2004

Off Road: Nov 24 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS, TRIALS and SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting November 24 on, 2004. MOTOCROSS WEDNESDAY November 24 Hampshire MXC, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 01962-735083. SUNDAY November 28 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340391. Hull and DMCC, York, Yorkshire.

Rideouts: Nov 17 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY November 17 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY November 18 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

Save big on winter deals

Save big on winter deals

Received wisdom has it that winter is a bad time to buy a bike. The clever buyer knows it’s actually ideal. Dealers are more ready to listen to hard-nosed hagglers in what becomes a buyers...

KTM Super Duke tested

KTM Super Duke tested

KTM’s Super Duke goes straight to the top of the ‘super nakeds’ tree. That’s our verdict after the world first test ride on the first 100% road-focused bike from the Austrian...

Readers in blind R6 test

Readers in blind R6 test

What better way to try out the new 2005 Yamaha R6 than come along and test it for MCN. Well that’s exactly what four of our readers did today. With no radical redesign of the R6 for 2005 we...

World first test: MT-01

World first test: MT-01

Yamaha’s new MT-01 is fast, fun, improbably agile and stops hard. And after thrashing the 1670cc V-twin concept bike-turned-production machine on South African roads, our world first test...

Flying bike could take off

Flying bike could take off

What do you do when you’re stuck in the queue to leave Brands world superbikes? Easy! Flick a switch and turn your bike into a helicopter… That’s the radical “personal...

Vespa as work of art

Vespa as work of art

Fancy getting your hands on a one off Vespa with a paint scheme by one the of the UK’s top artists? Then get down to the Art Vespa Auction next Tuesday for a choice of five. The paint schemes...

Email alerts go live

Email alerts go live

Now you can get an email alert every time someone posts a message on a topic you are interested in. This new feature will be a real bonus for those who have specific questions, or those who like to...

Rallies: Nov17 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing November 17, 2004 RALLIES FRIDAY November 19 Derbyshire 623MCC Pheasant Plucker Rally, Eyam, Derbyshire. 01245-204164. SATURDAY November 20 Derbyshire 623MCC Pheasant Plucker Rally, Eyam, Derbyshire. 01245-204164. SUNDAY November 21 Derbyshire 623MCC Pheasant Plucker Rally,...

World's priciest bike

World's priciest bike

Imagine paying nearly £90,000 for a bike. Well that’s what one anonymous UK collector did when he went shopping at a classic bike auction in the US last weekend. The bike he bought was a...

E-clip: November 10

E-clip: November 10

This stunt is called the "Leap of faith", we call it bleeding mental. Click here to watch the clip.

Rate the NEC Show

Rate the NEC Show

Less of us went to the NEC Show this year than in 2003. So what put you off? The number of bike fans at the final Saturday of this year’s NEC bike show was more than 2000 up on the previous...

New MCN out Nov 16

New MCN out Nov 16

Don’t miss this week all-new MCN – out from Wednesday November 17, 2004. It features 10 new sections PLUS the World First Test of the Yamaha MT-01, Schwantz tests the 05 GSX-R1000,...

Your NEC babe pics

Your NEC babe pics

We weren’t the only ones to spot the hoards of gorgeous girls that have been attracting attention at the NEC show – it seems you did too. We asked you to send in your best snaps of...

Shows, Rallies: Nov 10 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing November 10, 2004. Shows: WEDNESDAY November 10 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show , NEC Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands. 10am-6pm. 0870-9042003 or www.motorcycleshow.co.uk. THURSDAY November 11 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show , NEC Arena, Birmingham, West...

Britain's best corners

Britain's best corners

Corners – it’s what motorcycles were made for. And we’re looking for Britain’s best. Which corner is the one you’re prepared to go out of your way for? It might have the...

2005 BMF show dates

2005 BMF show dates

The BMF has announced the dates of its main events for 2005 - and is offering a few quid off if you book early. You get £2 off the BMF Show - on May 21-22 at the East of England Showground,...

