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Bike News (March 2004)

  • The next force to target bikes is…

    31 March 2004

    The next force to target bikes is…

    North Yorkshire Police are the latest force to announce get-tough measures against riders. Welcome to summer. If there’s a force out there that won’t be singling us out for special grief in the near...

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  • Aprilia’s 450 twin could change biking

    31 March 2004

    Aprilia’s 450 twin could change biking

    Aprilia’s all-new mini RSV450 could be as fast as a 600 and as light as a 250 – creating a whole new category for those who love mad-scratching back road thrashes and track day extremes.The...

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  • McGregor ready for 25,000-mile ride

    31 March 2004

    McGregor ready for 25,000-mile ride

    Next month, actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman will set off together on a round the world bike trip. Starting today, we’ll bring you regular exclusive updates on their journey, and the Long Way...

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  • Hodgson jump game hits 2,000,000 plays

    24 March 2004

    Hodgson jump game hits 2,000,000 plays

    If you felt a bit sad for repeatedly attempting to see Bennetts’ babes in increasing states of undress in our online Hodgson jump game, fear not. You are far from alone. In its first five days on the...

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  • Cops issue red cards for foul riding

    24 March 2004

    Cops issue red cards for foul riding

    Police are launching a footy ref-style scheme to hand out red and yellow cards to riders – instead of prosecutions.Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and the Metropolitan police forces are...

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  • BMF adds horse power to stunt show

    24 March 2004

    BMF adds horse power to stunt show

    A stunt show in which bikes leap over galloping horses sounds like a recipe for carnage. Expect to see us in the front row at the BMF Show then.The show is on May 22-23 at the East of England...

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  • Use our QuickSearch to save a grand

    24 March 2004

    Use our QuickSearch to save a grand

    Search our BIKES FOR SALE and you could end up with £1000 off the price of your next bike.That’s the prize on offer in this exclusive motorcyclenews.com competition. If you returned to your bike to...

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  • Play it safe with Suzi Perry

    24 March 2004

    National Motorcycle Safety Week starts this weekend at Squires Café, Sherburn, West Yorks. The week of activities culminates in an afternoon with sexy TV presenter Suzi Perry at the Ace Café in London, next Friday, April 2.Sunday March 28: 10am-5pm, Launch Day at the bike meet at Squires Café, Sherburn, West Yorks. Day features: Assessed Rideouts with Yorkshire Advanced...

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  • FREE* Barry Sheene DVD with MCN

    24 March 2004

    FREE* Barry Sheene DVD with MCN

    Get hold of next week’s MCN and you’ll be able to claim a free* DVD celebrating the late, all-time great, Barry Sheene.Made by Duke Video, it runs for 109 minutes and includes interviews, Barry’s own...

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  • Free race tickets with Brands track day

    24 March 2004

    Free race tickets with Brands track day

    The MCN track day season starts on April 9 and to celebrate the start of a slider-melting year you get a free ticket to the Brands Hatch round of British Superbikes on April 12 if you book for the...

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  • Ducati to redesign 999

    24 March 2004

    Ducati to redesign 999

    Ducati denies it is about to unveil a new look for its flagship 999 superbike but our sources suggest otherwise.MCN believes the updated 999 will appear later this year and has been reshaped on the...

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  • You can’t stop jumping with the babes

    24 March 2004

    You can’t stop jumping with the babes

    Regular users of this site will know that we launched an addictive online stunt jumping game here on Monday March 22. And in the three days to the end of March 24, 54,000 of you clicked through from...

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  • You’re one in a million

    24 March 2004

    You’re one in a million

    There’s more of us on the roads than any time in the last 17 years, according to Department For Transport figures.The number of bikes and mopeds registered for use on British roads in 2003 topped...

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  • Caught on camera at Silverstone

    24 March 2004

    Caught on camera at Silverstone

    Did you get approached by a gorgeous girl in lycra at Silverstone at the weekend? Our MCN Babe Squad was out in force to take your pictures at the opening British superbike round.Everyone who had a...

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  • MCN Spring Spectacular highlights

    24 March 2004

    MCN Spring Spectacular highlights

    Over 5000 people enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere of the MCN Spring Spectacular on March 26-28 and you can see the highlights here.The entertainment on Friday night was topped by ex-Specials frontman...

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  • Free 100-page events guide with MCN

    24 March 2004

    Free 100-page events guide with MCN

    Sort your summer with the free 100-page event guide you’ll find with this week’s bumper bagged MCN, out on Wednesday, March 24.On top of all the scoops, world-class road tests and sport coverage you'd...

