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Bike News (April 2004)

  • Naked R1 leads new Yamaha line-up

    28 April 2004

    Naked R1 leads new Yamaha line-up

    A 143bhp R1 engine in a naked bike was enough to make the Fazer 1000 a hit with many. But Yamaha believes an FZ6-look with sportier handling and fuel-injected engine will do even better business.It’s...

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  • More ammo to make better deals

    28 April 2004

    More ammo to make better deals

    There are often large differences between the price on the screen and the price you could pay. But just how much difference should you be aiming for?The only true and accurate reflection of the prices...

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  • All this could be yours for £3000

    28 April 2004

    All this could be yours for £3000

    Our fast-moving BIKES FOR SALE section has new ads updated to it every hour of the working day. More and more are being booked online all the time to expand the already massive range of hot deals to...

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  • Join in Britain's biggest biking survey

    28 April 2004

    Join in Britain's biggest biking survey

    You've probably heard of RiDER Power. It's Britain's biggest annual rider satisfaction survey rating bikes, kit, services and dealers. Now you can take part online. Run by MCN's sister magazine RiDE,...

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  • PGO cuts scooter (and trike) prices

    28 April 2004

    PGO cuts scooter (and trike) prices

    The new UK importer of PGO scooters has reviewed its range and cut prices A spokesman for the Taiwanese manufacturer said: "We realise we are operatingin a highly competitive environment. We want our...

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  • Used bike sells for £27,600

    28 April 2004

    Used bike sells for £27,600

    A 1922 Brough Superior MkII went under the hammer for £27,600 at the International Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford, last weekend – part of £643,000 of sales at Bonham’s first collectors’ bike sale...

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  • Brands Hatch track days canned

    21 April 2004

    Brands Hatch track days canned

    The MCN and Bike track days planned for April 26 and 27 have been cancelled for operational reasons.Those who had already booked for the event have been offered alternative dates.Other MCN track day...

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  • Final MV F4 750s going fast

    21 April 2004

    Final MV F4 750s going fast

    MV Agusta’s UK importer has sold half of its allocation of F4 SR Limited Editions already… but that is only 10.What that does mean is that there are just 10 left for the UK of the 146bhp 750s. This is...

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  • TV fop scores paintjobs for style

    21 April 2004

    TV fop scores paintjobs for style

    Changing Rooms fop Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen says the GSX-R1100M you see pictured here is the one he’d like to have parked outside his home. " It’s like the bike is wearing the remnants of recent...

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  • Don’t buy a bike until you read this

    21 April 2004

    Don’t buy a bike until you read this

    If you’re about to buy a new bike wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what other riders have been paying? Now you can.We’ve asked you to send in the details of the actual deals you are doing and now...

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  • World’s most desirable bike kit revealed

    21 April 2004

    World’s most desirable bike kit revealed

    From Gilles rearsets to Termignoni pipes, Arai’s £1000 lid to Dainese’s Speed 1 Gloves, this week’s MCN reveals the sexiest kit of 2004 in a free eight-page supplement.There are also guides to the...

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  • Theft gang van's reg plate revealed

    21 April 2004

    Theft gang van's reg plate revealed

    A white van with the registration number NL52 DLK was used by the gang who stole MCN’s long term test GSX-R1000 in London on Tuesday, April 23..Police have been unable to trace the van so far because...

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  • The reality of bike theft in London

    21 April 2004

    The reality of bike theft in London

    My long term test Suzuki GSX-R1000 was half-inched from a parking bay in London’s Farringdon Lane on Tuesday, April 21. It was picked out from the middle of a line of six or seven bikes. The others...

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  • 2004 test rides this weekend

    21 April 2004

    2004 test rides this weekend

    If you're at a loose end this weekend and you're in the mood for a bargain then read on to find where you can test ride the latest bikes and be in with a chance of winning some top prizes.You can ride...

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  • Your pics with the Babes at Snetterton

    21 April 2004

    Your pics with the Babes at Snetterton

    The MCN Babe Squad was out in force at Snetterton British Superbikes last weekend, taking snaps of you.If you were lucky enough to bump into them you’ll have had a picture taken ready to be emailed on...

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  • Len Vale-Onslow dies at 103

    21 April 2004

    Len Vale-Onslow dies at 103

    Len Vale-Onslow, the man who built and rode the Super-Onslow-Special bike, has died at the age of 103. He had been riding bikes since 1905. He was awarded the MBE for services to motorcycling in 1994...

