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Bike News (November 2002)

  • Make the most of the winter

    25 November 2002

    Make the most of the winter

    Winter? What winter? In the latest issue of MCN we’ve got a four-page special on how to make the most of the post-season.There’s top tips on how to get the very best from the roads, top winter kit to...

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  • Put your questions to Z1000 designers

    25 November 2002

    Put your questions to Z1000 designers

    Here’s your chance to grill the designers of 2003’s wildest bike.MCN’s Marc Potter is heading off to Japan this weekend for a chat with the brains behind Kawasaki’s Z1000. If you’ve got any questions...

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  • Floods force MV to close

    25 November 2002

    Floods force MV to close

    Workers had just returned the MV Agusta factory after a lay-off of several months, when heavy rain in Italy has caused Lake Varese to burst its banks and forced them out again.The local fire...

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  • Police alert over camera firebomb

    25 November 2002

    Police alert over camera firebomb

    Police have launched a nationwide alert after a home made explosive was found strapped to a speed camera in Staffordshire.Officers were called by maintenance workers, who had removed the device from a...

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  • Have you ever beaten a race legend?

    25 November 2002

    Have you ever beaten a race legend?

    Can you boast of beating a British champion? Or do any of your friends bore you with tales of old racing careers in which they mixed it with a rider who went on to become a legend? We’re looking for...

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  • Tell us about your NEC Show

    25 November 2002

    Tell us about your NEC Show

    So that’s it – Show’s over for another year. Nearly 200,000 of us made the trip to the NEC in Birmingham to pour over the sex metal and pick up some tidy bargains. Was it worth it? We’d like to hear...

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  • Tell us your bike test horrors

    25 November 2002

    Tell us your bike test horrors

    Did you crash on your test? Or run over a dog, and then crash? Or perhaps you got off the bike at the end of a perfect test... and forgot to put the sidestand down.We're putting together a feature...

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  • Design your dream Ducati

    25 November 2002

    Design your dream Ducati

    Think you can improve on the 999? Well, Ducati is going to give you the chance to prove it. The Italian firm has just launched a competition inviting visions for its future designs. It is open to...

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  • Community relents over bikes

    25 November 2002

    Community relents over bikes

    If you think there’s an anti-bike prejudice in this country, spare a thought for riders in The Woods community, Jacksonville, Florida. Local law prevents them riding on private roads. Even if they...

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  • Don’t miss our sports tyre special

    25 November 2002

    Don’t miss our sports tyre special

    Sports tyres. Just the thing for sunny trackdays when the Tarmac is sizzling - but they’re lousy in the wet, right? Wrong. In the latest issue of MCN, out November 27 we’ve got an examination of the...

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  • The 2002 Unsung Hero winner announced

    25 November 2002 by MCN News

    The 2002 Unsung Hero winner announced

    We have picked a winner in our 2002 Unsung Heroes competition. The prize was awarded on the grounds that the bloke in the story is exactly the person who deserves a little recognition and a big thank...

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  • 2002 Unsung Heroes

    25 November 2002 by MCN News

    2002 Unsung Heroes

    We’ve just added more of nominations for the 2002 Unsung Heroes – the forum for you to publicly thank the people who’ve bailed you out. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 29, 2002. From...

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  • Win a £299 Bike Guard alert system

    25 November 2002

    Win a £299 Bike Guard alert system

    We’ve got a fantastic prize to give away in our Christmas competition, which starts today. Answer a simple question and you could have an MST Bike Guard alert system worth £299 fitted to your bike.The...

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  • It’s the Dirt Rider Expo this weekend

    25 November 2002

    It’s the Dirt Rider Expo this weekend

    If you’re into off-road then you won’t want to miss the 2002 Dirt Rider Expo. It from November 28 – December 1 at the Stoneleigh Park Exhibition Centre, Coventry.The Expo is the biggest event of its...

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  • Calling all Ducati 749 owners…

    18 November 2002

    Calling all Ducati 749 owners…

    Have you got a Ducati 749? If you’re one of the UK’s lucky owners MCN would like to hear from you for a forthcoming feature.Drop us a line, by either calling Stefan Bartlett, our Road Test Editor, on:...

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  • Feel the need for speed special

    18 November 2002

    Feel the need for speed special

    In the latest issue of MCN, out November 20, there’s a speed special. The very, very fastest, quickest and hottest bikes in Britain – and what they’re like to ride.Tuck in for a blast on the UK’s...

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  • Nominate your unsung hero

    18 November 2002

    Nominate your unsung hero

    The mate who gives up his time to spanner for you at races. The bloke down the road who lent you his bike while yours was knackered. The partner who bravely lets you use the living room as a garage.

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  • Send us your C90 stories

    18 November 2002

    Send us your C90 stories

    Have you ever owned or ridden a Honda C90? MCN is planning a feature on the world’s best-selling bike and we want your stories.If you reckon you’ve ridden this fable bike the furthest, the fastest,...

