2004

Tail End this weekend

Tail End this weekend

The seventh annual BMF Tail End rally takes place at the East of England Showground on September 18 and 19. The two day event includes arena shows, live bands, hundreds of trade stalls and side...

BMW Off Road part 3

BMW Off Road part 3

Lunch is grabbed at the BMW trailer, with rolls, water, tea and coffee. It's a good chance to bond with the rest of the group, which comprises some keen off-road racers, some less experienced, and...

You rate the 05 bikes

You rate the 05 bikes

The bikes of 2005 are on parade among the glamour of the Munich Bike Show all this week. We've been bringing you first pictures as the bikes were launched and asking for your reactions. If you...

Munich Show round-up

Munich Show round-up

MCN was mob-handed at the Munich Show to cover all the new bike news as it broke. The press launches are now over and the show opened to the public. But we're guessing not many of you will have been...

MV's Brutale America

MV's Brutale America

MV Agusta showed an 'America' version of its Brutale naked bike at the Munich Bike Show - reviving memories of the classic MV Agusta models of the 1970s. The bike was first shown at the Milan Show...

Sep 8 issue of MCN

Sep 8 issue of MCN

This week's issue of MCN (out from Wednesday, September 8) includes exclusive first official pictures of the all-new Triumph Sprint ST. It comes complete with interviews with the design team, full...

This week's rideouts

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS on in the UK. To check for more, or to organise your own, visit the Road Riding board in our Have Your Say forums. Click here. THURSDAY September 9 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, N Wales. 01270-768562. All week. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. SATURDAY September 11 Track Sense Trail Ride, Surrey. 08704-450600. Kill Spills Demo Ride...

Rallies/Shows: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of shows, rallies and exhibitions. These are those for the week starting Sep 15, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY September 18 RSPCA Motorbike Show, Animal Welfare Centre, Hull. 01482-343875. BMF Tail End 2004, East of England Showground, Peterborough. £8. 0116-254-8818. (See above) Fun Day, Hawkin's Sports and Social Club, Cheslyn Hay, Staffs. 01922-418895. Festival of...

More Munich Babes

More Munich Babes

Not wishing to deprive you... here's even more babes from the Munich bike show - which opened to the public on Wednesday (Sep 15). Check out the pictures and cast your votes for your favourites by...

Pro-Gatso ads mislead

Pro-Gatso ads mislead

Claims used to support speed cameras have been ruled 'misleading' by the powerful Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA received a complaint after the London Safety Camera Partnership published a...

No end to this summer

No end to this summer

Thought summer's days might be numbered? You're wrong - it's actually Springtime. At least, it is if you're ready to take advantage of a new luxury touring firm starting up on New Zealand's South...

Make Gatsos pay!

Make Gatsos pay!

Britain's bike industry has stumped up the cash to save the cash-strapped nationwide Bikesafe initiative - and slammed the Government for failing to put its money where its mouth is. The Government...

This week's trackdays

Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing September 8, 2004. THURSDAY September 9 Infinity Trackdays, Brands Hatch. £199. 01252-400500. 100% Bikes Trackday, Cadwell Park. 0870-8722532. FRIDAY September 10 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor. 01332-677079. Phil Bevan Trackday and Supermoto, Pembrey, Dyfed. 07968-208132. SATURDAY September 11 Suzuki...

E-clip: September 8

E-clip: September 8

Give it a bit too much gas going round a corner at full tilt and this is what you can expect. Click here to watch the clip

Sep 18 issue of MCN

Sep 18 issue of MCN

The are 21 pages of MCN devoted to 52 new bikes including the brutal new 1050cc Triumph Speed Triple and bored out 650cc Daytona. Both the Honda CBR600RR and R6 have been heavily-revised to try and...

05 bikes = used deals

05 bikes = used deals

With loads of new bikes breaking cover there's the chance of a glut of great used bikes on offer as riders clear space in their garages for the new arrivals. You'll always find the freshest additions...

This week's bike meets

This week's bike meets

MONDAY September 13 Castle of Comfort, East Harptree, Bristol. 7pm. 01761-221321. Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. MFN, Shipley Gate, Notts. 01773-530313. Reubens Coffee House,...

Anti-diesel rally times

Anti-diesel rally times

Thinking of joining in the KillSpills rally? It's on in London on September 11 and aims to raise the issue of the risks of diesel spills to motorcyclists. Here's the itinery: 11am Rally Riders arrive...

