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Bike News (February 2004)

  • Benelli TNT could be a blast

    25 February 2004

    Benelli TNT could be a blast

    This first picture of Benelli’s Tornado-based TNT naked bike reveals a bored-out beast making 135bhp, weighing under 200kg and priced at a less-than-exotic £8650.There are more pictures and full...

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  • Honda sorry as insurance customers queue

    25 February 2004

    Honda sorry as insurance customers queue

    Since we announced the launch of Honda Insurance on Monday, the firm has been struggling to cope with interest.A spokesman said: " The initial response to Honda Insurance has been staggering,...

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  • motorcyclenews.com is No1 (official)

    25 February 2004

    motorcyclenews.com is No1 (official)

    motorcyclenews.com has been ranked the No1 most visited motorcycle site in the UK by international web-watchers Hitwise. Hitwise keeps tabs on more than 450,000 websites worldwide and hands out its...

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  • World’s first 2004 superbike shootout

    25 February 2004

    World’s first 2004 superbike shootout

    MCN’s road test crew is back from the test you’ve all been waiting – the 2004 superbike shootout.We’ve been riding the ZX-10R, R1, Fireblade and GSX-R1000 across hundreds of miles of roads in France...

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  • Honda launches cut-price cover

    25 February 2004

    Honda launches cut-price cover

    Honda is claiming it can cut the cost of your insurance after launching its own insurance company.Honda Insurance goes live this morning (Monday, February 23) and is available to all owners of Honda...

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  • MCN offline late Friday night

    25 February 2004

    We’re taking the site down to perform essential maintenance on Friday, February 27 from 8.30pm.The site will be down for a maximum of 12 hours, so expect everything to be back to normal for 8.30am on Saturday, February 28 – all set for this weekend’s WSB action.

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  • 2004 Babe Squad debut at Scottish Show

    18 February 2004

    The first official outing for the new MCN Babe Squad is just weeks away. Our ten new honeys will be appearing at the two-day MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show on March 13-14.As well as gorgeous girls, the show also features the Bridgestone Action Zone, an MCN stage with a full range of activities, the Carole Nash Classics Pavillion, a host of celebrities and brilliant bikes galore.And you’ll have the...

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  • Have you spotted a diesel spill today?

    18 February 2004

    Have you spotted a diesel spill today?

    If you have spotted a diesel spill on the road today, Thursday February 19, or know of a regular diesel problem, then we’d like you to tell us about it.Whether it’s a roundabout, junction, or outside...

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  • Congestion charging – the untold story

    18 February 2004

    Congestion charging – the untold story

    A year after the congestion charge came in for central London one story you won’t have heard is how much safer it has made the streets for motorcycles.Despite a 20 per cent increase in bike traffic in...

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  • £1000 off your next bike

    18 February 2004

    £1000 off your next bike

    Those visiting the MCN London Motorcycle Show had the opportunity to win £1000 off the price of their next bike in a motorcyclenews.com competition. And now we have a winner…And she is Mrs Karen...

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  • Tell us about your AGV Ti-Tech?

    18 February 2004

    Tell us about your AGV Ti-Tech?

    We’re looking for owners of the AGV Ti-Tech to tell us how they rate their lids.So if you own an AGV Ti-Tech, email Dan.Caspersz@emap.com with a short 50 word review of it, your name and full contact...

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  • Crunch time for the 04 superbikes

    18 February 2004

    Crunch time for the 04 superbikes

    We’re heading to the south of France this weekend for the test the motorcycling world is waiting for… the world’s first group test of the new R1 versus the 04 Fireblade, ZX-10R and latest...

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  • Sharpen your riding this Spring

    18 February 2004

    Sharpen your riding this Spring

    Coming into the Spring feeling your riding’s a little rusty? The assessment ride-outs being organised as part of National Motorcycle Safety Week could be just the thing to sharpen you up.National...

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  • Make your GSX-R750 the star

    11 February 2004

    Make your GSX-R750 the star

    As part of our coverage of the 2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 launch, we’re featuring the previous incarnation of the bike in MCN, February 25, 2004. If you’re got a UK-spec bike in as mint and standard...

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  • Carole Nash buy out AA bike insurance

    11 February 2004

    Carole Nash buy out AA bike insurance

    If you are insured with the AA, you will be with Carole Nash instead from March.The AA has sold its bike business of 17,000 riders to the specialist bike broker.The purchase boosts Carole Nash’s...

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  • New Devil exhaust for ’04 FZ6 Fazer

    11 February 2004

    New Devil exhaust for ’04 FZ6 Fazer

    Exhaust firm Devil has designed a pair of Magnum slimline oval cans to fit the 2004 Yamaha FZ6 and FZ6 Fazer.The underseat positioning has meant the standard size Magnums have been made smaller, but...

