July

Evel has to ride alone

Evel has to ride alone

Evel Knievel is so ill even his wife Krystal is refusing to ride pillion with him at Friday’s (July 29) fourth annual Even Knievel Day in Butte, US. Reports in the US say he’s preparing...

Grab a bargain CBR

Grab a bargain CBR

Triumph has had a hit with its new Sprint ST re-igniting demand for sports tourers and keeping new prices high. But it doesn’t mean you can’t bag a bargain sports tourer. Take a bow...

Italy on £1k Italian bikes

Italy on £1k Italian bikes

We’re off to Italy on Monday – on Italian bikes – in an under-a-grand challenge. Wish us luck. You’ll be able to follow the progress of this shoe-string challenge to Lake...

Dirt Bike Show details

Dirt Bike Show details

Tickets for the 2005 Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh go on sale this month with a new VIP ticket allowing you to access the event a day earlier. New features for the event include a 'virtual paddock'...

Video: Tourer thrashed

Video: Tourer thrashed

MCN road tester Adam Child recently rode his long-term test BMW R1200RT to Magny Cours and he just couldn’t resist taking ‘Bertha’ out for a spin on the track. Click the links below...

Egg run in jeopardy

Egg run in jeopardy

One of the UK’s biggest annual charity bike runs looks set to be strangled by red tape. Egg Run organisers claim they will need to raise £40,000 to meet police and council safety demands...

Sanders sets new record

Sanders sets new record

Nick Sanders is home after beating his own round-the-world speed record. Riding a Yamaha R1, the 47-year-old bagged the record on Saturday, but spent the night in London before calling supporters on...

New look for new MCN

New look for new MCN

This week's issue of MCN (out on Wednesday, July 27, 2005) is the first with a fresh new look and a whole new lay-out. Download the video you'll find at the end of this story to see it for yourself. ...

What's on: July 27 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

Classics join copter run

Classics join copter run

Classic bike owners are invitedto exhibit their bikes at the Harwich end of the 2005 Essex Air Ambulance Dunton to Harwich Motorcycle Run on Sunday September 4. Jane Lambert of Essex Air Ambulance,...

Dykes want trademark

Lesbian motorcycle club ‘Dykes on Bikes’ is trying to trademark its name – with the backing of city officials in San Francisco, US. The local council is expected to pass an agreement to support the effort this week. Dykes On Bikes has led Gay Pride parades in the city for the last 30 years. They argue that since TV show ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has been able to...

Hairy bikers back on BBC

Hairy bikers back on BBC

Bikes are coming to BBC 2 again this autumn with the second series of the Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook. The two bearded biker chefs have already been seen cruising round Portugal on their Triumphs...

Riots close Honda plant

A Honda bike and scooter factory had to be closed down by police in India on Wednesday (July 27) amid tensions between workers and bosses. The close down followed a day of rioting between workers and local police. Police moved in after the first shift at the factory and closed production for the remainder of the day. They also set up road blocks across Gurgaon and Manesar on Thursday in an...

New bid for safer roads

New bid for safer roads

Bike safety is improving faster than any other category of private transport with casualties down 10% in 2004 – and deaths among motorcyclists down 16%. But the bike industry isn’t...

Call for safer barriers

The Motorcycle Action Group has launched a campaign to make crash barriers safer for riders on Britain’s roads. MAG’s Director Of Public Affairs Trevor Baird said, “Of all road furniture crash barriers pose the greatest threat to motorcyclists, and we need to make planners aware of this.” Crash barriers are not currently designed or tested with bikes. And sliding into the...

Win with Lucky Numbers

Win with Lucky Numbers

You can still win one of our fantastic Lucky Numbers prizes. Any unclaimed prizes are now being put into a free prize draw in September. Send in your lucky number with your name, address, phone number...

Babes join spills battle

Babes join spills battle

The Bennetts babes have come over all Kill Bill in an effort to get the Kill Spills anti-diesel-spill message to a wider audience. The BMF-sponsored ‘KillSpills’ campaign is intended to...

