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2001 Triumph Sprint RS

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

I don’t normally like to brag, well no more than the next man. But I’ll make an exception in this case. I’m a Lucky b**tard!! I know you don’t want to hear it and you’re likely to dismiss it anyway, but I think I’ve found my ideal bike. Given there are " different strokes " for " different folks " ...

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2001 BMW R1150GS

Anonymous, 01 August 2002 00:00

I am probably the world’s worst bike buyer because I simply can’t make up my mind of what bike to have. In the past I have owned several bikes from R1s to Harleys but still haven’t found the Holy Grail. The problem is whilst I am in the fortunate position of being able to buy any bike up to the ...

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Exclusive first look at Ducati’s new 800SS

Anonymous, 01 July 2002 00:00

In the latest issue of MCN, out July 3, we’ve got world exclusive pictures of one of Ducati’s most important new bike – the 800SS.You can read much more about Ducati’s 888 and see exclusive shots of the factory’s new 999 superbike in the new MCN, out July 3.The 888 is the first bike to debut the new TS engine ...

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Body and brakes

Anonymous, 24 June 2002 00:00

Goodridge brake hoses £36.43 These will reduce sponginess and increase feel. They have a stainless outerbraid and PTFE inner.Ferodo racing compound pads £22.91The makers recommend them for track use and say they can withstand fierce abuse. For the faster rider.Magic Mushrooms £19.99Made from toughened Nylon, they fit in seconds and could save you thousands in a crash.Carbon-look brake and clutch ...

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A beginner’s guide to racing

Anonymous, 17 June 2002 00:00

I’m just about to embark on my first race, but it’s not just a question of turning up with your bike and having a crack as I’ve found out. Here’s a simple guide to what you’ll need if you’d like to have a go as a first-timer.1)Other than a suitable bike, the most obvious thing you’ll need to go racing ...

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Burgman 650 first ride

Anonymous, 10 June 2002 00:00

We’ve just ridden the Burgman 650, Suzuki’s revolutionary big scooter. The 650 debuts Suzuki’s Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (SECVT) a system that gives the rider the choice of either a normal automatic mode, a power mode with a brisker engine map and, uniquely, a manual shift option.You can read the full test of the Burgman 650 in a forthcoming issue ...

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Swop my boat for your bike

Anonymous, 27 May 2002 00:00

Do you fancy swapping two wheels for sea legs? Well, Paul Kingston from Cork in Eire could be just the man to help. He wants to swap his Orkney 520 Cuddy pleasure boat for a Yamaha TDM900, Honda Varadero or Suzuki V-Strom. Kingston told MCN: " My wife bought me the Orkney as a present but since I work with ...

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Suzuki slash the price of SV650

Anonymous, 06 May 2002 00:00

Suzuki’s SV650 is a mega bike, in fact it’s just topped the sales charts as Europes’s best selling bike. But Suzuki wants to spread the message even further – so the company has just cut £350 from the price of the SV650S.The faired version is now £4479 instead of £4799. The Rider Bonus scheme will run from May 8 to ...

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Yamaha Tmax: Long term report

Anonymous, 22 April 2002 00:00

My name is Steve Farrell and I’m a scooter apron wearer.I have visions of myself saying that, standing in front of a room full of people guilty of equally heinous biking fashion crimes, at a support group. " It all started when I bought a big scooter, " I continue. " I thought I could handle the luggage space, unbeatable ...

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More pictures added from MCN Butlins party

Anonymous, 15 April 2002 00:00

Hundreds of like-minded riders made Butlins at Skegness the place to be at the weekend when they joined in the wild times that are the MCN Spring Spectacular.On top of the stunt shows, live bands (including Jamie Whitham’s The Po Boys, Alvin Stardust and Toyah) there was also the entertainment that only drunken motorcyclists can create.Were you the rider who ...

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