager

    Name: Robin Bennett. Age: 34. Salary: £15,000 plus. Special Requirements: Basic railway qualifications, advanced riding course, off-road training. Work Bike: Honda Transalp. Bike Extras: Tracking...

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  • Threesy rider

    14 October 2001

    Threesy rider

    IF Del and Rodney ever do become " miwwionnaires " , here’s what they’d rush out and buy. Like their trusty yellow Reliant van, The Corbin Merlin Roadster is a threewheeler, but there the...

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  • You asked Walker – here’s his answers

    14 October 2001

    You asked Walker – here’s his answers

    CHRIS WALKER took the stand this week to answer the questions you wanted the answers to just days after he signed to Kawasaki to race in WSB next season.The questions ranged from the serious to the...

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  • Video: Honda VFR800 V-TEC

    14 October 2001

    Video: Honda VFR800 V-TEC

    CLICK the MOV link right (if you have Quicktime player installed on your PC) or the RM link (for Real player users) to download a video clip of MCN’s Keith Farr putting the new Honda through its paces...

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  • Careers on bikes

    14 October 2001

    Careers on bikes

    To find out what each career entails, just follow the appropriate link to the right of this page.

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  • Technical: V-TEC and ABS

    14 October 2001

    Technical: V-TEC and ABS

    THE V-TEC system fitted to the VFR has been knocking around in the same basic form in the car world for quite some time, making its first appearance on a Honda in the sporty CRX and the Prelude as...

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  • 2002 WSB weight limits favour fours

    14 October 2001

    FOUR cylinder WSB machines will be given a small extra helping hand next season against the dominant Ducati, Aprilia and Honda twins – in the shape of a 5kg (11lb) weight advantage.At the moment there are no differences in the weight limits for 1000cc V-twins and 750cc fours. The minimum limit is 162kg (356lb). However, from the start of next year the minimum limits will be 159kg (350lb) for 750...

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  • More details on radical g-racer concept

    14 October 2001

    More details on radical g-racer concept

    BRITISH engineering company AKA Design has revealed more details about the g-racer concept bike it will unveil at the NEC show next month.The radical new machine is intended to be capable of going...

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  • Virgin Limo-Bike Chauffeur

    14 October 2001

    Virgin Limo-Bike Chauffeur

    Name: Damian Rowley. Age: 29. Salary: £20,00 plus perks. Hours: 50 hours a week. Special Requirements: IAM Advanced Motorcycling certificate. Work Bike: Honda Pan European. Bike Extras: Intercom,...

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  • Traffic Police Officer (Constable)

    14 October 2001

    Traffic Police Officer (Constable)

    Name: Chris Pulfrey. Age: 44. Salary: £20,000 plus overtime (£28,000 after 14 years service). Hours: 40 per week, plus one weekend in four. Special Requirements: You need to be a qualified police...

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  • Two-stroke triples

    14 October 2001

    Two-stroke triples

    For everything that was mad, bad and dangerous about biking in the 1970s, you need look no further than the handful of two-stroke triples from Kawasaki and Suzuki. Especially the KawasakisThe...

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  • New DRZ125 for 2003

    14 October 2001

    New DRZ125 for 2003

    HERE’S the latest addition to Suzuki’s off-road family - the DRZ125 fun bike.But don’t rush to place your orders yet, as it won’t even be launched in the U.S. until 2003. Apart from the engine, which...

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  • Race School Instructor

    14 October 2001

    Race School Instructor

    Name: Steve King. Age: 32. Salary: £20,000 (est). Hours: 10 hours a day. Special Requirements: minimum of a national road racing licence. Work Bike: Honda Hornet or FireBlade. Bike Extras: None.Those...

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  • Carnell admit interest in M&P

    14 October 2001

    Carnell admit interest in M&P

    CARNELL-CITY has declared an interest in rival bike and mail-order retailers M&P, which went into administration last week.Carnell MD David Morrow said: " Of course we have an interest, they...

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  • Strange but true…

    14 October 2001

    Strange but true…

    AMERICABMW riders aren’t exactly known for behaving badly - but that didn’t stop the genteel city of Charleston, West Virginia, banning an owners’ convention amid visions of violent Hell’s Angels...

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  • Parcel Force Courier

    14 October 2001

    Parcel Force Courier

    Name: Lee Webb. Age: 32. Salary: £13,000. Hours 41 per week. Special Requirements: You need to pass an advance motorcycle training course. Work Bike: Honda Deauville 600. Bike Extras: None.After 5...

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  • Urine as a cleaning solution

    14 October 2001

    Diesel spills are no fun. You lose grip, end up on your butt and not only wreck your bike, you end up soaked in dirty derv.But things can get worse. A Dutch lab thinks it’s a good idea to incorporate the ingredients of pee in diesel. Charmed, we’re sure.TNO specialises in emission reduction technology and is experimenting with lorries powered by diesel mixed with uric acid, the main ingredient in...

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  • MCN/Rizla 996 winner collects prize

    14 October 2001

    MCN/Rizla 996 winner collects prize

    THE winner of the recent MCN/Rizla win a Ducati 996 competition picked up his prize at the final BSB round at Donington at the weekend.British Superbike champ John Reynolds handed over the keys to...

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  • AA Patrol Man

    14 October 2001

    AA Patrol Man

    Name: Lee Battams. Age: 35. Salary: £22,000. Hours: 48 per week plus overtime. Special requirements: A recognised car mechanic’s qualification (although the AA now does its own training) and several...

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  • How the Triumph triple was reborn

    14 October 2001

    How the Triumph triple was reborn

    House-builder John Bloor had everything against him when he started his Triumph revival mission in the mid-1980s against a backdrop of embarrassing British bike company failures.By 1990 a modest range...

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  • M&P to carry on as normal

    14 October 2001

    M&P to carry on as normal

    THE company which owns some of the UK’s most famous bike and accessory dealers has gone into administration. ActionLeisure PLC, which counts M&P Motorcycle Accessories Ltd and Motor Cycle Parts...

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  • Motorcycle Journalist

    14 October 2001

    Motorcycle Journalist

    Name: Marc Potter. Age: 26. Salary: Around £12,000 for a trainee. Hours: 45-plus per week. Special requirements: Riding and writing talent and a willingness to work long hours! Work Bike: Whatever’s...

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  • Courier

    14 October 2001

    Courier

    Name: Richard Gaywood. Age: 34. Salary: 45-plus per week. Special requirements: Grim determination and a hatred for cabbies. Work Bike: kawasaki GT550. Bike Extars: Parcel box. Crash bars.Former...

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  • Bike thefts creeping up

    14 October 2001

    Bike thefts creeping up

    MOTORCYCLE security products may have improved recently and the manufacturers may have developed anti-theft features for more new machines than ever, but somehow we’re still losing the battle against...

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