March

Bikes on TV: Mar 23 on

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, March 23. Key To Channels: DHL = Discovery Home & Leisure MM = Men & Motors EXS = Extreme Sports Channel MOT = Motors TV, SS1 (2,3 or X) = Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or Extra) EUR = British Eurosport Wednesday 23 6am SSX Bikesport...

Bargain hyper tourers

Bargain hyper tourers

BMW’s K1200S has finally hit dealers after a few pre-launch upsets but if you don’t want to pay the ten grand for a new bike we’ve chosen some of the best bargain alternatives from...

Minimotos at Brands BSB

Minimotos at Brands BSB

If you catch the racing bug during the British Superbike round at Brands Hatch on the Easter weekend, you'll be able to race minimotos round a version of the circuit. Store AdrenalinX has organised...

Off Road: Mar 23 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting March 23, 2005. Scrambles Sunday March 27 Devon Classic MCC, Seaton, Devon. 01803-665563. Speedway Wednesday March 23 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Ken calms C-charge fear

Ken calms C-charge fear

Transport for London has issued a statement from London Mayor Ken Livingstone stating that bikes and scooters will remain exempt from congestion charging in the capital, as a response to an Evening...

Summer arrives early

Summer arrives early

Summer temperatures are coming to Britain this weekend with temperatures set to rise as high as 70-degrees. Already it has proved to be the warmest mid-March since 1990 and most of the UK basked in...

Shows: Mar 23 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 23, 2005. Shows Saturday March 26 Carlow Classic Show, County Carlow. . Sunday March 27 Carlow Classic Show, County Carlow. . Reading MAG Shepherds Hill Bike Show and Evening Party, Reading Rugby Club, Reading, Berkshire. 0118-954-5888. Monday March 28 Carlow Classic...

New MCN - out Mar 23

New MCN - out Mar 23

This week MCN has investigated the insurance companies we all have to deal with - and named the best and worst. The exclusive results are revealed ONLY in our March 23 issue - on sale Wednesday. PLUS:...

Rod is Wright choice

Rod is Wright choice

Ex Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright has picked up a new Harley Street Rod. Wright was joined by his step son - and current England international - Shaun Wright-Phillips when he visited Thames...

3000kms in 24 hours

3000kms in 24 hours

Friday night - March 18 (For reference: 100kmh = 62.15mph) 00.00 hrs: Take off in Leiden (Leiden lies 30 km's south of Amsterdam) on the new BMW K1200S for a trip through Germany, Switzerland,...

Are you 'rufty, tufty?'

Are you 'rufty, tufty?'

Riders across the UK have reacted with a mixture of amusement and anger after being labelled "rufty, tufty, racers" by a spokesman for the British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF). Jeff...

BMW booms across EC

BMW booms across EC

BMW is celebrating sales success across Europe – shifting up a gear to a record new market share at home in Germany, too. BMWs account for one in five bikes sold in Germany. And the firm has...

Bike Meets: Mar 16 on

Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 16, 2005. WEDNESDAY March 16 Breidden Tea Room, Welshpool, Powys. 6pm. 01938-570053. Bulls Head, Clotton, Cheshire. 01829-781354. Bulls Head, Thringstone, Leicestershire. 01530-224327. Coach House Inn, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire. 01455-840330 or www.kirkbymallorycoachhouse.com. Crown...

Riviera hosts bike bash

Riviera hosts bike bash

One of the English Riviera’s leading holiday resorts is to host a three-day bike festival this Spring. The first ever Paignton Bike Festival takes place from Friday April 29 to Sunday May 1 on...

Site listed for top award

motorcyclenews.com has been short-listed in the prestigious 2005 Periodical Publishers Association awards for editorial and publishing excellence. The site is short-listed alongside Disability Now, Empire, FHM, Nature, Radio Times and Vogue in the Interactive Consumer Magazine of the Year category. The awards will be announced at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane on May 4. There have...

Watch the Budget live

Watch the Budget live

Gordon Brown could be rifling through your pockets again today (Wednesday, March 16) – it’s Budget Day. You can watch Brown make his speech live by following THIS LINK (external site).

What's in MCN: Mar 16

What's in MCN: Mar 16

What's in this week's MCN - out on Wednesday? Download the 'click to play' video below to hear it straight from the Editor's mouth. Here are just some of the highlights: Speed Triple versus its...

Pepsi bike ad online

Pepsi bike ad online

The latest Pepsi advert featuring Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce riding neon-lit Suzuki Hayabusas is now available to watch online. First news of the ad, which also stars David Beckham, appeared when...

U.S. biker holiday camp

U.S. biker holiday camp

A holiday complex for bikers is being built in Daytona, Florida offering aprtments, hotels, a Harley dealership and motorcycle shops, bars and restaurants. The 150-acre Destination Daytona is the...

