August

MCN needs new riders

MCN needs new riders

Just passed your test? MCN is looking for two newly qualified riders, ideally one male and one female, to come and join us for a road test next Wednesday, September 4.To be able to volunteer, you’ll...

Hone your skills on an MCN trackday

Hone your skills on an MCN trackday

What’s the best way to hone your riding skills in a safe environment? Simple – an MCN trackday.You don’t need the latest sports tackle and you don’t need to get your knee down at every corner (though...

Guess dpc’s mileage and win a prize

Guess dpc’s mileage and win a prize

MCN’s David Cushman, or dpc to give him his motorcyclenews.com user name, has just completed a trip through Scotland on his long-term Kawasaki ZZ-R1200. We’ve got a fantastic Furygan TXR jacket worth...

Join BMW for a Spanish expedition

Join BMW for a Spanish expedition

How do you fancy shaking off the autumnal blues (well, mostly greys) with a five-day tour of Southern Spain?BMW is running two of these getaways this October. The whole package lasts seven days, with...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a bike

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a bike

This is Kenny Bartram flying high at the recent X-Games in Philadelphia, performing a " Rock Solid " 40ft in the air. Check out the rest of our stunning pictures from the event dubbed ...

Free guide to sort your suspension

Free guide to sort your suspension

In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, there’s a FREE 16-page guide to sorting your bike’s suspension.There’s barely a rider on the planet who couldn’t benefit from a custom fit set-up. What suits...

Access charges threaten top bike meet

Access charges threaten top bike meet

Derbyshire’s councillors are considering introducing " access charges " in the National Park – the home of one of Britain’s most famous bike meets, Matlock Bath.Under Steve Cannon,...

Grass on your dodgy roads

Grass on your dodgy roads

Warwickshire police is piloting a scheme to make the roads safer – and it wants your help.It is part of the force’s " Bikesafe " initiative. They’ve had 1000 cards printed, specifically...

Roberts backs Sheene to beat cancer

Roberts backs Sheene to beat cancer

Barry Sheene’s old rival Kenny Roberts has backed the British star to win his battle against stomach and oesophagus cancer.Former world champion Roberts spoke to MCN from Brno, where his Proton-backed...

Roadside eyesight tests urged

Roadside eyesight tests urged

" Sorry mate, I didn’t see you " is a phrase we’re all too used to hearing – but if top cops get their way it could be a thing of the past. They are calling for the introduction of roadside...

MCN competition correction

The August 28 issue of MCN has an incorrect fax number printed for entries to a competition to win a Blata Minimoto.Please fax your entries to our regular number, 01733-468028, instead of the one on page 21 of the paper.

Catch the MCN Stunt Show in Wales

Catch the MCN Stunt Show in Wales

The MCN Stunt Roadshow will be at the annual Knighton Show and Carnival in Powys, Wales this Saturday, August 31.Freestyle motocross riders Jamie Squibb, Gary Taylor and Shawn Vukdik will be leaping...

Too many Indians

Too many Indians

Indian Motorcycles faces a legal battle with American baseball team the Cleveland Indians.The two sides are arguing over the use of the " Indian " script logo. The Cleveland Indians claim...

Kawasaki revives the Z1000

Kawasaki revives the Z1000

Inside the latest issue off MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first in-the-metal pictures of Kawasaki’s new muscle bike, the Z1000.The Z1000 name is a nod to Kawasaki’s classic 70s machine, but...

World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6

In the latest issue of MCN, out August 28, we’ve got the first official shots of Kawasaki’s stunning new ZX-6, the machine that’s already staking its claim as the hot bike for 2003.Kawasaki’s...

AA and RAC oppose phone ban

AA and RAC oppose phone ban

Two of Britain’s leading motoring organisations have come out against the complete ban on mobile phone use behind the wheel currently being considered by the Government.The AA argues that there are...

Camera survey highlights safety doubts

Camera survey highlights safety doubts

A new survey appears to cast doubt on the Government’s claims that speed cameras are situated only on accident blackspots.It was carried out on by Autocar magazine and Morpheus, manufacturers of the...

Last chance to spot dpc on tour

Last chance to spot dpc on tour

MCN’s David Cushman is heading south now, after spending most of the week in Scotland. If you can spot him on his silver Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 you could be in line for a prize.Cushman (user name dpc on...

