July

Tax dodgers face roadside clamp

Tax dodgers face roadside clamp

Riders in the north of England could be in for a nasty shock if their bike has no road tax. Lancashire police is piloting a scheme to clamp any untaxed bikes on the spot.From July 29 anyone caught by...

R1 "jacked" in London

R1 "jacked" in London

Police are appealing for witnesses after a rider had his Yamaha R1 " jacked " in North London.The rider was on the A41 Finchley Road, NW2 on July 24 when two other R1s, both black and...

Fancy a ride-out this Sunday?

Fancy a ride-out this Sunday?

Bill Giles has promised sunshine, rather than rain, by the bucket this Sunday, August 4, so instead of hoovering the lawn, make your excuses and get out to one of the ride-outs being organised by...

Bulldog bash line-up gets BRMC

Bulldog bash line-up gets BRMC

Top indie band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has just been confirmed on the line-up for this year’s Bulldog Bash.They’re playing on the Friday evening, along with headliners The Pretenders and Three...

Update: Congestion charging gets go-ahead

Update: Congestion charging gets go-ahead

A challenge in the High Court to the Mayor of London’s decision to implement congestion charges in London has failed.A judge rejected Westminster Council’s argument that the controversial scheme would...

Join BMW (and the SAS) for a skills course

Join BMW (and the SAS) for a skills course

In order to build up their skills at tackling mile after mile of rugged terrain, the SAS have…mile after mile of rugged terrain. Which is why it’s such a coup for BMW to be able to run its exclusive...

Your Brands WSB weekend…

Your Brands WSB weekend…

More than 126,000 of us baked slowly in the Kent sunshine over Sunday’s World Superbike round at Brands Hatch. Were you one of them? Why not tell us about it? Here’s what some MORE people made of...

Industry open day for kids at NEC Show

Industry open day for kids at NEC Show

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCI) is issuing an invitation to schools nationwide to take part in Youth Day 2002.The event is taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on...

Relive those Brands moments with MCN

Relive those Brands moments with MCN

In the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday July 31, you can relive all your Brands moments with our 16-page special and be the first to read the hottest WSB news.We can exclusively reveal who has been...

World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

World exclusive: 2003 ZX-6R snapped

In the latest issue of MCN we’ve got the pictures Kawasaki would rather you didn’t see – exclusive spy shots of its 2003 ZX-6RFor more details, analysis and the picture in full, along with details of...

Do more speed cameras mean more danger?

Do more speed cameras mean more danger?

The wreckage of a mangled car lies strewn across a major road, the flashing blue lights of emergency vehicles reflected eerily inside its disembowelled remains in a sea of shattered glass, metal and...

Speeding let off for Prince

Speeding let off for Prince

Prince Andrew was stopped for driving his Land Rover at 60mph in a 40mph limit, The Sun newspaper reports.He was stopped by a radar trap on Heathrow Road, near Heathrow Airport, as he rushed to catch...

DVLA want tax discs on numberplates

DVLA want tax discs on numberplates

The DVLA are considering their options after it found that nearly a quarter of bikes on the road are untaxed.One option is to bring in Euro-style numberplates. They have more space at the side where...

Free Brands WSB preview with MCN

Free Brands WSB preview with MCN

Don’t miss this week’s MCN because we’re giving away a free 12-page supplement filled with all you need to know to make the most of the summer festival that is the Brands Hatch WSB meeting.And if any...

Join Hodgson and Hislop for a trackday

Join Hodgson and Hislop for a trackday

If you’ve ever wondered how to ride like the stars, the Superbike Stars Track Day at Mallory Park is the answer. It takes place on Thursday August 1, and WSB star Neil Hodgson and BSB stars Steve...

First official pictures of new KTM

First official pictures of new KTM

This is the first official picture, leaked from a factory insider, of a production version of KTM’s LC8 Adventure. It's believed a factory rider has taken this particular machine on a final...

24 hour Mots and servicing

24 hour Mots and servicing

If, like most people, you’ve ever struggled to get your bike serviced because you just couldn’t get time off, a garage open 24 hours a day sounds like a dream. That’s exactly what East-London based...

All these people are cashing in

Gordon Brown: The Chancellor and his predecessors have benefited to the tune of £195m since the Gatso appeared. That’s the cost of a large hospital or another 6000 police officers. Serco PLC: Installs and maintains 90 per cent of the UK’s cameras. At one point its share performance out-performed the stock market by more than 200,000 per cent. £40m profit last year. Truvelo: The firm which makes...

For Gatsos, and against them

Cathy Keeler, Policy Manager, road safety campaign group Brake:Speeding is endemic within British society. According to a national survey conducted by us, four out of 10 drivers break the speed limit in urban areas and over half break the limit outside these areas. Experts agree that better compliance to speed limits would help cut the numbers of accidents. Speed cameras are one measure that’s...

