2001

Second issue of MCN Sport now in the shops

Second issue of MCN Sport now in the shops

Name the most intense race rivalries ever… Rossi and Biaggi, certainly… but let’s not forget Sheene and Roberts, Rainey and Schwantz or even Walker and Hodgson.,Re-live them all in just one of the...

The babe you rated best

The babe you rated best

BEST BABE MCN girl Vikki, 19, from Cannock, Staffs, was overwhelmingly voted best looking woman at the show by the visitors we asked. VITAL STATS: 34, 25, 34. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT BEING VOTED THE...

How to win with Fantasy Road Racing

How to win with Fantasy Road Racing

If you want a bit of help choosing your MCN Fantasy Road Racing team, David Kitchen is the bloke to ask. He’s just collected his Aprilia RS250 from Jeremy McWilliams, his prize for coming top in our...

What it takes to organise the NEC Show

What it takes to organise the NEC Show

The International Motorcycle show hasn’t always been such a massive event. And it hasn’t always been at the NEC. Back in 1931, when the first show was staged, it was held at London’s Olympia and...

Giant trailies’ sales on the up

Giant trailies’ sales on the up

Giant trailie sales are rising faster than in any other sector of motorcycling, according to the latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association.Registrations of new bikes in the category,...

Add your NEC Show tips today

Add your NEC Show tips today

Our comprehensive guide to the NEC Show will help you get more from it than ever before. And now we’ve started adding your tips, from the people who’ve already been.Together, we’ll point you to the...

World’s first full test of the new TDM900

World’s first full test of the new TDM900

The new TDM900: Suspension and big arches over the wheels say " I’m an off-roader, me. " Deltabox twin-spar chassis and sporty road rubber say " Not really, I’m all about the Tarmac.

Win a PlayStation 2 MX2002 game

If you’ve been to the NEC Show you might have had a go on the PlayStation 2 consoles in the gaming area. We’ve got five copies to give away of the excellent MX2002 motocross game that everybody’s playing on them.Featuring American 250cc Motocross and Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael, Scottish World Championship rider Stephen Sword, and British freestyler Chris Brock, the new game features real...

MAG joins BMF against loud pipes

MAG joins BMF against loud pipes

MAG chief executive Henry Marks says he stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the BMF’s recently announced anti-loud-pipes position.MAG’s support comes as a surprise given that this is the group that...

The fifth group of ten

Peter Bryden, 31, from Haslemere, Surrey, rides a Yamaha R1. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: 1995. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Peter Goddard’s Benelli Tornado race bike on the Carole Nash stand. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: MCN’s Vikki. BEST STAND: MCN. BEST BARGAIN: Haven’t seen any yet.Colin Pope, 37, from Foxton, Cambs, rides a Suzuki Bandit 1200. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: Harley-Davidson...

The eighth group of ten

The eighth group of ten

Andy Corssen, 24, from Skegness, Lincs, rides a Kawasaki ZXR400. FIRST VISIT TO NEC: Today. BEST BIKE AT THE SHOW: MV Agusta F4. BEST-LOOKING WOMAN: The UK supercross girl. BEST STAND: Ducati. BEST...

ZX-12R recalled as nuts crack

ZX-12R recalled as nuts crack

Kawasaki’s ZX-12R has been recalled because the tyre valve nuts could crack.The firm says that could cause a loss of tyre pressure – and it’s urging owners to contact their dealer immediately to...

It’s AKA a motorcycle…

It’s AKA a motorcycle…

The NEC Show features plenty of jaw-dropping models, but few are quite as " stand-out " as this machine from AKA Design. But we want to hear what you think of it.The Hitchin, Herts-based...

Thinking of buying or selling a bike?

Thinking of buying or selling a bike?

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a bike you’ve come to the right site.If you are looking to buy you have access to an unrivalled archive of information combined with enviable contact with...

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

Caesar’s Palace… and a film controversy

NEC Show ticket winners named

NEC Show ticket winners named

The competition was only open for a couple of hours on Friday, but over 300 of you entered, enticed by the chance to win one of 25 pairs of tickets to the NEC Show, which opens this week.Entrants had...

Harris and Rhencullen Special GSX-R1000s

Harris and Rhencullen Special GSX-R1000s

Here’s are two specials you should make time to check out, an awesome GSX-R1000 special on the Harris display in hall 19, stand r34.Subtle paintwork mimics the Barry Sheene bikes of a past era, right...

bikes-uk calls in the receivers

bikes-uk, the country’s second biggest chain of dealers, has gone into receivership.The firm called in receivers Grant Thornton at 9pm last night and staff at the 16 dealerships were told the news this morning. Grant Thornton says the 14 shops around the country will continue trading as normal and that firms have already expressed an interest in buying Bikes-UK as a going concern. Carnell-City has...

