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Bike News (November 2003)

  • Congestion charge makes biking safer

    25 November 2003

    Congestion charge makes biking safer

    A Transport for London (TfL) report has shown congestion charging in the capital has been accompanied by a 15% drop in motorcycle casualties, despite a rise in bike use.The TfL report, ‘Congestion...

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  • New tax rules reminder

    25 November 2003

    New tax rules reminder

    The government is keen to remind motorcyclists about new vehicle tax rules which come into effect on January 1, 2004.From the start of next year you’ll need to make sure you renew your tax within one...

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  • Do Yamaha’s concept bikes do it for you?

    25 November 2003

    Do Yamaha’s concept bikes do it for you?

    Yamaha has unveiled two concept bikes sharing the themes of big power and bulging muscles the MT01 and MT 03 and we want to know what you think of them.Do you think Yamaha is on the right track with...

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  • We test the fastest 600cc bike in the world

    18 November 2003

    We test the fastest 600cc bike in the world

    MCN has ridden the fastest 600cc bike in the world, Ten Kate’s World Supersport championship-winning Honda CBR600.And you can find out exactly what we think of the machine which helped Chris Vermuelen...

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  • The babes, bikes and bargains from the NEC

    18 November 2003

    The babes, bikes and bargains from the NEC

    If you want an idea of what you’ll find at the 2003 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC, this is where you’ll find it. We’ve rounded up the best babes, bikes and bargains to give you...

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  • Honda rider, 76, banned for speeding

    18 November 2003

    Honda rider, 76, banned for speeding

    Pensioner William Clowe has been banned for a month after a Perth Sherriff Court after admitting he had been speeding at over 100mph. The 76-year-old Honda rider was clocked as he passed an Audi car...

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  • Ducati offer 0 per cent finance

    18 November 2003

    Ducati offer 0 per cent finance

    Ducati UK has announced a 0 per cent finance scheme running on selected models until March 31, 2004.The scheme is from Ducati Finance and is available on both 2003 and 2004 Ducati 999, 749,...

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  • Anger at BBC Real Story

    18 November 2003

    Anger at BBC Real Story

    The motorcyclenews.com message boards have been busy as registered users express their frustration with the portrayal of motorcyclists on the BBC programme " Real Story " .The show was...

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  • £150,000 of bike gear up for auction

    18 November 2003

    £150,000 of bike gear up for auction

    Over £150,000 of clothing and accessories are up for auction on Friday November 21 and 28 due to the liquidation of Rawhide Accessories Warehouse, Nottingham.The auction includes approximately 500...

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  • The best new bikes of the NEC

    18 November 2003

    The best new bikes of the NEC

    Here are pictures and details of the best new bikes at the 2003 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show.Whether it’s a new launch from a big name, like the 2004 Fireblade, 2004 Kawasaki Z750, the...

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  • The big bargains at the NEC

    18 November 2003

    The big bargains at the NEC

    We’re visiting every stand at the NEC to find the biggest bargains so that you can justify your trip to the Show to ogle young ladies and bikes by saving anything up to £1000 on kit.We’ll also include...

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  • Triumph sales jump in U.S.

    18 November 2003

    Triumph sales jump in U.S.

    Triumph sales in the U.S. between August and October 2003 were 46% higher than the same period in 2002.This increase has been helped by new finance programme and the popularity of the U.S.-targeted...

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  • BMW announce 2004 prices at NEC

    18 November 2003

    BMW announce 2004 prices at NEC

    BMW has announced its 2004 prices, which take effect from January 2004.There are price rises on many of its range but bikes supplied and registered before the end of this year will stay at 2003...

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  • The babes of the show

    18 November 2003

    The babes of the show

    We asked you to send in your pictures of the best-looking young ladies that you could find at the NEC Show - and what a collection we got.Check out the hottest totty we've had so far on the right of...