OAPs face new test rules

With the number of OAP drivers rocketing it could be time to toughen up on the rules allowing them to stay on the road, says the DVLA. The authority is carrying out a review about the way medical conditions are assessed and the risks they pose to other road users. At the moment drivers are required by law to inform the DVLA about the onset or worsening of any medical condition that may affect...

Naked bikes test videos

Naked bikes test videos

You can see exclusive videos of the Triumph Speed Triple and KTM Super Duke up against six of the top unfaired roadsters currently on the market. The full test appears in MCN, out Wednesday March 16,...

BMW and Aprilia team up

BMW and Aprilia team up

BMW and Aprilia have signed a deal that will see the firms work together to produce a brand new machine. The companies have been in talks for a while to re-kindle the relationship that produced the...

50 greatest bikes: 20-1

50 greatest bikes: 20-1

We asked you to name your favourite bike of all time and you responded in your tens of thousands – choosing everything from pre-war Brits to cutting edge racers. Each week in MCN we’ve be...

Riding School: Mar 16 on

Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing March 16, 2005. WEDNESDAY March 16 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. FRIDAY March 18 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caistor. 01933-674036. Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. SATURDAY March 19 MCN Honda Off-Road Experience, Caistor.

Track Events: Mar 16 on

Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing March 16, 2005. ROAD RACING SATURDAY March 19 Wirral Hundred MC test day, Anglesey Circuit, Anglesey. 0151-677-9198. BMCRC MRO, Brands Hatch, Kent. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. North East MCRC, Croft, North Yorkshire. 01670-735235. Dundrodd MCC, Kirkistown, County Down. 028-9082-5498. NG Road...

Off Road: Mar 16 on

Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting March 16, 2005. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY March 16 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk. 01553-771111. Poole, Dorset. 01202-681145. THURSDAY March 17 Ipswich, Suffolk. 01473-623640. Oxford, Oxfordshire.

Shows: Mar 16 on

Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, RALLIES, EXHIBITIONS and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing March 16, 2005. OPEN DAYS SATURDAY March 19 Haslemere Motorcycles Open Day, Triumph Sprint/Speed Triple launch day, Haslemere, Surrey. 01428-651580. Grantham Honda Open Day, Spittlegate Level, Grantham, Lincolnshire. 01476-576111. RALLIES FRIDAY March 18 Mad March Hare Rally.

Rideouts: Mar 16 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 RIDEOUTS WEDNESDAY March 16 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. The Plough, Swinderby, Lincolnshire. 7pm. 01522-881736. THURSDAY March 17 IN-4 (KTM) tracks and trails. 01270-768562. Rochdale...

Meet BSB stars TODAY

Meet BSB stars TODAY

The 2005 British Superbike Championship is launched on Wednesday, March 16 in London, and it's a great chance to meet and chat with the top British Superbike riders before the season starts. It's the...

Cops do stunts in street

Cops do stunts in street

A new police bike squad has been set up to patrol the mean streets of Jakarta, Indonesia, on weekdays - and perform stunts on them at weekends. The 25-strong crew uses Harleys. You might be reminded...

New bike every 3 months

New bike every 3 months

Fancy a new bike delivered to your door every three months? A new leasing scheme offers exactly that for as little as £250 a month for an SV1000S. All you have to do is commit for a minimum of...

Naked bikes on the rise

Naked bikes on the rise

Big naked bikes have become the new must-have, with the wealth of new machines launched recently making the category one of the only growth areas in new bike sales. Cold weather in February saw total...

Our best video ad yet?

Our best video ad yet?

Chris Deith has come up with what we reckon is the best video bike ad we've had so far. Take a look for yourself by downloading it. See 'Click to play' at the bottom of this article (some users will...

AA report undermined

AA report undermined

Nationwide reports blaming bikes for ‘driving up the death toll on Britain’s most dangerous road’ have been revealed as inaccurate and sensationalist. An AA report released on March...

Bike Meets: Mar 9 on

TUESDAY March 15 Blundell Arms, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Breakspeare pub, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. 01923-264290. Bridge Inn, Saxilby, Lincolnshire. 01522-702266. Crown Inn, Yoxall, Staffordshire. 01543-472551. Durham Ox, Langley Mill, Derbyshire. 01773-712806. Eight Towers, Widnes, Cheshire. 07976-565233. Fishermans Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. 01706-378168 or...

Charity rider dies

Charity rider Simon Milward has died in a road accident in Africa during a round-the-world fund-raising ride. Milward, the former General Secretary of the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA), set out on what he called The Millenium Ride in 2000 to raise money for charities providing medical assistance via motorcycles in poor countries. The accident occurred in the West...