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Bike News (March 2006)

  • Chinese bike crackdown

    25 March 2006

    Chinese bike crackdown

    The recent influx of cheap Chinese bikes could soon be curbed as Japan pushes for a new treaty to cut down on the number of knockoff bikes on the market. The country estimates that as much as...

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  • Bikes on TV: Mar 29 on

    25 March 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, March 29. 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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  • New MCN: out March 29

    25 March 2006

    New MCN: out March 29

    Get this week's MCN (out on March 29) for FREE coffee from BP service stations and a FREE supplement packed with 167 bikes of 2006 ridden and rated. CLICK HERE for MCN Road Tests and user...

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  • What's On: Mar 29 on

    25 March 2006

    Midlands SHOWS SUNDAY April 2 Ink and Iron Tattoo Convention and Custom Bike Show, Birmingham Carling Academy, Birmingham, West Mids. www.inkandiron.co.uk. SPEEDWAY MONDAY April 3 Ladbroke Stadium, KOC Round 1, Wolverhampton, West Mids. 7.30pm. 14 01902-870400. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 29 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Mids. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY April 4 The Summerhouse,...

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  • Euro law will ruin biking

    25 March 2006

    Euro law will ruin biking

    A statement from the European Commission says: "In view of the statistics showing an increase in the number of motorcyclists involved in accidents, a more sophisticated progressive access model...

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  • eBay fails motorcyclists

    25 March 2006

    eBay fails motorcyclists

    An investigation in the latest issue of RiDE magazine reveals eBay may be far from the ideal marketplace for buying and selling bikes. An article appearing on pages 6-7 of the ‘May’...

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  • Still time to save biking

    25 March 2006

    Still time to save biking

    There’s still hope that the European Parliament can be prevented from rubber stamping new licence rules which will decimate motorcycling. On Monday (Mar 27) the Council of Ministers nodded...

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  • Your view: Euro licence

    25 March 2006

    Your view: Euro licence

    Motorcyclists are reacting angrily to Europe’s new licence rules, revealed in a European Commission statement on Monday. Changes approved by the European Commission will make it tougher than...

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  • Grab a bargain 05 bike

    25 March 2006

    Grab a bargain 05 bike

    With the 2006 bikes starting to filter through to dealerships now is a great time to bag a bargain on the remaining 2005 stock. With everything from budget commuters to sports bikes at very low...

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  • Your specials: Bike 9

    25 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 9

    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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  • Haslam at Thundersprint

    25 March 2006

    Haslam at Thundersprint

    Leon haslam has been confirmed as one of the special guests at the Thundersprint 2006 event on Sunday, May 7, 2006. The Airwaves GSE Ducat rider will take part in the Motorcycling Personalities...

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  • Video: Butlins bash

    25 March 2006

    Video: Butlins bash

    MCN’s Butlins bash got off to a good start on Friday with James Toseland’s band Crash keeping the crowds entertained. Thousands turned up to the Skegness do on Friday night with Toseland...

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  • Test bikes at BikeSafe

    25 March 2006

    Test bikes at BikeSafe

    Get a free assessment ride on the new bike of your choice at the annual National BikeSafe weekend at Cheltenham Racecourse this weekend (April 1-2) Assessment rides are provided by some of the...

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  • 100,000th post on forum

    25 March 2006

    100,000th post on forum

    You’ve done it! There are now more than 100,000 posts on one single bulletin board of our Have Your Say forums. The general/general board reached that landmark at just before 3pm on Wednesday...

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  • Hollywood bikes for sale

    25 March 2006

    Hollywood bikes for sale

    You could own a Hollywood superstars' bike by 11pm on Friday (5pm EST). Ben Affleck has two of his customs up for grabs in the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial Foundation fundraiser. Brad...

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  • Joey Dunlop Foundation

    25 March 2006

    Joey Dunlop Foundation

    The Joey Dunlop Foundation is appealing for support for its aim to aid disabled visitors to the Isle of Man TT. The charity was set up in memory of the late Irish road racer, Joey Dunlop OBE, who...

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  • Biggest BM dealer opens

    25 March 2006

    Biggest BM dealer opens

    The world’s biggest BMW bike dealership has opened in the brand’s home city – Munich, Germany. The new Motorcycle Centre is at Frankfurter Ring 29 took around a year to develop and...

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  • Join in RiDER Power 06

    25 March 2006

    RiDE magazine’s annual RiDER Power survey is underway – offering you an opportunity to have your say about everything from the quality of your kit to the service at your dealer. To take part just click >>HERE<< YOUR NEXT BIKE Quality Bikes For Sale HERE MCN tests, user reviews HERE motorcyclenews.com users can write user reviews about your bike or your kit any day of the...

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  • Butlins picture galleries

    25 March 2006

    Butlins picture galleries

    We’ve got loads of pictures from all the action at MCN’s Butlins bash so we thought we’d put them all online. Check out the galleries below to see some amazing fancy dress efforts...

