2004

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 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...

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...

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”...

Now is best time to buy

Now is best time to buy

The huge discounts on new and used bikes that we’ve seen this year look set to get smaller so now is the time to grab the last of the bargains. Slow sales in 2004 are forcing dealers to offer...

Join us at Morcott meet

Join us at Morcott meet

Got strong views about MCN? Come and put them to Editor Marc Potter at the White Horse Inn, Morcott, Rutland on Tuesday evening (October 5). Marc and Deputy Editor Ped Baker will be joined by other...

In MCN - October 6

In MCN - October 6

This week's MCN - out on Wednesday October 6 - comes with a FREE 12-page celebration of James Toseland's WSB crown. Get the inside story on the tears, tension and triumph of Magny Cours PLUS: Free...

ESS sets the pace

ESS sets the pace

The European Superbike School is launching what it is hailing as the next generation of track day with every rider timed and grouped according to the pace they can really ride. The aim of the new...

Rallies etc: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of Rallies and exhibitions being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 6, 2004. RALLIES FRIDAY October 8 Silent Few MCC's Middle Wicket Rally, Burnley, Lancashire. 01282-413694. MCN Autumn Spectacular, Butlins, Skegness, Lincolnshire. 0870-242-0870 (quote: motorcycle 034, see page 13). Mobile Chaos MCC Rally, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Lancashire.

Off road: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing October 6, 2004. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY October 6 King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Hull, Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. THURSDAY October 7 Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 8 Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian. 01501-734404. Somerset, Highbridge, Somerset.

£25 for views on MCN

£25 for views on MCN

You can have a big say in the future of MCN - and we'll even pay you for your views. All you have to do is be available to travel to Sutton Coldfield on the evenings of either October 18 or October...

Visit MCN Butlins Bash for a day

Visit MCN Butlins Bash for a day

Our Butlins bash is on this weekend. Join in the fun as a day visitor. Day visitor tickets are available from the Butlins Skegness Day Visitors Entrance on Saturday and Sunday (for details of what...

Race meets: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of road races, drag races, minimotos, sprints and supermotos taking place in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 6, 2004. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 9 Hillsborough MCC Irish Superbikes, Bishopscourt, County Down. 02892-666447. New Era Road Racing, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01920-444205. North East MCRC, Croft, North Yorkshire. 01670-735235. ...

Wanted: Pan, R1 riders

Wanted: Pan, R1 riders

You could be joining the MCN road test team on Wednesday October 6 to ride an exciting new-for-2005 bike on the road and on the no-limits wide-open spaces of Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. We're...

Biking is getting safer

Biking is getting safer

The headline figures and continuous police crackdowns may have you believing riding a bike is more dangerous than ever. But latest figures from the Government itself reveal the accident rate for...

New face of the BMF

New face of the BMF

Leon Mannings is the new chairman of the BMF. He was elected, at Saturday's AGM in Leicester, to replace Sharon Nash - who held the post since October 1999. In his pitch Mannings told members:...

K1200S tested in UK

K1200S tested in UK

motorcyclenews.com user Andy Bacon got an extended test ride on the new BMW K1200S. MCN is about to conduct its first full test of the bike on UK roads (we've previously tested it in Germany and...

Go naked for hot deals

Go naked for hot deals

With a new half-faired 650 from Hyosung breaking cover and an updated Cagiva Raptor 650 on the scene for 2005, our focus on hot used deals this week is on naked and half-faired 600s. These all...

Hyosung's 05 surprises

Hyosung's 05 surprises

2005 could be the year you buy your first Hyosung. They may not have the cache of their Japanese rivals yet, but the new line-up - and their prices - could well turn your head. Suzuki's SV650S is...

E-Clip: September 29

E-Clip: September 29

No one likes a show-off, so it's refreshingly funny to see this one fall on his arse. To view the clip click here, and look under Crashes, for YZFR1 Stoppie Wheelie Crash.

Trackdays: Sep 29 on

Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. These are those for the week starting Wednesday, September 29, 2004. They are listed by category then date. TRACKDAYS FRIDAY October 1 100% Bikes Trackday, Croft, North Yorkshire. £120, 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. SATURDAY October 2 Track Attack, Donington Park,...

Race meets: Sep 29 on

Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, SPRINTS, SUPERMOTO, MINIMOTO, DRAG RACING AND HILLCLIMBS. These are those for the week commencing Wednesday, September 29, 2004. They are listed by category, then date. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 2 Classic Racing MCC, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01953-850677 or www.crmc.co.uk Darley Moor MCRRC, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01246-866537. ...

What's hot on this site

What's hot on this site

We've been tracking the content that got most people most excited. And now here's your chance to catch up with it all in one hit. The following stories are those that have the current highest scores...

BMW boss goes global

BMW boss goes global

BMW's GB bike boss is on the move after just 10 months in the job. Pieter de Waal arrived in January with a stunning record of success in South Africa - increasing sales ten-fold in seven years. Now...

Bike meets: Sep 29 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. There is one near you. Don't miss out on the chance to meet up with other riders. These are meetings on in the week starting on Wednesday September 29, 2004. They are listed by date. WEDNESDAY September 29 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn,...

Rideouts: Sep 29 on

Rideouts: Sep 29 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS you can join in all around the UK. For others - or to organise your own, see our Rideouts forum. You'll find it by selecting HAVE YOUR SAY from our main...

CCM back in business

CCM back in business

CCM is back in business. Spare parts should be available by the end of October and new bikes are expected to be on sale early next year. Founder Alan Clews, son Austin Clews, son Austin and...

Bag an ex-demo deal

Bag an ex-demo deal

It's a cracking time to change your bike with dealers wanting to off-load their 2004 demo bikes and unused pre-registered bikes. Many are offering clearance sales on used stock, too. Sell yours...

Le cops nab our man

Le cops nab our man

Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar is completing his last session at the European Superbikes School three day track course at the Norgaro circuit in France. He's going quicker but is 90 Euros lighter in...

Teen thriller from Derbi

Teen thriller from Derbi

Looks like there's never been a better time to be 17. Derbi has launched the gorgeous GPR125 race replica -complete with radial front brake caliper, upside-down forks, underseat exhaust, alloy frame...

The funkiest 50 yet?

The funkiest 50 yet?

Malaguti's ultra-funky new 50 - the Drakon NKD - will be shown for the first time in the UK at the NEC Show from November 5. The six-speed 50 comes complete with radial front brake caliper, 3-spoke...

Montesa 4-stroke here

Montesa 4-stroke here

Montesa has launched a customer version of the four-stroke Cota 4RT trial bike Douglie Lampkin will ride in next year's world championship. The move to a four-stroke (championship rules will ban...

Off road: Sep 29 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events on in the UK. These are for the week starting Wednesday September 29, 2004. They are listed by category and then by date. SPEEDWAY WED September 29 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. THURSDAY September 30 Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 1 Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian.

MCN Hilton hotel deals

MCN Hilton hotel deals

You could take a tent with you and camp when you watch British Superbikes, World Superbikes or MotoGP but wouldn't it be nicer if you were staying in a four star hotel with grandstand seating for the...

Nicked at 205mph

Nicked at 205mph

Reports in the US are claiming a motorcyclist has set a new informal record for the fastest speeding ticket yet - 205mph. He was tracked and clocked by a police airplane in Minnesota, according to...

Theft Watch: Fazer 600

Theft Watch: Fazer 600

Keep an eye out for this Fazer 600. The 2002 model was stolen from outside a motorcyclenews.com's user's home between 4.40 and 5am on Friday, September 24. Click here to visit our Theft Watch forum...