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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • New MCN out Jan 18

    14 January 2006

    New MCN out Jan 18

    Get this week’s MCN – out January 18 – and you can fid out how riding with an small numberplate could get you points on your license and how Honda will field a third factory backed...

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  • Sheene bikes' final show

    14 January 2006

    Sheene bikes' final show

    Two of Barry Sheene's championship winning bikes will be shown for the last time in Europe at the 3rd International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park on February 24-26. Giacomo Agostini...

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  • MCN mobile bargains

    14 January 2006

    MCN mobile bargains

    Buy your next cut price mobile phone, delivered next day with free insurance and a price-match guarantee. MCN has chosen e2save.com as its preferred partner in mobile phones, offering the latest...

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  • Sheene rep GSX-R750

    07 January 2006

    Sheene rep GSX-R750

    The standard GSX-R750 is a cracking bike in its own right, but add a Barry Sheene replica paint job and a limited edition run for the same money and you’ve got the deal of the year. We’re...

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  • Tree nutter targets bikes

    07 January 2006

    There’s a nutter on the loose in the forests around Nottingham – and he ain’t wearing Lincoln green… Police say someone has tied wires between trees in what looks like a deliberate effort to cause serious harm to off-road riders. If his target was illegal off-roaders he’s been wide of the mark, according to a report from the BBC, click here The wires knocked off...

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  • Site outage 4am Jan 11

    07 January 2006

    If you're up all night... you may have to do without motorcyclenews.com for half an hour. There will be a brief site outage from 4am until 4.30am in the early hours of Wednesday, January 11. The good news is that we'll be back with wider bandwidth after the break - which means the site will run smoother and faster more of the time.

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  • Triumph train new riders

    07 January 2006

    Triumph train new riders

    Triumph has done a deal with BSM to try and encourage new riders on to their bikes. The deal means that riders can buy their bike and training from Triumph all at once. The course includes...

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  • MCN's Big Brother babe

    07 January 2006

    MCN's Big Brother babe

    Former MCN Babe Squad member Chantelle Houghton has earned the right to stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house by fooling housemates into believing she’s a real star. Sunday night (Jan 8) saw...

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  • Shop a biker in the post

    07 January 2006

    Residents on housing estates on Wearside are being handed pre-paid envelopes to encourage them to fill in forms shopping motorcyclists. A report on Sunderland Today says the slips are sent direct to the police. The main targets for the campaign appear to be kids riding illegally on pathways and grassed areas. But the police also describe ‘noisy motorcyclists disturbing the peace’ as...

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  • Council lists danger roads

    07 January 2006

    Council lists danger roads

    The 10 most dangerous sections of road for bikers in Cornwall have been listed in an attempt to promote safety. The county council hopes it will help to reduce the number of riders killed and...

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  • Arnie lacks bike licence

    07 January 2006

    Arnie lacks bike licence

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been riding for years without the proper licence, according to a spokeswoman. Arnie needed stitches in his lip after a low-speed spill on his bike in LA at the weekend. On...

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  • Hairy Bikers back on TV

    07 January 2006

    Hairy Bikers back on TV

    The Hairy Bikers are back on TV with a full-scale globe-trotting series on BBC2, starting Tuesday January 17. Simon King and Dave Myers used Triumphs in the one-off culinary tour of Portugal we saw...

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  • You spend camera cash

    07 January 2006

    You spend camera cash

    The Government wants your help to decide how it spends the money made from speed camera fines. The Department for Transport made a u-turn at the end of last year deciding to spend the money made from...

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  • Five arrests after raid

    07 January 2006

    Five arrests after raid

    Five men have been questioned by Peterborough police following a ram raid on a motorcycle shop in Eye. Two new Yamaha R6s and one Yamaha R1 were taken from Webbs Yamaha Centre on Monday, January 9,...

