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Bike News (May 2005)

  • In MCN out on June 1...

    27 May 2005

    In MCN out on June 1...

    The June 1 issue of MCN reveals James Toseland's secrets of success as he celebrates his first home WSB victory. PLUS: Why the experts agree - speed cameras don't save lives PLUS: Unseen Silverstone...

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  • Cut price Exotica

    27 May 2005

    Cut price Exotica

    There are so many different options to choose from when buying a new bike but it’s hard to resist the sexy bikes that stand out from the crowd and there are some great deals on that kind of...

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  • Classic Bike Stamps

    27 May 2005

    Classic Bike Stamps

    The post office is issuing two limited edition sets of stamps to celebrate the greats of British motorcycling, including the legends Geoff Duke and John Surtees. The first of the two sets was issued...

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  • What?s On: June 1 on

    27 May 2005

    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

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  • See Sheene?s RG500s

    27 May 2005

    See Sheene?s RG500s

    The organisers of the Sheene Run around Rugby town centre have managed to secure two of Sheene’s World championship RG500s. The bikes have been in Australia since Sheene emigrated there 21...

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  • Off Road: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting May 25, 2005. SCRAMBLE SUNDAY May 29 Pre 65 Motocross Club, Maylandsea, Essex. 01279-504966 or www.pre65.org.uk. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY May 25 Hull, Yorkshire. 01482-784848. King's Lynn, Norfolk.

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  • BMF Show: Saturday

    20 May 2005

    BMF Show: Saturday

    The annual BMF SHow kicked off today, Saturday May 21 at the East of England showground with bright weather in the early morning prompting a good turn-out, in addition to the masses of bargains and...

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  • Hibernian drops Ireland

    20 May 2005

    Hibernian drops Ireland

    Irish riders will have one less choice for their insurance from July 1 after Hibernian Insurance decided to pull out of the country. The firm stated increased liability for pillion riders and the...

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  • Join our ride-ins to BMF

    20 May 2005

    Join our ride-ins to BMF

    Join one of our ride-ins to the BMF Show on Saturday, May 21 and we’ll save you £2 off the gate price (cutting your entry fee down from £14 to £12). Anyone can join in either...

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  • Taste FHM Music TV free

    20 May 2005

    Taste FHM Music TV free

    Birds, bikes and good music – sounds like a recipe for a good night on the box – and they’re all among the key ingredients on FHM Music TV which went live on May 20. Follow the link...

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  • Watch the TT win a CBR

    20 May 2005

    Watch the TT win a CBR

    Anyone taking the ferry over to the Isle of Man TT will be in with a chance of winning a brand new Honda CBR600RR and insurance for a year. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is celebrating 175...

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  • Cops out for Silverstone

    20 May 2005

    Cops out for Silverstone

    Watch out if you are heading to Silverstone this weekend for the British round of the World Superbike championship, the police will be out in force. Northants police has issued a warning to all...

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  • Riders flood ferry

    20 May 2005

    Riders flood ferry

    This year’s North West 200 races in Northern Ireland provided a record-breaking year for ferry company Stena Line with almost 700 bikes squeezing on to just one of their boats. The ferry firm,...

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  • Track Events: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing May 25, 2005. HILLCLIMB SATURDAY May 28 National Hillclimb Association, Gurston Down, Wiltshire. 01278-786377 or www.nhca.co.uk. SUNDAY May 29 National Hillclimb Association, Gurston Down, Wiltshire. 01278-786377 or www.nhca.co.uk. ROAD RACING FRIDAY May 27 Southern 100 MCR Ltd, Billown Circuit,...

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  • BMF Show: Sunday

    20 May 2005

    BMF Show: Sunday

    Brighter weather for the final day of the annual BMF Show saw even more motorcyclists make the trip to the East of England Showground on Sunday, May 22, 2005, to enjoy the bikes, bargains and the odd...

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  • Going to Silverstone?

    20 May 2005

    Going to Silverstone?

    If you’re going to Silverstone for the World Superbikes this weekend then MCN wants to talk to you. We’re looking for people that have… Gone to every round – How many rounds...

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  • Rideouts: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDEOUTS and TOURS 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 May 25 King Billy, Northampton, Northamptonshire. 7pm. 01604-621325. PLMCC beginners/intermediate, Broxden Roundabout, Perth & Kinross. www.perthshireladiesmcc.co.uk. SUNDAY May...

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  • In MCN - out on May 25

    20 May 2005

    In MCN - out on May 25

    In this week's issue of MCN - out from Wednesday May 25 - celebrate the new laws which tackle the menace of bad drivers... PLUS: NW200 - special regional issue with the North West on the front in...

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  • Video: our BMF ride-ins

    20 May 2005

    Video: our BMF ride-ins

    Hundreds of you joined us for the MCN Ride-ins to the BMF Show. We’ve already added some video over the weekend, now there’s more – including a complete 2 minute clip (6.5mb) of...

