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Bike News (February 2006)

  • What's on: Feb 15 on

    11 February 2006

    South West England RIDEOUTS SUNDAY February 19 Vintage MCC Winter Run, Little Chef, Shaftesbury, Dorset. 11am. 01283-540557. RIDEOUTS Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am. gogo.bikers@btinternet.com or 01202-825793 or 07718-357450. RIDEOUTS Vintage MCC Ralph's Run, Nr Wells, Somerset. 01283-540557. RIDEOUTS Purbeck and district MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 10am. www.pdmc.me.uk...

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  • MCI funds school safety

    11 February 2006

    MCI funds school safety

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association is launching a motorcycle industry youth education programme in March 2006 with a pack for teachers. The LINKS-Connecting Citizenship and Road User Education pack...

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  • Short track at BMF Show

    11 February 2006

    Short track at BMF Show

    The annual BMF Show is set to take place on May 20-21 with the addition of the third round of the British Short Track championship added to the attractions. The series used a wide variety of bikes,...

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  • Your Specials: Bike 3

    11 February 2006

    Your Specials: Bike 3

    Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples...

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  • Britain's bendiest roads

    04 February 2006

    Britain's bendiest roads

    Britain’s top 10 most most bend-blessed roads have been named after a survey by tyre maker Continental. Continental reckon that a car driven at 30mph on some of these roads would result in the...

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  • No bike? Wedding's off!

    04 February 2006

    An Indian groom walked out on his marriage ceremony halfway through when his bride’s parents admitted they couldn’t come up with the motorcycle he wanted as a dowry. According to the Gulf Daily News (click here for full report, external site) he had already been given cash, furniture, kitchen equipment and gold – but no bike meant no wedding! Thinking about your next bike?...

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  • What's on: Feb 8 on

    04 February 2006

    Ireland TRIALS FRIDAY February 10 FIM Indoor Trial World Championship, Belfast. 01788-566400. TRIALS World Championship Indoor Trial, Odyssey Arena, Belfast. 01865-798080. Midlands BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 8 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY February 14 The Summerhouse, Albrighton, West Midlands. 01902-372337. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 15 The...

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  • Your Specials: Bike 2

    04 February 2006

    Your Specials: Bike 2

    Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples...

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  • Meet the 06 Babe squad

    04 February 2006

    Meet the 06 Babe squad

    The 2006 MCN Babe Squad has been chosen with ten girls picked on the final day of the MCN London motorcycle show. The semi finals took place throughout the show with the top two girls each day going...

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  • Dreaming of your next bike?

    04 February 2006

    Dreaming of your next bike?

    In the mood to change your bike? We'll turn the dull ache of desire into the rampant thrill of reality - motorcyclenews.com is the best place to buy and sell. Check out the most comprehensive and...

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  • Addictive personality?

    04 February 2006

    Do you have an addictive personality? MCN is looking for readers who are literally addicted to their bikes for a news feature. If you go into cold sweats and shakes if you haven’t ridden a bike for more than 24 hours, or if you can’t stop yourself splashing out on bikes you can’t afford then contact Tom Rayner on 01733 468 017 or tom.rayner@emap.com. If you fit the criteria and...

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  • Yamaha sales up

    04 February 2006

    Yamaha sales up

    Yamaha has announced its profits for the year and claims its worldwide bike sales have jumped 21%. The company’s net profit reached a massive 64 billion yen (£309 million), which they say...

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  • New MCN on sale Feb 8

    04 February 2006

    New MCN on sale Feb 8

    The new MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday February 8 - packed with important world first tests, MCN investigations and exclusive news about Rossi's deal with Ferrari. Dreaming about your next bike?...

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  • What's on: Feb 1 on

    01 February 2006

    Ireland: TRIALS SATURDAY February 4 Irish Championship, Bryansford, County Down. 028-9081-3095. Midlands: BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 1 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS The Kwaks Owners club, Heart of England Social Club, Meriden, West Midlands. 8pm. www.thekwaksowners.co.uk or 01625-267738 or 07951-471615. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY February 7 The Summerhouse,...

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  • Site use booms: Jan 06

    01 February 2006

    Total site traffic on motorcyclenews.com was up almost 20% this January compared to January 2005. It’s up 46.3% compared to December. The figures – compiled from industry-standard Webtrends – show more of you are visiting more often, too. 5,588,695 page impressions were recorded in January 2006 – up from 4,660,308 in January 2005. Unique users (the number of individual...

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  • 180,856 registered users

    01 February 2006

    Thanks for making this the biggest club in motorcycling! Latest figures – out on February 1, 2006 – show motorcyclenews.com’s registered users have now reached 180,856. That's up from 177,521 on January 1. It's an average of 107.6 new registrations every day throughout the last month. Registering gives you: Access to free pdf downloads of road tests HERE, Access to Advanced...

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  • Your Specials: Bike 1

    01 February 2006

    Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples to inspire and impress the readers of the UK's biggest bike site. And if you or a friend has a bike you thing we should see, click here. Your specials No 1: Chris Clark's Honda NC30 This Honda NC30...

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  • Bikes on primetime TV

    01 February 2006

    Bikes will break into primetime TV today as MCN columnist Richard Hammond looks at the changing image of motorcycling on his 'Richard Hammond's 5 O'clock Show' Hammond, himself a keen biker, has invited Britain's newest and youngest GP star, 125cc Honda racer Bradley Smith into the studio for an interview, while manufacturers Honda have provided bikes including a Goldwing and the best-selling...

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  • Watch bike safety TV ad

    01 February 2006

    Watch bike safety TV ad

    A new TV and radio campaign aimed at encouraging drivers to look out for us on the road was launched on January 30. The Motorcycle Industry Association, BMF and MAG have all been consulted during the...

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