October

Bargain winter rides

Bargain winter rides

Riding through the winter months can be one of the best ways to improve your road riding skills and will definitely get you to work faster than everyone that has opted for four wheels and joined the...

Bike clearance at Dobles

Bike clearance at Dobles

Dobles Motorcycles are having a 'Monster Sale weekend' this weekend, October 30-31, with no reasonable offer being refused on a huge range of second-hand bikes, in addition to free goodie bags, a free...

Military coup for MZ

Military coup for MZ

German firm MZ has announced it will supply the French Army with 502 of its MZ 125 SX machines. Delivery to the French military has already started with the four-stroke, single-cylinder 125cc bikes...

Trackdays: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. Those listed below are for the week commencing October 27, 2004. THURSDAY October 28 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. 100% Bikes Trackday, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. £79, online booking £69. 0870-8722532 or www.100pc.co.uk or wwwbiketrackdays.co.uk Fasttrack Supermoto, North Wales. 01743-443300...

Rideouts: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here. WEDNESDAY October 27 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. Purbeck and District MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 7pm. 01929-425538 or...

Honda sees in the dark

Honda sees in the dark

Honda has developed a new night vision system that warns drivers about pedestrians at the side of the road - even if you can’t see them. The new systems uses two infrared cameras to detect heat...

Race events: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of race events being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 27, 2004. They include road racing, sprints and minimoto racing. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 30 Moto 1, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01555 893405 or 07885 440467 www.moto-1.com. SUNDAY October 31 Moto 1. See Saturday. New Era Road Racing, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. 01920...

Read Suzi's web chat

Read Suzi's web chat

The live webchat with with superbike and MotoGP superbabe Suzi Perry has now ended. But it went so well that we’ve posted the transcript for you to read. Suzi signed on to chat at noon today as...

NEC minx in video action

NEC minx in video action

Have you seen the saucy video clips being used to promote the NEC Show? Click here to watch the NEC Show minx applying her tongue to a shining helmet… among other things (we kid you...

Special edition GSX-Rs

Special edition GSX-Rs

Suzuki is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the GSX-R with two special edition versions of the seminal sports bike. The firm is releasing a limited-edition run of the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 with a...

Sights to see at the NEC

Sights to see at the NEC

There's a free guide to getting the best from the NEC Show free with the next issue of MCN, out November 3, but here are some of the highlights: Triumph: The British firm will be showing its 2005...

New Victory dealer

New Victory dealer

Birmingham based Thunder Road is the latest dealer to start stocking Victory’s range of v-twin cruisers – and just in time for the launch of the 2005 range. The firm made its name...

E-Clip: October 20

E-Clip: October 20

Get a stunning online taster of a new two-disc DVD celebrating MotoGP by following the link below. Faster is narrated by bike-nut Ewan McGregor and comes out for the first time on DVD in the UK on...

Site highlights: Oct 22

Site highlights: Oct 22

Thanks for stopping by… if you haven’t been visiting this site every day this week allow us to bring you up to speed… Follow the links listed below, right (under related articles)...

Crackdown on uninsured

Crackdown on uninsured

A fresh crack-down on dodgy drivers could make the roads safer for every motorcyclist. The idea is to seize and destroy uninsured vehicles - often the battered or Maxxed motors driven by crash-happy,...

Web only bargains

Web only bargains

We’ve cut the price of selling your bike online and already there are some great deals to be had from people taking advantage of our current up-to-33%-off deal. Booking your ad online places it...

Hot new paint schemes

Hot new paint schemes

How do you fancy a paint scheme that changes colour whenever you want? Well one US company has come up with a apint that will do exactly that. Trippin’ Paint (www.trippininc.com) changes colour...

MCN's Ace night out

MCN's Ace night out

Hundreds of people braved the rain last night to turn up for the last MCN Ace Café night for 2004. And it was a really good send-off, with live music playing inside, the MCN babes looking...

Shows, Rallies: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOW, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commecning October 27, 2004. SHOWS THURSDAY October 28 Dirt Bike Expo 2004, The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. 0161-447-8899 or www.dirtbikeexpo.com FRIDAY October 29 Dirt Bike Expo 2004, The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire. 0161-447-8899 or...

Owner tracks bike thief

Owner tracks bike thief

Read how one rider tracked down his stolen bike with a bit of detective work of his own. Tubes explains on our Have Your Say Theft Watch forum how a user drew suspicion on an auction site because his...

