January

Riding in the snow – on a ZX-10R

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...

Video: The first ZX-10R in the UK

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...

Meet us at the MCN London Show

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...

Insurers predict ‘no big rises’

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...

Ducati’s SportClassics go into production

Ducati’s SportClassics go into production

Ducati is putting its SportClassic retros into production; the Paul Smart 1000, Sport 1000 café racer and GT1000 retro tourer.The firm first revealed prototypes at the Tokyo Show in October and...

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

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.

Win £1000 off your next bike

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...

Prexport kit storms in

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...

ALL speed cameras are in wrong places

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...

Meet Hodgson, Foggy, Walker, Shakey and Toseland

Meet Hodgson, Foggy, Walker, Shakey and Toseland

Get your autograph book ready. Stars including World Superbike champion Neil Hodgson and four-times WSB champion Carl Fogarty are lining up to meet and greet you at the MCN London Motorcycle Show.The...

ZX-10R vs Blade vs GSX-R1000

ZX-10R vs Blade vs GSX-R1000

We’re conducting the first full group test of this year’s leading superbikes over the next few days.We’ve got the bikes, we’ve got the riders and we’ve got all the measuring equipment set up. Now all...

Government to cut points for speeding

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...

See more at the MCN London Show

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,...

Free supplement with MCN

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...

New section to sell your bike fast

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...

MCN London Show ticket winners

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...

Put Honda UK’s top man on the spot

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...

The first ZX-10R in the country

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...

Honda announces on-the-road prices

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...

World first test: GSX-R600

World first test: GSX-R600

We’ve been at the world first test of the all-new GSX-R600 over the weekend at the Misano circuit in Italy.MCN’s Michael Neeves rode the new sports 600 on Saturday and Sunday for a full first test...

First test: CBR125R makes a great start

First test: CBR125R makes a great start

Honda’s all-new CBR125R could make the ideal beginner’s sports bike.It’s going to cost just £2349 otr, and has a low seat height to make it extremely user-friendly at low speeds.MCN’s Matt Wildee...

700 lids stolen in Oxford raid

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...

Play Fantasy Garage to win one-piece leathers

Play Fantasy Garage to win one-piece leathers

You could bag yourself a set of Hein Gericke leathers worth £400, just by browsing the Bikes for Sale section and choosing your Fantasy Garage.We want you to spend an imaginary £20,000 on as many, or...

Have you owned a YZF750 SP?

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...

Get inspiration for your Fantasy Garage

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...

Take a look around our new section

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...

Rex White funeral details

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...

Ex-WSB stars line up for Daytona 200

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...

Fire guts London dealer

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...

First ride: BMW R1200GS

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...

KTM and Shoei triumph at MCN Dealer Awards

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...

Coming soon on motorcyclenews.com

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...

Used bike prices set to soar

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...

Catch up with the class of 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...

See the Turbospoke kit

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...

Last chance to vote for MCN babes

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...