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Bike News (January 2002)

  • Micron Delta Legal

    28 January 2002

    Micron Delta Legal

    ROAD-legal needn’t be dull. The Racing Red carbon-pattern sleeve looks great and it sounds far better than the original can. Its big-bore link pipe had to be expanded slightly to fit on the CBR’s...

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  • Listen to part two of our end-cans guide

    28 January 2002

    Listen to part two of our end-cans guide

    Some people bolt on after-market end-cans to get a little more power. Some use them to replace damaged originals. Some choose them because of the way they look. But whatever your reason, you want them...

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  • Scorpion Tricolour Titanium Race

    28 January 2002

    Scorpion Tricolour Titanium Race

    TITANIUM is the new carbon-fibre, or so the fashion-conscious would have us believe. So this multi-coloured titanium can from Scorpion gets top marks this week for its great value, good looks and...

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  • ’97 CBR900RR-V

    28 January 2002

    ’97 CBR900RR-V

    PLEASED the Blade was still outperforming its nearest rival – Yamaha’s Thunderace – Honda again took a step back for a year.The only change to the 1997 bike, aside from paint updates, was an aluminium...

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  • RD350 with 21st Century sex appeal

    28 January 2002

    RD350 with 21st Century sex appeal

    Two-strokes just won’t go away. The thrill of a screaming RD350 still sets the hairs tingling for many of us. And when it’s combined with sexy R1 styling like this " R3 " many will start...

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  • Strange but True

    28 January 2002

    Strange but True

    Here’s our latest round-up of motorcycling oddities from around the globe. If you spot anything worthy of inclusion in our next one, e-mail jon.urry@emap.comFrance: Top French bike mag Moto Journal...

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  • Akrapovic Titanium Legal

    28 January 2002

    Akrapovic Titanium Legal

    YOU get the name, the looks, you gain a few bhp and you’re bound to lose pounds over your original can. But you won’t get in trouble with the law. Akrapovic has designed this all-titanium can to be...

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  • Remus Alu-Carbon Race

    28 January 2002

    Remus Alu-Carbon Race

    THIS can stands out because of its distinctive woven texture on the sleeve. It has a nice tone to it and is well made. You can opt for sleeves in plain aluminium at £240, carbon at £303 or titanium at...

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  • ’93 CBR900RR-P

    28 January 2002

    ’93 CBR900RR-P

    BY November 1992, Britain was gripped by FireBlade fever and a nationwide shortage had loomed. Honda hastily shipped in 100s more to appease fed-up customers who had been waiting since the August 1...

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  • Promotive Titanium Race

    28 January 2002

    Promotive Titanium Race

    NEIL HODGSON fans will love this, as the Brit has Promotive cans fitted to his Ducati World Superbike. This one is stainless with a titanium sleeve. But for £325 you get a full titanium, race-spec...

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  • Yoshimura Tri-Oval Race

    28 January 2002

    Yoshimura Tri-Oval Race

    A BEAUTIFULLY-made and well-finished product from one of the most respected names in the business. There are £496 titanium and £585 carbon versions and a new electronic management system from £465...

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  • ’02 and beyond…

    28 January 2002

    ’02 and beyond…

    ‘THE Blade’s rivals have problems… The 2002 Blade kicks serious arse. " Bold claims after just six hours testing, but MCN was captivated by Honda’s latest offering at the bike’s recent launch in...

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  • ’92 CBR900RR-N

    28 January 2002

    ’92 CBR900RR-N

    " I definitely didn’t feel in control…steering damper was the phrase that filled my brain…steering geometry comparable to a 250…a wobbler. " These words appeared in the first quarter page of...

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  • Akrapovic Titanium Race

    28 January 2002

    Akrapovic Titanium Race

    PROBABLY the most desirable name in exhausts. With Akrapovic down the side of your can, you’re guaranteed nods of approval from those in the know. This all-titanium can is incredibly light and it’s...

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  • Ten years of the FireBlade

    28 January 2002

    Ten years of the FireBlade

    Honda’s FireBlade is a decade old this month and, during those 10 years, it has changed the way the world perceives motorcycles.It has been all things to all people, arriving in 1992 to cries of ...

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  • ’94 CBR900RR-R

    28 January 2002

    ’94 CBR900RR-R

    HONDA must have received hundreds of complaints about the manners of its early bikes because the Blade changed markedly in 1994.MCN’s first group test – against a Suzuki RF900, Kawasaki ZX-9R and...

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  • ’96 CBR900RR-T

    28 January 2002

    ’96 CBR900RR-T

    SOME Honda staff quietly admit 1996 was the year the firm dreaded.The Blade had been on top for so long, but a rival that was rumoured to have the attributes to boot its arse was due to be released.

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  • ’00 CBR900RR-Y

    28 January 2002

    ’00 CBR900RR-Y

    IF Honda was ever to regain top-dog status, its 2000 Blade had to really count.Matching the Yamaha wasn’t enough – the CBR had to move the goalposts once again.A slight shift was all that was needed...

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  • Testing the Aprilia Atlantic

    28 January 2002

    Testing the Aprilia Atlantic

    Super scooters can cost as much as a 2002 Hornet 900, but this new Aprilia changes all that. The Atlantic 500 costs just £4719, over a grand less than big-bore rivals such as Yamaha’s Tmax and Honda’s...

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  • Remus Genesis Titanium Legal

    28 January 2002

    Remus Genesis Titanium Legal

    UNDER the titanium sleeve is a durable stainless steel can. It’s quiet enough to be road-legal, but fruity enough to justify the expense while delivering a claimed 2-3bhp increase in power. The...

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  • Micron Beta Race

    28 January 2002

    Micron Beta Race

    COLOURED titanium is one of the coolest looking designs around. And with Micron behind the design you know that this can is going to perform as well as it looks. If you’re after a bargain, Micron is...

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  • Mud wrestling

    28 January 2002

    Mud wrestling

    Fighting a full-on 250cc motocross racer is an extremely quick way to arm pump unless you’re trained for this sort of thing.

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  • ’99 CBR900RR-X

    28 January 2002

    ’99 CBR900RR-X

    STILL smarting from the devastating success of the R1, Honda kept its head down in 1999 as it searched for a way back into the limelight.Would-be owners didn’t mind too much that the CBR wasn’t quite...

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  • Rules, regulations and privacy policy

    28 January 2002

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  • ’95 CBR900RR-S

    28 January 2002

    ’95 CBR900RR-S

    HONDA had always stuck with two-yearly major updates on its bikes. With the 1994 machine so patently right, it simply rested on its laurels, content to modify some of the paint and logo details and...

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  • Laser Hotcam Tri-Oval Race

    28 January 2002

    Laser Hotcam Tri-Oval Race

    IF you’d like to have the power of a race can, but would rather not have the full-on orchestra of noise when you’re riding, try this. Laser’s Decibel Killer, free with their Tri-Oval, is a little...

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  • ’98 CBR900RR-W

    28 January 2002

    ’98 CBR900RR-W

    IF the Thunderace worried Honda bosses in 1996, the advent of Yamaha’s R1 in 1998 must have kept them awake at night for months.The YZF-R1 was the worst kept secret in modern biking history, with MCN...

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  • Quill Carbon Legal

    28 January 2002

    Quill Carbon Legal

    IT may be road-legal, but this carbon can sounds as good as many marked " race only " . Quill says it flows a lot more gas than many road pipes and gives a boost to the mid-range of most...

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