March

Dark visor consultation opens

Dark visor consultation opens

As promised, the Government has opened up the question of dark visors to public consultation. They say they will take account of all views; so make your voice heard.10,000 people had their say when...

2002 R1, Blade, GSX-R1000 and ZX-9R in video action

2002 R1, Blade, GSX-R1000 and ZX-9R in video action

You’ve read how they compare, in MCN, now see for yourself as we ride them round the challenging Ledenon track in France.Our video clips allow you to see how they perform on the limits and how they...

Strange but true motorcycling tales

Strange but true motorcycling tales

More strange biking stories from around the world.England:The crack motorcycle escort which usually accompanies the Queen had a rather less important job last week – flanking a limo carrying the first...

New dealer joins our online bike stores

New dealer joins our online bike stores

Chiswick Honda is offering to match the price of any UK supplied Honda when you buy online through motorcyclenews.com.They are also offering, nationwide delivery, parts and accessories, finance, two...

Go to Le Mans with Carnell

Go to Le Mans with Carnell

If you fancy a trip to Le Mans, you can now go on Carnell’s works trip. The dealer chain is opening up its annual party to anyone. For £220 you get ferry tickets, accommodation, a support van and race...

Instant smoke screen

Instant smoke screen

Craig Jones ruins some perfectly good rubber

Six days to a giant leap in motorcycling

Six days to a giant leap in motorcycling

We’re more interested than ever before in what you have to say about your life in motorcycling because it’s right at the heart of what we’re doing with the re-launched MCN, in the shops on April...

Join the Southend Shakedown

Join the Southend Shakedown

We’re used to roads to the seaside getting clogged up every Bank Holiday. But it won’t be caravans holding up the traffic on the way to Southend this weekend – instead it’ll be a massive procession of...

Going skiing… in a kilt

Going skiing… in a kilt

Most people wait until it snows…

Voxan deal falls through

Voxan deal falls through

It looks like we won’t be able to buy Voxan V-twins next year as expected. A deal to save the French firm from bankruptcy collapsed when the first instalment of the buyout cash failed to arrive.

EU to limit bike emissions

EU to limit bike emissions

Bikes will be subject to stricter emissions controls from 2003 after the European Commission ratified proposals for lower limits on carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. For 4-stroke engines, the 2003...

Rate your kit, and ours

Rate your kit, and ours

MCN’s Marc Potter rides thousands of miles each year testing the latest bikes to the limit. He needs the right kit. Find out what he chooses and how he rates it in the April 10 issue of MCN.And if...

Mexican wave on a bike

Mexican wave on a bike

Three-up wheelie? There’s hands and legs everywhere…

Piaggio set to be bigger than Suzuki

Piaggio set to be bigger than Suzuki

Europe’s biggest bike firm has just signed a deal which will see it snapping at Suzuki’s heels to become the third largest manufacturer in the world.Scooter giant Piaggio – already owner of Gilera,...

Bigger, best value MCN from April 3

Bigger, best value MCN from April 3

MCN gets 20% more packed pages from our April 3 issue plus a new improved formula.You’ll still get everything you’ve come to expect from MCN – the hottest news, tests, features and sports reports –...

April 3 is coming…

MCN is counting down to a major relaunch on April 3.That issue will come complete with 20 per cent more of what you want, and every issue after it will come with more pages, offering even better value than ever before.We’ll be adding new elements, reacting to the things you tell us you want, and coming up with plenty of surprises.But rest assured, we won’t forget the things you know and love.Our...

The brands of Piaggio

The brands of Piaggio

You probably think of Piaggio purely for its scooters, but no other manufacturer in the world has as many bike-building off-shoots. The deal with MV Agusta means the company, run by Stefano Rosselli...

Can they fix it? No

Can they fix it? No

Mechanics are missing faults when they carry out services on our bikes, according to an undercover survey carried out by MCN sister magazine RiDE.They picked a range of seven dealers from around the...

