March

Butlins bash day 2

The Po Boys last ever Butlins gig topped off a fantastic weekend of fun at MCN’s Skegness bash. The band is calling it a day and has a long history at Butlins so they made it a special performance and a massive crowd gave them a raucous fancy-dressed send-off . Browse quality BIKES FOR SALE Which bike next? CLICK HERE Find great kit 1600 reviews here This was also the first time that the...

Jobs in biking: Mar 28

Each week we list the new jobs in biking. You’ll find full details and the all-important contacts for each of the following on page 49 of MCN Bike Mart – free with the March 29 (2006) issue of MCN. Board members Motorsport Development UK. Closing date is April 13. Quality BIKES FOR SALE here MCN tests, user reviews here Choose great kit: 1675 items reviewed here Technicians Mobile...

MAG at war to save bikes

MAG at war to save bikes

MAG has declared ‘total war’ on the Eurocrats who they say are set on removing bikes from the road. The Motorcycle Action Group is moving after the European Commission nodded through a...

Butlins: Your pictures

Butlins: Your pictures

More of your pictures from the weekend’s MCN Live! event at Butlins have arrived. And you’ll also find loads of our pics and video from the weekend on the links, right. If you have pics...

Butlins picture galleries

Butlins picture galleries

We’ve got loads of pictures from all the action at MCN’s Butlins bash so we thought we’d put them all online. Check out the galleries below to see some amazing fancy dress efforts...

Join in RiDER Power 06

RiDE magazine’s annual RiDER Power survey is underway – offering you an opportunity to have your say about everything from the quality of your kit to the service at your dealer. To take part just click >>HERE<< YOUR NEXT BIKE Quality Bikes For Sale HERE MCN tests, user reviews HERE motorcyclenews.com users can write user reviews about your bike or your kit any day of the...

Biggest BM dealer opens

Biggest BM dealer opens

The world’s biggest BMW bike dealership has opened in the brand’s home city – Munich, Germany. The new Motorcycle Centre is at Frankfurter Ring 29 took around a year to develop and...

Joey Dunlop Foundation

Joey Dunlop Foundation

The Joey Dunlop Foundation is appealing for support for its aim to aid disabled visitors to the Isle of Man TT. The charity was set up in memory of the late Irish road racer, Joey Dunlop OBE, who...

Hollywood bikes for sale

Hollywood bikes for sale

You could own a Hollywood superstars' bike by 11pm on Friday (5pm EST). Ben Affleck has two of his customs up for grabs in the Dr Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial Foundation fundraiser. Brad...

100,000th post on forum

100,000th post on forum

You’ve done it! There are now more than 100,000 posts on one single bulletin board of our Have Your Say forums. The general/general board reached that landmark at just before 3pm on Wednesday...

Test bikes at BikeSafe

Test bikes at BikeSafe

Get a free assessment ride on the new bike of your choice at the annual National BikeSafe weekend at Cheltenham Racecourse this weekend (April 1-2) Assessment rides are provided by some of the...

Video: Butlins bash

Video: Butlins bash

MCN’s Butlins bash got off to a good start on Friday with James Toseland’s band Crash keeping the crowds entertained. Thousands turned up to the Skegness do on Friday night with Toseland...

Haslam at Thundersprint

Haslam at Thundersprint

Leon haslam has been confirmed as one of the special guests at the Thundersprint 2006 event on Sunday, May 7, 2006. The Airwaves GSE Ducat rider will take part in the Motorcycling Personalities...

Your specials: Bike 9

Your specials: Bike 9

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...

Grab a bargain 05 bike

Grab a bargain 05 bike

With the 2006 bikes starting to filter through to dealerships now is a great time to bag a bargain on the remaining 2005 stock. With everything from budget commuters to sports bikes at very low...

Your view: Euro licence

Your view: Euro licence

Motorcyclists are reacting angrily to Europe’s new licence rules, revealed in a European Commission statement on Monday. Changes approved by the European Commission will make it tougher than...

Still time to save biking

Still time to save biking

There’s still hope that the European Parliament can be prevented from rubber stamping new licence rules which will decimate motorcycling. On Monday (Mar 27) the Council of Ministers nodded...

eBay fails motorcyclists

eBay fails motorcyclists

An investigation in the latest issue of RiDE magazine reveals eBay may be far from the ideal marketplace for buying and selling bikes. An article appearing on pages 6-7 of the ‘May’...

Euro law will ruin biking

Euro law will ruin biking

A statement from the European Commission says: "In view of the statistics showing an increase in the number of motorcyclists involved in accidents, a more sophisticated progressive access model...

