2005

Cops ground their Pans

Cops ground their Pans

Merseyside police have grounded their entire fleet of Honda STX1300 Pan Europeans after an accident in which a PC died, according to the Liverpool Daily Post. The bikes will remain off the road until...

Ride Europe for UNICEF

Ride Europe for UNICEF

You could join in a 200-bike ride around Europe in summer 06 – including a ride around the Nurburgring – and all in aid of UNICEF. Organisers of ‘Another Way Round’ say their...

In MCN - out on Nov 23

In MCN - out on Nov 23

In this week’s MCN, out on November 23… New scam costs you £5m: How gangs staging fake crashes are racking up your insurance costs ZX-10R: World first test Click here for...

Be on track for Xmas

Be on track for Xmas

You could spend Christmas and New Year festering in front of the Great Escape… or you could be on a warm Spanish track riding alongside Jeremy McWilliams, Chaz Davies, Leon Haslam and Leon...

What's on: Nov 23 on

Midlands: November 23 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the rest of the world in the week commencing November 23, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY November 23 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS MONDAY November 28 The Lazt World, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Surfing video highlights

Surfing video highlights

We've taken the hassle out of surfing for video clips for you with this highlights round-up from around the world. Check out the links below. They all take you to external sites. See one of...

58% more now use site

motorcyclenews.com’s latest figures show a 58% increase in unique users in the last year – and you’re viewing 45% more pages than you did a year ago. We’d like to thank you very much for your continued and growing support. The October 05 figures show page impressions for the month totalled 5,518,844. Unique users rose from 140,952 in October 04 to 222,548 in October 05.

Mad three-wheel concept

Mad three-wheel concept

Scandinavian firm Brudeli has launched an intriguing three-wheeled off-roader that they claim combines the benefits of a quad with the agility of a bike. The 625L is based on a KTM supermoto with the...

The return of Mondial

The return of Mondial

Mondial’s latest revival comes in the form of the Mogiba – but you can’t actually buy one just yet. Powered by a 780cc Rotax engine it’s been shown to tempt customers to buy...

ZX-10R first test diary

ZX-10R first test diary

MCN Editor Marc Potter is back from Japan and you can read his report of his world exclusive first ride of the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R in MCN out on November 23. We've added a video clip of him summing...

Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

BMW says its new HP2 off-roader is the ultimate off-road-road bike so we set it the ultimate challenge to test that claim - we rode it up Ben Nevis. Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and...

Inside Kawasaki factory

Inside Kawasaki factory

MCN Editor Marc Potter was allowed unique access to the Kawasaki factory during his recent visit to Japan to test the new ZX-10R (see link, below, right, for more on the test itself). Cameras are not...

Italjet back with 650s

Italjet back with 650s

Italjet is back with two new Hyosung 650-powered bikes – the Grifon and the Bazooka. The 79bhp twins should be available from Spring 06 with a price tag of under £5000. The Grifon uses a...

0% off-road Kawasakis

0% off-road Kawasakis

You can grab a new Kawasaki KX two-stroke or four-stroke KLX110 with one year's 0 per cent finance, until February 18, 2006. The offer is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or...

In MCN - out Nov 16

In MCN - out Nov 16

Get in-depth on the latest bike launches at the Milan bike show, including the BMW's, Aprilia's, Bimotas, and KTMs, and get closer to the MotoGP tests already underway for 2006. It's all in the latest...

BMF sets 2006 dates

BMF sets 2006 dates

The BMF has set its dates for the national events it will run in 2006 – starting with the BMF Show at Peterborough on May 20-21. Day tickets are £15 (£13 for members) or £13 in...

Milan Show babes

Milan Show babes

Here's a selection of some of the Milan Show babes we didn't have room for anywhere else. There's a couple of short video clips to bring them to life for you too. Don't for one minute think they are...

Tourers at bargain prices

Tourers at bargain prices

After doing 750 miles in a day on my naked FZ6 on Tuesday, I thought I’d give you a selection of bikes slightly more suited to high mileage in this week’s bargain choice from our Bikes for...

