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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2003)

  • MCN Race Paddock at the NEC Show

    21 October 2003

    MCN Race Paddock at the NEC Show

    The MCN Race Paddock is a huge new attraction at this years NEC Show, letting you rub shoulders with riders, see the massive transporters and drool over the exotic race bikes they carry.Teams already...

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  • FP-1 road bike is on sale now

    21 October 2003

    FP-1 road bike is on sale now

    The Foggy-Petronas FP-1 road bike is now on sale.There are just 100 of the bikes on offer, which have been produced as homologation specials to allow the manufacturer to race in the World Superbike...

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  • More carbon from CCM

    21 October 2003

    More carbon from CCM

    CCM's special-edition black R30 supermoto was such a success over the summer that the firm has decided to produce a second batch.The R30s was first introduced in June and features a carbon-effect...

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  • BSB machines v road bikes

    21 October 2003

    BSB machines v road bikes

    This week in MCN, out October 22, you can learn exactly how much difference there is between the top British Superbikes and their road-going counterparts.We take the championship winning Monstermob...

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  • Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

    21 October 2003

    Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

    Simpson Bandit lids are finally available as road legal kit in the UK.The helmets are approved to the ECE22-05 European standard, meaning they are now legal across the continent. The American makers...

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  • Get insured for charity

    21 October 2003

    Get insured for charity

    Take out a policy with Bikesure between November 5 and December 25 and the insurance firm will donate £10 to the BMF Foundation charity. " Bikesure is a firm supporter of motorcycling issues,...

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  • KTM unveils new race bike

    21 October 2003

    KTM unveils new race bike

    These are the first pictures of the new KTM LC8 Adventure flat tracker.The 950cc twin was revealed in public for the first time at the Scioto Downs round of the U.S. Flat Track series on October 13...

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  • Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

    14 October 2003

    Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

    Thousands of bikers have made the trip to the MCN Autumn Spectacular at Butlins in Skegness, and they have been rewarded with great weather and entertainment.A huge number of bikes took part in the...

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  • Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

    14 October 2003

    Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

    Clothing firm Hein Gericke is set to get a new owner by the end of the month. U.S. firm The Fairchild Corporation expects to close a deal with current owners Eurobike AG by October 31, 2003.The change...

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  • FZ6 Fazer: First group test

    14 October 2003

    FZ6 Fazer: First group test

    The first head-to-head test of the Yamaha FZ6 Fazer is in MCN, out Wednesday October 15.The FZ6 features a new frame, new R6 motor and new looks Many dealers have already sold out of the first...

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  • Charity attempt is a load of balls

    14 October 2003

    Charity attempt is a load of balls

    Nick Steed will be hoping for plenty of balls-ups when he attempts to collect as many Velcro-covered tennis balls to his boots and kneesliders at the Rockingham race circuit on November 7.He’ll be...

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  • MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

    14 October 2003

    MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

    Check out all the action from the weekend’s revelry at Butlins as caught on the motorcyclenews.com video camera. Click the link on the right to download the video highlights in either Real Media or...

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  • MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

    14 October 2003

    MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

    Motorcyclenews.com is heading to Butlins in Skegness for the MCN Autumn Spectacular, and you could still join us with day tickets costing just £7.50.We’ll be reporting on Jamie Whitham’s Po’ Boys and...

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  • MCN launches online subscriptions

    14 October 2003

    MCN launches online subscriptions

    MCN has launched an online subscription service allowing overseas readers to get their hands on the paper as quickly as UK readers.You can download the entire paper every Wednesday morning. All the...

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  • Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

    14 October 2003

    Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

    The search is on for the hottest bike babes for the 2004 MCN Babe Squad.It could be the dream job for someone who loves bikes. Successful applicants will meet many of the world’s top racers, attend...

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  • Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

    07 October 2003

    Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

    Speed cameras have done nothing to reduce the number of deaths on British roads according to an analysis of Government figures conducted by the Association of British Drivers (ABD).The report goes...

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  • MotoGP secrets revealed

    07 October 2003

    MotoGP secrets revealed

    In this week’s MCN, out October 8, we talk to eight of the world’s top racing teams and peal back the layers to find out what secrets lie beneath the latest MotoGP bikes.We take a look at Rossi’s...

