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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2002)

  • Jacques replica scoots are go!

    17 June 2002

    Jacques replica scoots are go!

    Yamaha has given its Yamaha YQ50 Aerox scooter the Olivier Jacques treatment.Painted in the Playstation/Gauloises GO!!!!! livery the bike’s another two-stroke smoker like the French GP ace’s YZR500.

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  • Car company wins ride to work award!

    17 June 2002

    Car company wins ride to work award!

    The year’s biggest competition to encourage more people to ride their bikes to work has been won…by a car company.Rolls Royce & Bentley Motor Cars scooped a motorcycle park worth £1500 for getting...

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  • Dark visors could be legal by Christmas

    17 June 2002

    Dark visors could be legal by Christmas

    The Government is currently mulling over thousands of letters sent by MCN readers calling for dark visors to be made legal - and insiders at the Department of Transport (DoT) have told us it could...

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  • Tell us if Ninja’s facelift works

    17 June 2002

    Tell us if Ninja’s facelift works

    British design company Xenophya is planning to give every popular superbike the chance to be as exclusive as an MV Agusta or Benelli Tornado.And their first target for a complete makeover is...

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  • Speed limit threat to biking back roads

    17 June 2002

    Britain’s favourite biking roads could have their speed limits slashed as the Government fights to cut the number of deaths in road accidents.A select committee of MPs has recommended that B-roads have a 50mph limit, which can go as low as 40mph on certain sections.It is now up to the Government to decide whether to accept the recommendations and make them law.Its current pro-motorist stance...

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  • Don’t miss our illegal stunt story

    17 June 2002

    Don’t miss our illegal stunt story

    If you’ve ever been tempted to pull a wheelie or show off to your mates you won’t want to miss our story on illegal stunters.Already one of Warwickshire’s top cops, Inspector John Timmis has pledged...

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  • Blame culture puts trackdays in doubt

    17 June 2002

    Blame culture puts trackdays in doubt

    Britain’s rising blame culture could soon force trackday organisers to dramatically change they way they operate, or even go out of business altogether.You can read more about the future of trackdays...

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  • Three months for speeding cop

    17 June 2002

    Three months for speeding cop

    An off-duty police officer has been jailed for three months after being clocked on his bike at more than 125mph on a 70mph stretch of motorway.Pc Thomas Cunningham pleaded guilty to dangerous driving...

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  • Powerslide competition winner

    17 June 2002

    Congratulations to Mark Smith from Ravenstone, Leics who wins a day’s instruction at the Powerslide Training School. We’ll be following Marks’ progress and bringing you a video of how he gets on.Mark correctly identified our featured bikes as:Monday- BMW1150GSTuesday-CCM640EWednesday-Kawasaki ZX9RThursday-Yamaha R1Friday- Ducati 916 SennaSaturday- Buell X1 LightningSunday/Monday- Harley Davidson...

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  • Come out fighting

    17 June 2002

    The majority of us have a fair idea of what an Aprilia Falco is... something kind of half-faired, RSV Mille-powered and more all-round than all-out. The literally brilliant Aprilia Fighting Falco is rather more extreme and a good deal more memorable.Ride it and you’ll be giggling all the way back to the tube of Autosol you’ll be using to keep it brightly polished.The chromed-up kit Aprilia is...

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  • Win the ride of a lifetime at Donington

    17 June 2002

    Win the ride of a lifetime at Donington

    Ever dreamt of tackling Donington Park on the back of a 500cc GP bike? Well, Riders for Health is auctioning off a pillion in a million with Randy Mamola during the Day of Champions on Thursday July...

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  • Buy a new Honda, then get cash back

    17 June 2002

    Buy a new Honda, then get cash back

    Anyone buying an officially imported new Honda from now until the end of September will go away with a smile on their face – and up to £750 off the price, thanks to a new " Rider Rebate " ...

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  • Get Knox kit for less

    17 June 2002

    Get Knox kit for less

    Knox, purveyors of fine back protectors and rucksacks, have come up with a summer deal that’ll save you over 60% on the price of its Aero Backpack.Spend £50 or more on any Knox products and you can...

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  • motorcyclenews.com goes racing

    17 June 2002

    motorcyclenews.com goes racing

    After talking (and writing) the talk at motorcyclenews.com for nearly 18 months, Dave Batchelor, the site’s sub-editor, get his big chance to prove himself in his debut race this Sunday, June 23, at...

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  • Threat to specials and off-roaders

    10 June 2002

    Threat to specials and off-roaders

    Some unusual and imported bikes could be outlawed from being ridden on the road – or at least face an extra £150 registration fee – when new European rules come into effect next June.Under new...

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  • Police keen to listen to protesters

    10 June 2002

    Police keen to listen to protesters

    A PROTEST ride which is expected to attract more than 500 has prompted police chiefs to call urgent talks with the organisers. Following heavy-handed checks on motorcyclists in Gwent and Dyfed-Powys,...