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  • Ride the latest 125 sports bikes with MCN

    11 February 2004

    Ride the latest 125 sports bikes with MCN

    If you own a Honda NS125/NSR125, Yamaha TZR125 or a Suzuki RG125, then you could be taking part in an MCN group test on Thursday, February 19.We’re looking for the owner of one of the ‘old school’...

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  • Akrapovic launches ZX-10R range

    11 February 2004

    Akrapovic launches ZX-10R range

    If 150+bhp isn’t enough for you, Akrapovic has launched a range of new systems for the 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R, which offer increases of up to 11.2Bhp over the stock figure.You can choose between the...

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  • Have you won our £20k Garage competition?

    11 February 2004

    Have you won our £20k Garage competition?

    Hundreds of people have entered our MCN Fantasy Garage competition to win a Hein Gericke HGR Racing one-piece suit, and it’s taken our judges until now to sift through all of the entries.You were...

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  • Inform on diesel spillages

    11 February 2004

    Inform on diesel spillages

    If you regularly encounter a patch of road which always seems to be covered in diesel, then we’d like to know about it.Whether it’s a roundabout or junction that seems to always resemble an ice rink,...

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  • Devil launches ’04 R1 exhausts

    11 February 2004

    Devil launches ’04 R1 exhausts

    Exhaust firm devil has just released its Magnum underseat exhaust for the new 2004 Yamaha R1.The Magnum is the latest design from the firm, with a slimline 95mm shape and large oval tailpipe. It’s...

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  • Celebs back biking

    04 February 2004

    Celebs back biking

    Celebrities from the hit TV shows I’m a Celebrity… and Pop Idol have come out in favour of motorcycling.Former-jungle inhabitant Lord Brocket revealed he wouldn’t dream of travelling around central...

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  • Blade tops world first group test

    04 February 2004

    Blade tops world first group test

    MCN’s world’s first group test of three of the most exciting bikes of all time has a clear winner – Honda’s new CBR1000RR FireBlade has taken the crown as king of the latest litre-class...

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  • Toseland and Walker at MCN London Show

    04 February 2004

    Toseland and Walker at MCN London Show

    Meet World Superbike stars James Toseland and Chris Walker at the MCN London Show on Wednesday February 4.Toseland is one of the favourites to land the WSB championship in 2004 on the factory Fila...

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  • Cheaper insurance for convicted bikers

    04 February 2004

    Cheaper insurance for convicted bikers

    Insurance firm Quoteline Direct is offering a new service to give low quotes to bikers with minor motoring convictions, those who have had accidents, and those under 25.Quotelines Graham Higgins said,...

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  • Full 2004 Suzuki price list

    04 February 2004

    SUPER SPORT: GSX1300R Hayabusa £8,649, GSX1300RZ Hayabusa £8,649, GSX-R1000 £8,549, GSX-R750 £7,649, GSX-R600 £6,849.STREET: DL1000 V-Strom £6,349, DL650 V-Strom £5,149, SV1000S £6,049, SV1000 £5,849, SV650S £5,149, SV650 £4,849, GSF1200S £5,849, GSF1200 £5,549, GSF600S £4,549, GSF600 £4,149, GS500F £3,649, GS500 £3,349, GSX750F £5,549, GSX1400 £6,349.CRUISER: VZ1600 Marauder £8,549, VL800...

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  • Save £££s on Suzukis

    04 February 2004

    Save £££s on Suzukis

    Suzuki has cut a massive £1000 off the price of the DL1000 V-Strom big trailie and an equally impressive £700 off the half-faired SV1000S.The revised 2004 price list sees the V-Strom drop from the...

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  • Put KTM boss on the spot

    04 February 2004

    Put KTM boss on the spot

    We’re putting KTM UK’s boss Kevin Burk under the spotlight to answer YOUR questions.The interview is part of a new series in MCN, which puts your questions directly to the people at the top.If you...

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  • Costs cut for new riders

    04 February 2004

    Costs cut for new riders

    Kymco is offering a range of new deals to make it easier to start out on two wheels.Those aged 16-24 can get insurance for no more than £99 (subject to status) and if you're 25 and over insurance is...

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  • Save on a Ducati Supersport lid

    04 February 2004

    Save on a Ducati Supersport lid

    There are lots of bargains at the MCN London Show, including a 10 per cent discount on show stock from Ducati London South.You can get yourself a Ducati Supersport lid, which is based on Suomy’s...

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  • Highlights from the MCN London Show

    04 February 2004

    Highlights from the MCN London Show

    The MCN London Motorcycle Show ended this weekend with huge numbers making the trip to the Alexandra Palace event.But, in case you didn’t make it, or got distracted by the beer and the MCN girls,...

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  • Showtime at the Ally Pally

    01 February 2004

    Showtime at the Ally Pally

    The MCN London Motorcycle Show opens today (Saturday) at the Ally Pally with a line up of big name celebrities, amazing indoor stunts, the hottest new bikes, the best in bargains and the finals of the...

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