Warranty prices to rise

Warranty prices to rise

Warranties offered on bikes could rocket in cost because of a new ruling which makes them subject to controls by the pin-striped suits of the Financial Services Authority. The FSA usually regulates...

Top Web-only bikes

Top Web-only bikes

Our 33%-off deal is ending this Friday so make sure you take advantage of our Web Only ads offer to get your bike for sale on motorcyclenews.com for as little as £20. Booking your ad online...

Single babes on bikes

Single babes on bikes

Spot a woman on a bike and she’s likely to be single – according to a new survey from online insurer’s ChoiceQuote. They say that between 2002 and 2004 the number of married riders...

Bid for classic minimoto

Bid for classic minimoto

A minimoto once owned by former GP racer Steve Parrish is going under the hammer in an auction of classics next month. It's in Yamaha Mitsui Race Team livery and is expected to go for up to...

Off Road: Nov 17 0n

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS, TRIALS and SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting November 17 on, 2004. SUPERMOTO SUNDAY November 21 Southern Supermoto Racing, Lydd International Raceway, Lydd, Kent. Non-championship round. 01794-399886 or www.southern supermoto.co.uk. Practice and bike hire, Trax...

NEC Show live webcam

NEC Show live webcam

Our coverage of the NEC Show this year includes an exclusive live webcam. We've been on tour with the webcam every day. When we aren't roving the view is from the top of the MCN stand. Go and give it...

Trackdays: Nov 17 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS, RIDING SCHOOLS and MINI MOTO. Those listed below are for the week commencing November 17, 2004. TRACK DAYS FRIDAY November 19 Focused Events Trackday, Oulton Park, Cheshire. £55 01903-744011 or www.focusedevents.com. SATURDAY November 20 Focused Events Track Day, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. £59 01903-744011 or...

Free MotoGP DVD

Free MotoGP DVD

This week in MCN find out how you can claim a free MotoGP 2003 season review DVD with all the top action from last year’s championship. To give you a quick taster of what to expect from your...

October bike sales rise

October bike sales rise

New bike sales of “Adventure” category bikes are up by 53% and custom bike sales are up by 27% compared with the same time last year. The strong growth in interest in bikes such as...

E-Clip: November 3

E-Clip: November 3

It's always funnier when it's someone else's misfortune. Take a look at this crash-happy compilation, here.

MCN Bike Awards 2004

MCN Bike Awards 2004

The final group of awards recognise the amazing advances in the bikes we ride and the achievements of the manufacutrers that make them. The MCN Manufacturer of the year award recognises the...

Win Honda launch trip

Win Honda launch trip

You could be at the press launch of the 2005 Honda CBR600RR at the Estoril GP circuit in Portugal. Honda are offering the prize of an all-expenses paid trip to the launch on November 28-30 to one...

Race Events: Nov 10 on

Each week we publish a list of race events being held in the UK. These are for the week starting November 10, 2004. They include road racing, sprints and minimoto racing. Drag racing: SUNDAY November 14 Crail Raceway run wot ya brung , Crail Fife. 9.30am-4.30pm. 01333-451839 or www.crailraceway.co.uk. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY November 10 Mini moto arrive and ride , GP Karting, Northampton,...

Flyin Ryan crash

Flyin Ryan crash

This is the moment that Ryan ‘Flyin’ Griffiths cheated death after failing to pull off a world record Jump at the Moto 1 event at Donington Park. He wanted to jump 260ft in front of...

Rideouts: Nov 3 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here. Wednesday November 3 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Thursday November 4 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

Bike Meets: Nov 10 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing November 10, 2004. WEDNESDAY November 10 Breidden Tea Room Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

Small time racer

Small time racer

I’ve just had one of my best biking buzzes of 2004 – and it was on a 50cc moped! As a page designer for MCN, I’ve ridden some of the best road bikes that have arrived at the office...

In MCN November 10

In MCN November 10

Celebrate the NEC Show with your all-new MCN - out from Wednesday November 10. Among the new sections - packed full of more news, more pics, more facts and a whole new look - you'll find our...