February

VFR grows its popularity

VFR grows its popularity

Kawasaki’s ZX-6R is still out in the lead at the top of your most searched for bikes, but the Honda VFR800 has grown massively in popularity this week. The VFR topped new bike sales charts for...

Diesel spill gone in a sec

Diesel spill gone in a sec

An amazing new diesel spill cleaner can remove the risk of crashing on spills in seconds. Check out the video below to see the new Ross Eliminator Absorbent in action as, in a matter of seconds, it...

Is this bike art?

Is this bike art?

Sculptor Anthony Wilson has turned a Triumph head into an alien in his latest creation, 'Triumphant Space Invader'. And it's been accepted into the prestigious Open Arts Exhibition at the Black Swan...

Cops pay Angels $1 mill

Cops pay Angels $1 mill

Californian police will pay nearly $1 million to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to settle a lawsuit after officers shot and killed three guard dogs during a raid on the group's headquarters. Nintey...

Pick up a bargain special

Pick up a bargain special

Our current Your Specials series provides some pretty amazing inspiration for anyone wanting to customise their own bike, but for those that don’t have the time we thought we’d have a look...

Stolen SR125 recovered

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...

Sports touring bargains

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...

Police dispute bully claim

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...

Ducati shows huge loss

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...

Cops get moped patrol

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...

VFR tops sales charts

VFR tops sales charts

Honda’s VFR800 is currently the most popular new bike in the UK. The do-it-all sports tourer has proved so popular that 184 were sold in January this year, beating it’s nearest rival, the...

Buying an '06 R6?

Buying an '06 R6?

If you are buying a new 2006 Yamaha R6, or you've already put a deposit down, then MCN would like to hear from you. We'd like to gather some opinions for an upcoming feature we're working on, but...

New MCN on sale Feb 8

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?...

Yamaha sales up

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...

Addictive personality?

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...

Dreaming of your next bike?

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...

Meet the 06 Babe squad

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...

Your Specials: Bike 2

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...

What's on: Feb 8 on

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...

No bike? Wedding's off!

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?...

Britain's bendiest roads

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...

BMW's development bike

BMW's development bike

BMW has unveiled a new bike that it says is purely for testing and developing new systems for future production. The bike has been designed with a ‘high power output and lightweight...

ZZR not quite 200bhp

ZZR not quite 200bhp

Kawasaki’s ZZR1400 wont be the 200bhp bike that everyone thought it would be – but it gets pretty close. The firm has released official power figures and without ram-air the bike is...

Discount scooter cover

Discount scooter cover

You can now get a 10 per cent discount on fully comprensive insurance for top-of-the-range scooters with insurance firm Bikesure. With high end Vespas costing over £3000, and super scooters...

Watch bike safety TV ad

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...

Bikes on primetime TV

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...

Your Specials: Bike 1

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...

180,856 registered users

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...

Site use booms: Jan 06

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...

What's on: Feb 1 on

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,...

0% on Honda 600s

0% on Honda 600s

If you buy a new Honda CBR600RR, CBR600F or Hornet 600 before the end of March you’ll be able to get it with two years 0% finance. Honda is offering the deals to celebrate the launch of its in...

Derbi GP1 review added

Derbi GP1 review added

We’ve added the Derbi GP1, one of the coolest scooters you can buy, to our Bike Reviews section. You can see a full review of the scooter and loads of pictures and video so you can take a look...

Cagiva cuts 125cc prices

Cagiva cuts 125cc prices

Cagiva has cut the prices of its 125cc learner-legal models. The liquid cooled two-stroke Cagiva Mito has an alloy beam frame and 4-piston floating calliper Brembo disc brake at the front. For 2006...