Harley in Europe’s sights

Harley in Europe’s sights

Harley fans may have to pay more for new bikes because the European Union is targeting the firm as part of a trade war with the U.S. EU bosses have included Harleys on a hit list of American products...

Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

Norwich Union puts ZX-6R in higher group

Kawasaki’s new 636cc ZX-6R has been bumped up one insurance group by Britain’s biggest bike insurer, Norwich Union. The move brings the Kawasaki into line with the likes of Yamaha’s R6 in Group 15,...

Smart replica by 2004

Smart replica by 2004

Ducati’s retro-styled Paul Smart replica won’t go on sale until 2004 – even though it was designed four years ago. Chief designer Pierre Terblanche created the bike, which has never been seen in...

World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

World’s first test: ZZ-R1200

We’ve been riding in France to test the new ZZ-R1200 for the first time.The full test will be published in MCN, out on Wednesday. But here are our first impressions:i. Even the updated engine has a...

Help us boost your event

We want to make MCN’s What’s On section more comprehensive and more relevant to you, bringing you more events in your area that you want to go to. To do it we need your help. If you know of an exciting motorcycle event happening anywhere in the UK that isn’t currently featured in our events guide, please let us know. It can be anything from a rally or show to a regular meeting place at your local...

GSV-R inspires V4 road bike

GSV-R inspires V4 road bike

Suzuki is building a road bike based on its GSV-R MotoGP racer and you’ll be able to buy one in 2004. For the full story, you’ll need to pick up a copy of MCN, out on Wednesday, March 20, this...

MCN announces 2002 BSB sponsorship

MCN announces 2002 BSB sponsorship

WE’RE backing the 2002 British Superbike championship in a sponsorship deal agreed with British MotorSport Promoters (BMP) this morning.MCN’s Adam Duckworth said: " I’m delighted that we’re...

More weirdness from the world of motorcycling

America:Gilbert MacConnell went for a job as a motorcycle cop in West Hartford, Connecticut. He passed the written and oral exams, but fell at the final hurdle when he was arrested for having an unlicensed firearm in his car.Inventive gardeners have incorporated a shiny new Harley into a flower show display. It is the centrepiece of the Philadelphia Show and is surrounded by azaleas and...

Don’t miss your free MCN riding guide

Don’t miss your free MCN riding guide

FREE with the latest issue (March 20) of MCN is our comprehensive guide to better riding. There’s a massive 32 pages dedicated to helping you get the most from yourself and your bike this year.We’ve...

Send us your product reviews

What kit have you got? Does it work? And if not, why not? Tell us how much you paid, where it was from and whether you think it was worth it.We want your reviews of all your riding equipment from the cheapest lid to the priciest boots. We’re trying to build the most comprehensive database of information, so we can help you make informed choices when it comes to spending your money.To submit your...

Join in an Egg Run

Join in an Egg Run

If you are organising an Egg Run (or know someone who is) send in the details and we’ll add them to our Egg Run round-up.See the link, right, for the latest additions, and ones you can join in.If...

Children of the revolution

Children of the revolution

You’ve got a Blade, they’ve got youth. You might have the ability to unlock a front wheel skid at 80. You corner confidently in the wet and you’re probably blasé about 100bhp. No car has passed...

100 of your new reviews added

100 of your new reviews added

WE’VE just added 100 more of your reviews to our product reviews section. Not only will this help you make a more informed choice about your next purchase of kit, but it’s this sort of invaluable user...

Wirral egg run attracts 4500 bikes

Wirral egg run attracts 4500 bikes

The Wirral easter egg run was held on Sunday and Robcbr400rr took these pictures to share the day with you. If you take snaps at an Easter Egg run you attend, send them as a jpeg to...

Anyone for doughnuts?

Anyone for doughnuts?

Fill your face with this lot

Always warm your tyres

Always warm your tyres

If you look at the shareholders of tyre companies worldwide, don’t be surprised to see the name AC Farias on the list.

Here come the fall guys

Here come the fall guys

Another chance to watch the Purple Helmets

Stop messing around Farias

Stop messing around Farias

Bet he couldn’t do a 120mph lap of the Island like that.