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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2004)

  • This week's bike meets

    08 September 2004

    This week's bike meets

    MONDAY September 13 Castle of Comfort, East Harptree, Bristol. 7pm. 01761-221321. Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. MFN, Shipley Gate, Notts. 01773-530313. Reubens Coffee House,...

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  • Anti-diesel rally times

    08 September 2004

    Anti-diesel rally times

    Thinking of joining in the KillSpills rally? It's on in London on September 11 and aims to raise the issue of the risks of diesel spills to motorcyclists. Here's the itinery: 11am Rally Riders arrive...

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  • Race Meets: Sep 15 on

    08 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of bike racing events being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing Sep 15, 2004. Road racing: Saturday September 18 Aintree MCC, Aintree Circuit, Liverpool. 01257-462216. New Era Road Racing, Pembrey, Dyfed. 01920 444205. Until Sunday. Classic Racing MCC, Snetterton, Norfolk. 01953-850677. Until Sunday. Sunday September 19 British Superbikes, Donington Park,...

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  • Trackdays: Sep 15 on

    08 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing September 15, 2004. THURSDAY September 16 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leics. 01332-819503. Speedfreak Trackday, Mallory Park, Leics. 01625-859969. FRIDAY September 17 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01332-677079. SATURDAY September 18 100% Bikes Trackday, Croft, N Yorks. £120.

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  • Naked MZ goes public

    08 September 2004

    Naked MZ goes public

    MZ launched its new MZ1000SF naked bike to the world at the Munich Bike Show on Monday (Sep 13). The firm has based it on its MZ1000S sports tourer, with a boosted midrange and a bikini fairing that...

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  • Diesel spills rally success

    08 September 2004

    Diesel spills rally success

    The KillSpills rally in London to promote the dangers of diesel spills for motorcyclists took place on Saturday, September 11 with a huge turn-out riding from the Ace Cafe to Buckingham Palace. An...

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  • Meet Jodi at Essex run

    08 September 2004

    Meet Jodi at Essex run

    Blonde bombshell biking babe Jodi Marsh will kickstart the 2004 Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run on Sunday, September 12. Jodi - who recently joined MCN on a road test - will be at Ford's Dunton...

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  • RiDER Power results

    08 September 2004

    RiDER Power results

    Read the results of RiDER Power's 10,000-biker survey - starting with the next issue of Ride - out from September 10. This year's response has been so great the results have had to be spread over two...

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  • Off-Road: Sep 15 on

    08 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are those for the week commencing September 15, 2004. MOTOCROSS SATURDAY September 18 Wilden MXC, Kidderminster. 07778-396058. Twin-Shock SC, Glenochil -by-Alloa. 01383-732952. NIMC Ulster Championship, Donemana. 02871-338107. SUNDAY September 19 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340931. Luton and DMC, Toddington, Beds.

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  • Rideouts: Sep 15 on

    08 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS on in the UK. To check for more, or to organise your own, visit the Road Riding board in our Have Your Say forums. Click here. RIDEOUTS THURSDAY September 16 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, North Wales. 01270-768562. All week. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. SATURDAY September 18 Track Sense Trail Ride, Hampshire. 08704-450600. Fasttrack...

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  • Video ads do the biz

    01 September 2004

    Video ads do the biz

    Barry Pringle was one of the first to take advantage of our offer to add free video to BIKES FOR SALE adverts. And he sold his bike within a day of it appearing in MCN. "That was a great...

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  • Winners ride the Ring

    01 September 2004

    Winners ride the Ring

    Two Brits are among 30 world-wide winners of a competition to ride the Nurburgring on BMW's new K1200S. The circuit is closed to the public for the occasion - on September 6 and 7.. Winners Barrie...

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  • Rallies, shows; Sep 8 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of shows, rallies and exhibitions. These are those for the week starting Sep 8, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY September 11 Old Wolf Bike Show, Slough, Berks. 07949-960999. Sodbury Bike Show, Bell Hotel, Old Sodbury, Glos. www.ubgbmc.com SUNDAY September 12 Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, Houghton Tower, Preston. 01484-452002. Southampton MAG Bike Show, The Cricketers,...

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  • BMW tops reliability list

    01 September 2004

    BMW tops reliability list

    BMWs have been rated the most reliable bikes on the road by owners taking part in a 10,000-rider survey for RiDE magazine. Owners of the German bikes gave them an average score of 90% for reliability...

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  • Nearly new bargains

    01 September 2004

    Nearly new bargains

    It's going to be a brilliant weekend to go looking for a new bike and we're giving you a great head start if you're looking for a bike that's as close to showroom fresh as you'll find. All these...

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  • Grab an ex-demo deal

    01 September 2004

    Grab an ex-demo deal

    It’s the time of year when dealers prepare to get shot of their demo bikes – offering you genuine bargains on well-maintained, low-mileage nearly new machines. John Clark Motorcycles in...

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  • MCN races GSX-R600

    01 September 2004

    MCN races GSX-R600

    MCN's finest hooked up with Crescent Suzuki on Sunday to race in the final round of the KRC Endurance championship. And we'd have been in with a podium it if it wasn't for that pesky fuel tank... MCN...

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  • Star in new bike movie

    01 September 2004

    Star in new bike movie

    You and your bike could star in a new movie - if you happen to own a pre-1966 model. The film production company is looking for 50 bikes and scooters and their owners to act as extras. Filming will...

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  • Last chance to win tyres

    01 September 2004

    Last chance to win tyres

    Time is running out if you want to enter our competition to win tyres. Reckon you're riding on wonder rubber? Found a tyre that feels like it'll never let go yet will last you 1000 laps of the M25? ...