10 Gatso get-offs: True or false?

Two riders contrasting opinions

‘I run Gatsos down!’ " Gatsos just get on my tits. That’s all there is to it, " says Britain’s one-man camera demolition squad. This guy, who wants to be called Rider A for obvious reasons, hates Gatsos as much as the rest of us. But he’s done something extreme about it. He says: " When they first started coming on to the roads in big numbers – when I worked as a late-night...

Sussex thief poses as buyer

If you’re selling a superbike, take extreme care if a Grant Mitchell lookalike comes to view it.A Sussex-based thief has been leaving stolen bikes as security while taking sellers’ machines for a test ride and then doing a runner with their bike.Sussex Police say he is aged between 30 and 35, 5ft 11ins tall and of stocky build with cropped blond hair. One witness came up with the likeness to...

Games doc gets R1 for gold medal service

The Commonwealth Games kick off on Thursday July 25, and one of the most important members of the British team will be relying on her Yamaha R1.Medic Denise O’Hanlon has strapped her doctor’s bag to the back of her bike for the duration of the games. " I’m on call for the whole week, " she told MCN, " and I’ll be needed at the training grounds, the athlete’s village and the...

First look at radical FP1 road bike engine

First look at radical FP1 road bike engine

The first pictures of the radical new engine for the FP1 road bike have been released. It marks a big departure from the original race engine, and none of its 380 components are common to its parent...

Buell unleashing Firebolt-based streetfighter

Buell unleashing Firebolt-based streetfighter

Buell is unleashing a streetfighter based on the radical XB9R Firebolt. Named the XB9S Lighting, it aims to combine the handling of the Firebolt with the aggressive looks of the original 1995...

ZZ-R1200 owner gathering this Sunday

ZZ-R1200 owner gathering this Sunday

Got a ZZ-R1200? Would you like to meet up with a load of other owners of the same bike?You’ll want to join in our MCN ZZ-R1200 owner gathering, then, due for July 21. It’s on Sunday and starts from...

Let-off for villager who forced rider to crash

Let-off for villager who forced rider to crash

A bike-hating Sussex villager has pleaded guilty to forcing a rider to crash – by swinging a wooden plank at him.But he only got 40 hours community service and an order to pay rider Ian Wallis £550 in...

Raging fires force rally to cancel

Raging fires force rally to cancel

Wild fires raging across the US have led to the cancellation of the Four Corners rally, held annually on Labor Day weekend for the last nine years.The rally is in South West Colorado, an area...

999: First official pictures

999: First official pictures

Get hold of today’s MCN and you’ll get your best look yet at the first official pictures of Ducati’s new superbike, the 999. And later today on motorcyclenews.com, we’ll bring you our world exclusive...

M4 bus lane to open to bikes

The M4 bus lane on the section near Chiswick will open to motorcycles from July 23.The Government’s Highways Agency has given the all clear and the move has been welcomed by the Motorcycle Industry Association.A spokesman said: " Allowing bikers to use the bus lane is a sensible way of alleviating congestion at peak times and keeping riders safe. " We hope the Highways Agency will...

F6C goes 1800cc

F6C goes 1800cc

Honda are expected to revamp the F6C cruiser with the same 1800cc engine and the new Goldwing, as well as the Wing’s aluminium beam frame, plus styling influenced by Honda’s " concept " ...

Charges dropped against casino shootout Hells Angel

Charges dropped against casino shootout Hells Angel

Almost three months after the casino shootout between rival Hells Angels and Mongols gang members in Las Vegas, the only gang member to have been arrested and charged is now a free man again.Hells...

BMW reveals luxury cruiser

BMW reveals luxury cruiser

BMW has released first official pictures of the new R1200 CL Luxury Cruiser model, which will be unveiled at the Munich show in September. It will join BMW’s line-up from this autumn.Based on the ...

New MV F5 spotted

New MV F5 spotted

The 1000cc MV Agusta F5 has been revamped and made even quicker ready for its launch in September.You can read about the MV Agusta F5 in more detail in the July 10 issue of MCN. We caught the bike,...

BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

BMW offers just 25 Boxer Cup reps

BMW has finally launched the limited edition R1100 S Boxer Cup Replica, first revealed as a prototype in MCN earlier this year.The bike mirrors that campaigned by Team BMW Motorrad GB in this year's...

Ducati 999 world launch: You ask the questions

Ducati 999 world launch: You ask the questions

We’re going to the world launch of Ducati’s new 999, and we want to put your questions to the people responsible for the bike.We’ll be speaking with all the people involved, including the designer...