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Bike News (March 2006)

  • Bid and win Rev'It kit

    18 March 2006

    Bid and win Rev'It kit

    MCN Auctions could make you a winner twice over when you place a bid between now and April 5. First, there’s the obvious opportunity to bag yourself some quality kit at bargain prices. Recent...

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  • Bikes For Sale winners

    18 March 2006

    Bikes For Sale winners

    Phil Stickland landed himself his next bike and £1000 in cash by using our quality-packed Bikes For Sale section. Phil, from Gravesend, Kent is just one of eight riders who bagged £1000...

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  • Bike seized in ASBO

    18 March 2006

    An 18-year-old has had his bike confiscated as part of ASBO legislation after letting a 15-year-old ride it. According to hawicktoday.co.uk (Click here for full story – external site) police stopped the rider in Hawick and charged him with having no licence, no insurance and no MoT. Browse quality bikes for sale here Need inspiration? MCN Bike reviews here Pick your kit: Product reviews...

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  • Special Speedway meet

    18 March 2006

    Special Speedway meet

    A one-off speedway event will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006 to celebrate 20 years of racing by Sheffield Tigers star Sean Wilson. The Sean Cracker Speedway takes place at Sheffield's Owlerton...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 15-22

    11 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 15. 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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  • Video: brolly babes

    11 March 2006

    Video: brolly babes

    Daytona is renowned for having some of the best looking women in motorcycling, especially at the races that take place at the end of Bike Week, and we have the video proof. Check out the link below...

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  • Your view: BMF in crisis

    11 March 2006

    Your view: BMF in crisis

    According to Chairman Anna Zee the BMF is “in crisis” and needs to take a look at itself if it is to survive. The March 15 issue of MCN features the full story of: Topless dancers...

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  • What's on: March 15 on

    11 March 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 Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England WalesWorldwide: TRIALS SATURDAY March 18 FIM Indoor Trial World...

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  • Ride Europe for Sheene

    11 March 2006

    Ride Europe for Sheene

    There’s a handful of places left to join in the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge this summer. 50 riders have the opportunity to help raise £100,000 for Barry’s chosen...

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  • Used bikes: Hottest buys

    11 March 2006

    Used bikes: Hottest buys

    Which used bikes are hottest properties right now? We’ve been tracking the amount of people using our Advanced Search to target specific bikes they want to buy in our quality-packed Bikes For...

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  • Right bike buy wins £1K

    11 March 2006

    Right bike buy wins £1K

    Garry Cheeseman not only found his ideal bike on motorcyclenews.com – he landed one of our £1000 weekly cash prizes in the process. Gary pocketed the £1000 in our Click4Cash...

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  • BMW opens in Edinburgh

    11 March 2006

    BMW opens in Edinburgh

    Glasgow’s BMW motorcycle dealership, Motorrad Central, is opening a new set of showroom doors Edinburgh this weekend. Director, John Dillan, said: “Up to 25 per cent of our custom derives...

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  • Auctions winner named

    11 March 2006

    Auctions winner named

    Andy Evans, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, has won a stay in an apartment for four - worth £380 - at the non-stop-party-weekend that is MCN Live! at Butlins Skegness - all for listing his item...

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  • March 15: Jobs in biking

    11 March 2006

    Looking for a job in motorcycling? Here’s this week’s list (week ending Mar 17, 2006). For more info and contact details see page 50 of MCN Bike Mart – free inside the March 15 issue of MCN. Media MCN Sales representative: North West. Circa £24,500 inc company car, laptop, mobile, expenses, share options, pension scheme and flexible benefits. Performance Bikes, Features...

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  • Hailwood run on Sunday

    11 March 2006

    Hailwood run on Sunday

    The annual Mike Hailwood Memorial Run will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Hailwood died in 1981, after a career spanning 20 years, which included nine World Championships, 76 GP wins and 14 TT...

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  • Your specials: Bike 7

    11 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 7

    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 Toseland at dealer

    11 March 2006

    Meet Toseland at dealer

    James Toseland will the special guest at Woking Yamaha Centre's open weekend on March 18 and 19, 2006. The World Superbike star will be at the store between 11am-2.30pm on Saturday, March 18. You'll...

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  • New MCN out March 15

    11 March 2006

    New MCN out March 15

    Only in this week's MCN - out on Wednesday March 15... Rossi after MotoGP tests: "We're in the sh*t" MotoGP test results here In-Car-Entertainment: Why gadgets make drivers more lethal...

