2004

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 people trading...

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. ...

BMF Royal appointment

BMF Royal appointment

The bigwigs were out in force at the BMF’s new £550,000 HQ this week for the official opening. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester did the honours on Wednesday, October 13, at the...

Race events: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, DRAG RACING, MINIMOTO and SUPERMOTO events on in the UK. The following are those for the week commencing October 13, 2004. Road Racing SATURDAY October 16 Road Racing Club of Ireland, Aghadowey, County Londonderry. 02891-815918. Wirral Hundred MC Test Day, Anglesey. 0151-677-9198. Vintage MCC, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01283-540557. New Era Road...

Save on Euro bike hols

Save on Euro bike hols

You can save 30% at over 185 Eurocamp holiday parcs with the MCN/Eurocamp offer. You can choose from 12 European countries and islands, or arrange to stay at different parks across Europe, making it...

Win trip to South Africa

Win trip to South Africa

Two lucky riders from across Europe will be flying to South Africa for the launch of Yamaha’s MT-01 next month. Your vote could make sure one of them is a Brit. And simply by voting – you could join...

Police warn dealers

Police warn dealers

Police are warning dealers to be on their guard against a new type of bike crime. The criminals make contact to buy a bike over the phone using a credit card. The most common targets are childrens...

Bikes on TV: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV. These are the programmes for the week starting Oct 13, 2004. AT A GLANCE: MOTOGP, PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA PRACTICE/QUALIFYING: BRITISH EUROSPORT: Friday/Saturday, October 15/16: 125s at 4.15am, followed by MotoGP at 5am and 250s at 6.15am. MotoGP repeated on Friday at 7.15am and 10pm and on Saturday at 11.30am and 10pm. RACES: BRITISH EUROSPORT:...

Bike meets: Oct 13 on

MONDAY October 18 Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. Reubens Coffee House, Grantham. 01476-576742. Saddler’s Arms, New Yatt, Oxfordshire. 01993-868368. The Lazy World, Birmingham. 8pm. 0121-454-8282. The Newcastle, Tuxford, Notts. 5pm. 01777-870208. White Cow, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 01159-304825. Supermoto Meet, Ace Cafe, London. 020-8961-1000. Bradford Arms MCC,...

Shows, rallies: Oct 20

Each week we publish a list of SHOW, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commecning October 20, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY October 23 British Legion Bikers Autumn Bike Show, British Legion, London Colney, Herts. Noon. www.classicbikeclub.org.uk RALLIES FRIDAY-Sunday October 22-24 Party in the Marquee, St Helena Farm, Lizard, Cornwall.

In MCN, October 20

In MCN, October 20

Celebrate Valentino Rossi’s amazing 2004 MotoGP success with our eight page special. PLUS: First test: Triumph Daytona 650 60 pages of bikes for sale How to keep you bike mint all year round Ewan...

Trackdays: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of trackdays and riding schools. The following are for the week commencing October 13, 2004. TRACKDAYS FRIDAY October 15 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. European Superbike School, Snetterton, Norfolk. 0870-241-5159. SATURDAY October 16 Focused Events Trackday, Lydden Hill, Kent. 01903-744011. Suzuki Performance Riding School,...

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...

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...

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 off chance that you...

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...

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 this week...

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: call:...

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...

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 race...

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...

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. 01386-423555. ...

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 of England...

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...

Factory bike under £1K

Factory bike under £1K

Barcelona firm Factory is launching a new 110cc mini bike – due in the UK by the end of October. Established in 1998, the firm’s new FS110 fun bike has a 70cm seat height, weighs just 60kg and costs...

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

BMW grounds K1200S

BMW grounds K1200S

BMW has suspended all test rides of its K1200S and is delaying delivery of bikes to customers until beyond the end of the year. It says the reason is a “defective camshaft component” supplied by a...

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...

We ride Aprilia Sport City

We ride Aprilia Sport City

motorcyclenews.com’s Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar has just finished riding the new Aprilia Sport City 125 scooter at its launch in Tuscany and has logged in from the hotel to send his report...

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 put...

KTM video back on web

KTM video back on web

KTM’s controversial street-thrash video promoting its new SuperDuke may have been officially taken offline – but that hasn’t stopped it spreading across the internet. The firm was hosting the...

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...

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...