2005

2006 R1200GS revealed

2006 R1200GS revealed

This is the BMW which made its world debut at the NEC Bike Show’s press day in Birmingham, on Thursday (Oct 27) – the 2006 R1200GS Adventure. motorcyclenews.com is running the office from...

Suzuki unveil '06 bikes

Suzuki unveil '06 bikes

Suzuki has unveiled the 2006 range at the International Motorcycle and Scooter show, with the Suzuki GSR600 taking centre stage. The unfaired middleweight is the only new machine, but also shown are...

Two new Ducatis at NEC

Two new Ducatis at NEC

Ducati has launched two new bikes at the at the NEC in Birmingham, revealing a new 999 and ST3. The firm will be making a special edition 999R replica of the Xerox Ducati WSB bike which comes with a...

IN MCN - out Oct 19

IN MCN - out Oct 19

In the latest exclusive-packed issue of MCN, you'll read how Road Safety Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman felt after his first ride-out in 12 years, and how he is going to make life safer for...

MCN Oct 19: Correction

MCN Oct 19: Correction

Unfortunately due to errors in the design and printing process of Motor Cycle News, October 19, 2005 issue, there is an error on page one of the BikeMart pull-out. The advert for the Suzuki DR-Z...

Suzuki Kawasaki split

Suzuki Kawasaki split

Suzuki has announced that it will be ending its model sharing deal with Kawasaki as early as 2007 after they found it was leading to confusion among buyers. The firm has previously expressed concerns...

Dainese bespoke event

Dainese bespoke event

The first of a very limited series of Dainese Made-to-Measure events could see you with a suit made by the personal Dainese tailor of Valentino Rossi. Silvano Celi works closely with Valentino Rossi...

Roadside recovery deal

Roadside recovery deal

MCN are pleased to bring you a tailor-made bike breakdown recovery service in conjunction with NCi. Cover costs from £29.99 and the agent that comes to your aid will be a bike specialist. Click...

Exotica up for grabs

Exotica up for grabs

There are some pretty amazing bikes for sale on motorcyclenews.com at the moment and if you’ve got a bit of cash to splash then you can get yourself a really impressive ride. Check out the...

What?s On: Oct 19 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 Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England WalesWorldwide: October 19 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by...

Toseland event change

Toseland event change

The James Toseland signing due to take place at Ottaker's Bookstores on Thursday 20th October in Milton Keynes has now been postponed. The World Superbike star will now be at the Milton keynes branch...

Hein Gericke in Aberdeen

Hein Gericke in Aberdeen

Hein Gericke is opening a new store in Aberdeen in Scotland, with BSB star Glen Richards attending the official opening on Saturday October 22, and Sunday October 23, 2005. The Hawk Kawasaki star...

Help trace stolen CRF450

Help trace stolen CRF450

You can help a fellow MCN reader trace his stolen bike by keeping an eye out for a Honda CRF450R. The 02/03 Honda has a new Arrows exhaust, and a sump guard. It's road registered, taxed till 05/06,...

We ride Supersport bikes

We ride Supersport bikes

We’ve just had the chance to ride the British Supersport championship winning bike and you can see the video here. We took Leon Camier’s Padgetts Honda CBR600RR and Pere Riba’s MSS...

Auctions does the deal

Auctions does the deal

When long-distance adventurer Graham Tillotson decided it was time to sell his 2001 Honda Dominator he tried a classified ad. No sale. Then he tried to sell on Ebay. No sale. Success only came when...

Motohispania updates

Motohispania updates

There are updates throughout the Motohispania range, now known as MH Bikes, with the new Furia Max range. The new Furia Max is available as a 50cc supermotard or enduro versioan and for 2006 features...

Honda?s automatic bike

Honda?s automatic bike

Honda has launched a fully automatic concept bike at the Tokyo motorcycle show, which it promises will make it to full production. The DN-01 concept is a sports-tourer based around the Deauville...

