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Bike News (September 2005)

  • BMW show new F800S

    30 September 2005

    BMW show new F800S

    BMW has released the first pictures of the new F800S twin-cylinder ahead of the official launch at the Milan Motorcycle Show in November. The bike is powered by the first twin-cylinder in-line engine...

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  • Paris Show babe videos

    30 September 2005

    Paris Show babe videos

    Catch up with some of the babes who graced the opening of the Paris Bike Show on Friday, Sep 30. We've got pictures and video for you to enjoy. All the clips below should be relatively quick to...

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  • Your bike at MCN Awards

    23 September 2005

    Your bike at MCN Awards

    How would you like to see your bike on stage at the presitigious 2005 MCN Awards at the National motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on October 27, 2005. Your bike could be one of a line-up celebrating...

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  • Cannonball video action

    23 September 2005

    Cannonball video action

    Remember our as-they-happened updates of MCN road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child’s adventures in the Cannonball Bike Run? Now you can see some of them for yourself in this just-arrived video clip from the...

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  • RiDE's X11 up for auction

    23 September 2005

    RiDE's X11 up for auction

    RiDE magazine's long term test Honda X11 is under the hammer on MCN Auctions with bidding closing by 2.41pm on Saturday (September 24). There's been a flurry of interest - with 17 bids placed up...

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  • Website hits new highs

    23 September 2005

    Website hits new highs

    You're part of a growing success story when you visit motorcyclenews.com. More of you than ever before are spending more of your time than ever before making use of this site. We want to thank you...

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  • No stats to back Gatsos

    23 September 2005

    No stats to back Gatsos

    Despite 13 years of speed cameras on UK roads, the Government has admitted that it still has no idea how many accidents are caused by speeding. Anti-camera campaign group SafeSpeed petitioned the DfT...

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  • Stars sign third Harley

    23 September 2005

    Stars sign third Harley

    Jay Leno is out to raise more charity cash with a signed bike – this time for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest to sign, joining Ellen DeGeneres, Denzel...

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  • BMW hits Battersea

    23 September 2005

    BMW hits Battersea

    BMW has seen sales soar this year and to keep up they have launched a new central London store to cater specifically for approved used bikes. The new store has opened in Battersea and is tied to the...

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  • In MCN - out on Sep 28

    23 September 2005

    In MCN - out on Sep 28

    In this week’s exclusive-packed MCN (out on Wednesday, September 28), discover: Suzuki’s 6-cylinder 1100cc Katana Yamaha’s totally naked FZ1 Honda’s budget CBF1000S How...

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  • New MCN is out now

    23 September 2005

    New MCN is out now

    Don’t forget to pick up your copy of MCN the next time you hit the shops. Wednesday’s issue (Sep 28, '05) explains how microchip technology means cops can track your every ride –...

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  • EU protest ride: Oct 1

    23 September 2005

    EU protest ride: Oct 1

    MAG and the BMF have added their support to the MCN protest ride to the European Parliament to help protect the future of biking. We’re organising a rideout to Brussels (from Calais and back on...

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  • What?s On: Sep 28 on

    23 September 2005

    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 Wolrdwide: September 28 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location.

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  • Brooklands Relived

    16 September 2005

    Brooklands Relived

    The 2005 Brooklands Relived event took place on September 18, 2005, with over 130 vintage race bikes. Held every two years, the entry list had to be closed early with everything from 250cc machinery...

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  • Save cash on alarm deal

    16 September 2005

    Save cash on alarm deal

    In an exclusive deal with MCN, you could save £50 off the cost of a Thatcham-approved alarm, and in the event of a theft, you'll get your money back and free 14-day bike hire. You can get the...

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  • Riders join BSB stars

    16 September 2005

    Riders join BSB stars

    BSB Honda riders Michael Rutter and Karl Harris led a 700-strong rideout to Honda sponsors HM Plant’s HQ on Saturday (Sep 17). The rideout started at the headquarters of Durham police, one of...

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  • Show us your metal!

    16 September 2005

    Show us your metal!

    The best Sports, Street Bike and Custom bikes ridden into our 50th Birthday Butlins Bash on October 7-10 will be honoured in a new competition. It is free to enter for anyone attending our MCN Live...

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  • New MCN - out Sep 21

    16 September 2005

    New MCN - out Sep 21

    This week's issue of MCN - out Sep 21, 2005, - reveals: 1000s of speeding fines could be wiped out Kawasaki's 195bhp sports bike - first official pictures Why biking keeps you younger -...

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  • Help find stolen bike

    16 September 2005

    Help find stolen bike

    Can you help the owner recover this Ducati 900SS, which was stolen from Lewes in East Sussex on Tuesday, September 13, 2005? It's a Ducati 900SS Final Edition No 289, with the registration R900SFE.

