October

Most drivers back mobile ban

Most drivers back mobile ban

A new survey by motorists group the RAC reveals more that more than 90 per cent of drivers would support a ban on the use of mobiles behind the wheel.Click on the link on the right to have your...

Norwegians steer a Superbike course

Norwegians steer a Superbike course

Things you could never imagine happening here, number 243: Government officials attend a race school and are so impressed with its teachings they draft them into their nation’s rider training...

The death of the two-stroke sportsbike

The death of the two-stroke sportsbike

This weekend the Valencia GP will sound the ring-a-ding-ding death knell of the two-stroke as a sports bike. Usurped by the four-strokes as the ultimate GP weapon and emissions laws have forced...

New ‘mini twins’ race series

New ‘mini twins’ race series

There are race series for just about anything these days, from scooters to superbikes. But surprisingly, anyone with a medium-capacity twin, like Suzuki’s mega-selling SV650, has been left moping in...

Calling all Monster 750 owners

Calling all Monster 750 owners

MCN is testing the new Monster 800 this week and is giving Monster 750 owners the opportunity to try it out for themselves.You’ll need to be available to visit Peterborough at short notice this week...

Campaign demands return to stealthy Gatsos

Campaign demands return to stealthy Gatsos

Transport campaigners are set to apply for a judicial review into government rules that force speed cameras to be painted yellow.Click on the links on the right to have your say and to read how some...

Iranian women get back on bikes

Since 1979’s Islamic revolution Iranian women have been banned by religious hard-liners from riding motorcycles but now, thanks to a local entrepreneur, they’re flocking to get back on two wheels and strike a blow for independence.Mohammed Rez-Farhad-Sheikhahamed, head of sales at bike makers Bana Industrial came up with the idea to offer women free lessons. Now, he has almost 4000 ladies signed...

We ride Foggy’s bike

We ride Foggy’s bike

It has been a terrific achievement. From a standing start to Superbike in under 12 months. Even before his riders have ridden it in anger, Foggy has let MCN test his FP1. Now, in a world’s first test,...

MCN investigation: Helmet safety

MCN investigation: Helmet safety

In the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday October 30, there’s a 12-page special investigation into helmet safety every rider must read.MCN took 50 top-selling helmets and put them through and exacting...

Your top ten riders of all time:

Your top ten riders of all time:

He’s greater than Nigel Mansell, better than Geoff Boycott, and knocks spots off Henry Cooper. Who is he? Carl Fogarty, of course. In a new survey he has been named as Britain’s 26th greatest...

Ridden: The world’s baddest R1

Ridden: The world’s baddest R1

Riding someone else’s bike is always something of a responsibility. But when it’s a £20,000 R1 that makes 159bhp, that’s been hand built by one of the best engine men in the business – in the damp –...

NEC Show ticket winners

NEC Show ticket winners

We’ve drawn our five winners of free tickets to this year’s International Motorbike and Scooter Show at the Birmingham NEC.They are Adam Fairless, from King’s Lynn in Norfolk, Helen Wright from...

Scooter auction raises £14k for charity

Scooter auction raises £14k for charity

An auction of special Vespa scooters, customised by some of the world’s top fashion designers has raised over £14,000 for charity.The Vespa Collection 2002, held at the trendy Rockwell bar in London,...

Deaf youngster named MCI’s Achiever

Deaf youngster named MCI’s Achiever

Josh Waterman is an 11-year-old motocross racer, backed by Kawasaki, with a cupboard full of trophies. Now he can add the Motor Cycle Industry Association’ s (MCI) Oustanding Achievement Award to his...

The 50 best specials in the world

The 50 best specials in the world

We’ve all sat down and thought " What would I do to my bike if I had the dough " ? In the latest issue of MCN, out October 23 we’ve got a FREE 16-page special on, erm, specials. There are...

Make it a Ducati Saturday at Fylde

Make it a Ducati Saturday at Fylde

You can catch top MCN British Superbike star Michael Rutter and the new 999 and 749s at a special Ducati presentation at Fylde Superbikes, Blackpool this Saturday, October 26.Rutter, who finished...

