2004

Used 04 bargains

Used 04 bargains

With 2005 bikes just around the corner the last of the cut-price 2004 stock is proving too tempting for many. And those buyers are off-loading their low-mileage used bikes to a welcoming market. ...

Off road: Oct 20 on

MOTOCROSS SUNDAY October 24 Chelmsford ADAC, Essex. 01440-730310. Poole and Parkstone MXC, Dorchester, Dorset. 01590-644363. Buildwas, Buildwas, Shropshire. 07970-876133. Hull and DMCC, Doncaster Moto Park, Finningley, South Yorkshire. 01482-657861. Grampian MCC, Elgin, Moray. 01343-814858. Wakefield MCC, Wilberfoss, East Riding of Yorkshire. 07810-603856. BEACH RACING SATURDAY...

Rideouts: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS organised throughout the nation. If you would like to organise one, start by posting on our dedicated rideouts board. You'll find it in Have Your Say under Road Riding. all week IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, N Wales. 01270-768562. SUNDAY October 17 Worcestershire Advanced Motorcyclists, Kidderminster, Worcs. 9am. 01562-850752. Wirral Advanced...

Classic goes for £18K

Classic goes for £18K

Who needs carbon-fibre, magnesium and titanium when you can have wickerwork? The 1908 Rex pictured here, with its basket-style sidecar, went for £18,275 – nearly twice the estimate in an...

Look what you missed!

Look what you missed!

Where have you been all week? On the off chance that you haven’t been checking the site minute-by-minute, 24/7, here’s some of what you may have missed… (Follow the links, listed...

E-clip: October 13

E-clip: October 13

This chap is having trouble, erm, coming up with the goods at a sperm bank. Can anything help? Click here to view the clip

More sights at NEC Show

More sights at NEC Show

Exhibitors are starting to reveal their plans for the NEC Show in November, and the Bennetts Insurance stand will certainly be revealing with twelve 2005 Bennetts Babes making their first appearance. ...

First test: Daytona 650

First test: Daytona 650

Triumph’s bored-out Daytona 650 handles as well as it ever did, costs £1000 less than an R6 (and we’re getting a first ride on the new version of the Yamaha this Friday, October 22)...

Vote for new bike of 05

Vote for new bike of 05

It's neck and neck between Triumph's Speed Triple and the British firm's new Sprint ST in your vote for the star of the shows among the new metal for 2005. Latest count (as of Monday, October 4)...

Bike sales up again

Bike sales up again

While sports bikes remain popular in the UK the growth in the big trailie market highlights a growing trend towards less sports-oriented bikes. Bradshaw added: “We’re seeing a lot more...

New Victory cruisers

New Victory cruisers

Victory will add two new cruisers to its lineup for 2005, dropping one in at either end of its range. The Hammer has been brought in to answer calls from Victory customers for more power and gets and...

How good is K1200S?

How good is K1200S?

We set out to answer your 24 most important questions about the new BMW K1200S in the latest issue of MCN – from how powerful it really is (as measured on the dyno at the back wheel) to why...

R1200GS hit by fault

R1200GS hit by fault

A new BMW production problem has been revealed. This time it’s the R1200GS that’s concerned – hot on the heels of the decision to delay the K1200S due to another fault. BMW says...

Meet BSB stars in Essex

Meet BSB stars in Essex

Make your way to South Essex Motorcycles in Grays this weekend and you'll have the chance to meet Yamaha's British Superbike stars. Head for Giant Motorcycles in Kent and you'll find the MCN Babes and...

War on middle lane hogs

War on middle lane hogs

Signs promoting correct lane discipline will be trialled for a week by the Highways Agency in an attempt to clear congestion on motorways. Messages such as "Keep left unless overtaking",...

Put questions to Foggy

Put questions to Foggy

If there's a question you've always wanted to ask Foggy, this could be your chance. The four-time World Superbike champion and Foggy Petronas race team boss is the latest in a line of sporting heroes...

We grill top speed cop

We grill top speed cop

Speed-obsessed Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom doesn't sound like he enjoys being questioned. At least - he certainly doesn't like it when it is MCN giving him a grilling on your behalf. Click on...

Are you a BUMMER?

Are you a BUMMER?

It sounds like something straight from the playground, but it's actually anti-speed campaigners who are labelling motorcyclists "bummers"! In a move that's likely to both alienate and...

