2005

Is this safest bike ever?

Is this safest bike ever?

This is the newest Honda to break cover in Japan – but don’t expect to be able to buy one this Spring. The ASV-3 is the latest thing in safety and comes complete with onboard cameras,...

2006 Honda CBR1000RR

2006 Honda CBR1000RR

These are the first officially released pictures of the 2006 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. It clearly borrows heavily from Honda’s RCV MotoGP bike and is said to make around 170bhp – with up...

06 Tuono breaks cover

06 Tuono breaks cover

The 06 Aprilia Tuono has broken cover - in pre-delivery state. The pictures - shared with us by a motorcyclenews.com user - show the new Tuono has been updated to share the chassis, engine and wheels...

Smoother 06 VFR800

Smoother 06 VFR800

The 2006 VFR800 has updates to its V-TEC system for smoother performance, according to Honda. The sports-tourer also gets minor cosmetic updates for 2006 – with clear indicator lenses front and...

Four new Hondas tonight

Four new Hondas tonight

Honda will reveal four new bikes on Thursday (Sep 8 2005) at 3.30am BST – and you’ll see them all on this site. The line up includes: The new VFR800 The 2006 Goldwing The CRF250 The...

06 GSX-R600 and 750

06 GSX-R600 and 750

This leaked picture shows Suzuki’s 2006 GSX-R750 – and it’s a deadringer for the new GSX-R600, too. GSX-R1000 fans may be thinking it looks decidedly familiar, but there are big...

2006 Honda CBR600s

2006 Honda CBR600s

The 2006 Honda CBR600RR and CBR600F have both been revealed for the first time, with new colourschemes for both bikes. The CBR600RR, designed to echo the Honda MotoGP race bike, gets three new...

06 FJR & anniversay R1

06 FJR & anniversay R1

Yamaha’s new bikes keep on rolling out. Now there’s an updated FJR1300 and a 50th anniversary R1 in retro 70s colours. You’ll find more details about both bikes in MCN, out on...

Find Honda dealers, fast

Find Honda dealers, fast

We've added Honda to our searchable list of dealers, so you can find your local bike shop quickly and easily. You can choose to search for dealers for a specific brand in our Dealer Locator section,...

06 Wing gets airbag

06 Wing gets airbag

This is the new 2006 Honda Goldwing. What’s new? Well there’s a range of minor changes. But the biggest difference is that from 2006 it comes with an airbag. There's more on that world...

9000 Nazas by 2006

9000 Nazas by 2006

Here’s a new name for global bike brand completists… Naza. The firm is aiming to become a major player in the Malaysian market with plans to sell 9000 bikes a year by 2006. It has...

New Yamaha X-Max 125

New Yamaha X-Max 125

Yamaha is launching a new X-Max 125. The liquid-cooled four-stroke produces 15bhp and comes with underseat storage for two full-face helmets. Yamaha is also due to release details of an updated...

New Honda off-roaders

New Honda off-roaders

Honda has unveiled a new CRF250R crosser for 2006 with a twin exhaust and heavily revised engine. The new bike has got so many new bits it’s almost a completely new machine with new parts...

Interactive ride: Latest

Interactive ride: Latest

motorcyclenews.com took you on an interactive ride round the country during the day on September 1. Read how it went below and check out the related topic linked from this story to see feedback from...

What?s on: August 31 on

We’ve changed our What’s On listings to now show events by their location, making them easier to find. Click the links below to choose the listing for your area and find out what events are on near you this week. Worldwide Midlands East of England Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England Wales

Cannonball: Day by day

Cannonball: Day by day

Wednesday Aug 24 8pm: Chad reports in by text. He arrived in Geneva in seventh place - 1hr 20min behind the leader. Wednesday Aug 24 3pm: Chad calls in from an unscheduled petrol stop somewhere close...

Used bike sales rocket

Used bike sales rocket

Sales of used bikes have risen faster in the last quarter than at any time since records began. Official DVLA records show 146,586 used bikes changed hands in the second quarter of 2005 – up...

Back from Cannonball

Back from Cannonball

MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is back from the Cannonball Bike Run. On this story you’ll find new pictures, links to his daily en-route updates and new audio to download. Chad...

