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Bike News (November 2005)

  • Christmas bike runs

    25 November 2005

    Christmas bike runs

    There's no better time to support a charity and give a positive spin to motorcycling than the Christmas period. Across the country there are tons of rides taking place to either raise money for...

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  • Site outage: Sunday 1am

    25 November 2005

    motorcyclenews.com will be unavailable for a short period in the early hours of Sunday morning (Dec 4, 2005). The outage will last between one and three hours starting at 1am (GMT). Normal service will be resumed at 4am at the latest. We apologise for this brief inconvenience. Have you discovered MCN Auctions yet? Click here

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  • What?s On: Nov 30 on

    25 November 2005

    South West: November 30 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the South West of England in the week commencing November 30, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index RIDEOUTS SATURDAY December 3 Bernado's Toy Run, Bridgwater, Somerset. 01278-722056. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY December 4 Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am.

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  • Fat Boy raises £75K

    25 November 2005

    Fat Boy raises £75K

    A Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy reached £75,000 at an auction for the Red Cross, despite being worth £20,000. The Screamin' Eagle bike is just one of 50 in the UK, and was built by...

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  • Check used bike prices FREE

    25 November 2005

    Check used bike prices FREE

    Want to know what your bike is worth? Want to know what you should be paying for your next bike? Until now the best way of making an informed judgement was going through MCN’s classified ads...

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  • 50th anniversary MCN

    25 November 2005

    50th anniversary MCN

    In this week’s MCN – out on Wednesday November 30 – get your free 50 Years of MCN anniversary supplement. We’ll take you through biking’s greatest moments from...

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  • Gericke Irish expansion

    25 November 2005

    Gericke Irish expansion

    Irish motorcyclists will be joined by race stars Michael Rutter and Ryan Farquhar at the opening of a new Hein Gericke store in Newry. Both riders will attend the two-day offical opening on Saturday...

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  • Global sales on the rise

    25 November 2005

    Global sales on the rise

    The global bike boom looks set to remain strong with 4.9% annual growth in demand every year until 2009, according to market researchers the Freedonia Group. Congestion charging, traffic jams and...

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  • Deaths up despite gatsos

    25 November 2005

    Deaths up despite gatsos

    Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has admitted in a commons debate that fatal accidents involving excessive speed have increased every year since 1999 despite the increased use of speed cameras. ...

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  • Aprilia recalls RSVs

    25 November 2005

    Aprilia recalls RSVs

    Aprilia RSV owners are being offered free replacement swingarms after incidents of cracking around the chainguard mounting points. An Aprilia spokesman said just four cases had been reported and that...

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  • Toseland plays MCN party

    25 November 2005

    Toseland plays MCN party

    Our official 50th anniversary press release MCN has sold 500 million copies and made the news in motorcycling since 1955 The first ever issue of Motor Cycle News was published in Fleet Street on...

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  • Harley safety recall

    25 November 2005

    Harley safety recall

    Harley Davidson has issued a voluntary safety recall on 2006 Dyna models due to a transmission problem. The problem may lead to a false neutral, with the neutral light illuminated, but the bike...

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  • 58% more now use site

    18 November 2005

    motorcyclenews.com’s latest figures show a 58% increase in unique users in the last year – and you’re viewing 45% more pages than you did a year ago. We’d like to thank you very much for your continued and growing support. The October 05 figures show page impressions for the month totalled 5,518,844. Unique users rose from 140,952 in October 04 to 222,548 in October 05.

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  • Surfing video highlights

    18 November 2005

    Surfing video highlights

    We've taken the hassle out of surfing for video clips for you with this highlights round-up from around the world. Check out the links below. They all take you to external sites. See one of...

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  • What's on: Nov 23 on

    18 November 2005

    Midlands: November 23 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the rest of the world in the week commencing November 23, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY November 23 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS MONDAY November 28 The Lazt World, Birmingham, West Midlands.

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  • Be on track for Xmas

    18 November 2005

    Be on track for Xmas

    You could spend Christmas and New Year festering in front of the Great Escape… or you could be on a warm Spanish track riding alongside Jeremy McWilliams, Chaz Davies, Leon Haslam and Leon...

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  • In MCN - out on Nov 23

    18 November 2005

    In MCN - out on Nov 23

    In this week’s MCN, out on November 23… New scam costs you £5m: How gangs staging fake crashes are racking up your insurance costs ZX-10R: World first test Click here for...

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  • Ride Europe for UNICEF

    18 November 2005

    Ride Europe for UNICEF

    You could join in a 200-bike ride around Europe in summer 06 – including a ride around the Nurburgring – and all in aid of UNICEF. Organisers of ‘Another Way Round’ say their...

