July

Harleys get new engine

An all new big twin engine for 2007, the Twin Cam 96/96B motor, will debut alongside active intake and exhaust systems for European and select internation models, and six-speed Cruiser drive transmission on all Touring, Softail and Dyna models. The new motor has a nine per cent increase in displacement and around 19 per cent torque increase, along with changes for reliability, convenicence and...

Harley's entire '07 range

Harley's entire '07 range

Harley-Davidson has released details of it's entire 2007 model range, including two new models, and a host of revamps. The first of the new bikes is the blacked-out VRSCDX Night Rod Special with long...

Harley's new V-Rods

Harley's new V-Rods

The V-Rod family will grow in 2007 with two menacing new models, 18.9 litre fuel tanks across the range, and a wide 240mm rear tyre on three bikes. The first new bike is the VRSCDX Night Rod Special,...

Buell's 2007 range

Buell's 2007 range

The 2007 Buell range gains a new model for Europe with the XB12Scg Lightning, plus a range of upgrades for the rest of the range. The XB12Scg is designed for riders with a shorter legs, with a 93mm...

More 2007 Harleys

More 2007 Harleys

The new FXSTC Softail Custom leads the Softail family with the new 96B engine, six speed gearbox and exhausts systems. The new Custom aims for chopper-inspired style and comfort, with a plush two-up...

Brighter signs for bikers

Brighter signs for bikers

Road signs that light up using electro-luminescent technology have been given the go-ahead by the government and it means added safety for bikers. The new technology has taken five years to be tested...

What's on: July 12 on

South West of England HILLCLIMB SATURDAY July 15 Guernsey Motor Cycle & Car club, Le Val des Terres, Guernsey. 01481-247892. HILLCLIMB SUNDAY July 16 National Hillclimb Association, Gurston Down, Wiltshire. www.nhca.co.uk or 01278-786377. OPEN DAYS WEDNESDAY July 12 Open Day & Yard Jumble, Bill Little Motorcycles, Braydon, Wilts. 10.30am. 01666-860577 or www.classicbikesuk.com. RIDING...

Harley charity rally

Harley charity rally

The Fenlander Chapter of the of the Harley Owners group will welcome around 1000 Harley riders for the 2006 14th Annual Rally at Fakenham Racecourse on July 27-30, 2006. The chapter will nominate a...

Ural invited to show...

The 2006 South West Motorcycle Show aims to be a bit different, with Russian-built Ural motorcycles and sidecars geared up to perform some unusual stunts in the main arena on both days at the annual show at Westpoint Centre, Exeter. MPC Ural-Motorbikes stunt co-ordinator, Mick Cross claims that the display by the Ural bikes, best known for their use by the military, will be a bit unusual. ...

Donate to Joey's charity

Donate to Joey's charity

After 5 years of hard work, the committee members of the Joey Dunlop Foundation are pleased to announce they are closing in on their objective. The Manx registered Charity are raising money to build...

Anti-speed boss in dock

Anti-speed boss in dock

The boss of an advertising agency behind a Speed Kills radio campaign has been accused of speeding. Using a hand held speed camera, a police officer clocked Trevor Shepherd, 38, at 46mph in a 30 zone...

Charity ride on classics

Charity ride on classics

Three bikers will be riding from Lands End to John O'Groats for charity - on 1956-1958 James motorcycles with a top speed of around 55-60mph! The trio will ride in aid of the Headway Brain Injury...

Get your price right

Get your price right

Used bike price guide Parkers is warning that not getting the price right on your bike is the biggest barrier to getting it sold. Parker’s editor Keiren Puffett said: “A wrong price can...

Bike casualties drop

Bike casualties drop

The number of motorcycle casualties has continued to fall over the last year. Figures released by the Department for Transport show a drop not only in casualties, but also fatalities, despite a growth...

Wrong policies cost cash

Thousands of motorcyclists are wasting hundreds of pounds by insuring two bikes on separate policies instead of getting a multi-bike policy to cover both, according to leading bike insurance firm Bennetts. Around 200,000 UK riders own more than one bike, and many of them could be wasting around £150 a year by insuring them separately, meaning the total money wasted could run into tens of...

New MCN - out July 12

In MCN this week you can see the exclusive first test of the 2007 Triumph Tiger, before the bike is even available to magazine testers. And that's in addition to riding the Foggy Petronas FP-1, alongside Carl Fogarty himself. Also in this issue: Europe's shock plan for your helmet. Unseen Sheene pictures Carracchi Ducati 1200 ridden BSB and BMF previews Pedrosa is no robot Rossi tips Brith...

