April

Join 20,000 on rideout

Join 20,000 on rideout

Join more than 20,000 bikes for one of the biggest ride-outs of the year this Bank Holiday Monday. All will be heading for Hastings (East Sussex) seafront with loads joining in along the way from the...

Buyers opt for old Fazer

Buyers opt for old Fazer

If you’ve got an old style Yamaha Fazer 1000 now’s the time to trade it in - it’s more popular than the new model. All the bad press the 06 model has had about its dodgy fueling has...

What's on: April 26 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 Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England Wales Worldwide ROAD RACING SUNDAY April 30 AMA Superbikes, California...

Tourers under £5000

Tourers under £5000

The weather is really starting to pick up and it's time to start thinking about getting away on the bike for a bit so we thought we'd see what bargain tourers can be found in our Bike for Sale...

More bus lanes for bikes

More bus lanes for bikes

Bikes could be allowed in bus lanes throughout the UK after a debate this week in the House of Commons. Trials have proved that bikes in bus lanes have a positive impact on road safety, MPs heard...

Jobs in biking: April 27

Each week we publish a brief list of the jobs available in motorcycling. For full details and contacts see page 57 of the April 26 issue of MCN’s Bike Mart (free inside MCN, every week). Your next bike Quality Bikes For Sale here Tests & user reviews here Mechanics/Technicians Motorcycle technicians – Slough & Oxford Experienced mechanic required: North London Service...

Bikes on TV: Apr 26 on

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, April 19. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

Camera site con exposed

Camera site con exposed

Speed cameras have been put up where they will make most cash instead of where accident rates are highest – an MCN investigation has exposed. We have proof that safety camera partnerships have...

Survey: London parking

Survey: London parking

Move fast to have your say on bike parking in London's Soho and the West End. A consultation is being run by Westminster Council with the help of MAG. It closes on Friday April 28. Click here for...

Video: MotoGP 06 game

Video: MotoGP 06 game

The new MotoGP 06 game hopes to appeal to every race fan with an Xbox360 when it is officially released on June 30, 2006 in the UK. You can watch the official trailer, below. The game is fully...

McGregor's TT-lap ban

McGregor's TT-lap ban

Long Way Round star Ewan McGregor has been banned from riding the TT circuit while shooting his new movie on the Isle of Man, according to reports. Gossip on teentoday.co.uk (click here for the...

New MCN out April 26

New MCN out April 26

In this week’s MCN – on sale from Wednesday, April 26 – see our exclusive world first pictures of the 2007 Honda CBR600RR in secret tests. PLUS... ZZR1400 chases 200mph: Up against...

Longterm scooter arrives

Longterm scooter arrives

Having spent a winter ignoring my Honda Benly in the garage when I should have been preparing it for Spring, it looked like I might end up relying on lifts from my girlfriend for the foreseeable...

1000cc riders downsize

1000cc riders downsize

The new R6 seems to be so good that many people are trading in their litre bikes for the 600 supersport, making this a very good time to get a deal on a used 1000. Webbs Yamaha in Peterborough have...

07 CBR600RR spied

07 CBR600RR spied

The 2007 Honda CBR600RR has been spied in action in tests in Italy. And MCN can exclusively reveal it’s packed full of technical advances taken from Honda’s MotoGP bike. Expect more...

Tornado for £5999

Tornado for £5999

You can get yourself a brand new Benelli Tornado for under six grand with KJM superbikes’ current deal. The Wigan firm bought the Tornado 900s a while back but has since become the official...

Most wanted: CBR600F

Most wanted: CBR600F

If you’re looking to sell your Honda CBR600F, now is definitely the time to do it – it’s the most searched for bike in our Bikes for sale section. The bike has consistently been in...

Jobs in biking: April 18

Each week we publish a brief list of the jobs available in motorcycling. For full details and contacts see page 59 of the April 19 issue of MCN’s Bike Mart (free inside MCN, every week). Your next bike Quality Bikes For Sale here Tests & user reviews here Mechanics/Technicians Experienced mechanic required: North London Service Advisor: Triumph dealership Service Technician: Solus...

