2005

Camera claims cut

Camera claims cut

The Government’s claims for the effectiveness of speed cameras at reducing deaths on our roads have been widely exaggerated according to an official report. The report looks at the fourth year...

Meet the MCN Babes

Meet the MCN Babes

This section is devoted to the MCN Babes who attend all the biggest events in motorcycling to chat to fans, pose for pictures and brighten up your day. Read the profile for each of the girls by...

Forum users' rideout

Forum users' rideout

motorcyclenews.com forum users staged the first get-together of Christmas at the Red Lion at Builth Wells. The next happens in London on the evening of Thursday (Dec 15) and you'll find details about...

Radical Victory concept

Radical Victory concept

It seems that American bike firm Victory is thinking along the same lines as the Japanese with its new concept bearing striking similarities to those revealed by Honda and Yamaha at the Tokyo show. ...

175k+ registered users

The number of registered users on motorcyclenews.com has soared past the 175,000 mark. Our latest recorded figure is 175,050 (as of December 1, 2005). Around 5000 people are signing up every month. Thanks for helping make this the biggest online motorcycle community in the UK – and beyond! motorcyclenews.com is the PPA Interactive Consumer Magazine of the Year 2005. Have you discovered...

Parking fine for Gatso

Parking fine for Gatso

A speed camera operator is facing a fine for parking illegally in a bus stop while nicking speeding motorists. Police in Victoria, Australia, have issued the ticket. Pleasingly, the organisation...

American Chopper's back

American Chopper's back

Discovery Channel’s American Chopper series is back on British screens on January 16 with a one-off European special. And motorcyclenews.com has an exclusive preview for you to enjoy. Simply...

What?s on: Dec 7 on

Wales: December 7 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in Wales in the week commencing December 7, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index TRIALS SUNDAY December 11 Clive MCC, Llanerfyl, Powys. 01938-810700. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY December 7 Y Neuadd biker-friendly guest house, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. 01550-721005. BIKE...

Court cuts crash ban

A driver who caused the death of a motorcyclist when she hit him while on the wrong side of the road, has had her driving ban cut on appeal. Sabina Monroe, 44, was given a seven year ban and told she would be jailed at weekends for a total of 90 days, when she admitted the offence at Nottingham Crown Court in August. While performing an overtake a witness described as “suicidal” she...

Hopkins stars in bike film

Hopkins stars in bike film

It seems as if the select group of watchable motorcycle films will grow with the imminent release of The World's Fastest Indian, starring Anthony Hopkins. The film is based on the true story of the...

Euro threat put on hold

Euro threat put on hold

Euro licence rules which threaten the future of motorcycling have been put on hold by the EU Council of Ministers. But we’re not out of the woods yet, warns the BMF. The threat of the Third...

In MCN - December 7

In MCN - December 7

This week’s MCN – out on Wednesday November 7 - is packed with news exclusives you won’t find anywhere else, Download the audio file below for the story behind the stories and read...

Unity Ride DVD

Unity Ride DVD

Over 3500 riders took part in the Unity Ride in London on August 21, 2005, to show sympathy for those killed and injured in the London bombings on July 7. In addition to the show of solidarity, the...

Watch Honda's TV ad

Watch Honda's TV ad

Honda is giving starring roles to its Fireblade, Monkey bike, Gold Wing, Super Cub and Mike Hailwood’s 1961 Honda TT-winning race bike in its latest national TV ad campaign. And there’s...

Hear the Stratosphere

Hear the Stratosphere

The Suzuki Stratosphere, shown at the Tokyo Bike Show, is a stunning six-cylinder 1100cc return to the styling of the Katana. We've already shown the first video of the Stratosphere in motion, which...

Honda shows PS scooters

Honda shows PS scooters

Honda has revealed the details of two new scooters which feature the latest engine and emission technology The PS125i and PS150i claim to have styling which “infuses a modern look of urban...

Morini to be sold in UK

Morini to be sold in UK

Three Cross Motorcycles will be the exclusive importers and distributors of Moto Morini motorcycles in the UK. The Dorset-based company already supply Cagiva and MV Agusta, and expect that the first...

