January

Bargain big naked bikes

Bargain big naked bikes

With big naked bikes like the SuperDuke 990 and CB1300S dominating the news this week we thought we'd pick out the best naked bike offerings from our bikes for sale section. Whatever your budget or...

Best bike vote results

Best bike vote results

The first results of your tens of thousands of votes for the best bikes of all time will be revealed in MCN, out on February 6. You cast those votes in just a few short weeks on motorcyclenews.com...

CB13S debuts in London

CB13S debuts in London

Honda's new half-faired muscle bike - the CB1300S - will make its worldwide debut with the opening of the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Saturday.The faired version of the CB1300 is inspired by 1980's...

RAC to offer healthcare

RAC to offer healthcare

The RAC will offer free private healthcare for accident victims in conjunction with BUPA. The cover isn't restricted to RAC members, and offers medium and long-term private medical care for anyone...

Rideouts: Jan 26 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY January 26 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY January 27 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

Bike thief killed by mob

Bike thief killed by mob

A man who tried to steal a motorcycle has been hacked to death by an angry mob of villagers. Around 100 people were involved, armed with knives and axes, according to police in north Cambodia. The...

Bargain chart toppers

Bargain chart toppers

Yamaha's stonking R1 topped the sales charts in the UK for 2004 selling over 700 more that the Fireblade. But if you don't want to pay the full asking price of well over eight grand there are plenty...

Euro threat to biking

Euro threat to biking

Motorcycling itself is under threat from an attack of ‘Euro lunacy’, according to the UK’s bike industry. Europe’s Transport Committee has voted to approve tough new...

Ride in charity rally

Ride in charity rally

You could raise money for the Mencap charity by riding your bike in the National Rally on July 2-3. The aim is to visit as many destinations as possible from an authorized map in 24 hours, with the...

Video: Save £150 on CBR

Video: Save £150 on CBR

CBR600F owner Azhar Hussain has joined in the spirit of sale time and cut £150 from the asking price of his bike. You can watch a video of his bike below. Azhar also took advantage of our 50%...

SuperDuke: Video test

SuperDuke: Video test

We've been testing KTM's exciting new SuperDuke on UK roads for the first time - and on the track at Rockingham. Select the video clips listed at the end of this article to check out the bike in...

Shows: Jan 26 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing January 26, 2005. SHOWS SATURDAY January 29 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London. Advance adult ӣ10, child 4. On the gate - midweek adult 11, weekend 14, child 5 08700-133020. SUNDAY January 30 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London.

Book an MCN track day

Book an MCN track day

MCN has joined forces with the European Superbike School to bring a new style of track days to the UK aimed at making them more accessible to more riders. The School will be running all of the MCN...

Bike Meets: Jan 26 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing January 26, 2005. WEDNESDAY January 26 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

Foggy FP-1 spy video

Foggy FP-1 spy video

You can now see video footage of the road-going Foggy Petronas FP-1 as it undergoes testing on UK roads. Eagle-eyed MCN reader Mark Swarbrick saw the almost-finished prototype outside a cafe near...

Advice for older riders

Advice for older riders

Older riders are being advised to buy bikes with “large dials and easy-to-read symbols” as part of a series of potentially insulting tips from America’s Motorcycle Safety...

Honda pledge on parts

Honda pledge on parts

Honda is cutting the cost of parts and hopes other firms will follow. The firm says the move is aimed at reducing the number of write-offs, making motorcycling more affordable for all. Cost of parts...

'My stolen bike's on Ebay'

'My stolen bike's on Ebay'

Rob Wright had his GSX-R600 stolen in London – and then saw it go up for sale on Ebay. He contacted the internet giant to tell them one of their lots was stolen – but heard nothing back. ...

Track Days: Jan 26 on

Each week we publish a list TRACKDAYS, RIDING SCHOOLS and MINI MOTO. Those listed below are for the week commencing January 26, 2005. TRACK DAYS FRIDAY January 28 100% Bikes Trackday, Donington Park, Leicestershire. ӣ59 0870-8722532. SATURDAY January 29 Focused Events Trackday, Oulton Park, Cheshire. ӣ75 01903-744011 or www.focusedevents.com. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY January 26 GP Karting,...

