2005

In MCN - out March 9

In MCN - out March 9

This week's MCN (out Wednesday, March 9) features the world's first group test of the K5 GSX-R1000 versus its 2005 rivals. Download a video of MCN Editor Marc Potter telling you more about this...

Anger at driver sentence

Anger at driver sentence

Motorcyclists across the country are reacting with outrage and disbelief after a law student drove off from the scene of an accident with a rider's disembodied foot stuck in his car bumper. Law...

Bike finance for all

Bike finance for all

Typical, you really want a new bike but you just can’t get the finance. Well now there’s an option with Approved Bike Finance spreading their branches across England. The firm works in...

Celebrating safer riding

Celebrating safer riding

WSB champ James Toseland is backing National Motorcycle Safety Week, which begins on Monday (March 13) - and the launch of a new emergency medical ID card for riders. The week aims to maintain the...

Bikes on TV: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV shows so you don’t miss out. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. KEY TO CHANNELS: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport Wednesday 9 11.30am MM Street Bikers (rpt 2.30pm, 5.30pm,...

KTM ladies day academy

KTM ladies day academy

Having only passed my test six month ago and having never been on an off road bike I would never have imagined myself spending a Saturday in a barn razzing round on the latest KTM 250 EXC bikes. Well,...

Riding Schools: Mar 9 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 9, 2005. WEDNESDAY March 9 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. THURSDAY March 10 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands. 01933-674036. FRIDAY March 11 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Midlands.

Win a K1200S

Win a K1200S

If you fancy winning yourself a brand new BMW K1200S then make sure you pop along to a BMW dealer on March 12 for the launch of it’s 2005 bikes. All of BMW’s new bikes will be in dealers...

Video: 1000cc group test

Video: 1000cc group test

This week's MCN - out from Wednesday March 9 - features our exclusive group test of the all-new K5 GSX-R1000 versus the ZX-10R, Blade and R1. We travelled to the south of France to pitch the bikes...

Bikes on TV: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of biking TV shows so you don’t miss out. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. KEY TO CHANNELS: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport WEDNESDAY 5.30am MOT 2004 French Supermoto 11am SS2 Moto1 Noon MM...

Bike Week starts Friday

Bike Week starts Friday

One of the world’s biggest bike gatherings rumbles into action on Friday, March 4 – Daytona Bike Week. MCN’s Andy Downes and Steve Farrell are attending the huge Florida event...

Video: Speed Triple

Video: Speed Triple

MCN Road tester Michael Neeves has just come back from testing Triumph's aggressive new Speed Triple and we’ve got his video verdict and a tour of the bike. You can read Neeves’ full...

New MCN - out NOW

New MCN - out NOW

The new MCN, out March 2 is a Triumph test special which includes the world first test of the Triumph Speed Triple. Get our video verdict, here PLUS Used comparison: Triumph TT600 vs Triumph...

Do mobile cameras lie?

Do mobile cameras lie?

A BBC programme has revealed major concerns about the accuracy of mobile speed cameras, with a brick wall creating a recorded speed of 58mph. The machines rely on the infra red beam they sent being...

Track events: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. ROAD RACING SATURDAY March 5 Auto 66 race test day, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. 01723-500653 or www.auto66.com. SUNDAY March 6 Auto 66, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. 01723-500653 or www.auto66.com. EMRA, Mallory Park, Leicestershire. 02476-544463. WEDNESDAY March 9 AMA...

Off road: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting March 2, 2005. SPEEDWAY SATURDAY March 5 Berwick, Northumberland. 01289-307707. Rye House, Hertfordshire. 01992-440400. SUNDAY March 6 Newport, Gwent. 2.30pm. 09066-555915 (60p per minute). MONDAY March 7 Belle Vue, Greater...

Bike Meets: Mar 2 on

TUESDAY March 8 Black Horse, Windsor. 01753-861953. Blundell Arms, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Breakspeare pub, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. 01923-264290. Crown Inn, Yoxall, Staffordshire. 01543-472551. Durham Ox, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. 01773-712806. Eight Towers, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or www.the-fishermans.com. King's...

