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Bike News (February 2006)

  • Stolen SR125 recovered

    11 February 2006

    Stolen SR125 recovered

    An MCN reader from Luton has had his stolen Yamaha SR125 recovered by the police following his story appearing on this site. The cruiser-style Yamaha has some scratches and ignition damage, but is...

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  • Sports touring bargains

    11 February 2006

    Sports touring bargains

    Sports tourers like Kawasaki’s ZZR1400 and Honda’s VFR800 have been grabbing the headlines recently so we thought we check out some of the bargains you can grab on a sports tourer from our...

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  • Police dispute bully claim

    11 February 2006

    Police dispute bully claim

    Greater Manchester Police has responded to claims that leaflets distributed with speeding tickets bully motorists into accepting fines.  The force denies the leaflets are...

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  • Ducati shows huge loss

    11 February 2006

    Ducati shows huge loss

    Ducati has announced its financial results for 2005 revealing bike sales down 16 percent in the UK and a massive 41.5 million Euro (£28.5 million) loss. The Italian firm is in the middle of...

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  • Cops get moped patrol

    11 February 2006

    Cops get moped patrol

    In an attempt to curb anti-social moped and minibike riders, police in Harpenden, Hertfordshire have got the first police 50cc scooter in the county. The fully-liveried bike will be used to respond...

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  • New MCN on sale Feb 8

    04 February 2006

    New MCN on sale Feb 8

    The new MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday February 8 - packed with important world first tests, MCN investigations and exclusive news about Rossi's deal with Ferrari. Dreaming about your next bike?...

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  • Yamaha sales up

    04 February 2006

    Yamaha sales up

    Yamaha has announced its profits for the year and claims its worldwide bike sales have jumped 21%. The company’s net profit reached a massive 64 billion yen (£309 million), which they say...

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  • Addictive personality?

    04 February 2006

    Do you have an addictive personality? MCN is looking for readers who are literally addicted to their bikes for a news feature. If you go into cold sweats and shakes if you haven’t ridden a bike for more than 24 hours, or if you can’t stop yourself splashing out on bikes you can’t afford then contact Tom Rayner on 01733 468 017 or tom.rayner@emap.com. If you fit the criteria and...

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  • Dreaming of your next bike?

    04 February 2006

    Dreaming of your next bike?

    In the mood to change your bike? We'll turn the dull ache of desire into the rampant thrill of reality - motorcyclenews.com is the best place to buy and sell. Check out the most comprehensive and...

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  • Meet the 06 Babe squad

    04 February 2006

    Meet the 06 Babe squad

    The 2006 MCN Babe Squad has been chosen with ten girls picked on the final day of the MCN London motorcycle show. The semi finals took place throughout the show with the top two girls each day going...

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  • Your Specials: Bike 2

    04 February 2006

    Your Specials: Bike 2

    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...

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  • What's on: Feb 8 on

    04 February 2006

    Ireland TRIALS FRIDAY February 10 FIM Indoor Trial World Championship, Belfast. 01788-566400. TRIALS World Championship Indoor Trial, Odyssey Arena, Belfast. 01865-798080. Midlands BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 8 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Midlands. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY February 14 The Summerhouse, Albrighton, West Midlands. 01902-372337. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 15 The...

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  • No bike? Wedding's off!

    04 February 2006

    An Indian groom walked out on his marriage ceremony halfway through when his bride’s parents admitted they couldn’t come up with the motorcycle he wanted as a dowry. According to the Gulf Daily News (click here for full report, external site) he had already been given cash, furniture, kitchen equipment and gold – but no bike meant no wedding! Thinking about your next bike?...

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  • Britain's bendiest roads

    04 February 2006

    Britain's bendiest roads

    Britain’s top 10 most most bend-blessed roads have been named after a survey by tyre maker Continental. Continental reckon that a car driven at 30mph on some of these roads would result in the...

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  • Watch bike safety TV ad

    01 February 2006

    Watch bike safety TV ad

    A new TV and radio campaign aimed at encouraging drivers to look out for us on the road was launched on January 30. The Motorcycle Industry Association, BMF and MAG have all been consulted during the...

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  • Bikes on primetime TV

    01 February 2006

    Bikes will break into primetime TV today as MCN columnist Richard Hammond looks at the changing image of motorcycling on his 'Richard Hammond's 5 O'clock Show' Hammond, himself a keen biker, has invited Britain's newest and youngest GP star, 125cc Honda racer Bradley Smith into the studio for an interview, while manufacturers Honda have provided bikes including a Goldwing and the best-selling...

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  • Your Specials: Bike 1

    01 February 2006

    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 to inspire and impress the readers of the UK's biggest bike site. And if you or a friend has a bike you thing we should see, click here. Your specials No 1: Chris Clark's Honda NC30 This Honda NC30...

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  • 180,856 registered users

    01 February 2006

    Thanks for making this the biggest club in motorcycling! Latest figures – out on February 1, 2006 – show motorcyclenews.com’s registered users have now reached 180,856. That's up from 177,521 on January 1. It's an average of 107.6 new registrations every day throughout the last month. Registering gives you: Access to free pdf downloads of road tests HERE, Access to Advanced...

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  • Site use booms: Jan 06

    01 February 2006

    Total site traffic on motorcyclenews.com was up almost 20% this January compared to January 2005. It’s up 46.3% compared to December. The figures – compiled from industry-standard Webtrends – show more of you are visiting more often, too. 5,588,695 page impressions were recorded in January 2006 – up from 4,660,308 in January 2005. Unique users (the number of individual...

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  • What's on: Feb 1 on

    01 February 2006

    Ireland: TRIALS SATURDAY February 4 Irish Championship, Bryansford, County Down. 028-9081-3095. Midlands: BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY February 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 February 7 The Summerhouse,...

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