June

New CBR600RR revealed

New CBR600RR revealed

Honda will reveal a revamped CBR600RR this September with reworked brakes, upside-down forks and Blade-inspired styling. Insiders who have already ridden the new bike reveal more in MCN, out on...

Honda's super cruiser

Honda's super cruiser

Honda could be preparing to launch another mad super cruiser - following in the tradition of the US-built Goldwing-powered Rune. The new power cruiser shown here uses a VTX1800 twin cylinder engine...

2005 Yamaha YZs launch

2005 Yamaha YZs launch

Yamaha has unveiled it's 2005 range of YZ off-road bikes at the Belgian motocross Grand Prix in Neeroeteren (Saturday, June 26, 2004). The two-stroke 125cc and 250cc bikes both feature aluminium...

Track days - June 16 on

Each week we publish a simple list of events in the UK. The following are UK TRACK DAYS for the week commencing June 16, 2004 WEDNESDAY June 16 Lydd International Raceway, Lydd, Kent. 10am-4pm. £55 01797-321895. Track Time Promotions Track Evening, Brands Hatch Indy, Kent. 6pm-8pm. £89. 01386-423555 or www.tracktimepromotions.co.uk Cusworth Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire.

Minimoto: June 16 on

Each week we publish a list of MINIMOTO events in the UK. These are those for the week commencing June 16, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 16 Minimoto Arrive and Ride, GP Karting, Northampton, Northants. 01604-591591. SATURDAY June 19 Phoenix Racing SEMRC Championship, Lydd, Kent. 0870-443-6813 or www.phoenixminimoto.com. SUNDAY June 20 Phoenix Racing SEMRC Championship, Lydd, Kent. 0870-443-6813 or...

A case of beginner's luck

A case of beginner's luck

A man who won a 999 has had to overcome one important hurdle to collect his prize - he hadn't got a licence. Simon Trowbridge's Ducati was a prize from insurance firm Bennetts. it was even signed by...

Cops make van arrest

Islington Police have chased and stopped the white van we asked for your help in tracing this morning (June 16, 2004). A stolen Fireblade and one other bike was in the back when the white Ford Transit, on false plates, was halted at around 1pm on June 16, 2004. One man has been arrested. Police say feedback from motorcyclenews.com users has been helpful and ask that anyone who has information...

Road Racing June 23 on

DRAG RACING SATURDAY June 26 Summer Nationals Drag Racing Championship, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Bedfordshire. 01234-782828 or www.santapod.com SUNDAY June 27 Crail Raceway Run Wot Ya Brung, Crail, Fife. 9.30am-4.30pm. 01333-451839 or www.crailraceway.co.uk Straightliners Series – Round Six, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. 07971-172210 or www.straightliners.co.uk Summer Nationals Drag...

In MCN on June 23...

In MCN on June 23...

In the latest issue of MCN - out on June 23, 2004, you can read our world exclusive first report on the new CBR600RR. We also reveal first pictures of Honda's mad superbike cruiser and take you...

Big capacity small price

Big capacity small price

If you want something with a bit more wind protection the Kawasaki ZRX1200S fits the bill and you could have one for just £4650 for a 2001 bike with just 2000 miles on the clock and engine crash...

Off Road: June 16 on

Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are for June 16, 2004 onwards. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY June 16 Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Poole, Dorset. 7.30pm. 01202-681145. Arena-Essex, Thurrock, Essex. 01708-863443. THURSDAY June 17 Coventry, Warwickshire. 7.30pm. 02476-542395. Glasgow, Strathclyde. 6pm. 0141-3364800. Sheffield, South...

Gatso safety claims

Gatso safety claims

The Government is claiming speed cameras save 100 lives a year despite figures which show that the number of accidents on British roads has hardly changed since 1998. A new study covering a three-year...

