August

Charity raises £1,500

Charity raises £1,500

More than £1,500 has been raised for the National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) at the Rock ‘n’ Ride event, which saw 97 motorcycles ride through East Lothian to...

GSX-R600 onboard video

GSX-R600 onboard video

MCN has got a Suzuki GSX-R600 on long-term test this year so we thought we'd show you what it’s like to ride. Click the screen below to see the bike put through its paces on some of our...

Bikewise '06 a success

Bikewise '06 a success

Motorcycle safety was the top priority for the hundreds of people that turned out for this year’s Bikewise event on August 6 in Aykley Heads in Durham. British Superstock Championship rider and...

Police concerns ignored

Police concerns ignored

Road safety campaigners have revealed that a key change to the government’s new speed limit rules was opposed by a majority of the police forces consulted. According to the Association of...

Bikers' top hates

Bikers' top hates

Here’s a tip. If you want to stay in the good graces of bikers, don’t lane hog. This is according to the results of a recent motorcyclenews.com survey, which found that 33 per cent of...

Charity gets green light

Planning permission has been granted to the Joey Dunlop Foundation to begin construction on specialised holiday accommodation for the disabled on the Isle of Man. The Foundation is hopeful the project will be completed in time for the 100th TT. Quality bikes for sale: Click here. Read bike reviews from other MCN users: Click here. Browse over 2,000 product reviews: Click here. The site at...

Video: Screaming Harley

Video: Screaming Harley

Get the first look at the new Harley Davidson Screaming Eagle bikes in this exclusive video. MCN Editor Marc Potter was invited to the launch of the bikes in the USA and took this video while riding...

Audio: 800cc GP latest

Audio: 800cc GP latest

In this week MCN’s Podcast Audio show we get the latest on 800cc GP bikes and learn how speed cameras could be a thing of the past. MCN GP reporter Matt Birt witnessed the emergence of the...

Your views on bike theft

Your views on bike theft

Senior cops have admitted dedicated stolen vehicles units are being decimated overnight, as a bike crime epidemic is sweeping across the country. And we want your views on what is happening. What do...

Confederate rides again

Confederate rides again

Confederate motorcycles, the US makers of the amazing Hellcat and Wraith, has unveiled its latest prototype – and it looks just as mad as its predecessors. The Renovatio is still in concept...

Video: Fischer sportsbike

Video: Fischer sportsbike

This week in MCN you can see the full details of the new budget priced Fischer MRX sports bike, and you can see video of it in action here. The bike is being built in the US by former racer Dan...

Topic of the Week

Topic of the Week

We want you to share your thoughts and responses to our Topic of the Week, as printed in MCN. We want to know if you agree with what has been print, or if you have an alternative viewpoint. So read...

New MCN: Out August 23

In MCN this week you can see official studio pictures of the new Kawasaki Z1000, find out how Rossi and Capirossi enjoyed riding the 800cc GP bikes for 2007, and see what happened when we staged two bike thefts - one just yards from a police station. Plus: U.S. Fischer sports bike hits the road Ducati 999R beats a jet plane First ride on the Suzuki Bandit 650 ABS GSX-R killers for under...

MAG 'anti' speed control

MAG 'anti' speed control

The Motorcycle Action Group has joined MCN in calling for plans for external speed control on motorcycles to be scrapped immediately. In a press release, MAG President Ian Mutch said "We don't...

New Executive Satelis

New Executive Satelis

Peugeot’s Executive version of the 125cc Satelis has the upgrades you would expect from an upmarket scooter. Top of the list is the ABS/PBS anti-lock braking system and an integral Abus...

Bikes for breast cancer

The sight of 50 guys on bikes wearing bras is guaranteed to get people talking, which is exactly the point of the Breakthrough Bike Run on Sunday, September 10. The ride departs at 10am from Rider’s bike shop in Bridgewater in Dorset and will make its way 60 miles down to the sea front at Weymouth. Organiser Dave Ellis, who lost a girlfriend to breast cancer, said he hopes the event will...

New bike auction house

New bike auction house

South Eastern Auctions Ltd will be holding an auction on Sunday, August 27, 2006, with lots of great offers, including a Yamaha R1 sporting a personalised number plate. Aside from the Yamaha, with...

