June

In MCN - out on June 15

In MCN - out on June 15

In this week’s MCN get your FREE sticker sheet – show your support for our Thumbs Down to Cameras campaign. PLUS Rocket III gets an extreme makeover PLUS The roads of the future – we reveal the...

It never goes to plan: I

It never goes to plan: I

Bike: GSX-R600 K1 Name: Adam (Chad) Child, MCN Road Tester It’s a small, simple idea; turn a crashed bike in to a race bike. How hard can it be? Remove the road stuff; add a race fairing, jobs done.

Celebrate 25 years of GS

Celebrate 25 years of GS

BMW is celebrating 25 years of its rugged GS range of bikes by taking over the Motorcycle World show at Beaulieu this weekend, June18-19. The firm are planning a big presence at the show and are...

GSX-R tops the charts

GSX-R tops the charts

Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 has knocked the Honda Fireblade of the top of the sales charts by selling a massive 234 more than the Blade and helping to halt the downturn in Sports bike sales. The sports bike...

Grab a bargain 998

Grab a bargain 998

Want an exclusive, limited edition version of Ducati’s iconic 998 at a bargain price? Then avoid Ducati’s 998 Final Edition and aim for the Matrix model instead, reveal the experts at Parker’s. Not...

Sanders record bid latest

Sanders record bid latest

Globe-riding record breaker Nick Sanders has reached Singapore in his epic rush to claim the record for fastest land circumnavigation of Earth. But it hasn’t been easy going for the Yamaha R1 rider. ...

What's On: June 15 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 The North Scotland South East England South West England Wales

Bikers are healthier

Bikers are healthier

New research has found that bikers are a lot healthier than the average person, with only a minority thinking about lighting up a cigarette when they take off their crash helmet. Insurance company...

Bargain auction bikes

Bargain auction bikes

We’ve launched a brand new way for you to sell your bike on Motorcyclenews.com and there are already some great deals to be had. The number of bikes on offer in our new auctions is growing rapidly...

Wristbands for riders

Wristbands for riders

Biking’s favourite charity now has its own wristband – as made famous and fashionable by the likes of Lance Armstrong’s Live Strong campaign. Riders For Health’s own orange wristbands will raise...

Gilera updates DNA

Gilera updates DNA

Gilera has launched an updated version of its DNA 50 with a new styling and improved handling. Gilera has seen the massive rise in popularity of naked bikes and that reflects in the changes to the...

Winners visit MCN more

Winners visit MCN more

Things move fast on motorcyclenews.com – and if the regular updates from the world of motorcycling and hundreds of bargains added each day aren’t enough reason for you to keep checking here throughout...

Pillion-only riders wanted

Pillion-only riders wanted

MCN are looking for pillion riders to take take part in a chat on the MCN Live! sofa. The only requirement is that you ride as a pillion, and that you don’t hold a bike licence. Date and venue are...

New face joins MCN

New face joins MCN

There’s a new face on the www.motorcyclenews.com desks this week as Adam Hunter joins us on work experience. Adam is a keen bike enthusiast and often rides pillion on the back of his father’s Honda...

Bandit captured on dyno

Bandit captured on dyno

As much as I love my longterm test Bandit 650, the noise level had been bothering me since it arrived. or rather, the lack of one. You could be forgiven for thinking I was testing an electric bike...

Hit-and-run hunt update

Hit-and-run hunt update

Police have issued an update on their hunt for a hit-and-run biker after the death of rider Ralph Snowden on the B1257 on May 28. They say they are now trying to trace the rider of a black Suzuki...

Bikes boom abroad

Bikes boom abroad

Motorcycle use is booming in India, as Bajaj Autos, the second-largest bike firm, announces 76 per cent growth for May, 2005 alone. A total of 153973 two-wheelers were sold in May alone, up from...

Road charge pricing

Road charge pricing

Transport Secretary Alastair Darling is set to reveal his plans for a new road charge scheme which charges for every mile you cover. He is expected to say he wants pilot schemes set-up within two...

