2005

Brutale 910R at Milan

Brutale 910R at Milan

MV Agusta has revealed an upgraded Brutale – the 910R – to set pulses racing at the Milan Bike Show. Here’s our first picture. It's got upgraded suspension and more power (up from...

06 K1200GT unveiled

06 K1200GT unveiled

Here are the first pictures of the all-new BMW K1200GT. Based on the rapid K1200S, BMW has given the new version of the GT the same treatment as the old version it replaces – higher screen,...

Two new KTMs for 06

Two new KTMs for 06

KTM has revealed two more new bikes for 2006 at the Milan Bike Show in Italy, a new Adventure using the 990 engine and a 950 Super Enduro R. The 990 Adventure replaces the 950 Adventure. it comes...

Milan Show round-up

Milan Show round-up

The Milan Bike Show - which organisers claim is the largest bike show ever - opens to the public on Thursday (Nov 17) with four new BMWs, four new Aprilias, two new Benellis, two new MV Agustas and...

Vote for new bike of 06

Vote for new bike of 06

motorcyclenews.com was first to bring you the new bikes of October’s Paris bike show, first with the new bikes from the NEC and first with as-they-were revealed news from the Milan Show in...

06 R1200S sports twin

06 R1200S sports twin

These are the first officially-released pictures of BMW's most powerful road-going twin to date – the all new R1200S. Teaser videos about the 120bhp, 190kg sports bike were released in advance...

The new bikes of 2006

The new bikes of 2006

This story brings together all the new bikes of 2006 in one mega hit for new metal junkies. We added updates as they emerged from our sources around the world. Check them out on the links on the...

Aprilia's Scarabeo 500

Aprilia's Scarabeo 500

Aprilia has launched a new Scarabeo 500 for 06 at the Milan Show - and here's the first official picture. It has a 33bhp 460cc engine. Aprilia already offers its Atlantic Sprint as a 500cc scooter.

NEC: final day

NEC: final day

Make the most of your last chance to visit this year's NEC Show on Sunday (Nov 6). You'll find the show jammed with great new bikes PLUS a host of celebrities. Hawk Kawasaki British Superbike star...

Bid for Walker's bike

Bid for Walker's bike

Chris Walker’s paddock bike is up for grabs in MCN Auctions. It was a prize presented to the seller at the NEC Show and now you can bid on it. It’s as used in the 2004 Season in the...

Retro trail 50cc found!

Retro trail 50cc found!

Thanks for your help with the following, everyone. We're happy to say we got a response in under two hours and you can expect to see the results in a forthcoming issue of MCN. Here's the help we...

Kawasakis for BikeSafe

Kawasakis for BikeSafe

Kawasaki UK has pledged two loan bikes to BikeSafe-London, which is a road safety initiative led by Metropolitan Police Traffic officers. The loan bikes are a Kawasaki ZX-10R and a KLV10000, and will...

Brunstrom on air at noon

Brunstrom on air at noon

Controversial Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom will be interviewed on the subject of speed on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine show between 12 noon and 2pm on Wednesday (Nov 10). You can phone the...

In MCN - out on Nov 9

The moment Valentino Rossi had finished with his championship winning Yamaha - we got a ride on it. Find out what it's like to ride at Valencia PLUS the technical secrets that turned it from also-ran to championship dominator... PLUS: We investigate the anti-bike line being trotted out by a road safety group which advises the Government PLUS: MV Agusta's 1000cc F4 Senna PLUS: Ducati 996...

Call for stiffer jail terms

Call for stiffer jail terms

The new offence of ‘causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving’ should come with tougher penalties – according to rider’s rights organisation the British Motorcyclists...

NEC crowds: latest

NEC crowds: latest

Attendance at this year's NEC motorcycle show has finished just down on last year with the early boom in crowds droping off towards the end of the week. On preview day (Friday 28th) 8234 came through...

What?s on: Nov 9 on

Wales: November 9 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 November 9, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index MOTOCROSS SATURDAY November 12 Rhayader MC&LCC, Rhayader, Powys. 01597-810435. TRIALS SATURDAY November 12 Narberth Classic MC, Ludchurch, Nr Narberth, Pembrokeshire. 01834-860685. BIKE...

Africa ride for charity

Africa ride for charity

The founder of Irish MAG and the spokesman for the Motorcycle Industry Association start a memorial charity ride to and through Africa on Thursday (Nov 10). The MCIA’s Craig Carey-Clinch and...