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  • Aprilia stops making bikes

    21 April 2004

    Aprilia stops making bikes

    Aprilia has stopped making bikes as it fights for financial survival. The firm must find £5 million by May 3 or be declared bankrupt.The Italian manufacturer is £147million in debt and suppliers are...

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  • Snatch a prize at Snetterton

    21 April 2004

    Snatch a prize at Snetterton

    If you fancy getting your picture taken with one of our gorgeous MCN babes then you'd better head down to Snetterton this weekend for the third round of the MCN-backed British Superbike...

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  • Stunning deals on offer right now

    21 April 2004

    Stunning deals on offer right now

    It's going to be bright and warm for the weekend and that means a rush of buyers for the many hot used bike deals we’ve found in our BIKES FOR SALE section.With more being added every minute of the...

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  • Stolen GSX-R1000

    21 April 2004

    Stolen GSX-R1000

    MCN's long term test GSX-R1000 has been stolen from outside one of the company offices in Farringdon Lane, London.The blue and white K4 model has the registration number: GU04 YMY and the frame number...

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  • Top 50 used bike buys

    21 April 2004

    Top 50 used bike buys

    You get a guide to the best used-bike buys, whatever your budget, free with this month's RiDE magazine. It includes everything from the budget NC30 to the extravagant RC45. The 64-page guide takes you...

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  • The prices you’re paying right now

    21 April 2004

    The prices you’re paying right now

    Been out buying bikes at the weekend? Share the deal you’ve done with Britain’s biggest online bike community right here.We’re compiling your deals and delivering regular updates so you’ll know the...

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  • Join us on an MCN track day

    21 April 2004

    Join us on an MCN track day

    The list of MCN track day dates is now available. Each of our days includes ample track time plus tuition from top instructors. Novice, intermediate and advanced groups are available each day. You get...

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  • Knights campaign confuses safety message

    21 April 2004

    Knights campaign confuses safety message

    You’ve got to give them credit for trying a different spin… but West Mercia police’s attempt to grab the headlines with a safe riding campaign looks likely to confuse.We’ll let them explain. A release...

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  • More proof you're backing a winner

    21 April 2004

    More proof you're backing a winner

    motorcyclenews.com has again been named the No1 most visited motorcycle site in the UK.The award, which covers the period of January-March 2004, comes from Hitwise, an organisation which claims to be...

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  • Survey reveals bikes to haggle hardest for

    14 April 2004

    Survey reveals bikes to haggle hardest for

    MCN has carried out a survey of dealers to find which bikes from the big four Japanese brands are proving a hit, and which are struggling to meet sales expectations.It’s useful stuff if you’re hoping...

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  • Meet Virgin BSB team at CMC openday

    14 April 2004

    Meet Virgin BSB team at CMC openday

    If you fancy meeting the Virgin Mobile British Superbike team then head down to CMC Motorcycles open weekend in Chesterfield.The team will be at the store on Saturday, April 17, to meet fans and sign...

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  • £2000 bargain buys

    14 April 2004

    £2000 bargain buys

    If the two-wheeled bug has hit again but the bank account is looking a little less than healthy there's still a chance to get your riding fix. You'd be surprised what you can get for under £2000.If...

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  • McGregor and Boorman on their way

    14 April 2004

    McGregor and Boorman on their way

    Ewan McGregor has finally set-off on his 20,000-mile round-the-world trip with close friend and fellow actor Charley Boorman.The two will be on the road for three months on a route taking them through...

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  • Save yourself from a damaged lid

    14 April 2004

    Save yourself from a damaged lid

    Headcase Europe is launching a new product to protect your lid if you’re on your way to pick up a pillion or dumping it in the back of a van to go to a track day.The hard-shell nylon cases fit all...

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  • The deals you’ve done

    14 April 2004

    We asked you to share your recent deals with other motorcyclenews.com users. The first are already coming in…Lucy Callear, 20, bought an 04 plate Suzuki SV 650s in Yorkshire for £4100. She got crash mushrooms, restrictor kit and fitting thrown in.Mark Harrison, 26, also picked up a brand new Suzuki SV650s in Lancashire but paid £100 more at £4200. He also managed to get 10% off his clothing.Shawn...

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  • Bag a £4000 bargain

    14 April 2004

    Bag a £4000 bargain

    Has the start of the MotoGP season and a great week of weather got you itching for new wheels? A quick look through our BIKES FOR SALE section reveals that with £4000 to spend there are some cracking...

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