July

Prince Wills' trackdays

Prince Wills' trackdays

Princes William and Harry are secret trackday fans who hire out Goodwood for kicks. The full amazing Royal World Exclusive is only in MCN, out on Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Our story reveals that the...

Are you getting enough?

Are you getting enough?

If you aren’t visiting this site every day you’ve just got to be missing out. Here's why: Every day we add an average of 10 new stories to motorcyclenews.com. Every day there are...

Exotica gets realistic

Exotica gets realistic

Making your motorcycling dreams come true is all about the pursuit of perfection and the desire to stand out. And for some, that only comes with a machine laden with exotic parts which is so beautiful...

Riding schools: July 14 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS. These are for the week starting July 14. WEDNESDAY July 14 Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leics. 01455-842922 or www.windycorner.co.uk BMW Off-Road Skills Course, Brecon Beacons, Powys. 0800-0131282. Ron Haslam Race School, Donington Park, Leics. 9am-3pm. 01332-883323 or www.haslamraceschool.com California Superbike School, Rockingham,...

New forum added

New forum added

We've added a new forum to the site - and it's one on which you can influence the future of MCN's print version. You are invited to post your thoughts here about the print version of MCN - what you...

Rideouts: July 14 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. These are for the week commencing July 14. You could also organise your own. Go to our Have Your Say forums and select Road Riding. WEDNESDAY July 14 King Billy, Northampton. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincs. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 01929-425538 or www.mybuddys.co.uk Waterloo MCC,...

Bull hit: Rider wins

Bull hit: Rider wins

40-year-old oil rig worker Donaldson can now expect a six-figure payout. His solicitor said :“Had the farmer applied his mind to the potential danger of allowing the gate to remain open, this...

Bikes mean freedom

Bikes mean freedom

One in three non-bikers associate freedom and fun with motorcycling in a survey carried out by The Motor Cycle Indusrty Association. The majority of positive views came from people living in areas...

E-clip: July 14, 2004

E-clip: July 14, 2004

Before heading off across the fields, it's worth setting your rebound and damping appropriately. Or risk internet fame and ridicule. To see what happens when things get too bouncy: Click here to see...

Ride to stop diesel spills

Ride to stop diesel spills

A ride to raise public awareness about the dangers of diesel spills takes place on Spetember 11, 2004 and the Motorcycle Action Group are urging you to join in. The Diesel KillSpills team will ride...

A road tester's diary

A road tester's diary

What's it really like to be an MCN road tester? Is it really living the highilfe, jetting off around the world to ride all the top bikes in sunny locations? Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar joined in...

Join our ride-outs

Join our ride-outs

Want to come on an informal ride-out with members of the MCN team? We're planning a trip to the British MotoGP at Donington on July 25, leaving from, and returning to, the MCN offices in...

Lost a camera van?

Lost a camera van?

Have you seen a mobile speed camera van in Cambridgeshire today? The reason we ask is that the Cambridgeshire Safety Camera Partnership website has a list of possible locations it says they will be...

Latest bikes for sale

Latest bikes for sale

New bikes are being booked online every minute throughout the working week - and right up to 8pm Friday night. As soon as they have been approved by our customer service team (and during the working...

Two new Buells

Two new Buells

Buell will add two new bikes to the Lightning range for 2005, and will also bring back the Lightning XB12S. The Lightning CityX XB9SX is designed as a middleweight urban streetfighter with a...

We go moped racing

We go moped racing

The Suzuki ran smooth to the finish line but promptly refused to start when we went to pack it in to the van to go home. It really is a state with 15 crashes taking their toll, but the day was so much...

Anger at anti-bike stats

Anger at anti-bike stats

Carey-Clinch, who is the MCI Director of Public Affairs, said; 'Quite clearly, all this alarmist talk about bike casualties increasing is quite simply a load of rubbish, which is being perpetuated by...

Race dates: July 14 on

Each week we publish the ROAD RACING events happening in the UK. These are for the week commencing Wednesday, July 14. WEDNESDAY July 14 Steam Packet Southern 100, Billown, Isle of Man. 01624-822546 or www.southern100.com THURSDAY July 15 Steam Packet Southern 100. See Wednesday. SATURDAY July 17 Aberaman MCC, Aberdare Park, Rhondda Cynon Taff. 9am. 07791-721493. Andreas Club, Jurby, Isle of...

