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Bike News (April 2004)

  • Used bike sells for £27,600

    28 April 2004

    Used bike sells for £27,600

    A 1922 Brough Superior MkII went under the hammer for £27,600 at the International Classic Motorcycle Show, Stafford, last weekend – part of £643,000 of sales at Bonham’s first collectors’ bike sale...

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  • PGO cuts scooter (and trike) prices

    28 April 2004

    PGO cuts scooter (and trike) prices

    The new UK importer of PGO scooters has reviewed its range and cut prices A spokesman for the Taiwanese manufacturer said: "We realise we are operatingin a highly competitive environment. We want our...

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  • Join in Britain's biggest biking survey

    28 April 2004

    Join in Britain's biggest biking survey

    You've probably heard of RiDER Power. It's Britain's biggest annual rider satisfaction survey rating bikes, kit, services and dealers. Now you can take part online. Run by MCN's sister magazine RiDE,...

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  • All this could be yours for £3000

    28 April 2004

    All this could be yours for £3000

    Our fast-moving BIKES FOR SALE section has new ads updated to it every hour of the working day. More and more are being booked online all the time to expand the already massive range of hot deals to...

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  • More ammo to make better deals

    28 April 2004

    More ammo to make better deals

    There are often large differences between the price on the screen and the price you could pay. But just how much difference should you be aiming for?The only true and accurate reflection of the prices...

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  • Naked R1 leads new Yamaha line-up

    28 April 2004

    Naked R1 leads new Yamaha line-up

    A 143bhp R1 engine in a naked bike was enough to make the Fazer 1000 a hit with many. But Yamaha believes an FZ6-look with sportier handling and fuel-injected engine will do even better business.It’s...

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  • More proof you're backing a winner

    21 April 2004

    More proof you're backing a winner

    motorcyclenews.com has again been named the No1 most visited motorcycle site in the UK.The award, which covers the period of January-March 2004, comes from Hitwise, an organisation which claims to be...

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  • Knights campaign confuses safety message

    21 April 2004

    Knights campaign confuses safety message

    You’ve got to give them credit for trying a different spin… but West Mercia police’s attempt to grab the headlines with a safe riding campaign looks likely to confuse.We’ll let them explain. A release...

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  • Join us on an MCN track day

    21 April 2004

    Join us on an MCN track day

    The list of MCN track day dates is now available. Each of our days includes ample track time plus tuition from top instructors. Novice, intermediate and advanced groups are available each day. You get...

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  • The prices you’re paying right now

    21 April 2004

    The prices you’re paying right now

    Been out buying bikes at the weekend? Share the deal you’ve done with Britain’s biggest online bike community right here.We’re compiling your deals and delivering regular updates so you’ll know the...

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  • Top 50 used bike buys

    21 April 2004

    Top 50 used bike buys

    You get a guide to the best used-bike buys, whatever your budget, free with this month's RiDE magazine. It includes everything from the budget NC30 to the extravagant RC45. The 64-page guide takes you...

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  • Stolen GSX-R1000

    21 April 2004

    Stolen GSX-R1000

    MCN's long term test GSX-R1000 has been stolen from outside one of the company offices in Farringdon Lane, London.The blue and white K4 model has the registration number: GU04 YMY and the frame number...

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  • Stunning deals on offer right now

    21 April 2004

    Stunning deals on offer right now

    It's going to be bright and warm for the weekend and that means a rush of buyers for the many hot used bike deals we’ve found in our BIKES FOR SALE section.With more being added every minute of the...

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  • Snatch a prize at Snetterton

    21 April 2004

    Snatch a prize at Snetterton

    If you fancy getting your picture taken with one of our gorgeous MCN babes then you'd better head down to Snetterton this weekend for the third round of the MCN-backed British Superbike...

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  • Aprilia stops making bikes

    21 April 2004

    Aprilia stops making bikes

    Aprilia has stopped making bikes as it fights for financial survival. The firm must find £5 million by May 3 or be declared bankrupt.The Italian manufacturer is £147million in debt and suppliers are...

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  • Len Vale-Onslow dies at 103

    21 April 2004

    Len Vale-Onslow dies at 103

    Len Vale-Onslow, the man who built and rode the Super-Onslow-Special bike, has died at the age of 103. He had been riding bikes since 1905. He was awarded the MBE for services to motorcycling in 1994...

