February

Get your riding questions answered

Get your riding questions answered

Have you ever watched a GP god, a stunt rider, or a police motorcyclist at work and wondered "How do they do that?" Well, we have assembled a panel of riding experts and legends including Kevin...

.International Ride To Work day

.International Ride To Work day

This year’s Ride To Work day will take place on Wednesday, July 16, to coincide with the same event in the U.S.The annual event is organised by the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) to promote...

BMW donates bikes to Pentagon

BMW donates bikes to Pentagon

BMW has donated six ex-Chips bikes to help create the first Pentagon police motorcycle unit.Six BMW R1100 RT-P police motorcycles will be used for traffic enforcement in the Pentagon reservation.The...

Yamaha reveals twin-shock MotoGP bike

Yamaha reveals twin-shock MotoGP bike

In MCN this week you can see Yamaha’s experimental M1 MotoGP bike with twin-shock rear-suspension, breaking 20 years of single-shock racing tradition. Plus we have the first ride of the 2003 GSX-R,...

First test on sharper new GSX-R1000

First test on sharper new GSX-R1000

MCN has been in Australia for an exclusive world first test of the 2003 GSX-R1000. And we’ve discovered the new frame, suspension tweaks, lighter weight and more power add up to a much improved...

Hasselhoff off

Hasselhoff off

Baywatch star David Hasselfhoff has been forced to cancel interviews and appearances to promote a forthcoming Baywatch film due to a bike smash on his Harley. Despite that, Baywatch:Hawaiian Wedding...

Win a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 with Fantasy Road Race

Win a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 with Fantasy Road Race

MCN’s Fantasy Road Racing competition has prizes worth £15500 up for grabs, and a top prize of a Rizla replica Suzuki worth around £12000.If you’ve ever claimed to know more about racing than your...

Threat of congestion charge grows for bikes

Threat of congestion charge grows for bikes

Road safety campaigners are calling on Ken Livinstone to add bikes to London’s congestion chargingThey fear that the fact that bikes go free will add to the number of new and inexperienced riders on...

Safety cameras save lives

Safety cameras save lives

The Department of Transport has released the results of a two year long study in to the effectiveness of road Safety Cameras, which concludes that they both reduce speeding and reduce the number of...

BMW expands north of the border

BMW expands north of the border

A new BMW dealership is opening in Bishop Briggs, near Glasgow on March 1.Motorrad Central will stock the entire range of BMW bikes alongside accessories and a full service department. It aims to...

Congestion charging begins in London

Congestion charging begins in London

Today (February 17) marks the start of congestion charging in London. With car drivers now required to pay £5 daily to drive through central London, the number of bikes in the capital is expected to...

City of London

On-street parking: Motorcycles should be parked wholly within the bay (or you will get a ticket), they should not be left for more than 24 hours in a bay, and if a bay is suspended overnight and a motorcycle is parked there, it is liable to be removed in the morning. Alderman's Walk Basinghall St Billiter Street Blomfield Street Broad Street Avenue Bush Lane Carmelite Street Circus Place...

Cambridge

On-street parking:Trumpington Street - Near Fitzwilliam Street junction Free School Lane - Near Bene't Street Botolph Lane - Near Free School Lane junction Silver Street - Near Queens Road junction Regent Street - Outside Mandela House King Street - Near Hobson Street junction Off-street parking:Lion Yard car park - entry to the car park must be made via St Tibb's Row rather than the main barrier...

Royal race fan to visit Scarborough Bike Week

Royal race fan to visit Scarborough Bike Week

It might be a bit early for you to be planning a trip to Scarborough Bike Week in September, but the Duke of Edinburgh has already announced he’ll be attending for the final day on September 21.He...

Changes to motorcycle test from 2005

Changes to motorcycle test from 2005

The motorcycle test will change in 2005 to bring it in line with European legislation.Member states have until October 11, 2005 to implement the changes, which focus on ‘special manoeuvres’ which will...

600 new parking bays for London

600 new parking bays for London

The Corporation of London has announced plans to deal with the expected increase in motorcycles looking to find parking spaces after congestion charging starts.The Corporation's Unitary Development...

Yamaha slashes prices by up to £500

Yamaha slashes prices by up to £500

Yamaha has cut back on the prices of some of its biggest selling bikes. The firm’s decision means there are big savings to be had on new R1s, Fazer 1000s and TDM900s.The decision comes just weeks...

Make finding parking a lot easier

Make finding parking a lot easier

With the introduction of congestion charging in London on February 17, the likelihood is that the number of two wheelers on the road in London is going to increase. Inevitably the already limited...

Police just wont let go

Police just wont let go

A police motorcycle officer in Temecula, USA, was lucky to escape without injury recently when a car driver that he pulled over tried to escape while the officer’s hand was still inside the window.The...

Small prang erupts into a riot

Small prang erupts into a riot

A riot between rival villages erupted near Hanoi in Vietnam, after two bike riders argued over responsibility for a minor crash.The two men were uninjured, but their argument led to a three-hour...

Sponsored ride to raise £2,000 for school

Sponsored ride to raise £2,000 for school

Northants. man Darrel Brown has embarked on a mission to use his bike to raise money for his local school by riding it around four race circuits in one day on April 25.The School, which Browns...

Italy raises speed limits for safer motorways

Italy raises speed limits for safer motorways

Speed limits are being raised in Italy to improve road safety.Italian transport minister Pietro Lunardi believes higher speeds will improve the traffic flow, and encourage motorists to pay attention.

Palace pulls out all the stops

Palace pulls out all the stops

Snow caused chaos last week and hit attendance at MCN’s Road Racing and Superbike Show at London’s Alexandra Palace.The show had started strongly with record crowds on the opening weekend but on...