May

Join us at our 2004 Butlins bash

Join us at our 2004 Butlins bash

For as little as £70 you could be joining in one of our legendary Spectacular weekends. Price includes accommodation for three nights, live music late bar, free day time activities including...

What's On week commencing May 26, 2004

Each week we publish the full listing of What's On events published in Wednesday's MCN. Here's this weeks. Week commencing May 26, 2004 SCRAMBLE SUNDAY May 30 Pre 65 Motocross Club, Great Bardfield, Essex. 01277-365919. ROAD RACING FRIDAY May 28 Pre-TT Classic Road Races, Billown, Isle of Man. www.southern100.com SATURDAY May 29 Pre-TT Classic road races, see Friday, May 28. Bishopscourt MCC,...

The state of the market right now

The state of the market right now

Alex Groves, 29, bought a Honda CBR954RR Fireblade - 2004 (04) registered (23 days old) from an official UK Honda dealer in south London. It was used with just 340 miles on the clock and a double...

BAND respond to bike industry fight back

Road safety campaigners BAND have responded to criticism from the bike industry with claims that they are not anti-bike or anti-biker – just anti ‘lethal idiots’. The Blisdale Against Noise and Danger organisation, which wants more traffic cops and speed cameras on the B1257 in North Yorkshire, spurred the Motorcycle Industry Association to action with its claims in the national...

Learning to love his GSX-R600

Learning to love his GSX-R600

Matt Wildee is one of MCN’s team of news reporters. He is running an O4 Suzuki GSX-R600 this year. This is what he has to say about it so far. The GSX-R and I are set for the ultimate summer. In...

Hooked on a Honda RVF400

Hooked on a Honda RVF400

It's the bike I always dreamed of owning as a teenager, and almost a decade later it's still as sexy as ever. It truly is a mini-version of the RC45 and every ride so far has had me imagining I'm at...

BMW R1200GS off to a bad start

BMW R1200GS off to a bad start

Peter Baker, 34, is running a 2004 BMW R1200GS for MCN this year. He’s one of the paper’s two Deputy Editors and has 20 years of riding experience. His previous bikes include a Triumph...

Daring to be different with a Multistrada

Daring to be different with a Multistrada

Phil West is MCN’s road test editor. He’s running a Ducati Multistrada this year. You can email him about it on phil.west@emap.com. Here’s what he has to say about the bike: Call me...

GSX-R750 turned me into a scrubber

GSX-R750 turned me into a scrubber

Andy Downes, MCN’s News Editor, is running a GSX-R750 this year. This is what he has to say about it so far. If you’ve got an ’04 GSX-R750 and want to contact Andy, email him at...

Suzuki offers Bank Holiday bargains

Suzuki offers Bank Holiday bargains

Suzuki says its dealers will offer amazing deals this coming Bank Holiday weekend – particularly on Bandit GSF600/SK4 and GSF1200/S, GSX-R1000K4, GSX-R600K4, GSX600FK3 and the SV1000K3. The...

The real speed menaces revealed

Car and van drivers are the greatest offenders when it comes to breaking the speed limit on 30mph roads – the very roads which carry greatest risk – according to figures released by the Department for Transport.The Government show the speeds at which motorists choose to drive in free-flow conditions. 58 per cent of car drivers broke 30mph limits, 59 per cent of van drivers did likewise. The figure...

The 10 greatest TT riders ever

The 10 greatest TT riders ever

How does Geoff Duke stack up against Joey Dunlop? Or Steve Hislop compare to Stanley Woods. Who is the greatest TT racer ever?MCN reveals our top 10 in a free 16-page TT preview, only with MCN out...

Volunteer villagers get their own speed guns

Volunteer villagers get their own speed guns

Volunteer villagers are being armed with speed guns to zap speeding motorists.And if the great and the good of the Kent countryside catch you going over their limit they’ll take down your reg number,...

BMW releases more details on 180mph superbike

BMW releases more details on 180mph superbike

BMW has followed up the release of the first official picture of its new superbike with more details and fuller spec.There’s more to come on June 6, the firm promises, but in the meantime read below...

Give us your verdict on the latest MCN

Give us your verdict on the latest MCN

To help us improve the print version of MCN, we've set up a weekly e-survey for readers to give their verdict on the latest issue.It takes just two minutes to complete and can be found here.We want to...

Were you among 91,337 at BMF?

Were you among 91,337 at BMF?

The BMF Show enjoyed the biggest-ever weekend attendance in its 44-year history – boosted by great weather.The crowds at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, were: On Saturday May 22: 36,...

New exhausts for 2004 Bandits

New exhausts for 2004 Bandits

Exhaust firm Micron has released both road-legal and race cans for the 2004 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit, with prices starting at £199.99.Both the road and race exhausts are available in stainless steel,...

Not too late to taste the TT

Not too late to taste the TT

You haven’t left it too late if you want to experience this year’s TT. You can join in an MCN day trip by calling 08457 585 833. Prices are £51 per adult, £30 per child. The...

