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Bike News (March 2006)

  • Bennetts video exclusive

    18 March 2006

    Bennetts video exclusive

    You can watch the new TV campaign by insurance firm Bennetts before it is officially unveiled during the British Superbike coverage on ITV1 on Sunday, March 26, 2006. The campaign celebrates a...

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  • Your specials: Bike 8

    18 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 8

    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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  • Car-pool lane confusion

    18 March 2006

    Car-pool lane confusion

    Motorcyclists must wait to see whether or not we will be allowed to use the UK's first motorway car-share lane when it opens next year. But the good news is that bikes are still expected to be...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 22-29

    18 March 2006

    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 22. 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...

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  • New MCN out March 15

    11 March 2006

    New MCN out March 15

    Only in this week's MCN - out on Wednesday March 15... Rossi after MotoGP tests: "We're in the sh*t" MotoGP test results here In-Car-Entertainment: Why gadgets make drivers more lethal...

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  • Meet Toseland at dealer

    11 March 2006

    Meet Toseland at dealer

    James Toseland will the special guest at Woking Yamaha Centre's open weekend on March 18 and 19, 2006. The World Superbike star will be at the store between 11am-2.30pm on Saturday, March 18. You'll...

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  • Your specials: Bike 7

    11 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 7

    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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  • Hailwood run on Sunday

    11 March 2006

    Hailwood run on Sunday

    The annual Mike Hailwood Memorial Run will take place on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Hailwood died in 1981, after a career spanning 20 years, which included nine World Championships, 76 GP wins and 14 TT...

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  • March 15: Jobs in biking

    11 March 2006

    Looking for a job in motorcycling? Here’s this week’s list (week ending Mar 17, 2006). For more info and contact details see page 50 of MCN Bike Mart – free inside the March 15 issue of MCN. Media MCN Sales representative: North West. Circa £24,500 inc company car, laptop, mobile, expenses, share options, pension scheme and flexible benefits. Performance Bikes, Features...

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  • Auctions winner named

    11 March 2006

    Auctions winner named

    Andy Evans, from Droitwich, Worcestershire, has won a stay in an apartment for four - worth £380 - at the non-stop-party-weekend that is MCN Live! at Butlins Skegness - all for listing his item...

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  • BMW opens in Edinburgh

    11 March 2006

    BMW opens in Edinburgh

    Glasgow’s BMW motorcycle dealership, Motorrad Central, is opening a new set of showroom doors Edinburgh this weekend. Director, John Dillan, said: “Up to 25 per cent of our custom derives...

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  • Right bike buy wins £1K

    11 March 2006

    Right bike buy wins £1K

    Garry Cheeseman not only found his ideal bike on motorcyclenews.com – he landed one of our £1000 weekly cash prizes in the process. Gary pocketed the £1000 in our Click4Cash...

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  • Used bikes: Hottest buys

    11 March 2006

    Used bikes: Hottest buys

    Which used bikes are hottest properties right now? We’ve been tracking the amount of people using our Advanced Search to target specific bikes they want to buy in our quality-packed Bikes For...

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  • Ride Europe for Sheene

    11 March 2006

    Ride Europe for Sheene

    There’s a handful of places left to join in the Barry Sheene Memorial Motorcycle Challenge this summer. 50 riders have the opportunity to help raise £100,000 for Barry’s chosen...

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  • What's on: March 15 on

    11 March 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 Ireland North of England Scotland South East England South West of England WalesWorldwide: TRIALS SATURDAY March 18 FIM Indoor Trial World...

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  • Your view: BMF in crisis

    11 March 2006

    Your view: BMF in crisis

    According to Chairman Anna Zee the BMF is “in crisis” and needs to take a look at itself if it is to survive. The March 15 issue of MCN features the full story of: Topless dancers...

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  • Video: brolly babes

    11 March 2006

    Video: brolly babes

    Daytona is renowned for having some of the best looking women in motorcycling, especially at the races that take place at the end of Bike Week, and we have the video proof. Check out the link below...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 15-22

    11 March 2006

    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 15. 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...

