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Bike News (September 2004)

  • Go naked for hot deals

    29 September 2004

    Go naked for hot deals

    With a new half-faired 650 from Hyosung breaking cover and an updated Cagiva Raptor 650 on the scene for 2005, our focus on hot used deals this week is on naked and half-faired 600s. These all...

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  • Hyosung's 05 surprises

    29 September 2004

    Hyosung's 05 surprises

    2005 could be the year you buy your first Hyosung. They may not have the cache of their Japanese rivals yet, but the new line-up - and their prices - could well turn your head. Suzuki's SV650S is...

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  • E-Clip: September 29

    29 September 2004

    E-Clip: September 29

    No one likes a show-off, so it's refreshingly funny to see this one fall on his arse. To view the clip click here, and look under Crashes, for YZFR1 Stoppie Wheelie Crash.

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  • Trackdays: Sep 29 on

    29 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. These are those for the week starting Wednesday, September 29, 2004. They are listed by category then date. TRACKDAYS FRIDAY October 1 100% Bikes Trackday, Croft, North Yorkshire. £120, 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. SATURDAY October 2 Track Attack, Donington Park,...

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  • Race meets: Sep 29 on

    29 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, SPRINTS, SUPERMOTO, MINIMOTO, DRAG RACING AND HILLCLIMBS. These are those for the week commencing Wednesday, September 29, 2004. They are listed by category, then date. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 2 Classic Racing MCC, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01953-850677 or www.crmc.co.uk Darley Moor MCRRC, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01246-866537. ...

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  • What's hot on this site

    29 September 2004

    What's hot on this site

    We've been tracking the content that got most people most excited. And now here's your chance to catch up with it all in one hit. The following stories are those that have the current highest scores...

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  • BMW boss goes global

    29 September 2004

    BMW boss goes global

    BMW's GB bike boss is on the move after just 10 months in the job. Pieter de Waal arrived in January with a stunning record of success in South Africa - increasing sales ten-fold in seven years. Now...

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  • Bike meets: Sep 29 on

    29 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. There is one near you. Don't miss out on the chance to meet up with other riders. These are meetings on in the week starting on Wednesday September 29, 2004. They are listed by date. WEDNESDAY September 29 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn,...

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  • Rideouts: Sep 29 on

    29 September 2004

    Rideouts: Sep 29 on

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS you can join in all around the UK. For others - or to organise your own, see our Rideouts forum. You'll find it by selecting HAVE YOUR SAY from our main...

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  • CCM back in business

    29 September 2004

    CCM back in business

    CCM is back in business. Spare parts should be available by the end of October and new bikes are expected to be on sale early next year. Founder Alan Clews, son Austin Clews, son Austin and...

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  • Bag an ex-demo deal

    29 September 2004

    Bag an ex-demo deal

    It's a cracking time to change your bike with dealers wanting to off-load their 2004 demo bikes and unused pre-registered bikes. Many are offering clearance sales on used stock, too. Sell yours...

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  • Off road: Sep 29 on

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off road events on in the UK. These are for the week starting Wednesday September 29, 2004. They are listed by category and then by date. SPEEDWAY WED September 29 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. THURSDAY September 30 Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 1 Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian.

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  • MCN Hilton hotel deals

    22 September 2004

    MCN Hilton hotel deals

    You could take a tent with you and camp when you watch British Superbikes, World Superbikes or MotoGP but wouldn't it be nicer if you were staying in a four star hotel with grandstand seating for the...

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  • Nicked at 205mph

    22 September 2004

    Nicked at 205mph

    Reports in the US are claiming a motorcyclist has set a new informal record for the fastest speeding ticket yet - 205mph. He was tracked and clocked by a police airplane in Minnesota, according to...

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  • Theft Watch: Fazer 600

    22 September 2004

    Theft Watch: Fazer 600

    Keep an eye out for this Fazer 600. The 2002 model was stolen from outside a motorcyclenews.com's user's home between 4.40 and 5am on Friday, September 24. Click here to visit our Theft Watch forum...

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  • GS riders' life-saving act

    22 September 2004

    GS riders' life-saving act

    BMW GS riders have raised enough cash to pay for two life-saving defibrillators in memory of fellow rider Keith Davies. Keith, from Halesowen in the West Midlands, spent many happy miles riding in...

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  • Cops' front-plate howler

    22 September 2004

    Cops' front-plate howler

    North Yorks police have trumpeted the unveiling of a new weapon in the fight against speeding riders ahead of this weekend's Scarborough Gold Cup. Trouble is, it relies on getting a snap of your face...

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  • Theft Watch: 02 GSX-R

    22 September 2004

    motorcyclenews.com user pythonlea has reported an 02 GSX-R1000 stolen from North Shields in the north east. He reported the theft on Monday evening. It is blue and black with the reg number ML02 OEP. For more details click here for our Theft Watch forum in our Have Your Say section. If you know of thieves or scams operating in your area, post on the Theft Watch forum, too.

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  • Your views on KTM vid

    22 September 2004

    Your views on KTM vid

    KTM's controversial video for its new SuperDuke has stirred strong feelings in our Have Your Say forums. Here's some of what you've already had to say. MikeSchinkel said: "I think your...

