July

Off road: July 9

Our off road listing for the week commencing July 9, includes Speedway, Motocross, Enduros and Trials events. SPEEDWAY FRIDAY July 9 Oxford. 01865-711346. Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian. 01501-734404. SATURDAY July 10 Berwick, Northumberland. 01289-307707. Rye House, Hertfordshire. 01992-440400. Workington, Cumbria. 7.30pm. 01900-608071. Eastbourne, Arlington, East Sussex. 7.30pm.

More pics on your ad

More pics on your ad

A bike ad on motorcyclenews.com is like no other – in more ways than one. With your online ads you can have extra images free, to reflect your personality or reveal more details about your...

Rallies: July 9 on

Each week we publish a list of RALLIES in the UK. These are for the week commencing July 9. FRIDAY July 9 Sewer Rats Get Ratted Rally, Addingham Moorside, Silsden, W Yorks. £10 pre-book, £13 otg. 01535-675174 or 01535-658173. Fenfir MCC It’s Grim Up North Rally, Atherton Collieries Football Ground, Manchester. 0151-293-0165. TR30C Beezumph Rally, Cadwell Park, Lincs.

Sheene memorial dinner

Sheene memorial dinner

A memorial black tie dinner is being held by the Friends of Barry Sheene MBE, with star riders set to attend including Gary Nixon, Marco Lucchinelli, Mick Grant, Dave Croxford, John Cooper and Paul...

Cops' new clamp-down

Cops' new clamp-down

Police are launching weekend clampdowns on riders going at 'excessive speed' and treating roads as 'race tracks.' But they say they will gather intelligence on individual offenders so that they can be...

Be a Mallory grid girl

Be a Mallory grid girl

You could be one of the grid girls for the Hawk Kawasaki British Superbike team in our competition in conjunction with insurance firm Bennetts. Bennetts is the title sponsor of the BSB round at...

Last chance bargains

Last chance bargains

This weekend could be your last chance to see many of the bikes whose ads come to the end of their run on motorcyclenews.com very soon. There are some great deals to be had including a 2003 Honda...

Kawasakis get your vote

Kawasakis get your vote

The Kawasaki ZX-10R and ZX-6R have been scored highest on average by owners in User Reviews on motorcyclenews.com. Both bikes were given an average rating of 98 per cent by user reviewers - the...

Bike shows: July 9 on

Each week we publish a list of bike shows on in the UK. These are for the week commencing Friday, July 9. FRIDAY July 9 Americana International 2004, Classic bikes from the US and American show, County Showground, Winthorpe, Notts. 01159-390595 or www. americana-international.co.uk. SATURDAY July 10 Americana International 2004. See Friday July 9. SUNDAY July 11 Americana International 2004.

Rideouts: July 9 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS. If you want to organise one at shorter notice, post a message in our Have Your Say forums: Go to roadriding/rideouts. FRIDAY July 9 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, 01270-768562. SATURDAY July 10 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, 01270-768562. Track Sense trail ride, Surrey. 08704-450600 or www.tracksense.co.uk. Beck Row Bikers Poker Run, Rose and Crown,...

GCSE in road skills

GCSE in road skills

Every school child should be taught to Think Bike as part of the National Curriculum – according to the Motorcycle Industry Association. And their education should ultimately result in the...

37,000 bikes stolen

37,000 bikes stolen

37,000 bikes have been stolen in the past year, according to the Retail Motor Industry Federation. RMI motorcycle retailers director Frank Finch, said: “Motorcycle theft is a very real problem,...

We ride new 999R

We ride new 999R

MCN's Adam Child rode the new Ducati 999R at Laguna Seca this week. Here are our first pictures as they arrive from the States, and his first impressions of the bike. They will be followed by a full...

New look 999

New look 999

Ducati has listened to calls from racers riding its 999 and announced a series of changes to the bike for 2005 that will see a new upper fairing and more powerful engine. These are the first official...

CCM on the ropes

CCM on the ropes

CCM went into voluntary administration on Wednesday July 8 - and there seems little hope that the company can be saved. The British off-road and supermoto manufacturer told staff they were all being...

Meet race stars

Meet race stars

If you’re at a loose end this weekend then there are a whole host of open days and special offers to take advantage of and plenty of chance to meet top British racers. The Bike People in...

05 GSX-R1000 revealed

05 GSX-R1000 revealed

Suzuki will launch an updated and even more powerful version of its GSX-R1000 for 2005 complete with MotoGP inspired dimensions and a radical snout designed to scoop in more air. Its weight is being...

