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Bike News (March 2004)

  • Save on online HPI check with MCN

    17 March 2004

    Save on online HPI check with MCN

    MCN has teamed up with HPI to save you cash and give you access to an online MCN Bike Check.For just £35.95 the MCN Bike Check will instantly inform you if the bike you are thinking of buying is...

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  • What will £5000 buy you today?

    17 March 2004

    Summer-like temperatures sweeping much of the country on Wednesday mean you’re likely to have itchy fingers browsing for a new bike for the season. We’re feeling the same, so we’ve gone looking through our latest online ads to see what £5000 will get you today.Here’s some great examples of those we found in our BIKES FOR SALE section.Fancy the big European tour this year? £4850 is the asking price...

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  • 750 is best of 04 GSX-Rs

    17 March 2004

    750 is best of 04 GSX-Rs

    Awesome power? Pin-point precision handling? You get both in varying degrees with Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600. So how does the new GSX-R750 fit in?The answer is a brilliant combination of both...

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  • Essential maintenance improves performance

    17 March 2004

    This site will be down for essential maintenance on Monday, March 22, 2004, for one hour from 7am. We’ll be back from 8am with a much improved service.One further outage is required on the evening of Tuesday March 23. This outage will last a maximum of 12 hours from 7pm. We’ll be back with a faster more efficient service from 7am on Wednesday morning.We’d like to apologise in advance for any...

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  • Bos launches cans for 04 RSV

    17 March 2004

    Bos launches cans for 04 RSV

    Dutch firm Bos has launched oval race cans (that’s louder than your local traffic cops will like, then) for the 2004 Aprilia RSV 1000-R.In dyno tests they raised power to 126bhp. The standard bike was...

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  • Insurers offer one for the ladies

    17 March 2004

    Insurers offer one for the ladies

    Bikesure is offering women riders 10 per cent off the cost of insurance and free breakdown cover in a new Lady Rider package launched on March 23.The ladies (and Bikesure says 10 per cent of bike...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • All you want for Spring…

    03 March 2004

    All you want for Spring…

    If there's one bike for 2004 you'd put at the top of your wish list, what would it be?We are creating a list of the Most Wanted bikes of the year and want to know what you'd make your no1 most-desired...

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  • Win signed Walker slider and much more

    03 March 2004

    Win signed Walker slider and much more

    We’re moving the office around this weekend – and that means that some of the great stuff that has been accumulating on (and under) our desks is up for grabs.The collection ranges from a signed and...

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  • Sheene lids raise £100,000 for CLIC

    03 March 2004

    Sheene lids raise £100,000 for CLIC

    Arai Europe visited the MCN offices today, Tuesday, March 10, to present a cheque for £100,000 to Barry Sheene’s nominated charity Cancer and Leukemia in Children (CLIC)Chief Executive of the charity,...

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  • Devil launches cans for three Suzukis

    03 March 2004

    Devil launches cans for three Suzukis

    Aftermarket exhaust maker Devil has launched new cans for the Suzuki SV1000, SV650 and GSX-R1000.The SV1000 cans, which carry the model name Trophy are claimed to be of heavy duty construction with...

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  • Craft adds race style to lid range

    03 March 2004

    Craft adds race style to lid range

    Craft will launch new race-style helmets next month, building on the firm’s traditional strength in the streetfighter market.The R1 Raptor and VX7 Firehawk lids are made from carbon, fibreglass and...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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