Police offer skills lessons

Police offer skills lessons

North Yorks police are offering classroom and on road lessons to improve your riding skills on May 15 and 17. It's part of the Bikesafe campaign. Sergeant Pete Mason said: “We are Police...

Bargain supernakeds

Bargain supernakeds

In MCN this week we revealed KTM’s latest plans for its 160bhp naked bike, but it won't be here until 2008 so we thought we'd show you what bargains you can get right now. Search through our...

What's on: April 19 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 Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England Wales Worldwide ROAD RACING SATURDAY April 22 Le Mans 24hr FIM Endurance...

More rear facing Gatsos

More rear facing Gatsos

Speed cameras in Northamptonshire will become rear-facing to help identify speeding motorcycles, with camera upgrades starting this week, April 17-23. The first camera to be modified is located on...

Truck attack on dealer

A dumper truck attack on Pidcock’s BMW dealership in Long Eaton resulted in a slow speed chase across fields and through woods, according to website This Is Nottingham. Read the full report here (external site). The 20-minute pursuit, at speeds of up to 20mph, ended when the truck was surrounded by six squad cars. It had allegedly been driven through the window of the Pidcock showroom. The...

New MCN out April 19

New MCN out April 19

Just when you thought BMW wasn't about to get any sportier - we've got proof of the firm's intentions to build a full-on superbike -complete with exclusive spy pictures. It's all in the latest issue...

Share your Easter rides

Share your Easter rides

Share what you got up to on bikes this Easter. If you took a camera along post your snaps. We have set up a thread dedicated to your Easter antics (see related topics links, below, right). ...

Bargain Brands track day

Bargain Brands track day

Fancy spending a day riding the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for under £100? Focused Events are running a track day on Monday, April 24, 2006, with guaranteed three groups of novices,...

Bikes on TV: April 19-26

Each week we publish a list of events happening around the UK, and listings on motorcycling programmes on TV. This is the TV listing for the week beginning Wednesday, April 19. KEY TO CHANNELS: DRT - Discovery Real Time DRTE -Discovery Real Time Extra DSC - Discovery Channel MM - Men and Motors EXS - Extreme Sports Channel MOT - Motors TV, SS1 (2, 3 or X) - Sky Sports 1 (2,3 or...

Sign now to save biking

Sign now to save biking

Take part in an online vote and sign an online petition in a bid to see off the threat to biking contained in new Euro licence laws. See links, below, right, for full background. Organiser MAG says:...

Harris pulls out of meet

Harris pulls out of meet

Honda British Superbike rider Karl Harris has had to pull out of the launch of Humberside’s 2006 Bike Safe at the Humber Bridge car park this Sunday April 23. The Sheffield-based racer had been...

Meet James Ellison

Meet James Ellison

Brit GP rider James Ellison will be in Birmingham this Saturday to promote the opening of a brand new Yamaha Premiere store. Ellison rarely visits the UK, spending most of his time on the road with...

KTM Venom due for 08

KTM Venom due for 08

KTM has revealed its naked 1150cc Venom - first seen as a prototype in 2004 - will go into production for 2008. For the full details see MCN - out on Wednesday, April 19 2006. Your next bike Quality...

Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

Spied: BMW MotoGP bike

BMW’s MotoGP prototype has been spied in secret tests and MCN is convinced it will inspire a full-on sports bike for the road. Your next bike Quality bikes for sale here Tests & user reviews...

China inspires bike boom

China inspires bike boom

Bargain-priced Chinese imports are firing a growth in interest in bikes among a whole new group of buyers, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. They now account for 25% of the under...

£1000 off your insurance

£1000 off your insurance

You could get up to £1000 off your insurance when you buy a new bike from Doble Honda. The Surrey dealer has teamed up with ebike Insurance to do a massive insurance discount on seven of the...

Norton sinks again

Norton sinks again

The latest attempt to get Norton Motorcycles back on the road seems to have come to a grinding halt. The company announced last week that it was winding things down as the firm’s money ran out...

Chantelle to wed Preston

Chantelle to wed Preston

Former MCN Babesquad member Chantelle Houghton hit the headlines again this week with news that she is to marry Preston – the pop star she met on her way to winning TV’s Celebrity Big...