2003

Video of a ZXR750 attempting ice racing

Video of a ZXR750 attempting ice racing

Dutch rider Mark van Rosmalen was inspired by ice racing enough to create some home-made Dunlop tyres, and have a go himself.Unfortunately, the ice cracked on Holland’s biggest lake, the Yselmeer,...

Under the skin of the planet’s sexiest race bikes

Under the skin of the planet’s sexiest race bikes

Ever wondered what is under the fairing of Neil Hodgson’s Ducati 999 F03? Unless you’re a WSB mechanic, the only place to find out is Motor Cycle News, out January 8.Even better, how about Colin...

How to break the ice

To watch Dutchman Mark van Rosmalen break the ice with his ZXR750, click on the link on the right.

Babe of the year winner

Babe of the year winner

We’ve been inundated with emails, but after a week’s voting, we can finally announce the winner of Babe of the Year 2003.The result came down to three votes between the leading pair. But in true award...

Government legal advisor caught speeding

Government legal advisor caught speeding

Harriet Harman, the solicitor general, has been stopped by police for travelling at 99mph in a 70mph zone in Wiltshire.The Attorney General’s office said that Harman would plead guilty at the "...

Updated: Babe of the Year

The Babe of the Year competition is once again causing fierce debates, but after the first day of voting, there are some clear leaders.Battling for first place are the lovely Miss October 11, and our returning champion Miss September 26. Only ten votes separate them at this stage so it is still very close. The battle for third place is also tight, with five votes keeping Miss September 23 on the...

Caught 14 times, by the same speed camera

Caught 14 times, by the same speed camera

Teenager Ben Johnston has be banned from driving for nine months for speeding, after being caught 14 times by the same speed camera.Johnston, 19, had recently bought a 125cc Suzuki Epicuro, and...

The best £80,000 Ducati 996?

The best £80,000 Ducati 996?

Enthusiast Kevin Jones of KJ Performance has spent £80,000 on this bike over the last five years. It began as a 916SP in 1997, but has now become what he describes as " probably the best...

The search for Schwantz reps

The search for Schwantz reps

If you own a homage to racing legend Kevin Schwantz, MCN would like to know about it.We are looking for anything from a Pepsi-painted RG500 to a Lucky-Strike liveried RGV250. If you have a bike made...

How to make it through till Spring

How to make it through till Spring

With a daily battle against ice and snow, it can be hard to stay cheerful through the winter months. That’s why we’ve got a list of some of the events to look forward to.It could be the thought of...

Daimler Chrysler unveils concept ‘bike’

Daimler Chrysler unveils concept ‘bike’

Car firm Daimler Chrysler has unveiled a 500hp concept ‘bike’ with a claimed top speed of 300mph.The four-wheeled, V-10 Dodge Tomahawk is " about pure performance, in-the-face excitement and not...

We test Britain’s hottest specials

We test Britain’s hottest specials

With cold weather and left-over turkey sandwiches for the next few days, find some inspiration when we test three of the best specials in the country.Imagine a Christmas under the warm Spanish sun,...

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Get ready for the Ally Pally

Get ready for the Ally Pally

It’s not long until the MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show (Jan25-Feb2), so here’s some of the reasons why it’ll brighten the long, dark winter months.You can win with the Bridgestone Pit Stop...

Couple go to jail for stealing cop’s lid

Couple go to jail for stealing cop’s lid

An American couple were behind bars on New years Eve after stealing a police motorcycle helmet from inside a police station in Laredo, America.Sergio Gamez managed to sneak into the station through a...

Linda Dunlop receives Joey replica SP-1

Linda Dunlop receives Joey replica SP-1

One of just 26 Joey Dunlop replica Honda SP-1s was presented to his widow Linda Dunlop at Joey’s Bar, Ballymoney, last week. The special SP-1, which has OZ Racing Wheels, an Arrow titanium exhaust and...

Motorcycle escort ends in pond

Motorcycle escort ends in pond

Just as in the UK, in America, police motorcycle officers undergo rigorous training. Which is why it’s quite surprising that Officer Darren Powell rode off an on-ramp and into a pond.Powell was...

Biker Boyz set for release

Biker Boyz set for release

The Fast and the Furious may have met its match with Biker Boyz, set for release in the US on January 31. The film focuses on underground street racing, with wild paintjobs, tuned bikes and plenty of...

Honda release Dream 50R

Honda release Dream 50R

Honda has released a racing version of its classic styled 50cc street racer, the Dream 50.The new race-spec Dream 50R echoes Honda racers of the 1960s but uses a modern twin-cam 49cc engine and ’60s...