2005

Join DJ tribute ride

Join DJ tribute ride

If you head to the Oliver’s Mount Gold cup races next weekend you’ll not only get to watch some fantastic racing but you’ll have the chance to ride round the circuit and honour road...

Fuel panic hits supplies

Fuel panic hits supplies

The planned fuel blockades that have sent the country into a petrol buying frenzy have failed to materialise but fuel is still in short supply as refineries fail to keep up with the surge in demand. ...

RAC backs diesel battle

RAC backs diesel battle

The RAC says trucks, buses and vans should be forced to stop until they are fixed whenever they are spotted spilling diesel on to our roads. The motoring organisation made its announcement in support...

Track day deal for you

Track day deal for you

Motorcyclenews.com has negotiated a 10 per cent saving on the cost of a track day at Rockingham on Friday (September 16) California Superbike School staff will be in attendance to help people with...

2000-mile ride on 125s

2000-mile ride on 125s

We travelled up the A9 and covered another 2-3 miles before I noticed a headlight behind us with its full beam on. I asked Lily on the back what it was as it was getting closer and closer to us. Lily...

MCN Awards 2005

MCN Awards 2005

You'll shortly be able to start voting for the Man of the Year and MCN Legend of the Year at the MCN Awards 2005. This is the tenth year of the awards, and the 50th year of MCN, so it's going to be a...

In MCN - out on Sep 14

In MCN - out on Sep 14

In this week's MCN - out on Wednesday, September 14, 2005: World's first test: Yamaha R1-SP First pictures: Honda CBF1000, Suzuki's Bandit 12, GSX-R750 Revealed: 06 GSX-R600 In your face: Bike...

Book for Bike Week 2006

Book for Bike Week 2006

Kick off your 2006 biking season in style by joining over 500,000 people in Daytona Beach, Florida, for two weeks of bike racing and special events. Daytona Bike Week actually lasts for ten days,...

Goodwood deal with MCN

Goodwood deal with MCN

Get £2 off your refreshments bill at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. All you have to do is hand in the barcode from this week's issue of MCN (out on September 14) at any of the refreshment...

Toseland to play our 50th

Toseland to play our 50th

We’ve just had confirmation that World Superbike champion James Toseland will be attending our 50th birthday bash at Butlins Skegness to play on stage with his band Crash. Toseland will be...

2500 ride diesel protest

2500 ride diesel protest

The Kill Spills protest ride tripled in size this year with an estimated 2500 bikes turning out on Saturday to bring the message to the Prime Minister that diesel is a danger to bikes. The ride was...

Bid on charity ride

Bid on charity ride

You can support a charity ride from England to Moscow for Children In Need by bidding on the kit used by riders Graham Hoskin and Andrew Summers. The pair of keen bikers are riding for the charity...

Minimoto misery?

Minimoto misery?

Has your life been made a misery by the illegal use of minimotos? If so, MCN would like to hear from you. Whether it's the noise, the danger they pose to pedestrians, or the fact that they are giving...

Bad Manners at Butlins

Bad Manners at Butlins

We’re delighted to announce that ska legends Bad Manners are back at Butlins this October for MCN’s 50th birthday bash. They’ve just been added to the Sunday night (October 9)...

What?s On: Sept 14 on

We’ve changed our What’s On listings to 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: September 14 on Our What’s On listing of events...

BMF Tail End Show

BMF Tail End Show

The BMF Tail End show takes place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on September 17-18, 2005, with entertainment, attractions, and the chance to grab bargain end-of-season kit. Over...

Would you buy the 675?

Would you buy the 675?

Triumphs new Daytona 675 has broken cover and they seem to have got the styling right, but is it enough to beat the Japanese competition in the sales charts. We’ve already seen the launch of a...

Bike sales up 9 per cent

Bike sales up 9 per cent

The number of new bikes bought last month grew a massive nine per cent compared to this time last year - with BMW’s R1200GS leading the growth. The most popular bike in the UK is still the...