New Piaggio Zip

New Piaggio Zip

Piaggio has launched a new version of its basic 50cc Zip scooter. The scooter has been updated with new styling and now gets the firms Hi-Per 4 four-stroke engine to make it more fuel-efficient. It...

Clash over Euro licence

Clash over Euro licence

MEPs from across Europe are ready to defy the British Government to force amendments to new bike-threatening Euro proposals. The British Government currently holds the presidency of the EU. Through...

Interview Shakey & JR

Interview Shakey & JR

Rizla Suzuki new signing Shane Byrne and triple British Superbike champion John Reynolds will be at the Crescent Christmas sale on December 17, 2005. The 2003 and 2004 champions will be at the...

Bargain budget bikes

Bargain budget bikes

With the official launch of Yamaha’s funky new single, the MT-03, this week we thought we’d offer you so cheaper alternatives from our Bikes for Sale section. Click the links below to...

Harley safety recall

Harley safety recall

Harley Davidson has issued a voluntary safety recall on 2006 Dyna models due to a transmission problem. The problem may lead to a false neutral, with the neutral light illuminated, but the bike...

Toseland plays MCN party

Toseland plays MCN party

Our official 50th anniversary press release MCN has sold 500 million copies and made the news in motorcycling since 1955 The first ever issue of Motor Cycle News was published in Fleet Street on...

Aprilia recalls RSVs

Aprilia recalls RSVs

Aprilia RSV owners are being offered free replacement swingarms after incidents of cracking around the chainguard mounting points. An Aprilia spokesman said just four cases had been reported and that...

Deaths up despite gatsos

Deaths up despite gatsos

Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has admitted in a commons debate that fatal accidents involving excessive speed have increased every year since 1999 despite the increased use of speed cameras. ...

Global sales on the rise

Global sales on the rise

The global bike boom looks set to remain strong with 4.9% annual growth in demand every year until 2009, according to market researchers the Freedonia Group. Congestion charging, traffic jams and...

Gericke Irish expansion

Gericke Irish expansion

Irish motorcyclists will be joined by race stars Michael Rutter and Ryan Farquhar at the opening of a new Hein Gericke store in Newry. Both riders will attend the two-day offical opening on Saturday...

50th anniversary MCN

50th anniversary MCN

In this week’s MCN – out on Wednesday November 30 – get your free 50 Years of MCN anniversary supplement. We’ll take you through biking’s greatest moments from...

Fat Boy raises £75K

Fat Boy raises £75K

A Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy reached £75,000 at an auction for the Red Cross, despite being worth £20,000. The Screamin' Eagle bike is just one of 50 in the UK, and was built by...

What?s On: Nov 30 on

South West: November 30 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the South West of England in the week commencing November 30, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index RIDEOUTS SATURDAY December 3 Bernado's Toy Run, Bridgwater, Somerset. 01278-722056. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY December 4 Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am.

Site outage: Sunday 1am

motorcyclenews.com will be unavailable for a short period in the early hours of Sunday morning (Dec 4, 2005). The outage will last between one and three hours starting at 1am (GMT). Normal service will be resumed at 4am at the latest. We apologise for this brief inconvenience. Have you discovered MCN Auctions yet? Click here

Christmas bike runs

Christmas bike runs

There's no better time to support a charity and give a positive spin to motorcycling than the Christmas period. Across the country there are tons of rides taking place to either raise money for...

New Husky race bike

New Husky race bike

Husqvarna has launched a new limited edition race ready supermoto to capitalise on its success in the supermoto racing scene. The SM450RR has been designed to be race ready as soon as it comes out of...

MT-03 world launch

MT-03 world launch

MCN road tester Adam Child (Chad) is at the world launch of the new Yamaha MT-03, and he's sent pictures and his first impressions from the launch, held just outside Barcelona, in Spain.. The MT-03...

New bike alternatives

New bike alternatives

This week's Milan bike show revealed dozens of exciting new models for 2006. If they've whetted your appetite you can satisfy it right now with great used examples of many of the bike's that have...

Celeb gets first ER-6n

Celeb gets first ER-6n

Radio One DJ and keen biker Mary Anne Hobbs is the first person to own a Kawasaki ER-6n in the UK. Hobbs, who has presented World Superbike coverage for British Eurosport and Mary Anne's Bikes for...