Race Meets: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of bike racing events being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing Sep 15, 2004. Road racing: Saturday September 18 Aintree MCC, Aintree Circuit, Liverpool. 01257-462216. New Era Road Racing, Pembrey, Dyfed. 01920 444205. Until Sunday. Classic Racing MCC, Snetterton, Norfolk. 01953-850677. Until Sunday. Sunday September 19 British Superbikes, Donington Park,...

Trackdays: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing September 15, 2004. THURSDAY September 16 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leics. 01332-819503. Speedfreak Trackday, Mallory Park, Leics. 01625-859969. FRIDAY September 17 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01332-677079. SATURDAY September 18 100% Bikes Trackday, Croft, N Yorks. £120.

Naked MZ goes public

Naked MZ goes public

MZ launched its new MZ1000SF naked bike to the world at the Munich Bike Show on Monday (Sep 13). The firm has based it on its MZ1000S sports tourer, with a boosted midrange and a bikini fairing that...

Diesel spills rally success

Diesel spills rally success

The KillSpills rally in London to promote the dangers of diesel spills for motorcyclists took place on Saturday, September 11 with a huge turn-out riding from the Ace Cafe to Buckingham Palace. An...

Meet Jodi at Essex run

Meet Jodi at Essex run

Blonde bombshell biking babe Jodi Marsh will kickstart the 2004 Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run on Sunday, September 12. Jodi - who recently joined MCN on a road test - will be at Ford's Dunton...

RiDER Power results

RiDER Power results

Read the results of RiDER Power's 10,000-biker survey - starting with the next issue of Ride - out from September 10. This year's response has been so great the results have had to be spread over two...

Off-Road: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are those for the week commencing September 15, 2004. MOTOCROSS SATURDAY September 18 Wilden MXC, Kidderminster. 07778-396058. Twin-Shock SC, Glenochil -by-Alloa. 01383-732952. NIMC Ulster Championship, Donemana. 02871-338107. SUNDAY September 19 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340931. Luton and DMC, Toddington, Beds.

Rideouts: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS on in the UK. To check for more, or to organise your own, visit the Road Riding board in our Have Your Say forums. Click here. RIDEOUTS THURSDAY September 16 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, North Wales. 01270-768562. All week. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. SATURDAY September 18 Track Sense Trail Ride, Hampshire. 08704-450600. Fasttrack...

Honda launches line-up

Honda launches line-up

Honda gave an official launch to its 05 line-up late on Monday night (Sep 13). The evening gave the first public viewing of the new supermoto-style FMX650 and a new Repsol colourscheme for the Blade.

Guzzi's plans for 05

Guzzi's plans for 05

Moto Guzzi`s future direction may have been in doubt all year, but that hasn`t stopped it ploughing on in developing a line up of bikes for 2005. They were revealed in Munich on Tuesday morning (Sep...

We're testing 05 999

We're testing 05 999

Ducati's 05 999 makes its public debut at the Munich Show next week - but MCN has been testing it this week and will bring you the world's first test of the £11,500 Italian beauty in our...

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs unveiled 125cc and 500cc versions of its MadAss BMX style bike at the Munich bike show on Tuesday, September 14. Both bikes are developments of the current 50cc bike which was reviewed in MCN...

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

Yamaha`s 2005 line-up includes a major update for the R6, a range of cracking new learner-friendly 125s and the brute force of the torque-laden MT-01. Read about the updates to the R6 in our separate...

More 05 Hondas

More 05 Hondas

Honda has unveiled its complete 2005 line-up and, alongside the all-new CBR600RR, new Blade colours and other changes we published last week, there's an all-new FMX650. It could prove a great city...

05 KTMs go public

05 KTMs go public

KTM revealed the RC8 Venom, a new naked protoype bike based on the RC8, at the Munich Bike Show on Tuesday morning (September 14). The bike is still in a concept stage but could easily be developed...

Jackie Chan signed up

Jackie Chan signed up

Hong Kong Hollywood legend Jackie Chan has been signed up to be the 'brand ambassador' for a new 125 being launched by Indian firm Bajaj. The Discover, launched this week, is tilted at the...

Bimota DB5: first pics

Bimota DB5: first pics

This is the first picture of the DB5 road bike Bimota will launch at the Munich Show in Germany next week (starting Sep 13). It uses a Ducati 1000DS V-twin engine, as used in the Multistrada, 1000SS...

Bike boom is back!

Bike boom is back!

New bike sales for August were up by 7.6% compared to the same month last year. It's the second month on the trot to see a rise and comes on top of Department for Transport figures showing bike...