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  • Road tolls bear down on Londoners

    18 November 2002

    Road tolls bear down on Londoners

    With congestion charging just weeks away, Londoners could be forgiven for thinking the government would take it easy on them. But a new report recommends imposing tolls on roads near the capital would...

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  • Don’t miss your 2003 MCN calendar

    18 November 2002

    Don’t miss your 2003 MCN calendar

    Fill your year with some of the greatest road and race action shots ever, when you buy the 2003 MCN calendar.Shot by our award-winning snapper Howard Boylan, you can pick up this fantastic collection...

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  • The new Triumph Daytona 600

    18 November 2002

    The new Triumph Daytona 600

    Now the hype is made metal. The stunning Triumph Daytona 600, exclusively revealed by MCN in April, has just had its public unveiling at the NEC Show. In the latest issue of MCN, out November 20, we...

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  • Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

    18 November 2002

    Don’t miss the new MCN Sport

    So that was the year that was. It saw the triumphant return of the four-strokes to Grand Prix, a titanic struggle for supremacy in World Superbikes and a British champion who proved age is no barrier...

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  • Police pressure to hide cameras

    18 November 2002

    Police pressure to hide cameras

    Two top traffic officers have spoken out against high-visibility speed cameras. Inspector John Williams, from the Stockport constabulary, believes that brightly painted cameras are causing accidents...

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  • DanT’s little accident

    18 November 2002

    DanT’s little accident

    Oh dear. This is what’s left of our long-term Suzuki V-Strom after motorcyclenews.com editorial assistant Dan Thornton used it to pop home at lunchtime.Dan was taken to hospital but, apart from a few...

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  • Updated Monday: Your Unsung Heroes

    18 November 2002

    Updated Monday: Your Unsung Heroes

    We’ve just added more of nominations for your Unsung Heroes – the forum for you to publicly thank the people who’ve bailed you out. We’ll be announcing the first winners of our free Knox kit, worth...

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  • National survey to promote biking

    11 November 2002

    National survey to promote biking

    Here’s your chance to help the government understand how bikes aid traffic congestion and the environment.The national survey is the work of Alan Tilly, the author of the ‘Sandwell Strategy for...

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  • Safety vests from bull experts

    11 November 2002

    Safety vests from bull experts

    If tankslappers make you feel more like a rodeo rider than a bike rider, these two armoured vests could be just the job.No Bull make protective vests used and endorsed by members of the Professional...

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  • Updated: News and views from the NEC

    11 November 2002

    Updated: News and views from the NEC

    With launches, bargains, racers and babes, the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show is one of biggest events of the year for motorcycling in the UK.You’ll find news on two big launches and the...

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  • Ducati wins design trophy

    11 November 2002

    Ducati wins design trophy

    Ducati have won the 2002 Motorcycle Design Trophy for the 749/999. The Motorcycle Design Awards are given annually to the most outstanding designs, with four categories and the Trophy for best...

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  • We ride Rossi’s RCV…and Edwards SP-2

    11 November 2002

    We ride Rossi’s RCV…and Edwards SP-2

    Honda hasn’t had a bad year. Its bikes have powered exquisitely talented riders to both the MotoGP and WSB titles. In the latest MCN, out November 12, we answer the burning question: What are...

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  • See the ZX-6R video here

    11 November 2002

    See the ZX-6R video here

    Click on the links on the right to see our exclusive, behind the screen videos of the 2003 ZX-6R.They are in Quicktime (.mov) format only, and you’ll need to watch all four for the surprise at the...

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  • Philadelphia cops crack down on toy run

    11 November 2002

    Philadelphia cops crack down on toy run

    If you worry about police clamping down on motorcyclists in the UK, then spare a thought for bikers in America.Members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club are already suing Philadelphia police with a...

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  • World’s Biggest Liar rides wooden bike

    11 November 2002

    A biking tale won George Kemp the title ‘World’s Biggest Liar’. Apparently George took victory on a bike made from balsa wood. He only made it with advice from racing driver Nigel Mansell, who was out walking his dog on the course.George won £25, a tie, and the competition trophy until next years competition at the Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge. Have you got any unbelievable biking tales, or could you...

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  • Suzuki cuts prices for 2003

    11 November 2002

    Suzuki cuts prices for 2003

    Fancy saving £700 on a new GSX-R750, or £600 on a new GSX-R600? If so, you’ll be glad to hear Suzuki will cut the prices on eight of its most popular models for 2003.The cuts were revealed at Suzuki’s...

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  • Bennetts campaign to cut bike thefts

    11 November 2002

    Bennetts campaign to cut bike thefts

    Bennetts insurers aim to cut motorcycle thefts with their ‘Stop the Stripping!’ campaign.It aims to persuade bike manufacturers to mark individual parts during new bike registration, making it harder...

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