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  • All these first tests coming soon

    25 February 2001

    MCN’S Marc Potter will ride Ducati’s new 996R on Wednesday March 7, becoming one of the first people outside the factory to do so.And we’ll be bringing you his first reactions on that very day.In the next fortnight you can also look forward to the world’s first tests of the Aprilia CapoNord, Kawasaki RZX1200S and ZR7S and Piaggio’s new 500cc super-scooter, the X9.Keep checking back with...

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  • Honed to perfection

    25 February 2001

    Honed to perfection

    HAVING honed and refined the FireBlade over the eight years since its introduction in 1992, Honda entered the new millennium with perhaps its most radical incarnation of the model yet.Although always...

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  • Ducati plans Foggy rep Monster

    25 February 2001

    Ducati plans Foggy rep Monster

    DUCATI bosses in Italy have confirmed they are working on a Monster tribute to four-times WSB champion Carl Fogarty based on the latest S4 version of the bike.It uses a 916cc water-cooled motor making...

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  • 25 February 2001

    INSURANCEThe bike falls into the group 16 category in the UK, which means that certain types of cover in certain parts of the country for some riders isn't available at all from a handful of firms, making shopping around for quotes essential rather than merely advisable.MODEL VARIATIONSWhen buying a ZX-9R, potential purchasers essentially have a choice of two main model types - the pre-1998 "B"...

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  • More Gatso cameras looming

    18 February 2001

    EVERY police force in the country could soon be allowed to use money from speeding fines to pay for thousands more speed cameras. Following similar pilot schemes involving eight police forces around the country, the Association of Chief Police Officers has announced plans to spread the scheme nation-wide. Richard Brunstrom, chief constable of North Wales and ACPO co-ordinator of the scheme, said: ...

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  • There can be only one

    18 February 2001

    There can be only one

    AUSTRALIAN firm Hunwick Harrop has released full details of the Phantom 1500 cruiser. The bike, which is to go on sale over the Internet towards the end of the year, is the first in a range due for...

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  • Triumph’s Daytona gets 147bhp

    18 February 2001

    Triumph’s Daytona gets 147bhp

    A BRITISH-built superbike with the potential to take on the best Japanese and Italian machines is enough to get any rider’s mouth watering. And Triumph reckons its new 955i Daytona is exactly that.

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  • ZX-9R to power new musclebike

    18 February 2001

    ZX-9R to power new musclebike

    KAWASAKI is planning to launch a naked musclebike using a retuned version of the ZX-9R’s 144bhp engine. The 899cc four-cylinder engine could be tweaked to make more torque than the ZX-9R’s formidable...

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  • Have your cake. And eat it

    11 February 2001

    Have your cake. And eat it

    THREE-and-a-half hours ago, this bike was sat in the palm-shaded car park of a Sicilian hotel. Its futuristic, angular lines and silver colourscheme couldn’t have been in starker contrast to the...

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  • Gilera plans September unveiling for 600

    11 February 2001

    Gilera plans September unveiling for 600

    GILERA is expected to unveil a new 600cc sports bike at the Milan Show in September. Italian scooter giant Piaggio, Gilera’s parent company, has confirmed plans to reveal its first big bike since the...

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  • Defy convention

    04 February 2001

    Defy convention

    IT’S not every day you get the chance to ride two new British motorcycles for the first time. And when they’re bikes like this, it’s an even more novel experience. The latest models from...

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  • Don’t call me boring

    04 February 2001

    Don’t call me boring

    THE sound of a race bike at full chat is pretty exciting when you’re stood behind one as it flies past in a race. It’s even better if you manage to wangle your way into the paddock and get behind one...

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  • Kawasaki’s big-bore response

    04 February 2001

    Kawasaki’s big-bore response

    KAWASAKI is working on a tourer which is destined to rival Yamaha’s all-new FJR1300. A new bike, thought to be called the ZZ-R1200, will be 2002’s answer to Yamaha’s 145bhp tourer, which has attracted...

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  • You can’t always get what you want

    28 January 2001

    You can’t always get what you want

    THERE are few things in biking more exclusive than an MV Agusta – apart from a limited-edition MV Agusta. Ever since the firm’s rise from the ashes in 1996 with the launch of the F4S and F4 Gold or ...

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  • Powervalves: the open and shut case

    28 January 2001

    Powervalves: the open and shut case

    IT’S more than a decade since the term EXUP (Exhaust Ultimate Powervalve) entered the bikers’ vocabulary. Back then, most riders knew it was something to do with the exhaust and that it helped power.

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  • A standard R1 just wasn't enough

    28 January 2001

    A standard R1 just wasn't enough

    MODIFIED R1s can be found at every pub meet in the country, but few are as desirable as QB Carbon's Yamaha. More than £12,000 has been lavished on the bike to turn it into the ultimate R1 - and it's...

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  • Suzuki’s biggest brute yet

    28 January 2001

    Suzuki’s biggest brute yet

    THIS is the first picture of the biggest-capacity four-cylinder bike Suzuki has ever made – the new 2001 GSX1400.The photo appears to have been leaked from Suzuki’s own press material, which is due to...

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  • A year’s mileage…in a week

    21 January 2001

    A year’s mileage…in a week

    HINDSIGHT is a marvellous thing. How many times have you bought a bike – or any product for that matter – only to find a glaring fault become noticeable after a few months? Wouldn’t it be great if you...

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  • The scooter with an identity crisis

    01 December 2000

    The scooter with an identity crisis

    IT looks like a scooter, behaves like a motorcycle and has the kind of name you’d associate with a giant-sized hot beverage from a burger joint. Say hello to Yamaha’s Tmax – a new concept in...

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  • Harley tweaks to suit Europe

    01 December 2000

    Harley tweaks to suit Europe

    MOUNT ETNA in Sicily is an active volcano and, at 2000 metres high, it’s also the tallest in Europe.It erupted only last year and almost always has a plume of smoke boldly rising from its crater. So...

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  • Move over Colin, it’s my turn now

    24 November 2000

    Move over Colin, it’s my turn now

    THE rider in front disappears from view. I lean the bike into the chicane before the start-finish straight, feeling the racing wets digging in. The bike boots it out of the first-gear corner, lifting...

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  • Spot the family resemblance

    10 November 2000

    Spot the family resemblance

    PRETEND for a moment you’re a race bike – no, don’t run away, I haven’t gone mad. I just want to try and explain to you how tough a season’s racing is.The chances are you own or have ridden a bike in...

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  • Tuck in, hold on and go flat-out

    03 November 2000

    Tuck in, hold on and go flat-out

    YOU’RE stood at the side of the track. It’s quiet other than the rustle of the wind in the grass. The people around you have all fallen silent in anticipation. Away to your right you hear the familiar...

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  • Semi-automatic for the people

    03 November 2000

    Semi-automatic for the people

    THEY’RE used in World Superbikes and Formula One racing cars, and your road bike could have one in a few years. What are they? Semi-automatic gearboxes, that’s what. We know that Ducati will be using...

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  • A bike is only as fast as its rider

    01 November 2000

    A bike is only as fast as its rider

    THERE’S an orange bike, a red bike, a purple bike, a green bike and, of course, a blue and white bike. They’re all parked up on paddock stands with mechanics milling around them, fitting tyre warmers...

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