2005

3500 join Unity Ride

3500 join Unity Ride

A huge number of people joined the London Unity Ride on Sunday August 21, with organisers claiming around 3500 motorcycles and 4000-plus people. The ride was to show unity and support for the people...

Round-world record row

Round-world record row

Statement on behalf of Kevin and Julia Sanders Nick Sanders: ‘world record’ – or world record imagination? So, Nick Sanders is claiming an unofficial ‘world record’ for...

Yobs torch 100+ bikes

Yobs torch 100+ bikes

Over one hundred bikes have been torched in the last month in a spate of arson attacks in Italy; with police no closer to catching those responsible. The attacks have happened mostly at night in Rome...

Biking holidays for £9.50

Biking holidays for £9.50

A biking holiday which costs less than a tank of fuel sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what MCN is offering in our great summer getaway promotion. We’ve teamed up with Park Resorts...

What?s on: August 24 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

New MCN out Aug 24

New MCN out Aug 24

Get this week's new-look MCN - out from Wednesday, August 24 - for: How loony Eurocrats plan to ban biking by 2020 Triumph’s 2006 range revealed, including new sexy Scrambler Big name...

Grab a bargain classic

Grab a bargain classic

In this week's MCN you can see Triumphs complete 2006 range including the brand new Scramber, inspired by the 1960s TR6C, but if you'd rather have a real classic than a modern retro there are some...

2m plays of babes game

2m plays of babes game

The Bennetts Babes have stripped off more than 2,000,000 times since we launched the Redline Racer game. 80,000 unique users have tried to set fast times in the online drag-strip race. The faster...

Your Unity Ride stories

Your Unity Ride stories

Many of you took part in the London Unity Ride on Sunday August 21, 2005, to show support for the victims of the London bombings. We've collected just some of your experiences of the day,...

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's long term test 2001 Triumph Bonneville is in the care of British Superbike reporter Gary Pinchin. Find out how he has fared with the retro machine so far with his first three reports below, and...

New Triumph Scrambler

New Triumph Scrambler

Triumph is to launch a new dirt-inspired retro twin next month. It shares similar style to the TR6C scrambler of the 1960s but uses the current Bonnie’s 865cc twin engine. For more details,...

New CCM breaks cover

New CCM breaks cover

Check out this Wednesday’s MCN for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Just four weeks ago MCN showed the first drawings of the FT35S...

New CCM coming soon

New CCM coming soon

Check out Wednesday’s MCN, out August 24, for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Four weeks ago we gave you a first look at the drawings of...

US scooter sales boom

US scooter sales boom

Rising petrol prices are fuelling a massive rise in scooter sales in the US, a country traditionally associated with big bore cruisers. Total scooter sales last year rose to 86,000, more than double...

Fight this Euro threat

Fight this Euro threat

MAG is calling on bike riders to lobby their MEPs, MPs and the Secretary of State for Transport, Alistair Darling to head off a new set of stringent anti-motorcycle Euro regulations. They fear the...

Diesel spillers targeted

Diesel spillers targeted

Devon County Council is targeting diesel vehicle drivers with a new campaign aimed at improving rider safety. ‘Spiller Killer’ is part of the county’s ‘Bringing Bikers Out of...

Hammond joins MCN

Hammond joins MCN

The BBC’s Richard Hammond joins MCN today (Wednesday August 17). Read the first of his weekly columns in the issue out today. Hammond – a familiar face to Top Gear viewers – is a...

Auction winner claims kit

Auction winner claims kit

The winner of the MCN Charity Auction for Dainese Rossi one-piece leathers (provided by Dainese) arrived at the MCN offices in Peterborough on Wednesday to claim his suit - at a bargain price. Phil...

Gatsos increase crashes

Gatsos increase crashes

An unpublished report by the Transport Research Laboratory reveals that speed cameras not only fail to cut accidents, they actually increase them. The report hasn’t been officially released but...

You help save lives

You help save lives

Charity blood-runners Service by Emergency Volunteers (SERV) have contacted us with the news that over 90 people have registered their interest in joining the group after they were mentioned on this...

New look MCN - Aug 17

New look MCN - Aug 17

Get this week's new-look MCN - out from Wednesday, August 17 - for: Shock revelations: We uncover the secret plans to phase out biking New bike scoops: 600 B-King - little bro' to the mental...

What?s on: August 17 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

Book for Butlins party

Book for Butlins party

Reserve your place at MCN’s 50th anniversary party celebration – at our Autumn Butlins bash at Skegness. Yep, MCN really is notching up its 50th year and we want you to join us to make it...

Bargain naked 600s

Bargain naked 600s

The August 17 edition of MCN reveals Suzuki’s plans to launch a 600cc version of the B-King naked bike, but if you can’t afford to buy brand new or you just don’t want to wait,...

Get close to GP legends

Get close to GP legends

SeeRed at Donington Park on September 3-4 features vintage and historic racing combining Ferrari F1 cars, classic motorcycle racing and Group C racing. The event is to celebrate the Maserati marque...

Secret plan to kill biking

Secret plan to kill biking

Secret plans to phase out biking are exposed in Wednesday’s issue of MCN (Aug 17). Find out about the hidden agenda behind tough new Euro rules targeting motorcycling and how they could cut the...

Bike trips boost economy

Bike trips boost economy

Motorcycling is not only a great way to get about but bikers contribute a massive amount to the UK economy according to a new survey. Everyone knows that taking your bike away on holiday can be one...

MCN Italy bikes all sell

MCN Italy bikes all sell

Bidding ended at 5pm on Wednesday (Aug 17) on the MCN bikes featured in the Aug 10, 17 and 24 issues of the paper. The three bikes from our 'Italian Job' series were up for grabs in MCN Auctions. The...

B-King 600 due for 06

B-King 600 due for 06

Suzuki’s Hayabusa-powered B-King isn’t enough – the firm is going to roll out a 600cc version using a GSX-R600 engine, MCN reveals on Wednesday, August 17. Get all the details in...

Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

Walker tests 06 ZX-10R

Chris Walker and American rider Doug Chandler have just returned from Japan after spending a week putting in laps at a Kawasaki test track on what is thought to be the 2006 ZX-10R. British Supersport...

Bike sales up, cars down

Bike sales up, cars down

Latest figures from the Motorcycle Industry Association show bike sales in July were up compared to July 2004. At 1% up, it’s not a big rise – but it certainly outstrips the 6.6% FALL in...

New look MCN: Aug 10

New look MCN: Aug 10

This week's unmissable issue of your new-look MCN comes complete with your guide to Britain's best biking regions (and we name the worst)...plus New GP-inspired R6 12-page Brands WSB...

Lid ban = more deaths

Deaths on bikes have risen 81 per cent in Florida in the three years since the state repealed its helmet law. Deaths of riders under 21 nearly tripled, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study. Head-injury hospital admissions rose 80 percent in the same period. And if you’re thinking riding without a lid is mad… consider how they ride in Elkhart, Indiana...

Bargain supersports

Bargain supersports

The next generation of Yamaha’s stonking R6 is revealed in the August 10 issue of MCN, but if you can’t afford the latest models then we’ve got the ideal bargain for you. The latest...

Ulster GP open day

Ulster GP open day

The day after the chequered flag falls on the Ulster Motorcycle Grand Prix, Belfast's Hein Gericke store is holding an open day to keep the party going. It will be held on the Sunday - August 14 -...

Crescent Open Weekend

Crescent Open Weekend

The 2005 Crescent Open Weekend looks set to host over 10,000 motorcyclists with free entry on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14, 2005. You'll be able to meet current British Superbike champion...