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  • Scottish run hits trouble

    16 September 2005

    Scottish run hits trouble

    Used Bikes Editor Angus Farquhar and five MCN colleagues are making their way from Peterborough to Fort William and back on Monday and Tuesday (Sep 19-20). Check out the pics, video and phoned-in...

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  • Classic Bike track day

    16 September 2005

    Classic Bike track day

    There's just a few spots left on the Classic Bike Burn Up '05. It's a special, classics-only track day on Tuesday, September 27, 2005. It takes place at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. Four groups will...

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  • Spot us on test

    16 September 2005

    Spot us on test

    Motorcyclenews.com used bikes editor Angus Farquhar is heading off for two days to see if there really is still a need for hypersports bikes like Suzuki’s Hayabusa. When the Hayabusa, Kawasaki...

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  • What's on: Sep 21 on

    16 September 2005

    North: September 21 on Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here are for events in the North in the week commencing September 21, 2005. Click here to go back to the main index ROAD RACING SATURDAY September 24 British 50cc Racing Finals, Elvington Park, nr York, Yorkshire. www.british50ccracing.com or 07974-221204. ROAD RACING SUNDAY September 25 Andreas...

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  • Tail End crowd on the up

    16 September 2005

    Tail End crowd on the up

    The weekend’s BMF Tail End Rally at Peterborough, Cambs. attracted 30,590 riders – up more than 2000 on the 2004 attendance. Attractions included Vintage Speedway and the infamous Moped...

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  • BMF Tail End Show

    09 September 2005

    BMF Tail End Show

    The BMF Tail End show takes place at the East of England Showground in Peterborough on September 17-18, 2005, with entertainment, attractions, and the chance to grab bargain end-of-season kit. Over...

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  • What?s On: Sept 14 on

    09 September 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 North Scotland South East England South West England WalesWorldwide: September 14 on Our What’s On listing of events...

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  • Bad Manners at Butlins

    09 September 2005

    Bad Manners at Butlins

    We’re delighted to announce that ska legends Bad Manners are back at Butlins this October for MCN’s 50th birthday bash. They’ve just been added to the Sunday night (October 9)...

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  • Minimoto misery?

    09 September 2005

    Minimoto misery?

    Has your life been made a misery by the illegal use of minimotos? If so, MCN would like to hear from you. Whether it's the noise, the danger they pose to pedestrians, or the fact that they are giving...

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  • Bid on charity ride

    09 September 2005

    Bid on charity ride

    You can support a charity ride from England to Moscow for Children In Need by bidding on the kit used by riders Graham Hoskin and Andrew Summers. The pair of keen bikers are riding for the charity...

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  • 2500 ride diesel protest

    09 September 2005

    2500 ride diesel protest

    The Kill Spills protest ride tripled in size this year with an estimated 2500 bikes turning out on Saturday to bring the message to the Prime Minister that diesel is a danger to bikes. The ride was...

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  • Toseland to play our 50th

    09 September 2005

    Toseland to play our 50th

    We’ve just had confirmation that World Superbike champion James Toseland will be attending our 50th birthday bash at Butlins Skegness to play on stage with his band Crash. Toseland will be...

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  • Goodwood deal with MCN

    09 September 2005

    Goodwood deal with MCN

    Get £2 off your refreshments bill at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. All you have to do is hand in the barcode from this week's issue of MCN (out on September 14) at any of the refreshment...

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  • Book for Bike Week 2006

    09 September 2005

    Book for Bike Week 2006

    Kick off your 2006 biking season in style by joining over 500,000 people in Daytona Beach, Florida, for two weeks of bike racing and special events. Daytona Bike Week actually lasts for ten days,...

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  • In MCN - out on Sep 14

    09 September 2005

    In MCN - out on Sep 14

    In this week's MCN - out on Wednesday, September 14, 2005: World's first test: Yamaha R1-SP First pictures: Honda CBF1000, Suzuki's Bandit 12, GSX-R750 Revealed: 06 GSX-R600 In your face: Bike...

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  • MCN Awards 2005

    09 September 2005

    MCN Awards 2005

    You'll shortly be able to start voting for the Man of the Year and MCN Legend of the Year at the MCN Awards 2005. This is the tenth year of the awards, and the 50th year of MCN, so it's going to be a...

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  • 2000-mile ride on 125s

    09 September 2005

    2000-mile ride on 125s

    We travelled up the A9 and covered another 2-3 miles before I noticed a headlight behind us with its full beam on. I asked Lily on the back what it was as it was getting closer and closer to us. Lily...

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