Free insurance on R6, Fazer and FZ6

Free insurance on R6, Fazer and FZ6

Yamaha is offering free and cut-price insurance on its R6, FZ6 and FZ6 Fazer.The deals range from ‘heavily subsidised rates’ for under 24-year-olds on all three bikes to free of charge TPFT offers for...

Woman dies after Bassetts Pole crash

Woman dies after Bassetts Pole crash

A woman died and four people were injured as a result of a bike colliding with onlookers at the Bassetts Pole bike meet on the Warwickshire-Staffs border on Tuesday night (May 18).The woman died today...

Gatso guide for BMF Show goers

Gatso guide for BMF Show goers

If you’re coming to Peterborough for Saturday and Sunday’s BMF Show make sure your day isn’t ruined by the double flash of a speed camera. Click here for a guide to all the camera sites in...

Ride in the tyre tracks of legends

Ride in the tyre tracks of legends

Want to be able to enjoy your bike to the full without the fear of a Gatso flash or a Metro-driving pensioner turning into your path? It’s time you considered a track day.We’ve got several coming up...

Win £250 for looking at babes

Win £250 for looking at babes

The Bennetts babes jump game that was launched on this site eight weeks ago has now been played 28,000.000 times - and still the record stands at 302.50m.Think you can beat that? There’s still time.

Bike industry starts the fight back

Bike industry starts the fight back

The organisation which represents the bike industry has started the fight back against " increasingly sensation-led comment and campaigning on motorcycle safety " .And it challenging the...

Save space for BMF bargains this weekend

Save space for BMF bargains this weekend

The BMF Show kicks off on Saturday May 21 with the usual mixture of entertainment and bargains at the East of England showground.Over 85,000 motorcyclists are expected to make the trip to browse 800...

‘Motorcycle Diaries’ favourite for Palme d’Or

‘Motorcycle Diaries’ favourite for Palme d’Or

The clever money is on a South American movie called ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ to land the coveted Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.Critics say it’s the most universally acclaimed movie...

We want your opinions on the K1200S

If you’ve got a Honda Blackbird, Kawasaki ZX-12R or a Suzuki Hayabusa we want to know what you think of BMW’s new attempt to steal a march on the Japanese with its new K1200S.The 170bhp, 180mph K1200S is aimed squarely at riders of the three Japanese super-sports-tourers, using technology that’s light years ahead of other BMWs. But we want to know if technology alone is enough to persuade riders...

You're backing a winner

You're backing a winner

motorcyclenews.com has just added another award to its collection. The site, Britain's biggest online biking community, came out on top at the first annual Emap Automotive awards ceremony. We were...

Ducati confirms Desmosedici road bike

Ducati confirms Desmosedici road bike

Ducati has confirmed it will put a version of its V4 MotoGP bike into production within two years.The replica bike, labelled the Desmosedici RR, will be a limited production, ultra-high-spec beast...

Everyone’s a track day winner

Everyone’s a track day winner

You can save £76 on a Brands Hatch track day with Speedfreak on Tuesday (May 18) this week.All you have to do is call 01625-859969, tell them you saw the offer on motorcyclenews.com, and you’ll be...

Scots cops target North West 200 fans

Scots cops target North West 200 fans

Scottish police are out in force this weekend to catch riders on their way to the North West 200 Irish road races.Strathclyde police have set up a road check on the A77 at Girvan, on the route to the...

Clarkson offends with attack on 'noisy' riders

Clarkson offends with attack on 'noisy' riders

Bike hater Jeremy Clarkson has succeeded in winding up riders around the country with an ill-informed attack on us in his Sunday Times column. In a general rant against noise he wrote: " What I...

Vandals wreck Dunlop’s memorial garden

Vandals wreck Dunlop’s memorial garden

The motorcycling world is reeling in disgust at reports that vandals have wrecked a memorial garden to Joey Dunlop, on the eve of this weekends North West 200 races in Northern Ireland.The BBC is...

BMW’s 170bhp superbike revealed

BMW has officially released the first picture of its new K1200S superbike.The German firm’s Blackbird-beater is thought to make around 170bhp and is powered by an all-new four-cylinder 1157cc engine.It has lapped the world-famous Nurburgring in 7.57 ( the lap record is 7.49) with two film cameras bolted on it. The rider reckoned he could have gone 15 seconds faster without the cameras…The unusual...

Suzuki starts a 600s price war

Suzuki starts a 600s price war

Suzuki is offering new incentives to dealers which means its 2004 GSX-R600 can now be had for as little as 2003 leftovers were being offered for.With a potential target price of just £5995 you could...

Win a Whitham track day by 5pm Friday

Win a Whitham track day by 5pm Friday

Jamie Whitham’s track day firm Speedfreaks is holding a track day at the incredible Silverstone GP circuit on Monday, May 17, and we're offering you the chance to win two places on it by 5pm Friday...