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  • New MCN out Jan 11

    07 January 2006

    New MCN out Jan 11

    Get this week's MCN - out on Wednesday January 11 - to find out how a key court case could ban Camera vans from targeting bikes in the UK ever again. PLUS: The MCN Verdict: Triumph 675 - why it's...

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  • MCN Anniversary Arai

    07 January 2006

    MCN Anniversary Arai

    Just 250 limited edition Arais are being produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motor Cycle News, and over 50 years of helmet innovation from Arai. The special design features on the first 250...

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  • Site use up 50% 04-05

    01 January 2006

    Site use up 50% 04-05

    A massive 50% more pages were viewed on motorcyclenews.com in 2005 compared with 2004 – by close to a million more unique users. You viewed a total of 57,653,796 pages on the site in the last...

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  • 177,521 registered users

    01 January 2006

    The number of motorcyclists who are now registered users of motorcyclenews.com reached 177,521 on New Year’s Day. Thank you for your continued support, we hope you continue to enjoy the site througout 2006.

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  • Ladies tempted by bikes

    01 January 2006

    Ladies tempted by bikes

    Bikes aren't just for blokes, as revealed in a recent survey by insurance firm Bennetts. Not only would two-thirds of female car drivers consider bikes to avoid rush hour traffic, but only 1.5 per...

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  • Bargain 2005 Triumphs

    01 January 2006

    Bargain 2005 Triumphs

    In this week’s MCN we reveal five new 2007 Triumphs including a superbike based on the speed triple and a naked version of the 675, so we thought we’d see what bargains can be had right...

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  • Daytona Bike Week deal

    01 January 2006

    Daytona Bike Week deal

    You could be among 500,000 riders from around the world in sun-soaked Florida this March with our great Daytona Bike Week holiday deal. Bike Week is actually closer to two weeks of non-stop bike...

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  • What's On: Jan 4 on

    01 January 2006

    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 Scotland North South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here...

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  • MCN Babe in Celebrity Big Brother

    01 January 2006

    MCN Babe in Celebrity Big Brother

    Former MCN Babe Squad member Chantelle Houghton is among the house mates in this year's Celebrity Big Brother. Chantelle was a member of the MCN Babe Squad in 2003 so you'll have seen her at that...

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  • First aid at sale prices

    01 January 2006

    There’s a sale now on that could save much more than money. Lancashire Ambulance Service offers a specialised First Bike On Scene first aid course. It offers riders life saving techniques to apply when they are first on the scene of an accident. For bookings made from now until March 31 buy one place and get one free. The service’s Phil Wood, said: “The course price is...

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  • 'Wacky' Suzuki RM250 ad

    01 January 2006

    'Wacky' Suzuki RM250 ad

    Normally if a firm describes an advert or movie as funny or wacky, it's a sure sign to stay away. But Suzuki has managed to come up trumps with this clip, dedicated to the RM250 motocross machine,...

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  • Wild West bike tours

    01 January 2006

    Wild West bike tours

    Fancy a biking tour through a part of America that wouldn't normally spring to mind? Colorado features some of the most exciting roads in America, with 60 mountain passes, including some up to 12,095...

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  • New MCN ? out Jan 4

    01 January 2006

    New MCN ? out Jan 4

    Don’t miss this week’s MCN – Back to its normal Wednesday and full of the latest news, including all Triumph's new 2007 bikes. In it you’ll find: 2007 Triumphs: We reveal spy...

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  • Watch bike charity film

    01 January 2006

    Watch bike charity film

    Find out why MCN supports the Riders for Health charity with a new short film narrated by Ewan McGregor. The organisation began 15 years ago, and the film featrues an interview with co-founder Randy...

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  • Calling Gilera owners

    01 January 2006

    Calling Gilera owners

    British Gilera owners have a new club they can join from today (Jan 1, 2006). Membership costs £28. “I Gotta Gilera Owners Club of Britain will cater for ALL Gilera motorcycles and their...

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