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  • Off Road: Sep 1 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off road dates on in the UK. Theses are those for the week commencing September 1, 2004. SUPERMOTO SATURDAY September 4 Southern Supermoto Racing, Llandow Circuit, Cardiff. 8am. 01794-399886. SUNDAY September 5 Practice and Bike Hire, Trax Motorsports, Preston, Lancs. 10am. 01772-731832. SPEEDWAY THURSDAY September 2 Sheffield. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY September...

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  • E-clip: September 1

    01 September 2004

    E-clip: September 1

    Garry McCoy is the king of slide and seeing him in action on the Kawasaki ZX-RR shows why Click here to see the clip

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  • Diesel spill hotline due

    01 September 2004

    Diesel spill hotline due

    The BMF will call for a nationwide diesel-spills hotline to be set up as part of a massive shake-up of responsibilities for the UK's roads network. The 0800-style line would be widely advertised and...

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  • Ammo to beat thieves

    01 September 2004

    Ammo to beat thieves

    Give yourself the ammo to beat the bikes thieves by making regular checks on our Theft Watch forum. Use it to let thousands of motorcyclenews.com users know details of your bike if you're unlucky...

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  • Racing events: Sep 8 on

    01 September 2004

    DRAG RACING THURSDAY-Sunday September 9-12 FIA European Drag Racing Championship, Santa Pod Raceway, Beds. 01234-782828. Until Sunday. (See page 34). SUNDAY September 12 Straightliners Series, East Kirkby, Lincs. 07971-172210. MINIMOTO SATURDAY September 11 Phoenix Racing SEMRC, Anglia Karting, Swaffham, Norfolk. 0870-443-6813. Until Sunday. Lucky Devils Minimoto Racing, Prestige Karting,...

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  • Off Road: Sep 8 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are those for the week commencing September 8, 2004. MOTOCROSS FRIDAY-SATURDAY September 10-11 FIM Motocross World Championship. Ballykelly, County Londonderry. 07774-217932. Two world titles could be resolved at the first Irish GP in 10 years. Stefan Everts is seven points off clinching the MX1 title while Ben Townley needs four to wrap up...

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  • Trackdays: Sep 1 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS being held in the UK. These are those for the week starting September 1, 2004. WEDNESDAY September 1 Focused Events Track Evening, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. £87 01903-744011. Track Evening, Rockingham, Northants. 01536-271100. THURSDAY September 2 MCN Trackday, Brands Hatch GP. £265. 0870-850-5013. Cusworth Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincs.

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  • Race Meets: Sep 1 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, MINIMOTO, HILLCLIMB and DRAG RACING events on the UK. These are those for the week starting Sep 1. THURSDAY September 2 Classic Racing MCC, Goodwood, West Sussex. 01953-850677. Until Sunday. Manx GP, Isle of Man. 01624-644644. Until Friday. FRIDAY-SUNDAY September 3-5 Goodwood Revival, Goodwood, Sussex. 01243-755055 or www.goodwood.co.uk SATURDAY...

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  • Join in 'Kill Spills' rally

    01 September 2004

    Join in 'Kill Spills' rally

    Up to 1000 bikes will take to the streets of the capital in what is being described as the largest road safety motorcycle rally London has ever seen. The run goes from the Ace Café to the...

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  • Hells Angels offer

    01 September 2004

    Hells Angels offer

    The first photographer to be allowed unrestricted access to the Hells Angels, Andrew Shaylor, has collected pictures and portraits of club members in a new book, Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Shaylor...

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  • Never had it so good?

    01 September 2004

    Never had it so good?

    More of us are riding on British roads than at any time in the last 13 years - and it's not just because summer has finally arrived. If the forecast for day-after-day of sunshine isn't enough to fire...

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  • More points for speeding

    01 September 2004

    More points for speeding

    New speeding penalties have been proposed that will see people who are caught speeding getting as much as six points on their licence. The proposals were first announced in January by the Home...

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  • Riding Schools: Sep 1

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. These are for the week commencing September 1, 2004. THURSDAY September 2 Track Sense Trail Riding, Kent. 08704-450600. FRIDAY September 3 First Bike on Scene Course, Preston, Lancs. 01772-773040. MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. SATURDAY September 4 BikeSafe 2004, Warwickshire. 01926-415440. MCN Honda Off-Road...

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  • Bike Meets: Sep 1 on

    01 September 2004

    Summer is still here, so make the most of it by visiting one of the hundreds of bike meets being held over the next few days. The ones listed here are for the week commencing September 1, 2004. THURSDAY September 2 Catchems Inn, Swadlincote, Derbys. 7pm. 01283-217654. Italian Job Cafe, Peterborough. 01733-236438. Lumb Farm Pub, Ripley, Derbyshire. 01773-744299. Nelson Tavern, Failsworth,...

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  • Rideouts: Sep 1 on

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. These are for the week starting September 1, 2004. You can find out about more rideouts - or try to organise your own - here. THURSDAY September 2 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails. N Wales. 01270-768562. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. FRIDAY September 3 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails. See Thursday. SATURDAY September 4 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks...

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  • Shows/Rallies Sep 1

    01 September 2004

    Each week we publish a list of shows, rallies and open days being held in the UK. These are for the week starting September 1. SHOWS SUNDAY September 5 Festival of 1000 Classics, Cholmondeley Castle, Nr Malpas, Cheshire. 01484-452002. Grampian Motorcycle Convention, Grampian Transport Museum, Alford, Aberdeenshire. 11am-5pm. 01975-562292. Busy Bee Reunion Day, Hilton Hotel, Watford, Herts. 11am.

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  • Win kit for buying tips

    01 September 2004

    Win kit for buying tips

    We want you to make the perfect bike buy every time. So we're looking for your help to guide others through some of the potential pitfalls. If you've made mistakes with a purchase in the past - or...

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