August

What?s on: August 31 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

Cannonball: Day by day

Cannonball: Day by day

Wednesday Aug 24 8pm: Chad reports in by text. He arrived in Geneva in seventh place - 1hr 20min behind the leader. Wednesday Aug 24 3pm: Chad calls in from an unscheduled petrol stop somewhere close...

Used bike sales rocket

Used bike sales rocket

Sales of used bikes have risen faster in the last quarter than at any time since records began. Official DVLA records show 146,586 used bikes changed hands in the second quarter of 2005 – up...

Back from Cannonball

Back from Cannonball

MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child is back from the Cannonball Bike Run. On this story you’ll find new pictures, links to his daily en-route updates and new audio to download. Chad...

Rider dies in bus leap

An attempt to break the world record for jumping over buses on a bike ended in tragedy in Tehran, Iran when rider Javad Palizbanian crashed to his death. Reports on The Guardian’s website say the Iranian stunt rider hit the unlucky 13th bus in an attempt on Saturday. He was trying to clear 22.

MCN Aug 31 - new R6!

MCN Aug 31 - new R6!

Pictures of what people believe is the new R6 have been cropping up on a handful of forums in the last few days. Now MCN can confirm they are accurate – and that the R6 is just one of a crop of...

Holiday speed warning

Holiday speed warning

North Yorks police are warning they are getting tough on speeding throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend. There will be extra patrols and speed checks as part of the force’s Operation Halter...

Butlins auction = win win

Butlins auction = win win

Dave Thomas was the lucky highest bidder on an apartment at MCN’s 50th birthday celebration weekender. He saved £25 on the full price and raised £240 for Barry Sheene’s...

CB13S' new look & sound

CB13S' new look & sound

Our long term test CB1300S has a new look and a new sound thanks to a series of bolt-ons we've now added. Blue Flame supplied us with a choice of three cans (check out Blue Flame options here) but we...

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

2006 Kawasakis unveiled

Kawasaki’s ZX-10R will be faster and smaller for 2006 with a host of changes that make it a genuinely new bike. Read the full and exclusive details and see more pictures, only in MCN –...

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

06 FZ1, R1 & MT-03

Yamaha is rolling out a series of stunning new machines for 2006 including the now-ready-for-production MT-03. The new 660cc single has all the stripped down appeal of the MT-01 at a fraction of the...

Bike of the Year: K1200R

Bike of the Year: K1200R

BMW’s K1200R has been named Motorcycle of the Year by US magazine Motorcyclist. They say it had the most profound inpact on motorcycling in 2005. This is the first prestigious award the 163...

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

06 Yamaha R6 revealed

This is the new Yamaha R6 – complete with MotoGP-inspired styling and the oddest exhaust we’ve spotted yet. This image is one of several which have found their way on to chat forums...

Cannonball ready to roll

Cannonball ready to roll

MCN road tester Adam 'Chad' Child takes on the likes of the 'Ghost Rider' when he sets off on the Cannonball Bike Run on Tuesday night (Aug 23). Wish him luck yourself - he'll be at London's Ace Cafe...

Ladies Day at the Ace

Ladies Day at the Ace

It’s Ladies Day at the Ace Café on Sunday – an event aimed at giving women riders and car nuts a chance to show off their bikes and other vehicles - and raising the profile of...

Katana sells for £13,000

Katana sells for £13,000

The ‘brand new boxed Katana’ featured in MCN Auctions has sold for £13,000. The 1982 Suzuki GS1000 was discovered, still in its crate, in storage at a back-street dealer in the US...

Pitchfork poked at riders

A woman who walked out into the road pointing a pitchfork at passing motorcyclists managed to knock off one rider – injuring him and herself in the process. Police say the 43-year-old woman was trying to slow down a group of bikes passing her home in Hastings, Michigan, US. She is in critical condition while the Kawasaki Ninja rider is stable. The incident, which happened on Sunday Aug...