Bag a reward for diaries

Bag a reward for diaries

Keep a diary of your day-to-day life and you could earn yourself an MCN goody bag stuffed with a limited-edition T-shirt, stickers, magazines, pens, side stand pucks and more. You don’t have to...

Cameras target riders

Cameras target riders

Cops will use mobile cameras in seven new sites across Derbyshire every Sunday until the end of September – including this Sunday, the day of the British MotoGP at Donington Park. They say they...

It never goes to plan: II

It never goes to plan: II

Bike: GSX-R600 K1 Name: Adam (Chad) Child, MCN Road Tester For those of you who didn’t get part one, its a simple idea turn a crashed bike into a race bike on a limited budget. How hard can it...

06 Buells go on show

06 Buells go on show

Buell has launched its own entry into the ‘Adventure Sports’ market with the XB12X Ulysses – as predicted by MCN in our July 20 issue. The £8195 twin gets long-travel...

Choose your own engine

Choose your own engine

MZ has launched a special edition version of its odd-looking 1000SF naked bike and you get to choose what engine is used. Only 25 of the Red bikes will be made and each one will come with a matt red...

2006 Harleys revealed

2006 Harleys revealed

Harley has revealed its 2006 model line up with a new version of the V-Rod and updates for the Dyna range. The VRSCD Night Rod includes a ‘black denim’ paint option, blacked-out controls,...

Can you help Londoners?

Can you help Londoners?

With more disruptions to the London underground and bus services due to terrorist attacks on Thursday, July 21 (05), MCN is urging riders in London to help other commuters by offering up their pillion...

Scots welcome us all

Scots welcome us all

Somebody loves us! The Scottish tourist authorities to be precise. To prove it they are launching a campaign to get more of us to ride there. VisitScotland is going all out to help the tourism...

DfT stops new cameras

DfT stops new cameras

The Government has put a hold on any new speed cameras being placed on our roads until it is clear whether they work or not. The Department for Transport is waiting for the release of a report by the...

Free cakes for all riders

Free cakes for all riders

Infinity motorcycles are marking Ride to Work day by offering all motorcyclist FREE tea and cakes between 2pm and 6pm. Customers can take part in a charity raffle and special deals will be announced...

MCN Hilton MotoGP stay

MCN Hilton MotoGP stay

Get two nights 4 star Hilton hotel accommodation, a two-day race ticket with Grandstand seating for the British MotoGP, a celebrity dinner with Randy Mamola and TV commentator Barry Nutley, MCN goody...

Try trails or off-road

Try trails or off-road

It's about time you had a crack at some off road action - and now we've added a trials option to our MCN Honda off-road days. Book an MCN day and you can choose to either spend all day on a Honda...

Anti-breast cancer ride

Anti-breast cancer ride

Around 20 biking women affected by breast cancer have joined together for a London to Edinburgh fundraising ride. The August 20-27 event represents the UK leg of the Changing Gears Global Challenge...

Ride to work week

Ride to work week

It's National Ride to Work Week - an event intended to bring biking to the attention of non-riding friends. So take in a spare lid with you to work to offer a pal a pillion ride. The weather can...

Free Yamaha GP shirts

Free Yamaha GP shirts

Yamaha owners can claim a free Yamaha Racing 50th Anniversary T-Shirt at Donington park during the British MotoGP weekend on July 23-24. There are 5000 shirts up for grabs, and all you need to do is...

Ride to Work: Your pics

Ride to Work: Your pics

Honda backed Wednesday's Ride to Work day with 45 staffers turning up on two wheels at the firm’s UK and European HQ The Motorcycle division offered every rider or pillion a free slap up...

Ride To Work goes global

Ride To Work goes global

Ride to Work Day has gone global with the US, Germany, the Philippines, Israel, Turkey and Ecuador joining the UK this Wednesday (July 20). And it’s got the backing of Bennetts British...

What's on: July 20 on

What's on: July 20 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...

Time's up for SMIDSYs

Time's up for SMIDSYs

A website and road sign campaign has been launched to banish the driver’s favourite excuse: “Sorry mate, I didn’t see you.” Smidsy.co.uk has been set up by South...