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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • Cops swoop on outlaw stunt riders

    01 July 2002

    Cops swoop on outlaw stunt riders

    Police have moved in on the illegal stunt riders using a Warwickshire industrial estate featured in MCN.For the full story on the police clampdown on illegal stunt riders, don’t miss the latest issue...

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  • Clamp-down councillor blames loud pipes

    01 July 2002

    Clamp-down councillor blames loud pipes

    Richard Butler, the Nottinghamshire County councillor who recently claimed that local riders were terrorising the countryside by riding at speed while drunk, or " tanked up " as he put it,...

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  • Yamaha confirms new and used insurance

    01 July 2002

    Yamaha confirms new and used insurance

    After a successful month’s trial Yamaha has officially launched its one-make insurance scheme for new and used bikes sold through its dealers.The Yamaha Insurance Scheme (YIS) was first revealed in...

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  • Our guide to touring this summer

    01 July 2002

    Our guide to touring this summer

    Whether you’re going abroad or staying at home this summer, thousands of us will pack our bags and head for the horizon. But to ensure your holiday is one to to remember, not forget we’ve come up with...

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  • A letter from Ins Timmis

    01 July 2002

    A letter from Ins Timmis

    Dear Sir,Firstly may I thank your reporters for producing what I perceived to be a fair and balanced article relating to the stunt riding at Hams Hill industrial estate near Coleshill (MCN 19th June...

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  • Live webchat with clampdown councillor

    01 July 2002

    Live webchat with clampdown councillor

    Richard Butler, the Nottinghamshire County councillor who has been calling for a police clampdown on noisy " tanked up " riders he claims are terrorising the countryside, will join us for...

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  • Our GP ticket winner

    01 July 2002

    Congratulations to Paul Whiteley in Goole, Yorkshire. He’s the winner of a pair of tickets to the British Grand Prix at MCN Donington Park on July 14.He took his wife’s advice and went for Rossi, Barros and Checa to fill the top three spots at the Assen MotoGP round on Saturday.

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  • How do you rate Ducati’s 999?

    01 July 2002

    How do you rate Ducati’s 999?

    What do you make of Ducati’s new 999 superbike? Does it have the instant impact of the 916 design and is it the replacement you had hoped for? What changes would you make?Click on the link on the...

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  • Association wants review of speed limits

    01 July 2002

    Association wants review of speed limits

    The Association of British Drivers (ABD) is calling for a review of the way speed limits are set in this country.It wants an independent body of experts to take over from local authorities after what...

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  • Longterm CCM R30 report

    24 June 2002

    Longterm CCM R30 report

    It was one of those panic situations where all thoughts of how you are meant to do these things go out of the window. I just grabbed the biggest handful of front brake possible. The forks dived, I...

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  • New axe for Indian Chief

    24 June 2002

    New axe for Indian Chief

    One of the most famous guitar companies in the world, Gibson, is producing a limited-edition run of their Les Paul guitar, to celebrate the new Indian Chief motorcycle.Only 100 of the guitars will be...

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  • Meet Jamie Whitham this Saturday

    24 June 2002

    Meet Jamie Whitham this Saturday

    You can join Jamie Whitham and British Superbikers Paul Young and Glen Richards this Saturday, June 29, at the annual Oxford Motorcycle Show at theGeorge Whites dealership on Cowley Road.Not only will...

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  • Riders are "tanked up and speeding"

    24 June 2002

    Richard Butler, a Conservative councillor for Notts County Council claims that local riders are terrorising the countryside by drink driving at high speeds.He claims they are riding home " tanked up " and tabled a motion at a Council meeting calling for an increased police presence on Nottinghamshire roads and rider re-education programmes.Butler said: " I don't want to be seen...

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  • The best routes to more power

    24 June 2002

    The best routes to more power

    Now you’ve got your Kawasaki handling, stopping and looking great, you can look at getting more power from it. The proven motor responds readily to tuning, and there’s a plethora of parts available...

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  • Win free Knox Air-X armour

    24 June 2002

    Win free Knox Air-X armour

    We’ve got five sets of Knox’s new shoulder and elbow Air-X armour, each worth £19.99, to give away to some lucky users.Air-X armour is fully CE-approved and comes with a hard plastic shell for greater...

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  • Join a rideout with the stars

    24 June 2002

    Join a rideout with the stars

    How do you fancy joining the likes of John Reynolds, Steve Plater and Karl Harris on July 11, for the rideout of a lifetime?For just £35 for a rider, plus £15 for a pillion, you can join the Cavalcade...

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  • Body and brakes

    24 June 2002

    Body and brakes

    Goodridge brake hoses £36.43 These will reduce sponginess and increase feel. They have a stainless outerbraid and PTFE inner.Ferodo racing compound pads £22.91The makers recommend them for track use...