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  • MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

    07 October 2003

    MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

    Saturday Daytime:10.00am: MCN Information point opens (situated inside the Pavilion). Trade stands and activities open. All FREE activities start: Free track sessions start at Cadwell Park (collect...

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  • Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

    01 October 2003

    Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

    When the European Superbike school’s regular translator had to pull out of this weekend’s trip to the south of France, motorcyclenews.com made an urgent appeal and has found them a replacement.Will...

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  • MCN meet at Ace Cafe

    01 October 2003

    MCN meet at Ace Cafe

    MCN will hold the first of a series of monthly bike meets at the Ace Cafe in North London on October 15 at 7.30pm. The MCN Bike Night will involve MCN staff, many of our long-term test bikes, and our...

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  • 15bhp boost for under £600

    01 October 2003

    15bhp boost for under £600

    Akrapovic has launched a new exhaust system for the Honda CB1300 offering significant power gains and weight savings over the standard system.Honda’s big naked bike already puts out 108bhp but you...

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  • New tyres for 2004 superbikes

    01 October 2003

    New tyres for 2004 superbikes

    Michelin and Bridgestone have both launched new tyres for 2004.Michelin has brought in the Pilot Power to replace the ageing Pilot Sport and Yamaha will be fitting the new tyre as standard to its 2004...

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  • Last chance to party with MCN

    01 October 2003

    Last chance to party with MCN

    It’s your last chance to book a place at MCN’s Autumn Spectacular and enjoy a full-on weekend of bikes, girls and all-night partying.The weekend at Butlins in Skegness runs from October 10-13 and more...

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  • Is this the future for BMW?

    01 October 2003

    Is this the future for BMW?

    Exclusive spy shots of BMW’s radical new superbike have been revealed in MCN, October 1 issue. But now you’ve had a chance to read the four pages of technical information on the 165bhp Busa-style...

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  • Safe haven for town centre bikes

    23 September 2003

    Safe haven for town centre bikes

    Bikers in Barnstaple in North Devon now have secure parking in the centre of town.North Devon District Council has added 18specific motorcycle spaces at its car parks near the centre of town. Each...

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  • Bikes reunited

    23 September 2003

    Bikes reunited

    MCN reader Paul Hands is starting a search to find some of the bikes he’s owned over the years and you might be able to help.The bikes are:Honda CB750-F2, reg VPV550S, originally Honda maroon. Honda...

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  • Yamaha announce Fazer price

    23 September 2003

    Yamaha announce Fazer price

    Yamaha has revealed the new FZ6 Fazer, the replacement for the Fazer 600, will retail for £5099 (plus on the road charges) but the naked FZ6 won’t be available until 2004.If you’re tempted by the new...

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  • Speed cameras catch on-duty cops

    23 September 2003

    Speed cameras catch on-duty cops

    A scheme set up by North Wales police to help reduce the number of speeding motorists causing accidents has been so successful it’s even caught and prosecuted 12 police officers!The scheme was...

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  • English couple claim biking world record

    23 September 2003

    English couple claim biking world record

    Kevin and Julia Sanders, have successfully claimed a new unofficial record for riding the Trans Americas, completing their journey in 35 days.The couple rode from Prudhoe Bay on the Northern tip of...

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  • Indian motorcycles closes

    23 September 2003

    Indian motorcycles closes

    Indian motorcycles has closed after new investment fell through and creditors pulled the plug.The news came as a shock to those at the firm, including executive vice president Frank O’Hagan, who had...

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  • ‘Stealth’ R1 exhaust gets your vote

    23 September 2003

    ‘Stealth’ R1 exhaust gets your vote

    We showed you a sneak peek of the new aftermarket Yamaha R1 underseat exhaust system from Race Taylor-Made, and asked if you thought it was a winner. The answer was a resounding Yes.93 per cent of...

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  • British-based team return to Dakar

    23 September 2003

    British-based team return to Dakar

    Britsh-based BMW team riders Simon Pavey and Nick Plumb will compete in the Telefonica-Dakar rally for the second consecutive year.Plumb and Pavey are both instructors on BMW’S Off-Road Skills course...

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