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  • Cops ground their Pans

    18 November 2005

    Cops ground their Pans

    Merseyside police have grounded their entire fleet of Honda STX1300 Pan Europeans after an accident in which a PC died, according to the Liverpool Daily Post. The bikes will remain off the road until...

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  • Celeb gets first ER-6n

    18 November 2005

    Celeb gets first ER-6n

    Radio One DJ and keen biker Mary Anne Hobbs is the first person to own a Kawasaki ER-6n in the UK. Hobbs, who has presented World Superbike coverage for British Eurosport and Mary Anne's Bikes for...

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  • New bike alternatives

    18 November 2005

    New bike alternatives

    This week's Milan bike show revealed dozens of exciting new models for 2006. If they've whetted your appetite you can satisfy it right now with great used examples of many of the bike's that have...

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  • What's on: November 16 on

    11 November 2005

    Our What’s On listings 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 North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: November 16 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location.

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  • Tourers at bargain prices

    11 November 2005

    Tourers at bargain prices

    After doing 750 miles in a day on my naked FZ6 on Tuesday, I thought I’d give you a selection of bikes slightly more suited to high mileage in this week’s bargain choice from our Bikes for...

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  • Milan Show babes

    11 November 2005

    Milan Show babes

    Here's a selection of some of the Milan Show babes we didn't have room for anywhere else. There's a couple of short video clips to bring them to life for you too. Don't for one minute think they are...

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  • BMF sets 2006 dates

    11 November 2005

    BMF sets 2006 dates

    The BMF has set its dates for the national events it will run in 2006 – starting with the BMF Show at Peterborough on May 20-21. Day tickets are £15 (£13 for members) or £13 in...

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  • In MCN - out Nov 16

    11 November 2005

    In MCN - out Nov 16

    Get in-depth on the latest bike launches at the Milan bike show, including the BMW's, Aprilia's, Bimotas, and KTMs, and get closer to the MotoGP tests already underway for 2006. It's all in the latest...

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  • ITV test speed cameras

    04 November 2005

    ITV test speed cameras

    The Tonight show with Trevor MacDonald has investigated the accuracy of speed cameras in a report aired on ITV1 on November 4. The Tonight treatment follows MCN's recent investigation which revealed...

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  • Africa ride for charity

    04 November 2005

    Africa ride for charity

    The founder of Irish MAG and the spokesman for the Motorcycle Industry Association start a memorial charity ride to and through Africa on Thursday (Nov 10). The MCIA’s Craig Carey-Clinch and...

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  • What?s on: Nov 9 on

    04 November 2005

    Wales: November 9 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in Wales in the week commencing November 9, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index MOTOCROSS SATURDAY November 12 Rhayader MC&LCC, Rhayader, Powys. 01597-810435. TRIALS SATURDAY November 12 Narberth Classic MC, Ludchurch, Nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire. 01834-860685. BIKE...

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  • NEC crowds: latest

    04 November 2005

    NEC crowds: latest

    Attendance at this year's NEC motorcycle show has finished just down on last year with the early boom in crowds droping off towards the end of the week. On preview day (Friday 28th) 8234 came through...

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  • Call for stiffer jail terms

    04 November 2005

    Call for stiffer jail terms

    The new offence of ‘causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving’ should come with tougher penalties – according to rider’s rights organisation the British Motorcyclists...

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  • In MCN - out on Nov 9

    04 November 2005

    The moment Valentino Rossi had finished with his championship winning Yamaha - we got a ride on it. Find out what it's like to ride at Valencia PLUS the technical secrets that turned it from also-ran to championship dominator... PLUS: We investigate the anti-bike line being trotted out by a road safety group which advises the Government PLUS: MV Agusta's 1000cc F4 Senna PLUS: Ducati 996...

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  • Brunstrom on air at noon

    04 November 2005

    Brunstrom on air at noon

    Controversial Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom will be interviewed on the subject of speed on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show between 12 noon and 2pm on Wednesday (Nov 10). You can phone the...

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  • Kawasakis for BikeSafe

    04 November 2005

    Kawasakis for BikeSafe

    Kawasaki UK has pledged two loan bikes to BikeSafe-London, which is a road safety initiative led by Metropolitan Police Traffic officers. The loan bikes are a Kawasaki ZX-10R and a KLV10000, and will...

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  • Retro trail 50cc found!

    04 November 2005

    Retro trail 50cc found!

    Thanks for your help with the following, everyone. We're happy to say we got a response in under two hours and you can expect to see the results in a forthcoming issue of MCN. Here's the help we...

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  • Bid for Walker's bike

    04 November 2005

    Bid for Walker's bike

    Chris Walker’s paddock bike is up for grabs in MCN Auctions. It was a prize presented to the seller at the NEC Show and now you can bid on it. It’s as used in the 2004 Season in the...

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