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  • Bikes on TV: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    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, May 25. 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 25 11am MM Natural...

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  • DVLA lost your licence?

    20 May 2005

    DVLA lost your licence?

    MCN is looking for people who have had their category-A bike entitlement deleted by the DVLA. If you've recently updated your licence to a photo card, registered a change of address or added a...

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  • Honda stars at open day

    20 May 2005

    Honda stars at open day

    British Superbike stars Michael Rutter and Karl Harris will be at the Gants Hill branch of Hein Gericke for an open day on Sunday, May 29. The Honda riders will be there to meet visitors, sign...

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  • Bike Meets: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing May 25, 2005. WEDNESDAY May 25 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 Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Duke of York,...

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  • Events: May 25 on

    20 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of SHOWS, OPEN DAYS, RALLIES and AUTOJUMBLES. These are those for the week commencing May 25, 2005. SHOWS FRIDAY May 27 Skyra GB's Moorland Fling Bike Show and Party, Dartmoor, Devon. 07863-394872. SATURDAY May 28 Skyra GB's Moorland Fling Bike Show and Party, Dartmoor, Devon. 07863-394872. Driffield Bike Carnival, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire.

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  • Infinity open day

    13 May 2005

    Infinity open day

    There are plenty of bargains and attractions at the Infinity Motorcycles annual open day on Saturday, May 14, 2005. The Farnborough store will host actor Charley Boorman and the MCN Babe Squad, who...

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  • Off Road: May 18 on

    13 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of off road events held in the UK. They include SPEEDWAY, MOTOCROSS, TRIALS, ENDURO, SPEEDWAY AND SUPERMOTO events. These are those for the week starting May 18, 2005. SUPERMOTO SUNDAY May 22 FIM Supermoto World Championship, Sosnova. 00420-2627-5750. Practice and bike hire, Trax Motorsports, Preston, Lancashire. 10am. 01772-731832. SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY May...

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  • Riding schools: May 18 on

    13 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of RIDING SCHOOLS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing May 18, 2005. WEDNESDAY May 18 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. Ron Haslam Race School, Donington Park, Leicestershire. 01332-883323 or www.haslamraceschool.com. FRIDAY May 20 Motorcycle First Aid Course, London. 020-7258-3456. SATURDAY May 21 Dyfed Powys Police...

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  • Win a starring role

    13 May 2005

    Win a starring role

    Could you be the face of MCN’s next advertising campaign? We’re looking for people who have bought a bike advertised in MCN – either on this site or in our weekly paper. Share your...

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  • Win a BMW at BMF

    13 May 2005

    Win a BMW at BMF

    You could win a BMW K1200 S worth over £10,000 in a free prize draw at the BMF Show this weekend, May 21-22. And that's in addition to saving £2 on the ticket price by joining one of the...

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  • Bike Meets: May 18 on

    13 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of BIKE MEETS on in the UK. Those listed here are for the week commencing May 18, 2005. WEDNESDAY May 18 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 Inn, Salisbury, Wiltshire. 6pm. 01980-629247. Duke of York,...

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  • Track Events: May 18 on

    13 May 2005

    Each week we publish a list of track events. Those listed below are for the week commencing May 18, 2005. ROAD RACING WEDNESDAY May 18 Northwest 200. www.irishroadracing.co.uk. THURSDAY May 19 Northwest 200. www.irishroadracing.co.uk. FRIDAY May 20 Northwest 200. www.irishroadracing.co.uk. SATURDAY May 21 Northwest 200 Race Day. road closes 10am, first race 11am.

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  • Video Ad: Virago VX535

    13 May 2005

    Video Ad: Virago VX535

    Tempted by a cruiser for the long, hot summer days? This Yamaha XV535 Virago is advertised at £1500, and you can see a video clip of the bike in action, below. The XV is a 1995 N registration...

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  • Bikes hit hardest by toll

    13 May 2005

    Bikes hit hardest by toll

    The charge for riders to use the M6 toll is going up out of all proportion. Bikes – the vehicles which cause least damage to roads – are to be charged the steepest increase when the M6...

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  • Supermoto Bargains

    13 May 2005

    Supermoto Bargains

    With the launch of the bonkers new KTM 950SM stealing the headlines this week, we thought we'd take a look through our Bikes for Sale section and pick out the best bargains on other Supermoto...

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  • Cop's 159mph let-off

    13 May 2005

    Cop's 159mph let-off

    A police officer has been cleared of speeding and dangerous driving, despite reaching speeds of more than 60mph in a 30mph zone, 120mph in a 60mph, and a highest speed of 159mph. PC Mark Milton, from...

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  • Save on ride for Sheene

    13 May 2005

    Save on ride for Sheene

    You can save the £10 entry fee to take part in the Sheene Run if you join in this year’s National Rally. The closing date for entries is May 31, 2005. The miles you rack up could help you...

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