February

Sell free on MCN Auctions

Sell free on MCN Auctions

It's FREE to sell your bike kit, parts, tools, accessories and biking related books, DVDs and other memorabilia on the all-new MCN Auctions for a limited period only. You read it right - there's...

Catch up on Feb's news

Catch up on Feb's news

With the end of the month in sight, here's your chance to get yourself up to speed with what you may have missed. Below you'll find links to just some of the need-to-know bike news that’s been...

What?s on: March 1 on

Midlands BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 1 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS The Kwaks Owners club, Heart of England Social Club, Meriden, West Midlands. 8pm. www.thekwaksowners.co.uk or 01625-267738 or 07951-471615. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY March 7 The Summerhouse, Albrighton, West Midlands. 01902-372337. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 8 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West...

Bikes on TV: March 1-8

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, March 1. 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 March 1

New MCN out March 1

Buy MCN on Wednesday this week and you get a free guide to the top 50 British bike events of the year thrown in. That's on top of all these world-beating exclusives... Dreaming about your next bike?...

U.S. bikers aim for Govt

U.S. bikers aim for Govt

American motorcyclists now have a new way to vote with the recently established American Biker Party. Currently the platform issues aren't specifically for bikers, with ideas such as affordable and...

Bikers block US protests

Bikers block US protests

Bikers in the US have formed a group known as the Patriot Guard Riders to drown out protests at military funerals. The group travels to funerals of US service men and women to ensure their respectful...

Ride to Work Day 2006

Ride to Work Day 2006

Show how popular motorcycling is and encourage more people onto two wheels with Ride 2 Work Day 2006, which will take place on Wednesday July 19. The day is one of the highlights of a week of events...

TV boss jailed for crash

TV boss jailed for crash

Top TV executive Dafydd Evans has been jailed for three years after he fled the scene of a crash in which a motorcyclist died. Evans was found guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving of...

Ducati updates Monster

Ducati updates Monster

Ducati has made its new budget monster available almost a year ahead of schedule. The bike was slated as a 2007 model but will now be available by April this year The Monster 695 retains the classic...

Free insurance on Buells

Free insurance on Buells

The Buell Lightning XB12S and Firebolt XB12R come with free insurance for a year, but only if you buy before March 31, 2006. The deal also includes a £500 trade-in bonus on the Firebolt XB12R,...

DVLA to look at register

The Department of Transport has announced a public consultation about the DVLA selling personal details to anyone who claims reasonable cause. The move has been welcomed by the RAC Foundation as it will ask for your views on the organisations that should have access and how their requests will be audited. Currently cowboy clamping firms are on the DVLA's list of companies to whom they will sell...

BMW Biker Party 2006

BMW Biker Party 2006

The annual BMW Biker Meeting takes place on July 7-9, 2006 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with 100s of British riders expected to make the trip. Around 30,000 BMW fans attend every year to see the trade...

See first Think Bike ad

See first Think Bike ad

The BBC has re-released the original Think Bike TV safety campaign from the 70s and it is remarkably similar to the latest ad produced by the DfT. The ad has been put online as part of a BBC...

Council cancels Hollister

Council cancels Hollister

The motorcycle rally which inspired 'The Wild One' film will be scrapped in 2006 due to a vote by the City Council. The Hollister Rally take place on July 4, Independance day, and attracts more than...

New MCN, out Feb 22

New MCN, out Feb 22

In this week’s MCN bikes get the official OK to filter and Rossi gets rattled by Hopkins. We’ve got the radical engine secrets of the new Yamaha V-Max and an 8-page WSB season...

End to airfield bike sites?

End to airfield bike sites?

Plans to reclassify airfields for planning guidelines could mean an end to many venues for riding and racing away from public roads. The changes will see the sites redefined as 'Brownfields', and any...

Sponsors needed for ride

Sponsors needed for ride

MCN reader Grant Roberts is looking for companies to sponsor him as he takes part in the 1800 mile Barry Sheene Memorial Challenge in June, 2006, with money going to the CLICL Sargent charity. ...