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  • Struggling Aprilia lines up buyers

    24 March 2004

    Struggling Aprilia lines up buyers

    Ivano Beggio – sole owner of the Aprilia group –is looking for a major new investor to buy a large share in the company but denies rumours the company has called in the receivers.As reported in MCN...

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  • £16.99 Sheene DVD free* with MCN

    24 March 2004

    £16.99 Sheene DVD free* with MCN

    Don’t miss Wednesday’s MCN. It comes complete with the details you need to claim a free* full-length Barry Sheene DVD worth £16.99 – as well as news on a new Aprilia that could change the way you...

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  • Riding to Silverstone? Cops are watching

    24 March 2004

    Riding to Silverstone? Cops are watching

    Northants police and their Safety Camera Team buddies are going to be all over the roads leading to Silverstone for this Sunday’s British superbikes opener. At least they’ve warned us.They say they’ll...

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  • What £4000 will buy you today

    24 March 2004

    £4000 will buy you an awful lot of GSX-R600 right now on motorcyclenews.com.We found over 70 GSX-R600s in our BIKES FOR SALE section on March 24 – and there are new ads going live all the time.£3850 will secure you a 2001 version. Go to £4100 and a 2002 bike with less than 4000 miles on it can be yours. And that’s before you go in with your haggling hard hat on.Fancy something a bit more...

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  • Join the big ride in to Butlins

    17 March 2004

    Join the big ride in to Butlins

    5000-plus of us will be riding towards Butlins at Skegness on Friday for the start of the MCN Spring Spectacular. And if you’d rather ride up in a group, let us know and we’ll help you organise...

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  • Power boost for new R1

    17 March 2004

    Power boost for new R1

    Too much is never enough where power is concerned. Take Yamaha’s new R1. 150bhp-plus at the back wheel could be considered plenty. Akrapovic feels you’ll want a little more...Before most people with...

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  • MCN clear-out winner announced

    17 March 2004

    MCN clear-out winner announced

    A couple of weeks back we had a desk shuffle in the MCN office and decided to have a bit of a Spring clear-out in the process. The clear-out became a goody bag of immense proportions which we were...

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  • Is this the way to safer riding?

    17 March 2004

    Is this the way to safer riding?

    National Motorcycle Safety Week has been announced with a programme of events across the country. And we want to know what you think of them.The highlight has to be the chance to meet TV presenter...

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  • 154 new bikes ridden and rated

    17 March 2004

    154 new bikes ridden and rated

    If you’re even half thinking about going out to sign up for a new bike this Spring you need this week’s MCN.Out on Wednesday, March 17, it comes with a free 28-page supplement packed with 154 MCN...

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  • Classic run to Brighton on Sunday

    17 March 2004

    Classic run to Brighton on Sunday

    The 66th Pioneer Run heads for Brighton on Sunday. The classic bike run starts at 8am from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Surrey and heads for Brighton via the A217 to Reigate before joining the A23...

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  • Budget: Brown leaves us alone

    17 March 2004

    Budget: Brown leaves us alone

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has made it a no-change Budget for bikes.Speaking in the Commons today (March 17), he announced he is freezing road tax at present levels and keeping the insurance premium tax...

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  • WIN £100 of kit for your best biking road

    17 March 2004

    WIN £100 of kit for your best biking road

    If you’ve ridden a great road on your bike recently, it could win you up to £100 of Oxford kit. Send us directions with road numbers and pictures of you and your mates on the route if you’ve got them.

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  • Crescent prizes boost big bike night

    17 March 2004

    Crescent prizes boost big bike night

    The big bike gathering held on the Quayside in Poole on Tuesday nights is getting a boost from dealer Crescent Suzuki.The firm is offering prizes and trophies to the owner of the best bike to enter...

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  • 3pm-5pm is bike crash danger time

    17 March 2004

    3pm-5pm is bike crash danger time

    If you’re a bit fed up about being stuck behind a desk on a decent afternoon, take comfort from the fact that you’re avoiding the dodgiest part of the day to be out on a bike. Cumbria safety...

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  • Play Hodgson jump game online now

    17 March 2004

    Play Hodgson jump game online now

    Get your jumping style right in this new online stunt game and you’ll be rewarded with pictures of the Bennetts Babes like you’ve never seen them before.We’ve got exclusive first access to The Neil...

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