Rossi becomes a bike cop

Rossi becomes a bike cop

Last month in MCN we revealed pictures of World champion Valentino Rossi riding a BMW for a TV ad, and now we’ve got the video. The ad is for an Italian Telecoms company and features Rossi as a...

Butlins bands rock on

Butlins bands rock on

Our 50th Anniversary bash got off to a roaring start on Friday night with thousands turning out to dance the night away. The party kicked off on Friday night with bands such as the Po Boys, Queen B,...

Africa memorial ride

Africa memorial ride

A ride from England to Africa in memory of motorcycle humanitarian Simon Milward will take place in November and Decemer 2005. The ride will travel to The Gambia and Mali to raise awareness of the...

American Chopper clips

American Chopper clips

You can see clips from the new series of the cult American Chopper TV programme, created and provided exclusively for motorcyclenews.com by the Discovery Channel. To view the clips, click here. The...

Own a GSX-R750?

Own a GSX-R750?

MCN is looking for owners of Suzuki GSX-R750 K4 or K5 models to take part in a new feature in Motor Cycle News. We want to find out why you chose your bike, how you're finding it, and the experience...

Butlins Auction success

Butlins Auction success

The live auction held as part of the www.motorcyclenews.com site users meet at the 50th Anniversary Butlins event raised almost £400 for chairty Riders for Health. Regular forum poster and huge...

In MCN - out on Oct 12

In MCN - out on Oct 12

In this week's exclusive-packed MCN (out on Wednesday, October 12), you can see: MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi writes exclusively for MCN We test the best ever Blade, the Ten Kate Vermeulen WSB...

Gus Scott Auction details

Gus Scott Auction details

A large number of motorcycling stars have pledged items and will attend the Gus Scott Auction, in memory of the late motorcycle racer and journalist. Neil Hodgson hopes to be at the event, alongside...

You judge MCN Awards

You judge MCN Awards

We want the most informed audience in motorcycling to select the winners for three of the most important awards at the MCN 50th Anniversary Award Ceremony. Your votes will decide who wins the MCN Man...

What?s On: Oct 12 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 Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Midlands: October 12 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by...

Bargain runarounds

Bargain runarounds

With the dark evenings rolling in it’s time to start thinking about buying a cheap bike so your pride and joy doesn’t get ruined on salty winter rides. Check out the selection below for...

Clarkson attacks bikes

Clarkson attacks bikes

BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has attacked motorcycling yet again in a column published on the BBC Top Gear website. Commenting on proposed legislation to reduce bike noise limits, Clarkson...

BMW furniture?

BMW furniture?

Occasionally you hear about a dedicated bike mechanic who takes his pride and joy in to his front room to work on it, but buying a bike specifically to use as furniture is a whole other level. This...

Video: Stratosphere lives

Video: Stratosphere lives

Here’s the video proof that Suzuki’s Stratosphere – the stunning six-cylinder 1100cc bike that represents the return of the Katana – is more than just a plastic mock-up. The...

BMW to debut at NEC

BMW to debut at NEC

BMW is out to steal the NEC Show in Birmingham with a world premier of a new 2006 model. It will be shown for the first time on October 27 – to the world’s bike press. The show’s...

New MCN out on Oct 5

New MCN out on Oct 5

Get this week's MCN and you'll get all the tech spec and detail on a host of new metal exposed at this week's Paris Bike Show. This week's issue includes: 16-page Paris Show Special Yamaha's MT-0S...

Women get right to ride

Women get right to ride

Iranian women are being allowed to ride solo again for the first time in 25 years. The ruling – from the chief of the nation’s traffic police – says it is now not an offence for...

BBC test mobile cameras

BBC test mobile cameras

Mobile speed cameras aren't always accurate, according to a BBC investigation airing tonight, Monday, October 3, 2005. The Inside Out programme has used an American model of the LTI 20.20 camera and...

Butlins bash at weekend

Butlins bash at weekend

MCN - Britain’s best selling motorcycling publication - is 50 years old and you can join us in our celebrations at the MCN Live event on October 7-10 at Butlins, Skegness. The weekend event...