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  • Bikes are 75% faster

    22 September 2004

    Bikes are 75% faster

    Bikes cut journey times in London by up to 75% - no wonder they are now being used by a firm charged with keeping the capital's traffic flowing. Siemens Traffic Controls is using a Honda Deauville...

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  • Sep 29 issue of MCN

    22 September 2004

    Sep 29 issue of MCN

    Miss out on this week's MCN and you miss out on an exclusive test pitching John Reynolds' British Superbike championship winning GSX-R1000 against a completely standard one. Find out why it cost...

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  • Shows, rallies: Sep 29

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIS, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week starting Wednesday, September 29, 2004. They are listed by category and then by date. SHOWS FRIDAY October 1 East Antrim Moto Show, Carrickfergus Castle, County Antrim. 5pm. 028-9338-2797. SUNDAY October 3 Classic and Sporting Motorcycle Show, Gresley Old Hall, Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

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  • Bike meets: Sep 22 on

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. These are those for the week commencing September 22, 2004. WED September 22 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Red Street, Staffordshire. 01782-564113. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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  • Off road: Sep 22 on

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off road events on in the UK. These are for the week commencing September 22, 2004: SPEEDWAY WED September 22 Hull. 01482-784848. King's Lynn. 01553-771111. THURSDAY September 23 Sheffield. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY September 24 Edinburgh. 01501-734404. Somerset, Highbridge. 01278-780993. SATURDAY September 25 Berwick, Northumberland. 01289-307707. Rye House,...

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  • Shows, schools: Sep 22

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, OPEN DAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS being held in the UK. These are for the week starting September 22, 2004: OPEN DAYS SATURDAY September 25 Team Bikegirl, Silverstone, Northants. www.bikegirl.co.uk BMW dealers: Launch of new K1200S Ducati dealers: Launch of 2005 999 RIDING SCHOOLS THURSDAY September 23 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, South. 01933-674036. ...

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  • Minister fights IoM limits

    22 September 2004

    Minister fights IoM limits

    Isle of Man tourism minister David Cretney is saying 'No' to speed limits on the island - and has been scathing in his attack on the UK's use of speed cameras. He has responded to proposals for a...

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  • Tips DVD free with bikes

    22 September 2004

    Tips DVD free with bikes

    A free DVD of riding tips is to be distributed to buyers of new and used bikes. The Motorcycle Industry Association is working with a TV company and other parties to make the DVD - which promises to...

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  • Rideouts: Sep 22 on

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS on in the UK. For more, or to organise your own, go to our Have Your Say forums and look under road riding/rideouts. WED September 22 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, North Wales. 01270-768562. King Billy, Northampton. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm.

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  • Theft Watch: Husky SM

    22 September 2004

    motorcyclenews.com user 'chairman' needs your help to help track a Husky SM610S, stolen from the Wokingham area on Friday evening (Sep 24). It was stolen between 4pm and 6:20pm. It is yellow and blue and has a single Doma Race exhaust, yellow s/moto front mudguard, rack removed & 2 strips of black duct tape covering the holes in the rear mudguard. The bike has carbon-look mini rear...

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  • E-Clip: September 22

    22 September 2004

    E-Clip: September 22

    Fonsi Nieto puts the brakes on Toni Elias during the 250 race at the Welkom MotoGP. Click here to view this clip

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  • Trackdays: Sep 22 on

    22 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS on in the UK. If you haven't had a crack yet this summer, there's still plenty of time and plenty of choice. Stop thinking about it and book that day off! You'll never look back. THURSDAY September 23 Hottrax Trackday, Rockingham, Northants. £129. 01908-330445. Yamaha Thundercat Trackday, Rockingham, Northants. 01492-534070. Motorcycle Folly...

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  • Cash in on 05 updates

    22 September 2004

    Cash in on 05 updates

    With the launch of all the new 2005 bikes there will be some great deals on second hand bikes as riders upgrade to the latest model. A look through our BIKES FOR SALE section reveals some great...

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  • We're up for top award

    15 September 2004

    We're up for top award

    motorcyclenews.com has been short-listed for a prestigious national prize in the annual Association of Online Publishers awards. The AOP has had a record number of entries this year (over 200) and...

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  • In MCN: September 22

    15 September 2004

    In MCN: September 22

    This week's issue of MCN comes complete with a free supplement packed with all the new bikes of 2005. It's the only way to stay on top of the rush of hot metal pouring out ready to thrill us next...

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  • Rallies: Sep 22 on

    15 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RALLIES and AUTOJUMBLES on in the UK. These are for the week starting September 22, 2004. Rallies FRIDAY September 24 QMCC Snake Bite Rally, Drumnagreah Hotel, County Antrim. 07703-460799. South Yorkshire Sidecar Club Camping Weekend, Ferry Boat Farm, Old Denaby, Yorkshire. 01977-640193. Ribcrackers Run to the Sun Party, Lumb Farm, Ripley, Derbyshire.

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  • E-Clip: September 15

    15 September 2004

    E-Clip: September 15

    If you missed American Chopper on the Discovery Channel, here' some 'amusing' outakes. To view the clips, simply click here. Have Your Say about the Video, here.

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