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Bike News (October 2005)

  • Vote for best MCN babe

    28 October 2005

    Vote for best MCN babe

    You can reward your favourite MCN babe working at the International Motorcycle Show, and give money to charity at the same time. All of the gorgeous young ladies are working hard, handing out goodie...

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  • NEC opens to public

    28 October 2005

    NEC opens to public

    The 2005 International Motorcycle and Scooter show has opened to the public with a special 'preview' day on Friday, October 28, 2005. Many have made the journey to the NEC in Birmingham to take...

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  • Babes at the NEC

    28 October 2005

    Babes at the NEC

    Find out a little mroe about the MCN babes appearing at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show with our quick interviews: Adele: Adele has appeared on the MCN stand at the NEC Motorbike show...

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  • Vote for bike of the show

    28 October 2005

    Vote for bike of the show

    There are so many cracking bikes at the NEC show, from the latest 2006 models some amazing customs, but we want to know what is your favourite. We’ve selected a shortlist of the best ten bikes...

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  • Your messages on cam

    28 October 2005

    Your messages on cam

    You can get a personal greeting sent to you and your friends from the members of the MCN Babe squad. Our live web cam is running every day at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC...

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  • In MCN - out on Oct 26

    21 October 2005

    In MCN - out on Oct 26

    This week's MCN - out on Wednesday October 26 - comes with the revelation that speed cameras have never been tested on bikes. The home office has admitted that every speed trap could be inaccurate. ...

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  • Bike jump for NEC tickets

    21 October 2005

    Bike jump for NEC tickets

    You could win one of 10 pairs of tickets for the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the Birmingham NEC, just by playing an online bike jump game. The DVLA has created the game to publicise...

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  • The 2005 MCN Awards

    21 October 2005

    The 2005 MCN Awards

    The winners of the MCN Awards 2005 have been announced. If you didn't watch the event live online you'll find the full results here. The Awards – the motorcycle industry equivalent of the...

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  • NEC: New bikes galore

    21 October 2005

    NEC: New bikes galore

    It’s press day at the NEC Show with the promise of world debuts of two new models from Ducati, the official unveiling of the new BMW R1200GS Adventure two new CCM’s and a Royal Enfield. ...

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  • Bid to go to MCN Awards

    21 October 2005

    Bid to go to MCN Awards

    Bid now for two exclusive tickets to Thursday night’s MCN Awards and you could spend the evening in the company of the motorcycle industry’s top brass and a host of stars. The prestigious...

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  • What?s on: October 26 on

    21 October 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 Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: October 26 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by...

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  • Sheene: MCN Legend

    21 October 2005

    Sheene: MCN Legend

    Barry Sheene has been named the MCN Legend of the last 50 years. Over the past few weeks MCN’s readers have voted in their thousands for the person they think is the true legend of the last 50...

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  • Bid on bargain MCN bikes

    21 October 2005

    Bid on bargain MCN bikes

    Here’s your chance to land two of the three bikes featured in MCN’s ‘No sleep till Wiesbaden’ test you’ll have read in the October 19 issue of the paper – and which...

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  • Save on an HPi check

    21 October 2005

    Make sure you don't buy a wrong 'un by investing in an MCN HPI Bike Check online now. Simply click here or on the MCN Shop button on the main navigation and go to MCN Promotions. The new online bike check facility has been designed specifically for bike buyers and will verify whether a motorcycle has been stolen, written-off by an insurance company or is subject to outstanding finance. Backed...

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  • New MCI president

    21 October 2005

    New MCI president

    The new MCI president, David Jamieson, was introduced to crowds at the NEC by the current incumbent, Stephen Norris. Former Conservative Transport Minister Norris has served as president of the...

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  • GSX-R: Bike of the Year 2005

    21 October 2005

    GSX-R: Bike of the Year 2005

    Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 has been voted the overall MCN Machine of the year, beating off some stiff competition to take the coveted title at the MCN Awards. The Award is give from a shortlist of the...

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  • 'AirVest' conmen jailed

    21 October 2005

    Two Americans have been jailed after persuading more than 200 people to invest in developing an 'AirVest' which would inflate when a rider was thrown from a motorcycle. Although there are legitmate products and inventions in this area, John and Toni Duhamell falsely told potential investors that Harley-Davidson had invested in the firm, and then used five million dollars of investments to fund an...

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  • Rossi: Man of the Year 2005

    21 October 2005

    Rossi: Man of the Year 2005

    The MCN Man of the Year 2005 has been awarded to seven times world champion Valentino Rossi. This is one of the accolades most riders would love to win, as it’s voted for by readers of MCN. ...