Desert ride raises £10K

Desert ride raises £10K

A story on motorcyclenews.com proved the inspiration for nine riders to take part in an off-road charity run across the Sahara desert - raising £10,000 in the process. Organiser Mungo Williams...

Camera stats under fire

Camera stats under fire

A special MCN investigation reveals that Government claims that speed cameras save lives are both unscientific and meaningless. The full story is revealed in MCN out on Wednesday, June 23. Our probe...

Fantasy manager winner

Fantasy manager winner

Richard Walker from Boston has won this month's Fantasy Road Race Manager of the Month competition with his team Villa Honda. He wins a Castrol goody bag and £50. It's not too late to enter a...

Meet us at the Ace

Meet us at the Ace

Get down to the Ace Café in London tonight for another chance to meet MCN staff and chat about the paper or motorcyclenews.com, see our long-term test bikes and meet Superbike rider Chris...

Bike meets: June 16 on

Bike meets: June 16 on

Each week we publish a simple list of BIKE MEETS happening in the UK. Here are the ones happening in the week June 16, 2004 onwards. WEDNESDAY June 16 Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire.

Rallies: June 23 on

Each week we list RALLIES. Here are those for the week starting June 23, 2004. FRIDAY June 25 Mad Cow Summer Party, British Sugar Sports and Socal Club, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. 01440-820965. Buttstock Rally, Burntwood Rugby Club, nr Chasewater, Staffordshire. 01543-271704. Blacksmiths Rally, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfries & Galloway. £15 07787-743263. Blackpool MAG Rally, Lythamn...

Triumph opens its doors

Triumph opens its doors

Triumph is opening the doors to its Hinckley factory so you can see what happens at its massive production facility. And it's all free. Visitors will get a guided tour round the plant including a...

Rallies: June 16 on

Each week we publish a list of RALLIES. These are the ones happening in the week commencing June 16, 2004. FRIDAY-SUNDAY June 18-20 Druids MCC Poser Rally Lincolnshire. 01476-592026. Culm Vale Sidecar Club, Forest Glade Caravan and Camping Site, Cullompton, Devon. 01884-266494. Farmyard Party, Helmsley, North Yorkshire. 0870-225-8352. Deaf Bikers UK Rally, Kibworth Rugby Club, Market...

Riding schools: June 23 on

Each week we list RIDING SCHOOLS and these are those that are running in the week commencing June 23, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 23 Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leicestershire. 01455-842922 or www.windycorner.co.uk The Powerslide Training School, Owlerton Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. £179 01507-313829 or www.powerslidetraining.co.uk THURSDAY June 24 Track Sense Trail Riding,...

June 16 shows and more

Each week we publish a simple list of events in the UK. These are shows and open days for the week commencing June 16, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY June 19 Cannon Motorcycles, Lakeside Fathers Day Show, Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock, Essex. 01245-496444. Pro Custom Bike Show 2004, Doncaster Showground, South Yorkshire. 0115-993-4421. See preview, left SUNDAY June 20 Scottish Classic Motorcycle...

Speedway: June 23 on

Each week we publish SPEEDWAY and GRASSTRACK meets for the week. These are for the week starting June 23, 2004. Speedway WEDNESDAY June 23 King’s Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Poole, Dorset. 7.30pm. 01202-681145. Somerset, Highbridge, Somerset. 01278-780993. Hull, Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. Arena-Essex, Thurrock, Essex. 01708-863443. THURSDAY June 24 Coventry, Warwickshire.

Perfect night for a ride

Perfect night for a ride

There can rarely be better circumstances for an evening rideout than those lining up for the evening of June 21, 2004. Not only is it the longest day today (with a sunset time of 9.20pm in London) but...

Motocross: June 23 on

Each week we list the MOTOCROSS races in the UK. These are for the week commencing June 23, 2004. SATURDAY June 26 Moredon SSC, Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire. 01225-781332. North Mids SMX, Condover Circuit, Shropshire. 07976-734977. Western Classic MCC, Horsley, Gloucestershire. 01453-883771. SUNDAY June 27 Cornwall SSC, Fraddon, Cornwall. 01209-822438. East Anglia SSC, Hanningfield, Essex.

