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Bike News (April 2003)

  • International BMW meeting in July

    29 April 2003

    International BMW meeting in July

    The annual International BMW Motorrad Biker Meeting will be the biggest ever in celebration of BMW Motorrad’s 80th year.The event takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, on July 4-6. This...

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  • Your free guide to riding in Europe

    29 April 2003

    Your free guide to riding in Europe

    There’s a free 16-page guide to riding in Europe with MCN this week (April 30). From the north of Scandinavia, to southern Spain and Italy, we explain what you need to know, and how to make your trip...

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  • On the Hog and bone with the Harley phone

    22 April 2003

    On the Hog and bone with the Harley phone

    Motorola have unveiled two limited edition mobile phones to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary this year.The pair are based on a Motorola V60I phone, with a choice of black with leather, or...

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  • Exclusive look at 2004 ZZ-R1200

    22 April 2003

    Exclusive look at 2004 ZZ-R1200

    After just two years, the Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 is being restyled for 2004.This week’s MCN has exclusive news of the changes to the sports-tourer, which should make it more able to compete with a new...

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  • New Kawasaki dealerships

    22 April 2003

    New Kawasaki dealerships

    Kawasaki has launched two new dealerships in Northern Ireland.The latest Irish franchise is McKillop Motorcycles in Ballymoney, which follows the recent launch of Phillip McCallen Motorcycles as an...

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  • Exclusive deal on Haslam Race School

    22 April 2003

    Exclusive deal on Haslam Race School

    You can save £40 on a Honda Ron Haslam Race School Premier session with this offer exclusive to motorcyclenews.com users. This means you can book either of the next two Premier training sessions...

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  • 16-bikes go head-to-head on the track

    22 April 2003

    16-bikes go head-to-head on the track

    In this week’s MCN you can read how 16 of the finest sports bikes performed when they went head-to-head with the same rider, on the same track, and on the same rubber.MCN’s Michael Neeves joined...

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  • Celebrities fail to impress

    22 April 2003

    Celebrities fail to impress

    It seems celebrity bikers are the least popular people to chat with at red lights.A survey of 300 bikers by insurance firm Bennetts revealed 60% of riders would least want to chat with a celebrity...

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  • MCN Sumer Sports Bike Show

    22 April 2003

    MCN Sumer Sports Bike Show

    Chat about the Summer Sports Bike Show by clicking on the link on the right. Arrange ride-ins, to meet up with friends, or chat about what you want to see most.You’ll need to be registered with...

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  • Your tips for touring abroad

    15 April 2003

    Your tips for touring abroad

    Have you been touring in Europe? If so, we’d like to hear your top tips for making it a trip to remember.We want to know how you found places to stay, decided what to take, and what other readers can...

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  • Troops says thank you

    15 April 2003

    Troops says thank you

    The Army has been making good use of bikes in its campaign in Iraq with Kawasaki KLR250s and Honda XR250s used in front line assaults and Harley Davidson MT350 military bikes used in droves for...

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  • How much did your new bike cost?

    15 April 2003

    How much did your new bike cost?

    One of the main factors in choosing a new bike is the price, but how do you know you’ll get the best deal?If you’ve bought a new bike in the last few months, we’d like to know what you paid. The...

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  • 50 great rides for Easter

    15 April 2003

    50 great rides for Easter

    In this week’s MCN, out Wednesday, April 16, we bring you a free 16-page guide to 50 great rides you could tackle this Easter.We’ve picked great rides all over the country and added all the...

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  • Work for MCN

    15 April 2003

    MCN is looking for three top editorial brains to boost our award-winning coverage of the world of bikes. The ideal candidates will have loads of experience on a fast-paced consumer title, be bursting with ideas and have a decent – but not necessarily encyclopaedic – knowledge of motorcycles. These are not positions for beginners.Deputy Editor: Ref No. 21/240This is a big job for someone with big...

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  • Win a lid during Motorcycle Safety Week

    08 April 2003

    Win a lid during Motorcycle Safety Week

    You could win a HJC AC-10 helmet worth £199 in our Motorcycle Safety Week competition, thanks to Bennetts insurance and Hein Gericke.The winner and nine runners up also receive a motorcycle safety...

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  • Wheelies

    08 April 2003

    Click the link on the right to see the best of the weekend’s riders abusing the Butlins car park on one wheel.

