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Bike News (June 2002)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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