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Bike News (August 2005)

  • Gatsos increase crashes

    12 August 2005

    Gatsos increase crashes

    An unpublished report by the Transport Research Laboratory reveals that speed cameras not only fail to cut accidents, they actually increase them. The report hasn’t been officially released but...

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  • Auction winner claims kit

    12 August 2005

    Auction winner claims kit

    The winner of the MCN Charity Auction for Dainese Rossi one-piece leathers (provided by Dainese) arrived at the MCN offices in Peterborough on Wednesday to claim his suit - at a bargain price. Phil...

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  • Hammond joins MCN

    12 August 2005

    Hammond joins MCN

    The BBC’s Richard Hammond joins MCN today (Wednesday August 17). Read the first of his weekly columns in the issue out today. Hammond – a familiar face to Top Gear viewers – is a...

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  • Diesel spillers targeted

    12 August 2005

    Diesel spillers targeted

    Devon County Council is targeting diesel vehicle drivers with a new campaign aimed at improving rider safety. ‘Spiller Killer’ is part of the county’s ‘Bringing Bikers Out of...

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  • Fight this Euro threat

    12 August 2005

    Fight this Euro threat

    MAG is calling on bike riders to lobby their MEPs, MPs and the Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling to head off a new set of stringent anti-motorcycle Euro regulations. They fear the...

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  • Italy run arrives home

    05 August 2005

    Italy run arrives home

    Tuesday Aug 2 (9am) Our £1K Italian bikes had made it as far as Luxembourg early on Tuesday morning (Aug 2) after the GPS they were using packed up and they got horribly lost. The three MCN...

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  • Free BikeKraft places

    05 August 2005

    Free BikeKraft places

    Sixty free places are available for the BikeKraft Experience day in Northampton with track-based riding tuition by Police Advanced Motorcyclists at the Silverstone circuit. The day is open to any...

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  • Download Sanders chat

    05 August 2005

    Download Sanders chat

    Round-the-world record holder Nick Sanders dropped in to the MCN offices on Friday after his 19-day lap of the planet on a Yamaha R1. Find out which are his favourite places and roads to ride in the...

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  • 100,000 strips a day!

    05 August 2005

    100,000 strips a day!

    Our exclusive links to Bennetts new Redline Racer online game have resulted in 300,000 plays in its first three days. The game challenges your timing and dragstrip skills as you go head to head with...

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  • Italy run: 2 survivors

    05 August 2005

    Italy run: 2 survivors

    Our Italy-and-back-on-£1K-Italian-bikes challenge is all but over. Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar (Gilera 180) and road tester Chad Child (Monster 600) are back at MCN HQ in Peterborough.

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  • What's On: August 10 on

    05 August 2005

    We’ve changed our What’s On listings to now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Worldwide Midlands East of England Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England Wales

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  • Foggy hands over his 916

    05 August 2005

    Foggy hands over his 916

    The man who bought the first item sold on MCN Auctions took possession of his prize at Brands Hatch at the weekend – and the one very careful owner was on there to hand it over. Ed Vernon...

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  • MCN needs bike owners

    05 August 2005

    MCN needs bike owners

    If you have owned an older and newer version of the following bikes, then MCN would like to hear from you for possible inclusion in the 'Old vs New' feature. The models we are looking for...

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  • Get on the MCN Sofa

    05 August 2005

    Get on the MCN Sofa

    Want to be featured giving your opinions and sitting on the MCN Sofa? We're looking for readers who'd like to come and visit the MCN offices, take a seat on the famous MCN sofa, and talk about...

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  • Superbike School closes

    05 August 2005

    The European Superbike School has closed after calling in the administrators last week. Tony Scott of ESS said: “We have called in the administrators as of August 1, so all events from that point on have been cancelled. “If anybody has booked and prepaid for a place by credit card they should contact their card provider. People who have prepaid by cheque, debit card or cash will be...

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  • EU licence battle looms

    05 August 2005

    EU licence battle looms

    The UK’s bike industry is calling on the Government to use its Presidency of the European Union to rule out the madness looming over new bike licence rules. Proposals being considered in...

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  • Crescent Open Weekend

    05 August 2005

    Crescent Open Weekend

    The 2005 Crescent Open Weekend looks set to host over 10,000 motorcyclists with free entry on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14, 2005. You'll be able to meet current British Superbike champion...

