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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Is your bike special?

    01 October 2006

    Is your bike special?

    Want to show off your pride and joy while staying onsite at MCN Live Butlins Skegness? Then we're putting on a competition for you. We are running 3 categories in which you can enter your bike, they...

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  • Harleys get respect

    01 October 2006

    Harleys get respect

    Harley's latest ad shows the American bikes in a slightly different light to their usual image in the UK. The ad plays on the bikes traditional bad-boy image in the US showing how intimidating a...

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  • New MCN: September 27

    23 September 2006

    New MCN: September 27

    This week's edition of MCN includes a free four-page guide to the British Superbike season showdown at Brands Hatch, plus Suzuki finally unveils the Hayabusa-powered B-King, five years after it was...

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  • Watch out on Friday

    23 September 2006

    Watch out on Friday

    Watch out if you go for a ride on Friday, September 29, as it's the most dangerous day of the year for motorcyclists, according to bike insurance firm Bennetts. The firm has revealed there is a 130...

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  • Riders 10th celebration

    23 September 2006

    Riders 10th celebration

    Monday evening saw the official celebration of motorcycle charity Riders for Health’s 10th anniversary with a whole host of stars in attendance. The Princess Royal, the charities patron, hosted...

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  • Speed camera D-Day

    23 September 2006

    Speed camera D-Day

    Speed cameras are on trail at the highest court in Europe in a monumental case that could see them banished from our roads forever. The UK Government is being hauled into the European Court of Human...

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  • Band list for Butlins '06

    23 September 2006

    Band list for Butlins '06

    As the MCN Live! Butlins Autumn Spectacular draws closer, we'll keep you up to date with the latest announcements regarding which bands you'll get to see. Click here to book online So far the list...

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  • Video: Supersport CBR

    23 September 2006

    Video: Supersport CBR

    Cal Crutchlow took the British Supersport title with two races in hand so we took him out at Mallory Park to see just how much difference there is between his race bike and a standard Honda CBR600RR. ...

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  • Hammond update:

    23 September 2006

    MCN columnist Richard Hammond is making very good progress following a high-speed crash while testing a jet-powered car. He is now on a general ward, and if continues to do well he will eventually be transferred to a hospital closer to his home near Cheltenham. Meanwhile he has received hundreds of cards and flowers, and an appeal to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which flew him to...

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  • Boorman book offer

    23 September 2006

    Boorman book offer

    If you've seen the serialisation of Charley Boorman's Race to Dakar book in MCN, then you'll be pleased to know you can now get a package including the book, T-shirt, DVD and sticker for just...

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  • Video: 800cc GP Honda

    23 September 2006

    Video: 800cc GP Honda

    Want to see Dani Pedrosa in action on the new Honda 800cc MotoGP bike? A lucky spectator at the test has uploaded some great footage of Pedrosa onto the internet, and you can see it below:

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  • Win a Butlins trip for four

    23 September 2006

    Win a Butlins trip for four

    We’re offering you the chance to win a Silver Self-catering apartment at MCN Live at Butlins worth £380. The three day event October 13th-16th 2006 at Butlins, Skegness promises to be one...

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  • Speed risk stats cut

    23 September 2006

    Speed risk stats cut

    The Department of Transport (DfT) has revealed that just four per cent of injury crashes involved someone exceeding a speed limit in 2005. The annual report by the DfT has revealed that 'Failed to...

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  • We stop speed controls

    16 September 2006

    We stop speed controls

    The Government has promised to scrap speed-control for motorcycles, thanks to five years of campaigning by MCN, backed by the signatures of 6000 of you on our online petition. The petition against...

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  • 93,000 mile charity ride

    16 September 2006

    93,000 mile charity ride

    Patrick Watson and Helen Antcliff went further than most on their five year and 93,000 mile motorcycle ride, which raised money for the Voluntary Service Overseas and Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The pair...

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  • Got your knee down?

    16 September 2006

    Got your knee down?

    MCN’s guide to getting your knee down has been so popular we want to know if the video has helped you. Let us know if you managed to get your knee down for the first time, by clicking on the...

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  • Celebrate Riders' Week

    16 September 2006

    Celebrate Riders' Week

    Biking charity Riders for Health is celebrating it’s 10 birthday next week by asking motorcyclists to take part in ‘Rider’s Week’ to raise much needed funds. To be held from...

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  • New bike for Bikesafe

    16 September 2006

    New bike for Bikesafe

    The Grampian Police Road Safety Unit has received a new Honda Deauville from partners Ecosse Motorcycles, to help promote the road safety and Bikesafe messages. "As both a biker and in my...

