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Bike News (January 2005)

  • Best bike vote results

    28 January 2005

    Best bike vote results

    The first results of your tens of thousands of votes for the best bikes of all time will be revealed in MCN, out on February 6. You cast those votes in just a few short weeks on motorcyclenews.com...

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  • Bargain big naked bikes

    28 January 2005

    Bargain big naked bikes

    With big naked bikes like the SuperDuke 990 and CB1300S dominating the news this week we thought we'd pick out the best naked bike offerings from our bikes for sale section. Whatever your budget or...

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  • Off Road: Jan 26 on

    21 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting January 26, 2005. RIDING SCHOOLS FRIDAY January 28 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caister. 01933-674036. SATURDAY January 29 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caister. 01933-674036. TRIALS FRIDAY January 28 FIM Indoor Trial World...

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  • New MCN - out Jan 26

    21 January 2005

    New MCN - out Jan 26

    This week's issue of MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday - Jan 26 - and comes complete with your free guide to the MCN London Motorcycle Show at the Ally Pally. And there's all this, too: WORLD...

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  • Beware: Bikes crossing

    21 January 2005

    Beware: Bikes crossing

    You’ve seen ‘ducks crossing’ signs and ‘deer crossing’ signs – now Texan bikers are calling on their local government to put up ‘motorcycle crossing’...

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  • Track Days: Jan 26 on

    21 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS, RIDING SCHOOLS and MINI MOTO. Those listed below are for the week commencing January 26, 2005. TRACK DAYS FRIDAY January 28 100% Bikes Trackday, Donington Park, Leicestershire. ӣ59 0870-8722532. SATURDAY January 29 Focused Events Trackday, Oulton Park, Cheshire. ӣ75 01903-744011 or www.focusedevents.com. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY January 26 GP Karting,...

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  • 'My stolen bike's on Ebay'

    21 January 2005

    'My stolen bike's on Ebay'

    Rob Wright had his GSX-R600 stolen in London – and then saw it go up for sale on Ebay. He contacted the internet giant to tell them one of their lots was stolen – but heard nothing back. ...

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  • Honda pledge on parts

    21 January 2005

    Honda pledge on parts

    Honda is cutting the cost of parts and hopes other firms will follow. The firm says the move is aimed at reducing the number of write-offs, making motorcycling more affordable for all. Cost of parts...

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  • Advice for older riders

    21 January 2005

    Advice for older riders

    Older riders are being advised to buy bikes with “large dials and easy-to-read symbols” as part of a series of potentially insulting tips from America’s Motorcycle Safety...

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  • Foggy FP-1 spy video

    21 January 2005

    Foggy FP-1 spy video

    You can now see video footage of the road-going Foggy Petronas FP-1 as it undergoes testing on UK roads. Eagle-eyed MCN reader Mark Swarbrick saw the almost-finished prototype outside a cafe near...

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  • Bike Meets: Jan 26 on

    21 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing January 26, 2005. WEDNESDAY January 26 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

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  • Book an MCN track day

    21 January 2005

    Book an MCN track day

    MCN has joined forces with the European Superbike School to bring a new style of track days to the UK aimed at making them more accessible to more riders. The School will be running all of the MCN...

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  • Shows: Jan 26 on

    21 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing January 26, 2005. SHOWS SATURDAY January 29 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London. Advance adult ӣ10, child 4. On the gate - midweek adult 11, weekend 14, child 5 08700-133020. SUNDAY January 30 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London.

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  • SuperDuke: Video test

    21 January 2005

    SuperDuke: Video test

    We've been testing KTM's exciting new SuperDuke on UK roads for the first time - and on the track at Rockingham. Select the video clips listed at the end of this article to check out the bike in...

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  • Video: Save £150 on CBR

    21 January 2005

    Video: Save £150 on CBR

    CBR600F owner Azhar Hussain has joined in the spirit of sale time and cut £150 from the asking price of his bike. You can watch a video of his bike below. Azhar also took advantage of our 50%...

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  • Ride in charity rally

    21 January 2005

    Ride in charity rally

    You could raise money for the Mencap charity by riding your bike in the National Rally on July 2-3. The aim is to visit as many destinations as possible from an authorized map in 24 hours, with the...

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  • Euro threat to biking

    21 January 2005

    Euro threat to biking

    Motorcycling itself is under threat from an attack of ‘Euro lunacy’, according to the UK’s bike industry. Europe’s Transport Committee has voted to approve tough new...

