April

Bag a £4000 bargain

Bag a £4000 bargain

Has the start of the MotoGP season and a great week of weather got you itching for new wheels? A quick look through our BIKES FOR SALE section reveals that with £4000 to spend there are some cracking...

Make an MCN HPI Bike Check online

Make an MCN HPI Bike Check online

Make sure you don’t buy a wrong ’un by investing in an MCN HPI Bike Check online now.Simply click on the MCN Shop button on the home page of the site and go to MCN Promotions. Or simply click here.The...

British bike maker booms

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...

BMW suit grows with children

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...

Have you just bought a new bike?

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...

The real price of bikes revealed

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...

Slow starting market could mean deals

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...

Benelli TNT price revealed

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...

Bike accident hotspots - full list

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...

TNT just blows us away

TNT just blows us away

MCN road tester Michael Neeves took a world exclusive first ride on Benelli’s explosive TNT on the mountainous roads of northern Italy this week.His full report is in MCN out on Wednesday, April 14,...

Let's nail this speed lie

Got a road safety problem? Blame speed. Need a scapegoat for rising death tolls on the roads? Blame bikes. Nice and easy. And fatuous too. That's not to say we shouldn't all try to ride safer, train harder and think quicker to protect ourselves. But it is showing a cavalier disregard for the true causes of accidents. Speed is the big stick they keep beating us over the head with. And let's face...

New Classic from Bieffe

New Classic from Bieffe

Italian helmet firm Bieffe has launched its stylish new 405 Monza Classic lid. It’s ECE 2205 approved, with a composite Kevlar/fibreglass shell claimed to weigh just 1350g.The Monza Classic features a...

Buy used at £5000 to land a gem

Buy used at £5000 to land a gem

Thinking of spending up to £5000 on a used bike this weekend? Make sure you’ve checked our BIKES FOR SALE first because we’ve spotted some gems.You can search for those added today, in the last two...

How was the weekend for you?

How was the weekend for you?

I hope you had as good an Easter as I did. The family was down. Which was nice. But more importantly on the Thursday before Easter I got my hands on my spanking new GSX-R1000.Ok, so I only got four...

The great Gatso sham exposed

The great Gatso sham exposed

Speed cameras don’t work. How do we know? The Government’s own figures prove it.Despite huge rises in speeding convictions safety on the roads has barely improved. In fact the number of people dieing...

Bike-specific signs beat Gatsos

Bike-specific signs beat Gatsos

Money-grabbing bureaucrats will hate to hear it but an experiment with bike-specific warning signs has worked so well it’s hard to see why anyone serious about safety wouldn’t use them instead of...

Watch Hodgson star in pop video

Watch Hodgson star in pop video

Neil Hodgson has made his screen acting debut playing the part of a gang leader in an R&B video. You can download and watch it now.See the link right to download it. But be warned, there is 11mb...

Be a winner at Brands

Be a winner at Brands

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

One down… ill-placed Gatso switched off

One down… ill-placed Gatso switched off

Gatso operators have been forced to switch off a camera because they could not justify where it had been placed.The camera in Grapes Hill, Norwich, has been "temporarily decommissioned" by the Norfolk...

Easter ride-outs, roads and events

Easter ride-outs, roads and events

If you’re not out buying a new bike this weekend chances are you’ll be riding somewhere or looking for somewhere to ride on your current machine. Our quick guide will set you up nicely.Places to go...

Nexus hits the UK

Nexus hits the UK

Gilera has aimed its newly launched Nexus 500 scooter squarely at the weekend sports bike rider in a bid to tempt them out of the car during the week. And with the offer of an easy, no hassle, but...

Take £3000, add Easter and go buy

Take £3000, add Easter and go buy

The upcoming long weekend makes an ideal time to do a deal. You’ve got longer to check out more bikes – and to enjoy it once you’ve bought your new one.Our BIKES FOR SALE section is full-to-bursting...

What £4000 will buy you today

What £4000 will buy you today

Scrape together £4000 (or a fraction less and hard-haggling helmet) and you could be setting yourself up with something special for the summer. We found the following great used bike deals in our...

Test a CCM to land £350 voucher

Test a CCM to land £350 voucher

Take a test ride on a CCM 404, 644 or R30 and you’ll get a voucher worth up to £350 to spend on accessories if you go on to buy the bike.It’s a £350 voucher for 404 buyers. Try a CCM 644 or R30 and...

Help shape MCN’s huge biking survey

Help shape MCN’s huge biking survey

MCN is planning a huge survey of riders, investigating everything from your attitudes to speed cameras to your favourite takeaways.The MCN report will be published in an issue later this summer and...

Need rescuing? MCN can help

Need rescuing? MCN can help

We want to hear from you if you need rescuing from a motorcycling mess. Here are just a few of the areas we can help you in…Are you buying replacement riding kit on a limited budget? Can't sell your...

Book your ad by 8pm Thursday this week

Easter means a fantastic weekend of warm-weather riding (fingers-crossed) but it also means you’ve got less time to place your ad to sell your bike in MCN this week.Usually the deadline to place ads online is 8pm Friday evening to appear in the following Wednesday’s MCN. This week, because of the Bank Holiday, it is 8pm Thursday evening.If you miss that deadline don’t despair, you can place your...

Kawasaki contact owners for safety recall

Kawasaki contact owners for safety recall

Kawasaki UK is contacting a number of owners of Kawasaki VN1500 and VN1600 cruisers to inform them of a safety recall.The recall is due to a faulty oil pressure relief valve, which may not respond...

Superstars-style shootout for Britain’s best

Superstars-style shootout for Britain’s best

A multi-discipline shootout to find Britain’s best all-round rider will see top road race, motocross, trials and enduro and supermoto racers go head to head.In the spirit of the BBC TV Superstars...

Southern Counties Ducati Mega Meet

Southern Counties Ducati Mega Meet

A massive meeting of Ducati owners has been organised for this weekend by the UK Monster Owners Club and the Ducati Sporting Club at Box Hill near Dorking in Surrey.Clubs from across the south of...

Save 10 per cent with M&P deal

Save 10 per cent with M&P deal

You could save 10 per cent on M&P parts and products if you place an order before April 12, 2004.The firm is offering the online-only deal to celebrate the launch of its new website. All you have...

Foggy to star in I’m A Celebrity

Foggy to star in I’m A Celebrity

Carl Fogarty is the surprise addition to the line-up for the next season of TV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.The former WSB champion and current WSB team boss will be put through a series of...

Chocs away for Easter egg runs

Chocs away for Easter egg runs

Are you organising or joining in an Easter Egg run this Bank Holiday weekend?Let us know and we’ll share the details with Britain’s biggest online motorcycle audience right here on motorcyclenews.com.

Supermoto inspires Prexport gloves for urban riders

Supermoto inspires Prexport gloves for urban riders

Prexport’s new Track gloves are a hybrid inspired by supermoto aimed at urban road riders looking for comfort, as well as off-roaders.Launched today (April 1, 2004) they are made of mesh and synthetic...

Best-selling Triumphs to be replaced

Best-selling Triumphs to be replaced

Triumph is set to remodel some of its biggest selling bikes with cosmetic and mechanical changes.The Speed Triple and the Sprint ST will get the most major updates and Triumph’s cruiser line-up is...

Riders whisk eggs to good causes

Riders whisk eggs to good causes

Easter Egg runs are making life sweet for good causes across the country this EasterThe annual Egg run took place in Cork on April 4 with around 800 bikes taking part. Eggs were distributed to...