September

Race Meets: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of bike racing events being held in the UK. These are for the week commencing Sep 15, 2004. Road racing: Saturday September 18 Aintree MCC, Aintree Circuit, Liverpool. 01257-462216. New Era Road Racing, Pembrey, Dyfed. 01920 444205. Until Sunday. Classic Racing MCC, Snetterton, Norfolk. 01953-850677. Until Sunday. Sunday September 19 British Superbikes, Donington Park,...

Trackdays: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of TRACKDAYS. These are for the week commencing September 15, 2004. THURSDAY September 16 Track Attack, Donington Park, Leics. 01332-819503. Speedfreak Trackday, Mallory Park, Leics. 01625-859969. FRIDAY September 17 Mick Boddice Trackday, Darley Moor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 01332-677079. SATURDAY September 18 100% Bikes Trackday, Croft, N Yorks. £120.

Naked MZ goes public

Naked MZ goes public

MZ launched its new MZ1000SF naked bike to the world at the Munich Bike Show on Monday (Sep 13). The firm has based it on its MZ1000S sports tourer, with a boosted midrange and a bikini fairing that...

Diesel spills rally success

Diesel spills rally success

The KillSpills rally in London to promote the dangers of diesel spills for motorcyclists took place on Saturday, September 11 with a huge turn-out riding from the Ace Cafe to Buckingham Palace. An...

Meet Jodi at Essex run

Meet Jodi at Essex run

Blonde bombshell biking babe Jodi Marsh will kickstart the 2004 Essex Air Ambulance Motorcycle Run on Sunday, September 12. Jodi - who recently joined MCN on a road test - will be at Ford's Dunton...

RiDER Power results

RiDER Power results

Read the results of RiDER Power's 10,000-biker survey - starting with the next issue of Ride - out from September 10. This year's response has been so great the results have had to be spread over two...

Off-Road: Sep 15 on

Each week we publish a list of off-road events. These are those for the week commencing September 15, 2004. MOTOCROSS SATURDAY September 18 Wilden MXC, Kidderminster. 07778-396058. Twin-Shock SC, Glenochil -by-Alloa. 01383-732952. NIMC Ulster Championship, Donemana. 02871-338107. SUNDAY September 19 Glenrothes Youth MXC, Leuchars, Fife. 01333-340931. Luton and DMC, Toddington, Beds.

Rideouts: Sep 15 on

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. RIDEOUTS THURSDAY September 16 IN-4 (KTM) Tracks and Trails, North Wales. 01270-768562. All week. Royal Oak, North Kelsey, Lincs. 7pm. 01652-678544. SATURDAY September 18 Track Sense Trail Ride, Hampshire. 08704-450600. Fasttrack...

Honda launches line-up

Honda launches line-up

Honda gave an official launch to its 05 line-up late on Monday night (Sep 13). The evening gave the first public viewing of the new supermoto-style FMX650 and a new Repsol colourscheme for the Blade.

Guzzi's plans for 05

Guzzi's plans for 05

Moto Guzzi`s future direction may have been in doubt all year, but that hasn`t stopped it ploughing on in developing a line up of bikes for 2005. They were revealed in Munich on Tuesday morning (Sep...

We're testing 05 999

We're testing 05 999

Ducati's 05 999 makes its public debut at the Munich Show next week - but MCN has been testing it this week and will bring you the world's first test of the £11,500 Italian beauty in our...

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs and Sym go mad

Sachs unveiled 125cc and 500cc versions of its MadAss BMX style bike at the Munich bike show on Tuesday, September 14. Both bikes are developments of the current 50cc bike which was reviewed in MCN...

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

MT-01 heads 05 Yams

Yamaha`s 2005 line-up includes a major update for the R6, a range of cracking new learner-friendly 125s and the brute force of the torque-laden MT-01. Read about the updates to the R6 in our separate...

More 05 Hondas

More 05 Hondas

Honda has unveiled its complete 2005 line-up and, alongside the all-new CBR600RR, new Blade colours and other changes we published last week, there's an all-new FMX650. It could prove a great city...

05 KTMs go public

05 KTMs go public

KTM revealed the RC8 Venom, a new naked protoype bike based on the RC8, at the Munich Bike Show on Tuesday morning (September 14). The bike is still in a concept stage but could easily be developed...

Jackie Chan signed up

Jackie Chan signed up

Hong Kong Hollywood legend Jackie Chan has been signed up to be the 'brand ambassador' for a new 125 being launched by Indian firm Bajaj. The Discover, launched this week, is tilted at the...

Bimota DB5: first pics

Bimota DB5: first pics

This is the first picture of the DB5 road bike Bimota will launch at the Munich Show in Germany next week (starting Sep 13). It uses a Ducati 1000DS V-twin engine, as used in the Multistrada, 1000SS...