Witness appeal

A biker involved in an accident that occurred around 11:30am on July 30 in the village of Crainlarick, Scotland is appealing for five other riders who gave assistance to get in touch. Philip Hale, who is still recovering from his injuries, said the incident happened when a driver pulled out in front of him. Hale said he remembered the driver walking around the car park apologising and admitting...

MCN Mobile: Your views

MCN Mobile: Your views

Are you a user of MCN Mobile? If so we want to know what you think. Click the link below to go to an online survey and tell us what you think of MCN on your phone and help us make it better. If you...

DK respond to bike claim

A statement has been issued by DK Motorcycles in response to internet posts regarding a Suzuki GS500 motorcycle purchased from them earlier this year. Click here to read the allegations The full statement is reproduced below: DK Motorcycles first became involved with this machine on or around 10 May 2006, when it was offered as a part exchange. The GS500E was quite scruffy and there was a...

Pro-bike petrol stations

Pro-bike petrol stations

Here's a list of all the petrol stations that have been praised and recommended by MCN readers for not requiring the removal of crash helmets, or in some way helping stranded motorcyclists etc. If...

New look for Z1000

New look for Z1000

The Kawasaki Z1000 gets a funky new look for 2007 but we thought we’d show you just how cool it can look with a little bit of work. The bike looks pretty good as standard but from the pictures...

Bike lockers in car parks

Bike lockers in car parks

The first secure bike lockers are being tested in Sheffield Council’s car parks. The first three lockers have been installed in the Fitzwilliam Street car park and three additional lockers are...

Red Dog open weekend

Red Dog open weekend

Red Dog Motorcycles in Burgess Hill, Sussex are holding an open event this weekend with plenty of chances to grab a bargain. Rock up to the shop over the weekend and you’ll be able to get up to...

See BSB test for free

See BSB test for free

You can watch the top British Superbike riders and teams prepare for the August Bank Holiday round of the championship, without paying a penny. Most of the major teams will be at the track on...

Bikes on TV: Aug 16-23

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, August 16 on. 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...

New MCN - out August 16

New MCN - out August 16

In MCN this week we’ve got great new pictures of the British-built 800 GP bike which is almost ready to race. The bike got it’s first official test at a private track in the Czech...

Track day for marshals

Track day for marshals

As a thank you for all the hard work that marshals do throughout the year on British circuits, MotorSport Vision has organised a free track evening for marshals on Thursday, August 31, 2006 at Cadwell...

Overseas reader survey

Overseas reader survey

We're aiming to make a series of changes and improvements to the biggest site in motorcycling, and we want to make sure we take as many of your opinions on board as possible, to ensure we give you the...

Bike registrations up

Bike registrations up

Motorcycle registrations are up on last year. Figures run from July to July and have shown a three percent increase. The biggest difference in categories showed that custom bike registrations were...

Free MCN on your phone

Free MCN on your phone

You have probably seen that MCN has launched a brand new service to bring you exclusive news of bikes and racing direct to your mobile phone and even watch race footage of MotoGP races within hours of...

More show at '06 NEC

More show at '06 NEC

The 2006 International Motorcycle and Scooter show will feature an all-new live stunt show, with the world's top stunt riders, along with plenty more confirmed entertainment. Alongside the new...

Anti-speed bike petition

Anti-speed bike petition

MCN has ridden the government's new anti-speeding bike and found the way it robs the rider of control to be potentially lethal. That's why from this week we're calling on them to: SCRAP IT NOW! MCN...

New MCN: Out August 9

New MCN: Out August 9

Every motorcyclist needs to read MCN this week to find out why the UK's most experienced motorycle helmet tester has slammed the ECE 22-05 European standard as being flawed, as we also reveal the 2007...

Top cop calls for bike ban

Top cop calls for bike ban

North Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable Clive Wolfendale has called for motorcycles to be banned from national parks in his online blog. As if his anti-bike boss Richard Brunstrom wasn’t bad...

Speed satellite control

Speed satellite control

It emerged today that the real reason for the recent speed limit review was the intention to introduce satellite control of vehicle speeds. This system will be controlled by a small device attached...