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Bike News (August 2002)

  • MCN needs new riders

    26 August 2002

    MCN needs new riders

    Just passed your test? MCN is looking for two newly qualified riders, ideally one male and one female, to come and join us for a road test next Wednesday, September 4.To be able to volunteer, you’ll...

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  • Hone your skills on an MCN trackday

    26 August 2002

    Hone your skills on an MCN trackday

    What’s the best way to hone your riding skills in a safe environment? Simple – an MCN trackday.You don’t need the latest sports tackle and you don’t need to get your knee down at every corner (though...

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  • Guess dpc’s mileage and win a prize

    26 August 2002

    Guess dpc’s mileage and win a prize

    MCN’s David Cushman, or dpc to give him his motorcyclenews.com user name, has just completed a trip through Scotland on his long-term Kawasaki ZZ-R1200. We’ve got a fantastic Furygan TXR jacket worth...

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  • Join BMW for a Spanish expedition

    26 August 2002

    Join BMW for a Spanish expedition

    How do you fancy shaking off the autumnal blues (well, mostly greys) with a five-day tour of Southern Spain?BMW is running two of these getaways this October. The whole package lasts seven days, with...

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  • Free guide to sort your suspension

    26 August 2002

    Free guide to sort your suspension

    In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, there’s a FREE 16-page guide to sorting your bike’s suspension.There’s barely a rider on the planet who couldn’t benefit from a custom fit set-up. What suits...

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  • Access charges threaten top bike meet

    26 August 2002

    Access charges threaten top bike meet

    Derbyshire’s councillors are considering introducing " access charges " in the National Park – the home of one of Britain’s most famous bike meets, Matlock Bath.Under Steve Cannon,...

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  • Grass on your dodgy roads

    26 August 2002

    Grass on your dodgy roads

    Warwickshire police is piloting a scheme to make the roads safer – and it wants your help.It is part of the force’s " Bikesafe " initiative. They’ve had 1000 cards printed, specifically...

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  • Roberts backs Sheene to beat cancer

    26 August 2002

    Roberts backs Sheene to beat cancer

    Barry Sheene’s old rival Kenny Roberts has backed the British star to win his battle against stomach and oesophagus cancer.Former world champion Roberts spoke to MCN from Brno, where his Proton-backed...

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  • Roadside eyesight tests urged

    26 August 2002

    Roadside eyesight tests urged

    " Sorry mate, I didn’t see you " is a phrase we’re all too used to hearing – but if top cops get their way it could be a thing of the past. They are calling for the introduction of roadside...

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  • MCN competition correction

    26 August 2002

    The August 28 issue of MCN has an incorrect fax number printed for entries to a competition to win a Blata Minimoto.Please fax your entries to our regular number, 01733-468028, instead of the one on page 21 of the paper.

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  • Catch the MCN Stunt Show in Wales

    26 August 2002

    Catch the MCN Stunt Show in Wales

    The MCN Stunt Roadshow will be at the annual Knighton Show and Carnival in Powys, Wales this Saturday, August 31.Freestyle motocross riders Jamie Squibb, Gary Taylor and Shawn Vukdik will be leaping...

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  • Too many Indians

    26 August 2002

    Too many Indians

    Indian Motorcycles faces a legal battle with American baseball team the Cleveland Indians.The two sides are arguing over the use of the " Indian " script logo. The Cleveland Indians claim...

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  • AA and RAC oppose phone ban

    19 August 2002

    AA and RAC oppose phone ban

    Two of Britain’s leading motoring organisations have come out against the complete ban on mobile phone use behind the wheel currently being considered by the Government.The AA argues that there are...

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  • Camera survey highlights safety doubts

    19 August 2002

    Camera survey highlights safety doubts

    A new survey appears to cast doubt on the Government’s claims that speed cameras are situated only on accident blackspots.It was carried out on by Autocar magazine and Morpheus, manufacturers of the...

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  • Last chance to spot dpc on tour

    19 August 2002

    Last chance to spot dpc on tour

    MCN’s David Cushman is heading south now, after spending most of the week in Scotland. If you can spot him on his silver Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 you could be in line for a prize.Cushman (user name dpc on...

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  • Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Tuesday

    19 August 2002

    Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Tuesday

    WHERE is MCN’s David Cushman today? He’s touring Scotland on his ZZ-R1200 and if you spot him you could be in with a chance of a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent...

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  • Barry Sheene diagnosed with cancer

    19 August 2002

    Barry Sheene diagnosed with cancer

    Barry Sheene has been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and stomach it has been announced.Although tired, the two times world 500cc champion is in reasonable spirits. He told MCN this morning: ...

