April

International BMW meeting in July

International BMW meeting in July

The annual International BMW Motorrad Biker Meeting will be the biggest ever in celebration of BMW Motorrad’s 80th year.The event takes place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, on July 4-6. This...

Your free guide to riding in Europe

Your free guide to riding in Europe

There’s a free 16-page guide to riding in Europe with MCN this week (April 30). From the north of Scandinavia, to southern Spain and Italy, we explain what you need to know, and how to make your trip...

Exclusive pictures of the Blade replacement

Exclusive pictures of the Blade replacement

MCN has exclusive pictures of the 2004 FireBlade replacement, which factory insiders claim is as small as a 600.Honda has gone to extremes to top the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Yamaha R1, with a more...

On the Hog and bone with the Harley phone

On the Hog and bone with the Harley phone

Motorola have unveiled two limited edition mobile phones to celebrate Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary this year.The pair are based on a Motorola V60I phone, with a choice of black with leather, or...

Exclusive look at 2004 ZZ-R1200

Exclusive look at 2004 ZZ-R1200

After just two years, the Kawasaki ZZ-R1200 is being restyled for 2004.This week’s MCN has exclusive news of the changes to the sports-tourer, which should make it more able to compete with a new...

New Kawasaki dealerships

New Kawasaki dealerships

Kawasaki has launched two new dealerships in Northern Ireland.The latest Irish franchise is McKillop Motorcycles in Ballymoney, which follows the recent launch of Phillip McCallen Motorcycles as an...

Exclusive deal on Haslam Race School

Exclusive deal on Haslam Race School

You can save £40 on a Honda Ron Haslam Race School Premier session with this offer exclusive to motorcyclenews.com users. This means you can book either of the next two Premier training sessions...

16-bikes go head-to-head on the track

16-bikes go head-to-head on the track

In this week’s MCN you can read how 16 of the finest sports bikes performed when they went head-to-head with the same rider, on the same track, and on the same rubber.MCN’s Michael Neeves joined...

Celebrities fail to impress

Celebrities fail to impress

It seems celebrity bikers are the least popular people to chat with at red lights.A survey of 300 bikers by insurance firm Bennetts revealed 60% of riders would least want to chat with a celebrity...

Free guide to cracking Britain’s tracks

Free guide to cracking Britain’s tracks

Free with MCN this week is your 16-page guide to the best tracks in Britain, by Steve Hislop, Michael Rutter, John Reynolds and Shane Byrne.The front-runners in this year’s British Superbike...

MCN Sumer Sports Bike Show

MCN Sumer Sports Bike Show

Chat about the Summer Sports Bike Show by clicking on the link on the right. Arrange ride-ins, to meet up with friends, or chat about what you want to see most.You’ll need to be registered with...

Your tips for touring abroad

Your tips for touring abroad

Have you been touring in Europe? If so, we’d like to hear your top tips for making it a trip to remember.We want to know how you found places to stay, decided what to take, and what other readers can...

Troops says thank you

Troops says thank you

The Army has been making good use of bikes in its campaign in Iraq with Kawasaki KLR250s and Honda XR250s used in front line assaults and Harley Davidson MT350 military bikes used in droves for...

How much did your new bike cost?

How much did your new bike cost?

One of the main factors in choosing a new bike is the price, but how do you know you’ll get the best deal?If you’ve bought a new bike in the last few months, we’d like to know what you paid. The...

50 great rides for Easter

50 great rides for Easter

In this week’s MCN, out Wednesday, April 16, we bring you a free 16-page guide to 50 great rides you could tackle this Easter.We’ve picked great rides all over the country and added all the...

Work for MCN

MCN is looking for three top editorial brains to boost our award-winning coverage of the world of bikes. The ideal candidates will have loads of experience on a fast-paced consumer title, be bursting with ideas and have a decent – but not necessarily encyclopaedic – knowledge of motorcycles. These are not positions for beginners.Deputy Editor: Ref No. 21/240This is a big job for someone with big...

World first tests: Two new Ducatis

World first tests: Two new Ducatis

MCN has exclusively tested two of the most important new Ducatis to emerge in years.The 999R is the Italian firm’s most powerful production bike yet. And, after riding it on British roads, MCN’s Marc...

Win a lid during Motorcycle Safety Week

Win a lid during Motorcycle Safety Week

You could win a HJC AC-10 helmet worth £199 in our Motorcycle Safety Week competition, thanks to Bennetts insurance and Hein Gericke.The winner and nine runners up also receive a motorcycle safety...

