June

Video: BMW K1200 dyno

Video: BMW K1200 dyno

BMW has unveiled a mean carbon-clad version of its K1200R naked street bike and you can see video of its Laser can roaring on the dyno. The 178bhp monster has already become the firms next race bike,...

Grab a sportbike bargain

Grab a sportbike bargain

The June 29 edition of MCN gives you the first look at next year’s crop of sports bikes but if you can’t wait that long we’ve found some cracking bargains in our bikes for sale...

Rewards for good drivers

Rewards for good drivers

There are calls for the UK government to copy new Spanish laws which reward drivers for good behaviour. Normal drivers in Spain now have 12 points on their licence as standard, with new drivers...

Spa party this weekend

Spa party this weekend

Take one of our ferry deals to get you and your bike over to the Continent this weekend and you could join in the party at the third annual Bikers Classics weekend at Belgium’s...

Video: Goodwood festival

Video: Goodwood festival

The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place at the weekend and we’ve got some great video from the event. The weekend saw three days of amazing machinery and countless stars riding up the short...

Cops given points target

Cops given points target

North Wales police have been set targets for the numbers and kinds of traffic offenders they catch each month. In a scheme reminiscent of the snooker game traffic police notoriously play when bored,...

Boss v Idol auction is on

Boss v Idol auction is on

It’s time for the boss to go up against the Road Test Idol in our MCN Auctions slider-off! MCN Editor Marc Potter has put a pair of his used kneesliders up for auction on the site, following on...

Riding safest for 7 years

Riding safest for 7 years

We're riding safer than we have in years - according to the latest official stats from the Department for Transport. The figures have just been released for 2004 and show that 16 per cent fewer...

Council boss's bike meet

Council boss's bike meet

A borough council leader has started a council-backed bike meet in St Anne’s town centre. Cllr John Coombs is leader of Fylde Borough Council, which covers the Fylde coast between Preston and...

In MCN out on June 29

In MCN out on June 29

This week's issue of MCN includes exclusive news of the hot new bikes we'll be gagging to ride NEXT summer...PLUS 15 prizes to be won in our Lucky Numbers competition How cops shut a top bike...

Stolen: Manx Norton

Stolen: Manx Norton

Thieves have broken into a lock-up in Worcester and made off with two prized Nortons. The two bikes, a 1946 Garden gate Manx Norton and a 1936 Norton International, were last seen on Thursday last...

Harley arrives in Russia

Harley arrives in Russia

The first official Harley-Davidson dealership has now opened in Moscow with several thousand people watching the opening parade through the streets of the Russian capital. The weekend-long...

What's On: June 29 on

What's On: June 29 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...

1000 protest at Wheel

1000 protest at Wheel

Around 1000 riders turned out in less-than-perfect weather on Wednesday night to protest against police moves to close down the weekly bike meet at The Wheel in Worfield, Shropshire. MCN's Steve...

Big bid lands Foggy bike

Big bid lands Foggy bike

Carl Fogarty’s own Foggy rep is on its way to a new home after Ed Vernon landed it in an MCN Auction. Ed, from Belfast, waded in with his winning £21,350 bid with less than four minutes...

Electric scoots on charge

Electric scoots on charge

American electric scooter maker Evader Inc is tieing up with a Brazillian manufacturer with a plan to build 20,000-plus electric and petrol scooters a year for the next five years. Rio-based Garini...

Kawasaki ER-6n revealed

Kawasaki ER-6n revealed

First pictures and details of Kawasaki’s radical ER-6n big-value bike are revealed in MCN – out on June 29. The taster picture shown here reveals revolutionary styling in a bike that’s set to be...

In MCN - out on June 22

In MCN - out on June 22

Your copy of this week's MCN could make you a winner - big time. Our Lucky Numbers promotion begins with an individual number printed in every issue. Get your own to be in with a chance of winning a...

Save on Sheene Run

Save on Sheene Run

This is your last chance to save by buying advanced tickets for the Sheene Run. The event takes place place in Rugby on July 3 but the £10 advanced tickets are only available until Friday June...

