2006

McQueen classics sold

McQueen classics sold

Three bikes once owned by Steve McQueen went under the hammer on Saturday raising more than £165,000. The most expensive from his haul was his 1934 Indian Sport Scout, a 750cc V-twin that was...

ZZR1400 tops 200mph

ZZR1400 tops 200mph

American drag bike racer Chad Millholland has broken the 200mph barrier on a near standard Kawasaki ZZR1400. The bike had less than £1000 of modifications limited to an exhaust, fuel-injection...

Orange County expand

Orange County expand

Famous US chopper builder, Orange County, has announced it is to build a $13.4m headquarters in Newburgh, New York. Owned by the highly respected Paul Teutul Sr and sons Paul Jr and Mikey made most...

Bike registrations rise

Bike registrations rise

New bike sales figures released yesterday shows motorcycle registrations in October 2006 have increased by nine per cent compared to the same month last year. A total of 9,889 bikes were registered...

Work for Honda

Work for Honda

Would you like to work for one of the most popular vehicle manufacturers? Honda UK are looking for Technical Support Engineers to work with their motorcycle division in the London and South East,...

Happy 100th Mr Honda

Happy 100th Mr Honda

Honda is celebrating a ‘Happy 100th birthday’ to Soichiro Honda – the company’s founder. Born on November 17th 1906, the son of a blacksmith and a weaver, Soichiro was...

Sports personality vote

Sports personality vote

Voting has started for the 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year and now is your chance to put your favourite biker in with a shout. A new system will see 10 contenders short listed for the event...

Birt's rainy experience

Birt's rainy experience

MCN's MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt is in Malaysia at a winter testing session as the MotoGP regulars including newly-crowned champion Nicky Hayden get to grips with the new 800cc race bikes. Matt...

Show us your specials

Show us your specials

If you or your mates have a bike that stands out from the crowd, we want to see it and share it on the largest motorcycling site in the UK. Whether it's based on a sports bike, classic or custom, we...

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How do you fancy getting the latest bike news delivered to your computer instantly? Sign up to the new motorcyclenews.com RSS feed and that’s exactly what you’ll get. RSS is a really...

Bike cop chaos

Here's amazing footage of one police motorcyclist’s lucky escape after being rammed from his bike by a joyrider. The video taken from a police vehicle’s camera clearly shows the desperate driver willing to risk the life of the policeman and the lives of those in the learner car up ahead to escape. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Bike reviews: Click here. Product reviews: Click...

New MCN: November 15

New MCN: November 15

See the first of the launches from Milan as the motorcycle world heads to Italy. MCN showcases the new 2007 Aprilia range, which includes the Naked Shiver, Pegaso and the Tuono. Also in this...

Adult anti-speeding film

The Danish Road Safety Council has designed a new campaign to beat speeding motorists. The aim is to draw road users to speed signs and speed limits in Denmark. Around seven out of 10 motorists still speed, despite a decrease in violations. To highlight their campaign, the Danish Road Safety Council has made a short movie. WARNING: THIS MOVIE CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT Click here to watch. What...

How are your brakes?

How are your brakes?

AN online survey of motorcycle users has been launched by the Department for Transport to try and find out how we are all affected by mirrors, brakes and tyres. The government-appointed motorcycle...

Clubhouse fight

Clubhouse fight

HELLS ANGELS in Arizona are fighting to keep its clubhouse after the Arizona Attorney General’s office decided it wanted to buy the building under state forfeiture laws. Sonny Barger, a...

Q&A with Dakar veteran

Q&A with Dakar veteran

65-year-old Robbie Allan will be the oldest man to ever race in the gruelling Dakar Rally. Allan is riding for Team Honda Europe with veteran Dakar racer, Mick Extance. The 5,000 mile Rally begins on...

Princely sum for Harley

Princely sum for Harley

The Crown Prince of Qatar paid £420,000 for a Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special at a recent charity auction in Qatar – about £408,000 more than list price. A total of $11.25m was...

US Forces train riders

US Forces train riders

United States armed forces are looking at new rider training for serviceman following recently released figures showing there has been more than 100 soldiers killed in the past year on motorcycles. ...

