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Bike News (May 2006)

  • My rideout May 6, 2006

    06 May 2006 by Kamchat

    My rideout May 6, 2006

    Had a great ride today. My mate, who also posts on the Forum occassionaly (makendes) came up from Blackpool on his R1 and the pair of us rode up to Kyle of Lochalsh. Route took us up to Tyndrum for a...

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  • Smart meet for Ducatis

    06 May 2006

    Smart meet for Ducatis

    Ducati owners are able to come together and meet legendary racer Paul Smart at an informal meet on Sunday, May 14, 2006. The gathering is being organised by Ducati UU for Sport Classic and MH900e...

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  • Mackenzie leads RfH ride

    06 May 2006

    Mackenzie leads RfH ride

    Niall Mackenzie will lead the ride-in to the 2006 Riders for Health Day of Champions at Donington Park on Thursday, June 29. Former GP and British Superbike star Mackenzie will be riding from...

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  • Hairy Bikers at the BMF

    06 May 2006

    Hairy Bikers at the BMF

    BMW are putting on a good show for the BMF at Peterborough next weekend with the BBC’s Hairy Bikers and ride-outs on nine different models. Dave Myers and Si King, presenters of The Hairy...

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  • MCN Auctions winner

    06 May 2006

    MCN Auctions winner

    Motorcyclenews.com user Jim Mansley (Fazers123) has won a brand new Dainese 8-track leather jacket just by bidding on an MCN auction. We regularly choose a random auction bidder to win our top prize...

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  • Customs in demand

    06 May 2006

    Customs in demand

    If you’ve got a custom bike you’re thinking of selling on, now is the time to do it. With the weather improving and temperatures rising demand for custom bikes like Harleys and Yamaha...

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  • New MCN: May 10 Issue

    06 May 2006

    New MCN: May 10 Issue

    We reveal the 2007 Kawasaki ZX-6 with a mad 16,000rpm motor and radical MotoGP looks. And that’s just the start of a special four page feature on all the most important new bikes for next...

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  • MCN gets 20k for RfH

    06 May 2006

    MCN gets 20k for RfH

    MCN's advertising teams have raised a whopping £19,850 for Riders for Health in just one day, and more money is still being collected. The teams were originally challenged to raise £12000...

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  • What's on: May 10 on

    06 May 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 Wales Worldwide: ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 14 Moto GP, Shanghai.

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  • Bargain priced ZX-6Rs

    06 May 2006

    Bargain priced ZX-6Rs

    In this week’s MCN we reveal how Kawasaki’s next ZX-6R will look, but if you can’t wait that long we’ve pulled out some of the best ZX-6R deals from our Bikes for Sale...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 10 on

    06 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, April 19. 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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  • Ducati to raise £55m

    06 May 2006

    Ducati to raise £55m

    Ducati’s board of Directors has signed off on the firm’s latest attempt to raise more cash - a deal that should free up almost £55 million. The 160 million extra shares of the...

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  • Ride for the blind

    06 May 2006

    Ride for the blind

    A charity ride to Box Hill has been organised for May 14, 2006, to raise funds for a spoken word CD version of The Long Way Round for the visually impaired. The book follows the journey of actors...

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  • KillSpills rally 2006

    06 May 2006

    KillSpills rally 2006

    The biggest ever KillSpills diesel protest rally is predicted by organisers for Saturday, September 9, 2006 to highlight the danger of diesel to motorcyclists. In 2005, the event attracted over 2500...

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  • Search for KTM owner

    06 May 2006

    Search for KTM owner

    Avon and Somerset police have recovered an almost new KTM 65SX but can't trace the rightful owner. The bike was being ridden around the Hengrove airfield site near Bristol, but the rider escaped when...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 3 on

    01 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, April 19. 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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  • 600s for under £4000

    01 May 2006

    600s for under £4000

    In this week’s MCN we get the first test of the new Hyosung GT650R - a budget sports bike for under £4000 new. But what quality used bikes are available for the same money? Check out our...

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  • GSX-R750: 21-years on

    01 May 2006

    GSX-R750: 21-years on

    Next week MCN celebrates 21 years of the original superbike - Suzuki’s GSX-R750. We’ve taken one of the original bikes out for a spin. The GSX-R we got our hands on was an original 1985...

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  • This weekend's rides

    01 May 2006

    This weekend's rides

    Now that summer has arrived (at least for a couple of days…) you’ll need a plan for your ride this weekend. Assuming you can’t be at Monza for WSB, how about Parkinson Motorcycles...

