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Bike News (August 2006)

  • Your views on bike theft

    26 August 2006

    Your views on bike theft

    Senior cops have admitted dedicated stolen vehicles units are being decimated overnight, as a bike crime epidemic is sweeping across the country. And we want your views on what is happening. What do...

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  • Audio: 800cc GP latest

    26 August 2006

    Audio: 800cc GP latest

    In this week MCN’s Podcast Audio show we get the latest on 800cc GP bikes and learn how speed cameras could be a thing of the past. MCN GP reporter Matt Birt witnessed the emergence of the...

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  • Video: Screaming Harley

    26 August 2006

    Video: Screaming Harley

    Get the first look at the new Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle bikes in this exclusive video. MCN Editor Marc Potter was invited to the launch of the bikes in the USA and took this video while riding...

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  • Charity gets green light

    26 August 2006

    Planning permission has been granted to the Joey Dunlop Foundation to begin construction on specialised holiday accommodation for the disabled on the Isle of Man. The Foundation is hopeful the project will be completed in time for the 100th TT. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Read bike reviews from other MCN users: Click here. Browse over 2,000 product reviews: Click here. The site at...

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  • Bikers' top hates

    26 August 2006

    Bikers' top hates

    Here’s a tip. If you want to stay in the good graces of bikers, don’t lane hog. This is according to the results of a recent motorcyclenews.com survey, which found that 33 per cent of...

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  • Police concerns ignored

    26 August 2006

    Police concerns ignored

    Road safety campaigners have revealed that a key change to the government’s new speed limit rules was opposed by a majority of the police forces consulted. According to the Association of...

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  • Bikewise '06 a success

    26 August 2006

    Bikewise '06 a success

    Motorcycle safety was the top priority for the hundreds of people that turned out for this year’s Bikewise event on August 6 in Aykley Heads in Durham. British Superstock Championship rider and...

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  • GSX-R600 onboard video

    26 August 2006

    GSX-R600 onboard video

    MCN has got a Suzuki GSX-R600 on long-term test this year so we thought we'd show you what it’s like to ride. Click the screen below to see the bike put through its paces on some of our...

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  • Charity raises £1,500

    26 August 2006

    Charity raises £1,500

    More than £1,500 has been raised for the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) at the Rock ‘n’ Ride event, which saw 97 motorcycles ride through East Lothian to...

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  • Pro-bike petrol stations

    19 August 2006

    Pro-bike petrol stations

    Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc. If...

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  • DK respond to bike claim

    19 August 2006

    A statement has been issued by DK Motorcycles in response to internet posts regarding a Suzuki GS500 motorcycle purchased from them earlier this year. Click here to read the allegations The full statement is reproduced below: DK Motorcycles first became involved with this machine on or around 10 May 2006, when it was offered as a part exchange. The GS500E was quite scruffy and there was a...

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  • MCN Mobile: Your views

    19 August 2006

    MCN Mobile: Your views

    Are you a user of MCN Mobile? If so we want to know what you think. Click the link below to go to an online survey and tell us what you think of MCN on your phone and help us make it better. If you...

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  • Witness appeal

    19 August 2006

    A biker involved in an accident that occurred around 11:30am on July 30 in the village of Crainlarick, Scotland is appealing for five other riders who gave assistance to get in touch. Philip Hale, who is still recovering from his injuries, said the incident happened when a driver pulled out in front of him. Hale said he remembered the driver walking around the car park apologising and admitting...

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  • New bike auction house

    19 August 2006

    New bike auction house

    South Eastern Auctions Ltd will be holding an auction on Sunday, August 27, 2006, with lots of great offers, including a Yamaha R1 sporting a personalised number plate. Aside from the Yamaha, with...

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  • Bikes for breast cancer

    19 August 2006

    The sight of 50 guys on bikes wearing bras is guaranteed to get people talking, which is exactly the point of the Breakthrough Bike Run on Sunday, September 10. The ride departs at 10am from Rider’s bike shop in Bridgewater in Dorset and will make its way 60 miles down to the sea front at Weymouth. Organiser Dave Ellis, who lost a girlfriend to breast cancer, said he hopes the event will...

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  • New Executive Satelis

    19 August 2006

    New Executive Satelis

    Peugeot’s Executive version of the 125cc Satelis has the upgrades you would expect from an upmarket scooter. Top of the list is the ABS/PBS anti-lock braking system and an integral Abus...

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  • MAG 'anti' speed control

    19 August 2006

    MAG 'anti' speed control

    The Motorcycle Action Group has joined MCN in calling for plans for external speed control on motorcycles to be scrapped immediately. In a press release, MAG President Ian Mutch said "We don't...

