Bike news

  • Is your bike on our list?

    01 July 2001

    Is your bike on our list?

    Ever owned one of the bikes on the following list? Do you know someone who has one now? We want to hear from you for a feature we’re currently putting together.Here’s the list: Bimota Mantra, Aprilia...

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  • Sort your forks, learn to wheelie… and much more

    01 July 2001

    Check our News Features section for some great new additions. Read how to sort your forks for not a lot of cash or watch our video guide to pulling a wheelie in relative safety.We’ve also included a huge report on the revival of a classic race to mark Ducati’s 75th anniversary.To find the New Features section simply click on NEWS in the navigation bar. Once in NEWS you’ll see NEWS FEATURES offered...

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  • Where are my GP tickets?

    01 July 2001

    A batch of advance tickets for the British GP at Donington this weekend have been delayed in the post. If yours haven’t turned up, this is what organisers are asking you to do:When you arrive at Donington, go to the ticket collection point. This is clearly signed from all around the site.Bring with you the credit/debit card you used to book your tickets with. If you don’t want to bring the card...

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  • How you can do it

    01 July 2001

    You don’t need to ride an old knacker to take part in the Motogiro d’Italia. As wella s the old racers, there is a touring section for road bikes, new or old, which joins up with the main event in each town the race stops off at.This year’s tour group included bikes ranging from a 1929 Panther to a 996.If you want to do the trip on a classic bike there are alternatives to travelling down to the...

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  • Say goodbye to pistons

    01 July 2001

    Say goodbye to pistons

    An amateur inventor with a background in designing bus engines reckons he’s come up with a way to blow traditional pistons away – by using a wedge-shaped version which moves sideways.Mervyn Davies, of...

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  • Winners ride Rockingham

    01 July 2001

    Winners ride Rockingham

    Five motorcyclenews.com winners spent a day thrashing around Britain’s newest circuit on Wednesday – Rockingham Speedway. And it wasn’t just the usual infield circuit – our winners got to try the...

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  • We want your maddest snaps

    01 July 2001

    We want your maddest snaps

    If you’re going to Donington Park for the GP this weekend we want you to show us the way you see it through the lens of your cameras.Take a digital camera (try to beg or borrow one if you don’t...

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  • Chris Walker in his own words

    01 July 2001

    The following is a full transcript of the conversation between Chris Walker and motorcyclenews.com users in the VIP Lounge in Talk Bikes on July 5, 2001. Where " MCN " precedes the questions, it means this is a question which was put by a motorcyclenews.com user.MCN: Hi, Hope your feeling well and hope that you can race on Sunday. I read that you had hoped Ron Haslam would team mate...

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  • Video: How to wheelie

    01 July 2001

    Video: How to wheelie

    Click on the link on the right to download Kev Smith’s video guide to pulling wheelies.Controversial maybe, illegal on the road certainly, but without a doubt amazing to watch and cool to perform.Kev...

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  • Designed and built outside Japan

    01 July 2001

    THE Bulldog, or BT1100, claims to address a change in the market. The bike is the first Yamaha to be both designed and built outside of Japan. In true V-twin tradition this is an Italian bike, created by Yamaha’s Italian importer Belgarda. Unlike the UK importer, Belgarda is now a full construction company and key staff have been taken from Japan to oversee quality control in Italy.The engine of...

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  • First full test on the Bulldog

    01 July 2001

    First full test on the Bulldog

    On Friday we heard from Adam Morrissey with his first impressions on the new Yamaha Bulldog. Now after some reflection and consideration, here’s his verdict on the first bike Yamaha has both designed...

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  • You vote new Gilera 600 a gorgeous hit

    01 July 2001

    You vote new Gilera 600 a gorgeous hit

    UPDATED WITH EXTRA PICTURES 2.45PM, JUNE 28You’ve been mesmerised by the magic of the new Gilera 600’s looks, if comments in our Talk Bikes section are anything to go by.Rmezza, said: " It’s...

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  • How we can prove Mellor wrong

    24 June 2001

    WITHIN days of David Mellor’s comments, the Transport Research Laboratory published a report into the real reason why people are dying in bike crashes.And, Mr Mellor, it’s nothing to do with riders exercising their right to ride on the outside of a queue or getting up your nose by passing your chauffeur-driven motor.The TRL looked into police reports of 717 fatalities which involved a motorcycle –...

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  • Flying tonight

    24 June 2001

    Flying tonight

    Here’s the first in a series of video clips from the Motocross Des Nations. Prepare to have your breath taken away.

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  • 24 June 2001

    Serious Accidents on the open road:Loss of control, Rider’s fault: 61%, Other’s fault: 5%. Failed to give way, Riders fault: 2%, Other’s fault 36%. Failed to avoid, Rider’s fault: 13%, Other’s fault: 12%. Poor turn/manoeuvre, Rider’s fault: 7%, Other’s fault: 31%. Poor Overtaking, Rider’s fault: 11%, Other’s fault 7%.Total (accidents/percentage). Rider’s fault: 456 (67%), Other’s fault: 227...

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