November

Harley safety recall

Harley safety recall

Harley Davidson has issued a voluntary safety recall on 2006 Dyna models due to a transmission problem. The problem may lead to a false neutral, with the neutral light illuminated, but the bike...

Toseland plays MCN party

Toseland plays MCN party

Our official 50th anniversary press release MCN has sold 500 million copies and made the news in motorcycling since 1955 The first ever issue of Motor Cycle News was published in Fleet Street on...

Aprilia recalls RSVs

Aprilia recalls RSVs

Aprilia RSV owners are being offered free replacement swingarms after incidents of cracking around the chainguard mounting points. An Aprilia spokesman said just four cases had been reported and that...

Deaths up despite gatsos

Deaths up despite gatsos

Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has admitted in a commons debate that fatal accidents involving excessive speed have increased every year since 1999 despite the increased use of speed cameras. ...

Global sales on the rise

Global sales on the rise

The global bike boom looks set to remain strong with 4.9% annual growth in demand every year until 2009, according to market researchers the Freedonia Group. Congestion charging, traffic jams and...

Gericke Irish expansion

Gericke Irish expansion

Irish motorcyclists will be joined by race stars Michael Rutter and Ryan Farquhar at the opening of a new Hein Gericke store in Newry. Both riders will attend the two-day offical opening on Saturday...

50th anniversary MCN

50th anniversary MCN

In this week’s MCN – out on Wednesday November 30 – get your free 50 Years of MCN anniversary supplement. We’ll take you through biking’s greatest moments from...

Fat Boy raises £75K

Fat Boy raises £75K

A Custom Harley-Davidson Fat Boy reached £75,000 at an auction for the Red Cross, despite being worth £20,000. The Screamin' Eagle bike is just one of 50 in the UK, and was built by...

What?s On: Nov 30 on

South West: November 30 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the South West of England in the week commencing November 30, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index RIDEOUTS SATURDAY December 3 Bernado's Toy Run, Bridgwater, Somerset. 01278-722056. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY December 4 Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am.

Site outage: Sunday 1am

motorcyclenews.com will be unavailable for a short period in the early hours of Sunday morning (Dec 4, 2005). The outage will last between one and three hours starting at 1am (GMT). Normal service will be resumed at 4am at the latest. We apologise for this brief inconvenience. Have you discovered MCN Auctions yet? Click here

Christmas bike runs

Christmas bike runs

There's no better time to support a charity and give a positive spin to motorcycling than the Christmas period. Across the country there are tons of rides taking place to either raise money for...

New Husky race bike

New Husky race bike

Husqvarna has launched a new limited edition race ready supermoto to capitalise on its success in the supermoto racing scene. The SM450RR has been designed to be race ready as soon as it comes out of...

MT-03 world launch

MT-03 world launch

MCN road tester Adam Child (Chad) is at the world launch of the new Yamaha MT-03, and he's sent pictures and his first impressions from the launch, held just outside Barcelona, in Spain.. The MT-03...

New bike alternatives

New bike alternatives

This week's Milan bike show revealed dozens of exciting new models for 2006. If they've whetted your appetite you can satisfy it right now with great used examples of many of the bike's that have...

Celeb gets first ER-6n

Celeb gets first ER-6n

Radio One DJ and keen biker Mary Anne Hobbs is the first person to own a Kawasaki ER-6n in the UK. Hobbs, who has presented World Superbike coverage for British Eurosport and Mary Anne's Bikes for...

Cops ground their Pans

Cops ground their Pans

Merseyside police have grounded their entire fleet of Honda STX1300 Pan Europeans after an accident in which a PC died, according to the Liverpool Daily Post. The bikes will remain off the road until...

Ride Europe for UNICEF

Ride Europe for UNICEF

You could join in a 200-bike ride around Europe in summer 06 – including a ride around the Nurburgring – and all in aid of UNICEF. Organisers of ‘Another Way Round’ say their...

In MCN - out on Nov 23

In MCN - out on Nov 23

In this week’s MCN, out on November 23… New scam costs you £5m: How gangs staging fake crashes are racking up your insurance costs ZX-10R: World first test Click here for...

