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Bike News (January 2004)

  • Riding in the snow – on a ZX-10R

    28 January 2004

    Riding in the snow – on a ZX-10R

    MCN’s Trevor Franklin almost became the first person in the UK to dump a ZX-10R when he was faced with the challenge of riding 38 miles on the precious bike in Wednesday’s thick snow.The first fully...

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  • Video: The first ZX-10R in the UK

    28 January 2004

    Video: The first ZX-10R in the UK

    The first ZX-10R in the country has arrived at MCN. You may have seen show bikes, but now you can see the first living, breathing, free-revving finished production example in the UK. Click the links...

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  • Meet us at the MCN London Show

    28 January 2004

    Meet us at the MCN London Show

    If you’ve got thoughts about motorcyclenews.com, come and say hello to the team at the MCN London Motorcycle Show, which opens on Saturday, January 31.Editor David Cushman and web journalists Angus...

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  • Insurers predict ‘no big rises’

    28 January 2004

    Insurers predict ‘no big rises’

    Your next insurance renewal won’t leave you reeling, according to market watchers.A survey of the market reveals, " premium increases are unlikely to be severe this year, " according to...

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  • The ZX-6R ad you won't see on TV?

    28 January 2004

    The ZX-6R ad you won't see on TV?

    Look what we found surfing the internet. This completely unofficial ad for Kawasaki's ZX-6R proves the new bike is faster than a tractor. Download the video to share the joke.

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  • Win £1000 off your next bike

    28 January 2004

    Win £1000 off your next bike

    You could win £1000 off your next bike by visiting the MCN London Show at the Ally Pally and joining in our competition.The show opens on Saturday, January 31, with the promise of live action, big...

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  • Prexport kit storms in

    28 January 2004

    Prexport kit storms in

    If you’ve got to ride in winter weather, Prexport’s new two-piece waterproofs offer a cut-price way of keeping the wind and wet out.The Storm suit’s jacket has an air-tech lining, elastic waist and...

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  • ALL speed cameras are in wrong places

    28 January 2004

    ALL speed cameras are in wrong places

    The rules that cover where speed cameras should be placed have an astonishing flaw.The discovery not only confirms fears that cameras are acting as revenue generating devices, but also suggests they...

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  • Government to cut points for speeding

    21 January 2004

    Government to cut points for speeding

    The tide could finally be turning on the anti-speed fascism that’s seen our roads littered with money-grabbing Gatsos. Home Secretary David Blunkett revealed on Friday that the Government is ready to...

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  • See more at the MCN London Show

    21 January 2004

    See more at the MCN London Show

    If the prospect of the MCN Babe Squad finals combined with one of the greatest opportunities to buy and sell bikes and bargain kit isn’t enough for you, the MCN London Show, on January 31-February 8,...

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  • Free supplement with MCN

    21 January 2004

    Free supplement with MCN

    In MCN this week we bring you some of the best racing photos you've never seen before - from massive power slides to burning fireballs.We asked the world's leading motorcycle-racing photographers to...

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  • New section to sell your bike fast

    21 January 2004

    New section to sell your bike fast

    motorcyclenews.com has an all-new section giving you the opportunity to sell your bike faster than ever. Click on Sell Your Bike from the top navigation bar and you’ll be taken through a simple...

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  • MCN London Show ticket winners

    21 January 2004

    MCN London Show ticket winners

    The lucky winners of 20 pairs of tickets for the MCN London Motorcycle Show have now been drawn.The show takes place at Alexandra Palace from Saturday, January 31 to Sunday February 8, and at the...

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  • Put Honda UK’s top man on the spot

    21 January 2004

    Put Honda UK’s top man on the spot

    MCN is launching an all-new series of features to appear in the weekly newspaper version of this website and you can be a part of it.Over the next few months we will be putting the top people involved...

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  • The first ZX-10R in the country

    21 January 2004

    The first ZX-10R in the country

    The first ZX-10R in the country has arrived at MCN. You may have seen show bikes, but this is the first living, breathing, free-revving finished production example in the UK.And over the next few days...

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  • Honda announces on-the-road prices

    21 January 2004

    Honda has announced the prices for it’s 2004 range with on-the-road charges included.This follows Yamaha’s lead, but the new Fireblade undercuts its R1 rival by £600.Other new 2004 bikes in the ‘Good to Go’ scheme are the CBR125R at £2349, and the CBF600 at £4599 unfaired, and £5199 faired with ABS. You’ll be able to see whether the CBR125R and CBf600s are worth the money with our impressions from...

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  • 700 lids stolen in Oxford raid

    14 January 2004

    700 lids stolen in Oxford raid

    Oxford Products is warning helmet buyers to be on their guard after more than 700 HJC lids were stolen from its warehouse in what appears to be a professional operation.Thieves went through a manhole...

