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Bike News (March 2004)

  • Classic run to Brighton on Sunday

    17 March 2004

    Classic run to Brighton on Sunday

    The 66th Pioneer Run heads for Brighton on Sunday. The classic bike run starts at 8am from Tattenham Corner, Epsom Downs, Surrey and heads for Brighton via the A217 to Reigate before joining the A23...

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  • 154 new bikes ridden and rated

    17 March 2004

    154 new bikes ridden and rated

    If you’re even half thinking about going out to sign up for a new bike this Spring you need this week’s MCN.Out on Wednesday, March 17, it comes with a free 28-page supplement packed with 154 MCN...

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  • Is this the way to safer riding?

    17 March 2004

    Is this the way to safer riding?

    National Motorcycle Safety Week has been announced with a programme of events across the country. And we want to know what you think of them.The highlight has to be the chance to meet TV presenter...

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  • MCN clear-out winner announced

    17 March 2004

    MCN clear-out winner announced

    A couple of weeks back we had a desk shuffle in the MCN office and decided to have a bit of a Spring clear-out in the process. The clear-out became a goody bag of immense proportions which we were...

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  • Power boost for new R1

    17 March 2004

    Power boost for new R1

    Too much is never enough where power is concerned. Take Yamaha’s new R1. 150bhp-plus at the back wheel could be considered plenty. Akrapovic feels you’ll want a little more...Before most people with...

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  • Join the big ride in to Butlins

    17 March 2004

    Join the big ride in to Butlins

    5000-plus of us will be riding towards Butlins at Skegness on Friday for the start of the MCN Spring Spectacular. And if you’d rather ride up in a group, let us know and we’ll help you organise...

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  • Cut your costs with bargain rubber

    10 March 2004

    Cut your costs with bargain rubber

    MCN has been shopping around to find you the best deals on tyres and discovered savings of up to £120 a pair.We target seven popular sets of rubber in today’s MCN (Wednesday, March 10) to see the kind...

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  • Harley dealer is doubling in size

    10 March 2004

    Harley dealer is doubling in size

    Hog fans have made an East Anglian dealer so successful it is having to double in size to meet demand.Black Bear Harley-Davidson in Newmarket has started on a major expansion which will double its...

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  • Stands to deliver easier maintenance

    10 March 2004

    Stands to deliver easier maintenance

    German firm SW Motech is offering centrestands for bikes that don’t come with them as standard. They should make chain lubing, adjusting and other maintenance much easier to carry out. The stands are...

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  • Place your ad by 8pm Friday night

    10 March 2004

    Place your ad by 8pm Friday night

    Sell your bike fast by placing an ad online to appear in the next issue of MCN – and online within minutes.* You could reach more than 500,000 dedicated motorcyclists.If you want your ad to appear in...

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  • Join 5000-plus at our Butlins bash

    10 March 2004

    Join 5000-plus at our Butlins bash

    Time is running out if you want to be among the thousands of partying bikers at the MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular. There are 5000 of us already booked and ready for the March 26-29 bash and only a...

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  • Barry Sheene: One Year On

    10 March 2004

    Barry Sheene: One Year On

    Tomorrow, March 10, marks a year since we lost Barry Sheene. MCN remembers this true racing legend with a Memorial Special in our issue out on Wednesday. We include a moving interview with Barry's...

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  • Help make roads better for bikes

    10 March 2004

    Help make roads better for bikes

    MCN wants to improve UK roads and make them safer for bikers, and we’d like your help to do it.We’re taking positive action against the people who control our safety, but we need you to tell us about...

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  • Scottish Show babes on parade

    10 March 2004

    Scottish Show babes on parade

    As promised yesterday, here’s our picture round up of the girls who made your days at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show.You’ll find links to our previous Scottish Show coverage at the bottom of the...

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  • Top act to replace Buster at Butlins

    10 March 2004

    Top act to replace Buster at Butlins

    You’re going to have to get by without the delights of Buster Bloodvessel belting out Lip Up Fatty at the MCN Butlins Spring Spectacular this month. The world class pie eater has been forced to pull...

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  • Meet Bayliss at Ducati London

    10 March 2004

    Meet Bayliss at Ducati London

    If want to meet Ducati MotoGP rider Troy Bayliss, get yourself down to the new Ducati London Central store next weekend.The new Ducati store is opening with an all weekend launch party on March 20-21...