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  • Councils told: Think bike

    01 May 2006

    The Government is writing to all local councils to remind them to start acting on its National Motorcycling Strategy - a plan aimed at making bikes part of the transport mainstream. Your next bike Quality bikes for sale here Tests & user reviews here A new memo to Local Authority Highway Officers from the Department for Transport’s Road Safety Division encourages all organisations...

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  • NI Ducati open day

    01 May 2006

    NI Ducati open day

    Northern Ireland Ducati dealer Bici is holding an open day this weekend at its Belfast store with massive savings on loads of kit. The store is the only Ducati dealer in Northern Ireland and if you...

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  • Jobs in biking: May 3

    01 May 2006

    Each week we publish a list of the jobs available in biking in the UK. You’ll find more details and contacts for each of the following in the May 3 issue. Turn to pages 50 and 51 of the Bike Mart insert you’ll find free with the issue. Your next bike Quality bikes for sale here Tests & user reviews here Off Road Aprilia World Service UK – Stockport. Person required to join...

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  • Open day for Enfield fans

    01 May 2006

    If you're an owner or fan of Royal Enfields, the firm is holding its first ever official open day in July, 2006. UK distributor Watsonian Squire will open the doors of its factory on July 22/23. Almost 600 Royal Enfield Bullets were registered in the UK in 2005, and the brand is 105 years old this year. You'll be able to see the current range at the factory, from the basic 350cc Classic at...

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  • New Transport Secretary

    01 May 2006

    Alistair Darling will be replaced as Government Transport Secretary following a reshuffle of Tony Blair's Labour cabinet. Darling will now become trade secretary. Both the BBC and Sky News are reporting Douglas Alexander as his replacement as Transport Secretary, although the DfT told us that the position could not be confirmed. Looking to buy a bike? Click here. Browse bike reviews. Click...

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  • What's on: May 3 on

    01 May 2006

    South West of England SHOWS SATURDAY May 6 Piss Edds MCC Custom Show, Castle Cary Rugby Club, Somerset. 0706-765255 or 07974-238327. RIDEOUTS WEDNESDAY May 3 Rideout to Woods, Fowlers, Bristol. 7pm. www.fowlers.co.uk or 0778-616-4890. RIDEOUTS VMCC, The George, Forcester, Gloucs. 2pm. 01452-840489. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY May 7 Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am. 01202-825793 or 07718-357450...

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  • 193K register to join us

    01 May 2006

    Your support has helped make this online community one which is now 193,695 registered users strong (as of May 2, 2006). And your regular visits to motorcyclenews.com means we’ve seen yet another year-on-year growth in site traffic. We never take your time with us for granted and are always ready to hear your ideas to improve the site still further. If you’d like to share your...

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  • Audio: Lavilla interview

    01 May 2006

    Audio: Lavilla interview

    Listen to our interview with reigning British Superbike champion Gregorio Lavilla to find out why he has been able to dominate the 2006 season so far, what he makes of Ducati's proposed switch to...

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  • Win this Dainese jacket

    01 May 2006

    Win this Dainese jacket

    <<<This competition is now closed>>> Want this Dainese jacket? Move fast because the deadline to enter our prize draw for it comes at midnight tonight (May 4, 2006). The 8-Track...

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  • BMW launch weekend

    01 May 2006

    BMW launch weekend

    The BMW F800S and R1200S will be launched in UK BMW dealer showrooms on May 13-14 in a weekend of special events, test rides, ride-outs and a national competition to win a complete set of BMW kit. ...

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  • New MCN: May 3 issue

    01 May 2006

    New MCN: May 3 issue

    Revealed: Kenny Roberts plans for a V5 200bhp road bike. Our May 3 issue has all the details – straight from King Kenny himself. Due to the Bank Holiday and printing problems, MCN may not be...

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  • Turning right? Think bike!

    01 May 2006

    Turning right? Think bike!

    A major new campaign is being launched to educate car drivers about the risk they pose to motorcyclists. The campaign, run by Kent County Council, Medway Council and the Kent and Medway Safety Camera...

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  • Learn to paint bikes

    01 May 2006

    Learn to paint bikes

    A new course aims to teach every aspect of painting and repairing bike finishes. It's an 11-day intensive course, based at motorcycle/scooter paint shop Paint My Ride in Darlington in County Durham,...

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