Ducati move for Aprilia

Ducati move for Aprilia

Ducati has moved one step closer to buying Aprilia with the announcement of an agreement with Aprilia shareholders. The shareholders have agreed for Ducati to have the exclusive negotiation in the...

70s Saturday at Ace

70s Saturday at Ace

It's Seventies Saturday at London's Ace Cafe on July 17 - a day for kitting up the retro gear and joining Classic Bike. Hein Gericke are coming along to and offering a host of prizes rangign from a...

Off road: July 14 on

Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are for the week commencing July 14 and include speedway, trials, motocross, enduro and hillclimbs. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY July 14 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. 09066-555992 (60p/min). Poole, Dorset. 7.30pm. 01202-681145. Arena-Essex, Thurrock.

Parking row latest

Parking row latest

The observant ones among you might remember that Editor David Cushman was unfortunate enough to have his 2004 GSX-R1000 stolen from a parking bay in London in April. His long term report, here,...

Mystery of falling sales

Mystery of falling sales

The number of used bikes bought and sold is up – so are the number of riders on the road and the total number of miles we’re riding – so why have new bike sales taken a tumble? ...

MT-01: Torque monster

MT-01: Torque monster

Yamaha's new MT-01 will make more torque than a Hayabusa. Insiders say it will thump out 110ftlb of torque. A Hayabusa makes around 100ftlb while a GSX-R1000 makes a little over 80ftlb. And it's the...

Riding schools: July 9 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS coming up. These are for the week commencing July 9. FRIDAY July 9 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. The Powerslide Training School, Saddlebow Stadium, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. £195. 01507-313829 or www.powerslidetraining.co.uk. SATURDAY July 10 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. Phase 2, Devizes,...

McGregor trip update

McGregor trip update

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are heading across the hostile, open wastelands and rugged roads of Mongolia, onwards to Siberia. After setting off from London at the end of May to circumnavigate...

Trackdays: July 9 on

Each week we publish TRACKDAYS on in the UK. These are those for the week from Friday July 9 onwards. THURSDAY July 8 FRIDAY July 9 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbys. 01332-677079. SATURDAY July 10 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor. See Friday July 9. Suzuki Performance Riding School, Mallory Park, Leics. From £140. 01455-251800. SUNDAY July 11 Track Attack, Donington...

Babes rate sexiest bikes

Babes rate sexiest bikes

Think your sports bike is just the thing to draw the ladies? Think those skin-tight race leathers and full-face lid get them all-of-a-flutter? It’s nice to think, but is it true? We wanted to...

C-charge threat for bikes

C-charge threat for bikes

Riders could be forced to stump up the £5-a-day congestion charge for going into Central London because figures compiled by Transport For London show bike accident rates have risen across the...

Report blames drivers

Report blames drivers

The first detailed European study of bike accidents has shown that 60 per cent of cases involved a car driver, and in half, it was the car driver who was to blame. The 'Motorcycle Accidents In Depth...

26,000 Beemer fans

26,000 Beemer fans

Over 26,000 riders descended on the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for the 4th International BMW Motorrad Biker Meeting. Over a hundred Brits were among them, alongside guests from as far...

Verging on insanity

Verging on insanity

Christian Pfeiffer has rewritten the stunt riders' rule book with an awesome display on his Ducati Monster. It landed him top spot in the opening round of this year's World Stunt Championship in the...

Bike meets: July 9 on

WEDNESDAY July 14 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leics. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com. Gloucester Old Spot, Cheltenham, Glos. 01242-571218. Honda Owners Club, Lower Sunbury, Surrey. 9pm. 07900-978903. Horseshoe, Silk...

Gatso goes missing

Gatso goes missing

The anti speed-camera movement has moved the game on from simply defacing roadside Gatsos after the internals of a camera in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, were stolen from the yellow housing. Police say it...

Race meets: July 9 on

Each week we publish a list of the ROAD RACING events on in the UK. These are those for the week commencing Friday, July 9, 2004. This list includes drag races and minimotos. SATURDAY July 10 Aintree MCC, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. 01257-462216. BMCRC, Brands Hatch, Kent. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. Derby Phoenix MCC, Croft, Durham. 01623-636880. New Era, Snetterton, Norfolk. 01920...

Superbikes for £4000

Superbikes for £4000

Some of the most exciting bikes ever built are now available as used bargains at under £4000. In MCN, out on Wednesday, July 14, we road test four dream machines you can get your hands on for...