September

Biking fairies descend on MCN

Biking fairies descend on MCN

As we reported two weeks ago, Sonja French and Lynn Jones are riding 3000 miles to raise funds for muscular dystrophy sufferer Amy_Louise Collins.What we didn’t expect was that they would arrive in...

‘Bomb’ in scare is top box

‘Bomb’ in scare is top box

A clumsy rider caused hours of chaos on a busy A-road yesterday when his top box caused a bomb scare.The box had fallen from his bike in the Saltash Tunnel on the A38 near Plymouth and prompted dozens...

Motorway services trial kit lockers

Motorway services trial kit lockers

The days of struggling to walk around motorway services loaded down with gear could be at an end.Moto, the largest motorway services group, are introducing changing-room style lockers to give you a...

Race your mates with "Riding Spirits"

Race your mates with "Riding Spirits"

Rainy days will never be the same again following the launch of " Riding Spirts " , a new bike racing game for Playstation 2. It’s the ultimate in simulators, allowing you to race on roads...

Valentino Rossi – simply the best, ever?

Valentino Rossi – simply the best, ever?

In just 12 years Valentino Rossi has gone from pocket bikes to the debut winner of the MotoGP crown. The question is: Is he the best rider the world has ever seen?The case for the 23-year-old Italian...

Give us a tip and win Castrol Chain Wax

Give us a tip and win Castrol Chain Wax

Everyday we publish a tip of the day, sent to us by our users. But we want more. So, as a special offer, the first 100 users to send us their tip or hint for better, safer or cheaper riding will...

Ducati confirms Smart bike

Ducati confirms Smart bike

Ducati has confirmed it will be building a limited-edition homage to Paul Smart’s 1972 Imola 200-winning 750SS. The bike is scheduled to go on sale in 2005 or 2006, and will take the concept of the...

Can you top this scooter stuntist?

Can you top this scooter stuntist?

Meet Kostas Gazis, journalist, Greece’s foremost exponent of the art of scooter stunting and the man you’d least like to deliver your dial-a donner.Think you can do better? Send your pictures of...

Coppers capital charity run

Coppers capital charity run

The number 12. Significant in many ways. 12 months, 12 apostles, even 12 monkeys. For two police officers it means 12 European capitals in 12 days to raise £12,000 for Save the Children..Officers John...

Cops shock tactics for bad riders

Cops shock tactics for bad riders

Police in Surrey are trialling a scheme designed to educate bad or careless riders into changing their attitude, without resorting to the traditional points or fine.Anyone spotted by officers riding...

More "Speeding bikers" on BBC1

More "Speeding bikers" on BBC1

Tonight, September 23, viewers in the Yorkshire region will be the latest audience to be exposed to yet more " speeding bikers " thrills courtesy of the BBC.At 7.30pm " Inside Out...

MV unveils Ago tribute F4

MV unveils Ago tribute F4

MV has unveiled a limited edition replica dedicated to its most famous racing son, Giacomo Agostini.The new MV Ago is a tribute to Agostini, who achieved a record 15 World Championship titles in the...

Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

Kawasaki’s new colours for 2003

Kawasaki has just revealed the new colourschemes for the ZZ-R1200, ZX-9R and ZX-12R.For more details on the Kawasaki range, see the new MCN, out Wednesday, September 11.*The ZX-9R comes in three...

Driver gets 30 years for killing rider

Driver gets 30 years for killing rider

A woman with two previous convictions for drink driving was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by a judge in the U.S. after killing a motorcyclist while drunk at the wheel.Viki Arrington had a...

Shortcut proves costly for bike cop

Shortcut proves costly for bike cop

California Highway Patrol officer Robert Barrera thought that he could save time by riding his patrol bike along an unopened section of freeway in La Verne, CA.But he probably wasn’t counting on...

Round England fairy ride

Round England fairy ride

If you see two riders wearing fairy wings and tutus over the next two weeks, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating.Sonja French and Lyn Jones aim to ride 3000 miles in two weeks to collect money for...

Honda recalls Silverwings

Honda recalls Silverwings

Honda is recalling all its Silverwing big scooters over fears that defective spokes could cause the rear wheel to collapse. The recall affects 600 Silverwings sold in the UK and 21,395 bikes...

Win tickets to NEC Youth Day

Win tickets to NEC Youth Day

You could win your son or daughter one of ten free tickets to the NEC Show’s Youth Day this November just by answering a simple question.Click on the link on the right to read more about Youth Day at...

