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Bike News (January 2006)

  • BMF Chairman ousted

    28 January 2006

    BMF Chairman ousted

    BMF Chairman Mike Williamson has been banned from holding any post in the nationwide rider's rights organisation for three years after a disciplinary hearing. And Administration Director Don Lewis has...

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  • New MCN - out Feb 1

    28 January 2006

    New MCN - out Feb 1

    Get the new issue of MCN - out on Wednesday February 1 - for a host of huge exclusives. World first test: Why Fazer 1000 isn't good enough World first group test: ZX-10R wins superbike track...

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  • MCN's Chantelle wins BB

    28 January 2006

    MCN's Chantelle wins BB

    Former MCN Babe Chantelle Houghton has won Celebrity Big Brother - beating Michael Barrymore into second even though she entered the house as a 'fake' celebrity. Chantelle, who was a member of the...

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  • Honda stars in Solihull

    28 January 2006

    Honda stars in Solihull

    Honda stars Jonathon Rea, Karl Harris, Eugene Laverty and John McGuinness will be at Avonvale Bikes in Solihull for an informal question and answer session on Monday, February 6, 2006. They also be...

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  • Your ?most wanted? bikes

    28 January 2006

    Your ?most wanted? bikes

    There were 43,000 searches of Bikes For Sale on this site last week alone - with Kawasaki’s ZX-6R proving the most sought after bike. List your bike for sale right now and reach the biggest...

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  • Knock down GSX-R600s

    21 January 2006

    Knock down GSX-R600s

    With the imminent launch of the new Suzuki GSX-R600 there are plenty of bargains to be had on the current model. You can read the world's first test of the 2006 GSX-R in the January 25 edition of MCN...

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  • What's on:Jan 25 on

    21 January 2006

    South East England SHOWS SATURDAY January 28 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 0870-730-0049. SHOWS SUNDAY January 29 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 0870-730-0049. SHOWS MONDAY January 30 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London. 0870-730-0049. SHOWS TUESDAY January 31 MCN London Motorcycle Show, Alexandra Palace, London.

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  • Fazer owners respond

    21 January 2006

    Fazer owners respond

    We've been overwhelmed by the response from Fazer 1000 owners wishing to take part in the latest "Why I had to have a " feature for Motor Cycle News. We now have enough people to take part,...

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  • New MCN out January 25

    21 January 2006

    New MCN out January 25

    This week's exclusives - available only in our Wednesday January 25 print edition - include: Gatso victory: MCN wins the fight to give you access to the pictures which could clear your name FREE:...

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  • We test ultimate MV

    21 January 2006

    We test ultimate MV

    You can see exclusive video from the first test of the exotic £45,000 track-only MV Agusta F4 Veltro Pista by following the links below. MCN road tester Michael Neeves tested one of just 23 to...

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  • TV boss caused death

    21 January 2006

    TV boss caused death

    A top TV executive has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after he fled the scene of a crash in which a motorcyclist died, according to a report on the BBC's website. Dafydd...

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  • Speed record biker dies

    21 January 2006

    A rider who set a legal record when he was caught on camera at 155mph, died after crashing into the back of a car. He had been travelling at more than 100mph, an inquest into his death heard. According to the BBC, Lee Beddis, 37, was banned for a year in May 2002 when his Honda was snapped by a Gatso at 155mph – at the time the highest speed recorded by a speed camera. After serving his...

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  • 2006 BikeSafe date set

    21 January 2006

    2006 BikeSafe date set

    The chance to get free Bikesafe assessed rides only occurs at the National Bikesafe event, which will take place on April 1 and 2 in 2006. The event is located at Cheltenham Racecourse in...

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  • What?s On: Jan 18 on

    14 January 2006

    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 North South East England South West England Wales Worldwide TRIALS SUNDAY January 22 Jersey Classic and MTC Club, Archirondel. 01534-483452. BIKE...

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  • Cut price Tigers

    14 January 2006

    Cut price Tigers

    You can see the first up close pictures of Triumph's 2007 Tiger in the January 18 edition of MCN. And with a new bike looming that can mean bargains on used examples. The Tiger is a very popular bike...

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  • Search Bikes for Sale to win £8K!

    14 January 2006

    Search Bikes for Sale to win £8K!

    Check out the thousands of great bikes we have for sale on this site (in Bikes For Sale) and simply by using the 'Contact the Dealer' or 'Contact the Seller' button on any classified bike ad you'll be...

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  • Video: American Chopper

    14 January 2006

    Video: American Chopper

    The new series of American Chopper hit UK TV screenson January 16, with a one off European special and we've got clips of the show. The show is aired on the Discovery channel on Monday nights at 9...

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  • Paris and back in 24hrs

    14 January 2006

    Paris and back in 24hrs

    Two sports bike riding nightclub doormen are planning a 48-hour dash to Madrid and back to raise charity cash for the air ambulance service. Simon 'Evzie' Eve and Mark ‘Smudge’ Smith, from...

