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Bike News (Jan - Dec 2006)

  • Stars delight fans

    01 November 2006

    Stars delight fans

    Some familiar faces have paid a visit to the Yamaha stand at the NEC’s International Motorcycle and Scooter Show. New singing Troy Corser, who will be riding alongside Noriyuki Haga in the 2007...

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  • Registration suggestion

    01 November 2006

    Registration suggestion

    Biking groups have shown their disapproval to the idea of all motorbikes carrying number plates. MPs have suggested this idea to help solve address issues surrounding illegal use of mini and toy...

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  • MAG recruit ex cop

    01 November 2006

    MAG recruit ex cop

    A former Chief Superintendent of North Yorkshire Police has begun his new role with the Motorcycle Action Group. David Short has joined MAG as head of their political campaigns section in the UK. ...

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  • 2007 MCN Diary offer

    01 November 2006

    2007 MCN Diary offer

    MCN are giving our readers the chance to buy an exclusive diary with race dates and hints for 2007. The diary costs £5.99 and comes complete with a high quality leather cover. This ideal...

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  • Arai auction for charity

    01 November 2006

    Arai auction for charity

    Arai goods signed by some of the world's top riders will be auctioned off at the NEC on Sunday. The auction will raise funds for Riders for Health to supply bikes to aid workers in Africa. There are...

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  • MCN needs you

    28 October 2006

    MCN needs you

    MCN is asking for readers to help them with the long running feature ‘Why I Had To Have’. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Bike reviews: Click here. Product reviews: Click here. We...

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  • Edwards meets fans

    28 October 2006

    Edwards meets fans

    MotoGP rider Colin Edwards made a detour on his way home from Valencia to drop in at the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show. The Yamaha rider, who saw team-mate Valentino Rossi narrowly miss...

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  • GP fans gather at show

    28 October 2006

    GP fans gather at show

    Thousands of MotoGP fans gathered in front of a giant screen at the NEC to see Nicky Hayden clinch his first title. Visitors to the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show grouped around the screen...

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  • New MCN: November 1

    28 October 2006

    New MCN: November 1

    In this week's MCN read all about the agony and ecstasy of Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi's chamionship thriller in Valencia. We get the insde information on the joy of the Hayden camp, as Nicky...

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  • Jay Kay's new Vespa

    28 October 2006

    Jay Kay's new Vespa

    Jamiroquai lead singer, Jay Kay, has added a new edition to his vast fleet of vehicles – the new Vespa Vintage GTV 250 scooter. Kay now joins other celebrity Vespa riders, including Gwyneth...

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  • MCN Awards highlights

    28 October 2006

    MCN Awards highlights

    The 2006 MCN awards took place at the National Motorcycle show last week and you can see video highlights of the event. You’ll get all the action from the black-tie event and who and what took...

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  • Your Butlins photos

    28 October 2006

    Your Butlins photos

    motorcyclenews.com has received dozens of photographs of your Butlins experiences earlier this month. Great fun was had by all in Skegness as can be seen on the photographs. To view these pictures...

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  • TT Commemoration

    28 October 2006

    TT Commemoration

    Heroes of the Isle of Man TT Race have been chosen to commemorate the Centenary of the historic event. The Isle of Man Post Office is celebrating the landmark in 2007 by producing a unique range of...

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  • NEC show news

    28 October 2006

    NEC show news

    Two wheel fans have been entertained over the weekend at the 2006 International Motorcycle and Scooter Show with star riders taking to the various stages. The event was officially kicked off by TV...

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  • BMW scoop awards

    28 October 2006

    BMW scoop awards

    BMW Motorrad UK has walked away with three awards at the annual Motor Cycle News dinner. The company was presented with the coveted Best Trailie, Best Sports-Tourer and Best Tourer awards. This...

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  • New MCN: Oct 25

    21 October 2006

    New MCN: Oct 25

    In MCN this week we exclusively reveal the new Ducati 1098 superbike. This new model was not due to be revealed at the Milan Bike Show, but it was spotted by an MCN reader who was touring the factory.

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  • Video: XYZ sport custom

    21 October 2006

    Video: XYZ sport custom

    Custom bike builder Roger Allmond gave MCN the first look at his latest creation the Victory powered XYZ and we’ve got exclusive video of the amazing bike. The amazing sports custom is based...

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  • Bridge hoggin' gets £10k

    21 October 2006

    Bridge hoggin' gets £10k

    Over £10,000 has been raised for local charities by the seventh annual 'Hoggin the Bridge' ride across the Severn Bridge. The ride from Severn View services to Chepstow on the M48 attracted...

