October

MCN News Editor vacancy

MCN News Editor vacancy

Quality of news coverage is vital to the success of MCN. So this role - managing a team of four scoop-hungry hacks - is vital to boosting the coverage of one of Emap’s biggest titles.News is what...

Protests at City centre parking

Protests at City centre parking

Motorcyclists in Sheffield are angry that proposals for extra car and bicycle parking do not include more spaces for motorbikes.Parking in Sheffield is so bad for bikes that the local Hein Gericke...

Long term test September 03: Suzuki DR-Z400

Long term test September 03: Suzuki DR-Z400

Daniel Thornton: daniel.thornton@emap.comReturning after a week’s break from riding has given me the chance to become reacquainted with the DR-Z, and take stock of how well the standard bike has...

Road safety officer causes fatal bike crash

A road safety officer has admitted pulling into the path of an oncoming motorcycle, causing a collision which resulted in the death of the rider.Jeremy Harris, 43, turned right across the path of Michael Frost’s Kawasaki ZX-7R, later claiming that he had not seen the bike. The incident happened on the B4058 Iron Acton bypass at Iron Acton on April 23. Frost suffered severe injuries and died later...

Hear Toseland tinkle (the ivories)

Hear Toseland tinkle (the ivories)

Follow the link on the right to download a clip of factory Ducati rider and grade 6 level pianist James Toseland proving that he really can play in an exclusive interview with MCN’s World Superbike...

Help explode motorcycling myths

Help explode motorcycling myths

Does hanging off really make you faster? Is it legal to filter? Does increasing your pre-load stiffen your suspension?Everyone has heard at least one story on the internet or down the pub which leaves...

Stay at Daytona Bike Week with MCN

Stay at Daytona Bike Week with MCN

Join MCN for the ultimate bike holiday Daytona Bike Week in Florida.Around half a million riders descend on the town for the festival, which is based around the start of the American racing season at...

KTM unveils new superbike

KTM unveils new superbike

These are the first pictures of KTM's new LC8 1000cc V-twin superbike.The RC8 is one of the most radical bikes we have seen in recent years with styling like nothing offered by the Japanese or Italian...

MP calls for bikes in bus lanes

MP calls for bikes in bus lanes

A conservative MP has proposed a bill calling for motorbikes to be legally allowed to use bus lanes throughout the UK.Motorbikes, or powered two wheelers (PTW) as officials like to call them, are...

Ducati unveil SportClassics

Ducati unveil SportClassics

Ducati has revealed a range of SportClassics concept bikes at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show.The range includes the silver Paul Smart 1000, the yellow Sport 1000 and the naked GT 1000. The three bikes...

MCN Race Paddock at the NEC Show

MCN Race Paddock at the NEC Show

The MCN Race Paddock is a huge new attraction at this years NEC Show, letting you rub shoulders with riders, see the massive transporters and drool over the exotic race bikes they carry.Teams already...

FP-1 road bike is on sale now

FP-1 road bike is on sale now

The Foggy-Petronas FP-1 road bike is now on sale.There are just 100 of the bikes on offer, which have been produced as homologation specials to allow the manufacturer to race in the World Superbike...

More carbon from CCM

More carbon from CCM

CCM's special-edition black R30 supermoto was such a success over the summer that the firm has decided to produce a second batch.The R30s was first introduced in June and features a carbon-effect...

BSB machines v road bikes

BSB machines v road bikes

This week in MCN, out October 22, you can learn exactly how much difference there is between the top British Superbikes and their road-going counterparts.We take the championship winning Monstermob...

Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

Road legal Simpson lids for the UK

Simpson Bandit lids are finally available as road legal kit in the UK.The helmets are approved to the ECE22-05 European standard, meaning they are now legal across the continent. The American makers...

Get insured for charity

Get insured for charity

Take out a policy with Bikesure between November 5 and December 25 and the insurance firm will donate £10 to the BMF Foundation charity. " Bikesure is a firm supporter of motorcycling issues,...