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  • Can you beat this special?

    10 June 2002

    Can you beat this special?

    Chris McNiece is the proud owner of this road-legal special. He’s spent more than £20,000 getting his GSX-R1100 just right. It packs a whopping 210bhp thanks to a 1500cc big-bore kit, but at the flick...

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  • Danes fear new biker gang war

    10 June 2002

    Danes fear new biker gang war

    Danish police are bracing themselves for a fresh wave of gang violence, after it emerged a new outlaw biker group is responsible for a recent spate of armed robberies, extortion and widescale drug...

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  • Bigger Runner at the ready

    10 June 2002

    Bigger Runner at the ready

    Gilera’s new uprated Runner is available in the shops now. It features a 198cc engine up from the big-selling 180cc model. It boasts 21bhp and an eco-friendly 66mpg. It also wears revised plastics,...

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  • Carmichael aims for Euro title

    10 June 2002

    Carmichael aims for Euro title

    He’s already the reigning world champion but now MCN Stunt Roadshow’s Kevin Carmichael is aiming to win the European Championship as well. You can watch him line up against the best of the rest on...

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  • Guzzi-engined exotica coming to UK

    10 June 2002

    Guzzi-engined exotica coming to UK

    For just under £10,000 you could have this hand-built Guzzi-engined bike turning heads everywhere. For more details on the Ghezzi & Brian Guzzi don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out June...

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  • Datatool TurnAlert winners

    10 June 2002

    Datatool TurnAlert winners

    Congratulations to Julian Ward, Neil Codgell and Alan Downie, they’re the three winners in our Datatool TurnAlert competition.That competition is now closed, but remember you can still enter our...

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  • The FP1 is here

    10 June 2002

    The FP1 is here

    Inside the new issue of MCN, out Wednesday June12, you can see the first pictures of the most talked about motorcycle of the year – Foggy’s FP1 World Superbike and read our exclusive interview with...

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  • Latest MCN Sport out June 14

    10 June 2002

    Latest MCN Sport out June 14

    If you’ve ever wondered about what makes the fast men tick, you won’t want to miss the latest issue of MCN Sport, out June 14.We get inside the heads of the top riders in British Superbikes to...

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  • Win a day at the Powerslide School

    10 June 2002

    Win a day at the Powerslide School

    Do you fancy learning how to slide the back of your bike like Garry McCoy? Well you can if you’re the lucky winner of our exciting new competition. We’ve teamed up with ex-professional speedway and...

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  • Final Joey-rep SP-1 raises £16K

    03 June 2002

    Final Joey-rep SP-1 raises £16K

    The last Joey Dunlop replica SP-1 has been auctioned. The final bid was £16,000 after four other potential buyers withdrew bids at the last minute. The owner who wishes to remain anonymous, was...

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  • Bike cops form crack sex patrol squad

    03 June 2002

    City officials in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur have formed a bike-mounted religious police squad to clamp down on courting couples.Officers from the Islamic Affairs Department will patrol the Shah Alam Lake Garden around the clock to stop " immoral activities " .Datuk Mansor Ramli, head of the Department, told reporters: " We set up the motorcycle squad to make it easier...

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  • NCI rescue cover special offer

    03 June 2002

    NCI rescue cover special offer

    You can get rescue cover with NCI from £29.99. We only send out service agents who know about repairing bikes. And if they can’t help you at the side of the road, they’ll take you to a garage, home or...

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  • Help stop dark visor "fudge"

    03 June 2002

    Help stop dark visor "fudge"

    The Department of Transport (DoT) is expected to make a compromise recommendation in its report on dark visors. But representatives of riders groups fear the decision will be a fudge: a visor which...

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  • Is your RSV a Haga replica?

    03 June 2002

    Is your RSV a Haga replica?

    Have you beaten Aprilia to building a Noriyuki Haga-replica RSV? Well, we’d like to hear from you for a forthcoming feature in MCN.Send your details, including a contact number and any pictures you’ve...

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  • Win a Datatool TurnAlert

    03 June 2002

    Win a Datatool TurnAlert

    You can win one of three Datatool TurnAlert kits, each worth £39.99 in our new competition. These devices prevent that all too common problem of leaving an indicator flashing for miles before it's...

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  • Discover your outlaw alter-ego

    03 June 2002

    Discover your outlaw alter-ego

    Fancy grabbing yourself a bad-ass biker handle, but don’t fancy the hardtail chopper or a lifetime of dressing like a Status Quo roadie? Help and hard man status is just a click away with this site:...

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  • BSB beauties you can buy for the road

    03 June 2002

    BSB beauties you can buy for the road

    In the new MCN, out Wednesday June5, you can read our exclusive report on two stunning machines – the ultimate sports tourer; a British Superbike-spec FireBlade with bespoke luggage and GPS, and the...

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