Infinity expands range

Infinity expands range

Infinity Motorcycles has now introduced Aprilia and Kawasaki franchises to their York branch, celebrating with an official launch attended by World Superbike star Chris Walker. “We are confident...

Scotland gets SPECS

Scotland gets SPECS

Work is underway on the first SPECS safety camera system to be introduced into Scotland. The system will be used on a 46 kilometre stretch of the A77, from Bogend Toll, north of Ayr, to Ardwell,...

Own a GP bike

Own a GP bike

You could own your own Team KR MotoGP bike, or a 1961 Honda RC162 Mike Hailwood replica with an online auction. The Monterey Classic Bike auction takes place on Saturday July 9, to coincide with the...

Pay-as-you-go tax looms

Pay-as-you-go tax looms

The Government has outlined details for a radical ‘pay-as-you-go’ road charging system to replace road tax and fuel duty – but it has yet to explain if we will pay less to go by bike. Transport...

In MCN - out on June 8

In MCN - out on June 8

This week’s issue of MCN comes with the revelation that the new Roads Minister is a biker. We reveal how that’s making a real difference to how motorcycling will get treated from now on. PLUS:...

Budget racing weekend

Budget racing weekend

Saturday and Sunday the 11th and 12th of June, is round 3 of the British 50cc Racing Endurance Championship at Elvington near York. It’s only £5 for spectators for both days! Saturday is practice and...

What's on: June 8 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 The North Scotland South East England South West England Wales

GSX-R1000 v Rocket III

GSX-R1000 v Rocket III

First away from the lights: A Suzuki Triumph Rocket III or a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5? Download the 800kb video clip below for the answer. It’s the latest from self-confessed Dutch maniac Daan. This is...

National bike week plans

National bike week plans

Get a mate into biking with National Motorcycle Week. It runs from July 17 to 24 under the slogan ‘You’ve thought about it – now do it.’ Organisers, the Motor Cycle Industry Association, reckon there...

Cars caught in bike blitz

Cars caught in bike blitz

The speed enforcement campaign around the World Superbike Event at Silverstone on May 28-30 succeeded in catching 11 motorists; eight car drivers and three motorcyclists. The campaign continues this...

Free GPS for BMW tourer

Free GPS for BMW tourer

Anyone buying a BMW K1200LT tourer will receive a Motorrad Navigator II GPS system worth £1350 for free, including fitting, until the end of September, 2005. The K1200LT has won the MCN Best Tourer...

Hit-and-run rider hunt

Hit-and-run rider hunt

Police are holding a press conference on Wednesday June 1 appealing for help in tracing a hit-and-run rider. One rider – Ralph Snowden, 66, from York, died in the incident. His had been riding one of...

Ticket wardens nick bikes

Ticket wardens nick bikes

An investigation by the BBC claims London parking attendants have been stealing motorcycles parked illegally. The claims are made by a reporter for the Whistleblower programme, which airs on...

Speed traps on TT trips

Speed traps on TT trips

If you’re travelling to the Isle of Man TT races by bike and ferry, be aware that Merseyside police has launched a speeding clampdown during May. The campaign is not targetted specifically at...

Ewan demands lock-up

Ewan demands lock-up

Ewan McGregor stars in the opening night of Guys and Dolls in London’s West End on June 1, safe in the knowledge that his bike is secured in a purpose-built lock-up by the stage door. McGregor is...

Bristol ignores bikes

Bristol ignores bikes

Bristol County Council has excluded motorcycles from its ‘Jam Busting June’ campaign, unless they are carrying a pillion. The Motor Cycle Industry Association has voiced concern about the campaign,...

Bargain big tourers

Bargain big tourers

BMW has got a special offer on its massive K1200LT tourer, with £1300 worth of sat nav free when you buy the bike, but if you don’t want to pay the full £13,550 asking price there are plenty of...