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  • Pensioner on 8000-mile charity ride

    08 April 2003

    Pensioner on 8000-mile charity ride

    Pensioner Ted Hellewell will be riding 8000 miles across Canada in May.Hellewell, 67, from Cardiff, is attempting the solo trip to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of his late wife...

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  • Free 16-page guide: 50 best used bikes

    08 April 2003

    Free 16-page guide: 50 best used bikes

    In MCN, out on April 9, you get a free 16-page supplement detailing our 50 favourite used bike buys..There are eight sections detailing the best bikes for everyone from exhibitionists to riders going...

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  • Charity Egg Runs

    08 April 2003

    Charity Egg Runs

    Easter is a popular time for charity rideouts to donate easter eggs to needy children, so if you’d like to help out, we’re listing them all here:West Midlands Riders: Begins at Bassett’s Pole on...

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  • British team attempt land speed record

    08 April 2003

    British team attempt land speed record

    The Angelic Bulldog is expected to take the Outright Motorcycle Land Speed Record back to Britain, and should comfortably reach 350mph.It’s being built by a mixture of professionals and school...

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  • Terms and Conditions

    08 April 2003

    1. The free prize draw is open to UK residents excluding employees of Bennetts and other third parties involved in this promotion and their families.2. No purchase is necessary.3. Entry to the free prize draw is made by logging on to www.motorcyclenews.com and emailing name, address and contact details to marketing@bennetts.co.uk. Entries submitted in any other manner will not be accepted. Closing...

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  • Controversial safety ad to reach TV

    08 April 2003

    Controversial safety ad to reach TV

    A controversial safety ad will be screened on TV despite the criticism which followed its debut in cinema’s earlier this year.The advert, paid for by Transport for London Street Management, features a...

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  • MCN Summer Sports Bike Show, June 7-8

    08 April 2003

    MCN Summer Sports Bike Show, June 7-8

    The first ever MCN Summer Sports Bike Show takes place at Donington Park, on June 7-8.There will be three zones at the event, hosted by one of three lovely ladies, Jinx, Trix and Kitt, plus MCN’s...

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  • Motorcycle tax frozen in budget

    08 April 2003

    Motorcycle tax frozen in budget

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced that there will be no increase in motorcycle tax in the 2003 budget.Although car tax will rise in line with inflation, motorcycles will stay the same. Under 150cc...

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  • ACU Academy threatened by cash shortage

    08 April 2003

    ACU Academy threatened by cash shortage

    The ACU Academy could cease to exist by the end of this year unless a funding shortfall of £25,000 is met by new sponsorship.The academy currently boasts 34 riders, aged between 12 and 18, all off...

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  • Burnouts

    08 April 2003

    Click the link on the right to watch all the best smoke-filled burnout action.

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  • World first test: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

    08 April 2003

    World first test: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

    In this week’s MCN we reveal why the 2003 Triumph Daytona 600 could equal Japan’s best.Kevin Ash visits Spain to test the Daytona on both the road and track and finds that the Triumph can stand proud...

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  • Spring Spectacular Roundup

    01 April 2003

    Spring Spectacular Roundup

    11am Sunday:The weather cooled down considerable throughout the day yesterday but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of bikers that have turned up at Skegness.The ride-out to Cadwell went...

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  • ‘MCN Events

    01 April 2003

    ‘MCN Events

    Here you can find all the pictures of the official MCN entertainment, including the bands, the stunt shows, and demo bikes. If you have any pictures you’d like to see added, email them to...

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  • Sunday Timetable

    01 April 2003

    10.00am: MCN Information point opens. Trade stands openAll FREE activities start: Mini-moto's. CCM Supermoto Experience. Wall of Fear. Honda Display Area. Lincolnshire Police exhibition. Funfair and simulator. Dyno testing. Race Tin Challenge in the Pavilion.11.00am: MCN Stunt show hosted by Steve Parrish featuring Sonny Ferguson, Terry Grant and Jason Finn11.30pm: Have you got the balls to take...

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  • nAfter-hours antics

    01 April 2003

    nAfter-hours antics

    All the after-hours action, including impromptu stunt shows, and other tomfoolery, will be added here throughout the week. If you have any pictures, send them to daniel.thornton@emap.com.

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