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  • Dave Taylor Lifetime Achievement award

    18 November 2003

    Dave Taylor Lifetime Achievement award

    Click the link on the right to see Tadao Baba receive the award for his contribution to motorcycling as the project leader for the Honda FireBlade since its launch in 1992. Baba flew in from Japan...

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  • Firm donates bike for road safety

    11 November 2003

    Firm donates bike for road safety

    Northampton firm Wollaston Motors has donated a BMW R1150RS to Northamptonshire Road Policing Unit to help improve road safety in the county.The bike will be mainly used by officers carrying out...

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  • When money-saving ideas go bad…

    11 November 2003

    When money-saving ideas go bad…

    Have you tried to save money with a biking bodge only to have it become a total disaster? Do you still get laughed at when people remember your DIY mechanical skills?If you’ve got a tale of a plan...

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  • Police respond to rising fatalities

    11 November 2003

    Welsh police are reacting to the highest number of motorcycle fatalities ever recorded on their roads, and posting the finger at a lack of rider skill trainingSince January 18 motorcyclists have died on Welsh roads, mainly on unrestricted country roads. The number of fatalities has risen from 10 in 2001, and just seven last year.North Wales police Chief Superintendant Geraint Anwyl said that in...

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  • Have you received your free NEC supplement?

    11 November 2003

    Have you received your free NEC supplement?

    Free with MCN, November 12, should be a 32-page NEC Motor Cycle Show guide, packed with the bikes you must see, your guide to the MCN Race Paddock, and other attractions.Unfortunately, it appears that...

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  • Calling all Triumph 955i owners

    11 November 2003

    Calling all Triumph 955i owners

    MCN is looking for owners of the T595 based Triumph Daytona 955i, especially if you are looking to upgrade to the latest '04 model.We'd like you to come down to MCN and ride the newly released 2004...

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  • Daytona 200 aims for bigger crowds

    04 November 2003

    Daytona 200 aims for bigger crowds

    Daytona bike week will undergo the biggest rescheduling in its history next year in a bid to get more people to attend the racing rather than just the parties and street shows.The event was built up...

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  • Wrong focus for speed cameras

    04 November 2003

    Wrong focus for speed cameras

    The police are misleading the public over the placement of speed cameras, according to a recent investigation by the Bristol Evening Post.The paper has discovered that out of the 40 accident...

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  • Two-wheeled speed camera

    04 November 2003

    Two-wheeled speed camera

    The first motorbike-mounted speed camera is now operational on the roads of Northamptonshire.The Honda Pan European has been brought in to meet rising demand from residents of small villages to catch...

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  • Last gasp winner for Fantasy Road Race

    04 November 2003

    Last gasp winner for Fantasy Road Race

    An MCN discussion board regular has won this year's MCN Fantasy Road Race competition in a race that went right to the line.Phil Noden, 41, from Poole in Dorset, almost had to settle for third in the...

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  • Win top five bike videos

    04 November 2003

    Win top five bike videos

    Pick your favourite biking scene from a shortlist of ten films and you could be walking away with five top motorcycling videos, courtesy of the organisers of the NEC Motorcycle Show.One lucky winner...

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  • Lock it or lose it, say police

    04 November 2003

    Lock it or lose it, say police

    Derbyshire police are advising motorcyclists to take extra precautions after a spate of bike thefts over the last four months.Since June 2003, 21 motorcycles have been stolen in the Heanor area, with...

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  • To baffle or not to baffle

    04 November 2003

    To baffle or not to baffle

    Would you leave the baffles in a road-legal can – or would you take them out to turn it into a full-chat race can?Akrapovic has just joined the road-legal revolution by launching a range of cans with...

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  • Speed camera catches 2500 legal motorists

    01 November 2003

    Speed camera catches 2500 legal motorists

    A safety camera on the M4 has photographed 2500 motorists who were fined despite driving legally.The camera was placed to catch speeding cars, bikes and trucks in a temporary 50mph limit in road works...

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