January

Ducati slash prices

Ducati slash prices

Ducati has cut up to £1000 from the price of its discontinued 2002 bikes to make room for new models.The 900SS, replaced by the new 1000SS for 2003, drops from £7000 to £6000, while the 750SS goes...

Your snow woes

Your snow woes

Have you been struggling through snow on two wheels? Or did you see someone else in trouble and give them a hand?Here’s some of the experiences of other motorcyclenews.com users;Steve: Despite the...

Production resumes for Cagiva, MV Agusta and Husqvarna

Production resumes for Cagiva, MV Agusta and Husqvarna

Production will resume in February for the Cagiva, MV Agusta and Husqvarna brands.The news was revealed in a statement by MV Agusta president Claudio Castiglioni, which revealed plans for the three...

Tell us your insurance nightmares

Tell us your insurance nightmares

Are you having an insurance nightmare? Has your insurance doubled for no apparent reason even though in your eyes you’re getting older and safer? Or are you an 18-year-old paying out what most people...

Rossi’s new V5 and Foggy rides again

Rossi’s new V5 and Foggy rides again

MCN has all the news from the pre-season MotoGP tests at Sepang in Malaysia.We’ve got all the technical details of Rossi’s 2003 RCV, including the new slipper clutch, engine braking, and even details...

Record revenue for Harley-Davidson

Record revenue for Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson have announced record revenue of $4.1 billion for last year, a 20% increase from 2001.Last year was the 17th consecutive year of record revenue and net income for the American company.

The MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show

The MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show

The best way to start you motorcycling year has to be at Alexandra Palace for the MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show. It takes place from January 25 to February 2, and features plenty of attractions,...

World’s greatest stoppie

World’s greatest stoppie

MCN reader Matt Goodall must have wondered what was happening when these roadworks loomed out of the darkness.Fortunately, Matt was thrown onto a pile of earth beside the hole, but his Suzuki SV650...

Recall for ZX-12R

Recall for ZX-12R

Kawasaki has issued a worldwide recall on all 2000-2003 ZX-12R Ninjas due to a technical fault which can cause oil to leak onto the rear tyre.According to Kawasaki, there is only a small possibility...

Mayor accused of scaring London bikers

Mayor accused of scaring London bikers

The British Motorcyclists Federation has accused London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s safety team of scaring people away from using motorbikes to beat congestion charging.The BMF are concerned by shock...

The MCN Race of Champions Supermoto

The MCN Race of Champions Supermoto

MCN is backing the inaugral Race of Champions Supermoto race at Donington Park on February 22-23.The event takes place over three 20 lap races, with 24 riders invited to compete for a £10,000 prize...

Piaggio targets commuters with sheep

Piaggio targets commuters with sheep

Piaggio will launch an ad campaign comparing commuters to sheep, and encouraging them to take to two wheels to avoid the London Congestion Charge.Timed to coincide with the charge coming into force,...

The 2004 Honda Fireblade

The 2004 Honda Fireblade

The latest image of the replacement for the Honda Fireblade is in Motor Cycle News, out now.The RCB1000 will use a completely new engine and chassis, with hybrid RCV-CBR600RR styling. The bike will...

Two Schwantz Specials

Two Schwantz Specials

Ten years after GP legend Kevin Schwantz won the 500cc world championship, Crescent Suzuki are celebrating with two unbelievably quick specials.The Crescent/Hyside Hayabusa is a one-off, £20,500...

Testing the Triumph Bonneville Ace Replica

Testing the Triumph Bonneville Ace Replica

There is, of course, only one place to take a Triumph Bonneville Ace Café Replica – the reborn Ace itself.London’s legendary biker caff of the ’50s and ’60s was rebuilt and reopened five years...

Charlie’s Angels go Full Throttle off road

Charlie’s Angels go Full Throttle off road

Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu will be getting dirty this summer when Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle arrives in cinemas.The sequel to Charlie’s Angels features the trio fighting villains...

Last chance Ally Pally advance tickets

Last chance Ally Pally advance tickets

Due to the huge demand, the advance ticket-line has been re-opened for two more days.This means you have until 4pm Thursday to save money on tickets for the MCN Road Racing and Superbike ShowTickets...

Honda in shock price cuts

Honda in shock price cuts

Honda has slashed the prices of its entire 2003 range. The move, which is not a temporary offer but a complete restructuring of their prices, will see the price of almost every new Honda drop...

Sales predicted to rise in 2003

Sales predicted to rise in 2003

Motorcycle market analyst Rob Hobson has predicted sales for motorcycles, mopeds and scooters are set to rise in 2003.Hobson, who works for CAP Motor Research, says that the rise will come from new...

The best Japanese bike ever?

The best Japanese bike ever?

In the special Japanese edition of Motor Cycle News, (January 15), we list the legendary bikes that are the best to come from Japan.Our choices include the Honda RC30, Yamaha RD350LC and Kawasaki...

Have you had a pothole problem?

Have you had a pothole problem?

Can you help us? We’re in the process of planning a feature about claiming compensation if you’re unlucky enough to damage your bike or yourself due to a pothole. We’re looking for some real life...

Search is back!

Rediscover the rich depth, variety and sheer scale of motorcyclenews.com with the return of the newly-restored search function.Use the tool at the top of the page to reveal the thousands and thousands of archived news stories and features, road tests, off-road and race track action, videos, great pictures and product reviews.And don’t forget: our weekly motorcycle paper MCN comes, published in the...

Your tributes to Ronnie Smith

Your tributes to Ronnie Smith

Tributes have been flooding in for Ronnie Smith, TT racer and Performance Bikes road tester, in the wake of his death at the weekend.Hundreds have posted their thoughts on the news bulletin board of...

Stolen stunt bike could hurt thieves

Stolen stunt bike could hurt thieves

Thieves have stolen stunt rider John Taylor’s 500cc Honda, but the 39-year-olds main worry is that the thieves will get hurt.The bike has been modified for stunt riding, including tuning the engine...

We reveal Honda’s 30-year secret

We reveal Honda’s 30-year secret

For nearly 30 years, Honda have been secretly buying up classic bikes. Now MCN can reveal probably the most important bike collection on the planet.Hidden under dustsheets in a disused sports hall are...

Find that elusive spare part

Find that elusive spare part

A new website aims to end all your spare parts nightmares.Bike Parts claim to have microfiches for all Honda bikes since 1980. It also promises to add Yamaha and Suzuki soon, as well as Honda cars, to...

Kawasaki Z1 1972-1976

Kawasaki Z1 1972-1976

At the age of ten, motorcycles were noisy but impressive things that drove me to distraction every time I heard one. And the first time I saw Kawasaki’s Z1 parked no more than 10-feet from the other...

We test the Triumph Speedmaster

We test the Triumph Speedmaster

Triumph’s cruiser-styled Bonneville America was the British firm’s best selling motorcycle of 2002, thanks to buyers in – you guessed it – America. While Europeans have been regarding the model with...

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...