Rider dies in bus leap

An attempt to break the world record for jumping over buses on a bike ended in tragedy in Tehran, Iran when rider Javad Palizbanian crashed to his death. Reports on The Guardian’s website say the Iranian stunt rider hit the unlucky 13th bus in an attempt on Saturday. He was trying to clear 22.

MCN Aug 31 - new R6!

MCN Aug 31 - new R6!

Pictures of what people believe is the new R6 have been cropping up on a handful of forums in the last few days. Now MCN can confirm they are accurate – and that the R6 is just one of a crop of...

Holiday speed warning

Holiday speed warning

North Yorks police are warning they are getting tough on speeding throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend. There will be extra patrols and speed checks as part of the force’s Operation Halter...

Butlins auction = win win

Butlins auction = win win

Dave Thomas was the lucky highest bidder on an apartment at MCN’s 50th birthday celebration weekender. He saved £25 on the full price and raised £240 for Barry Sheene’s...

CB13S' new look & sound

CB13S' new look & sound

Our long term test CB1300S has a new look and a new sound thanks to a series of bolt-ons we've now added. Blue Flame supplied us with a choice of three cans (check out Blue Flame options here) but we...

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

Kawasaki’s ZX-10R will be faster and smaller for 2006 with a host of changes that make it a genuinely new bike. Read the full and exclusive details and see more pictures, only in MCN –...

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

Yamaha is rolling out a series of stunning new machines for 2006 including the now-ready-for-production MT-03. The new 660cc single has all the stripped down appeal of the MT-01 at a fraction of the...

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

This is the new Yamaha R6 – complete with MotoGP-inspired styling and the oddest exhaust we’ve spotted yet. This image is one of several which have found their way on to chat forums...

Cannonball ready to roll

Cannonball ready to roll

MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child takes on the likes of the 'Ghost Rider' when he sets off on the Cannonball Bike Run on Tuesday night (Aug 23). Wish him luck yourself - he'll be at London's Ace Cafe...

Ladies Day at the Ace

Ladies Day at the Ace

It’s Ladies Day at the Ace Café on Sunday – an event aimed at giving women riders and car nuts a chance to show off their bikes and other vehicles - and raising the profile of...

Katana sells for £13,000

Katana sells for £13,000

The ‘brand new boxed Katana’ featured in MCN Auctions has sold for £13,000. The 1982 Suzuki GS1000 was discovered, still in its crate, in storage at a back-street dealer in the US...

Pitchfork poked at riders

A woman who walked out into the road pointing a pitchfork at passing motorcyclists managed to knock off one rider – injuring him and herself in the process. Police say the 43-year-old woman was trying to slow down a group of bikes passing her home in Hastings, Michigan, US. She is in critical condition while the Kawasaki Ninja rider is stable. The incident, which happened on Sunday Aug...

Win a CBR at NEC Show

Win a CBR at NEC Show

Details of the attractions at the 2005 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show are now being released, with news Long Way Round star Charley Boorman will be the official ambassador of the show this...

2000 posts on 1 thread

2000 posts on 1 thread

The most popular thread on our Have Your Say forums has crashed through the 2000-posts mark. ‘Kam’ in our general/general forum went through the barrier at 11.33am on Wednesday (Aug 24).

Fight plan to ban bikes

Fight plan to ban bikes

MCN believes the Government’s Department of Transport is researching a new policy which could ban every bike from the UK’s roads. MCN’s Steve Farrell has uncovered plans which...

Tackle the Sahara ride

Tackle the Sahara ride

Ready for a bit of adventure – one which sees you tackling the Sahara, raises cash for Riders For Health and gets you out of New Year with the in-laws? Sign up for Riders 4 Rights (formerly...

RAF lands MCN Sofa

RAF lands MCN Sofa

RAF Wittering’s motorcycle club were the biggest bidders in our auction of the MCN Sofa, signed by the stars of MotoGP and WSB. Members gathered with their bikes – and one of their jets,...

Join London Unity ride

Join London Unity ride

The Unity Ride aims to show respect and unity in the wake of the London bombings on July 7, 2005, by gathering together one of the largest rides through the capital. It takes place on Sunday, August...