Superbike school on TV

Superbike school on TV

You'll be able to see what happens when Long Way Round star Charley Boorman attends the California Superbike School in Las Vegas on BBC's Holiday programme. Boorman visited a two-day camp in Las...

Search for motorcyclist

An MCN reader is hoping to find his motorcycling stepdad after losing contact with him 15 years ago. Graham Kerr, originally from Limerick, Ireland, worked as a courier in London, based on Carnaby Street, and also raced as a privateer. He was also a keen road-racing fan, attending the Isle of Man TT races among others. Stepson James Trainor, from Northern Ireland is trying to locate Mr Kerr. If...

Monte Carlo on Vespas

Monte Carlo on Vespas

Three dads are tackling a 1000-mile Monte-Carlo-or-bust ride on 50cc Vespas to raise cash for and awareness about a childhood cancer. They expect the round trip to take two weeks – and they...

Your specials: Bike 4

Your specials: Bike 4

Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples...

The no-risk way to sell

The no-risk way to sell

Ashley Revell famously gambled everything he owned – including his clothes - on one spin of a roulette wheel. But when it came to selling his Triumph Tiger the 33-year-old Londoner took no...

See classics in California

See classics in California

If you’re thinking about booking your holidays but want something bike related then check out the Legend of Motorcycle concours d’elegance in California. The event will see one of the...

What's On: Feb 22 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 Ireland East of England North of England South East England South West of England Wales Worldwide ROAD RACING SATURDAY February 25 Word Superbikes, Doha.

0 per cent KX MX bikes

0 per cent KX MX bikes

Kawasaki has extended the current one year interest free finance deal on the KX motocross range until April 2006. The deal is based on a minimum 10 per cent deposit, which can be cash or part...

Grab an R1 SP

Grab an R1 SP

If you fancy getting your hands on one of the very limited special edition Yamaha R1 SPs this could be your last chance. Only 50 of 500 machines came to the UK and most sold straight away, but after...

New Senda out now

New Senda out now

Derbi’s new Senda DRD Pro supermoto and enduro should be on sale now with the new GP1 125 and 250 scooters following soon. Both 50cc DRD machines feature a brand new two-stroke engine as well...

Your Specials: Bike 3

Your Specials: Bike 3

Every Friday we'll be putting the spotlight on a special bike, created by a reader of www.motorcyclenews.com. Whether it's tweaked, tuned, or completely redesigned, we'll be picking the best examples...

Short track at BMF Show

Short track at BMF Show

The annual BMF Show is set to take place on May 20-21 with the addition of the third round of the British Short Track championship added to the attractions. The series used a wide variety of bikes,...

MCI funds school safety

MCI funds school safety

The Motor Cycle Industry Association is launching a motorcycle industry youth education programme in March 2006 with a pack for teachers. The LINKS-Connecting Citizenship and Road User Education pack...

Some of the best

Some of the best

Enjoy our compilation video featuring some highlights from MCN’s Video section.

What's on: Feb 15 on

South West England RIDEOUTS SUNDAY February 19 Vintage MCC Winter Run, Little Chef, Shaftesbury, Dorset. 11am. 01283-540557. RIDEOUTS Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am. gogo.bikers@btinternet.com or 01202-825793 or 07718-357450. RIDEOUTS Vintage MCC Ralph's Run, Nr Wells, Somerset. 01283-540557. RIDEOUTS Purbeck and district MCC, Sandford Hotel, Sandford, Dorset. 10am. www.pdmc.me.uk...

New MCN out Feb 15

New MCN out Feb 15

In this week’s MCN you’ll find loads of new bikes and the latest speed cameras to attack bikers. We’ve got first pictures of BMW’s 200bhp superbike, plus Kawasaki reveals more...

First aid for bikers

London bikers can now take part in a special First Aid for Motorcyclists course with St John Ambulance London. It's being offered due to the huge rise in motorcyclists in the capital, and teaches how to assess an emergency situation, determine the priorities and manage the whole scene. You'll also learn how to make the area safe for yourself and others, and how to give accurate information to the...

Road info causes crashes

Road info causes crashes

The director of the RAC Foundation has told the Institute of Highways and Transport "Driver Information" conference that motorsists are in danger of crashing becuase of an inability to...