Be on track for Xmas

Be on track for Xmas

You could spend Christmas and New Year festering in front of the Great Escape… or you could be on a warm Spanish track riding alongside Jeremy McWilliams, Chaz Davies, Leon Haslam and Leon...

What's on: Nov 23 on

Midlands: November 23 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the rest of the world in the week commencing November 23, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY November 23 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS MONDAY November 28 The Lazt World, Birmingham, West Midlands.

Surfing video highlights

Surfing video highlights

We've taken the hassle out of surfing for video clips for you with this highlights round-up from around the world. Check out the links below. They all take you to external sites. See one of...

58% more now use site

motorcyclenews.com’s latest figures show a 58% increase in unique users in the last year – and you’re viewing 45% more pages than you did a year ago. We’d like to thank you very much for your continued and growing support. The October 05 figures show page impressions for the month totalled 5,518,844. Unique users rose from 140,952 in October 04 to 222,548 in October 05.

Mad three-wheel concept

Mad three-wheel concept

Scandinavian firm Brudeli has launched an intriguing three-wheeled off-roader that they claim combines the benefits of a quad with the agility of a bike. The 625L is based on a KTM supermoto with the...

The return of Mondial

The return of Mondial

Mondial’s latest revival comes in the form of the Mogiba – but you can’t actually buy one just yet. Powered by a 780cc Rotax engine it’s been shown to tempt customers to buy...

ZX-10R first test diary

ZX-10R first test diary

MCN Editor Marc Potter is back from Japan and you can read his report of his world exclusive first ride of the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R in MCN out on November 23. We've added a video clip of him summing...

Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

Video: HP2 up Ben Nevis

BMW says its new HP2 off-roader is the ultimate off-road-road bike so we set it the ultimate challenge to test that claim - we rode it up Ben Nevis. Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and...

Inside Kawasaki factory

Inside Kawasaki factory

MCN Editor Marc Potter was allowed unique access to the Kawasaki factory during his recent visit to Japan to test the new ZX-10R (see link, below, right, for more on the test itself). Cameras are not...

Italjet back with 650s

Italjet back with 650s

Italjet is back with two new Hyosung 650-powered bikes – the Grifon and the Bazooka. The 79bhp twins should be available from Spring 06 with a price tag of under £5000. The Grifon uses a...

0% off-road Kawasakis

0% off-road Kawasakis

You can grab a new Kawasaki KX two-stroke or four-stroke KLX110 with one year's 0 per cent finance, until February 18, 2006. The offer is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or...

In MCN - out Nov 16

In MCN - out Nov 16

Get in-depth on the latest bike launches at the Milan bike show, including the BMW's, Aprilia's, Bimotas, and KTMs, and get closer to the MotoGP tests already underway for 2006. It's all in the latest...

BMF sets 2006 dates

BMF sets 2006 dates

The BMF has set its dates for the national events it will run in 2006 – starting with the BMF Show at Peterborough on May 20-21. Day tickets are £15 (£13 for members) or £13 in...

Milan Show babes

Milan Show babes

Here's a selection of some of the Milan Show babes we didn't have room for anywhere else. There's a couple of short video clips to bring them to life for you too. Don't for one minute think they are...

Tourers at bargain prices

Tourers at bargain prices

After doing 750 miles in a day on my naked FZ6 on Tuesday, I thought I’d give you a selection of bikes slightly more suited to high mileage in this week’s bargain choice from our Bikes for...

What's on: November 16 on

Our What’s On listings 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 North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: November 16 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location.

F4 Senna 1000 for 06

F4 Senna 1000 for 06

MV Agusta has officially unveiled the new 1000cc version of its F4 Senna at the Milan Bike Show. It's the fastest bike yet to carry Ayrton Senna's name - after it was previously used on the Ducati...

Find Ducati dealers - fast

Find Ducati dealers - fast

We've added Ducati to our searchable list of dealers, so you can find your local bike shop quickly and easily. You can choose to search for dealers for a specific brand in our Dealer Locator section,...