October

Win trip to South Africa

Win trip to South Africa

Two lucky riders from across Europe will be flying to South Africa for the launch of Yamaha's MT-01 next month. Your vote could make sure one of them is a Brit. And simply by voting - you could join...

Bikes on TV: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV. These are the programmes for the week starting Oct 13, 2004. AT A GLANCE: MOTOGP, PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA PRACTICE/QUALIFYING: BRITISH EUROSPORT: Friday/Saturday, October 15/16: 125s at 4.15am, followed by MotoGP at 5am and 250s at 6.15am. MotoGP repeated on Friday at 7.15am and 10pm and on Saturday at 11.30am and 10pm. RACES: BRITISH EUROSPORT:...

Trackdays: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of trackdays and riding schools. The following are for the week commencing October 13, 2004. TRACKDAYS FRIDAY October 15 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-819503. European Superbike School, Snetterton, Norfolk. 0870-241-5159. SATURDAY October 16 Focused Events Trackday, Lydden Hill, Kent. 01903-744011. Suzuki Performance Riding School,...

Police warn dealers

Police warn dealers

Police are warning dealers to be on their guard against a new type of bike crime. The criminals make contact to buy a bike over the phone using a credit card. The most common targets are childrens...

In MCN, October 20

In MCN, October 20

Celebrate Valentino Rossi’s amazing 2004 MotoGP success with our eight page special. PLUS: First test: Triumph Daytona 650 60 pages of bikes for sale How to keep you bike mint all year...

Shows, rallies: Oct 20

Each week we publish a list of SHOW, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commecning October 20, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY October 23 British Legion Bikers Autumn Bike Show, British Legion, London Colney, Herts. Noon. www.classicbikeclub.org.uk RALLIES FRIDAY-Sunday October 22-24 Party in the Marquee, St Helena Farm, Lizard, Cornwall.

Save on Euro bike hols

Save on Euro bike hols

You can save 30% at over 185 Eurocamp holiday parcs with the MCN/Eurocamp offer. You can choose from 12 European countries and islands, or arrange to stay at different parks across Europe, making it...

Race events: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, DRAG RACING, MINIMOTO and SUPERMOTO events on in the UK. The following are those for the week commencing October 13, 2004. Road Racing SATURDAY October 16 Road Racing Club of Ireland, Aghadowey, County Londonderry. 02891-815918. Wirral Hundred MC Test Day, Anglesey. 0151-677-9198. Vintage MCC, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01283-540557. New Era...

BMF Royal appointment

BMF Royal appointment

The bigwigs were out in force at the BMF's new £550,000 HQ this week for the official opening. His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester did the honours on Wednesday, October 13, at the...

Used 04 bargains

Used 04 bargains

With 2005 bikes just around the corner the last of the cut-price 2004 stock is proving too tempting for many. And those buyers are off-loading their low-mileage used bikes to a welcoming market. ...

Off road: Oct 20 on

MOTOCROSS SUNDAY October 24 Chelmsford ADAC, Essex. 01440-730310. Poole and Parkstone MXC, Dorchester, Dorset. 01590-644363. Buildwas, Buildwas, Shropshire. 07970-876133. Hull and DMCC, Doncaster Moto Park, Finningley, South Yorkshire. 01482-657861. Grampian MCC, Elgin, Moray. 01343-814858. Wakefield MCC, Wilberfoss, East Riding of Yorkshire. 07810-603856. BEACH RACING SATURDAY...

Rideouts: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS organised throughout the nation. If you would like to organise one, start by posting on our dedicated rideouts board. You'll find it in Have Your Say under Road Riding. all week IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, N Wales. 01270-768562. SUNDAY October 17 Worcestershire Advanced Motorcyclists, Kidderminster, Worcs. 9am. 01562-850752. Wirral Advanced...

Classic goes for £18K

Classic goes for £18K

Who needs carbon-fibre, magnesium and titanium when you can have wickerwork? The 1908 Rex pictured here, with its basket-style sidecar, went for £18,275 – nearly twice the estimate in an...

Look what you missed!

Look what you missed!

Where have you been all week? On the off chance that you haven’t been checking the site minute-by-minute, 24/7, here’s some of what you may have missed… (Follow the links, listed...

E-clip: October 13

E-clip: October 13

This chap is having trouble, erm, coming up with the goods at a sperm bank. Can anything help? Click here to view the clip

More sights at NEC Show

More sights at NEC Show

Exhibitors are starting to reveal their plans for the NEC Show in November, and the Bennetts Insurance stand will certainly be revealing with twelve 2005 Bennetts Babes making their first appearance. ...

