2005

EU protest ride: Oct 1

EU protest ride: Oct 1

MAG and the BMF have added their support to the MCN protest ride to the European Parliament to help protect the future of biking. We’re organising a rideout to Brussels (from Calais and back on...

New MCN is out now

New MCN is out now

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of MCN the next time you hit the shops. Wednesday’s issue (Sep 28, '05) explains how microchip technology means cops can track your every ride –...

In MCN - out on Sep 28

In MCN - out on Sep 28

In this week’s exclusive-packed MCN (out on Wednesday, September 28), discover: Suzuki’s 6-cylinder 1100cc Katana Yamaha’s totally naked FZ1 Honda’s budget CBF1000S How...

BMW hits Battersea

BMW hits Battersea

BMW has seen sales soar this year and to keep up they have launched a new central London store to cater specifically for approved used bikes. The new store has opened in Battersea and is tied to the...

Stars sign third Harley

Stars sign third Harley

Jay Leno is out to raise more charity cash with a signed bike – this time for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest to sign, joining Ellen DeGeneres, Denzel...

No stats to back Gatsos

No stats to back Gatsos

Despite 13 years of speed cameras on UK roads, the Government has admitted that it still has no idea how many accidents are caused by speeding. Anti-camera campaign group SafeSpeed petitioned the DfT...

Website hits new highs

Website hits new highs

You're part of a growing success story when you visit motorcyclenews.com. More of you than ever before are spending more of your time than ever before making use of this site. We want to thank you...

RiDE's X11 up for auction

RiDE's X11 up for auction

RiDE magazine's long term test Honda X11 is under the hammer on MCN Auctions with bidding closing by 2.41pm on Saturday (September 24). There's been a flurry of interest - with 17 bids placed up...

Cannonball video action

Cannonball video action

Remember our as-they-happened updates of MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child’s adventures in the Cannonball Bike Run? Now you can see some of them for yourself in this just-arrived video clip from the...

Your bike at MCN Awards

Your bike at MCN Awards

How would you like to see your bike on stage at the presitigious 2005 MCN Awards at the National motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on October 27, 2005. Your bike could be one of a line-up celebrating...

Biggest Yamaha twin yet

Biggest Yamaha twin yet

Yamaha is rolling out its biggest twin yet for 2006 - the XV1900 Midnight Star. The belt-driven cruiser uses a 1854cc air-cooled V-twin aimed at delivering brute strength in the 55-75mph zone. It...

Aprilia reveals 2 twins

Aprilia reveals 2 twins

Aprilia is to reveal two new twins at the Paris Bike Show – the RXV 450 enduro and the SXV supermoto. Both bikes use the 450cc 77-degree V-twin the firm has been working on for the last two...

Naked R1 revealed

Naked R1 revealed

Yamaha unveiled a new completely naked version of its 150bhp R1-powered FZ1 at its Paris Show preview event on Wednesday night (Sep 28). As MCN readers will already know (first official pictures were...

Suzuki Katana is back

Suzuki Katana is back

Suzuki’s Katana is back – as a six-cylinder 180bhp, 1100cc machine aimed at becoming the ultimate all-purpose bike. As those who bought this week’s MCN already know (we published...

Scoots to Paris: Latest

Scoots to Paris: Latest

motorcyclenews.com headed for the Paris Bike show on maxi scooters with a mission. Many of the new bikes of 2006 are being revealed at exclusive events previewing the show on Wednesday and Thursday...

Paris previews begin

Paris previews begin

Get ready for a rush of new metal - the exclusive previews to the season’s first big bike show – Paris - have begun. The Paris Show will see the official launch of many of the machines...

Paris show: 06 Yamahas

Paris show: 06 Yamahas

Yamaha launched its range of 2006 bikes in Paris on Wednesday, September 28, with the new R6 and FZ1 taking centre stage alongside a new MT concept bike. Check out the photos on the right to see the...

FJR13 goes semi-auto

FJR13 goes semi-auto

Yamaha has announced its FJR1300 is to be offered with a semi-automatic gearbox in 2006 – a first on a sports tourer. You use buttons on the left hand bar to shift up and down. Unlike...