Furygan’s 2003 clothing range

Furygan’s 2003 clothing range

Furygan, purveyor of fine riding apparel, has just release its 2003 range of kit. The line-up includes leather jackets, gloves and jeans and a range of fabric riding and streetwear.Furygan’s leather...

First pictures: 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000

First pictures: 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000

These are the first pictures of Suzuki’s 2003 GSX-R1000 and prove how the factory has taken its already awesome machine to the next level.Click on the link on the right to read more about the...

Racing: A subtle blend of psychology and extreme violence

Racing: A subtle blend of psychology and extreme violence

There’s a rare breed of man for whom highsides, front end slides and braking-when-you-see-God isn’t just normal, it’s deliberate. In the latest issue of MCN, out September 18, we get inside the scary...

Help us search for Samaritan courier

Help us search for Samaritan courier

An injured cyclist is desperately searching for the biker who helped her after an accident in London earlier this year.The accident happened on June 17 at around 1pm on Pentonville Road in Islington,...

Win £200 off the ultimate track holiday

Win £200 off the ultimate track holiday

How does two full days caning your bike around the baking Tarmac of a sun-kissed Spanish circuit under the tutelage of a world class rider sound? Pretty sweet? Bet it would sound even sweeter if you...

Trackday company goes under

Trackday company goes under

Track day organisers Trackwise has ceased trading, leaving many bikers who booked in advance with them out of pocket.The company is currently in the hands of administrators, who are dealing with the...

Carnell branches to close

Carnell branches to close

BRITAIN’S biggest bike chain has just become a little bit smaller after Carnell/Motorcycle City closed five of its London branches and announced it is shutting down its telephone-based mail order...

Cyclists fight bikes in bus lane plan

Cyclists fight bikes in bus lane plan

Cyclists have vowed to fight plans to let motorcyclists use bus lanes in London.A two-year pilot scheme starts this month, which would see bikes use the lanes without penalty. If successful it will be...

Read all about the GSX-R750

Read all about the GSX-R750

Suzukis have always inspired a passionate following. None more so than the GSX-R750. Now there’s a new book from Haynes that chronicles the bike’s 17-year evolution from uncompromising race bike to...

MCN TV hits the airwaves

MCN TV hits the airwaves

From 6pm on Friday September 20 there’s a new brand new biking experience. MotorcycleNews TV.Presented by the frankly gorgeous Louise Brady on the Men and Motors channel, there’ll be a new episode...

The 2003 Suzuki range

The 2003 Suzuki range

Suzuki has taken its already awesome GSX-R1000 to the next level for 2003.The new bike gets a major restyle calling on lessons learned from the firm’s GSV-R MotoGP bike. Every one of the bike’s panels...

Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

Triumph debuts Speedmaster roadster

These are the first pictures of the new Triumph Speedmaster, which will join the 2003 Bonneville range.It is based around the Bonneville America cruiser. It shares the feet forward riding position and...

The 2003 Ducati range

The 2003 Ducati range

We’ll be bringing you more details on Ducati’s 2003 range of bikes as soon as we get them, but here’s just a sample of the machines you can expect…The 2003 749SThe radical new 999 superbike is joined...

Guzzi unveils stunning RCV-style sports bike

Guzzi unveils stunning RCV-style sports bike

Better know for its quirky tourers than striking sports bikes, Moto Guzzi has just revealed plans for this RCV-style stunner.Called the MGS/01, this prototype was given its first public airing at the...

Intermot update:

Intermot update:

Updated at 17.00 Tuesday: First pictures: 2003 Suzuki GSX-R1000.These are the first pictures of Suzuki’s 2003 GSX-R1000 and prove how the factory has taken its already awesome machine to the next...

The 2003 MZ range

The 2003 MZ range

MZ unveiled a final version of the 1000S, its 1000cc in-line twin today (Monday) and promised: " This time the bike will happen! " The firm's Carl Schmidt said at the bike’s launch in...

2004 Honda models unveiled

2004 Honda models unveiled

Here are the first pictures and details from Honda’s 2004 line-up. No, it’s not a mis-print, these really are the bikes we’ll be riding in 2004. And they’re amazing.The line-up includes the frankly...

Sheene takes Goodwood title

Sheene takes Goodwood title

Barry Sheene took the honours at the Goodwood Revival, narrowly beating Wayne Gardner to the Lennox Cup trophy.Sheene who’s battling cancer of the oesophagus and stomach beat his Aussie rival to the...