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Tuesday

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Tuesday

WHERE is MCN’s David Cushman today? He’s touring Scotland on his ZZ-R1200 and if you spot him you could be in with a chance of a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent...

Barry Sheene diagnosed with cancer

Barry Sheene diagnosed with cancer

Barry Sheene has been diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and stomach it has been announced.Although tired, the two times world 500cc champion is in reasonable spirits. He told MCN this morning: ...

Honda offers update for ‘sensitive’ Blade

Honda offers update for ‘sensitive’ Blade

Honda is responding to what it says is a handful of complaints about its 2002 FireBlade’s sensitive steering, with a " product update " .It’s not a safety recall, you don’t have to have the...

Top pop band for NEC Youth Day

Top pop band for NEC Youth Day

Top popsters Liberty X will be making a special appearance at this year’s Youth Day at the NEC Show on November 21.Organiser Anna Rogers says getting the band was a real scoop because they are so...

Down the aisle, biker-style

Down the aisle, biker-style

How about this for arriving at your wedding in style? Bride Ann Ramsden arrived at her wedding to Kevin Selvey on her Kawasaki ZXR400 followed by her five minimoto riding bridesmaids. The service was...

Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

MCN Sport magazine is a heady stew of life, death, sex and immortality for race fans. In this fantastic fifth issue, out August 23, we've taken three top racers to see two psychologists to find out...

Rumours of Ducati sale start

Rumours of Ducati sale start

The future of Ducati could be put in jeopardy if rumours of a pull-out by parent company Texas Pacific Group prove true.The BBC is reporting that the Texas Pacific Group is looking for buyers for its...

Brolly babe special is coming

We’ve busy collecting the finest brolly babes in the world for a one-off special FREE with the September 4 issue of MCN.If you can’t wait ‘til then here’s just a small selection of the kind of fine lay-deez lined up to decorate our eight-page giveaway.And over the following weeks there’ll be four more FREE supplements, guaranteed to deliver the best of biking. The first, given away with the...

Guzzi goes Techno

Guzzi goes Techno

In the latest issue of MCN, out August 21,we’ve got the first pictures of Moto Guzzi’s wicked Technocustom prototype. The new design is a giant leap forward for the Italian factory, better known for...

And the bike review winner is…

And the bike review winner is…

After sifting through the hundred of votes in our bike review competition we have a winner. It was by no means an easy victory, just 10 votes separated him from second place.So congratulations to...

Cross the Sahara for charity

Cross the Sahara for charity

Do you like beach holidays and biking? Yes? Then why not combine the two with a trans-Saharan trek to raise cash for a deserving charity.Mungo Williams is looking for another eight riders to join him...

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Thursday

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Thursday

JUST two days left to spot MCN’s David Cushman on tour. Pull it off and you could win a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent stops, hand over your name, address and...

Join the GP Golden Age Revival

Join the GP Golden Age Revival

There’s a unique opportunity to relive the " Golden Age " this September when former 500cc world champions Freddie Spencer and Wayne Gardner clash in the Goodwood Revival’s Lennox Cup...

Ducati sale rumours continue

Ducati sale rumours continue

Rumours of an imminent sale of its Ducati shareholding are continuing to dog Texas Pacific Group (TPG).Market watcher Bloomberg.com is carrying a story from Italian broadsheet Borsa & Finanza that...

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Wednesday

Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Wednesday

JUST two days left to spot MCN’s David Cushman on tour. Pull it off and you could win a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent stops, hand over your name, address and...

Updated: Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Monday

Updated: Spot ‘dpc’ on tour on Monday

KEEP an eye out for MCN’s David Cushman today. He’s on tour through the UK and if you spot him you could be in with a chance of a great prize.All you have to do is go up to him at one of his frequent...

KTM suffers supermoto famine

KTM suffers supermoto famine

KTM has run out of supermotos. " Demand has been going through the roof, " said the UK importer’s Amanda Harmon. " We won’t be getting any more until mid-October. " Some...

Phoning and driving could be outlawed

Phoning and driving could be outlawed

The Government is about to begin a 12-week consultation period that could see drivers banned from using mobile phones behind the wheel.From August 20, the Department of Transport, together with...