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Bike News (May 2006)

  • Two-day Kelso Bikefest

    27 May 2006

    Two-day Kelso Bikefest

    The Kelso Bikefest becomes a two-day event in 2006, the seventh year it has been held at Springwood Park in Kelso. The bike show and event will include a main arena with James Dylan's Stuntworld,...

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  • Rural road danger

    27 May 2006

    Rural road danger

    The most dangerous roads are main roads running through villages or the outskirts of towns according to an AA Motoring Trust study. The report was carried out as part of the European Road Assessment...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 31 on

    27 May 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, May 31. 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 Extra) EUR1...

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  • Ducati to skip NEC show

    27 May 2006

    Ducati to skip NEC show

    Ducati has announced it will not have a stand at the 2006 International Motorcycle Show in Birmingham as the 2007 range will be launched in Milan. "The International motorcycle show is very...

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  • What's on: May 31 on

    27 May 2006

    North of England ROAD RACING WEDNESDAY May 31 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING THURSDAY June 1 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING FRIDAY June 2 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING SATURDAY June 3 Isle of Man TT...

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  • Help bus lane campaign

    27 May 2006

    Help bus lane campaign

    You can support a call by the Motor cycle Industry Association to open up more bus lanes for use by motorcyclists. An independent survey in 2005 found 87 per cent of riders and over half of the...

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  • New MCN: May 31 issue

    27 May 2006

    Get the first look at the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, find out why Rossi turned down F1, and get all the news and inside information following the Silverstone round of World Superbikes in our eight-page special. And there's more, including: The Government scaring off new bikers. Speed in Europe - get banned in UK First ride: Husqvarna SM450RR We test two top junior race bikes. World's fastest...

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  • Video: Toseland special

    27 May 2006

    Video: Toseland special

    This week MCN’s weekly podcast takes an exclusive behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a World Superbike team featuring interviews with James Toseland and his Ten Kate team. ...

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  • MCN Podcast number 2

    20 May 2006

    MCN Podcast number 2

    The second of MCN’s weekly audio podcast shows is now ready to download with an exclusive interview with James Toseland and Chris Walker. We caught up with the two World Superbike riders to...

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  • What's On: May 24 on

    20 May 2006

    Worldwide: ROAD RACING SATURDAY May 27 BMCRC, Croix-en-Ternois. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 28 BMCRC, Croix-en-Ternois. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. THURSDAY May 25 SUPERMOTO SUNDAY May 28 FIM Supermoto World Championship, Villars S/Ecot. www.supermotos1.com. East of England ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 28 World Superbikes, Silverstone, Northants. 01327-850200...

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  • Bowel cancer charity ride

    20 May 2006

    A charity ride from John O'Groats to Lands End on June 23-25 2006 aims to raise awareness and funds for the faster diagnosis of bowel cancer. Thirty riders will be travelling the length of the country in outsized shorts to say 'Pants to Bowel Cancer' and anyone is welcome to join them to try and help tackle the second biggest cancer killer in the UK with one in 10 people affected. It's part of...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 24-30

    20 May 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, May 24. 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 Extra) EUR1...

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  • New MCN: May 24 issue

    20 May 2006

    New MCN: May 24 issue

    Get our free Silverstone WSB guide with the latest issue of MCN, including a complete track guide. And you'll also get a full Isle of Man TT preview in the paper itself, plus you'll find out why...

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  • Bargain BMW R1100S

    20 May 2006

    Bargain BMW R1100S

    In the May 24 edition of MCN we reveal BMWs extreme new Superbike based on the R1200S, but if you can’t wait until it is launched we’ve picked a selection of bargain R1100S bikes to keep...

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  • Video: Doohan vs Ring

    20 May 2006

    Video: Doohan vs Ring

    Want to see what happens when two bikes go up against a Nurburgring BMW taxi? The taxi is being driven by Sabine, who was made famous by her appearances on Top Gear. Meanwhile the motorcycles are...

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  • Ride a Harley for charity

    20 May 2006

    Ride a Harley for charity

    Applications are now open for breast cancer survivors to spend a week riding a Harley across Britain to raise money for charity. The Amazon Heart Thunder UK is part of a global series of 1000 mile...

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  • Book TT grandstands now

    20 May 2006

    Book TT grandstands now

    Grandstand tickets for the 2006 isle of Man TT are available in advance for the first time, along with official TT programmes and race guides. Just 750 seats are available for the practice sessions...

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  • Classic show cancelled

    20 May 2006

    Classic show cancelled

    The Yorkshire Classic Car, 4x4 & Bike show due to take place on Bank Holiday Monday at Ripley Castle near Harrogate has been cancelled due to the state of the ground at the castle. The next event...

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  • High power JBL Kawasaki

    20 May 2006

    High power JBL Kawasaki

    We’ve all seen the boy-racer cars filled with ICE and thumping along the road, well JBL, sponsors of the Hawk Kawasaki BSB team, thought there was no reason why they couldn’t do a bike as...