German GP on mobile

German GP on mobile

Thousands of you signed up to MCN’s new Mobile service to watch footage of the British GP two weeks ago, making it the biggest mobile service in biking. And this weekend, you’ll be able...

Classic Bike's 70s day

Classic Bike's 70s day

After the success of last year's 70's day at the Ace Cafe in London, the Classic Bike team will again be putting on their flares for a celebration of nostalgia and legendary bikes on Sunday, July 16,...

Goodwood videos

MCN's reporters were at the Goodwood festival of Speed on July 8-9, 2006 to cover the event and record some exclusive videos for us, which you can see below. The first clip is the Vee Two Super Squalo prototype, which made a run up the Goodwood Hill, with the 999cc engine producing 200bhp at the rear wheel. Hear what it sounds like for yourself. And the second clip is a classic Honda racer. One...

A Donington dazzler?

A Donington dazzler?

Each week on Motorcyclenews.com we’ll be highlighting a topic of the week that we think is worthy of more discussion, this week it’s the British GP at Donington. Did you go? Did you enjoy...

JR at Bikesafe

JR at Bikesafe

On August 9 join former BSB champ John Reynolds in North Wales for a Bikesafe event in the glorious Snowdonia National Park. Held at the Country House Hotel, theory sessions will be followed by...

MotoGP-based chopper!

MotoGP-based chopper!

Legendary American chopper builder Roland Sands has just nine days to get a 220bhp V5 engine slotted into a frame and then ready for Kenny Roberts Senior to ride at the Laguna Seca MotoGP round. The...

Video: Supercharged 999

Video: Supercharged 999

If you can't wait to get your hands on the 1200cc Ducati revealed in MCN this week then the Vee Two SuperSqualo is for you. The bike is based around a Ducati 999 but a supercharger mounted between...

Video: Nakeds v faired

Video: Nakeds v faired

MCN recently tested some of the top superbikes against their naked siblings and we went along to catch some of the fun on video. Click the screen below to watch the BMW K1200S, Yamaha R1, Aprilia RSV...

Big-wheel sports scooter

Big-wheel sports scooter

If you fancy a nippy scooter with a bit more stability, the Piaggio Liberty is the first big-wheeled sports scooter with either a 50cc or 125cc engine. It's got a 16" front wheel, with a...

Video: 1200cc Ducati

Video: 1200cc Ducati

Ducati's 1200cc sportsbike is just over the horizon but famed engine-builder Franco Farne has beaten them to it with a finished bike - and you can watch the video of it below. Farne took the chassis...

Limited edition Buell XB9

Limited edition Buell XB9

Buell has launched a special edition version of its XB9SX Lightning CityX on the European market. The new version of the XB9SX comes with translucent orange bodywork, allowing you to see the...

World Cup MV Agusta

World Cup MV Agusta

MV Agusta boss and massive football fan Claudio Castiglioni didn’t waste any time celebrating Italy’s World Cup victory. Just hours after the final, he announced plans to make a...

R1200R traction control

R1200R traction control

BMW's new R1200R will become the first road bike to offer traction control as an option. The new machine replaces the popular R1150R and gets a 109bhp version of BMWs 1200cc engine but the most...

Piaggio offer 0% finance

Piaggio offer 0% finance

The Vespa is 60 this year and to celebrate the Vespa LX range is available with 0% finance. Both the LX50 and LX125 can be bought on two years interest free credit with a 30% deposit or a 10% deposit...

Lorries in bus lanes?

Lorries in bus lanes?

Motorcyclists have long asked to be able to use bus lanes to improve safety in cities, but could face sharing the space with articulated lorries in Scotland. Members of the Scottish Parliament have...

British bike night

British bike night

OVER ONE thousand bikes will descend upon a country pub in Oxfordshire on Tuesday 18th July. The British Bike Night at the Horse and Harrow pub, West Hagbourne is now in its fifth year and this year...

Video: Dainese D-Mobile

Video: Dainese D-Mobile

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at clothing manufacturer Dainese's race support truck, the D-Mobile. The truck provides on track fitting, repair and maintainance for all the riders that wear...

Bikes on TV: July 5-12

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, June 28. 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...

BMW deposit deals

BMW deposit deals

BMW have made it easier for you to own one of their machines. Their financial services will pay part of the deposit on a new bike until the end of September. For bike reviews Click here For bikes...

On-board 125 madness

On-board 125 madness

What do you get when you pit seven 125s against each other on twisty roads? Answer? a lot of full throttle fun. When you’ve only got 15bhp to play with you’ve got to keep up the...