GSX-R tops US risk list

GSX-R tops US risk list

A survey of US insurance firms reveals Suzuki’s GSX-Rs are the most likely bikes to be stolen AND to be involved in a crash - according to America’s Insurance Journal. If you don’t...

£10k lost from rucksack

£10k lost from rucksack

A pillion lost more than £10,000 when his rucksack burst open on the M3, the BBC is reporting. The rider and pillion, from the Isle of Wight, were on their way to buy a car when the bag opened...

Floods hit MAG party

Flash floods left bikes, tents and possessions strewn across a campsite on Sunday night when the River Rye burst its banks at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorks. Around 60 members of the Motorcycle Action Group had remained behind to tidy up after the weekend’s fundraising Farmyard Party. Luckily the 8000-strong party-goers had left by the time the waters struck. Local emergency services...

Touring bike bargains

Touring bike bargains

It’s that time of year when people start longing to spend hours on a bike touring across hundreds of miles, but it shouldn’t be a dream, there are loads of bargains on touring bikes in our...

What?s On: June 22 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

Roberts GP bike for sale

Roberts GP bike for sale

The US round of the MotoGP championship is just one of the attractions in Monterey on July 9 - another is the Monterey Classic Bike Auction with Kurtis Roberts' Proton KR V5 MotoGP bike under the...

Party across Europe

Party across Europe

Everyone has heard of the Cannonball Run, the mad car races that too place across the States and now across Europe, well now the organisers have decided to extend the madness to two wheels. The...

Couriers gain recognition

Couriers gain recognition

Tuseday night saw the tenth annual Courier Awards take place in London with six-times world champion Geoff Duke presenting the awards. Duke was invited to be the guest of honour at the event as not...

Foggy's bike in MCN Auction

Foggy's bike in MCN Auction

Foggy’s own Foggy rep SPS hit its £21,000 reserve within 24 hours of MCN Auctions going live. It had a starting price of just £100. Take a look for yourself by clicking 'MCN...

MCN foils bike bid con

MCN foils bike bid con

MCN Auctions has struck its first blow in the battle against potential fraudsters. We monitor bids for unusual patterns and on Thursday (June 23) we spotted one user bidding on 18 different bikes in...

First 50 Buell callers win

First 50 Buell callers win

Who needs another Monday morning at work when you could be rubbing shoulders with the man behind Buell motorcycles, Erik Buell at a free Buell day at Brands Hatch? Run by Warr’s...

Cops shut bike meet

Cops shut bike meet

Police closed down the bike meet at The Wheel, Worfield, near Bridgenorth, Shropshire on Wednesday night (June 22) – amid a storm of protest from riders. Witness Guy Graham, told...

Geoff Duke on the sofa

Geoff Duke on the sofa

Geoff Duke was guest of honour at the 2005 National Courier Awards on Tuesday night and motorcyclenews.com caught up with him on the MCN sofa to talk about his early days as a despatch rider that...

MAG starts flood appeal

MAG starts flood appeal

MAG has launched an appeal for those who lost out when flash floods struck the site of last weekend's Farmyard Party. The Motorcycle Action Group run event was at Duncomble Park in North Yorks (see...

Dunlop in BBC TV series

Dunlop in BBC TV series

A new lottery-funded four-part series on BBC1 Northern Ireland tells the story of the love affair between Northern Ireland and motorcycle racing. Digital Satellite users (ONLY) outside Northern...

Calling RVF750 owners

Calling RVF750 owners

Got a road-going RVF750? It could land you free entry to this weekend’s Goodwood Festival. Honda needs one to feature on its stand. If you have one and can help, email rebecca@rbp-ltd.co.uk If...

CB13S bolt-ons arrive

CB13S bolt-ons arrive

CB1300 owner Gary Smith said: “I’m interested in the difference in the fuel mapping between the F3 and F4 models and your S - its almost caught me out a few times...” DC:Gary, so...