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...

CBF1000S launched

CBF1000S launched

Honda uncovered an all-new CBF1000S in Paris on Thursday night (Sep 29) at an exclusive preview of its official launch at the Paris bike show, and we've got the video. It uses a detuned CBR1000RR...

Tail End crowd on the up

Tail End crowd on the up

The weekend’s BMF Tail End Rally at Peterborough, Cambs. attracted 30,590 riders – up more than 2000 on the 2004 attendance. Attractions included Vintage Speedway and the infamous Moped...

What's on: Sep 21 on

North: September 21 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 September 21, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index ROAD RACING SATURDAY September 24 British 50cc Racing Finals, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. www.british50ccracing.com or 07974-221204. ROAD RACING SUNDAY September 25 Andreas...

Spot us on test

Spot us on test

Motorcyclenews.com used bikes editor Angus Farquhar is heading off for two days to see if there really is still a need for hypersports bikes like Suzuki’s Hayabusa. When the Hayabusa, Kawasaki...

Classic Bike track day

Classic Bike track day

There's just a few spots left on the Classic Bike Burn Up '05. It's a special, classics-only track day on Tuesday, September 27, 2005. It takes place at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. Four groups will...

Scottish run hits trouble

Scottish run hits trouble

Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar and five MCN colleagues are making their way from Peterborough to Fort William and back on Monday and Tuesday (Sep 19-20). Check out the pics, video and phoned-in...

Help find stolen bike

Help find stolen bike

Can you help the owner recover this Ducati 900SS, which was stolen from Lewes in East Sussex on Tuesday, September 13, 2005? It's a Ducati 900SS Final Edition No 289, with the registration R900SFE.

New MCN - out Sep 21

New MCN - out Sep 21

This week's issue of MCN - out Sep 21, 2005, - reveals: 1000s of speeding fines could be wiped out Kawasaki's 195bhp sports bike - first official pictures Why biking keeps you younger -...

Show us your metal!

Show us your metal!

The best Sports, Street Bike and Custom bikes ridden into our 50th Birthday Butlins Bash on October 7-10 will be honoured in a new competition. It is free to enter for anyone attending our MCN Live...

Riders join BSB stars

Riders join BSB stars

BSB Honda riders Michael Rutter and Karl Harris led a 700-strong rideout to Honda sponsors HM Plant’s HQ on Saturday (Sep 17). The rideout started at the headquarters of Durham police, one of...

Save cash on alarm deal

Save cash on alarm deal

In an exclusive deal with MCN, you could save £50 off the cost of a Thatcham-approved alarm, and in the event of a theft, you'll get your money back and free 14-day bike hire. You can get the...

Brooklands Relived

Brooklands Relived

The 2005 Brooklands Relived event took place on September 18, 2005, with over 130 vintage race bikes. Held every two years, the entry list had to be closed early with everything from 250cc machinery...

New pics: ZX-10R & ER-6

New pics: ZX-10R & ER-6

More pictures of Kawasaki’s 2006 ZX-10R have emerged alongside more images of the faired version of the firm’s new stylish budget bike the ER-6f. After the current ZX-10R gained a...

Grab a Madass deal

Grab a Madass deal

The oddball Sachs Madass now comes with free insurance and a lower price in a special promotion in the run-up to Christmas. At £1299, you can now save £200 from the normal retail price,...

Kawasaki updates VN

Kawasaki updates VN

Kawasaki has updated its middle-sized cruiser for 2006 with the VN900 getting an extra 100cc over the 2005 bike. The bike has been restyled to look more like the VN2000 so riders don’t look or...

New GSR600 B-King

New GSR600 B-King

Our first picture of the new Suzuki GSR600 (published on September 19) has now been confirmed as the real thing. And we've added a new static shot of it so you can take in more detail now. There's...

First pictures: ZZR1400

First pictures: ZZR1400

These are the first official pictures of Kawasaki’s new ZZR1400. The new bike has been redesigned from the ground up with new engine, chassis and radical new styling and Kawasaki claim it is...