Bike News (June 2005)

  • Big bid lands Foggy bike

    24 June 2005

    Big bid lands Foggy bike

    Carl Fogarty’s own Foggy rep is on its way to a new home after Ed Vernon landed it in an MCN Auction. Ed, from Belfast, waded in with his winning £21,350 bid with less than four minutes...

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  • 1000 protest at Wheel

    24 June 2005

    1000 protest at Wheel

    Around 1000 riders turned out in less-than-perfect weather on Wednesday night to protest against police moves to close down the weekly bike meet at The Wheel in Worfield, Shropshire. MCN's Steve...

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  • What's On: June 29 on

    24 June 2005

    What's On: June 29 on

    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...

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  • Harley arrives in Russia

    24 June 2005

    Harley arrives in Russia

    The first official Harley-Davidson dealership has now opened in Moscow with several thousand people watching the opening parade through the streets of the Russian capital. The weekend-long...

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  • Stolen: Manx Norton

    24 June 2005

    Stolen: Manx Norton

    Thieves have broken into a lock-up in Worcester and made off with two prized Nortons. The two bikes, a 1946 Garden gate Manx Norton and a 1936 Norton International, were last seen on Thursday last...

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  • In MCN out on June 29

    24 June 2005

    In MCN out on June 29

    This week's issue of MCN includes exclusive news of the hot new bikes we'll be gagging to ride NEXT summer...PLUS 15 prizes to be won in our Lucky Numbers competition How cops shut a top bike...

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  • Council boss's bike meet

    24 June 2005

    Council boss's bike meet

    A borough council leader has started a council-backed bike meet in St Anne’s town centre. Cllr John Coombs is leader of Fylde Borough Council, which covers the Fylde coast between Preston and...

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  • Riding safest for 7 years

    24 June 2005

    Riding safest for 7 years

    We're riding safer than we have in years - according to the latest official stats from the Department for Transport. The figures have just been released for 2004 and show that 16 per cent fewer...

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  • Boss v Idol auction is on

    24 June 2005

    Boss v Idol auction is on

    It’s time for the boss to go up against the Road Test Idol in our MCN Auctions slider-off! MCN Editor Marc Potter has put a pair of his used kneesliders up for auction on the site, following on...

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  • Cops given points target

    24 June 2005

    Cops given points target

    North Wales police have been set targets for the numbers and kinds of traffic offenders they catch each month. In a scheme reminiscent of the snooker game traffic police notoriously play when bored,...

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  • Video: Goodwood festival

    24 June 2005

    Video: Goodwood festival

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place at the weekend and we’ve got some great video from the event. The weekend saw three days of amazing machinery and countless stars riding up the short...

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  • Spa party this weekend

    24 June 2005

    Spa party this weekend

    Take one of our ferry deals to get you and your bike over to the Continent this weekend and you could join in the party at the third annual Bikers Classics weekend at Belgium’s...

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  • Rewards for good drivers

    24 June 2005

    Rewards for good drivers

    There are calls for the UK government to copy new Spanish laws which reward drivers for good behaviour. Normal drivers in Spain now have 12 points on their licence as standard, with new drivers...

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  • Grab a sportbike bargain

    24 June 2005

    Grab a sportbike bargain

    The June 29 edition of MCN gives you the first look at next year’s crop of sports bikes but if you can’t wait that long we’ve found some cracking bargains in our bikes for sale...

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  • Video: BMW K1200 dyno

    24 June 2005

    Video: BMW K1200 dyno

    BMW has unveiled a mean carbon-clad version of its K1200R naked street bike and you can see video of its Laser can roaring on the dyno. The 178bhp monster has already become the firms next race bike,...

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  • Calling RVF750 owners

    17 June 2005

    Calling RVF750 owners

    Got a road-going RVF750? It could land you free entry to this weekend’s Goodwood Festival. Honda needs one to feature on its stand. If you have one and can help, email rebecca@rbp-ltd.co.uk If...

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  • Dunlop in BBC TV series

    17 June 2005

    Dunlop in BBC TV series

    A new lottery-funded four-part series on BBC1 Northern Ireland tells the story of the love affair between Northern Ireland and motorcycle racing. Digital Satellite users (ONLY) outside Northern...

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  • MAG starts flood appeal

    17 June 2005

    MAG starts flood appeal

    MAG has launched an appeal for those who lost out when flash floods struck the site of last weekend's Farmyard Party. The Motorcycle Action Group run event was at Duncomble Park in North Yorks (see...

