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Bike News (September 2001)

  • Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

    16 September 2001

    Haslam: Rossi and dad are my heroes

    Leon Haslam is racing alongside his all-time favourite bike racer: Valentino Rossi. Oh, and then of course there’s dad Ron.GP 500 racer Leon, 18, was answering your questions in a live web chat in our...

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  • The new bike launches of the Milan Show

    16 September 2001

    The new bike launches of the Milan Show

    Here’s a very brief round-up of the new bike launches at the 2001 Milan Show in Italy.If you want more details, click into NEWS or LATEST ON NEW BIKES to see the latest launches.MONDAY: Yamaha...

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  • Suzuki GSX-R600

    16 September 2001

    Suzuki GSX-R600

    For all its lack of capacity compared to the 750 and litre bikes, the GSX-R600 has serious grunt. And a serious chassis, too. It’s almost as quick in a straight line as the RSV and was, on average,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Strange but true…

    02 September 2001

    America: Daemond Rogan is unrepentant despite being caught doing 160mph in a 40 limit on his CBR600. He’s been jailed for 30 days, lost his licence for a year and been handed a £300 fine. Even so, he told a reporter it remains his dream to do 200mph on a public road. He’ll be lucky on a CBR600!Home: International super spy James Bond is back on a bike in his next movie (according to a leaked...

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  • How to get there

    02 September 2001

    How to get there

    We took the Stena ferry from Harwich, Essex, to the Hook of Holland. We chose this crossing to reduce the riding time in the UK, but you can also go from Hull to Zeebrugge or Dover to Calais. At this...

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  • Indian summer on the way

    02 September 2001

    Indian summer on the way

    Weather experts are predicting a last hurrah for summer with another dry and warm spell starting after an initially poor start to September.As the new " 51 " reg bikes roll out of...

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  • Edwards: Listen to his live webchat.

    02 September 2001

    Edwards: Listen to his live webchat.

    World Superbike champion Colin Edwards says Neil Hodgson will have to wait until Edwards retires before he has any hope of taking the WSB title. But then, Edwards also reckons he’s faster than...

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  • Video: Six toughest corners

    02 September 2001

    Video: Six toughest corners

    Download the video clip by chosing from the options, right, and watch and listen as Nurburgring instructor John Taylor talks you through six of the Nurburgring’s toughest corners.The map, right, shows...

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  • Yamaha Tmax long term test, September

    02 September 2001

    Douglas Adams wrote in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that a towel is the most useful object in the universe, but I have another suggestion - a party popper.Apart from its primary function of livening up a party, the exploding tube of streamers could, be invaluable for self-defence. Set it off in the face of a wild animal and it's certain to startle it for long enough to allow you to make...

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  • Are you ready for the ride of your life?

    02 September 2001

    Are you ready for the ride of your life?

    If it wasn't for the amount of bikes on the car park so early in the morning, it would be possible to ride straight past the entrance to the notorious Nürburgring without noticing what it was.

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  • You’ve made this the place to be

    02 September 2001

    You’ve made this the place to be

    We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of you for helping to make motorcyclenews.com THE place for motorcyclists to gather on the web.Latest figures show you’ve helped us set another series of records.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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