June

Drivers face three points for using phone

Drivers face three points for using phone

Motorcyclists should face one less hazard on the road after December when a new law comes into force specifically banning drivers from using handheld phones while driving.The move, announced yesterday...

Exclusive look at Hodgson's Bennetts ad

Exclusive look at Hodgson's Bennetts ad

Click the link on the right to get an exclusive first look at the new Bennetts TV ad featuring World Superbike star Neil Hodgson. The ad was filmed in Manchester at the beginning of June and took...

TT trophies on tour

TT trophies on tour

Six of the TT winners trophies will exhibited outside of the Isle of Man for the first time.The Senior, Formula One, Junior, Lightweight, Sidecar and Fred Dixon trophies will be shown on June 28-29 as...

More than 500 join protest over North Wales police tactics

More than 500 join protest over North Wales police tactics

More than 500 motorcyclists converged on North Wales Police headquarters in Colwyn Bay on Sunday to protest at harassment and aggressive treatment. The demonstration follows the launch of Operation...

Honda to build naked SP-2

Honda to build naked SP-2

This week in MCN we exclusively reveal the latest bikes to come out of Honda’s design studio.Honda is stripping down it’s SP-2 with a new naked version, due in 2005.It gets the same V-twin engine as...

Princess Anne visits Dutch TT

Princess Anne visits Dutch TT

Prince William?s interest in bikes has been well documented, but it seems Princes Anne also has the biking bug. HRH The Princess Royal visited the MotoGP paddock at Assen in Holland on Wednesday June...

We ride TT winners

We ride TT winners

MCN tests the machine that gave Triumph its first win in 28 years, alongside four other bikes fresh from the Island, only in the June 18 issue.Just a few days after an historic victory, Trevor...

Big Brother bikers

Big Brother bikers

Two stars of Channel 4’s reality show Big Brother are big fans of two wheels.New addition to the house Gaetano Kagwa lists motorbikes, football and jazz as his interests, whilst Elizabeth Woodcock,...

BMW launches new cruiser

BMW launches new cruiser

BMW has launched a new cruiser in the shape of the R1200C Montauk.The Montauk features vertically stacked dual headlamps, Telelever front forks and five-spoke alloy wheels with wide tyres (150/80-16...

Motorcyclists praised for ‘heroic’ actions

Motorcyclists praised for ‘heroic’ actions

A group of motorcyclists have been praised after they stopped to pull casualties from a crashed car just before it caught fire.The ambulance service has hailed the bikers as heroes after the incident,...

Bike chase death sparks riots

Bike chase death sparks riots

Hundreds have rioted for two nights in Benton Harbour, Michigan, USA after a motorcyclist died during a police chase.The unrest included shootings, stabbings and arson, with several arrests, after the...

Riossi stock almost gone

Riossi stock almost gone

The news of the closure of Riossi has led to bargain-hunters snapping up around 50% of stock over the last weekend.The dealer has announced its last ever sale, with 600 bikes, £1 million of clothing...

The ultimate tyre guide

The ultimate tyre guide

The Ultimate Tyre Guide is free with this week’s MCN. The 12-page guide focuses on sports tyres, with two riders testing 15 sets of tyres over three days to give you the verdict you can trust.We also...

Have you been surveyed?

Have you been surveyed?

A nationwide questionnaire has been arriving through the letterboxes of UK motorcyclists and we want to know if you have received one. " The UK Motorcycling Population: You and your riding "...

Watch a lap of Donington with MCN’s Marc Potter

To watch the video, download the appropriate format by clicking on the link on the right.

Win an exclusive track day with British Superbike stars

Win an exclusive track day with British Superbike stars

MCN have teamed up with Bennetts Insurance Services to offer you the chance to win exclusive track day with British Superbike riders.You’ll be able to get tips and tuition from Hawk Kawasaki riders...

Watch an on-board lap of Donington

Watch an on-board lap of Donington

MCN’s News Editor Marc Potter was just one of around 100 riders taking advantage of the track day session at the MCN Summer Sports Bike Show.Potter was riding his standard Suzuki GSX-R1000 with just...

