August

Official statement

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited and Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, announced an agreement to form a strategic business relationship today in the area of product development, design, engineering, manufacturing of motorcycle and ATV products and purchasing components thereof based on the spirit of reciprocity and equality.The agreement intends to advocate the desire of the parties to make the...

Suzuki GSX-R750

Suzuki GSX-R750

A closer look at a bike Chris Walker should be familiar with.

John Reynolds in his own words

MCN: Will it be WSB then next year?JohnReynolds: Oh, we need to win a British Championship first, and then we'll think about it. I know Ben would like to do a World Series.MCN: JR, What do you think about 1000cc four cylinders joining BSB next year?JohnReynolds: Well, to be honest, I can see it being a one-make series if these bikes are as good as they say they are going to be. The Suzuki is such...

Take a fresh look at our News Features section

Take a fresh look at our News Features section

Chris Walker riding road-going 750s, swingarms demystified, 10 bike meets in one weekend, our video fun and games at Magny-Cours and the latest on warranties as the EU want them, you’ll find it’s all...

New numberplates from Saturday

New numberplates from Saturday

September 1 marks not only a new reg plate, but a whole new system of registration numbers… and most of us haven’t a clue what they mean. So here’s our quick guide.The first two characters are letters...

Suzuki GSX750

Suzuki GSX750

Jack White, Missouri, Suzuki GSX750Top Fuel drag race frame, Home-made seat unit, turbocharged. " I hold five records with an old Triumph but I wanted to go faster so I got hold of this Suzuki...

Watch the video

Watch the video

Hang on for a fast lap of Brands with Karl Harris.

How you want the R1 and R6 to change

How you want the R1 and R6 to change

We’ve been asking Yamaha owners about what they want changed on the R1 and R6.Your verdicts are now being forwarded to Yamaha for the firms product planners to take into account in their future...

Triumph 650

Roosevelt lackey, Michigan, Triumph 650.Partial streamliner calls, custom bodywork, fuel-injected old Triumph twin. I love coming here. It’s one of the wonders of the world. I’m a motorsport guy, and God you’ve got it all here. I’ve owned this bike since the mid-70s and I’ve been rebuilding it for two years. It last raced here in 1981. It runs on nitro and is good for 150mph. "

Kawasaki Z1000

Kawasaki Z1000

Charlie Toy, Oregon, Kawasaki Z1000Turbocharged kawasaki engine, 60-180mph in 4 seconds, Protoys Racing partial streamliner fairing. " I push the rules to the limit. I build my own streamlining...

Chris Walker rides the GSX-R750, MV F4 and the ZX-7R

Chris Walker rides the GSX-R750, MV F4 and the ZX-7R

The silver BMW purrs into the Mallory Park paddock and slots in next to the battered Transit vans of the track day goers. The driver gets out, accompanied by his blonde, supermodel-skinny girlfriend,...

Kawasaki ZX-7R

Kawasaki ZX-7R

Take a closer look at the ZX-7R

Soundfile: Listen to Karl Harris talk about why he wants a GSX-R1000

Soundfile: Listen to Karl Harris talk about why he wants a GSX-R1000

In the latest of our exclusive interviews with the Crescent Suzuki squad, we hook up with Karl Harris as he looks forward to next season. We caught up with him at a full Suzuki test at Brands Hatch...

How it all started

How it all started

The salt flats were named after Captain Benjamin Bonneville a high-ranking soldier in the American army who decided to use his stature to scout land in the then uncharted west. He never actually...

Tell us your story

Tell us your story

We’re looking for your help with three special features destined for pubication on motorcyclenews.com and in MCN.The first is for those of you who spend a lot of time and money fettling, tweaking and...

Watch Karl Harris lap Brands and hear why he wants a GSX-R1000

Watch Karl Harris lap Brands and hear why he wants a GSX-R1000

Come on board with Karl Harris as he canes Crescent Suzuki’s new GSX-R1000 around Brands Hatch Indy circuit. You may have already seen similar machines on track days or on the high street, but we...

Hideous 1000

Hideous 1000

Marc and Charles Hornbrook, Missouri, Hideous 1000Kawasaki ZX-10, Unidentified Yamaha frame, Ugliest bike of the event. " We built this for a $1000. What keeps us coming back? The hope we can...

Jamie Dobb claims "road racers wear ladies underwear"

Jamie Dobb claims "road racers wear ladies underwear"

World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb was in the VIP Lounge in Talk Bikes today, August 30 to answer questions from motorcyclenews.com users. He said that he was disappointed he couldn’t perform...

Ural 650 combination

Ural 650 combination

Fredda Cole, Massachusetts, Ural 650 combinationBlueprinted engine, lightweight sidecar, made in Russia. " The Ural Club decided to see how fast one of these things could go and it developed...