Win a CBR at NEC Show

Win a CBR at NEC Show

Details of the attractions at the 2005 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show are now being released, with news Long Way Round star Charley Boorman will be the official ambassador of the show this...

2000 posts on 1 thread

2000 posts on 1 thread

The most popular thread on our Have Your Say forums has crashed through the 2000-posts mark. ‘Kam’ in our general/general forum went through the barrier at 11.33am on Wednesday (Aug 24).

Fight plan to ban bikes

Fight plan to ban bikes

MCN believes the Government’s Department of Transport is researching a new policy which could ban every bike from the UK’s roads. MCN’s Steve Farrell has uncovered plans which...

Tackle the Sahara ride

Tackle the Sahara ride

Ready for a bit of adventure – one which sees you tackling the Sahara, raises cash for Riders For Health and gets you out of New Year with the in-laws? Sign up for Riders 4 Rights (formerly...

RAF lands MCN Sofa

RAF lands MCN Sofa

RAF Wittering’s motorcycle club were the biggest bidders in our auction of the MCN Sofa, signed by the stars of MotoGP and WSB. Members gathered with their bikes – and one of their jets,...

Join London Unity ride

Join London Unity ride

The Unity Ride aims to show respect and unity in the wake of the London bombings on July 7, 2005, by gathering together one of the largest rides through the capital. It takes place on Sunday, August...

3500 join Unity Ride

3500 join Unity Ride

A huge number of people joined the London Unity Ride on Sunday August 21, with organisers claiming around 3500 motorcycles and 4000-plus people. The ride was to show unity and support for the people...

Round-world record row

Round-world record row

Statement on behalf of Kevin and Julia Sanders Nick Sanders: ‘world record’ – or world record imagination? So, Nick Sanders is claiming an unofficial ‘world record’ for...

Yobs torch 100+ bikes

Yobs torch 100+ bikes

Over one hundred bikes have been torched in the last month in a spate of arson attacks in Italy; with police no closer to catching those responsible. The attacks have happened mostly at night in Rome...

Biking holidays for £9.50

Biking holidays for £9.50

A biking holiday which costs less than a tank of fuel sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what MCN is offering in our great summer getaway promotion. We’ve teamed up with Park Resorts...

What?s on: August 24 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

New MCN out Aug 24

New MCN out Aug 24

Get this week's new-look MCN - out from Wednesday, August 24 - for: How loony Eurocrats plan to ban biking by 2020 Triumph’s 2006 range revealed, including new sexy Scrambler Big name...

Grab a bargain classic

Grab a bargain classic

In this week's MCN you can see Triumphs complete 2006 range including the brand new Scramber, inspired by the 1960s TR6C, but if you'd rather have a real classic than a modern retro there are some...

2m plays of babes game

2m plays of babes game

The Bennetts Babes have stripped off more than 2,000,000 times since we launched the Redline Racer game. 80,000 unique users have tried to set fast times in the online drag-strip race. The faster...

Your Unity Ride stories

Your Unity Ride stories

Many of you took part in the London Unity Ride on Sunday August 21, 2005, to show support for the victims of the London bombings. We've collected just some of your experiences of the day,...

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's Bonnie Triumph

MCN's long term test 2001 Triumph Bonneville is in the care of British Superbike reporter Gary Pinchin. Find out how he has fared with the retro machine so far with his first three reports below, and...

New Triumph Scrambler

New Triumph Scrambler

Triumph is to launch a new dirt-inspired retro twin next month. It shares similar style to the TR6C scrambler of the 1960s but uses the current Bonnie’s 865cc twin engine. For more details,...

New CCM breaks cover

New CCM breaks cover

Check out this Wednesday’s MCN for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Just four weeks ago MCN showed the first drawings of the FT35S...

New CCM coming soon

New CCM coming soon

Check out Wednesday’s MCN, out August 24, for an exclusive first look at the next generation of bike to come out of the CCM factory. Four weeks ago we gave you a first look at the drawings of...