June

First-bike bargains

First-bike bargains

If you're ready to get on two wheels for the first time there are some great deals to be had on many of the novice bikes on the market, even the latest offerings from Honda and Kawasaki. Our latest...

Suzuki launches RM-Z450

Suzuki launches RM-Z450

Suzuki has finally launched a production version of the RM-Z450 motorcross machine that has been competing in the World MX1 championship all this year. The bike, which took its first win in the...

13 riskiest riding roads

13 riskiest riding roads

An AA-backed study has named the 13 most dangerous roads in Britain for motorcyclists and concluded that we are often the innocent victims of unforgiving road design, badly maintained roads and...

Stop the diesel spills

Stop the diesel spills

Devon county council is launching a ‘Spiller Killer’ campaign to try to stamp out diesel spills on the county’s roads. The council is acting after asking riders in its area for their...

What's on: June 9, 2004

AUCTIONS SATURDAY June 12 Vintage and Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. 01799-513131 www.cheffins.co.uk GRASS TRACK SUNDAY June 13 Waterlooville MCC, Waterlooville, Hampshire. 02392-641108. SPRINTS SATURDAY June 12 Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car club, Five Mile Road, . 01534-852952. National Sprint Association, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

What £5000 buys today

What £5000 buys today

On the 1000cc front there’s a fully tricked up 1999 Yamaha R1 for £4350. You’ll get Ohlins steering damper, QB Carbon airbox, Harris can, Maxton set up forks and shock with...

Footie bonus for buyers

Footie bonus for buyers

While the country goes mad for Euro 2004, the clever buyer will be out looking for a deal. Frank Finch, RMI motorcycle retailers director, says: “England winning Euro 2004 would be fantastic,...

Bond rider at Beaulieu

Bond rider at Beaulieu

World stunt champion and James Bond stunt double Jean-Pierre Goy will perform at Motorcycle World on June 26 and 27 this year. The event, at Beaulieu, south Hampshire, will see the man who rode a BMW...

Deals for beginners

Deals for beginners

Thinking of buying your first bike? Our latest 'Target Price' survey reveals the prices you should be aiming for when buying a new 125cc learner bike. Whether you are ready to take the plunge...

RCV for the road

RCV for the road

Insiders are hinting that Honda is planning a version of its RCV MotoGP bike for road riders. Rumours of the road-legal V5 superbike follow news that Ducati is going to build a road bike inspired by...

Foggy FP1 at Goodwood

Foggy FP1 at Goodwood

Carl Fogarty will ride his new Foggy Petronas FP1 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25-27, 2004. The event will also feature F1 stars Jenson Button in the BAR Honda, Olivier Panis in the...

R1 tops sales chart

R1 tops sales chart

Yamaha's R1 is topping bike sales so far this year, according to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association on June 11, 2004. It's no coincidence that the R1 is the most-popular search in...

Cops stop TT-bound bikes

Cops stop TT-bound bikes

Almost every bike bound for the TT through the Isle of Man ferry terminal at Pier Head, Liverpool, has been checked by police looking for stolen bikes. The operation has been running since Tuesday...

Z750 and GSX-R750 owners

Z750 and GSX-R750 owners

750s are making a comeback with the Kawasaki Z750 and the new Suzuki GSX-R750's popularity. We want to know what their new owners think. As part of a future road test we want to speak to owners of...

What's On: June 2, 2004

TRACKDAYS WEDNESDAY June 2 Hottrax Trackday, Brands Hatch, Kent. £170 01908-330445 or www.hottrax.co.uk Hottrax Track Evening, Brands Hatch, Kent. £84 01908-330445 or www.hottrax.co.uk Focused Events Trackday, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. £89 01903-744011. Focused Events Track Evening, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. £45 01903-744011. 100% Bikes Trackday, Donington Park,...

K1200S into production

K1200S into production

Technical spec Engine: 1157cc, Bore/stroke 79/59mm, 167bhp@10,250rpm, Torque: 130Nm at engine speed 8250rpm. Four-cylinders, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC. Carburation/engine management: Digital engine...

Petrol crisis: Do you care?

Petrol crisis: Do you care?

Are rocketing petrol prices changing the way you ride? As international tension and terrorist activity force up oil prices - and campaigners against spiralling tax levies prepare to cause disruption...

Real price of tourers

Real price of tourers

How much should you really pay for your new touring bike? The recommended retail price that manufacturers issue is only a guide price, and most dealers have got plenty of room to manoeuvre. A little...

Young riders train free

Young riders train free

Northants Police is giving away free places for young riders on its BikeKraft rider training day this weekend. The Young Rider Experience day is designed for people between 16 and 24 years of age with...

New issue of MCN

New issue of MCN

In the new issue of MCN, out on Wednesday June 9, 2004, read about Honda's V5 for the road, our 13-bike mega test - with Randy Mamola passing verdict, a free preview to this weekend's Silverstone WSB...

OAP banned for speedtrap warning

OAP banned for speedtrap warning

Magistrates have banned a 71-year-old from driving after he stood by the side of the road warning drivers of a speed trap. Pensioner Stuart Harding was on the A325 near Farnborough holding a sign...

Warning for WSB fans

Warning for WSB fans

Police are claiming they have "compelling evidence" of numbers of riders using their county's roads "as a race track". And they've put out a press release raising the alarm -...

Save on superbike school

Save on superbike school

Join in a California Superbike School for £50 less than the usual price with this exclusive motorcyclenews.com deal. Book on the June 14, 2004 date at Rockingham, Northants, and you'll only pay...

Fuel protests on hold

Fuel protests on hold

Many of the fuel protests planned for Wednesday June 9 will not go ahead since Chancellor Gordon Brown announced a review into a proposed rise in fuel duty. The planned increase of 1.9p-a-litre in...

Mistaken identity?

Mistaken identity?

Sometimes finding out more about a second-hand motorcycle can be fun, in a Sherlock Holmes kind of way. I'm planning to attend a trackday run by the guys at www.400greybike.co.uk, and thought I should...

Fila rep Malaguti

Fila rep Malaguti

To celebrate its status as official paddock bike supplier to the Ducati MotoGP and World Superbike squads, Malaguti has launched a limited edition F15 scooter in full Fila Ducati livery, called the...

Honda crossers slim down and power up

Honda crossers slim down and power up

Honda's new motocross lineup for 2005 is leaner and meaner with the firm managing to shave off weight from almost every component of the 2004 bikes. The CRF450, CRF250 and CR85 all get a complete...

BMW superbike to outgun Busa

BMW superbike to outgun Busa

BMW's new K1200S could outgun the likes of the Hayabusa thanks to a peak power of 167bhp and less weight than the outrageous Suzuki. It will be BMW's most powerful road bike so far by almost 40bhp.

Bargain Italian exotica

Bargain Italian exotica

Nobody can resist the lure of expensive Italian exotica but owning piece of Italian style doesn't have to cost the earth. A quick look through our BIKES FOR SALE section reveals an enticing range of...

2004 Fireblade recall

2004 Fireblade recall

Honda is recalling a number of its 2004 CBR1000RR Fireblades to fix a potential speedo fault. The fault can make your bike show that it's going 25 per cent slower than it actually is. Honda claims...

Naked 1000cc Blade due

Naked 1000cc Blade due

The Hornet 900 is set to be replaced by a new naked Honda using a derivative of the latest 1000cc Blade engine. Insiders say the update is a response to tougher competition from the likes of the...

Grab an '03 bargain

Grab an '03 bargain

If price is the first thing you think about when you're shopping for a new bike then there are some great deals to be had if you're prepared to go without that '04 tag. There are minimal changes on...