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Bike News (August 2003)

  • The best mods for your 600

    26 August 2003

    The best mods for your 600

    Improve your bike with a new front sprocket for just £9, or transform it to knock four seconds from your lap time with the free 16-page guide with MCN, August 27.The five top sports 600s are modified,...

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  • Bikes destroyed in blaze

    26 August 2003

    Bikes destroyed in blaze

    Up to 30 bikes have been destroyed in a fire at a motorcycle storage warehouse in Oxfordshire this morning, Tuesday August 26.The depot is owned by Oxford Motorcycle Engineers Ltd. Firefighters from...

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  • New TV show rebuilds classics

    26 August 2003

    New TV show rebuilds classics

    A new TV series on the Discovery Home & Leisure channel will feature two classic bike restorations. " A Bike is Born: Harley " will air at 7.30pm on August 30, and features engineering...

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  • 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R is revealed

    26 August 2003

    2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R is revealed

    You can see four pages on the new Kawasaki ZX-10R in MCN, out Wednesday August 27.We’ve got all the details of the Japanese firm’s ultimate superbike, and MCN’s first pictures are accompanied by a...

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  • See the Yamaha FZ6 and meet BSB stars

    26 August 2003

    See the Yamaha FZ6 and meet BSB stars

    Make the most of a lull in the racing calendar this weekend and pop in to one of the many events at bike dealers this weekend.Mark Heckles will be headlining at the Portsmouth Honda open day on...

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  • The 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    26 August 2003

    The 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R

    These are the first official pictures of Kawasaki’s ultimate sports bike, the 160bhp Kawasaki ZX-10R.An all-new 998cc engine is housed in a GP-derived chassis, and the whole thing weighs just 165kg.

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  • MCN’s head start for new bikers

    19 August 2003

    MCN’s head start for new bikers

    This week’s MCN, out August 20, features a free 12-page ‘Beginners’ guide to biking’ supplement that gives new bikers everything they need to know about getting on two wheels.We take you through the...

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  • Triumph launches 2.3 litre Rocket

    19 August 2003

    Triumph launches 2.3 litre Rocket

    Triumph’s new Rocket III has twice as much torque as an R1, tops 150mph and features the biggest purpose-built bike engine ever at 2294cc.The triple-cylinder cruiser has almost twice as much torque as...

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  • First look at the new Yamaha FZ6

    19 August 2003

    First look at the new Yamaha FZ6

    In this week’s MCN, out Wednesday August 20, we reveal the full details of Yamaha’s replacement for the Fazer 600 – the FZ6. We also show you the new Triumph cruiser that’s quicker than an R1 and get...

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  • Win free track tuition

    19 August 2003

    Win free track tuition

    We have teamed up with the California Superbike school to offer one motorcyclenews.com user a free place at one of its schools.Developed by motorcycling skills guru Keith Code, author of A twist of...

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  • Exclusive images of the new R1

    12 August 2003

    Exclusive images of the new R1

    This week in MCN, out August 13, we exclusively reveal how the 2004 Yamaha R1 will look.The new bike has surprised everyone by taking its styling cues from Italy and in particular MV Agusta’s F4.The...

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  • Donington cracks down on noisy pipes

    12 August 2003

    Donington cracks down on noisy pipes

    New rules for Donington Park ‘quiet days’ mean that if you turn up with anything other than a road-legal exhaust you wont get on track.The move comes after the circuit’s regular six-month review of...

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  • Never get caught speeding again

    05 August 2003

    Never get caught speeding again

    Want to know which cameras are dangerous to your licence, whether you can blag your way out of a ticket and what to do when a policeman pulls you over?It’s all in the free supplement with MCN, August...

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  • £500 cashback on Kawasaki ZX-6R

    05 August 2003

    £500 cashback on Kawasaki ZX-6R

    Buy a 2003 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R between the start of August and the end of September and you’ll get £500 cashback.With a list price of £7245 on the road that makes the ZX-6R just £6745 with the...

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  • New motorcycle test deferred until 2008

    05 August 2003

    New motorcycle test deferred until 2008

    The plans to change the motorcycle test to include obstacle avoidance have been deferred, allowing member EU states until September 30, 2008 to introduce the new test.The European Commission directive...

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  • Thousands pay tribute to Hislop

    05 August 2003

    Thousands pay tribute to Hislop

    Thousands turned out in Hawick in the Scottish borders for the funeral of British Superbike champion Steve Hislop yesterday.Police estimate 3000-4000 mourners arrived in town to join local people...

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  • Ride-ins to Hawick

    05 August 2003

    If you’re planning to ride to Hawick on Thursday and would like to organise a ride-in, send the details to mcn.online@emap.com. And if you’d like to get in touch with any of the people named below, send an email to the same address, with the appropriate name in the subject line.Hawick:I have spoken to Inspector Murray of Hawick Traffic Police dept. and the latest arrangements for Steve's funeral...

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  • Own a snapshot of biking history

    05 August 2003

    Own a snapshot of biking history

    Alex Reade Motorsport is hosting an exhibition of racing pictures throughout August and they’re all for sale.The pictures come from photo agency Gold and Goose, which has attended every major bike...

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  • Terminator 3 inspired cruiser

    05 August 2003

    Terminator 3 inspired cruiser

    Indian has unveiled 50 limited edition Chiefs to celebrate the bikes appearance in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines currently showing in cinemas.Indian bikes are used as police motorcycles in the...

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  • Suzuki open day this weekend

    01 August 2003

    Suzuki open day this weekend

    Powersport bikes in Bradford will have two days of attractions on Saturday August 9 and Sunday August 10.Both days will feature the Suzuki roadshow, the Avon Tyres show truck, dyno runs for £20, Ride...

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  • Couple’s American record bid

    01 August 2003

    Couple’s American record bid

    The fastest motorcyclist and pillion to circumnavigate the globe (19 days and 8 hours) will begin a new record attempt on the TransAmericas by motorcycle.The British couple will leave Prudhoe Bay, in...

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  • Hislop’s funeral announced

    01 August 2003

    Hislop’s funeral announced

    British Superbike champion Steve Hislop is to be buried in his home town just over a week after he died in a helicopter crash in the Scottish borders.Hislop’s mother, Margaret, announced that the...

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  • Investigators probe Hislop crash

    01 August 2003

    Investigators probe Hislop crash

    More details have emerged about the death of reigning British Superbike champion Steve Hislop, whose helicopter crashed in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday July 30.The 11-times TT winner and double...

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