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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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  • motorcyclenews.com wins two major awards

    07 October 2001

    motorcyclenews.com wins two major awards

    THIS site was awarded Best New Launch and Best Design in the prestigious PPAi awards at the Millennium Mayfair, London, on Tuesday night.Motorcyclenews.com was also short-listed for Best Integration...

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  • Bike cop killed in hit and run

    07 October 2001

    Police have launched a murder inquiry after a driver sped off after killing a police motorcyclist. They believe the driver deliberately rammed PC Malcolm Walker’s Pan European in Birmingham on Thursday, October 4.If you have any information that could help track the driver, call on: 0845-1135000.

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  • The Ducati 998 test

    07 October 2001

    The Ducati 998 test

    The shape of Ducati’s 996 seems to have been around for ever – just like that other curvy design icon it’s often compared to, the Coca-Cola bottle.Now there’s another Ducati packaged in those classic...

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  • Rieju reveals Yamaha-powered 125s

    07 October 2001

    Spanish firm Rieju is bringing two new Yamaha-powered supermoto and motocross-style machines to the UK. The MRX and SMX are both 125cc four-strokes with twin-beam steel frames and Showa upside-down forks. The only differences between the SMX supermoto and MRX motocross versions are the addition of road tyres, polished aluminium wheels, an electric start and a rev counter to the SMX bike. There are...

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  • Evolution of a legend

    07 October 2001

    Evolution of a legend

    1993: The 916 Strada is introduced with the look and style we’ve come to know and love. Its 916cc motor makes a claimed 109bhp and it’s only available with a single seat.1994: The 916 Biposto takes...

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  • A Road racing school for kids

    07 October 2001

    A Road racing school for kids

    The three R6 riders are giving it a handful, but it’s no use. The two Aprilia RS125s which have just appeared out of the murk behind them are closing fast.Eventually, the trio realise the futility of...

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  • We’ve lost

    07 October 2001

    We’ve lost

    Dayglo Pink Kit: Like shell suits and mullets, some of the worst fashion atrocities of the eighties still hadn’t had the decency to die gracefully by the time 1991 rolled around. We all have painful...

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  • Your pet hates revealed

    07 October 2001

    Your pet hates revealed

    Thousands of riders have been surveyed to find out what we really, really hate – and top of the list is car drivers chucking burning cigarettes out of their windows.The Motorcycle Industry Association...

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  • Making the GSX-R1000 even more special

    07 October 2001

    Making the GSX-R1000 even more special

    FRENCH tuning firm West Bike has changed the current GSX-R so much it looks like a completely new bike.With a retro paintjob and around 170bhp, you know it’s a little different. Combine that with a...

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  • The Ducati 998 technical changes

    07 October 2001

    The Ducati 998 technical changes

    Engine: The new Testastretta engine is the cornerstone of the 998 range and Ducati’s future sports bike production. It’s an all-new design first shown on the top-of-the-range 996R last year.

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  • Husaberg refines line-up for 2002

    07 October 2001

    Husaberg refines line-up for 2002

    After last year’s all-new range of machines, Husaberg has been busy refining its new designs further.All the new models feature re-designed engine cases, which are stronger and lighter. The electric...

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  • How long must we wait for 2002 bikes?

    07 October 2001

    How long must we wait for 2002 bikes?

    You’ve seen the new bikes of 2002, first on this site. Now you’ll want to know when they will hit a show room near you… and be available to buy.Use our round-up to see when the new bikes will be...

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  • First test and video action of the new 998

    07 October 2001

    First test and video action of the new 998

    The new 998 has a new frame and a new 123bhp Testastretta engine based around the new narrow head Testastretta motor. Here you’ll read our first full test and get the chance to see and hear the bike...

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  • Why the 2002 TDM900 ended up the way it is

    01 October 2001

    Why the 2002 TDM900 ended up the way it is

    This exclusive video interview with the team behind the 2002 TDM900 reveals the new bike is more of a departure from the 850 it replaces than you may have thought.We met up with the head of the design...

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  • Our 996 winner revealed

    01 October 2001

    Our 996 winner revealed

    Barry Simkins is the very chuffed and proud winner of out latest give-away: a blood red Ducati 996.Barry won with a simple answer to a simple WSB question in the competitions section of our site and...

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  • Suzuki to bring in Roberts rep GSX-R600

    01 October 2001

    Suzuki to bring in Roberts rep GSX-R600

    Suzuki says it is " 99 per cent sure " it will import a GSX-R600 with the MoviStar colours of defending World 500GP champion Kenny Roberts.And the good news for those who like the look is...

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  • Longterm BMWR1150R

    01 October 2001

    Longterm BMWR1150R

    A LOT of you guys with sports bikes are going to wince or have a quiet chuckle when I say this, but here goes anyway – panniers kick arse.Yeah, that’s right. They rock. And I’m not talking about the...

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  • Readers

    01 October 2001

    Readers

    Paul Walker, Lewisham, LondonI expected my first ton to be like my first shag. It kinda was - I got there in 20 seconds. But it turned out to be something of an anti-climax too. With 108mph showing on...

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  • Injured Hislop concedes title to Reynolds

    01 October 2001

    Injured Hislop concedes title to Reynolds

    Updated at 7.15pm, Monday, with comment from John Reynolds and Rockingham circuitSTEVE HISLOP has admitted his season is over as a result of the injuries he sustained after crashing at Rockingham on...

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  • 2002 TT will go ahead

    01 October 2001

    2002 TT will go ahead

    News is breaking that the Isle of Man TT will definitely go ahead next year.The news follows rumours that the TT looked like being called off for a second year running because Foot and Mouth is still...

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  • Best value bikes for under £5000

    01 October 2001

    Best value bikes for under £5000

    SOME things can seem more expensive than they really are. Take Ferrero Rocher - nice chocolates that are divvied up at ambassadorial dinner parties, but come Christmas they stack them to the ceiling...

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