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  • Aprilia launches new range of clothing

    09 September 2001

    Aprilia launches new range of clothing

    Aprilia has launched its 2002 clothing range, aimed at showing how leisure style is going hand-in-hand with technical biking gear.UK based after-sales manager Massimo Granata said, " In Italy,...

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  • BMF Tail End show on this weekend

    09 September 2001

    BMF Tail End show on this weekend

    The BMF Tail End Show is so called because it’s supposed to mark the end of the biking season, when long, summer days merge into the fresher weather of autumn. But judging by the masses of metal in...

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  • Colin Edwards in his own words

    09 September 2001

    Bagus: Hi Colin, Have you tried the new Honda V5? Good bad, or indifferent?ColinEdwards: Yes I've tried it and the spec that I've tried was, I'm sure over 210 horsepower and it was pretty unbelievable. It's not completely ready it still needs a bit of work but it is a good starting point.Raysmith: Would you ever consider investing in constructing a WSB quality track in Texas? I live in LA and I...

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  • Does size matter?

    09 September 2001

    Does size matter?

    Raw power or being light on your feet? It’s an age old debate we hope to settle with a test involving an RS250, GSX-R600, ZX-7R, R1 and RSV-R.Get chatting to racers and you’ll hear expressions like: ...

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  • MCN Video magazine

    09 September 2001

    MCN Video magazine

    MCN’s latest magazine comes out this Friday, complete with a free video.This first edition of MCN Video focuses exclusively on Ducatis.As well as the 24-page glossy magazine, you also get 30 minute...

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  • Deacon funeral date set

    09 September 2001

    Deacon funeral date set

    THE funeral date of the late John Deacon has finally been confirmed, the laying to rest of the popular off-road star taking place next Monday.Deacon was killed five weeks ago in the Masters Rallye in...

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  • First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    09 September 2001

    First pictures of the 2002 V-TEC VFR800

    Virtually nothing has been carried over unchanged from the current VFR800 to the new 2002 machine. The chassis, styling and engine are all new – with an unprecedented level of flexibility to allow the...

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  • 2002 Hondas

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we know about the 2002 Hondas, including official pictures. Check the links, right.

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  • Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Fazer 600 updated for 2002

    The 2002 Fazer 600 will benefit from a host of changes inspired by the arrival of the 1000cc version.The smaller bike will get the shapely front fairing from its sibling – complete with more powerful...

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  • 2002 Triumphs

    09 September 2001

    Here’s what we have so far of Triumph’s line-up for 2002. Check the links, right.

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  • First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    09 September 2001

    First test on Triumph Bonneville America

    AMERICA is the spiritual home of the cruiser, and the scene of one of the most important new launches in Triumph’s recent history, the aptly named Bonneville America.Make no mistake, this machine was...

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  • Other Hondas for 2002

    09 September 2001

    Other Hondas for 2002

    Here’s our collection of the other new Hondas for 2002. They include the new CR250, F6C, Foresight, Transalp, Shadow and Africa Twin.

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  • BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

    09 September 2001

    BMW launches R1150GS Adventure

    BMW’s tough R1150GS is being made even more ready to take on the world. The new Adventure version comes complete with all you need to tackle long distances on almost any terrain.It has new "...

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  • First pictures of the VTR1000 SP-2

    09 September 2001

    First pictures of the VTR1000 SP-2

    The SP-1 was already hard to fault but the firm has used what it’s learnt from a year of racing it in WSB to make the SP-2 faster and more powerful.The handling – already near perfect on the SP-1 –...

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  • First picture of all-new Pan emerges

    09 September 2001

    First picture of all-new Pan emerges

    Honda’s Pan European has been through a major revamp for 2002 with completely new bodywork and, we believe, a larger capacity engine.Details are sketchy at this stage, but we have at least got a first...

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  • 2002… the others

    09 September 2001

    If it ain’t from the big four Japanese manufacturers and it ain’t from Triumph, Germany, Italy, or America, you’ll find it in the links, right.

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  • First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

    09 September 2001

    First official pictures of the 2002 Blade

    As spyshots revealed on motorcyclenews.com in June, the FireBlade has undergone a visual makeover for 2002 which includes a host of other components have been altered to make this the sharpest Blade...

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  • What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

    09 September 2001

    What the big-bore 2002 ZX-6R could be like

    Kawasaki’s 2002 ZX-6R will have a capacity of 636cc. They aren’t the first to create a bigger-bore version of the 6R. So we thought we’d try a tuner’s version to see how the new stock bike might...

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  • 2002 Deauville gets linked brakes

    09 September 2001

    2002 Deauville gets linked brakes

    Honda’s 650cc Deauville is getting linked brakes for 2002.The firm’s Combined Braking System has been used in the past on the firm’s VFR800, Pan-European and Super-Blackbird. Now the Deauville, by far...

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  • New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

    09 September 2001

    New firm GluGlu gives us dirt-track style

    Japan is being swept by dirt-track mania, and here’s the cash-in from new firm GluGlu.Taking their styling cues from the all-American XR750 flat-track racer, and popular 70’s colour schemes,...

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  • XJR1300 loses weight and gains grunt

    09 September 2001

    XJR1300 loses weight and gains grunt

    The 2002 Yamaha XJR1300 weighs 6kg (13lb) less than the current model and, thanks to larger carbs and a new exhaust system, torque is up from 73.8ftlb to 79ftlb.The reduction to 224kg (493lb) is aided...

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  • All-new 1260cc Pan is here

    09 September 2001

    All-new 1260cc Pan is here

    It took 10 years, but Honda has finally updated the popular ST1100 Pan European. And this is no facelift – it’s a whole new bike from the wheels up.Even the name has changed – it’s now called the STX.

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  • First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

    09 September 2001

    First test on Gas Gas Supermotard

    In town it’s quick enough to blow anything away, it’s tall enough to see over cars, it’ll cope on back roads but the urban environment is where it’s at.This is a Gas Gas, built by the men famous for...

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  • First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

    09 September 2001

    First official pictures of CB900 Hornet

    HONDA’S all-new CB900 Hornet F will make 110bhp and boast 67ftlb of torque when it reaches dealers.We first revealed the 600cc Hornet’s bigger brother in July but now more technical details have come...

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