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Bike News (July 2004)

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Free Brands WSB tickets

    01 July 2004

    Free Brands WSB tickets

    Book an MCN track day and get a free pair of tickets to Friday practice for Brands Hatch World Superbikes. There are a limited number of places left on the three remaining Brands Hatch MCN track days...

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  • Camera vans at Barton

    01 July 2004

    Camera vans at Barton

    Police have resorted to using hidden speed cameras to catch bikers on the way to next week’s Barton Bike Meet. In response to criticism that not enough was done about speeding at last...

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  • East Anglian show no go

    01 July 2004

    East Anglian show no go

    The East Anglian Motorcycle Show scheduled to take place at the Hunts Race Course, Brampton, Cambridgeshire on Friday July 2 has been postponed. No event will be taking place on the above date, but...

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  • Own your own BSB bike

    01 July 2004

    Own your own BSB bike

    Here's an offer that doesn't come along every day - your chance to own a current and competitive British Superbike. It's the GSX-R1000 that's been run by motorcyclenews.com's own Web Sales Director...

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  • Have Your Say winner

    01 July 2004

    Have Your Say winner

    We've selected Trumpetman21 as the first prize-winner for the best messages postsed for the week. Not only did he bring B-list celebrity Fiona Phillips to everyone's attention when she started...

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  • £3000 of variety

    01 July 2004

    £3000 of variety

    It's not too late to make a switch to a new bike in time for summer, and you can find a huge range to choose from in just a couple of minutes. Just £3000 opens up everything from an all-purpose...

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  • Ride in a road test today

    01 July 2004

    Ride in a road test today

    You could be riding in a road test by this afternoon - July 5. To be in with a chance you have to be someone who has recently passed their test - and relatively close to Peterborough, Cambs, as that's...

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  • Rider shot dead in clash

    01 July 2004

    A rider has been shot dead after being deliberately knocked off his bike by a Mercedes-driving gang. He was shot several times as he ran from the two-or-more occupants of the car. The incident happened in Camberwell, south London, on Saturday, July 3. The victim was named today, July 5. Eric Akinniranye, 25, was on release from a 10-year prison sentence for firearm offences, police say. Initial...

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  • Can you beat this?

    01 July 2004

    It's the moment when pound signs flash before your eyes, your stomach makes balletic manoeuvres and your sphincter breaks out the morse code to spell out S-O-S. And free, in MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, there's a whole supplement dedicated to it - Trackday crashes. Take a browse through them and then tell us - have you done better? If you've ever had a crash that's been captured on film (or the...

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  • Keep your eyes open

    01 July 2004

    There is a simple lesson to be learnt here: When on a ride-out always watch what your mates in front are doing in front Click here to see the video

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  • Bikes in car pool lanes?

    01 July 2004

    Bikes in car pool lanes?

    New lanes to cut congestion for car sharers on motorways are expected to be announced by the Government, but there is no indication whether motorcycles will also have access to the 'car-pool'...

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  • Share your superstitions

    01 July 2004

    Share your superstitions

    Have you got a biking superstition? Are you like Valentino Rossi who always goes through the same crouching routine before he gets on a bike? Maybe you are one of those riders who rolls around on the...

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  • In MCN: July 7

    01 July 2004

    In MCN: July 7

    This week’s issue of MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, includes scoop details on the new GSX-R1000, a FREE supplement of all-new trackday crashes, the rumbling mayhem of our Triumph Rocket III...

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  • Speed limits on IOM

    01 July 2004

    Speed limits on IOM

    Speed limits could soon be imposed on every Isle of Man road. It would bring an end to decades of freedom on the Island that attracts thousands to the TT. The speed limit suggestion is in a Manx...

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