Bike boom is back!

Bike boom is back!

New bike sales for August were up by 7.6% compared to the same month last year. It's the second month on the trot to see a rise and comes on top of Department for Transport figures showing bike...

All-new CBR600RR

All-new CBR600RR

Honda has revealed its next generation CBR600RR for 2005 - and there's a wealth of important updates including a 6kg weight cut, revised engine, frame and swingarm, new radial mount four-piston front...

Rossi designs new R6

Rossi designs new R6

Not only is there a new R6 for 2005 - MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi has worked with Yamaha to come up with a new paintjob for it. The bike was rolled out at Yamaha's Munich bike show press...

05 Ducatis go on show

05 Ducatis go on show

Ducati rolled out a host of stunning new bikes on Tuesday morning as it debuted its 2005 line-up at the Munich Bike Show in Germany. MCN was on hand to witness the world unveiling - which follows...

05 Triumph line-up

05 Triumph line-up

Triumph has unveiled its full 2005 line-up at the Munich Show - and it includes the new bigger-bore Daytona 650 MCN spied two weeks ago. Triumph's Ross Clifford introduced the 2005 range claiming it...

TnT Sport breaks cover

TnT Sport breaks cover

Benelli is offering a new TnT Sport - designed to be the ultimate streetfighter. It was debuted at an official Benelli launch in Misano on Saturday September 11. The new bike combines elements of the...

05 Honda Wing and CRF

05 Honda Wing and CRF

Honda has launched an enduro version of the CRF450R crosser - the 2005 CRF450X. Complete with electric start, halogen headlight, LED taillight and enduro-tuned suspension, the four-stroke promises to...

Raptor updates for 05

Raptor updates for 05

Cagiva`s Raptor 650 is updated for 2005 - and the firm promises more of them will be available in the UK. Only 50 came in last year due to supply problems. This year the Suzuki SV650-powered bike...

05 Honda colours

05 Honda colours

Honda has released first pictures of its 05 Fireblade, VFR800, SP-2 and FireStorm. Changes to all four models are restricted to colours. The Blade will come in blue and white, menacing black and red,...

2005 Suzukis

2005 Suzukis

Suzuki has unveiled its line up for 2005 with the all new GSX-R1000 topping the bill. The GSX-R1000 gets a twin injection system with dual throttle valves and the capacity gets a boost from 988 to...

Revised R6 revealed

Revised R6 revealed

Yamaha has upgraded its R6 to compete in the hard-fought 600cc sports bike class for 2005. The firm debuted its new-look bike on Tuesday afternoon (Sep 14) in Munich alongside a host of other new...

Bike of the Year so far

Bike of the Year so far

Which is your bike of the year... so far? With most firm's 05 model ranges being launched at the Munich Bike Show from September 13 onwards, we're asking for your nominations for the star so far. ...

Aprilia debuts its Strada

Aprilia debuts its Strada

Aprilia has unveiled its new Yamaha-powered Pegaso Strada among the glitz of the Munich Bike Show. With an official launch on Tuesday morning (September 14) Aprilia uncovered a bike with...

Video ads do the biz

Video ads do the biz

Barry Pringle was one of the first to take advantage of our offer to add free video to BIKES FOR SALE adverts. And he sold his bike within a day of it appearing in MCN. "That was a great...

Winners ride the Ring

Winners ride the Ring

Two Brits are among 30 world-wide winners of a competition to ride the Nurburgring on BMW's new K1200S. The circuit is closed to the public for the occasion - on September 6 and 7.. Winners Barrie...

Rallies, shows; Sep 8 on

Each week we publish a list of shows, rallies and exhibitions. These are those for the week starting Sep 8, 2004. SHOWS SATURDAY September 11 Old Wolf Bike Show, Slough, Berks. 07949-960999. Sodbury Bike Show, Bell Hotel, Old Sodbury, Glos. www.ubgbmc.com SUNDAY September 12 Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, Houghton Tower, Preston. 01484-452002. Southampton MAG Bike Show, The Cricketers,...

BMW tops reliability list

BMW tops reliability list

BMWs have been rated the most reliable bikes on the road by owners taking part in a 10,000-rider survey for RiDE magazine. Owners of the German bikes gave them an average score of 90% for reliability...

Nearly new bargains

Nearly new bargains

It's going to be a brilliant weekend to go looking for a new bike and we're giving you a great head start if you're looking for a bike that's as close to showroom fresh as you'll find. All these...

Grab an ex-demo deal

Grab an ex-demo deal

It’s the time of year when dealers prepare to get shot of their demo bikes – offering you genuine bargains on well-maintained, low-mileage nearly new machines. John Clark Motorcycles in...