Pick up a bargain bike

Pick up a bargain bike

If you’re after a new bike then there are a whole range of offers available at the moment. Here are just a few to choose from. Ducati are offering a special insurance deal on the 999 and 749.

Ducati bids for Aprilia

Ducati bids for Aprilia

Federico Minoli, Ducati Chairman and CEO, said: "We are not financial investors. We are moved by passion and we are dedicated to the success of Italian bikes worldwide. "We are conscious...

£50M for MV Agusta

£50M for MV Agusta

Proton has agreed to invest around £50 million in MV Agusta in return for an undisclosed stake in the business. The deal was revealed in a statement from MV Agusta this week. The cash means the...

Speed limits on IOM

Speed limits on IOM

Speed limits could soon be imposed on every Isle of Man road. It would bring an end to decades of freedom on the Island that attracts thousands to the TT. The speed limit suggestion is in a Manx...

In MCN: July 7

In MCN: July 7

This week’s issue of MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, includes scoop details on the new GSX-R1000, a FREE supplement of all-new trackday crashes, the rumbling mayhem of our Triumph Rocket III...

Share your superstitions

Share your superstitions

Have you got a biking superstition? Are you like Valentino Rossi who always goes through the same crouching routine before he gets on a bike? Maybe you are one of those riders who rolls around on the...

Bikes in car pool lanes?

Bikes in car pool lanes?

New lanes to cut congestion for car sharers on motorways are expected to be announced by the Government, but there is no indication whether motorcycles will also have access to the 'car-pool'...

Keep your eyes open

There is a simple lesson to be learnt here: When on a ride-out always watch what your mates in front are doing in front Click here to see the video

Can you beat this?

It's the moment when pound signs flash before your eyes, your stomach makes balletic manoeuvres and your sphincter breaks out the morse code to spell out S-O-S. And free, in MCN, out on Wednesday July 7, there's a whole supplement dedicated to it - Trackday crashes. Take a browse through them and then tell us - have you done better? If you've ever had a crash that's been captured on film (or the...

Rider shot dead in clash

A rider has been shot dead after being deliberately knocked off his bike by a Mercedes-driving gang. He was shot several times as he ran from the two-or-more occupants of the car. The incident happened in Camberwell, south London, on Saturday, July 3. The victim was named today, July 5. Eric Akinniranye, 25, was on release from a 10-year prison sentence for firearm offences, police say. Initial...

Ride in a road test today

Ride in a road test today

You could be riding in a road test by this afternoon - July 5. To be in with a chance you have to be someone who has recently passed their test - and relatively close to Peterborough, Cambs, as that's...

£3000 of variety

£3000 of variety

It's not too late to make a switch to a new bike in time for summer, and you can find a huge range to choose from in just a couple of minutes. Just £3000 opens up everything from an all-purpose...

Have Your Say winner

Have Your Say winner

We've selected Trumpetman21 as the first prize-winner for the best messages postsed for the week. Not only did he bring B-list celebrity Fiona Phillips to everyone's attention when she started...

Own your own BSB bike

Own your own BSB bike

Here's an offer that doesn't come along every day - your chance to own a current and competitive British Superbike. It's the GSX-R1000 that's been run by motorcyclenews.com's own Web Sales Director...

East Anglian show no go

East Anglian show no go

The East Anglian Motorcycle Show scheduled to take place at the Hunts Race Course, Brampton, Cambridgeshire on Friday July 2 has been postponed. No event will be taking place on the above date, but...

Camera vans at Barton

Camera vans at Barton

Police have resorted to using hidden speed cameras to catch bikers on the way to next week’s Barton Bike Meet. In response to criticism that not enough was done about speeding at last...

Free Brands WSB tickets

Free Brands WSB tickets

Book an MCN track day and get a free pair of tickets to Friday practice for Brands Hatch World Superbikes. There are a limited number of places left on the three remaining Brands Hatch MCN track days...

Rapid Skills day

Rapid Skills day

There’s not much point in having a sports bike if you don’t know how to use it properly. Having only ever owned all-rounders before I thought it was about time to learn some fast riding...

Back to superbike school

Back to superbike school

I know how to ride. Sounds arrogant doesn’t it? But it’s true, I really do know the theory of how to ride inside out. It’s the practice I sometimes struggle with. After a series of...