Wheelies

Click the link on the right to see the best of the weekend’s riders abusing the Butlins car park on one wheel.

Pensioner on 8000-mile charity ride

Pensioner on 8000-mile charity ride

Pensioner Ted Hellewell will be riding 8000 miles across Canada in May.Hellewell, 67, from Cardiff, is attempting the solo trip to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of his late wife...

Free 16-page guide: 50 best used bikes

Free 16-page guide: 50 best used bikes

In MCN, out on April 9, you get a free 16-page supplement detailing our 50 favourite used bike buys..There are eight sections detailing the best bikes for everyone from exhibitionists to riders going...

Pictures of the MCN Rideout to Cadwell Park

Pictures of the MCN Rideout to Cadwell Park

If you went on the rideout to Cadwell Park, this is the place to try and spot yourself.

Charity Egg Runs

Charity Egg Runs

Easter is a popular time for charity rideouts to donate easter eggs to needy children, so if you’d like to help out, we’re listing them all here:West Midlands Riders: Begins at Bassett’s Pole on...

rYour submitted photos

rYour submitted photos

All week we have been receiving photos taken by you and your friends at Butlins, and the best ones are shown here.

British team attempt land speed record

British team attempt land speed record

The Angelic Bulldog is expected to take the Outright Motorcycle Land Speed Record back to Britain, and should comfortably reach 350mph.It’s being built by a mixture of professionals and school...

Terms and Conditions

1. The free prize draw is open to UK residents excluding employees of Bennetts and other third parties involved in this promotion and their families.2. No purchase is necessary.3. Entry to the free prize draw is made by logging on to www.motorcyclenews.com and emailing name, address and contact details to marketing@bennetts.co.uk. Entries submitted in any other manner will not be accepted. Closing...

MCN Spring Spectacular: Huge picture update

MCN Spring Spectacular: Huge picture update

Thousands came to join the fun at Butlins for the 2003 MCN Spring Spectacular over the past three days. Now you can see all the action.Highlights included three nights of bands, including Suzi Quatro,...

Controversial safety ad to reach TV

Controversial safety ad to reach TV

A controversial safety ad will be screened on TV despite the criticism which followed its debut in cinema’s earlier this year.The advert, paid for by Transport for London Street Management, features a...

MCN Summer Sports Bike Show, June 7-8

MCN Summer Sports Bike Show, June 7-8

The first ever MCN Summer Sports Bike Show takes place at Donington Park, on June 7-8.There will be three zones at the event, hosted by one of three lovely ladies, Jinx, Trix and Kitt, plus MCN’s...

Motorcycle tax frozen in budget

Motorcycle tax frozen in budget

Chancellor Gordon Brown has announced that there will be no increase in motorcycle tax in the 2003 budget.Although car tax will rise in line with inflation, motorcycles will stay the same. Under 150cc...

ACU Academy threatened by cash shortage

ACU Academy threatened by cash shortage

The ACU Academy could cease to exist by the end of this year unless a funding shortfall of £25,000 is met by new sponsorship.The academy currently boasts 34 riders, aged between 12 and 18, all off...

Burnouts

Click the link on the right to watch all the best smoke-filled burnout action.

World first test: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

World first test: 2003 Triumph Daytona 600

In this week’s MCN we reveal why the 2003 Triumph Daytona 600 could equal Japan’s best.Kevin Ash visits Spain to test the Daytona on both the road and track and finds that the Triumph can stand proud...

Spring Spectacular Roundup

Spring Spectacular Roundup

11am Sunday:The weather cooled down considerable throughout the day yesterday but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of bikers that have turned up at Skegness.The ride-out to Cadwell went...

‘MCN Events

‘MCN Events

Here you can find all the pictures of the official MCN entertainment, including the bands, the stunt shows, and demo bikes. If you have any pictures you’d like to see added, email them to...

Sunday Timetable

10.00am: MCN Information point opens. Trade stands openAll FREE activities start: Mini-moto's. CCM Supermoto Experience. Wall of Fear. Honda Display Area. Lincolnshire Police exhibition. Funfair and simulator. Dyno testing. Race Tin Challenge in the Pavilion.11.00am: MCN Stunt show hosted by Steve Parrish featuring Sonny Ferguson, Terry Grant and Jason Finn11.30pm: Have you got the balls to take...