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  • Geoff Duke on the sofa

    17 June 2005

    Geoff Duke on the sofa

    Geoff Duke was guest of honour at the 2005 National Courier Awards on Tuesday night and motorcyclenews.com caught up with him on the MCN sofa to talk about his early days as a despatch rider that...

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  • Video: Suzuki SV1000SZ

    17 June 2005

    Video: Suzuki SV1000SZ

    We've been riding Suzuki's updated SV1000 to see just how much of a difference there is between the new SZ and the standard S and you can check it out in the video below. The most obvious difference...

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  • Move fast for GSX-R deal

    17 June 2005

    Move fast for GSX-R deal

    You’ve only got until 5pm on Saturday (June 18, 2005) to bag this bargain GSX-R600. That’s when the MCN Auction for it ends – and on Friday afternoon the R-plater was still on its...

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  • Cops shut bike meet

    17 June 2005

    Cops shut bike meet

    Police closed down the bike meet at The Wheel, Worfield, near Bridgenorth, Shropshire on Wednesday night (June 22) – amid a storm of protest from riders. Witness Guy Graham, told...

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  • First 50 Buell callers win

    17 June 2005

    First 50 Buell callers win

    Who needs another Monday morning at work when you could be rubbing shoulders with the man behind Buell motorcycles, Erik Buell at a free Buell day at Brands Hatch? Run by Warr’s...

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  • MCN foils bike bid con

    17 June 2005

    MCN foils bike bid con

    MCN Auctions has struck its first blow in the battle against potential fraudsters. We monitor bids for unusual patterns and on Thursday (June 23) we spotted one user bidding on 18 different bikes in...

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  • Foggy's bike in MCN Auction

    17 June 2005

    Foggy's bike in MCN Auction

    Foggy’s own Foggy rep SPS hit its £21,000 reserve within 24 hours of MCN Auctions going live. It had a starting price of just £100. Take a look for yourself by clicking 'MCN...

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  • Couriers gain recognition

    17 June 2005

    Couriers gain recognition

    Tuseday night saw the tenth annual Courier Awards take place in London with six-times world champion Geoff Duke presenting the awards. Duke was invited to be the guest of honour at the event as not...

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  • Party across Europe

    17 June 2005

    Party across Europe

    Everyone has heard of the Cannonball Run, the mad car races that too place across the States and now across Europe, well now the organisers have decided to extend the madness to two wheels. The...

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  • Roberts GP bike for sale

    17 June 2005

    Roberts GP bike for sale

    The US round of the MotoGP championship is just one of the attractions in Monterey on July 9 - another is the Monterey Classic Bike Auction with Kurtis Roberts' Proton KR V5 MotoGP bike under the...

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  • What?s On: June 22 on

    17 June 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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  • Touring bike bargains

    17 June 2005

    Touring bike bargains

    It’s that time of year when people start longing to spend hours on a bike touring across hundreds of miles, but it shouldn’t be a dream, there are loads of bargains on touring bikes in our...

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  • Floods hit MAG party

    17 June 2005

    Flash floods left bikes, tents and possessions strewn across a campsite on Sunday night when the River Rye burst its banks at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorks. Around 60 members of the Motorcycle Action Group had remained behind to tidy up after the weekend’s fundraising Farmyard Party. Luckily the 8000-strong party-goers had left by the time the waters struck. Local emergency services...

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  • £10k lost from rucksack

    17 June 2005

    £10k lost from rucksack

    A pillion lost more than £10,000 when his rucksack burst open on the M3, the BBC is reporting. The rider and pillion, from the Isle of Wight, were on their way to buy a car when the bag opened...

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  • GSX-R tops US risk list

    17 June 2005

    GSX-R tops US risk list

    A survey of US insurance firms reveals Suzuki’s GSX-Rs are the most likely bikes to be stolen AND to be involved in a crash - according to America’s Insurance Journal. If you don’t...

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  • Save on Sheene Run

    17 June 2005

    Save on Sheene Run

    This is your last chance to save by buying advanced tickets for the Sheene Run. The event takes place place in Rugby on July 3 but the £10 advanced tickets are only available until Friday June...

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  • In MCN - out on June 22

    17 June 2005

    In MCN - out on June 22

    Your copy of this week's MCN could make you a winner - big time. Our Lucky Numbers promotion begins with an individual number printed in every issue. Get your own to be in with a chance of winning a...

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  • In MCN - out on June 15

    10 June 2005

    In MCN - out on June 15

    In this week's MCN get your FREE sticker sheet - show your support for our Thumbs Down to Cameras campaign. PLUS Rocket III gets an extreme makeover PLUS The roads of the future - we reveal the...

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