What's on: November 16 on

Our What’s On listings 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 North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: November 16 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location.

F4 Senna 1000 for 06

F4 Senna 1000 for 06

MV Agusta has officially unveiled the new 1000cc version of its F4 Senna at the Milan Bike Show. It's the fastest bike yet to carry Ayrton Senna's name - after it was previously used on the Ducati...

Find Ducati dealers - fast

Find Ducati dealers - fast

We've added Ducati 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,...

Honda concepts at Milan

Honda concepts at Milan

Honda has shown its mad scooter-come-bike concepts for the first time outside Japan at the Milan bike show. As well as its new range of bikes launched at the Paris bike show Honda brought along the...

Kawasaki extend cover

Kawasaki extend cover

A new warranty scheme from Kawasaki enables you to extend your cover for up to two years, and also transfer the warranty to new owners during the same period. The Warranty Plus scheme covers boths...

06 Ducati Monster S4RS

06 Ducati Monster S4RS

Ducati’s 130bhp Monster S4RS Testastretta made its debut before the world's press at the Milan Bike Show in Italy on Tuesday (Nov 15). And we were there to bring you the first pictures as it...

F800S and ST revealed

F800S and ST revealed

BMW has revealed two new 800cc twins at the Milan Show’s press day today (Nov 15). We’ve previously published official pictures of the F800S, but until now we’ve only seen spy shots...

First pics: Bimota Delirio

First pics: Bimota Delirio

Bimota has launched its new naked bike at the Milan bike show. The 1000cc DB6 Delirio is based on the DB5 superbike with a Ducati engine and trelis frame and swingarm, but it gets high bars and new...

Benelli serves up Tre-K

Benelli serves up Tre-K

Benelli has unveiled its new Multistrada-style Tre-K and Tornado 1130 at the Milan Bike Show in Italy. The new Tornado – marked out by its use of a tuned version of the TNT’s 1130cc...

Cagiva?s 37bhp 125

Cagiva?s 37bhp 125

Cagiva has launched a homologation special of its Mito 125cc sports bike at the Milan show. The SP525 has been designed to give Mito riders and extra hand in the sports productions 125cc racing class...

Derbi launches Mulhacen

Derbi launches Mulhacen

Derbi revealed its new Mulhacen for the first time in public at the Milan Bike Show on Monday (Nov 15). It uses a single cylinder four-stroke four valve engine with a 659.7cc capacity. Bore and...

Ducati 'Hypermotard'

Ducati 'Hypermotard'

These are the first pictures of the Ducati 'HyperMotard' concept bike, which has been revealed to the press for the first time at the Milan Bike Show. It features a stripped down look, with a 1000cc...

Terra Modena 198

Terra Modena 198

At the extreme end of supermoto machines is the new Terra Modena 198, of which just 120 will be made with a 16,000 Euro price tag. It was revealed to the public for the first time at the Milan Bike...

All-day BMW test rides

All-day BMW test rides

A new promotion by BMW allows you to spend a whole day test riding the BMW R1200RT. In addition, anyone testing the RT before December 22, 2006 will be entered into a special prize draw to win a BMW...

Anniversary Vespas

Anniversary Vespas

Piaggio showed to new scooters at the Milan show designed to celebrate the firm’s 60th anniversary. The two scooters are based on the GST250 and LX50 and are meant to represent the best of the...

Morini's 9.5 ready for 06

Morini's 9.5 ready for 06

Moto Morini’s concept 9.5 twin has been made production reality for 2006. It was officially unveiled at the Milan Show on November 15. Here’s our first picture of the 998cc V-twin...

Aprilia reveals new RSV

Aprilia reveals new RSV

Aprilia has unveiled its new 142bhp RSV-R at the Milan Bike Show. The exotic twin-cylinder superbike has a huge following in the UK. Here’s the first picture. We’ll add more details as...

New SYM scooters

New SYM scooters

SYM launched a bunch of new scooters at the Milan show with everything from a sporty 50 to a ‘safe’ big-wheeled 200. The HD now comes in 125 and 200SE forms and is designed for ‘the...