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  • Carnell admit interest in M&P

    14 October 2001

    Carnell admit interest in M&P

    CARNELL-CITY has declared an interest in rival bike and mail-order retailers M&P, which went into administration last week.Carnell MD David Morrow said: " Of course we have an interest, they...

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  • Strange but true…

    14 October 2001

    Strange but true…

    AMERICABMW riders aren’t exactly known for behaving badly - but that didn’t stop the genteel city of Charleston, West Virginia, banning an owners’ convention amid visions of violent Hell’s Angels...

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  • Parcel Force Courier

    14 October 2001

    Parcel Force Courier

    Name: Lee Webb. Age: 32. Salary: £13,000. Hours 41 per week. Special Requirements: You need to pass an advance motorcycle training course. Work Bike: Honda Deauville 600. Bike Extras: None.After 5...

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  • Urine as a cleaning solution

    14 October 2001

    Diesel spills are no fun. You lose grip, end up on your butt and not only wreck your bike, you end up soaked in dirty derv.But things can get worse. A Dutch lab thinks it’s a good idea to incorporate the ingredients of pee in diesel. Charmed, we’re sure.TNO specialises in emission reduction technology and is experimenting with lorries powered by diesel mixed with uric acid, the main ingredient in...

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  • MCN/Rizla 996 winner collects prize

    14 October 2001

    MCN/Rizla 996 winner collects prize

    THE winner of the recent MCN/Rizla win a Ducati 996 competition picked up his prize at the final BSB round at Donington at the weekend.British Superbike champ John Reynolds handed over the keys to...

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  • AA Patrol Man

    14 October 2001

    AA Patrol Man

    Name: Lee Battams. Age: 35. Salary: £22,000. Hours: 48 per week plus overtime. Special requirements: A recognised car mechanic’s qualification (although the AA now does its own training) and several...

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  • How the Triumph triple was reborn

    14 October 2001

    How the Triumph triple was reborn

    House-builder John Bloor had everything against him when he started his Triumph revival mission in the mid-1980s against a backdrop of embarrassing British bike company failures.By 1990 a modest range...

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  • M&P to carry on as normal

    14 October 2001

    M&P to carry on as normal

    THE company which owns some of the UK’s most famous bike and accessory dealers has gone into administration. ActionLeisure PLC, which counts M&P Motorcycle Accessories Ltd and Motor Cycle Parts...

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  • Motorcycle Journalist

    14 October 2001

    Motorcycle Journalist

    Name: Marc Potter. Age: 26. Salary: Around £12,000 for a trainee. Hours: 45-plus per week. Special requirements: Riding and writing talent and a willingness to work long hours! Work Bike: Whatever’s...

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  • Courier

    14 October 2001

    Courier

    Name: Richard Gaywood. Age: 34. Salary: 45-plus per week. Special requirements: Grim determination and a hatred for cabbies. Work Bike: kawasaki GT550. Bike Extars: Parcel box. Crash bars.Former...

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  • Bike thefts creeping up

    14 October 2001

    Bike thefts creeping up

    MOTORCYCLE security products may have improved recently and the manufacturers may have developed anti-theft features for more new machines than ever, but somehow we’re still losing the battle against...

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  • British Superbike Champion

    14 October 2001

    British Superbike Champion

    Name: John Reynolds. Age: 36. Salary: Around £60,000 per year plus win bonuses and sponsorship deals. Hours: 40-plus a week. Special Requirements: talent in abundance, patience and sheer grit. Work...

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  • Sauber GP bike run in public at Sepang

    14 October 2001

    Sauber GP bike run in public at Sepang

    NIALL MACKENZIE gave the new Sauber-Petronas four-stroke GP machine its first public outing on the eve of the Malaysia GP at Sepang.The Scot completed a couple of slow but impressively noisy laps on...

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  • Specifications

    14 October 2001

    Specifications

    Availability: If you’re Neil HodgsonDeals, offers and bonuses: NoneColours: Orange/purple/silverInsurance Group: N/aSpecification: Liquid-cooled 996cc (98x66mm) 8v four-stroke 90 degree V-twin.

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  • Six new supermotos launched in UK

    14 October 2001

    Six new supermotos launched in UK

    SUPERMOTO race and road bikes are rapidly gaining in popularity, or so we’re told. And here’s some evidence it might be true – in the shape of SIX new models coming to the UK.Italian firm Vertemati...

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  • £100,000 added to Joey Dunlop fund

    07 October 2001

    £100,000 added to Joey Dunlop fund

    Helmet maker Arai has boosted the Joey Dunlop Fund by £100,000 in recognition of Joey’s loyalty to the brand during his career.The money was raised though the sale of a limited series of Dunlop...

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  • Hislop in hospital: in his own words

    07 October 2001

    Dazzie: Steve, very bad luck on the crash - what is the latest on your injuries?SteveHislop: The latest is everything is looking pretty good. If I improve in the next 2 or 3 weeks as much as I have in the last 2 days, I’ll be laughing. The pain has gone from the ankle and my leg, it's just the collarbone which is niggly.Delbert6: Hi Steve, does such a nasty crash affect your bottle?SteveHislop: It...

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  • We’ve gained

    07 October 2001

    We’ve gained

    Aprilia: The Italian firm has grown from a miniscule manufacturer of stylish two-strokes to the second biggest bike-maker in Europe, producing some of the world’s most desirable superbikes. But that’s...

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  • Your 2002 new bike questions answered

    07 October 2001

    Your 2002 new bike questions answered

    We’ve got all the new bikes of 2002 arranged in one massive archive (which you can get to by following the link on the right) but if you still had questions about the bikes you could have joined our...

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  • G-Racer points to bikes of the future

    07 October 2001

    G-Racer points to bikes of the future

    The firm which helped develop Ducati’s MH900e and Benelli’s beautiful Tornado has come up with a new prototype created to do a lap of the planet.And while the bike itself is unlikely to ever see the...

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  • Decision on dark visors due

    07 October 2001

    Decision on dark visors due

    The verdict on whether or not we can legally wear dark visors on UK roads is finally ready to be made… a year after Government-commissioned experts first started sifting the evidence.The Department of...

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