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  • Your video: Whit stoppie

    16 September 2006

    Your video: Whit stoppie

    MCN reader Rob Leckey took this fantastic clip of Jamie Whitham doing a great stoppie at the Scarborough Gold cup last weekend. Leckey watched the whole event and was getting some footage of all the...

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  • Cops building biker files?

    16 September 2006

    MCN has heard reports of police filming innocent riders and their bikes to gather “criminal intelligence” to help them identify riders snapped by front facing speed cameras. Has this happened to you? If so, email the details to steve.farrell@emap.com including a daytime phone number.

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  • A lesson in knee down

    16 September 2006

    A lesson in knee down

    One of the most common questions asked by new riders is how do I get my knee down - so we’ve made a video to show you how. Road-tester Michael Neeves spent the morning with MCN reader Anthony...

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  • TfL fines Killspills riders

    16 September 2006

    Participants in the KillSpills rally to highlight the dangers of diesel spillages have received Penalty Charge Notices for straying into a bus lane on Park Lane in London. The demo ride, which took place on September 9, 2006, saw 5250 riders escorted by police from the Ace Cafe to the Houses of Parliament. Now Transport for London has issued fixed penalty notices to anyone entering the bus...

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  • New MCN: Out Sept 20

    16 September 2006

    New MCN: Out Sept 20

    In MCN this week, we celebrate your help in combatting the plans for speed control technology for motorcycles, and repay you with 18 new bikes revealed for 2007, including the Kawasaki ZX-6R, and even...

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  • Watch 800 MotoGP test

    09 September 2006

    Watch 800 MotoGP test

    MCN Mobile users can see the official footage of the first public outing of the major 800cc MotoGP contenders from today. Video of Loris Capirossi and Valentino Rossi testing the new 800cc versions...

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  • Bike views for your PC

    09 September 2006

    Bike views for your PC

    If you've contributed your favourite bike location to the DVLA, you can not only win one of five pairs of tickets to the NEC bike show, but also download a test version of software which will showcase...

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  • Find jobs with MCN

    09 September 2006

    Want to work in motorcycling? Whether it's working for a dealer, becoming a mechanic, or working as a motorcycle trainer or courier, we've got all the jobs currently available. To take a look at what's around, and further your career in motorcycling. The information is constantly being updated, and could see you land your dream job. And don't forget that while you're here on the site you...

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  • NEC goes Mad Max

    09 September 2006

    NEC goes Mad Max

    The organisers of the International Motorcycle show at the NEC have gone all out this year to bring you a pretty spectacular stunt show. By the looks of the plans this won’t be any bog standard...

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  • Watch final BSB in style

    09 September 2006

    Watch final BSB in style

    How do you fancy seeing the last round of the British Superbike championship at Brands Hatch in style? Why not try our exclusive Hilton Holtels deal. For just £159 you’ll get to eat...

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  • Store scoops spills award

    09 September 2006

    Store scoops spills award

    Sainsbury’s have been awarded the ‘achievement in reducing diesel spills’ from KillSpills and BMF. Sainsbury’s won the award amongst competition from other supermarkets,...

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  • 210K+ registered users

    02 September 2006

    210K+ registered users

    You're part of the biggest biking community around, with 210,346 users registered with this site on September 1, 2006. And every new person helps to make a better site for everyone. It means more...

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  • 06 MCN Award deadline

    02 September 2006

    06 MCN Award deadline

    The closing date for entries for the 2006 MCN Awards, which honour the very best in biking every year, is coming soon, with the official deadline of Friday, September 8, 2006. The MCN Awards...

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  • Exclusive babe vid clip

    02 September 2006

    Exclusive babe vid clip

    We've got an exclusive preview of the last in the series of videos by insurance firm Bennetts, promoting a new and improved website with the charms of the Bennetts Babes. The clip follows on from the...

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  • New bike speed record

    02 September 2006

    New bike speed record

    The Ack Attack streamliner has set a new motorcycle land speed record at the Utah Bonneville Salt Flats with a speed of 342.797mph. The run took place during the AMA/FIM International Motorcycle...

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  • £1500 to beat a GSX-R!

    02 September 2006

    £1500 to beat a GSX-R!

    The challenge was simple, can a £1500 superbike lap Cadwell less than five seconds away from a GSX-R1000 K6? We’ve got the video to show they can. Click the screen below to follow the...

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  • Book now for Skeggy!

    02 September 2006

    Book now for Skeggy!

    Now you can book online for your place at the MCN Live! Butlins Autumn Spectacular on October 13-16. >> CLICK HERE TO BOOK << Phone lines are also open for the October event. Call 0870...

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  • Goldwing airbag video

    02 September 2006

    Goldwing airbag video

    The first public tests of Honda’s new airbag system for the Goldwing have proved conclusively that it will save lives - and you can see the video. The tests were commissioned by the General...

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