2005

Euro MPs support protest

Euro MPs support protest

Saturday’s MCN, BMF and MAG demo ride to Brussels has resulted in fresh support from Euro MPs in our battle to force a re-think on off-putting new licensing laws for learner riders. Riders from...

Join us at site users bash

Join us at site users bash

Join us and fellow motorcyclenews.com users at MCN’s 50th birthday bash at Butlins Skegness on October 7-10. Make the resort’s Swinging Shillelagh Irish Bar your meeting point to hook up with fellow...

Suzuki M109R revealed

Suzuki M109R revealed

Suzuki’s 2006 Boulevard M109R has broken cover with a new 1783cc, liquid-cooled, fuel injected 54-degree V-twin engine, radial-mount four-piston front calipers and a 240mm wide rear tyre. Suzuki says...

What?s On: Oct 5 on

North: October 5 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the North in the week commencing October 5, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index ROAD RACING SATURDAY October 8 North East MCC, Croft, Durham. 01670-735235. ROAD RACING SUNDAY October 9 North East MCC, Croft, Durham. 10 01670-735235. TRACK DAYS WEDNESDAY October 5 Track Time...

Paris opens to public

Paris opens to public

The Paris Bike Show opens to the public today and runs until October 9. Tickets are just 12 Euros for adults, six Euros for 12-18 year olds and free for under 12s. When in Paris, take the Metro on...

Site soars to new record

Site soars to new record

Thanks for making September 2005 another record month for motorcyclenews.com. Your visits helped as to record a massive 5,675,915 page impressions in the month – our highest yet. And the number of...

06 Suzuki muscle cruiser

06 Suzuki muscle cruiser

Suzuki is preparing to unveil a new ‘muscle cruiser’ for 2006 – the Boulevard M105. Updated October 3 U.S. sources suggested it may be rolled out at a Suzuki dealer meeting on that side of the...

Honda Tokyo bikes

Honda Tokyo bikes

Honda has revealed a new concept bike ahead of the Tokyo show, which combines the specs of a superbike with the styling of a scooter. The new machine might look like a scooter but it is expected to...

Meet Boorman at NEC

Meet Boorman at NEC

Long Way Round star and soon-to-be Dakar racer Charley Boorman will attend the opening weekend of the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Boorman is facing his biggest...

Test BMW's at Butlins

Test BMW's at Butlins

A selection fo the current BMW range will be available for test rides through the MCN Butlins weekend in Skegness from october 7-10, 2005. Bikes available for test rides include the 167 bhp K1200S,...

BMW HP2 best in show

BMW HP2 best in show

BMW’s R1200GS based HP2 enduro bike has been voted best bike at the Paris bike show by a team of design experts. The Motorcycle Design Association (MDA) looked at everything at the show, judging on...

Tokyo Show Yamahas

Tokyo Show Yamahas

Yamaha has released early details of the concept bikes it will be showing at the Tokyo motor show, including an R6 powered electric hybrid 60s style cruiser. All of the new concept designs focus on...

Protest ride success

Protest ride success

Hundreds of British bikers crossed the Channel on Saturday October 1, to join a mass rideout through Brussels to protest new licensing regulations. The ride-out was led by MCN, the British Motorcycle...

Triumph shows three

Triumph shows three

Triumph unveiled its Scrambler, Daytona 675 and Rocket III Classic at the Paris Bike Show which opened to the public on Saturday (Oct 1). in the official press launch on Friday (Sep 30) the firm...

Lunch time, MCN time...

Lunch time, MCN time...

Lunch anyone? It’s coming up to that time of day. If you’re going out any time soon to grab a bite keep an eye out for the latest issue of MCN – on sale from Wednesday October 5. This week’s issue...

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 promises...

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 women to ride and...

We bag a 'classic'

We bag a 'classic'

Which brings the saga up to date. I now have a Benly which reaches the heady speeds of 65mph on the dual carriageway, starts pretty much first time, and only needs constant revving to stop it stalling...

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...

KTM shows its 06 990RR

KTM shows its 06 990RR

KTM unveiled new models for 2006, including a race-ready version of the SuperDuke – the 990RR, on Friday in Paris (Sep 30). It comes complete with carbon-fibre wheels, titanium Akrapovic end cans,...

Video: Suzuki GSR launch

Video: Suzuki GSR launch

Suzuki launched the GSR600 at Paris on Thursday, dropping the B-King moniker from the name, check out video below. The new bike was first seen here on the site last week, but this is the first time...

Yamaha bikes and babes

Yamaha bikes and babes

Yamaha’s new MT-0S concept bike went on show at the Paris Bike Show on Friday alongside a host of hot new machines accompanied by some of the show’s hottest honeys. Download the videos below and see...

See new Kawasaki tourer

See new Kawasaki tourer

Kawasaki held the official launch of its 06 range in Paris on Thursday and amid all the bikes that we’ve already shown you they revealed sketches of a new sports tourer destined for launch next year. ...

Paris Show babe videos

Paris Show babe videos

Catch up with some of the babes who graced the opening of the Paris Bike Show on Friday, Sep 30. We’ve got pictures and video for you to enjoy. All the clips below should be relatively quick to...

BMW show new F800S

BMW show new F800S

BMW has released the first pictures of the new F800S twin-cylinder ahead of the official launch at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November. The bike is powered by the first twin-cylinder in-line engine...

New Aprilia Pegaso Trail

New Aprilia Pegaso Trail

Aprilia has revealed a new version of the Pegaso at the Paris Bike Show – which opened to the press on Friday, Sep 30. The new bike – the Pegaso Trail – is in the same vein as a BMW F650GS. It is a...

Walk through Paris Show

Walk through Paris Show

Download the two videos you’ll find at the end of this article and you’ll experience what it’s like to to walk through the Paris Bike Show on press day. These clips were shot on Friday, Sep 30, the...

2x4 new Peugeots

2x4 new Peugeots

Peugeot has launched two brand new scooters at the Paris show, each available with a choice of four different engines. The Geopolis and Satelis will both be offered in 125cc, 125cc with supercharger,...

Welcome to Paris Show

Welcome to Paris Show

The Paris Bike Show opened its doors to the world’s press on Friday (Sep30) and we were there to bring you the latest as it happened. On top of all the new bikes we’ve already brought you in scoops...

Video: Bandit 12 launch

Video: Bandit 12 launch

Suzuki has launched its new Bandit 1200s at the Paris show, officially unveiling them to the public for the first time. The 1200 and 1200S have been completely updated with new chassis and Bandit 650...

Video: GSX-R launch

Video: GSX-R launch

We got the first glimpse of the all new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 at their official launch at the Paris show on Thursday, check out the video below. The new bikes have been given a complete makeover in...

New Voxan Charade

New Voxan Charade

French firm Voxan revealed a new model at its home bike show in Paris on Friday. The Charade Racing has the firm’s familiar 996cc V twin, double tubular steel frame and weighs 179kg. It has twin...

Silverwing 400 launched

Silverwing 400 launched

Honda’s Silverwing 600 has been joined by a 400cc version in the firm’s model line-up for 2006. The new version is aimed at filling a demand gap Honda has identified across Europe, according to the...

New Deauville 680

New Deauville 680

Honda has updated its Deauville with a bigger 680cc engine, new bodywork and linked-together panniers. The 2006 bike was revealed at Honda’s Paris Show preview on Thursday evening (Sep29) at the...

Three new 06 Triumphs

Three new 06 Triumphs

Triumph has officially released pictures and details about three key new bikes for 2006 – The Bonneville Scrambler, the Daytona 675 and the Rocket III Classic. All three will go on show to the public...