KTM unveils new race bike

KTM unveils new race bike

These are the first pictures of the new KTM LC8 Adventure flat tracker.The 950cc twin was revealed in public for the first time at the Scioto Downs round of the U.S. Flat Track series on October 13...

Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

Thousands enjoy sun-kissed Skeggy

Thousands of bikers have made the trip to the MCN Autumn Spectacular at Butlins in Skegness, and they have been rewarded with great weather and entertainment.A huge number of bikes took part in the...

Babes

Babes

Bikes

Bikes

Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

Hein Gericke bought by U.S. firm

Clothing firm Hein Gericke is set to get a new owner by the end of the month. U.S. firm The Fairchild Corporation expects to close a deal with current owners Eurobike AG by October 31, 2003.The change...

Charity attempt is a load of balls

Charity attempt is a load of balls

Nick Steed will be hoping for plenty of balls-ups when he attempts to collect as many Velcro-covered tennis balls to his boots and kneesliders at the Rockingham race circuit on November 7.He’ll be...

MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

MCN Autumn Spectacular video highlights

Check out all the action from the weekend’s revelry at Butlins as caught on the motorcyclenews.com video camera. Click the link on the right to download the video highlights in either Real Media or...

MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

MCN.com head to the Autumn Spectacular

Motorcyclenews.com is heading to Butlins in Skegness for the MCN Autumn Spectacular, and you could still join us with day tickets costing just £7.50.We’ll be reporting on Jamie Whitham’s Po’ Boys and...

MCN launches online subscriptions

MCN launches online subscriptions

MCN has launched an online subscription service allowing overseas readers to get their hands on the paper as quickly as UK readers.You can download the entire paper every Wednesday morning. All the...

Bands

Bands

Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

Hunt for MCN Babe Squad of 2004

The search is on for the hottest bike babes for the 2004 MCN Babe Squad.It could be the dream job for someone who loves bikes. Successful applicants will meet many of the world’s top racers, attend...

Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

Speed cameras fail to reduce deaths

Speed cameras have done nothing to reduce the number of deaths on British roads according to an analysis of Government figures conducted by the Association of British Drivers (ABD).The report goes...

MotoGP secrets revealed

MotoGP secrets revealed

In this week’s MCN, out October 8, we talk to eight of the world’s top racing teams and peal back the layers to find out what secrets lie beneath the latest MotoGP bikes.We take a look at Rossi’s...

MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

MCN Autumn Spectacular timetable

Saturday Daytime:10.00am: MCN Information point opens (situated inside the Pavilion). Trade stands and activities open. All FREE activities start: Free track sessions start at Cadwell Park (collect...

Triumph cans Hayabusa rival

Triumph cans Hayabusa rival

MCN has learnt that Triumph has scrapped its project to build the first genuine 200mph production motorcycle.For last three years the British factory has been developing a 1300cc hypersport bike to...

Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

Motorcyclenews.com to the rescue

When the European Superbike school’s regular translator had to pull out of this weekend’s trip to the south of France, motorcyclenews.com made an urgent appeal and has found them a replacement.Will...

Visor carrier for every MCN reader: extended offer.

Visor carrier for every MCN reader: extended offer.

We've extended the deadline for our Oxford Stowaway visor carrier promotion, saving you £7 on the normal price. That’s 70 per cent off the normal price, to promote responsible dark visor use.All you...

MCN meet at Ace Cafe

MCN meet at Ace Cafe

MCN will hold the first of a series of monthly bike meets at the Ace Cafe in North London on October 15 at 7.30pm. The MCN Bike Night will involve MCN staff, many of our long-term test bikes, and our...

15bhp boost for under £600

15bhp boost for under £600

Akrapovic has launched a new exhaust system for the Honda CB1300 offering significant power gains and weight savings over the standard system.Honda’s big naked bike already puts out 108bhp but you...

New tyres for 2004 superbikes

New tyres for 2004 superbikes

Michelin and Bridgestone have both launched new tyres for 2004.Michelin has brought in the Pilot Power to replace the ageing Pilot Sport and Yamaha will be fitting the new tyre as standard to its 2004...