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  • Bike test price increase

    21 October 2006

    Bike test price increase

    Bikers will pay more for their motorcycle tests under new guidelines set to be introduced by the Driving Standards Agency. It will cost an additional £2 for a standard test and £4 extra...

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  • DSA-approved training

    21 October 2006

    DSA-approved training

    The Driving Standards Agency has announced plans for a new register of approved Advanced Trainers at the press launch of the International Motorcycle and Scooter Show. Ministers signed the go ahead...

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  • Guide to the NEC show

    21 October 2006

    Guide to the NEC show

    Bike fans planning to head to Motorcycle & Scooter Show at Birmingham’s NEC can access vital information to make their day more enjoyable before they go with our special online show guide. ...

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  • Riders for Health raffle

    21 October 2006

    Riders for Health raffle

    Riders for Health have kicked off the 2006 raffle in style with a humorous edge. The charity, which raises money to buy motorcycles for health workers in Africa, was assisted by comedians Alan...

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  • NEC Show kicks off

    21 October 2006

    NEC Show kicks off

    The 2006 International Motorcycle & Scooter Show opened in style on Thursday with guest appearances from the likes of new Rizla Suzuki rider Chris Walker and comedian Alan Davies. Thousands of...

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  • Hailwood remembered

    21 October 2006

    Hailwood remembered

    Isle of Man TT great the late Mike Hailwood is to be honoured with his own commemorative stamp and coin. Hailwood, who died in 1981, will be remembered as part of the Isle of Man Postal...

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  • Enter MCN babe comp

    21 October 2006

    Enter MCN babe comp

    It’s that time of year again – the launch of our search for the MCN Babe of the Year. This time we will be crowning a single winner at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at ExCel on February...

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  • £1 off mobile GP results

    14 October 2006

    £1 off mobile GP results

    It’s the most eagerly-anticipated final round of MotoGP in years and MCN is slashing £1 off the cost of a weekend of results being texted direct to your phone through MCN Mobile. The...

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  • New MCN: October 18

    14 October 2006

    New MCN: October 18

    Nicky Hayden speaks exclusively in MCN, October 18, 2006 about the crash which could have ended his MotoGP title dream, as team-mate Dani Pedrosa wiped him out at Estoril. We've spoken to both riders...

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  • Go to the MCN Awards

    14 October 2006

    Go to the MCN Awards

    Here’s your chance to hobnob with the stars and all the top brass from the motorcycle industry. MCN is auctioning a pair of tickets to the annual MCN awards to raise money for Riders for...

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  • Video: Benelli race bike

    14 October 2006

    Video: Benelli race bike

    Benelli has re-entered the world of racing with a factory backed endurance bike and we’ve got the video of it in action. MCN road-tester Michael Neeves got the chance to ride the bike while...

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  • Brunstrom slams bikers

    14 October 2006

    Brunstrom slams bikers

    Richard Brunstrom, the notoriously anti-bike Chief Constable of North Wales Police, has done it again with a blog post slamming motorcyclists as “dangerous” and “reckless”. ...

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  • Your views on training

    07 October 2006

    Your views on training

    MCN is working with the Motor Cycle Industry Association to get a better understanding of your views on motorcycle training. Do you think training is a good thing? Or maybe you think you've already...

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  • 2007 R1 chopped

    07 October 2006

    2007 R1 chopped

    Following the unveiling of the brand new R1, Yamaha secluded a small section of their stand at this years Intermot in Cologne for one of the best features of the show. Not only was the superb...

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  • Moto-Events statement

    07 October 2006

    Moto-Events statement

    An official announcement has been released regarding former customers of Moto-Events Limited, including those with bookings for the 2006 Valencia round of the MotoGP championship. The statement is...

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  • Intermot Specials

    07 October 2006

    Intermot Specials

    It's not just the top manufacturers who launch bikes at Intermot, customisers and specialists also use it as an opportunity to show off what they have in store for 2007. Here we have just a few...

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  • New MCN: Oct 11

    07 October 2006

    New MCN: Oct 11

    In MCN this week you can find out why the ACU gives the OK to untested helmets, see why Alex Barros could return to MotoGP, and see 20 new bikes, and the first pictures of the BMW K1200R Sport. The...

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  • New MCN: Out October 4

    01 October 2006

    New MCN: Out October 4

    In MCN this week we’ve got the world’s first ride of Kawasaki’s new do-it-all bike, the Versys and the first look at the new Yamaha R1. The Versys 650 is only £5500 on the...

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