October

Your messages on cam

Your messages on cam

You can get a personal greeting sent to you and your friends from the members of the MCN Babe squad. Our live web cam is running every day at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the NEC...

Vote for bike of the show

Vote for bike of the show

There are so many cracking bikes at the NEC show, from the latest 2006 models some amazing customs, but we want to know what is your favourite. We’ve selected a shortlist of the best ten bikes...

Babes at the NEC

Babes at the NEC

Find out a little mroe about the MCN babes appearing at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show with our quick interviews: Adele: Adele has appeared on the MCN stand at the NEC Motorbike show...

NEC opens to public

NEC opens to public

The 2005 International Motorcycle and Scooter show has opened to the public with a special 'preview' day on Friday, October 28, 2005. Many have made the journey to the NEC in Birmingham to take...

Vote for best MCN babe

Vote for best MCN babe

You can reward your favourite MCN babe working at the International Motorcycle Show, and give money to charity at the same time. All of the gorgeous young ladies are working hard, handing out goodie...

Enfield café racers

Enfield café racers

Enfield has launched two new bikes at the NEC show including a limited edition MCN 50th anniverdary bike. The new Enfield is an updated version of the Sportsman Café Racer using the new...

Two new bikes from CCM

Two new bikes from CCM

CCM has launched two new bikes at the NEC show; a new version of its Supermoto and a pre-production version of the FT35 flat tracker. The R35 takes the look of the 644cc R30 and chucks in a smaller...

MCN Awards shown live

MCN Awards shown live

The 50th Anniversary MCN Awards were broadcast live on Thursday evening - October 27. Interviews with the winners as they were announce were shown in a live webcast. Users could Click here to view...

Free first aid course

Free first aid course

Free courses in motorcycle-focused first aid are being made available free to riders in King’s Lynn on November 12. The course is being funded by insurer Bikesure after they heard about the...

Corpse on pillion ride

Halloween must be coming soon – Mexican police say a motorcyclist crashed in Tijuana on Sunday (Oct 23) with a helmet-wearing corpse strapped to his back. The rider lost control on a bend, then legged it – leaving his dead chum at the scene. Police have now started a murder inquiry and say the corpse had been dead for at least six hours before the accident.

Schools to 'think bike'

Schools to 'think bike'

A new strategy aimed at giving new drivers a better understanding of the risk they pose to motorcyclists is being launched at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday (Oct 27). It is The Motor Cycle...

Writer of the Year

Writer of the Year

MCN’s Gary Pinchin has been named Emap Consumer Media Specialist Writer of the Year. Colleague Michael Neeves was highly commended in the same category at an awards ceremony at London’s...

Rossi: Man of the Year 2005

Rossi: Man of the Year 2005

The MCN Man of the Year 2005 has been awarded to seven times world champion Valentino Rossi. This is one of the accolades most riders would love to win, as it’s voted for by readers of MCN. ...

'AirVest' conmen jailed

Two Americans have been jailed after persuading more than 200 people to invest in developing an 'AirVest' which would inflate when a rider was thrown from a motorcycle. Although there are legitmate products and inventions in this area, John and Toni Duhamell falsely told potential investors that Harley-Davidson had invested in the firm, and then used five million dollars of investments to fund an...

GSX-R: Bike of the Year 2005

GSX-R: Bike of the Year 2005

Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 has been voted the overall MCN Machine of the year, beating off some stiff competition to take the coveted title at the MCN Awards. The Award is give from a shortlist of the...

New MCI president

New MCI president

The new MCI president, David Jamieson, was introduced to crowds at the NEC by the current incumbent, Stephen Norris. Former Conservative Transport Minister Norris has served as president of the...

Save on an HPi check

Make sure you don't buy a wrong 'un by investing in an MCN HPI Bike Check online now. Simply click here or on the MCN Shop button on the main navigation and go to MCN Promotions. The new online bike check facility has been designed specifically for bike buyers and will verify whether a motorcycle has been stolen, written-off by an insurance company or is subject to outstanding finance. Backed...

Bid on bargain MCN bikes

Bid on bargain MCN bikes

Here’s your chance to land two of the three bikes featured in MCN’s ‘No sleep till Wiesbaden’ test you’ll have read in the October 19 issue of the paper – and which...