Whitham and Plater ride British Superbikes

Whitham and Plater ride British Superbikes

The season’s over. The flags are all packed away. We’ve had another thrilling season of British superbike action, with incredible battles everywhere from rostrum results to the final points, but now...

Strange But True…

Strange But True…

Japan: What? You’re only getting one knee down on each corner? You can’t be trying. Check out our picture. Now look again. There’s only one bloke on that bike, and he’s riding side saddle! This...

Winner of Reynolds’ sliders revealed

Winner of Reynolds’ sliders revealed

We asked for your top biking tips to feature in our Tip of the Day and you responded big time. The promise of John Reynold’s one-off No1 sliders (as worn at the final Donington Park British superbike...

He jumps and…

He jumps and…

Knievel pulls off a couple of stunts… without breaking his body.

Free NEC Show guide with MCN on Wednesday

Free NEC Show guide with MCN on Wednesday

Buy Wednesday’s MCN and you’ll get a free 32-page supplement complete with a focus on the 17 essential new bikes not to miss, other attractions worth planning for and that vital floor plan to help you...

20 bikes stolen from dealer

20 bikes stolen from dealer

A new bike at a price too good to be true? Beware, it could be one of those stolen from MCN Award-winning dealer Colin Appleyard.Twenty bikes were taken from the firm’s West Yorks warehouse on October...

Bikes make women sexier

Bikes make women sexier

A gorgeous girl is a gorgeous girl. But put her on a motorbike and we’re completely sold, according to a new survey from Kawasaki.The poll found half of us find women more attractive if they’re on two...

How I learnt to perform stunts

How I learnt to perform stunts

You’ve had the conversation a thousand times. You walk into work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, head straight to your desk, locker or bench on auto-pilot and almost by reflex you and your colleagues...

He gets knocked down

He gets knocked down

… but he gets up again.

TEAM KAWASAKI ZX-7RR

TEAM KAWASAKI ZX-7RR

£100,000Power and torque Est165bhp 65ftlbWeight, power to weight ratio165kg (361lb), 1.0bhp/kgAcceleration (est) Standing 1/4 mile time, terminal speed9.8s, 154mphTop speed190mphGeometry Rake, trail,...

How to keep your policy low

Shop around:The oldest advice is still the best. Don’t wait until two days before your existing policy expires to start your search for the cheapest quote. Do it now.Get some advanced training:According to the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), more than 80 per cent of British motorcyclists are paying more for insurance than they need to because they don’t have advanced training. That means...

How September 11 could affect your premium

How September 11 could affect your premium

We only have to watch the news to see what impact the events of September 11 have had around the world but we could soon be feeling the effects closer to home in the form of much higher insurance...

Free test rides on ZX-6Rs… and you can win one

Free test rides on ZX-6Rs… and you can win one

Carnell-City is offering free test rides on 2001 ZX-6Rs this weekend (November 10-11). Anyone who takes one will goes in a draw to win an example of the bike, too.And if you fall for its charms on...

What bike tests and features do you want next?

We like to think we know what you want from our bike tests and features. Here’s your chance to put us right and win a unique prize, too.MCN features editor Marc Potter is currently planning his next series of feature and bike test ideas. And he’s ready and willing to listen to your suggestions. The best ones will be developed for inclusion on this website and in MCN the paper.Are there bikes you...

What they thought

What they thought

Jack Wolfendale, 50, from Bolton, Lancs. Rides a Honda FireBlade " I came along because I’ve been riding since I was 16 and I want to try all aspects of motorcycling. Everyone’s been really...

Bike theft report is a let-down

An eagerly awaited report from the National Criminal Intelligence Service on the state of bike theft in the UK was revealed on Wednesday. First impressions suggest it is one hell of a let down.What was fan-fared as a detailed and vital report into bike crime has in fact come to conclusions most of us already knew.One is that most stolen bikes are Japanese. That’s hardly an insight given that the...

Listen to the sound of the Benelli WSB bike

Click one of the options, right, to hear the glorious sound of Marc Potter on board the Benelli superbike.The MOV option plays in Quicktime and the RM option plays on Real Player.

Big crowds

Big crowds

The Ulster GP attracts one of the biggest crowds in UK sport