06 Tuono: official picture

06 Tuono: official picture

Aprilia has released the first official picture of the 2006 Tuono 1000 R The updates for 2006 include: Brand new styling New 133bhp V 60 Magnesium engine ‘Dynamic air intake’ New...

Triumph 675 revealed

Triumph 675 revealed

This is Triumph's 675 triple as it will appear in a showroom near you. It will make 123bhp and make peak power at 12,200rpm. You can read full spec and see more pictures of the bike in action in MCN...

New 06 Suzukis emerge

New 06 Suzukis emerge

Here’s the new look for the GSX-R1000 for 2006 – and there’s more new Suzukis ready to break cover late on Wednesday night (Sep 14). The GSX-R1000 colour options for next year are...

First pics: New GSX-Rs

First pics: New GSX-Rs

Suzuki will be launching a completely new GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 for 2006. Both bikes will share almost identical styling and both will be even more radical than this year’s litre bike. The...

Fuel protests return

Fuel protests return

Haulage companies are planning to blockade oil refineries on September 14 as a protest against escalating fuel prices. Pump prices in the UK have hit record highs after hurricane Katrina, which...

What's on: Sept 7 on

We’ve changed our What’s On listings to 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

Brief classifieds outage

As part of our ongoing improvements on motorcyclenews.com, our classified bike sales section is unavailable for a short period on Tuesday September 6, 2005. During this time - which ends at 12.30pm, users will not be able to place ads to sell bikes in our classified listings. We apologise for this brief inconvenience and assure all users that this outage will result in improvements for both...

Air ambulance nightmare

Air ambulance nightmare

A woman who took part in Sunday’s (Sep 4) ride for Essex’s Air Ambulance ended the day being airlifted to hospital by the helicopter she was raising funds for - after an accident on the...

Ride to remind PM Blair

Ride to remind PM Blair

More than 1000 of us are expected to take part in this year’s KillSpills protest rally in London – delivering a reminder to PM Tony Blair that he’s failed to act since receiving a...

Asda wins KillSpills award

Asda wins KillSpills award

Asda has won the KillSpills/BMF Diesel Spills Reduction Award for 2005. The supermarket chain's distribution arm landed it for briefing all theirr drivers on the danger diesel spills post to...

Cannonball winner's tale

Cannonball winner's tale

Off we head again down the two lane A26, cruising at 130, approaching some lorries, one of which was trying to overtake the other at 2 mile an hour more than the slower one. I'll sort these out in a...

Your rides - show and tell

Your rides - show and tell

We asked you to share where you rode at the weekend. Your first contributions have started arriving. David Goodfellow, said: "We left Carlisle at 8am, took the A6 Penrith, A592 Ullswater to...

In MCN - out Sep 7

In MCN - out Sep 7

In this week’s MCN – out on Wednesday, September 7 - news of an important new bike you’ll have to buy the paper to see… plus Colin Edwards verdict on the 2006 R6... PLUS:...

New Z1000s for £4995

New Z1000s for £4995

Kawasaki's Z1000 will usually cost you £7300. But George White's are offering a number in red at just £4995. They are pre-registered with no more than a handful of pdi miles on them. If...

5000 to ride pet food run

Around 5000 riders are expected to join the Potteries pet food run from Port Vale football ground on Sunday, September 18. The event starts at 11.30am. It has been running since 1990, when 225 riders took part, and been growing ever since. The 20-mile route is lined by animal lovers cheering on the cavalcade and handing in pet food. Find out more: http://geocities.com/petfoodrun (external...

Join Rutter on ride-out

Join Rutter on ride-out

If you’re within striking distance of Tyneside next weekend (Sep 17) here’s a great reason to get out on your bike: join a ride-out led by British Superbike star Michael Rutter to a...

CB13S: A tour in a day

CB13S: A tour in a day

Finding time for a touring trip to spectacular, traffic-free roads in awe-inspiring scenery is an ask too far for many. But what if you could do it all in a day – and be back in time for tea? ...

06 Ducati Monster

06 Ducati Monster

This artist’s impression reveals how the new high performance S2R version of Ducati’s Monster will look when it breaks cover for 2006. It will use the 1000cc DS engine developed for the...