Hire your track fun

Hire your track fun

The idea of hammering round a track all day, pushing yourself, and the bike, to limits you wouldn’t dare reach on the road, can be very appealing. But the thought of totalling your road bike can...

Rideouts: Oct 06 on

Rideouts: Oct 06 on

Get out for a rideout this week. We list loads all around the country. And you can set up your own using our Rideout forum. Just go to Have Your Say in the main navigation, then scroll down the page...

In MCN - October 13

In MCN - October 13

In this week's MCN read our special report on the BMW K1200S - a bike as fast as a Fireblade and as comfortable as a Goldwing... PLUS: Exclusive ride on Toseland's world title winning Duke PLUS: Why...

Off road: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events being held in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 13, 2004. They include Speedway, Motocross, Enduro, Trials, Supercross and beach racing events. SPEEDWAY THURSDAY October 14 Sheffield. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 15 Edinburgh. 01501-734404. Somerset, Highbridge. 01278-780993. SATURDAY October 16 Berwick, Northumberland.

Send your Butlins snaps

Send your Butlins snaps

The MCN Autumn Spectacular went off with a bang at Butlins, Skegness, at the weekend with over four thousand MCN readers turning up for a damn good party. We were treated to stunt displays by...

Shows etc: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of shows, exhibitions and autojumbles being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing October 13, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY October 16 Carole Nash Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford County Showground, Stafford. 01507-525771 or www.classicbikeshows.com SUNDAY October 17 Carole Nash Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics show. See Saturday. Heart...

Trackdays: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of trackdays and race schools being held in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 6, 2004. Trackdays FRIDAY October 8 Fowlers Trackday, Castle Combe, Wiltshire. 0117-977-0466 or www.fowlers.co.uk Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01332-677079. SATURDAY October 9 Track Time Promotions Trackday, Anglesey. £99.

E-clip: October 6

E-clip: October 6

There are some things you should just never do. Riding pillion naked, and falling off, is one of them. Click here to view the clip

Bid for Wall of Death

Bid for Wall of Death

Buy anything from a Wall of Death to one of Carl Fogarty's WSB trophies at the Bonhams auction on Sunday October 17. The auction is on at the Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford County...

Racing on TV: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish bike TV highlights. These are those for the week starting October 6, 2004. MotoGP, Sepang, Malaysia PRACTICE British Eurosport: Friday/Saturday, October 8/9: Live practice starts at 6.15am with 125s, followed by MotoGP at 7am and 250s at 8.15am. MotoGP repeated at 6pm. RACES British Eurosport: Sunday, October 10: 125 race at 5.15am, followed by 250s at 6.30am and MotoGP...

Best used deals ever

Best used deals ever

Bike prices may never be this good again. Dealers have been discounting new bikes this year, keeping used bike prices really affordable. Now that insiders are saying the buyers market is about to end...

EU probes Piaggio deal

Piaggio’s plans to buy Aprilia has hit a complication. The deal has been referred to the European Commission. The Commission regularly looks into mergers and buyouts between companies operating in the same markets. The Piaggio deal was referred on October 5.

Butlins kicks off tonight

Butlins kicks off tonight

You could be celebrating with new World Superbike champion James Toseland this weekend at MCN's big Butlins bash. The party starts Friday night, October 8. Prices start at just £70. To book:...

Site highlights: Oct 8

Site highlights: Oct 8

Toseland’s WSB title to the most breath-taking bike film yet – it’s been an exciting week on motorcyclenews.com and we’d hate for you to miss out on any of it. So, just on the...

Question new BMF boss

Question new BMF boss

Britain’s biggest bike organisation has a new chairman - and MCN wants your questions so we can find out what he’s like. Harley-Davidson owner Leon Mannings takes over as the BMF chairman...

Bike meets: Oct 6 on

Bike meets: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of bike meets on in the UK. There's bound to be one on close to you. Get yourself out to one and meet up with loads of dedicated riders. WEDNESDAY October 6 Breidden Tea...

MCN staff up for award

MCN staff up for award

Three MCN staffers have been identified as stars of the future in the annual Periodicals Training Council awards. Road tester Michael Neeves, news reporter Matt Wildee and designer Stephen Herbert...

Toseland rep launched

Toseland rep launched

Malaguti has been quick on the draw with news of a James Toseland rep paddock scooter to celebrate his WSB championship win. The Italian manufacturer is the official supplier of paddock scooters to...