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  • When stunts go bad…

    24 June 2002

    When stunts go bad…

    Free in this week’s MCN, out June 26, is a mega poster of our man Kev Smith showboating - elbow down on an Aprilia RS250. But even the best get it wrong from time to time – as fellow tester Kostas...

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  • Bolt-ons: Engine performance

    24 June 2002

    Bolt-ons: Engine performance

    K&N stage one jet kit: £88.99Boosts power by about 5 per cent across the rev range.K&N High Flow air filter: £34.79Replacement paper element improves airflow.Pipercross air filter:...

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  • Triumph factory restart delayed

    24 June 2002

    Triumph factory restart delayed

    Triumph has had to reschedule its return to production after investigations by structural engineers revealed that the damage wrought by the fire which swept its Hinckley factory in March is worse than...

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  • Make a date with Rossi

    24 June 2002

    Make a date with Rossi

    They’ll be rolling out the red carpet and shutting the streets of Leicester Square on July 9. But it’s no pseudo-celebrity photocall or ligger-loaded premier. A real star is coming to town to meet his...

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  • Riders plan September 11 tribute ride

    24 June 2002

    As a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11 last year, riders in the U.S. are planning a tribute ride from coast-to-coast.The marathon rideout will start on September2 from San Diego on the West Coast and cross the country to Shanksville, Pennslyvania for a ceremony honouring the victims of Flight 93 (the plane that crashed before it could be used as a weapon). From there...

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  • Win British Grand Prix tickets

    24 June 2002

    Win British Grand Prix tickets

    This weekend sees the Dutch GP at the famous Assen circuit – and another opportunity to win a pair of free tickets to the British GP at MCN Donington Park.To stand a chance of winning all you have to...

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  • Three personal routes to ZX heaven

    24 June 2002

    Three personal routes to ZX heaven

    Three MCN readers reveal how they’ve improved their Kawasakis117bhp, but he wants morePeter Foley has gone for an Akrapovic Ti race system, with Ti downpipes, stage-one jetting, World Superbike...

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  • Suspension: All these changes cost is a little time

    24 June 2002

    You don’t have to spend a fortune on bolt-ons to make a real difference to the performance of your bike. Kawasaki has endowed the 7R with excellent suspension components and getting them set-up correctly will perfect your ride on road and track. The 43mm inverted Kayaba forks and Uni-Trak rear shock are both fully-adjustable – for pre-load, as well as compression and rebound damping.Sorting them...

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  • motorcyclenews.com race result

    24 June 2002

    motorcyclenews.com race result

    motorcyclenews.com’s sub-editor David Batchelor was racing at Snetterton on Sunday, grabbing a 25th in race one and an 18th (out of a field of 35) out of the bag on his debut in the Bemsee Rookie 400...

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  • Britain’s riders are getting safer

    24 June 2002

    Britain’s riders are getting safer

    Despite pessimistic police predictions, the latest Government figures show how Britain’s roads are getting safer for motorcyclists.For more on this story, don’t miss the latest issue of MCN – out...

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  • Voxan rescued from bankruptcy

    24 June 2002

    Voxan rescued from bankruptcy

    Voxan is set to make a comeback having been rescued from bankruptcy. For more details on Voxan’s rescue, don’t miss the July 3 issue of MCN.The French firm has been saved by Didier Cazeaux, who paid...

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  • Getting the best from the ZX-7R

    24 June 2002

    Getting the best from the ZX-7R

    Kawasaki’s ZX-7R was created six years ago to give the firm a basis for World Superbike racing. This year, the effervescent and ever-popular Chris Walker is racing one.But so are hundreds of ordinary...

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  • A beginner’s guide to racing

    17 June 2002

    A beginner’s guide to racing

    I’m just about to embark on my first race, but it’s not just a question of turning up with your bike and having a crack as I’ve found out. Here’s a simple guide to what you’ll need if you’d like to...

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  • Illegal stunters: Heroes or villains?

    17 June 2002

    Illegal stunters: Heroes or villains?

    In the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday June 19, we meet up with Britain’s hardcore street racers and stuntmen. Wheelieing, stoppieing and generally tearing up the Queen’s Tarmac. But are they...

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  • Have you won a Fazer 1000?

    17 June 2002

    Have you won a Fazer 1000?

    Are you the lucky winner of a Yamaha Fazer 1000? If your name’s Campbell and you’re from Scotland (narrows it down a bit) it could be you.The mystery winner won the £7500 bike in a raffle held at the...

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  • 30,000 pack World Ducati Week party

    17 June 2002

    30,000 pack World Ducati Week party

    Almost 30,000 people from all over Europe and the U.S. have packed into Misano to celebrate World Ducati Week. You can read all about World Ducati Week in more detail in the new MCN, out June 19.This...

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