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  • Bargain chart toppers

    21 January 2005

    Bargain chart toppers

    Yamaha's stonking R1 topped the sales charts in the UK for 2004 selling over 700 more that the Fireblade. But if you don't want to pay the full asking price of well over eight grand there are plenty...

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  • Bike thief killed by mob

    21 January 2005

    Bike thief killed by mob

    A man who tried to steal a motorcycle has been hacked to death by an angry mob of villagers. Around 100 people were involved, armed with knives and axes, according to police in north Cambodia. The...

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  • Rideouts: Jan 26 on

    21 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY January 26 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY January 27 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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  • RAC to offer healthcare

    21 January 2005

    RAC to offer healthcare

    The RAC will offer free private healthcare for accident victims in conjunction with BUPA. The cover isn't restricted to RAC members, and offers medium and long-term private medical care for anyone...

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  • Anger at BBC show bias

    14 January 2005

    Anger at BBC show bias

    Riders across the country are spitting fire after a BBC1 TV program showed what appeared to be outrageous police bias against motorcyclists. Traffic Cops, broadcast on Monday evening (Jan 17, 2005)...

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  • Babes at bike Expo

    14 January 2005

    Babes at bike Expo

    The bike industry gathered in Stoneleigh over the weekend and on Monday and Tuesday of this week for Europe's biggest bike trade Expo. MCN was there to bring you the sights and catch up on the new...

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  • Long Way Round Offer

    14 January 2005

    Long Way Round Offer

    In an exclusive reader offer, you can order the double DVD set of the Long Way Round series, including unseen extras, plus the CD soundtrack for just £26.98. The double DVD follows Ewan...

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  • Bikes on TV: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of biking TV shows so you don’t miss out. Those listed here are for the week commencing January 5, 2005. KEY TO CHANNELS: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport Wednesday 26 12pm MM Full Throttle Famous 12.30pm MM Frans...

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  • Grab a rally bargain

    14 January 2005

    Grab a rally bargain

    With this year’s Dakar rally coming to a climax on Sunday some of you might fancy getting a Dakar inspired bike. We’ve picked out some of the best deals from our Bikes for Sale section...

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  • Taxi bikes banned

    14 January 2005

    Taxi bikes banned

    Taxi bikes have been outlawed in London because new private hire licensing laws rule out any vehicle with less than four wheels. Bike taxi firms – including Virgin Limobikes, Passenger Bikers,...

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  • Shows: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing January 19, 2005. EXHIBITIONS WEDNESDAY January 19 Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Manor, New Milton, Hampshire. 10am-4.30pm, open every day. Adults 4.50, children 2 01425-620777 or 01425-616446. WEDNESDAY January 26 Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Manor, New Milton, Hampshire.

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  • Riding Schools: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    THURSDAY January 20 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. FRIDAY January 21 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. SATURDAY January 22 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036.

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  • Do survey - win training

    14 January 2005

    Do survey - win training

    You could win places for two riders on a Yamaha Advantage Rider School course just for answering a handful of simple questions. It doesn’t matter what bike you own – everyone is welcome...

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  • Video: Aprilia SXV

    14 January 2005

    Video: Aprilia SXV

    The Aprilia v-twin supermoto seems to break all the rules but the compact and potent engine in the SXV 4.5 has already pushed the bike to a world supermoto title. MCN’s Michael Neeves went to...

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  • Race Meets: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, DRAG RACING and MINIMOTO events on in the UK. The following are those for the week commencing December 22, 2004. DRAG RACING SUNDAY January 23 Run What Ya Brung, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Bedfordshire. Venue opens 8am, track runs 10am-5pm. 01234-782828 or www.santapod.com. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY January 19 GP Karting, Northampton,...

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  • Bike Meets: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing January 19, 2005. WEDNESDAY January 19 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

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  • Off Road: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting January 19, 2005. MOTOCROSS SUNDAY January 23 East Kent SSC, Lamberhurst, Kent. 07969-458863. Melville MCC, East Lothian. 01368-863883. Torbay MXC, Exeter, Devon. 01626-835466. TRIALS FRIDAY January 21 FIM Indoor Trial World...

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  • Rideouts: Jan 19 on

    14 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY January 19 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY January 20 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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  • Rideouts: Jan 12 on

    07 January 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY January 12 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY January 13 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

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