Join the official Sheene tribute run

Join the official Sheene tribute run

A special charity tribute event to commemorate Barry Sheene will be held on Sunday July 6.Rugby town centre is being taken over by bikes for the event, which is being organised by the ACU. All...

Win a VIP weekend with MCN’s WSB guide

Win a VIP weekend with MCN’s WSB guide

Your chance to win a VIP World Superbike weekend at Silverstone is in the 16-page WSB guide free with MCN this week.You could get your hands on over £700 worth of hospitality, passes, souvenirs and...

Byrne goes for a pizza the action

Byrne goes for a pizza the action

British Superbike championship leader Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne hopes to get a free lunch today when he opens Pizza Hut’s new fleet support centre in Hertfordshire.The centre will be a service and training...

Exclusive: 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600

Exclusive: 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600

The 2004 Suzuki GSX-R600 is exclusively revealed in this week’s MCN, out today.With the 2003 version lagging behind in the latest sales figures, the new version will be a smaller replica of the...

Win British GP tickets by telling us why biking is cool

Win British GP tickets by telling us why biking is cool

We’re putting together a feature which aims to pinpoint just what it is that's so cool about biking... and we want your nominations.For many people, trying to put their finger on just what it is that...

Retail Zone pictures

Retail Zone pictures

Here are all the pictures from the MCN Retail Zone

Shed of the Year contest

Shed of the Year contest

We’re looking for the worst bikes in the UK for our Shed of the Year contest, to honour the people who didn’t want to enter MCN’s Special of the Year at the Summer Sports Bike Show this weekend.The...

Stunt show action

Stunt show action

All the stunt show action is here

End of the line for Riossi

End of the line for Riossi

There will be no Riossi dealerships left in the country by the end of the month, the firm announced on Thursday, June 5.Five of the chain’s shops have been sold and the others will be closed by the...

Ultimate exhaust guide with MCN

Ultimate exhaust guide with MCN

This week’s MCN includes a free 16-page Ultimate Exhaust Guide, with information on fitting, power gains and the law. It’s also got an A-Z showcase of the best exhausts and the results of...

MCN Exclusive: Riossi statement

MCN Exclusive: Riossi statement

Dixon Motors has announced the sale of five Riossi retail stores to Infinity Motorcycles Limited with immediate effect. The stores, based in Farnborough, Clapham, Purley, Great Portland Street and...

Safety group launches scare campaign

Safety group launches scare campaign

Born-Again bikers are being targeted with scare tactics to try to make them ride safer.The Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership’s Bikers! Safety campaign displays posters like these (see right)...

MCN’s Special of the Year

MCN’s Special of the Year

All the bikes from the MCN Special of the Year competition

Harley offers extended warranty for coalition military

Harley offers extended warranty for coalition military

U.S. Harley-Davidson and Buell have announced extended warranty coverage for military personnel involved in the recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.The scheme covers coalition forces from all...

The MCN stage shows

The MCN stage shows

You’ll find all the pictures of the entertainment on the MCN stage right here

Directions and campsites

Directions:From the South-West: M5 to M6 then M42. Exit at junction 14 on A453 to castle Donington. At T-junction turn right. Follow signs to MCN Summer Sports Bike Show.From the South-East: Up M1 to junction 23A (signed A50 Stoke, A6 Derby). Join A42 then take A453. Follow signs to MCN Summer Sports Bike Show.From the North-East: Exit A1(M) at junction 35 and take M18 to the M1(South). Exit at...

Summer Sports Bike Show pictures

Summer Sports Bike Show pictures

A huge number of people are giving up their Sunday lunch to attend the MCN Summer Sports Bike Show. Good weather, loads of action and gorgeous MCN girls are getting the biggest crowds of the...

Bare biker buzzed by bee

Bare biker buzzed by bee

A naked ride went wrong for a German biker when a bee took exception to his state of undress. The 36-year-old was riding in the nude to a nearby naturist’s swimming pool when he was attacked.

MCN wants Multistrada owners

MCN wants Multistrada owners

If you were impressed enough by the new Ducati Multistrada to run out and buy one, then MCN wants to hear from you. Answer the questions below and send them in an email to andy.downes@emap.com, with...