Beware: Bikes crossing

Beware: Bikes crossing

You’ve seen ‘ducks crossing’ signs and ‘deer crossing’ signs – now Texan bikers are calling on their local government to put up ‘motorcycle crossing’...

New MCN - out Jan 26

New MCN - out Jan 26

This week's issue of MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday - Jan 26 - and comes complete with your free guide to the MCN London Motorcycle Show at the Ally Pally. And there's all this, too: WORLD...

Off Road: Jan 26 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting January 26, 2005. RIDING SCHOOLS FRIDAY January 28 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caister. 01933-674036. SATURDAY January 29 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caister. 01933-674036. TRIALS FRIDAY January 28 FIM Indoor Trial World...

Harley's new Street Rod

Harley's new Street Rod

Harley-Davidson has launched three new models for 2005 including an 120bhp VRSCR Street Rod, a dirt-track Sportster XL 883R and a limited edition 15th Anniversary Fat Boy. The latest member of the...

Piaggio Fly lands

Piaggio Fly lands

Piaggio has launched 50cc and 125cc versions of its new Fly in the UK. The 50cc has a two-stroke engine with a two-way catalytic converter, the 125 is a four-stroke. Both use a rigid steel tube frame...

Suzuki prices go down

Suzuki prices go down

Suzuki has cut the price of the GSX-R600, Bandit 1200 and 1200S and revealed the price of the new K5 version of the GSX-R1000. The GSX-R6 is down £250 to £6599 while the Bandit 1200s are...

Rocket III recalled

Rocket III recalled

Triumph has issued a safety recall of around 1000 Rocket IIIs after recognising a fault in the shaft-drive which, it admits, “may result in a seized rear wheel.” Letters to owners explain...

Rideouts: Jan 19 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS being held across the UK. If you'd like to organise one, or check for the latest ones being arranged, take at a look at our Rideouts forum. Click here WEDNESDAY January 19 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY January 20 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale Road...

Off Road: Jan 19 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting January 19, 2005. MOTOCROSS SUNDAY January 23 East Kent SSC, Lamberhurst, Kent. 07969-458863. Melville MCC, East Lothian. 01368-863883. Torbay MXC, Exeter, Devon. 01626-835466. TRIALS FRIDAY January 21 FIM Indoor Trial World...

Bike Meets: Jan 19 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing January 19, 2005. WEDNESDAY January 19 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Trinkingstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or...

Race Meets: Jan 19 on

Each week we publish a list of ROAD RACING, DRAG RACING and MINIMOTO events on in the UK. The following are those for the week commencing December 22, 2004. DRAG RACING SUNDAY January 23 Run What Ya Brung, Santa Pod Raceway, Podington, Bedfordshire. Venue opens 8am, track runs 10am-5pm. 01234-782828 or www.santapod.com. MINIMOTO WEDNESDAY January 19 GP Karting, Northampton,...

Video: Aprilia SXV

Video: Aprilia SXV

The Aprilia v-twin supermoto seems to break all the rules but the compact and potent engine in the SXV 4.5 has already pushed the bike to a world supermoto title. MCN’s Michael Neeves went to...

Do survey - win training

Do survey - win training

You could win places for two riders on a Yamaha Advantage Rider School course just for answering a handful of simple questions. It doesn’t matter what bike you own – everyone is welcome...

Riding Schools: Jan 19 on

THURSDAY January 20 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. FRIDAY January 21 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036. SATURDAY January 22 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience. 01933-674036.

Shows: Jan 19 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing January 19, 2005. EXHIBITIONS WEDNESDAY January 19 Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Manor, New Milton, Hampshire. 10am-4.30pm, open every day. Adults 4.50, children 2 01425-620777 or 01425-616446. WEDNESDAY January 26 Sammy Miller Museum, Bashley Manor, New Milton, Hampshire.

Taxi bikes banned

Taxi bikes banned

Taxi bikes have been outlawed in London because new private hire licensing laws rule out any vehicle with less than four wheels. Bike taxi firms – including Virgin Limobikes, Passenger Bikers,...

Grab a rally bargain

Grab a rally bargain

With this year’s Dakar rally coming to a climax on Sunday some of you might fancy getting a Dakar inspired bike. We’ve picked out some of the best deals from our Bikes for Sale section...