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  • New MCN: Out August 23

    19 August 2006

    In MCN this week you can see official studio pictures of the new Kawasaki Z1000, find out how Rossi and Capirossi enjoyed riding the 800cc GP bikes for 2007, and see what happened when we staged two bike thefts - one just yards from a police station. Plus: U.S. Fischer sports bike hits the road Ducati 999R beats a jet plane First ride on the Suzuki Bandit 650 ABS GSX-R killers for under...

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  • Topic of the Week

    19 August 2006

    Topic of the Week

    We want you to share your thoughts and responses to our Topic of the Week, as printed in MCN. We want to know if you agree with what has been print, or if you have an alternative viewpoint. So read...

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  • More show at '06 NEC

    12 August 2006

    More show at '06 NEC

    The 2006 International Motorcycle and Scooter show will feature an all-new live stunt show, with the world's top stunt riders, along with plenty more confirmed entertainment. Alongside the new...

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  • Free MCN on your phone

    12 August 2006

    Free MCN on your phone

    You have probably seen that MCN has launched a brand new service to bring you exclusive news of bikes and racing direct to your mobile phone and even watch race footage of MotoGP races within hours of...

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  • Bike registrations up

    12 August 2006

    Bike registrations up

    Motorcycle registrations are up on last year. Figures run from July to July and have shown a three percent increase. The biggest difference in categories showed that custom bike registrations were...

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  • Overseas reader survey

    12 August 2006

    Overseas reader survey

    We're aiming to make a series of changes and improvements to the biggest site in motorcycling, and we want to make sure we take as many of your opinions on board as possible, to ensure we give you the...

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  • Track day for marshals

    12 August 2006

    Track day for marshals

    As a thank you for all the hard work that marshals do throughout the year on British circuits, MotorSport Vision has organised a free track evening for marshals on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Cadwell...

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  • New MCN - out August 16

    12 August 2006

    New MCN - out August 16

    In MCN this week we’ve got great new pictures of the British-built 800 GP bike which is almost ready to race. The bike got it’s first official test at a private track in the Czech...

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  • Bikes on TV: Aug 16-23

    12 August 2006

    Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, August 16 on. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

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  • See BSB test for free

    12 August 2006

    See BSB test for free

    You can watch the top British Superbike riders and teams prepare for the August Bank Holiday round of the championship, without paying a penny. Most of the major teams will be at the track on...

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  • Red Dog open weekend

    12 August 2006

    Red Dog open weekend

    Red Dog Motorcycles in Burgess Hill, Sussex are holding an open event this weekend with plenty of chances to grab a bargain. Rock up to the shop over the weekend and you’ll be able to get up to...

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  • Bike lockers in car parks

    12 August 2006

    Bike lockers in car parks

    The first secure bike lockers are being tested in Sheffield Council’s car parks. The first three lockers have been installed in the Fitzwilliam Street car park and three additional lockers are...

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  • Urban Bike Fest 2006

    05 August 2006

    Urban Bike Fest 2006

    Rather than riding to a field in the middle of nowhere, this event celebrates urban bikers, springing up around the country, and takes place on the Enterprise Industrial Estate in South London on...

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  • RfH Kiddimoto comp

    05 August 2006

    You could help raise £10,000 for the Riders for Health charity, and win a Kiddimoto toddler-friendly wooden bike. Ask you local bike dealer, club or pub to order a fundraising chart from the firm, and get donations of £1 per square. When the chart is returned, one entrant will win an exclusive Kiddimoto bike worth nearly £100. And everyone who returns a completed chart will also...

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  • Brands WSB interviews

    05 August 2006

    Brands WSB interviews

    This week MCN’s Podcast Audio show comes live from Brands Hatch World Superbikes. We've got exclusive interviews with Kawasaki rider Chris Walker, BSB title contender Leon Haslam and Cal...

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  • What's on: Aug 9-16

    05 August 2006

    South West of England HILLCLIMB SATURDAY August 12 National Hillclimb Association, Losthwithal, Cornwall. 01278-786377 or www.nhca.co.uk. HILLCLIMB SUNDAY August 13 National Hillclimb Association, Losthwithal, Cornwall. 01278-786377 or www.nhca.co.uk. TRACK DAYS THURSDAY August 10 Fowlers Trackday, Castle Combe, Wiltshire. £125 www.castlecomberacing school.co.uk or 01249-782417. RIDING...

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  • Video: Aprilia SXV action

    05 August 2006

    Video: Aprilia SXV action

    Aprilias new SXV is the most radical supermoto yet and we’ve got exclusive video of one in action. While the likes of KTM, Honda and Yamaha carry on down the single-cylinder route Aprilia has...

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  • Bikes on TV: August 9-16

    05 August 2006

    Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, August 9 on. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

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  • Question Honda's boss

    05 August 2006

    Question Honda's boss

    Ever wanted to ask Honda's boss a question? Now's your chance: MCN has been given the go-ahead to put reader questions to the main man Takeo Fukui. Fukui has been involved in some of the most...

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