2004

MCN Products Awards 2004

MCN Products Awards 2004

The next group of awards honours the best products available to todays riders and the companies that supply them. The first Product of the Year category is for clothing and the shortlist includes the...

Toseland Man of the Year 2004

Toseland Man of the Year 2004

The newly crowned World Superbike champion has scooped the MCN Man of the year award at this year’s MCN Awards. The Man of the Year award is voted for by you and this year was the closest it...

Celebs galore at NEC

Celebs galore at NEC

All the top firms are rolling out the celebs on their NEC stands with hoards of top racers, TV faces and top babes putting in an appearance. The show was opened by BBC bike sport babe Suzi Perry,...

NEC: What to see

NEC: What to see

There’s a whole lot more to the NEC bike show than just the chance to see all the latest bikes. Get yourself to Birmingham and there are so many things to do you wont have a minute to stop. ...

Bike Meets: Nov 3 on

Saturday November 6 Blurton Arms, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. 01782-326301. Royal Windsor Hotel, Blackpool sea front, Lancashire. 01253-623637. Sams Cafe, Denbigh, Denbighshire. 8.30am-3.30pm. 01745-816807. Station cafe, Llanberis, Gwynedd. 10am-4pm. 08704-580033. Wessons cafe and shop, Horam, East Sussex. 9am-5pm. 01435-813999. Honda Race Cafe, Cusworth Bikes, Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

MCN Dealer Awards 2004

MCN Dealer Awards 2004

The first set of awards to be presented recognise the achievments of the nations bike dealers. The new dealer of the year award saw nominations for Helmets and More, Jordan Bikes, MSC Honda...

MCN Individual Awards 2004

MCN Individual Awards 2004

The next two awards honour the achievements of individuals, highlighting people who are loved and respected by everyone and represent everything that is good about motorcycling. The services to...

Rideouts: Nov 10 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. Rideouts: WEDNESDAY November 10 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY November 11 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails , .

Triumph's brands victory

Triumph's brands victory

Triumph Motorcycles has been awarded 'British Brand of the Year' at The Walpole British Excellence Awards 2004. It follows hot on the heels of the Rocket III being named the 2004 MCN Machine of the...

Babes in abundance

Babes in abundance

The first day of the NEC motorcycle show has been absolutely dripping with top-notch babes. We've been running round to get you the best shots of all the hottest girls on all the latest metal. Click...

NEC flies into action

NEC flies into action

The NEC motorcycle show has kicked off in style in Birmingham and the show is packed to the rafters with all the latest new metal, the biggest names in racing and as many babes as you can feast your...

Trackdays: Nov 10 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. Those listed below are for the week commencing November 10, 2004. Track days: FRIDAY November 12. Focused Events Trackday , Oulton Park, Cheshire. £55 01903-744011 or www.focusedevents.com. SATURDAY November 13 European Superbike School , Cartagena, 0870-241-5159 or www.europeansuperbikeschool.com. Focused Events Track Day ,...

NEC babes

NEC babes

Everyone knows the NEC show is the best place to check out the latest new bikes and get the best bargains on kit – but there’s also oodles of great babes in display. We took time out of...

The 2004 MCN Awards

The 2004 MCN Awards

The winners of this years MCN awards have been revealed this evening amid the glitz and glamour of the MCN Race Paddock after hours at the NEC bike show in Birmingham. The awards, which were hosted...

Video: V-Strom for sale

Video: V-Strom for sale

Want to take a closer look at a bike for sale before you go and buy? You can with the video clips MCN offers. Here's the latest one added - it's an V-Strom on offer at £4800. The bike is...

NEC highlights video

NEC highlights video

Every day at the NEC you can view the show via our live webcam, here. But if you haven't had a chance to watch the camera, or you've missed out on the mobile camera sessions between 12.30 noon and...

Off Road: Nov 10 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS and TRIALS events. These are those for the week starting November 10 on, 2004. Motocross SUNDAY November 14 Louis MXC , Wilberfoss East Riding of Yorkshire. 07765-350761. TRIALS SATURDAY November 13 Aldermaston Nomads MCC Mortimer West End, Hampshire. 01635-865591. Mid Anglia MCC...

