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Bike News (July 2004)

  • Rideouts: July 14 on

    14 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. These are for the week commencing July 14. You could also organise your own. Go to our Have Your Say forums and select Road Riding. WEDNESDAY July 14 King Billy, Northampton. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincs. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 01929-425538 or www.mybuddys.co.uk Waterloo MCC,...

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  • Bull hit: Rider wins

    14 July 2004

    Bull hit: Rider wins

    40-year-old oil rig worker Donaldson can now expect a six-figure payout. His solicitor said :“Had the farmer applied his mind to the potential danger of allowing the gate to remain open, this...

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  • Bikes mean freedom

    14 July 2004

    Bikes mean freedom

    One in three non-bikers associate freedom and fun with motorcycling in a survey carried out by The Motor Cycle Indusrty Association. The majority of positive views came from people living in areas...

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  • E-clip: July 14, 2004

    14 July 2004

    E-clip: July 14, 2004

    Before heading off across the fields, it's worth setting your rebound and damping appropriately. Or risk internet fame and ridicule. To see what happens when things get too bouncy: Click here to see...

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  • Ride to stop diesel spills

    14 July 2004

    Ride to stop diesel spills

    A ride to raise public awareness about the dangers of diesel spills takes place on Spetember 11, 2004 and the Motorcycle Action Group are urging you to join in. The Diesel KillSpills team will ride...

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  • A road tester's diary

    14 July 2004

    A road tester's diary

    What's it really like to be an MCN road tester? Is it really living the highilfe, jetting off around the world to ride all the top bikes in sunny locations? Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar joined in...

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  • Join our ride-outs

    14 July 2004

    Join our ride-outs

    Want to come on an informal ride-out with members of the MCN team? We're planning a trip to the British MotoGP at Donington on July 25, leaving from, and returning to, the MCN offices in...

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  • Lost a camera van?

    14 July 2004

    Lost a camera van?

    Have you seen a mobile speed camera van in Cambridgeshire today? The reason we ask is that the Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership website has a list of possible locations it says they will be...

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  • Latest bikes for sale

    14 July 2004

    Latest bikes for sale

    New bikes are being booked online every minute throughout the working week - and right up to 8pm Friday night. As soon as they have been approved by our customer service team (and during the working...

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  • Two new Buells

    14 July 2004

    Two new Buells

    Buell will add two new bikes to the Lightning range for 2005, and will also bring back the Lightning XB12S. The Lightning CityX XB9SX is designed as a middleweight urban streetfighter with a...

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  • We go moped racing

    14 July 2004

    We go moped racing

    The Suzuki ran smooth to the finish line but promptly refused to start when we went to pack it in to the van to go home. It really is a state with 15 crashes taking their toll, but the day was so much...

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  • Anger at anti-bike stats

    14 July 2004

    Anger at anti-bike stats

    Carey-Clinch, who is the MCI Director of Public Affairs, said; 'Quite clearly, all this alarmist talk about bike casualties increasing is quite simply a load of rubbish, which is being perpetuated by...

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  • Race dates: July 14 on

    14 July 2004

    Each week we publish the ROAD RACING events happening in the UK. These are for the week commencing Wednesday, July 14. WEDNESDAY July 14 Steam Packet Southern 100, Billown, Isle of Man. 01624-822546 or www.southern100.com THURSDAY July 15 Steam Packet Southern 100. See Wednesday. SATURDAY July 17 Aberaman MCC, Aberdare Park, Rhondda Cynon Taff. 9am. 07791-721493. Andreas Club, Jurby, Isle of...

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  • Ducati move for Aprilia

    14 July 2004

    Ducati move for Aprilia

    Ducati has moved one step closer to buying Aprilia with the announcement of an agreement with Aprilia shareholders. The shareholders have agreed for Ducati to have the exclusive negotiation in the...

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  • 70s Saturday at Ace

    14 July 2004

    70s Saturday at Ace

    It's Seventies Saturday at London's Ace Cafe on July 17 - a day for kitting up the retro gear and joining Classic Bike. Hein Gericke are coming along to and offering a host of prizes rangign from a...

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  • Off road: July 14 on

    14 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are for the week commencing July 14 and include speedway, trials, motocross, enduro and hillclimbs. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY July 14 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 09066-555992 (60p/min). Poole, Dorset. 7.30pm. 01202-681145. Arena-Essex, Thurrock.

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  • Riding schools: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS coming up. These are for the week commencing July 9. FRIDAY July 9 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. The Powerslide Training School, Saddlebow Stadium, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. £195. 01507-313829 or www.powerslidetraining.co.uk. SATURDAY July 10 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. Phase 2, Devizes,...

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  • McGregor trip update

    07 July 2004

    McGregor trip update

    Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are heading across the hostile, open wastelands and rugged roads of Mongolia, onwards to Siberia. After setting off from London at the end of May to circumnavigate...