First test: Daytona 650

First test: Daytona 650

Triumph’s bored-out Daytona 650 handles as well as it ever did, costs £1000 less than an R6 (and we’re getting a first ride on the new version of the Yamaha this Friday, October 22)...

Vote for new bike of 05

Vote for new bike of 05

It's neck and neck between Triumph's Speed Triple and the British firm's new Sprint ST in your vote for the star of the shows among the new metal for 2005. Latest count (as of Monday, October 4)...

Bike sales up again

Bike sales up again

While sports bikes remain popular in the UK the growth in the big trailie market highlights a growing trend towards less sports-oriented bikes. Bradshaw added: “We’re seeing a lot more...

New Victory cruisers

New Victory cruisers

Victory will add two new cruisers to its lineup for 2005, dropping one in at either end of its range. The Hammer has been brought in to answer calls from Victory customers for more power and gets and...

How good is K1200S?

How good is K1200S?

We set out to answer your 24 most important questions about the new BMW K1200S in the latest issue of MCN – from how powerful it really is (as measured on the dyno at the back wheel) to why...

R1200GS hit by fault

R1200GS hit by fault

A new BMW production problem has been revealed. This time it’s the R1200GS that’s concerned – hot on the heels of the decision to delay the K1200S due to another fault. BMW says...

Meet BSB stars in Essex

Meet BSB stars in Essex

Make your way to South Essex Motorcycles in Grays this weekend and you'll have the chance to meet Yamaha's British Superbike stars. Head for Giant Motorcycles in Kent and you'll find the MCN Babes and...

War on middle lane hogs

War on middle lane hogs

Signs promoting correct lane discipline will be trialled for a week by the Highways Agency in an attempt to clear congestion on motorways. Messages such as "Keep left unless overtaking",...

Put questions to Foggy

Put questions to Foggy

If there's a question you've always wanted to ask Foggy, this could be your chance. The four-time World Superbike champion and Foggy Petronas race team boss is the latest in a line of sporting heroes...

We grill top speed cop

We grill top speed cop

Speed-obsessed Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom doesn't sound like he enjoys being questioned. At least - he certainly doesn't like it when it is MCN giving him a grilling on your behalf. Click on...

Are you a BUMMER?

Are you a BUMMER?

It sounds like something straight from the playground, but it's actually anti-speed campaigners who are labelling motorcyclists "bummers"! In a move that's likely to both alienate and...

Hire your track fun

Hire your track fun

The idea of hammering round a track all day, pushing yourself, and the bike, to limits you wouldn’t dare reach on the road, can be very appealing. But the thought of totalling your road bike can...

Rideouts: Oct 06 on

Rideouts: Oct 06 on

Get out for a rideout this week. We list loads all around the country. And you can set up your own using our Rideout forum. Just go to Have Your Say in the main navigation, then scroll down the page...

In MCN - October 13

In MCN - October 13

In this week's MCN read our special report on the BMW K1200S - a bike as fast as a Fireblade and as comfortable as a Goldwing... PLUS: Exclusive ride on Toseland's world title winning Duke PLUS: Why...

Off road: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events being held in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 13, 2004. They include Speedway, Motocross, Enduro, Trials, Supercross and beach racing events. SPEEDWAY THURSDAY October 14 Sheffield. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 15 Edinburgh. 01501-734404. Somerset, Highbridge. 01278-780993. SATURDAY October 16 Berwick, Northumberland.

Send your Butlins snaps

Send your Butlins snaps

The MCN Autumn Spectacular went off with a bang at Butlins, Skegness, at the weekend with over four thousand MCN readers turning up for a damn good party. We were treated to stunt displays by...

Shows etc: Oct 13 on

Each week we publish a list of shows, exhibitions and autojumbles being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing October 13, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY October 16 Carole Nash Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford County Showground, Stafford. 01507-525771 or www.classicbikeshows.com SUNDAY October 17 Carole Nash Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics show. See Saturday. Heart...

Trackdays: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of trackdays and race schools being held in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 6, 2004. Trackdays FRIDAY October 8 Fowlers Trackday, Castle Combe, Wiltshire. 0117-977-0466 or www.fowlers.co.uk Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01332-677079. SATURDAY October 9 Track Time Promotions Trackday, Anglesey. £99.

E-clip: October 6

E-clip: October 6

There are some things you should just never do. Riding pillion naked, and falling off, is one of them. Click here to view the clip

Bid for Wall of Death

Bid for Wall of Death

Buy anything from a Wall of Death to one of Carl Fogarty's WSB trophies at the Bonhams auction on Sunday October 17. The auction is on at the Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford County...