Off Road: Nov 3 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS and TRIALS events. These are those for the week starting November 3 on, 2004. MOTOCROSS Friday November 5 East Kent SSC, Lamberhurst, Kent. 07969-458863. Sunday November 7 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340391. Mid Wilts SMC, Calstone, Wiltshire. 01666-840551. Poole and...

Race events: Nov 3 on

Each week we publish a list of race events being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 27, 2004. They include road racing, sprints and minimoto racing. DRAG RACING Saturday November 6 Flame and Thunder, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Bedfordshire. Racing starts 9am each day. 01234-782828 or www.santapod.com. Sunday November 7 Run What Ya Brung, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington,...

Video: The Wraith roars

Video: The Wraith roars

We've got exclusive footage of the mad new bike from US firm Confederate. The Wraith was first seen in MCN last year as a prototype but it is now up and running as you can see from this exclusive...

Track days: Nov 3 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. Those listed below are for the week commencing November 3, 2004. TRACK DAYS Saturday November 6 Track Time Promotions Trackday, Oulton Park, Cheshire. 119 01386-423555 or www.tracktimepromotions.co.uk. Tuesday November 9 100% Bikes Trackday, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. 89 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk or...

All new MCN: Out now

All new MCN: Out now

It’s here. The brand new MCN has arrived! And it’s got more bikes, more news, more pics, more facts and a whole new look. Inside you’ll find 10 new sections from How To articles to...

MCN Awards ticket winners

MCN Awards ticket winners

Competition was fierce to land tickets to the exclusive MCN Awards dinner on November 4 but bidding has now closed with the highest bid going in at €201. The lucky winners listed below will now...

Shows, Rallies: Nov 3 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing November 3, 2004. SHOWS Thursday November 4 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show, NEC Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands. 10am-6pm. 0870-9042003 or www.motorcycleshow.co.uk. Friday November 5 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show, NEC Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands.

We ride Rossi's bike

We ride Rossi's bike

MCN road tester Trevor Franklin has just stepped off Valentino Rossi’s world championship winning Yamaha M1 and called in to share his amazement at just how unbelievably good the bike is. ...

Test your ears

Test your ears

How's your knowledge of bike sounds? Think it's pretty good? Then test it with this quiz from the NEC motorcycle show. Click here to check out the quiz and see if you can tell the difference between...

NEC Show countdown

NEC Show countdown

The International Motorcycle and Scooter Show (that's the NEC to most of us) is your first chance to see all the new bikes and products for 2005 in the UK, and the opening day is just two days away. ...

Bargain winter rides

Bargain winter rides

Riding through the winter months can be one of the best ways to improve your road riding skills and will definitely get you to work faster than everyone that has opted for four wheels and joined the...

Bike clearance at Dobles

Bike clearance at Dobles

Dobles Motorcycles are having a 'Monster Sale weekend' this weekend, October 30-31, with no reasonable offer being refused on a huge range of second-hand bikes, in addition to free goodie bags, a free...

Military coup for MZ

Military coup for MZ

German firm MZ has announced it will supply the French Army with 502 of its MZ 125 SX machines. Delivery to the French military has already started with the four-stroke, single-cylinder 125cc bikes...

Trackdays: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. Those listed below are for the week commencing October 27, 2004. THURSDAY October 28 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. 100% Bikes Trackday, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. £79, online booking £69. 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk or wwwbiketrackdays.co.uk Fasttrack Supermoto, North Wales. 01743-443300...

Rideouts: Oct 27 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 October 27 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 01929-425538 or...

Honda sees in the dark

Honda sees in the dark

Honda has developed a new night vision system that warns drivers about pedestrians at the side of the road - even if you can’t see them. The new systems uses two infrared cameras to detect heat...

Race events: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of race events being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 27, 2004. They include road racing, sprints and minimoto racing. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 30 Moto 1, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01555 893405 or 07885 440467 www.moto-1.com. SUNDAY October 31 Moto 1. See Saturday. New Era Road Racing, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. 01920...

Read Suzi's web chat

Read Suzi's web chat

The live webchat with with superbike and MotoGP superbabe Suzi Perry has now ended. But it went so well that we’ve posted the transcript for you to read. Suzi signed on to chat at noon today as...

NEC minx in video action

NEC minx in video action

Have you seen the saucy video clips being used to promote the NEC Show? Click here to watch the NEC Show minx applying her tongue to a shining helmet… among other things (we kid you...