What's On: Mar 29 on

Midlands SHOWS SUNDAY April 2 Ink and Iron Tattoo Convention and Custom Bike Show, Birmingham Carling Academy, Birmingham, West Mids. www.inkandiron.co.uk. SPEEDWAY MONDAY April 3 Ladbroke Stadium, KOC Round 1, Wolverhampton, West Mids. 7.30pm. 14 01902-870400. BIKE MEETS WEDNESDAY March 29 The Hollybush, Wolverhampton, West Mids. 01902-341856. BIKE MEETS TUESDAY April 4 The Summerhouse,...

New MCN: out March 29

New MCN: out March 29

Get this week's MCN (out on March 29) for FREE coffee from BP service stations and a FREE supplement packed with 167 bikes of 2006 ridden and rated. CLICK HERE for MCN Road Tests and user...

Bikes on TV: Mar 29 on

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 29. 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...

Chinese bike crackdown

Chinese bike crackdown

The recent influx of cheap Chinese bikes could soon be curbed as Japan pushes for a new treaty to cut down on the number of knockoff bikes on the market. The country estimates that as much as...

CT125 hits the streets

CT125 hits the streets

New-comers to motorcycling have a fresh option in the shape the learner-legal XPS CT125 from Peugeot. The Yamaha four-stroke-powered supermoto-inspired bike is claimed to be 'full size' making its...

£1 for new Suzukis

£1 for new Suzukis

Pick a new Suzuki and you could ride it away for a deposit of just £1. The deal is offered to anyone buying from official Suzuki dealers in the UK between April 1 and June 30. £1 deposit...

Airwaves Ducati replicas

Airwaves Ducati replicas

A limited edition Airwaves GSE Ducati replica is now available based on the 999 and 749. Just 30 bikes will be produced in the paintscheme of riders Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Haslam, with a choice of...

New Tiger 1050 spied

MCN has spied Triumph’s new 1050 Tiger in showroom-ready trim during final road tests. It’s due to be launched this summer. For full details – and news of Triumph’s all-new fuel injection system for parallel twins, see MCN, out on March 29, 2006. Find quality used Triumph 955i Tigers HERE Find quality used Triumph 900 Tigers HERE Find great Triumph kit HERE If you spy a...

More Zip from Piaggio

More Zip from Piaggio

Piaggio is launching a new go-faster version of its Zip 50 – the four-stroke Zip 100. Choose from blue, red or black. You get underseat storage an adjustable seat with three different heights...

DN-01 on sale in 07

DN-01 on sale in 07

Honda’s hydraulic-drive DN-01 – shown as a prototype in 2005 - will go into production in 12 months. It could consign conventional gear-changes to the history books. Insiders say it will...

ZZR: Ask your questions

ZZR: Ask your questions

MCN Road tester Adam 'Chad' Child is off to the official European launch of the ZZR1400 and he wants to answer any questions you’ve got about the bike. If you want to know details about the...

Special Speedway meet

Special Speedway meet

A one-off speedway event will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006 to celebrate 20 years of racing by Sheffield Tigers star Sean Wilson. The Sean Cracker Speedway takes place at Sheffield's Owlerton...

Bike seized in ASBO

An 18-year-old has had his bike confiscated as part of ASBO legislation after letting a 15-year-old ride it. According to hawicktoday.co.uk (Click here for full story – external site) police stopped the rider in Hawick and charged him with having no licence, no insurance and no MoT. Browse quality bikes for sale here Need inspiration? MCN Bike reviews here Pick your kit: Product reviews...

Bikes For Sale winners

Bikes For Sale winners

Phil Stickland landed himself his next bike and £1000 in cash by using our quality-packed Bikes For Sale section. Phil, from Gravesend, Kent is just one of eight riders who bagged £1000...

Bid and win Rev'It kit

Bid and win Rev'It kit

MCN Auctions could make you a winner twice over when you place a bid between now and April 5. First, there’s the obvious opportunity to bag yourself some quality kit at bargain prices. Recent...

Jobs in biking: Mar 22

Each week we list the new jobs in biking. You’ll find full details and the all-important contacts for each of the following on pages 51 and 52 of MCN Bike Mart – free with the March 22 issue of MCN. Managers Dealer Manager (insurance): Peterborough Commercial Manager (insurance): Peterborough Quality BIKES FOR SALE here MCN bike tests and user reviews here Choose great kit: 1600...

Car tax lower than bikes

Car tax lower than bikes

It's now cheaper to tax some cars than it is to tax your bike. Chancellor Gordon Brown's 10th Budget - announced on Wednesday (Mar 22) included a 'radical reform' of the road tax system to encourage...