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  • Your pics with the Babes at Snetterton

    21 April 2004

    Your pics with the Babes at Snetterton

    The MCN Babe Squad was out in force at Snetterton British Superbikes last weekend, taking snaps of you.If you were lucky enough to bump into them you’ll have had a picture taken ready to be emailed on...

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  • 2004 test rides this weekend

    21 April 2004

    2004 test rides this weekend

    If you're at a loose end this weekend and you're in the mood for a bargain then read on to find where you can test ride the latest bikes and be in with a chance of winning some top prizes.You can ride...

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  • The reality of bike theft in London

    21 April 2004

    The reality of bike theft in London

    My long term test Suzuki GSX-R1000 was half-inched from a parking bay in London’s Farringdon Lane on Tuesday, April 21. It was picked out from the middle of a line of six or seven bikes. The others...

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  • Theft gang van's reg plate revealed

    21 April 2004

    Theft gang van's reg plate revealed

    A white van with the registration number NL52 DLK was used by the gang who stole MCN’s long term test GSX-R1000 in London on Tuesday, April 23..Police have been unable to trace the van so far because...

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  • World’s most desirable bike kit revealed

    21 April 2004

    World’s most desirable bike kit revealed

    From Gilles rearsets to Termignoni pipes, Arai’s £1000 lid to Dainese’s Speed 1 Gloves, this week’s MCN reveals the sexiest kit of 2004 in a free eight-page supplement.There are also guides to the...

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  • Don’t buy a bike until you read this

    21 April 2004

    Don’t buy a bike until you read this

    If you’re about to buy a new bike wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what other riders have been paying? Now you can.We’ve asked you to send in the details of the actual deals you are doing and now...

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  • TV fop scores paintjobs for style

    21 April 2004

    TV fop scores paintjobs for style

    Changing Rooms fop Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen says the GSX-R1100M you see pictured here is the one he’d like to have parked outside his home. " It’s like the bike is wearing the remnants of recent...

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  • Final MV F4 750s going fast

    21 April 2004

    Final MV F4 750s going fast

    MV Agusta’s UK importer has sold half of its allocation of F4 SR Limited Editions already… but that is only 10.What that does mean is that there are just 10 left for the UK of the 146bhp 750s. This is...

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  • Brands Hatch track days canned

    21 April 2004

    Brands Hatch track days canned

    The MCN and Bike track days planned for April 26 and 27 have been cancelled for operational reasons.Those who had already booked for the event have been offered alternative dates.Other MCN track day...

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  • Bike accident hotspots - full list

    14 April 2004

    Bike accident hotspots - full list

    A survey of motorcycle insurance claims shows if you want to avoid accidents you should stay out of London.The study, conducted by insurance broker CaroleNash on its 230,000 policyholders, was used to...

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  • Benelli TNT price revealed

    14 April 2004

    Benelli TNT price revealed

    The explosive new Benelli TNT, which we test exclusively in this week’s, MCN will be cheaper than first thought.When April 14’s issue of the paper went to press the best estimate of the new naked...

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  • Slow starting market could mean deals

    14 April 2004

    Slow starting market could mean deals

    Latest figures show bike sales were down 15 per cent to the end of March 2004 compared to the same three months of 2003. But that slow market could be good news for some.It could mean you’ll be in a...

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  • The real price of bikes revealed

    14 April 2004

    The real price of bikes revealed

    We asked you to tell us the deals you’re doing on bikes right now. The following reveals the reality of how much we’re actually paying for a wide range of bikes all around the country. The asking...

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  • Have you just bought a new bike?

    14 April 2004

    Have you just bought a new bike?

    Have you just bought a new bike? How much did you pay and what did you get for your money?We want to track the real prices real riders are paying right now. And we’ll share your feedback with the...

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  • BMW suit grows with children

    14 April 2004

    BMW suit grows with children

    If you’re keen to introduce your kids to bikes, but worry about buying new kit every time they grow an inch, the new BMW Stoke Suit could provide the answer.The suit features a zip system incorporated...

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  • British bike maker booms

    14 April 2004

    British bike maker booms

    CCM sales have grown by 50 per cent in the last year taking the British firm to 15th in the UK sales league – up 25 places on the year before.The Lancashire-based firm says much of its success is down...

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