ITV test speed cameras

ITV test speed cameras

The Tonight show with Trevor MacDonald has investigated the accuracy of speed cameras in a report aired on ITV1 on November 4. The Tonight treatment follows MCN's recent investigation which revealed...

750 2-up miles in a day

750 2-up miles in a day

motorcyclenews.com Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar went off on an endurance test of his long-term test Yamaha FZ6 on Tuesday (Nov 8) to see how well he and it coped with 750 miles in a day. And he...

More new Harleys for '06

More new Harleys for '06

Harley-Davidson has released the details for the retro FXDBI Street Bob, the lower XL Sportster 1200L, and the limited-production FXDI 35th Anniversary Super Glide for 2006. The Street Bob and Super...

New bolt-ons for Breva

New bolt-ons for Breva

The £6999 Moto Guzzi Breva V1100 is now available on 0% finance over 12 months until December 31 - which might just give you the spare cash to splash on a new range of bolt-ons for to go with...

Show T-shirt - sexist?

Show T-shirt - sexist?

The NEC Show official T-shirt has been accused of being sexist and making women feel excluded. The cartoon-babe image is the only choice as a souvenir T-shirt – and that’s annoyed...

New MCN - out Nov 2

New MCN - out Nov 2

The new issue of MCN is out on November 2 with the evidence that confirms that Gatsos really are being used to replace police. We have the MPs letter that lets the cat out of the bag... PLUS: Fly-by...

Ozzy's chopper for sale

Ozzy Osbourne’s custom-made chopper is going to be auctioned off to raise money for wife Sharone’s colon cancer charity – according to reports on contactmusic.com Ozzy hasn’t been on a bike since he suffered quad bike accident in 2003 and reckons it has become little more than an ornament in his garage. Click here for the contactmusic story (external link) Have you...

BSB awards live at NEC

BSB awards live at NEC

The BSB awards have taken place in the MCN race paddock at the NEC show with some surprise awards being handed out alongside the awarding of the championship trophies. The awards were open to the...

Register to get more

Register to get more

We’ve introduced a new mechanism aimed at rewarding the 165,000-plus registered users of motorcyclenews.com From today (Oct 4, 2005), to download a pdf, video or audio file you’ll need to...

Celebrity evening at NEC

Celebrity evening at NEC

If you haven’t been to the NEC motorcycle show yet there is still time to take advantage of our great hotel and celebrity evening deal. Book a room at the Hilton Hotel on Saturday night through...

Products on webcam

Products on webcam

You can see manufacturers demonstrate their products live on webcam every day at the NEC Show. Every day we'll be asking the best products people in the business to show us the kit they rate as their...

Sell kit and parts FREE!

Sell kit and parts FREE!

It’s FREE to sell your bike kit, parts, tools and bike-related memorabilia for a limited period only on motorcyclenews.com. This is your best chance yet to join in with what is rapidly becoming...

Rider trapped down well

According to reports on shortnews.com a French rider has just been rescued five days after a freak accident on his bike - he fell down a well...on his bike. The bike landed on top of him, leaving him trapped at the bottom – out of view. He was found by a farmer on Monday and is now in a serious condition in hospital. Click here for the shortnews story (external link) Have you discovered...

NEC Show webcam

NEC Show webcam

We've gone live with a streaming webcam broadcast direct from the NEC Show. Click here to find out what's going on right now around the MCN stand. The webcam runs every day from 11am to 5pm, with...

Nov 3 at the NEC Show

Nov 3 at the NEC Show

Carl Fogarty will be attending the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show today, Thursday November 3, for a signing session on the Grand Prix legends stand (T64). You can also see Jame Whitham...

Stop them and buy one!

Stop them and buy one!

If you're at the NEC Show you can buy this week's issue of MCN - bundled with a load of great freebies in an MCN goodie bag - for just £1.50. And the person selling it to you might prove an...

Elsie raises £2500

Elsie raises £2500

Motorcycling grandma Elsie Wilkes presented a massive cheque to three children’s charities in the MCN race paddock today, November 2, at the NEC. Elsie has been organising charity bike runs for...

MCN circuit guide will make you faster

MCN circuit guide will make you faster

The MCN Circuit Guide is the perfect way to get to know tracks you’ll want to ride or race on. And it makes a great gift for any race fan, too. It consists of 600 pages of information published...