Trackdays: Oct 20 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS and RIDING SCHOOLS. Those listed below are for the week commencing October 20, 2004. TRACKDAYS THURSDAY October 21 Focused Events Trackday, Silverstone. 01903-744011. SATURDAY October 23 100% Bikes Trackday, Jerez. £695 0870-8722532. Supermoto Trackday, Lydd International Raceway, Kent. 01797-321895. SUNDAY October 24 100% Bikes Trackday,...

Bikes on TV: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of TV programmes featuring bikes. These are for the week commencing October 27, 2004: MOTOGP, VALENCIA, SPAIN PRACTICE: British Eurosport: Saturday October 30. 125s at 11.45am. 250s at 12.15pm and MotoGP at 1pm. MotoGP qualifying repeated at 6.15pm and 10pm RACES: British Eurosport: Sunday October 31, qualifying round-up and live warm from 7.30am. Introduction at...

Bikes on TV: Oct 20

Each week we publish a list of TV programmes featuring bikes. These are for the week commencing October 20, 2004: Wednesday October 20 DISCOVERY HOME AND LEISURE 11am The Great Biker Build-Off: Russ Mitchell vs Eddie Trotta SKY SPORTS 1 11.30am Bikesport UK, also at 3pm MEN AND MOTORS Noon Used Bike Heaven 12.30pm Superbike School with James Whitham, also at 8.30pm 3pm FIM Supermoto World...

London chopper meet

London chopper meet

The London Chopper Convention is on at the Ace Cafe in North London on October 28, 2004 and every one of the first 100 chopper riders to turn up will get a prize. The 11am-3pm event features the Duke...

Bike meets: Oct 20 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing October 20, 2004. WEDNESDAY October 20 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leics. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leics. 01455-840330. Crown Inn, Red Street, Staffordshire. 01782-564113. Crown Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm.

Race events: Oct 20 on

Each week we publish a list of race events being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 20, 2004. They include road racing, sprints, supermoto and minimoto racing. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 23 BMCRC Nationwide Championship, Brands Hatch, Kent. Adult £10. 01304-831714. SUNDAY October 24 BMCRC MRO Powerbike Tour, see Saturday, plus tribute to James Toseland. In...

Join us at the Ace Cafe

Join us at the Ace Cafe

Join us and British Superbike star Michael Rutter at London’s Ace Café on the evening of October 20 for the next MCN Night. Catch up with the MCN team and our long term test bikes. Get...

Bike meets: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing October 27, 2004. WEDNESDAY October 27 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or www.kirkby mallorycoachhouse.com Crown Inn, Red Street, Staffordshire.

Rideouts: Oct 20 on

Rideouts: Oct 20 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click...

In MCN, October 27

In MCN, October 27

Read the world first test of the blistering new Yamaha R6 and get a free DVD World Superbike review. PLUS: Revealed: Britain’s best new bike deals 20th anniversary GSX-R600 and...

Off Road: Oct 27 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, SUPERCROSS and TRIALS events. These are those for the week starting October 27, 2004. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY October 27 King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Hull, Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. THURSDAY October 28 Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 29 Edinburgh,...

We ride longer than ever

We ride longer than ever

We’re riding 49 per cent more miles a year than we did 10 years ago – according to a new 41-page "Compendium of Motorcycle Statistics". Compiled by the bike industry, pro-bike...

Harley for beginners

Harley for beginners

Harley is bringing a new version of the Sportster 883 to the UK. The 883L is aimed at smaller and “novice” riders. The ‘L’ stands for Low – not Learner. The seat height...

First test: 2005 R6

First test: 2005 R6

The new R6 gets upside-down forks for the first time and radial front brake calipers. There's a revised engine (aimed at improved response rather than raising peak power) The R6 also gets:...

Spied: BMW R1200RT

Spied: BMW R1200RT

Pictures claimed to show the 2005 BMW R1200RT have broken cover. Shown here, insiders say the bike is an update on the R1150RT tourer using the new boxer engine from the R1200GS. BMW is refusing to...

Bike meets: Oct 13 on

MONDAY October 18 Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. Reubens Coffee House, Grantham. 01476-576742. Saddler’s Arms, New Yatt, Oxfordshire. 01993-868368. The Lazy World, Birmingham. 8pm. 0121-454-8282. The Newcastle, Tuxford, Notts. 5pm. 01777-870208. White Cow, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. 01159-304825. Supermoto Meet, Ace Cafe, London. 020-8961-1000. Bradford Arms...