September

Z750 tidied and sorted

Z750 tidied and sorted

Changing the suspension on my Z750 made a big difference when I rode it at Rockingham. The Hagon Products (0208 502 6222) front and rear suspension took the handling from 'ok' to confidence...

Our big French thrash

Our big French thrash

Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar has just called from the pits at the Nogaro circuit in France, where he's improving his track skills with the European Superbike School. Farquhar is sweltering in 25...

French tour for CBR

French tour for CBR

motorcyclenew.com's Angus Farquhar is off to France on his long-term test Honda CBR600F on Friday, September 24, to take part in a three-day track school at Nogaro. Farquhar is riding down to the...

DB5 wins top bike prize

DB5 wins top bike prize

Bimota's new DB5 Mille has been presented with the Munich Show's "Motorcycle Design Award" in the supersport category. Designer Sergio Robbiano's use of a composite trellis swingarm caught...

UK debut for K1200S

UK debut for K1200S

BMW's 167bhp K1200S will be launched in all 36 of the firm's UK and Ireland dealerships on Saturday, September 25. And the price has been announced. It will be listed at £9750 - quite a premium...

New Duke arrives

New Duke arrives

You’ll be able to get your first glimpse of the new Ducati 999 this weekend as Ducati stores around the country get the first preview bikes. The new bike, which gets a redesigned top fairing,...

We're up for top award

We're up for top award

motorcyclenews.com has been short-listed for a prestigious national prize in the annual Association of Online Publishers awards. The AOP has had a record number of entries this year (over 200) and...

In MCN: September 22

In MCN: September 22

This week's issue of MCN comes complete with a free supplement packed with all the new bikes of 2005. It's the only way to stay on top of the rush of hot metal pouring out ready to thrill us next...

Rallies: Sep 22 on

Each week we publish a list of RALLIES and AUTOJUMBLES on in the UK. These are for the week starting September 22, 2004. Rallies FRIDAY September 24 QMCC Snake Bite Rally, Drumnagreah Hotel, County Antrim. 07703-460799. South Yorkshire Sidecar Club Camping Weekend, Ferry Boat Farm, Old Denaby, Yorkshire. 01977-640193. Ribcrackers Run to the Sun Party, Lumb Farm, Ripley, Derbyshire.

E-Clip: September 15

E-Clip: September 15

If you missed American Chopper on the Discovery Channel, here' some 'amusing' outakes. To view the clips, simply click here. Have Your Say about the Video, here.

BMW Off-Road part 2

BMW Off-Road part 2

As I arrived late, Pavey gives me some one-on-one tuition to get me quickly up to speed. He starts by dropping my bike on its side and telling me to pick it up. Luckily there is a special knack to...

BMW Off Road Part 4

BMW Off Road Part 4

And then it was time to start crossing streams. It seemed when it was demonstrated. All we needed to do was ride down one side, through the stream and up the other side. And after a couple of early...

BikeMeets: Sep 15 on

BikeMeets: Sep 15 on

Make the most of this week's spell of warm sunshine and get out to a bike meet. There are hundreds on throughout the nation. Each week we list them. Those following are for the week commencing...

Play freestyle MX game

Play freestyle MX game

Perfect your Freestyle motocross jumping technique with this new game from Alpinestars. Speed your crosser along the jump track and choose from seven different stunts to clock up the points. Get it...

Munich Show babes

Munich Show babes

The Munich Bike Show opened to the public on Wednesday (Sep 15). But, we appreciate, not all of you can be there. We haven't allowed that to mean that you've had to miss out on a personal eyeful of...

Off-Road with BMW

Off-Road with BMW

I'm lost in the middle of the Brecon Beacons in Wales, flat on my back, with my BMW F650GS on its side, rear wheel spinning. I should be hitting the kill switch but I'm too busy laughing as I hear one...

R1 tops ratings chart

R1 tops ratings chart

The Yamaha R1 has topped the motorcyclenews.com ratings chart, notching the highest percentage when you combine MCN and user review scores. The R1 scores a massive 97.5 percent rating when you...

Race meets: Sep 22 on

Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, SUPERMOTO, MINIMOTO AND events on in the UK. ROAD RACING SATURDAY September 25 North Armagh MCC, Tandragee, County Armagh. 028-3884-0231. British Superbikes, non-title race, Castle Combe, Wilts. 01249-782929. International Gold Cup Road Races, Oliver's Mount, Scarborough. 01723-373000. See preview on page 38. Derby Phoenix MCC, Oulton Park,...

