2003

FP-1 road bike is on sale now

FP-1 road bike is on sale now

The Foggy-Petronas FP-1 road bike is now on sale.There are just 100 of the bikes on offer, which have been produced as homologation specials to allow the manufacturer to race in the World Superbike...

More carbon from CCM

More carbon from CCM

CCM's special-edition black R30 supermoto was such a success over the summer that the firm has decided to produce a second batch.The R30s was first introduced in June and features a carbon-effect...

BSB machines v road bikes

BSB machines v road bikes

This week in MCN, out October 22, you can learn exactly how much difference there is between the top British Superbikes and their road-going counterparts.We take the championship winning Monstermob...

Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

Simpson Bandit lids are finally available as road legal kit in the UK.The helmets are approved to the ECE22-05 European standard, meaning they are now legal across the continent. The American makers...

Get insured for charity

Get insured for charity

Take out a policy with Bikesure between November 5 and December 25 and the insurance firm will donate £10 to the BMF Foundation charity. " Bikesure is a firm supporter of motorcycling issues,...

KTM unveils new race bike

KTM unveils new race bike

These are the first pictures of the new KTM LC8 Adventure flat tracker.The 950cc twin was revealed in public for the first time at the Scioto Downs round of the U.S. Flat Track series on October 13...

Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

Thousands of bikers have made the trip to the MCN Autumn Spectacular at Butlins in Skegness, and they have been rewarded with great weather and entertainment.A huge number of bikes took part in the...

Babes

Babes

Bikes

Bikes

Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

Clothing firm Hein Gericke is set to get a new owner by the end of the month. U.S. firm The Fairchild Corporation expects to close a deal with current owners Eurobike AG by October 31, 2003.The change...

Charity attempt is a load of balls

Charity attempt is a load of balls

Nick Steed will be hoping for plenty of balls-ups when he attempts to collect as many Velcro-covered tennis balls to his boots and kneesliders at the Rockingham race circuit on November 7.He’ll be...

MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

Check out all the action from the weekend’s revelry at Butlins as caught on the motorcyclenews.com video camera. Click the link on the right to download the video highlights in either Real Media or...

MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

Motorcyclenews.com is heading to Butlins in Skegness for the MCN Autumn Spectacular, and you could still join us with day tickets costing just £7.50.We’ll be reporting on Jamie Whitham’s Po’ Boys and...

MCN launches online subscriptions

MCN launches online subscriptions

MCN has launched an online subscription service allowing overseas readers to get their hands on the paper as quickly as UK readers.You can download the entire paper every Wednesday morning. All the...

Bands

Bands

Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

The search is on for the hottest bike babes for the 2004 MCN Babe Squad.It could be the dream job for someone who loves bikes. Successful applicants will meet many of the world’s top racers, attend...

Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

Speed cameras have done nothing to reduce the number of deaths on British roads according to an analysis of Government figures conducted by the Association of British Drivers (ABD).The report goes...

MotoGP secrets revealed

MotoGP secrets revealed

In this week’s MCN, out October 8, we talk to eight of the world’s top racing teams and peal back the layers to find out what secrets lie beneath the latest MotoGP bikes.We take a look at Rossi’s...

MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

Saturday Daytime:10.00am: MCN Information point opens (situated inside the Pavilion). Trade stands and activities open. All FREE activities start: Free track sessions start at Cadwell Park (collect...

Triumph cans Hayabusa rival

Triumph cans Hayabusa rival

MCN has learnt that Triumph has scrapped its project to build the first genuine 200mph production motorcycle.For last three years the British factory has been developing a 1300cc hypersport bike to...

Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

When the European Superbike school’s regular translator had to pull out of this weekend’s trip to the south of France, motorcyclenews.com made an urgent appeal and has found them a replacement.Will...

Visor carrier for every MCN reader: extended offer.

Visor carrier for every MCN reader: extended offer.

We've extended the deadline for our Oxford Stowaway visor carrier promotion, saving you £7 on the normal price. That’s 70 per cent off the normal price, to promote responsible dark visor use.All you...

MCN meet at Ace Cafe

MCN meet at Ace Cafe

MCN will hold the first of a series of monthly bike meets at the Ace Cafe in North London on October 15 at 7.30pm. The MCN Bike Night will involve MCN staff, many of our long-term test bikes, and our...

15bhp boost for under £600

15bhp boost for under £600

Akrapovic has launched a new exhaust system for the Honda CB1300 offering significant power gains and weight savings over the standard system.Honda’s big naked bike already puts out 108bhp but you...

New tyres for 2004 superbikes

New tyres for 2004 superbikes

Michelin and Bridgestone have both launched new tyres for 2004.Michelin has brought in the Pilot Power to replace the ageing Pilot Sport and Yamaha will be fitting the new tyre as standard to its 2004...

Last chance to party with MCN

Last chance to party with MCN

It’s your last chance to book a place at MCN’s Autumn Spectacular and enjoy a full-on weekend of bikes, girls and all-night partying.The weekend at Butlins in Skegness runs from October 10-13 and more...

Is this the future for BMW?

Is this the future for BMW?

Exclusive spy shots of BMW’s radical new superbike have been revealed in MCN, October 1 issue. But now you’ve had a chance to read the four pages of technical information on the 165bhp Busa-style...

175mph BMW superbike

175mph BMW superbike

In this week’s MCN, you can see the 175mph, 165bhp Hayabusa-style BMW that is set to shatter the German firm’s staid image.The bike will be powered by a completely new, in-line transverse...

Safe haven for town centre bikes

Safe haven for town centre bikes

Bikers in Barnstaple in North Devon now have secure parking in the centre of town.North Devon District Council has added 18specific motorcycle spaces at its car parks near the centre of town. Each...

Bikes reunited

Bikes reunited

MCN reader Paul Hands is starting a search to find some of the bikes he’s owned over the years and you might be able to help.The bikes are:Honda CB750-F2, reg VPV550S, originally Honda maroon. Honda...

Speed cameras catch on-duty cops

Speed cameras catch on-duty cops

A scheme set up by North Wales police to help reduce the number of speeding motorists causing accidents has been so successful it’s even caught and prosecuted 12 police officers!The scheme was...

English couple claim biking world record

English couple claim biking world record

Kevin and Julia Sanders, have successfully claimed a new unofficial record for riding the Trans Americas, completing their journey in 35 days.The couple rode from Prudhoe Bay on the Northern tip of...

Indian motorcycles closes

Indian motorcycles closes

Indian motorcycles has closed after new investment fell through and creditors pulled the plug.The news came as a shock to those at the firm, including executive vice president Frank O’Hagan, who had...

‘Stealth’ R1 exhaust gets your vote

‘Stealth’ R1 exhaust gets your vote

We showed you a sneak peek of the new aftermarket Yamaha R1 underseat exhaust system from Race Taylor-Made, and asked if you thought it was a winner. The answer was a resounding Yes.93 per cent of...

British-based team return to Dakar

British-based team return to Dakar

Britsh-based BMW team riders Simon Pavey and Nick Plumb will compete in the Telefonica-Dakar rally for the second consecutive year.Plumb and Pavey are both instructors on BMW’S Off-Road Skills course...

Pro-hunting bikers rally

Pro-hunting bikers rally

The Countryside Alliance is appealing for support for its ‘Bikers for Hunting’ rally to protest against the Government’s ban on hunting.The protest will take place on Sunday September 28 in...