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  • Trackdays: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish TRACKDAYS on in the UK. These are those for the week from Friday July 9 onwards. THURSDAY July 8 FRIDAY July 9 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbys. 01332-677079. SATURDAY July 10 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor. See Friday July 9. Suzuki Performance Riding School, Mallory Park, Leics. From £140. 01455-251800. SUNDAY July 11 Track Attack, Donington...

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  • Babes rate sexiest bikes

    07 July 2004

    Babes rate sexiest bikes

    Think your sports bike is just the thing to draw the ladies? Think those skin-tight race leathers and full-face lid get them all-of-a-flutter? It’s nice to think, but is it true? We wanted to...

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  • C-charge threat for bikes

    07 July 2004

    C-charge threat for bikes

    Riders could be forced to stump up the £5-a-day congestion charge for going into Central London because figures compiled by Transport For London show bike accident rates have risen across the...

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  • Report blames drivers

    07 July 2004

    Report blames drivers

    The first detailed European study of bike accidents has shown that 60 per cent of cases involved a car driver, and in half, it was the car driver who was to blame. The 'Motorcycle Accidents In Depth...

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  • 26,000 Beemer fans

    07 July 2004

    26,000 Beemer fans

    Over 26,000 riders descended on the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the 4th International BMW Motorrad Biker Meeting. Over a hundred Brits were among them, alongside guests from as far...

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  • Verging on insanity

    07 July 2004

    Verging on insanity

    Christian Pfeiffer has rewritten the stunt riders' rule book with an awesome display on his Ducati Monster. It landed him top spot in the opening round of this year's World Stunt Championship in the...

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  • Bike meets: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    WEDNESDAY July 14 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leics. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com. Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham, Glos. 01242-571218. Honda Owners Club, Lower Sunbury, Surrey. 9pm. 07900-978903. Horseshoe, Silk...

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  • Gatso goes missing

    07 July 2004

    Gatso goes missing

    The anti speed-camera movement has moved the game on from simply defacing roadside Gatsos after the internals of a camera in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, were stolen from the yellow housing. Police say it...

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  • Race meets: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of the ROAD RACING events on in the UK. These are those for the week commencing Friday, July 9, 2004. This list includes drag races and minimotos. SATURDAY July 10 Aintree MCC, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. 01257-462216. BMCRC, Brands Hatch, Kent. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. Derby Phoenix MCC, Croft, Durham. 01623-636880. New Era, Snetterton, Norfolk. 01920...

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  • Superbikes for £4000

    07 July 2004

    Superbikes for £4000

    Some of the most exciting bikes ever built are now available as used bargains at under £4000. In MCN, out on Wednesday, July 14, we road test four dream machines you can get your hands on for...

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  • Off road: July 9

    07 July 2004

    Our off road listing for the week commencing July 9, includes Speedway, Motocross, Enduros and Trials events. SPEEDWAY FRIDAY July 9 Oxford. 01865-711346. Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian. 01501-734404. SATURDAY July 10 Berwick, Northumberland. 01289-307707. Rye House, Hertfordshire. 01992-440400. Workington, Cumbria. 7.30pm. 01900-608071. Eastbourne, Arlington, East Sussex. 7.30pm.

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  • More pics on your ad

    07 July 2004

    More pics on your ad

    A bike ad on motorcyclenews.com is like no other – in more ways than one. With your online ads you can have extra images free, to reflect your personality or reveal more details about your...

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  • Rallies: July 9 on

    07 July 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RALLIES in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 9. FRIDAY July 9 Sewer Rats Get Ratted Rally, Addingham Moorside, Silsden, W Yorks. £10 pre-book, £13 otg. 01535-675174 or 01535-658173. Fenfir MCC It’s Grim Up North Rally, Atherton Collieries Football Ground, Manchester. 0151-293-0165. TR30C Beezumph Rally, Cadwell Park, Lincs.

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  • Sheene memorial dinner

    07 July 2004

    Sheene memorial dinner

    A memorial black tie dinner is being held by the Friends of Barry Sheene MBE, with star riders set to attend including Gary Nixon, Marco Lucchinelli, Mick Grant, Dave Croxford, John Cooper and Paul...

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  • Cops' new clamp-down

    07 July 2004

    Cops' new clamp-down

    Police are launching weekend clampdowns on riders going at 'excessive speed' and treating roads as 'race tracks.' But they say they will gather intelligence on individual offenders so that they can be...

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  • Be a Mallory grid girl

    07 July 2004

    Be a Mallory grid girl

    You could be one of the grid girls for the Hawk Kawasaki British Superbike team in our competition in conjunction with insurance firm Bennetts. Bennetts is the title sponsor of the BSB round at...

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  • Last chance bargains

    07 July 2004

    Last chance bargains

    This weekend could be your last chance to see many of the bikes whose ads come to the end of their run on motorcyclenews.com very soon. There are some great deals to be had including a 2003 Honda...

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  • Kawasakis get your vote

    07 July 2004

    Kawasakis get your vote

    The Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-6R have been scored highest on average by owners in User Reviews on motorcyclenews.com. Both bikes were given an average rating of 98 per cent by user reviewers - the...

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