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Bike News (September 2001)

  • Aprilia RS250

    16 September 2001

    Aprilia RS250

    The RS250 had the biggest difference in times between the riders and generally felt the least capable. Being geared for around 40mph less than its nearest rival, it expectedly lost out most down the...

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  • Does size matter: the answer.

    16 September 2001

    Does size matter: the answer.

    When it comes to the age-old pub debate of whose bike is fastest, there are two trains of thought. One states that there’s no substitute for cubes. It argues that horsepower and torque provide speed...

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  • Deacon funeral date set

    09 September 2001

    Deacon funeral date set

    THE funeral date of the late John Deacon has finally been confirmed, the laying to rest of the popular off-road star taking place next Monday.Deacon was killed five weeks ago in the Masters Rallye in...

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  • MCN Video magazine

    09 September 2001

    MCN Video magazine

    MCN’s latest magazine comes out this Friday, complete with a free video.This first edition of MCN Video focuses exclusively on Ducatis.As well as the 24-page glossy magazine, you also get 30 minute...

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  • Does size matter?

    09 September 2001

    Does size matter?

    Raw power or being light on your feet? It’s an age old debate we hope to settle with a test involving an RS250, GSX-R600, ZX-7R, R1 and RSV-R.Get chatting to racers and you’ll hear expressions like: ...

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  • Colin Edwards in his own words

    09 September 2001

    Bagus: Hi Colin, Have you tried the new Honda V5? Good bad, or indifferent?ColinEdwards: Yes I've tried it and the spec that I've tried was, I'm sure over 210 horsepower and it was pretty unbelievable. It's not completely ready it still needs a bit of work but it is a good starting point.Raysmith: Would you ever consider investing in constructing a WSB quality track in Texas? I live in LA and I...

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  • BMF Tail End show on this weekend

    09 September 2001

    BMF Tail End show on this weekend

    The BMF Tail End Show is so called because it’s supposed to mark the end of the biking season, when long, summer days merge into the fresher weather of autumn. But judging by the masses of metal in...

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  • Aprilia launches new range of clothing

    09 September 2001

    Aprilia launches new range of clothing

    Aprilia has launched its 2002 clothing range, aimed at showing how leisure style is going hand-in-hand with technical biking gear.UK based after-sales manager Massimo Granata said, " In Italy,...

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  • First pictures: 2002 Hondas

    09 September 2001

    First pictures: 2002 Hondas

    Check out the all-new Blade, V-TEC VFR, 1300cc Pan European and much more as we reveal the new Hondas for 2002.Simply follow the link, right, to be taken to all our pictures and detailed information.

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  • Grasstrack Masters date changes

    09 September 2001

    The date of the British Grasstrack Masters has been changed from Sunday September 16 to October 7, 2001. The venue will still be Dolton Barracks, in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. To get there, follow signs from the A34. Racing starts at 12pm. Details: 01235-850486

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  • What you are saying…

    02 September 2001

    What you are saying…

    The most important people in the Kawasaki-Suzuki deal are you the riders who buy the bikes. So to find out what MCN readers make of the tie-up, we visited the Greyhound meet in Folkingham,...

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  • Around the ring with an expert

    02 September 2001

    Around the ring with an expert

    Gavin Mason has been riding the Ring for 12 years this is how he describes a lap. " When you leave the pits there are a couple of kinks, but the first real complex is Hatzenbach, which I have...

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  • What industry analysts are saying…

    02 September 2001

    What industry analysts are saying…

    Rob Hobson, editor, Cap Green Book, the industry’s pricing " bible " : " This shows how the bike industry is going. " The car industry has shrunk to core businesses, this is the...

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  • Novice trackdays from Carnell-City

    02 September 2001

    Novice trackdays from Carnell-City

    Never mind the rows and rows of bikes sat in the Mallory Park pitlane, my mind is on one thing.Kneesliders.There are 98 other riders milling around, all of them trackday virgins. At least, that’s what...

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  • Video: Nurburgring section one

    02 September 2001

    Video: Nurburgring section one

    Widely acknowledged as the hardest road circuit in the world, many people will never find the nerve to tackle the Nurburgring. Just the statistics are frightening enough. 13 miles, 157 corners with a...

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  • T-shirts that make you smile

    02 September 2001

    T-shirts that make you smile

    Got a comedy T-shirt? If it’s got something to do with bikes, share it with the hundreds of thousands of motorcyclenews.com users.We got sent a few we thought you’d find amusing. Check them out and...

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  • Going to Assen? Take our tip

    02 September 2001

    Going to Assen? Take our tip

    Roadworks in Holland threaten to ruin your trip from the ferry to Assen if you’re going to this weekend’s Assen WSB round.The A28 to Zwolle (the road most people would take at some point on their...

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  • Seventy-Eight years of the ring

    02 September 2001

    Seventy-Eight years of the ring

    Work started on the Nurburgring in 1925 and was finished in 1927. The idea was to construct Germany’s first purpose-built race track to showcase German engineering and driving prowess and also bring...

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  • Hunt is on for the UK’s finest Blades

    02 September 2001

    Does your FireBlade always draw a crowd when you park at a bike meet?MCN is looking for the best in the UK for a feature celebrating Honda’s finest.It doesn’t matter what year your Blade is, as long as it’s far from standard.We’d need you to be available for a day next week and be able to bring your bike to MCN’s offices in Peterborough. Hey, we’ll even stretch to some lunch as well as making you...

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  • Video: Nurburgring section three

    02 September 2001

    Video: Nurburgring section three

    Widely acknowledged as the hardest road circuit in the world, many people will never find the nerve to tackle the Nurburgring. Just the statistics are frightening enough. 13 miles, 157 corners with a...

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  • What UK dealers are saying…

    02 September 2001

    What UK dealers are saying…

    Simon Dixon, managing director of Dixon Motors: " It’s brilliant news for the customer. The firms can keep the brands separate, but share components, research and logistics. " I think we’ll...

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  • Estoril or Hunstanton… you decide

    02 September 2001

    Estoril or Hunstanton… you decide

    This Sunday, September 9, the GP action is in Estoril, Portugal but if you can’t make it there, perhaps Hunstanton on The Wash will do.The local Lions Club is setting up a big screen to show the race...

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  • What they thought of it…

    02 September 2001

    What they thought of it…

    We got the opinions of the British contingent who were riding the Ring:Andy Blackman, Hampshire, Ducati 916: " This is my first time and I’ve come with mates. I like it here because you can use...

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  • Swop my superbike for a Harley? Maybe…

    02 September 2001

    Swop my superbike for a Harley? Maybe…

    It’s a weird feeling when preconceptions you’ve had for years are totally destroyed in the space of a few minutes. Weird and very annoying because, like most people, I can’t stand being proved wrong.

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  • Video: Nurburgring section two

    02 September 2001

    Video: Nurburgring section two

    Widely acknowledged as the hardest road circuit in the world, many people will never find the nerve to tackle the Nurburgring. Just the statistics are frightening enough. 13 miles, 157 corners with a...

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  • The cruiser with three cylinders

    02 September 2001

    The cruiser with three cylinders

    For anyone into horsepower and speed, Jim Feuling’s workshop in Ventura, north of Los Angeles, is a magical place to be – the petrolhead’s equivalent of Willy Wonka’s factory for a chocoholic.Shelves...

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