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  • Crowds brave wet BMF

    20 May 2006

    The BMF show saw huge crowds risk the weather to see some great biking action and walk home with a bargain or two. The Peterborough showground was packed with people looking to make the most of the breaks between the showers to grab some new kit from some of the hundreds of stalls offering discounts. Choose your next bike here Buy your next bike here Choose your new kit here The Grandstand at the...

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  • Bid and win an AGV lid

    13 May 2006

    Bid and win an AGV lid

    Bid on any item currently on MCN Auctions, and you could win a new AGV K-Series Rossi replica helmet, worth £129.99. You don't even have to make a winning bid to be entered into the prize draw,...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 17-23

    13 May 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, May 17. 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 Extra) EUR1...

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  • Meet Bayliss at Harrods

    13 May 2006

    Meet Bayliss at Harrods

    You can meet Ducati World Superbike stars Troy Bayliss and Lorenzo Lanzi at Harrods in London on Thursday May 25, 2006 when the pair launch a new range of Ducati branded luggage. The pair will be at...

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  • 2006 600cc shootout

    13 May 2006

    2006 600cc shootout

    Test 5: Agility Left, right, right left and the rest of the bunch were left right behind the R6. It’s not so light and short, but it’s the way the rider is sat above the bike to add...

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  • MCN launches podcasts

    13 May 2006

    MCN launches podcasts

    We’ve launched the first of a new series of weekly Podcasts from MCN, a brand new show that’ll take you behind the scenes at MCN with all the latest news and sport. Download this...

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  • Don't miss the World Cup

    13 May 2006

    The World Cup offers a great chance to get out on your bike on almost empty roads, but if you do want to stop and enjoy the beautiful game, you can stop off at Travelodge to catch the action. The hotel chain is making rooms available for 120 minutes during the World Cup, for just £10, so you could go for a quick ride when everyone else is getting ready for the game, run into your pre-booked...

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  • MCN race weekend deals

    13 May 2006

    MCN race weekend deals

    You can enjoy this year's ultimate races in four star luxury and get to have dinner with the stars of the show only with MCN’s Hilton hotels race weekend deal. Book any of the dates below and...

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  • BMW sign for Dirt Show

    13 May 2006

    BMW sign for Dirt Show

    BMW has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the 2006 Dirt Bike Show in November, alongside all the major Japanese manufacturers, KTM, Aprilia and Gas Gas. The HP2 enduro will be among the machines on...

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  • Anti-slip manholes test

    13 May 2006

    Anti-slip manholes test

    A new type of anti-skid manhole cover is being trialled in Bristol, as part of the new Broadmead development. Bristol is the first city in Europe to introduce the new covers, alongside designing...

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  • Bike week gets F factor

    13 May 2006

    Bike week gets F factor

    The 2006 National Motorcycle Week takes place on July 16-23, 2006, with the slogan 'Have you got the F factor'. Apparently the F stands for fun, freedom, flexibility and friendship. Ride to Work day...

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  • Track event for ladies

    13 May 2006

    Track event for ladies

    Female race team Feisty racing is holding a bikegirl get-together at the Anglesey track in North Wales on July 15, 2006. It's a chance to meet other female riders and racers, and includes a track day...

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  • Save cash at BMF Show

    13 May 2006

    Save cash at BMF Show

    The annual BMF Show takes place on May 20-21, 2006. Save £2 on your entry with the guide in MCN, May 17, and find any additional information here to make sure you get the most from the show. ...

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  • New MCN: May 17 issue

    13 May 2006

    New MCN: May 17 issue

    Save £2 on entry to the BMW with our show guide and get the world's first pictures and exclusive information on the 2007 Yamaha R1. Plus we reveal Britain's theft hotspots and how bike insurers...

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  • Stoner to race Goodwood

    13 May 2006

    Stoner to race Goodwood

    It looks like this year’s Goodwood festival of speed is going to be another unmissable event, with hoards of top names in bikes taking up the hill-climb challenge. Honda GP rider Casey Stoner...

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  • BMF call to save biking

    13 May 2006

    BMF call to save biking

    The BMF is launching its biggest lobbying campaign at the BMF Show on Saturday May 20, 2006, in an attempt to stop restrictions on learners in the Third European Licence Directive. A postcard and...

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  • What's On: May 17 on

    13 May 2006

    Scotland ROAD RACING SATURDAY May 20 North East MRC, East Fortune, East Lothian. 01388-766323 orwww.nemcrc.co.uk. ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 21 North East MRC, East Fortune, East Lothian. 01388-766323 orwww.nemcrc.co.uk. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY May 21 Dumfries & Galloway Group of Advanced Motorcyclists, St Michaels Petrol Station, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway. 10am.

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