October

Racing on TV: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish bike TV highlights. These are those for the week starting October 6, 2004. MotoGP, Sepang, Malaysia PRACTICE British Eurosport: Friday/Saturday, October 8/9: Live practice starts at 6.15am with 125s, followed by MotoGP at 7am and 250s at 8.15am. MotoGP repeated at 6pm. RACES British Eurosport: Sunday, October 10: 125 race at 5.15am, followed by 250s at 6.30am and MotoGP...

Best used deals ever

Best used deals ever

Bike prices may never be this good again. Dealers have been discounting new bikes this year, keeping used bike prices really affordable. Now that insiders are saying the buyers market is about to end...

EU probes Piaggio deal

Piaggio’s plans to buy Aprilia has hit a complication. The deal has been referred to the European Commission. The Commission regularly looks into mergers and buyouts between companies operating in the same markets. The Piaggio deal was referred on October 5.

Butlins kicks off tonight

Butlins kicks off tonight

You could be celebrating with new World Superbike champion James Toseland this weekend at MCN's big Butlins bash. The party starts Friday night, October 8. Prices start at just £70. To book:...

Site highlights: Oct 8

Site highlights: Oct 8

Toseland’s WSB title to the most breath-taking bike film yet – it’s been an exciting week on motorcyclenews.com and we’d hate for you to miss out on any of it. So, just on the...

Question new BMF boss

Question new BMF boss

Britain’s biggest bike organisation has a new chairman - and MCN wants your questions so we can find out what he’s like. Harley-Davidson owner Leon Mannings takes over as the BMF chairman...

Bike meets: Oct 6 on

Bike meets: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of bike meets on in the UK. There's bound to be one on close to you. Get yourself out to one and meet up with loads of dedicated riders. WEDNESDAY October 6 Breidden Tea...

MCN staff up for award

MCN staff up for award

Three MCN staffers have been identified as stars of the future in the annual Periodicals Training Council awards. Road tester Michael Neeves, news reporter Matt Wildee and designer Stephen Herbert...

Toseland rep launched

Toseland rep launched

Malaguti has been quick on the draw with news of a James Toseland rep paddock scooter to celebrate his WSB championship win. The Italian manufacturer is the official supplier of paddock scooters to...

KTM video back on web

KTM video back on web

KTM's controversial street-thrash video promoting its new SuperDuke may have been officially taken offline - but that hasn't stopped it spreading across the internet. The firm was hosting the...

We ride Aprilia Sport City

We ride Aprilia Sport City

motorcyclenews.com's Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar has just finished riding the new Aprilia Sport City 125 scooter at its launch in Tuscany and has logged in from the hotel to send his report...

Factory bike under £1K

Factory bike under £1K

Barcelona firm Factory is launching a new 110cc mini bike - due in the UK by the end of October. Established in 1998, the firm's new FS110 fun bike has a 70cm seat height, weighs just 60kg and costs...

BMW grounds K1200S

BMW grounds K1200S

BMW has suspended all test rides of its K1200S and is delaying delivery of bikes to customers until beyond the end of the year. It says the reason is a “defective camshaft component”...

Now is best time to buy

Now is best time to buy

The huge discounts on new and used bikes that we’ve seen this year look set to get smaller so now is the time to grab the last of the bargains. Slow sales in 2004 are forcing dealers to offer...

Join us at Morcott meet

Join us at Morcott meet

Got strong views about MCN? Come and put them to Editor Marc Potter at the White Horse Inn, Morcott, Rutland on Tuesday evening (October 5). Marc and Deputy Editor Ped Baker will be joined by other...

In MCN - October 6

In MCN - October 6

This week's MCN - out on Wednesday October 6 - comes with a FREE 12-page celebration of James Toseland's WSB crown. Get the inside story on the tears, tension and triumph of Magny Cours PLUS: Free...

ESS sets the pace

ESS sets the pace

The European Superbike School is launching what it is hailing as the next generation of track day with every rider timed and grouped according to the pace they can really ride. The aim of the new...

Rallies etc: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of Rallies and exhibitions being held in the UK. These are for the week starting October 6, 2004. RALLIES FRIDAY October 8 Silent Few MCC's Middle Wicket Rally, Burnley, Lancashire. 01282-413694. MCN Autumn Spectacular, Butlins, Skegness, Lincolnshire. 0870-242-0870 (quote: motorcycle 034, see page 13). Mobile Chaos MCC Rally, Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Lancashire.

Off road: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing October 6, 2004. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY October 6 King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Hull, Hull, Yorkshire. 7.30pm. 01482-784848. THURSDAY October 7 Sheffield, South Yorkshire. 0114-285-3142. FRIDAY October 8 Edinburgh, Armadale, West Lothian. 01501-734404. Somerset, Highbridge, Somerset.

£25 for views on MCN

£25 for views on MCN

You can have a big say in the future of MCN - and we'll even pay you for your views. All you have to do is be available to travel to Sutton Coldfield on the evenings of either October 18 or October...

Visit MCN Butlins Bash for a day

Visit MCN Butlins Bash for a day

Our Butlins bash is on this weekend. Join in the fun as a day visitor. Day visitor tickets are available from the Butlins Skegness Day Visitors Entrance on Saturday and Sunday (for details of what...

Race meets: Oct 6 on

Each week we publish a list of road races, drag races, minimotos, sprints and supermotos taking place in the UK. These are those for the week commencing October 6, 2004. ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 9 Hillsborough MCC Irish Superbikes, Bishopscourt, County Down. 02892-666447. New Era Road Racing, Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. 01920-444205. North East MCRC, Croft, North Yorkshire. 01670-735235. ...

Wanted: Pan, R1 riders

Wanted: Pan, R1 riders

You could be joining the MCN road test team on Wednesday October 6 to ride an exciting new-for-2005 bike on the road and on the no-limits wide-open spaces of Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. We're...

Biking is getting safer

Biking is getting safer

The headline figures and continuous police crackdowns may have you believing riding a bike is more dangerous than ever. But latest figures from the Government itself reveal the accident rate for...

New face of the BMF

New face of the BMF

Leon Mannings is the new chairman of the BMF. He was elected, at Saturday's AGM in Leicester, to replace Sharon Nash - who held the post since October 1999. In his pitch Mannings told members:...

K1200S tested in UK

K1200S tested in UK

motorcyclenews.com user Andy Bacon got an extended test ride on the new BMW K1200S. MCN is about to conduct its first full test of the bike on UK roads (we've previously tested it in Germany and...