2006

Site outage 4am Jan 11

If you're up all night... you may have to do without motorcyclenews.com for half an hour. There will be a brief site outage from 4am until 4.30am in the early hours of Wednesday, January 11. The good news is that we'll be back with wider bandwidth after the break - which means the site will run smoother and faster more of the time.

Tree nutter targets bikes

There’s a nutter on the loose in the forests around Nottingham – and he ain’t wearing Lincoln green… Police say someone has tied wires between trees in what looks like a deliberate effort to cause serious harm to off-road riders. If his target was illegal off-roaders he’s been wide of the mark, according to a report from the BBC, click here The wires knocked off...

Sheene rep GSX-R750

Sheene rep GSX-R750

The standard GSX-R750 is a cracking bike in its own right, but add a Barry Sheene replica paint job and a limited edition run for the same money and you’ve got the deal of the year. We’re...

6.7 litre v-twin custom

6.7 litre v-twin custom

As if the current crop of near two litre v-twin cruisers doesn’t offer enough power, German Firm Leonhardt has released details of a proposed 6.7 litre beast. The Gunbus was conceived when...

MZ?s minimalist SFx

MZ?s minimalist SFx

MZ has released details of an impressive new bike that takes the 1000SF as a base and layers on the style. The SFx is officially just a design study but it will almost certainly reach production by...

Free services on Suzukis

Free services on Suzukis

Suzuki is now offering two-years free servicing on 13 models in the current range. The deal covers the first three scheduled services, including parts, fluids and labour, and includes the GS500 and...

Bike sales up for 05

Bike sales up for 05

Motorcycle sales in 2005 have received a much-needed boost, halting a four-year downward trend. While scooter and car sales are still suffering, the total number of new bikes sold in the UK, not...

Calling Gilera owners

Calling Gilera owners

British Gilera owners have a new club they can join from today (Jan 1, 2006). Membership costs £28. “I Gotta Gilera Owners Club of Britain will cater for ALL Gilera motorcycles and their...

Watch bike charity film

Watch bike charity film

Find out why MCN supports the Riders for Health charity with a new short film narrated by Ewan McGregor. The organisation began 15 years ago, and the film featrues an interview with co-founder Randy...

New MCN ? out Jan 4

New MCN ? out Jan 4

Don’t miss this week’s MCN – Back to its normal Wednesday and full of the latest news, including all Triumph's new 2007 bikes. In it you’ll find: 2007 Triumphs: We reveal spy...

Wild West bike tours

Wild West bike tours

Fancy a biking tour through a part of America that wouldn't normally spring to mind? Colorado features some of the most exciting roads in America, with 60 mountain passes, including some up to 12,095...

'Wacky' Suzuki RM250 ad

'Wacky' Suzuki RM250 ad

Normally if a firm describes an advert or movie as funny or wacky, it's a sure sign to stay away. But Suzuki has managed to come up trumps with this clip, dedicated to the RM250 motocross machine,...

First aid at sale prices

There’s a sale now on that could save much more than money. Lancashire Ambulance Service offers a specialised First Bike On Scene first aid course. It offers riders life saving techniques to apply when they are first on the scene of an accident. For bookings made from now until March 31 buy one place and get one free. The service’s Phil Wood, said: “The course price is...

MCN Babe in Celebrity Big Brother

MCN Babe in Celebrity Big Brother

Former MCN Babe Squad member Chantelle Houghton is among the house mates in this year's Celebrity Big Brother. Chantelle was a member of the MCN Babe Squad in 2003 so you'll have seen her at that...

What's On: Jan 4 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 Scotland North South East England South West England Wales Worldwide: Our What’s On listing of events is now listed by location. Those listed here...

Daytona Bike Week deal

Daytona Bike Week deal

You could be among 500,000 riders from around the world in sun-soaked Florida this March with our great Daytona Bike Week holiday deal. Bike Week is actually closer to two weeks of non-stop bike...

Bargain 2005 Triumphs

Bargain 2005 Triumphs

In this week’s MCN we reveal five new 2007 Triumphs including a superbike based on the speed triple and a naked version of the 675, so we thought we’d see what bargains can be had right...

Ladies tempted by bikes

Ladies tempted by bikes

Bikes aren't just for blokes, as revealed in a recent survey by insurance firm Bennetts. Not only would two-thirds of female car drivers consider bikes to avoid rush hour traffic, but only 1.5 per...

177,521 registered users

The number of motorcyclists who are now registered users of motorcyclenews.com reached 177,521 on New Year’s Day. Thank you for your continued support, we hope you continue to enjoy the site througout 2006.

Site use up 50% 04-05

Site use up 50% 04-05

A massive 50% more pages were viewed on motorcyclenews.com in 2005 compared with 2004 – by close to a million more unique users. You viewed a total of 57,653,796 pages on the site in the last...

K1200S: Fit a full system

K1200S: Fit a full system

I hate changing exhausts. No, actually I loathe it. I used to have an old Yamaha XJ550 with a neta system on it and everytime I needed to get the rear wheel out I’d have to drop the whole system...

MV sold for just 69p

MV sold for just 69p

Proton has sold its 57.75% share of MV Agusta for just 69p (one Euro) after investing £48m in buying it in 2004. The deal has caused a row in Malaysia where the former Prime Minister Mahathir...

Viper's second model

Viper's second model

Cruiser maker Viper is to add a second model to its line up with a launch at the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, US, on February 4. The Diablo Power Cruiser (Diablo PC) will be shown alongside the...

Video: Tuono R tested

Video: Tuono R tested

MCN has just taken the new Aprilia Tuono R on it’s first group test on UK roads and you can see the video here. We put the Tuono up against the Triumph Speed Triple, KTM SuperDuke and BMW...

VW reveals GX3 trike

VW reveals GX3 trike

VW has revealed a bike-car hybrid inspired by MotoGP and F1 design. Powered by a 125bhp 1600cc four-cylinder engine, the GX3 is expected to cost less than £10,000, has room for two and does...