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  • Butlins: Your pictures

    25 March 2006

    Butlins: Your pictures

    More of your pictures from the weekend’s MCN Live! event at Butlins have arrived. And you’ll also find loads of our pics and video from the weekend on the links, right. If you have pics...

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  • MAG at war to save bikes

    25 March 2006

    MAG at war to save bikes

    MAG has declared ‘total war’ on the Eurocrats who they say are set on removing bikes from the road. The Motorcycle Action Group is moving after the European Commission nodded through a...

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  • Jobs in biking: Mar 28

    25 March 2006

    Each week we list the new jobs in biking. You’ll find full details and the all-important contacts for each of the following on page 49 of MCN Bike Mart – free with the March 29 (2006) issue of MCN. Board members Motorsport Development UK. Closing date is April 13. Quality BIKES FOR SALE here MCN tests, user reviews here Choose great kit: 1675 items reviewed here Technicians Mobile...

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  • Butlins bash day 2

    25 March 2006

    The Po Boys last ever Butlins gig topped off a fantastic weekend of fun at MCN’s Skegness bash. The band is calling it a day and has a long history at Butlins so they made it a special performance and a massive crowd gave them a raucous fancy-dressed send-off . Browse quality BIKES FOR SALE Which bike next? CLICK HERE Find great kit 1600 reviews here This was also the first time that the...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 22-29

    18 March 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, March 22. 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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  • Car-pool lane confusion

    18 March 2006

    Car-pool lane confusion

    Motorcyclists must wait to see whether or not we will be allowed to use the UK's first motorway car-share lane when it opens next year. But the good news is that bikes are still expected to be...

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  • Your specials: Bike 8

    18 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 8

    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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  • Bennetts video exclusive

    18 March 2006

    Bennetts video exclusive

    You can watch the new TV campaign by insurance firm Bennetts before it is officially unveiled during the British Superbike coverage on ITV1 on Sunday, March 26, 2006. The campaign celebrates a...

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  • What's On: March 22 on

    18 March 2006

    East of England ROAD RACING SATURDAY March 25 New Era Motorcycle Races, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01920-444205. ROAD RACING BMCRC, Snetterton, Norfolk. www.bemsee.co.uk or 01304-831714. ROAD RACING SUNDAY March 26 New Era Motorcycle Races, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01920-444205. ROAD RACING BMCRC, Snetterton, Norfolk. www.bemsee.co.uk or 01304-831714. TRACK DAYS FRIDAY March 24 MSV Test Day,...

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  • Call for free bike tax

    18 March 2006

    Call for free bike tax

    The Motorcycle Industry Association is demanding free road tax on small capacity bikes after Gordon Brown’s Budget created a 0-rated tax band for the greenest cars. March 22nd’s Budget...

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  • Pothole crisis deepens

    18 March 2006

    Pothole crisis deepens

    A pothole peril is putting every rider in Britain at risk, according to the RAC Foundation. It says local authorities in England and Wales claim they are getting only a third of the budget they need...

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  • Find bike film showings

    18 March 2006

    Find bike film showings

    IF you’re having trouble locating your nearest cinema that’s showing biker-flick ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ then take a look at our list below. MCN has already given...

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  • Auctions ending today

    18 March 2006

    Auctions ending today

    There's a whole stack of potential bargains in MCN Auctions closing soon. For the full list of MCN Auctions ending today CLICK HERE AND DON'T FORGET. IT'S FREE TO SELL YOUR OWN PRODUCTS FOR A...

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  • Book now for Skeggy

    18 March 2006

    Book now for Skeggy

    Going to the MCN Live! event at Butlins Skegness this weekend? Keep your head down if you’re with someone you shouldn’t be – motorcyclenews.com will be shooting video to appear on...

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  • New MCN - out March 22

    18 March 2006

    New MCN - out March 22

    This week's issue of MCN comes complete with a 16-page guide to this weekend's opening British Superbike and MotoGP seasons. Find your next bike: Thousands of quality BIKES FOR SALE here Need kit?...

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  • Car tax lower than bikes

    18 March 2006

    Car tax lower than bikes

    It's now cheaper to tax some cars than it is to tax your bike. Chancellor Gordon Brown's 10th Budget - announced on Wednesday (Mar 22) included a 'radical reform' of the road tax system to encourage...

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  • Jobs in biking: Mar 22

    18 March 2006

    Each week we list the new jobs in biking. You’ll find full details and the all-important contacts for each of the following on pages 51 and 52 of MCN Bike Mart – free with the March 22 issue of MCN. Managers Dealer Manager (insurance): Peterborough Commercial Manager (insurance): Peterborough Quality BIKES FOR SALE here MCN bike tests and user reviews here Choose great kit: 1600...

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