Biker ballet at Kiev show

Biker ballet at Kiev show

The Ukraine’s first ever big bike show, Moto Bike 2005, has just finished in the capital Kiev - complete with a motorcycle-themed ballet. motorcyclenews.com regular Mykola Maruschak was there...

Egg runs cancelled

Egg runs cancelled

Two annual Egg Runs have been cancelled due to problems organising police escorts. Both the Wirral Easter Egg run and the East Midlands MAG run in Nottingham have been aborted due to concerns about...

Video: 03 Blade for sale

Video: 03 Blade for sale

Kelvin Hassall is selling his 03 Blade and has taken advantage of our FREE offer to show video of his bike on this site. Take a walk-around his bike by downloading the video clip (see 'click to play'...

Foggy?s 888 for sale

Foggy?s 888 for sale

Fancy owning a slice of History? Well Bonhams auction house has got the last ever Ducati 888 to win a BSB race - as ridden by Carl Fogarty and Michael Rutter. The full factory 1993 888 was first run...

Rideouts: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY March 2 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY March 3 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road Runners...

Riding Schools: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 2, 2005. RIDING SCHOOLS WEDNESDAY March 2 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. THURSDAY March 3 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. FRIDAY March 4 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. SATURDAY March 5 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London.

Adventures raise cash

Adventures raise cash

Fundraisers are turning their biking adventures into charity cash with runs adding up to 8000 miles. One group will take five bikes over 5000 miles in July to raise cash for ‘Joanna’s...

Speedway back at BMF

Speedway back at BMF

Vintage speedway is back at the BMF Show this year – after a year away. It’s just part of a range of arena activities which include motocross, stunt and freestyle displays – and the...

Used prices set to rise

Used prices set to rise

With the new biking season approaching the price of used bikes looks set to increase over the next couple of months, making now the perfect time to bag a bargain. According to industry price monitor,...

Shows: Mar 2 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 2, 2005. SHOWS FRIDAY March 4 Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show, Ducati Store, Dublin. 00353-145-5550. Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08705-280004 or www.travelplanners.co.uk/daytona. Ballymoney Motorcycle Show, Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre, Ballymoney, County Antrim.

Test ride new MT-01

Test ride new MT-01

Fancy trying out Yamaha’s head-turning new MT-01? Demo rides are being made available from Saturday, March 5 – its official dealer launch day. Among the dealers advertising MT-01 test...

Bullet Trials on sale now

Bullet Trials on sale now

Royal Enfield has announced the availability of the trials version of its updated Bullet Sixty-5 that was first shown at the NEC. The Sixty-5 T proved so popular with Enfield fans at the show that...

Bike sales at 5-year high

Bike sales at 5-year high

The number of bikes bought and sold in the UK is at its highest in five years. The growth is being driven by a boom in used bike sales - an increase so great that it easily outstrips the relatively...

Euro fine loophole closed

Euro fine loophole closed

The loophole which allowed speeders to avoid fines if the offence was committed abroad has been closed by a new European Union law passed on February 24, 2005. Now, if you are given a fine or fixed...

Black box threat from EU

Black box threat from EU

The threat of a 'black box' being fitted to every new motorcycle has come a step closer with an EU request to police forces to test the technology. The results will be used to help the EU decide...

Mystery of Madrid riders

Mystery of Madrid riders

motorcyclenews.com user Andy Reeves spotted this mystery gang of riders in Madrid last week. Andy explained: “All the riders appeared to have Pepsi logos on their helmets. I saw in the papers...

No more Little Chef?

No more Little Chef?

You could be tucking into your last Sunday morning Little Chef breakfast this year. The firm is being sold off and the brand could disappear for ever. Owner Permira plans to sell the 120 Little Chef...

Deals on new Guzzis

Deals on new Guzzis

Get your hands on a new Moto Guzzi before the end of March and not only will you get it interest free but you could win a trip to Italy. The Italian firm is offering an interest free finance package...

Rideouts: Feb 23 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY February 23 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY February 24 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...