Suzuki GSX-R7/11

Suzuki GSX-R7/11

Chad Church, Colorado, Suzuki GSX-R7/111985 GSX-R750 frame, 1990 GSX-R1100 engine, daily driver. " I ride this bike everyday and bring it here for its holidays. Last year it was all standard...

What the letters and number stand for

Here are how each region will be represented on the new UK registration plates:AA-AN:-Anglia-Peterborough, AO-AU:-Anglia-Norwich, AV-AY:-Anglia-Ipswich, BA-BY:-Birmingham-Birmingham, CA-CO:-Cymru-Cardiff, CP-CV:-Cymru-Swansea, CW-CY:-Cymru-Bangor, DA-DK:-Deeside to Shrewsbury-Chester, DI-DY:-Deeside to Shrewsbury-Shrewsbury, EA-EY:-Essex-Chelmsford, FA-FP:-Forest and Fens-Nottingham, FR-FY:-Forest...

Kawasaki’s official line

Kawasaki released this official statement on the link with Suzuki on ThursdayKawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd and The Suzuki Motor Corporation have announced an agreement to work together on research and development projects.The companies will work together in the future on the development of new models in a variety of categories.The collaboration between Kawasaki and Suzuki signals a growing trend...

Kawasaki issues statement on link with Suzuki

Kawasaki issues statement on link with Suzuki

Updated at 10.45am, Thursday, August 30, 2001Kawasaki has issued an official release explaining how its tie-up with Suzuki will work from its point of view.You can read the statement in full by...

Tweaking for trials success

Tweaking for trials success

What it takes to prep a Gas-Gas for world competition

Bonneville Speed Week

Bonneville Speed Week

Lee Burkey stares out into the white and blue yonder. " The worst thing that can happen is that I fall on my butt " he muses. There are, of course, various degrees of falling on your arse.

Jamie Dobb, in his own words

MCN: Jamie, how does it feel to be a British Champion after we've all gone so long without oneJamieDobb: It's not really sunk in yet. I’ve been trying for so long. It's going to take a little bit of time to sink in. I can probably answer that question better in a few weeksMCN: How come road racers where thick leather suits, and you guys just seem to have sweatshirts on?JamieDobb: The difference...

Reynolds on GPs and why it has to be Doohan over Foggy

Reynolds on GPs and why it has to be Doohan over Foggy

Championship contender John Reynolds spent an hour answering questions in our Talk Bikes chatrooms on Thursday lunchtime and touched on everything from racing advice for beginners to his experience in...

The great Gatso con

The great Gatso con

The statistics bandied about to prove Gatsos save lives, the big excuse used for their ever-growing numbers, are hand-picked and thoroughly mis-leading, our inquiries have revealed.Counties with the...

Here it is… the 2002 R1

Here it is… the 2002 R1

Yamaha’s 2002 R1 will be faster, more powerful and even lighter than the current bike in response to Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 and the challenge of Honda’s revamped 2002 FireBlade.MCN’s exclusive...

First stunning stripdown pictures of Yamaha’s M1

First stunning stripdown pictures of Yamaha’s M1

SOME said it was going to be nothing more than a R1 engine bolted into a 500 GP chassis. But these first stripdown shots of Yamaha’s M1 four-stroke prove that couldn’t be further from the truth. Exact...

Gilera’s big-bore twins to power superbikes… and scooters

Gilera’s big-bore twins to power superbikes… and scooters

Gilera has revealed two new engines, which will provide the basis not only for future V-twin Gileras but Piaggios and Cagivas, too. They will power everything from scooters to superbikes.The two...

Help shape the next generation R1 and R6

Help shape the next generation R1 and R6

Yamaha is asking for your ideas and advice on how the current R1 and R6 should be changed.You can post your feedback on this site in the relevant Talk Bikes boards and we’ll gather it up to deliver to...

First picture of the VB2 twin

First picture of the VB2 twin

Here’s a first look at Boxer’s VB2, the Voxan-powered machine to rival Ducati’s Monster.The Toulouse-built bike will go on show for the first time, officially, at the Parish Show next month. Given the...

First test on Boxer VB1 Sport

First test on Boxer VB1 Sport

If there’s one race that can really appreciate beauty, it’s the French. Look at their women, their art, their fashion, their food and – just to make doubly sure – have another look at their women...

He’s come a long way

He’s come a long way

The Boxer factory was started by a man with a dream. The man is Thierry Henriette, and the dream was to give the public the kind of bikes he liked to build for himself.The 45-year-old had been...

The Blast had everything… except an audience

The Blast had everything… except an audience

The Blast should have been the biggest non-racing motorcycle event this side of the BMF Show but inaccurate weather reports that suggested there would be a deluge and a confusing advertising campaign...