2006 R6 Recall

2006 R6 Recall

Yamaha has issued a recall for all 2006 YZF-R6R’s due to a problem caused by the air filter fitments. According to the Yamaha recall document, “the air filter retaining screws may work...

No to Camera Boss

No to Camera Boss

The boss of the firm that makes laser speed detectors used in vans has been told by a Crown Court judge he cannot be used as an independent expert. For too long Frank Garratt, MD of Tele-Traffic UK,...

MBE for MCI boss

MBE for MCI boss

Geoff Sherley, MCI’s Chief Executive, has been honoured with a MBE for the groundbreaking “Skidz” motor project in High Wycombe. Geoff is a trustee of the project which helps young...

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MCN Mobile is offering you the chance to see one of the classic near misses in GP racing. This is the moment Max Biaggi came within inches of looping his YZR500 when he crossed the line at the 1998...

Charity plea

Charity plea

Bikers are being asked to dig deep to help raise cash for London’s Air Ambulance teams next month. On Friday, December 1 a massive charity event is being held to raise funds for the...

Derbi's 2007 range

Derbi's 2007 range

Derbi has shown a range of new 125cc machines at Milan including production versions of three prototypes it showed earlier this year. The Terra 125, Mulhacen 125 and Mulhacen Feexter 125 were all...

2007 Ducati's at Excel

2007 Ducati's at Excel

You can clap your eyes on the full 2007 Ducati range for the very first time at the Motor Cycle News London Motorcycle show at ExCeL London on February 1–4. The Italian factory has confirmed...

Triumph meets Virgin

Triumph meets Virgin

Triumph has joined forces with the Virgin Group's charitable arm, Virgin Unite, to raise money for charity. To support the "End Fistula" campaign, Triumph has asked Sir Richard Branson to...

Gilera?s Fuoco debut

Gilera?s Fuoco debut

Gilera's sporty new three wheeled Fuoco 500 maxi scooter is to get it’s first public showing later this week as part of the Milan Motorcycle show – just weeks before the wacky bike is due...

Video: Wild new Husky

Video: Wild new Husky

Husqvarna launched an amazing new supermoto at the Milan show and we’ve got video of the new bike. The incredible machine is purpose designed and comes complete with a unique adjustable frame. ...

New Guzzi's launched

New Guzzi's launched

Guzzi has launched its 2007 model range at the Milan show and we've got video of the bikes. The line-up includes a new Griso, a custom bike and an entry level version of the Norge tourer. The new...

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Video: 1098 Milan launch

Ducati officially launched its new 1098 superbike at the Milan show today and we’ve got the first video of the full bike. The new machine will come in both standard and S versions as well as a...

Peraves car meets bike

Peraves car meets bike

Swiss firm Peraves has designed a bike which answers most of the arguments of why you would need a car. The MonoTracer has is a two-seated covered machine, which offers all the thrills of a bike...

New Buells in Milan

New Buells in Milan

Buell has launched its new Lightning Super TT XB1200SST at the Milan Show. Based on the Lightning, the 100bhp, 179kg SST gets the high-rise suspension from the Ulysses trailie and a new narrow seat...

Aprilia unveil '07 cast

Aprilia unveil '07 cast

Aprilia has revealed a whole range of new bikes at the Milan show today (Tuesday). The new models include the Shiver 750, a naked sportsbike powered by a new 95bhp DOHC V-twin. Designed to compete...

Tesi launch at Milan

Tesi launch at Milan

This is the latest incarnation of Bimota’s hub steered Tesi concept, due to be launched in Milan next week. Using the air cooled v-twin from the Ducati Multistrada, but with a chassis...

KTM range on show

KTM range on show

KTM are showing their entire range of 2007 bikes at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan with the sporty street fighters leading the pack. The Super Duke and new Super Duke R are being shown to the biking...

Video: '07 Sport Classics

Video: '07 Sport Classics

We've had the 2007 Ducati Sports Classics out on UK roads already and you can watch our exclusive video here. Click the screen below to watch the stunning bikes in action and hear MCN Road-Tester...