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  • Speed record underway

    04 March 2006

    Speed record underway

    The Top 1 Ack Attack streamliner has begun it's assault on the motorcycle land speed record with a top speed so far of 249mph. The team, led by American Mike Akatiff, had to delay their first run by...

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  • Bid for rare movie poster

    04 March 2006

    Bid for rare movie poster

    This full size and strictly-limited movie poster was produced to promote new bike movie The World's Fastest India - starring Sir Anthony Hopkins - and now you can own and help out a very worthy...

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  • Your specials: Bike 6

    04 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 6

    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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  • Proof: Speed traps lie!

    04 March 2006

    Proof: Speed traps lie!

    MCN has proved the most widely-used laser speed traps can mis-read wildly when aimed at bikes. We tested two different types of laser gun on a stationary Honda FireBlade and each one told us the...

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  • Video: Kawasaki ZZ-R14

    04 March 2006

    Video: Kawasaki ZZ-R14

    In MCN, out on March 8, read our first test of Kawasaki’s 190bhp-plus ZZ-R1400 and see the latest video details here. Find out just how much less than 10 seconds it takes to cover a standing...

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  • Hell's Angels sue Disney

    04 March 2006

    The Hell’s Angels are suing Disney, claiming planned movie Wild Hogs infringes its trademark. According to CNNMoney.com (external site) the Angels say they never approved the use of its trademark, and that the comedy will exploit the Hell's Angels name as well as their trademark design. Next bike? MCN and user reviews here Browse BIKES FOR SALE 1600 products reviewed here Tim Allen, John...

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  • Your specials: Bike 5

    04 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 5

    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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  • 2006 Thundersprint

    04 March 2006

    2006 Thundersprint

    The 2006 Thundersprint event will take place in Northwich Town centre on Sunday, May 7. The action takes place with timed sprints on an tight and twisty circuit in the town centre, with riders...

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  • New MCN out on Mar 8

    04 March 2006

    New MCN out on Mar 8

    The new issue of MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday March 8. Inside you'll find all these exclusives: The proof: Speed Cameras do lie. See video evidence on this site on Wednesday (Mar 9) World first...

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  • Video: Evel Kanye West

    04 March 2006

    Video: Evel Kanye West

    Kanye West comes over all Evel Knievel in his Touch the Sky video – or Evel Kanyevel as you can see for yourself following the link below. The Chris Milk-directed video also stars Pamela...

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  • V-strom owners wanted

    04 March 2006

    V-strom owners wanted

    If you own a Suzuki DL-1000 V-Strom, then MCN would like to hear from you. We're looking for owners of the big adventure-sports bike to take part in a future "Why I had to have a...."...

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  • Speed record postponed

    04 March 2006

    Speed record postponed

    An attempt on the motorcycle speed record has been postponed for a second day, due to standing water on the track. The Ack Attack bike will attempt to cross the dry bed of Lake Gairdner in Australia...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 8-15

    04 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 1. 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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  • What's on: March 8 on

    04 March 2006

    Worldwide: SHOWS WEDNESDAY March 8 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS THURSDAY March 9 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS FRIDAY March 10 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS SATURDAY March 11 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. 08700-133020 or...

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  • March 8: Jobs in biking

    04 March 2006

    Looking for that dream job in motorcycling? Each week we list the jobs advertised in MCN. For more details on each of the following see pages 49 and 50 of MCN Bikemart – free with MCN’s March 8, 2006 issue. Technicians/Stores Very experienced motorcycle technician required for family-run business Full time stores person: Mid Wales Motorcycle Technician – Kestrel Honda,...

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  • MCN right over loophole

    01 March 2006

    MCN right over loophole

    The Association of Chief Police Officers has backtracked over accusations that MCN misled the public with a story on Gatso evidence in our issue dated March 1. In the March 1 issue we report that...

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  • Stuart bags £1k prize

    01 March 2006

    Stuart bags £1k prize

    Stuart Neal, from Derbyshire has won the first of our eight £1000 cash prizes in MCN’s Click 4 Cash promotion. All Stuart had to do to bag his prize was send an email inquiry to a dealer...

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  • Feb's most-wanted bikes

    01 March 2006

    Feb's most-wanted bikes

    Kawasaki’s ZX-6R heads the list of the most sought-after bikes on motorcyclenews.com for February 2006. It nosed ahead of Honda’s VFR800 with Yamaha’s R1 completing our podium of...

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