When to expect your new bike

When to expect your new bike

Here’s your comprehensive list of every new bike – and when you can expect to see it in the showrooms.Visit our LATEST ON NEW BIKES section, in NEWS, for more details and click on our expanding BIKE...

Daytona slaps ban on nudity

Daytona slaps ban on nudity

Spoilsport suits on Daytona City council have passed a law banning nudity at the famous Bike Week held in its town every spring. Now, new rules require that one third of the buttocks and one quarter...

Is the Gatso war going too far?

Is the Gatso war going too far?

In the latest issue of MCN, out October 23, we’ve got an interview with " Captain Gatso " , a biker who claims to lead a popular revolution against speed cameras. His supporters are...

New bikes from European manufacturers

Click on the links on the right to read the latest news on 2003 bikes from European manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW, Cagiva, Ducati and Triumph.

Suzuki’s 2003 range

Click on the links on the right to read about Suzuki’s range of new bikes for 2003.

Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

Triumph’s back with new Bonnies

Despite being hit by a disastrous fire in 2002, which destroyed part of its factory, Triumph is still working hard on new bikes. They’ve just released pictures of these two new Bonnevilles, the...

KTM’s smaller Adventure

KTM’s smaller Adventure

KTM has just released its new 950 Adventure, a big trailie similar to the Adventure 950S, but with a more road-going bias.Both bikes use the same 942cc carb-fed V-twin engine that pumps out 92bhp, but...

Click here for new bikes

Click here for new bikes

Whether you’re looking to buy a new bike or a secondhand one, motorcyclenews.com should be your first port of call for reviews, specs and news on all the popular models.We’ve got hundreds of bikes...

Honda readies new Hornet

Honda readies new Hornet

Sources in Japan have revealed that Honda has a new Hornet 600 and big retro muscle bike, probably called the CB1300, ready for launch in early 2003.Keep clicking back for more updates – we will be...

Yamaha’s 2003 range

Click on the links on the right to read about Yamaha’s range of new bikes for 2003.

Honda’s 2003 range

Click on the links on the right to read about Honda’s range of new bikes for 2003.

Kawasaki’s 2003 range

Click on the links on the right to read about Kawasaki’s range of new bikes for 2003.

Give blood, save lives

Give blood, save lives

The UK’s bikers are big-hearted people. You’ve given your sweat and tears to worthy causes like MCN’s campaigns for black visors, against diesel spills and governmental meddling. Now we’d like you to...

Update: Your views and pics from Skeggy

Update: Your views and pics from Skeggy

The last beers are being supped, the shelves long cleared of aspirin – the weekend’s Skeggy madness is slowly giving way to the dull thump behind the eyes that’s reality. But you can help us stretch...

Carnell/Motorcycle City becomes Riossi

Carnell/Motorcycle City becomes Riossi

Britain’s biggest chain of bike dealers has changed its name. All 26 Carnell and Motorcycle City stores in the UK will from now on operate under the Riossi brand.Re-badging and restructuring of the...

How would you improve Britain’s roads?

How would you improve Britain’s roads?

The Government has announced today that it’s to spend £145m improving the nation’s roads. The plans are mostly intensive, small-scale programmes focussing on congestion blackspots. But if you were in...

Police criticised after "stolen" bike found

Police criticised after "stolen" bike found

A man is lodging a formal complaint with West Mercia Police after the force failed to recover his moped, despite being given photos and addresses of the alleged thieves. After getting no response from...

Britain’s fastest bikes

Britain’s fastest bikes

In the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday October 16, we ride and reveal the tech secrets behind the fastest bikes in Britain – the 2002 MCN British Superbikes.There’s in depth analysis of what makes...

This week on MCN TV

This week on MCN TV

This week on MCN TV your host Louise Brady gets some track training at the hands of the instructors at the California Superbike School and meets up with newly-crowned MCN British Superbike champion...

Britain’s ‘most prolific’ bike thieves get jail

Britain’s ‘most prolific’ bike thieves get jail

Ringleaders of Britain’s most prolific bike gang are beginning prison sentences today (Monday).For the full story, read this week’s MCN, out on Wednesday, October 9.James McCulloch, 42, from Leighton...