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  • Get off-road with MCN

    14 January 2006

    Get off-road with MCN

    We’ve teamed up with Honda’s off-road experts to arrange a series of days across the UK so you can get a taste of off-roading. You don’t need a road licence as it all takes place...

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  • More 06 MCN Babes

    14 January 2006

    More 06 MCN Babes

    We've now got 22 galleries of MCN babe hopefuls online for you to enjoy in the search for the MCN Babe Squad for 2006. As many entries as it has been possible to add are now online in the galleries...

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  • New MCN out Jan 18

    14 January 2006

    New MCN out Jan 18

    Get this week’s MCN – out January 18 – and you can fid out how riding with an small numberplate could get you points on your license and how Honda will field a third factory backed...

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  • Sheene bikes' final show

    14 January 2006

    Sheene bikes' final show

    Two of Barry Sheene's championship winning bikes will be shown for the last time in Europe at the 3rd International Historic Motorsport Show at Stoneleigh Park on February 24-26. Giacomo Agostini...

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  • MCN mobile bargains

    14 January 2006

    MCN mobile bargains

    Buy your next cut price mobile phone, delivered next day with free insurance and a price-match guarantee. MCN has chosen e2save.com as its preferred partner in mobile phones, offering the latest...

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  • Sheene rep GSX-R750

    07 January 2006

    Sheene rep GSX-R750

    The standard GSX-R750 is a cracking bike in its own right, but add a Barry Sheene replica paint job and a limited edition run for the same money and you’ve got the deal of the year. We’re...

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  • Tree nutter targets bikes

    07 January 2006

    There’s a nutter on the loose in the forests around Nottingham – and he ain’t wearing Lincoln green… Police say someone has tied wires between trees in what looks like a deliberate effort to cause serious harm to off-road riders. If his target was illegal off-roaders he’s been wide of the mark, according to a report from the BBC, click here The wires knocked off...

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  • Site outage 4am Jan 11

    07 January 2006

    If you're up all night... you may have to do without motorcyclenews.com for half an hour. There will be a brief site outage from 4am until 4.30am in the early hours of Wednesday, January 11. The good news is that we'll be back with wider bandwidth after the break - which means the site will run smoother and faster more of the time.

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  • Triumph train new riders

    07 January 2006

    Triumph train new riders

    Triumph has done a deal with BSM to try and encourage new riders on to their bikes. The deal means that riders can buy their bike and training from Triumph all at once. The course includes...

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  • MCN's Big Brother babe

    07 January 2006

    MCN's Big Brother babe

    Former MCN Babe Squad member Chantelle Houghton has earned the right to stay in the Celebrity Big Brother house by fooling housemates into believing she’s a real star. Sunday night (Jan 8) saw...

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  • Shop a biker in the post

    07 January 2006

    Residents on housing estates on Wearside are being handed pre-paid envelopes to encourage them to fill in forms shopping motorcyclists. A report on Sunderland Today says the slips are sent direct to the police. The main targets for the campaign appear to be kids riding illegally on pathways and grassed areas. But the police also describe ‘noisy motorcyclists disturbing the peace’ as...

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  • Council lists danger roads

    07 January 2006

    Council lists danger roads

    The 10 most dangerous sections of road for bikers in Cornwall have been listed in an attempt to promote safety. The county council hopes it will help to reduce the number of riders killed and...

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  • Arnie lacks bike licence

    07 January 2006

    Arnie lacks bike licence

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has been riding for years without the proper licence, according to a spokeswoman. Arnie needed stitches in his lip after a low-speed spill on his bike in LA at the weekend. On...

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  • Hairy Bikers back on TV

    07 January 2006

    Hairy Bikers back on TV

    The Hairy Bikers are back on TV with a full-scale globe-trotting series on BBC2, starting Tuesday January 17. Simon King and Dave Myers used Triumphs in the one-off culinary tour of Portugal we saw...

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  • You spend camera cash

    07 January 2006

    You spend camera cash

    The Government wants your help to decide how it spends the money made from speed camera fines. The Department for Transport made a u-turn at the end of last year deciding to spend the money made from...

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  • Five arrests after raid

    07 January 2006

    Five arrests after raid

    Five men have been questioned by Peterborough police following a ram raid on a motorcycle shop in Eye. Two new Yamaha R6s and one Yamaha R1 were taken from Webbs Yamaha Centre on Monday, January 9,...

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  • New MCN out Jan 11

    07 January 2006

    New MCN out Jan 11

    Get this week's MCN - out on Wednesday January 11 - to find out how a key court case could ban Camera vans from targeting bikes in the UK ever again. PLUS: The MCN Verdict: Triumph 675 - why it's...

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  • MCN Anniversary Arai

    07 January 2006

    MCN Anniversary Arai

    Just 250 limited edition Arais are being produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motor Cycle News, and over 50 years of helmet innovation from Arai. The special design features on the first 250...

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