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  • Writer of the Year

    21 October 2005

    Writer of the Year

    MCN’s Gary Pinchin has been named Emap Consumer Media Specialist Writer of the Year. Colleague Michael Neeves was highly commended in the same category at an awards ceremony at London’s...

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  • Schools to 'think bike'

    21 October 2005

    Schools to 'think bike'

    A new strategy aimed at giving new drivers a better understanding of the risk they pose to motorcyclists is being launched at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday (Oct 27). It is The Motor Cycle...

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  • Corpse on pillion ride

    21 October 2005

    Halloween must be coming soon – Mexican police say a motorcyclist crashed in Tijuana on Sunday (Oct 23) with a helmet-wearing corpse strapped to his back. The rider lost control on a bend, then legged it – leaving his dead chum at the scene. Police have now started a murder inquiry and say the corpse had been dead for at least six hours before the accident.

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  • Free first aid course

    21 October 2005

    Free first aid course

    Free courses in motorcycle-focused first aid are being made available free to riders in King’s Lynn on November 12. The course is being funded by insurer Bikesure after they heard about the...

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  • MCN Awards shown live

    21 October 2005

    MCN Awards shown live

    The 50th Anniversary MCN Awards were broadcast live on Thursday evening - October 27. Interviews with the winners as they were announce were shown in a live webcast. Users could Click here to view...

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  • Auctions does the deal

    14 October 2005

    Auctions does the deal

    When long-distance adventurer Graham Tillotson decided it was time to sell his 2001 Honda Dominator he tried a classified ad. No sale. Then he tried to sell on Ebay. No sale. Success only came when...

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  • We ride Supersport bikes

    14 October 2005

    We ride Supersport bikes

    We’ve just had the chance to ride the British Supersport championship winning bike and you can see the video here. We took Leon Camier’s Padgetts Honda CBR600RR and Pere Riba’s MSS...

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  • Help trace stolen CRF450

    14 October 2005

    Help trace stolen CRF450

    You can help a fellow MCN reader trace his stolen bike by keeping an eye out for a Honda CRF450R. The 02/03 Honda has a new Arrows exhaust, and a sump guard. It's road registered, taxed till 05/06,...

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  • Hein Gericke in Aberdeen

    14 October 2005

    Hein Gericke in Aberdeen

    Hein Gericke is opening a new store in Aberdeen in Scotland, with BSB star Glen Richards attending the official opening on Saturday October 22, and Sunday October 23, 2005. The Hawk Kawasaki star...

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  • Toseland event change

    14 October 2005

    Toseland event change

    The James Toseland signing due to take place at Ottaker's Bookstores on Thursday 20th October in Milton Keynes has now been postponed. The World Superbike star will now be at the Milton keynes branch...

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  • What?s On: Oct 19 on

    14 October 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 Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England WalesWorldwide: October 19 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by...

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  • Exotica up for grabs

    14 October 2005

    Exotica up for grabs

    There are some pretty amazing bikes for sale on motorcyclenews.com at the moment and if you’ve got a bit of cash to splash then you can get yourself a really impressive ride. Check out the...

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  • Roadside recovery deal

    14 October 2005

    Roadside recovery deal

    MCN are pleased to bring you a tailor-made bike breakdown recovery service in conjunction with NCi. Cover costs from £29.99 and the agent that comes to your aid will be a bike specialist. Click...

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  • Dainese bespoke event

    14 October 2005

    Dainese bespoke event

    The first of a very limited series of Dainese Made-to-Measure events could see you with a suit made by the personal Dainese tailor of Valentino Rossi. Silvano Celi works closely with Valentino Rossi...

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  • Suzuki Kawasaki split

    14 October 2005

    Suzuki Kawasaki split

    Suzuki has announced that it will be ending its model sharing deal with Kawasaki as early as 2007 after they found it was leading to confusion among buyers. The firm has previously expressed concerns...

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  • MCN Oct 19: Correction

    14 October 2005

    MCN Oct 19: Correction

    Unfortunately due to errors in the design and printing process of Motor Cycle News, October 19, 2005 issue, there is an error on page one of the BikeMart pull-out. The advert for the Suzuki DR-Z...

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  • IN MCN - out Oct 19

    14 October 2005

    IN MCN - out Oct 19

    In the latest exclusive-packed issue of MCN, you'll read how Road Safety Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman felt after his first ride-out in 12 years, and how he is going to make life safer for...

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  • BMW furniture?

    07 October 2005

    BMW furniture?

    Occasionally you hear about a dedicated bike mechanic who takes his pride and joy in to his front room to work on it, but buying a bike specifically to use as furniture is a whole other level. This...

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