Riding schools - June 16

Each week we publish a simple list of RIDING SCHOOLS. These are those taking place in the UK in the week commencing June 16, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 16 Windy Corner Off-Road Experience, Barwell, Leicestershire. 01455-842922 or www.windycorner.co.uk. BMW Off-Road Skills Course, Brecon Beacons, Powys. 0800-013-1282. THURSDAY June 17 Track Sense Trail Riding Kent. 08704-450600 or...

June 16 MCN out now

June 16 MCN out now

In the new issue of MCN, out on Wednesday June 16, 2004, read about how the government are trying to sneak zero tolerance on speeding through the back door, our 8 page first test of Triumphs massive...

Bike shows: June 23 on

Each week we publish a simple list of the SHOWS happening in the UK. These are for the week commencing June 23, 2004. FRIDAY June 25 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, West Sussex. 01243-755055 or www.goodwood.co.uk Only Fools and Bikers Custom and Classic Show, Headley Park Hotel, Nr Bordon, Hampshire. 01252-660195. SATURDAY June 26 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, West Sussex. See...

Superbike school offer

Superbike school offer

Save £50 on the usual price of a California Superbike School at Rockingham on July 1. Call 01933-224449 quoting MCNCSS1 to qualify for your motorcyclenews.com users discount. The usual price is...

Trials: June 23 on

Each week we list the TRIALS happening in the UK. These are for the week from June 23, 2004. Enduros are included at the end of this list. WEDNESDAY June 23 Scarborough and DMC, Scarborough, Yorkshire. 01944-728301. THURSDAY June 24 Denbigh & Mold MCC, Prestatyn, Denbighshire. 01745-856758. SATURDAY June 26 Clive MCC, Welshpool, Shropshire. 01938-850292. Guisborough & DMCC, Castleton,...

Open days: June 23 on

Each week we list open days and charity events. Here are those for the week commencing June 23, 2004. OPEN DAYS SATURDAY June 26 Keep Your Head Campaign, Anchor Kawasaki, Finedon, Northamptonshire. 01604-763438 or 07860-108249. Powerhouse Motorcycles Open Weekend, Ashford, Kent. 9am-5pm. 012333-665520. SUNDAY June 27 Powerhouse Motorcycles Open Weekend, Ashford, Kent. 10am-4pm.

Rideouts: June 16 on

Each week we publish a list of rideouts occuring in the UK. These are for the week commencing June 16, 2004. WEDNESDAY June 16 King Billy, Northampton, Northants. 01604-621325. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincs. 7pm. 01522-881736. Rideout, Fowlers, Bristol. 7pm. 0117-965-4470 or www.fowlers.co.uk/events.html Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 07944-549635. THURSDAY...

Forums go live

Forums go live

Our all-new 'Have Your Say' forums are ready and waiting for you. Just click 'Have Your Say' on the main navigation board and you'll be taken straight there. Anyone can browse them, but to post a...

This week's racing

Each week we publish a simple list of What's On events, section by section. These are the Uk racing events for the week commencing June16, 2004. SATURDAY June 19 Classic Racing MCC, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01953-850677 or www.crmc.co.uk Bob McIntyre Memorial Classic Race, East Fortune, Midlothian. Adults £8, under-16s-free. 01294-833320 New Era MCC, Oulton Park, Cheshire.

Rocket III first test

Rocket III first test

MCN has ridden the staggering Triumph Rocket III – the heavyweight cruiser which Triumph claims can beat an R1 to 100mph - at its world launch in the United States. In Wednesday’s MCN...

Naked Moto Morini

Naked Moto Morini

These are the latest pictures of the bike that Moto Morini hopes will be the first off its production line since 1993. The engine for the naked v-twin, which still hasn't been officially named, was up...