Sheene: MCN Legend

Sheene: MCN Legend

Barry Sheene has been named the MCN Legend of the last 50 years. Over the past few weeks MCN’s readers have voted in their thousands for the person they think is the true legend of the last 50...

What?s on: October 26 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 Ireland North Scotland South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: October 26 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by...

Bid to go to MCN Awards

Bid to go to MCN Awards

Bid now for two exclusive tickets to Thursday night’s MCN Awards and you could spend the evening in the company of the motorcycle industry’s top brass and a host of stars. The prestigious...

NEC: New bikes galore

NEC: New bikes galore

It’s press day at the NEC Show with the promise of world debuts of two new models from Ducati, the official unveiling of the new BMW R1200GS Adventure two new CCM’s and a Royal Enfield. ...

The 2005 MCN Awards

The 2005 MCN Awards

The winners of the MCN Awards 2005 have been announced. If you didn't watch the event live online you'll find the full results here. The Awards – the motorcycle industry equivalent of the...

Bike jump for NEC tickets

Bike jump for NEC tickets

You could win one of 10 pairs of tickets for the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show at the Birmingham NEC, just by playing an online bike jump game. The DVLA has created the game to publicise...

In MCN - out on Oct 26

In MCN - out on Oct 26

This week's MCN - out on Wednesday October 26 - comes with the revelation that speed cameras have never been tested on bikes. The home office has admitted that every speed trap could be inaccurate. ...

Cheap thrills

Cheap thrills

£1250. Not much money these days. I know people who’ve spent more on a watch. But that’s what my shiny little BROS cost me. BROSs are a Japanese market only bike, so all of the...

Honda shows 06 range

Honda shows 06 range

The Honda stand at the NEC Bike Show holds the 2006 FireBlade, the new CB1000F, and the revised VFR800 VTEC, but the star of the show for many people was ASIMO, the Honda robot. You can see why the...

Triumph 675 UK launch

Triumph 675 UK launch

Triumph has shown it’s 675 Daytona for the first time in the UK at the NEC show in Birmingham. The bike was unveiled by Steve Parish and Triumph dealer and former TT racer Phil McCallen, who...

Bimota preview Delirio

Bimota preview Delirio

Bimota is set to launch a brand new bike at the Milan show but it is being very tight lipped about exactly what it is. The Italian firm has put up a preview on it’s website of the Delirio with...

Yamaha unveils V-Max

Yamaha unveils V-Max

Yamaha has unveiled a preview version of how the new V-Max will look at the Tokyo Motor show. The firm says the bike displayed on the stand is just an impression of how the new V-Max will look but...

Bid for Sheene rep GSX-R

Bid for Sheene rep GSX-R

MCN’s exclusive limited-edition Barry Sheene replica GSX-R750 is now available in MCN Auctions. Bidding started at just £100 for this rare and stunning machine. Place your bid here ...

Adventure NEC launch

Adventure NEC launch

BMW has lunched the new R1200GS at the NEC bike show, releasing all the info about the bike, including the fact it’s got a 33 litre tank. The new bike replaces the R1150GS adventure, which has...

2006 R1200GS revealed

2006 R1200GS revealed

This is the BMW which made its world debut at the NEC Bike Show’s press day in Birmingham, on Thursday (Oct 27) – the 2006 R1200GS Adventure. motorcyclenews.com is running the office from...

Suzuki unveil '06 bikes

Suzuki unveil '06 bikes

Suzuki has unveiled the 2006 range at the International Motorcycle and Scooter show, with the Suzuki GSR600 taking centre stage. The unfaired middleweight is the only new machine, but also shown are...

Two new Ducatis at NEC

Two new Ducatis at NEC

Ducati has launched two new bikes at the at the NEC in Birmingham, revealing a new 999 and ST3. The firm will be making a special edition 999R replica of the Xerox Ducati WSB bike which comes with a...

IN MCN - out Oct 19

IN MCN - out Oct 19

In the latest exclusive-packed issue of MCN, you'll read how Road Safety Minister Dr Stephen Ladyman felt after his first ride-out in 12 years, and how he is going to make life safer for...