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  • Racetec rubber grips harder for longer

    10 March 2004

    Racetec rubber grips harder for longer

    MCN’s Trevor Franklin has tested the new Metzeler Racetec race and track day tyre at Valencia in Spain and reckons they are a step up in class compared to the tyre they replace.He tried the rubber –...

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  • DK makes it our lucky day

    10 March 2004

    DK makes it our lucky day

    Jammy, spawny, lucky? whatever you want to call us, we?re thrilled to accept two brilliant bikes on long term test courtesy of those thoroughly agreeable chaps at DK Motorcycles. motorcyclenews.com...

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  • RSV1000 for £2100? Yes, really

    10 March 2004

    RSV1000 for £2100? Yes, really

    A quick browse of our Bikes For Sale section reveals some rock bottom prices. We’re not saying these are the best buys on offer right now – but they are certainly among the lowest prices.Check out...

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  • Surf Bikes For Sale, win £1000 off

    10 March 2004

    Surf Bikes For Sale, win £1000 off

    Join us at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show and you could end up £1000 better off.motorcyclenews.com is running an exclusive competition at the two-day event on March 13-14. All you have to do is find...

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  • Not sorry mate, just didn’t see you

    10 March 2004

    Not sorry mate, just didn’t see you

    Research released today (March 15, 2004) reveals that we believe one of the biggest dangers on the roads isn’t diesel, potholes or pensioners in Metros… it’s the lack of respect for motorcyclists...

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  • Hot deals we’ve spotted this week

    10 March 2004

    Hot deals we’ve spotted this week

    Looking for a new bike? Dealers are reporting a rush through their doors in the early part of the year with us lot all starry-eyed about the 04 superbikes… but not so dazzled that we aren’t keen to...

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  • Find more bikes and find them faster

    03 March 2004

    Find more bikes and find them faster

    From now on it’s easier and faster to find more bikes for sale over a wider area than ever before on motorcyclenews.com.We’ve extended the distance our QuickSearch covers from 50 miles from your home...

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  • R1 named superbike of the year

    03 March 2004

    R1 named superbike of the year

    MCN names Yamaha’s 2004 R1 our superbike of the year in Wednesday’s issue because it’s stable, exciting and fast.In our March 3 issue you’ll see the R1 pitched against all its key competitors:...

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  • WSB and MotoGP stars head-to-head

    03 March 2004

    WSB and MotoGP stars head-to-head

    WSB star Leon Haslam will go head-to-head with Aprilia MotoGP racer Jeremy McWilliams in our Superbike 3 Challenge at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show this weekend.The competition pits them against...

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  • Ask a question, win Dainese prizes

    03 March 2004

    Ask a question, win Dainese prizes

    MCN is flying out to Dainese’s HQ in Vicenza later this week to probe the company’s top men. And our trip could make you a winner.Send in any question you want the company to answer and you could win...

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  • Remember Hizzy at Scottish Show

    03 March 2004

    Remember Hizzy at Scottish Show

    Scottish racing legend Steve Hislop will be remembered at the MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show this weekend (March 13-14).The 2003 Virgin Mobile Yamaha R1 he raced in the British superbike championship...

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  • Benelli designer blown away by TnT

    03 March 2004

    Benelli designer blown away by TnT

    The British designer of Benelli’s new naked TnT triple says his first ride on the bike left him shaking.Adrian Morton, emailed MCN to share his excitement… so this is in his own words… " Hello.

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  • Diesel spills: The truth exposed

    03 March 2004

    Diesel spills: The truth exposed

    Wednesday’s MCN will reveal startling proof that some police are failing to meet their own guidelines over diesel spills.In one case our investigation reveals traffic cops ignoring a diesel spill just...

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  • Screen updates for 2004 superbikes

    03 March 2004

    Screen updates for 2004 superbikes

    Skidmarx is already offering standard and double bubble screens for some of the hottest new bikes of the year.Included in the new line up are those for the 2004 Blade, ZX-10R, R1, GSX-R600 and 750 and...

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  • Got a problem? We can help

    03 March 2004

    Got something you want sorting out for you? MCN is launching a new section devoted to your problems. We want to hear from you if you’ve got a problem with your bike, your kit or your dealer and you don’t know what to do. We’ll use the full might of MCN to sort out the most needy cases…We’re also upping our offensive on bad roads, the one that put our lives at risk. Tell us about those accidents...

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  • Hottest used bike deals of the moment

    03 March 2004

    Hottest used bike deals of the moment

    We’ve been browsing our BIKES FOR SALE section to keep you up to date on how the used bike market is shaping up and the good news for sports bike fans is that bikes that may have once seemed out of...

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