March

154 new bikes ridden and rated

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...

Is this the way to safer riding?

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...

MCN clear-out winner announced

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...

Power boost for new R1

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...

Join the big ride in to Butlins

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...

Cut your costs with bargain rubber

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...

Harley dealer is doubling in size

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...

Film star McGregor set for global bike trek

Film star McGregor set for global bike trek

EWAN McGregor is preparing for a 20,000-mile round-the-world motorbike trip which will be made into a TV documentary.McGregor, and his actor friend Charley Boorman, will be riding BMW R1150GS...

Stands to deliver easier maintenance

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...

Place your ad by 8pm Friday night

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...

Join 5000-plus at our Butlins bash

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...

Barry Sheene: One Year On

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...

Help make roads better for bikes

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...

Scottish Show babes on parade

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...

Top act to replace Buster at Butlins

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...

Meet Bayliss at Ducati London

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...

Racetec rubber grips harder for longer

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 –...

DK makes it our lucky day

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...

RSV1000 for £2100? Yes, really

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...

Surf Bikes For Sale, win £1000 off

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...

Not sorry mate, just didn’t see you

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...

Hot deals we’ve spotted this week

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...

Find more bikes and find them faster

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...

R1 named superbike of the year

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:...

WSB and MotoGP stars head-to-head

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...

Ask a question, win Dainese prizes

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...

Remember Hizzy at Scottish Show

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...

Riders protest over seaside parking charge

Riders protest over seaside parking charge

Hundreds of riders protested at new parking rules at one of the coast’s most-popular bike gatherings, on Saturday, March 6.Hunstanton, on the north Norfolk coast, was home to big bike meets most...

Benelli designer blown away by TnT

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.

Diesel spills: The truth exposed

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...

Daytona Bike Week: racing, stunts and babes

Daytona Bike Week: racing, stunts and babes

MCN’s Steve Farrell and Rich Beach are in Daytona to join in the mayhem of Bike Week. And we’ll be bringing you first pictures from the event later this week.Farrell and Beach are hanging out with a...

Screen updates for 2004 superbikes

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...

Got a problem? We can help

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...

Hottest used bike deals of the moment

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...

Craft adds race style to lid range

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...

Devil launches cans for three Suzukis

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...