Tail End this weekend

Tail End this weekend

The seventh annual BMF Tail End rally takes place at the East of England Showground on September 18 and 19. The two day event includes arena shows, live bands, hundreds of trade stalls and side...

BMW Off Road part 3

BMW Off Road part 3

Lunch is grabbed at the BMW trailer, with rolls, water, tea and coffee. It's a good chance to bond with the rest of the group, which comprises some keen off-road racers, some less experienced, and...

You rate the 05 bikes

You rate the 05 bikes

The bikes of 2005 are on parade among the glamour of the Munich Bike Show all this week. We've been bringing you first pictures as the bikes were launched and asking for your reactions. If you...

Munich Show round-up

Munich Show round-up

MCN was mob-handed at the Munich Show to cover all the new bike news as it broke. The press launches are now over and the show opened to the public. But we're guessing not many of you will have been...

MV's Brutale America

MV's Brutale America

MV Agusta showed an 'America' version of its Brutale naked bike at the Munich Bike Show - reviving memories of the classic MV Agusta models of the 1970s. The bike was first shown at the Milan Show...

Sep 8 issue of MCN

Sep 8 issue of MCN

This week's issue of MCN (out from Wednesday, September 8) includes exclusive first official pictures of the all-new Triumph Sprint ST. It comes complete with interviews with the design team, full...

This week's rideouts

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS on in the UK. To check for more, or to organise your own, visit the Road Riding board in our Have Your Say forums. Click here. THURSDAY September 9 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, N Wales. 01270-768562. All week. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. SATURDAY September 11 Track Sense Trail Ride, Surrey. 08704-450600. Kill Spills Demo Ride...

Rallies/Shows: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of shows, rallies and exhibitions. These are those for the week starting Sep 15, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY September 18 RSPCA Motorbike Show, Animal Welfare Centre, Hull. 01482-343875. BMF Tail End 2004, East of England Showground, Peterborough. £8. 0116-254-8818. (See above) Fun Day, Hawkin's Sports and Social Club, Cheslyn Hay, Staffs. 01922-418895. Festival of...

More Munich Babes

More Munich Babes

Not wishing to deprive you... here's even more babes from the Munich bike show - which opened to the public on Wednesday (Sep 15). Check out the pictures and cast your votes for your favourites by...

Pro-Gatso ads mislead

Pro-Gatso ads mislead

Claims used to support speed cameras have been ruled 'misleading' by the powerful Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA received a complaint after the London Safety Camera Partnership published a...

No end to this summer

No end to this summer

Thought summer's days might be numbered? You're wrong - it's actually Springtime. At least, it is if you're ready to take advantage of a new luxury touring firm starting up on New Zealand's South...

Make Gatsos pay!

Make Gatsos pay!

Britain's bike industry has stumped up the cash to save the cash-strapped nationwide Bikesafe initiative - and slammed the Government for failing to put its money where its mouth is. The Government...

This week's trackdays

Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing September 8, 2004. THURSDAY September 9 Infinity Trackdays, Brands Hatch. £199. 01252-400500. 100% Bikes Trackday, Cadwell Park. 0870-8722532. FRIDAY September 10 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor. 01332-677079. Phil Bevan Trackday and Supermoto, Pembrey, Dyfed. 07968-208132. SATURDAY September 11 Suzuki...

E-clip: September 8

E-clip: September 8

Give it a bit too much gas going round a corner at full tilt and this is what you can expect. Click here to watch the clip

Sep 18 issue of MCN

Sep 18 issue of MCN

The are 21 pages of MCN devoted to 52 new bikes including the brutal new 1050cc Triumph Speed Triple and bored out 650cc Daytona. Both the Honda CBR600RR and R6 have been heavily-revised to try and...

05 bikes = used deals

05 bikes = used deals

With loads of new bikes breaking cover there's the chance of a glut of great used bikes on offer as riders clear space in their garages for the new arrivals. You'll always find the freshest additions...

This week's bike meets

This week's bike meets

MONDAY September 13 Castle of Comfort, East Harptree, Bristol. 7pm. 01761-221321. Lysley Arms, Chippenham, Wiltshire. 01249-652864. MFN, Shipley Gate, Notts. 01773-530313. Reubens Coffee House,...

Anti-diesel rally times

Anti-diesel rally times

Thinking of joining in the KillSpills rally? It's on in London on September 11 and aims to raise the issue of the risks of diesel spills to motorcyclists. Here's the itinery: 11am Rally Riders arrive...