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  • Ulster GP open day

    05 August 2005

    Ulster GP open day

    The day after the chequered flag falls on the Ulster Motorcycle Grand Prix, Belfast's Hein Gericke store is holding an open day to keep the party going. It will be held on the Sunday - August 14 -...

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  • Bargain supersports

    05 August 2005

    Bargain supersports

    The next generation of Yamaha’s stonking R6 is revealed in the August 10 issue of MCN, but if you can’t afford the latest models then we’ve got the ideal bargain for you. The latest...

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  • Lid ban = more deaths

    05 August 2005

    Deaths on bikes have risen 81 per cent in Florida in the three years since the state repealed its helmet law. Deaths of riders under 21 nearly tripled, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study. Head-injury hospital admissions rose 80 percent in the same period. And if you’re thinking riding without a lid is mad… consider how they ride in Elkhart, Indiana...

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  • New look MCN: Aug 10

    05 August 2005

    New look MCN: Aug 10

    This week's unmissable issue of your new-look MCN comes complete with your guide to Britain's best biking regions (and we name the worst)...plus New GP-inspired R6 12-page Brands WSB...

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  • Support fastest TT girl

    01 August 2005

    Support fastest TT girl

    Maria Costello will be at a fundraising event on August 11, 2005 to raise cash for her efforts to improve on her Guinness World Record lap of the TT circuit at the Manx Grand Prix. The event takes...

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  • Night of the new Bonnies

    01 August 2005

    Night of the new Bonnies

    New Triumph Bonneville and Thruxton owners are being called together at the Star and Garter pub in Warwick Street, Leamington Spa for their first ‘Bonnie Night’ on Wdnesday August 10. ...

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  • New look MCN out Aug 3

    01 August 2005

    New look MCN out Aug 3

    This week in your new-look MCN - now with Sport on the back page - get a FREE 12-page guide to the Brands WSB weekend. PLUS: NEW 200mph Hayabusa Bikers treated worse than chavs Rossi aims for...

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  • Win prizes with your pics

    01 August 2005

    Win prizes with your pics

    Had your pic taken with a copy of MCN? Your unusual/entertaining/funny ones could win you a great prize. The best will be passed on for possible publication in our weekly paper – the very best...

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  • BSB hospitality offer

    01 August 2005

    BSB hospitality offer

    Fancy enjoying some special service at the Silverstone round of the British Superbike championship on Sunday, August 21? You could enjoy the day from the Passport 2 Sport Hospitality Suite in the...

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  • What?s on: August 3 on

    01 August 2005

    We’ve changed our What’s On listings to now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Midlands North Scotland South East England South West England Wales

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  • Italy challenge begins

    01 August 2005

    Italy challenge begins

    Three MCN staffers are on their way from the office in Peterborough to Lake Garda in Italy on Italian bikes they have sourced for less than £1000. Catch up on their last-minute preparations...

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  • Council bills dead rider

    01 August 2005

    Unthinking officials sent a bill to a dad who died after being knocked off his bike – for the damage his crash caused to a bollard and road barrier. Reports in Manchester’s Metro News say Stephen Leeming, 36, died on this way to work last July after a novice driver crashed into him. Three letters requesting more than £300 for the damage have since arrived at the home he shared...

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  • Iran's bike firms boom

    01 August 2005

    Just when you’d got used to the booming bike industries of India and China… here comes Iran. Exports of bike from Iran are expected to be worth two million US dollars by March next year – according to Iran Daily. There are 100 bike factories in the country – and only 15 per cent are currently building bikes. Afghanistan is the key market with half of the exported bikes...

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  • Honda India row calmed

    01 August 2005

    The industrial dispute which brought production to a halt at a Honda plant in India has been calmed with the signing of an agreement between workers and managers, on Friday, August 1. The protest at Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Limited at Manesar in India’s Gurgaon district was over wages, an attempt to reinstate suspended staff and compensation for a dead worker. Last Monday...

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  • MCN's founder dies

    01 August 2005

    MCN's founder dies

    Cyril Quantrill, the man who founded MCN, has died in our 50th anniversary year. He died peacefully at 12.30pm on Friday, July 29. He was 89. His funeral will be held at Eastbourne Crematorium at...

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