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  • Have you owned a YZF750 SP?

    14 January 2004

    Have you owned a YZF750 SP?

    MCN is looking for current or former owners of the Yamaha YZF750 SP to share their opinions of the bike for a forthcoming feature.In Cadbury’s Boost colours it took Niall Mackenzie to the British...

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  • Get inspiration for your Fantasy Garage

    14 January 2004

    Get inspiration for your Fantasy Garage

    You could win a set of Hein Gericke HGR one-piece leathers by picking your own £20,000 Fantasy Garage.The only rules are that all the bikes you choose must be advertised in our Bikes for Sale section...

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  • Take a look around our new section

    14 January 2004

    Take a look around our new section

    Now you can book ads online to sell your bike on motorcyclenews.com, in MCN and in MCN BikeMart Extra magazine.If you want your ad to appear in the next issue of MCN you have until 8pm on January 16...

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  • Rex White funeral details

    14 January 2004

    Details have been announced for the funeral of Rex White, former manager of Barry Sheene.White died on Wednesday January 14, aged 75, at his home in West Sussex after a career which included managing the Heron Suzuki team which won two World 500cc championship with Barry Sheene and two Formula 1 TT world championships with Graeme Crosby.A funeral service will be held for friends and colleagues...

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  • Ex-WSB stars line up for Daytona 200

    14 January 2004

    Ex-WSB stars line up for Daytona 200

    Former World Superbike stars Ben and Eric Bostrom and ex-GP star Matt Mladin will be challenging for the traditional season curtain-raiser, the Daytona 200 and you could be watching the action in the...

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  • Fire guts London dealer

    14 January 2004

    Fire guts London dealer

    More than 400 bikes have been destroyed by a fire at motorcycle dealer Rex Judd of Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, north London.The fire started in the showroom and is estimated to have caused more than...

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  • First ride: BMW R1200GS

    14 January 2004

    First ride: BMW R1200GS

    MCN Editor Marc Potter is in South Africa testing BMW's new giant trailie, the R1200GS, and we got his first impressions as he stepped off the bike."Losing 30kg on any bike is impressive. The R1150GS...

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  • KTM and Shoei triumph at MCN Dealer Awards

    14 January 2004

    KTM and Shoei triumph at MCN Dealer Awards

    The eighth annual MCN Dealer Awards have taken place, with recipients including KTM, Shoei, Chiswick Honda and Crescent Performance Centre.The awards were hosted by Suzi Perry and MCN’s Publisher and...

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  • First test: Yamaha FZ6

    14 January 2004

    First test: Yamaha FZ6

    MCN's Trevor Franklin has spent the day testing Yamaha's new naked FZ6 and we got his first impressions as he stepped off the bike."The FZ6 is one of the few bikes that just feels right as soon as you...

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  • Coming soon on motorcyclenews.com

    14 January 2004

    Coming soon on motorcyclenews.com

    On top of a fantastic new section to help you buy and sell your bike faster than ever before (live from Thursday, January 15 at 11am), we’re also preparing to bring you the latest news direct from the...

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  • Used bike prices set to soar

    07 January 2004

    Used bike prices set to soar

    Used bike prices are about to rocket – powered by rises in new bike prices and the rush to get back on to two wheels after the worst of the winter weather.Yamaha has announced increases on their 2004...

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  • Catch up with the class of 2004

    07 January 2004

    Catch up with the class of 2004

    We’ve added 10 new bike summaries for 10 of the most exciting new bikes of 2004.You’ll find them all in our Latest on New Bikes section, which can be accessed from our NEWS section (see top navigation...

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  • See the Turbospoke kit

    07 January 2004

    See the Turbospoke kit

    The Turbospoke can make any bicycle sound like a motorbike. Bolt a bracket to the frame, put the card into its holder, and the fake plastic endcan will amplify the noise. And in case you don’t believe...

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  • Last chance to vote for MCN babes

    07 January 2004

    Last chance to vote for MCN babes

    You have just days left to cast your vote for the 2004 MCN Babe Squad – the closing date is January 14 (midnight GMT).The finalists will appear at the all-new MCN London Motorcycle Show at Alexandra...

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  • Help us improve motorcyclenews.com

    07 January 2004

    Help us improve motorcyclenews.com

    Motorcyclenews.com is planning some major changes and we want you to be part of them.We have some cracking ideas to improve the service we provide, but we want to hear your suggestions for a better...

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  • Free wheels with CCMs

    07 January 2004

    Free wheels with CCMs

    If you buy a CCM 404 or 644 DS, you’ll get an extra set of wheels to make the conversion from off-road to Tarmac quick and simple.The extra set of wheels mean a saving of £375. The 17 inch road rims...

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