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  • Top pop band for NEC Youth Day

    19 August 2002

    Top pop band for NEC Youth Day

    Top popsters Liberty X will be making a special appearance at this year’s Youth Day at the NEC Show on November 21.Organiser Anna Rogers says getting the band was a real scoop because they are so...

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  • Down the aisle, biker-style

    19 August 2002

    Down the aisle, biker-style

    How about this for arriving at your wedding in style? Bride Ann Ramsden arrived at her wedding to Kevin Selvey on her Kawasaki ZXR400 followed by her five minimoto riding bridesmaids. The service was...

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  • Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

    19 August 2002

    Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

    MCN Sport magazine is a heady stew of life, death, sex and immortality for race fans. In this fantastic fifth issue, out August 23, we've taken three top racers to see two psychologists to find out...

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  • Rumours of Ducati sale start

    19 August 2002

    Rumours of Ducati sale start

    The future of Ducati could be put in jeopardy if rumours of a pull-out by parent company Texas Pacific Group prove true.The BBC is reporting that the Texas Pacific Group is looking for buyers for its...

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  • Brolly babe special is coming

    19 August 2002

    We’ve busy collecting the finest brolly babes in the world for a one-off special FREE with the September 4 issue of MCN.If you can’t wait ‘til then here’s just a small selection of the kind of fine lay-deez lined up to decorate our eight-page giveaway.And over the following weeks there’ll be four more FREE supplements, guaranteed to deliver the best of biking. The first, given away with the...

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  • Guzzi goes Techno

    19 August 2002

    Guzzi goes Techno

    In the latest issue of MCN, out August 21,we’ve got the first pictures of Moto Guzzi’s wicked Technocustom prototype. The new design is a giant leap forward for the Italian factory, better known for...

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  • And the bike review winner is…

    19 August 2002

    And the bike review winner is…

    After sifting through the hundred of votes in our bike review competition we have a winner. It was by no means an easy victory, just 10 votes separated him from second place.So congratulations to...

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  • R1 v 999…Who’s the daddy?

    19 August 2002

    R1 v 999…Who’s the daddy?

    In the latest MCN, out Wednesday August 21, we pitch the ultimate twin against the ultimate four, Ducati’s stunning 999 versus Yamaha’s scorching R1.The new for 2002 R1 represents the latest in...

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  • Cross the Sahara for charity

    19 August 2002

    Cross the Sahara for charity

    Do you like beach holidays and biking? Yes? Then why not combine the two with a trans-Saharan trek to raise cash for a deserving charity.Mungo Williams is looking for another eight riders to join him...

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  • Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Thursday

    19 August 2002

    Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Thursday

    JUST two days left to spot MCN’s David Cushman on tour. Pull it off and you could win a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent stops, hand over your name, address and...

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  • Join the GP Golden Age Revival

    19 August 2002

    Join the GP Golden Age Revival

    There’s a unique opportunity to relive the " Golden Age " this September when former 500cc world champions Freddie Spencer and Wayne Gardner clash in the Goodwood Revival’s Lennox Cup...

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  • Ducati sale rumours continue

    19 August 2002

    Ducati sale rumours continue

    Rumours of an imminent sale of its Ducati shareholding are continuing to dog Texas Pacific Group (TPG).Market watcher Bloomberg.com is carrying a story from Italian broadsheet Borsa & Finanza that...

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  • Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Wednesday

    19 August 2002

    Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Wednesday

    JUST two days left to spot MCN’s David Cushman on tour. Pull it off and you could win a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent stops, hand over your name, address and...

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  • Updated: Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Monday

    19 August 2002

    Updated: Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Monday

    KEEP an eye out for MCN’s David Cushman today. He’s on tour through the UK and if you spot him you could be in with a chance of a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent...

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  • KTM suffers supermoto famine

    19 August 2002

    KTM suffers supermoto famine

    KTM has run out of supermotos. " Demand has been going through the roof, " said the UK importer’s Amanda Harmon. " We won’t be getting any more until mid-October. " Some...

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  • Phoning and driving could be outlawed

    19 August 2002

    Phoning and driving could be outlawed

    The Government is about to begin a 12-week consultation period that could see drivers banned from using mobile phones behind the wheel.From August 20, the Department of Transport, together with...

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  • Evel Knievel in tax trouble

    12 August 2002

    Evel Knievel in tax trouble

    Two things you can rely on in life are death and taxes, but having postponed one, Evel Knievel is now under fire from the taxman.The motorcycle daredevil has had two charges filed against him for...

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