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  • March 8: Jobs in biking

    04 March 2006

    Looking for that dream job in motorcycling? Each week we list the jobs advertised in MCN. For more details on each of the following see pages 49 and 50 of MCN Bikemart – free with MCN’s March 8, 2006 issue. Technicians/Stores Very experienced motorcycle technician required for family-run business Full time stores person: Mid Wales Motorcycle Technician – Kestrel Honda,...

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  • What's on: March 8 on

    04 March 2006

    Worldwide: SHOWS WEDNESDAY March 8 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS THURSDAY March 9 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS FRIDAY March 10 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS SATURDAY March 11 Daytona Bike Week, Florida. 08712-106706. SHOWS MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh. 08700-133020 or...

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  • Bikes on TV: March 8-15

    04 March 2006

    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 1. 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...

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  • Speed record postponed

    04 March 2006

    Speed record postponed

    An attempt on the motorcycle speed record has been postponed for a second day, due to standing water on the track. The Ack Attack bike will attempt to cross the dry bed of Lake Gairdner in Australia...

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  • V-strom owners wanted

    04 March 2006

    V-strom owners wanted

    If you own a Suzuki DL-1000 V-Strom, then MCN would like to hear from you. We're looking for owners of the big adventure-sports bike to take part in a future "Why I had to have a...."...

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  • Video: Evel Kanye West

    04 March 2006

    Video: Evel Kanye West

    Kanye West comes over all Evel Knievel in his Touch the Sky video – or Evel Kanyevel as you can see for yourself following the link below. The Chris Milk-directed video also stars Pamela...

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  • New MCN out on Mar 8

    04 March 2006

    New MCN out on Mar 8

    The new issue of MCN hits the shelves on Wednesday March 8. Inside you'll find all these exclusives: The proof: Speed Cameras do lie. See video evidence on this site on Wednesday (Mar 9) World first...

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  • 2006 Thundersprint

    04 March 2006

    2006 Thundersprint

    The 2006 Thundersprint event will take place in Northwich Town centre on Sunday, May 7. The action takes place with timed sprints on an tight and twisty circuit in the town centre, with riders...

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  • Your specials: Bike 5

    04 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 5

    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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  • Hell's Angels sue Disney

    04 March 2006

    The Hell’s Angels are suing Disney, claiming planned movie Wild Hogs infringes its trademark. According to CNNMoney.com (external site) the Angels say they never approved the use of its trademark, and that the comedy will exploit the Hell's Angels name as well as their trademark design. Next bike? MCN and user reviews here Browse BIKES FOR SALE 1600 products reviewed here Tim Allen, John...

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  • Video: Kawasaki ZZ-R14

    04 March 2006

    Video: Kawasaki ZZ-R14

    In MCN, out on March 8, read our first test of Kawasaki’s 190bhp-plus ZZ-R1400 and see the latest video details here. Find out just how much less than 10 seconds it takes to cover a standing...

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  • Proof: Speed traps lie!

    04 March 2006

    Proof: Speed traps lie!

    MCN has proved the most widely-used laser speed traps can mis-read wildly when aimed at bikes. We tested two different types of laser gun on a stationary Honda FireBlade and each one told us the...

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  • Your specials: Bike 6

    04 March 2006

    Your specials: Bike 6

    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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  • Bid for rare movie poster

    04 March 2006

    Bid for rare movie poster

    This full size and strictly-limited movie poster was produced to promote new bike movie The World's Fastest India - starring Sir Anthony Hopkins - and now you can own and help out a very worthy...

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  • Speed record underway

    04 March 2006

    Speed record underway

    The Top 1 Ack Attack streamliner has begun it's assault on the motorcycle land speed record with a top speed so far of 249mph. The team, led by American Mike Akatiff, had to delay their first run by...

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  • February 06 site traffic

    01 March 2006

    motorcyclenews.com has seen another sensational growth in both registered users and in use of the site. Thanks for playing your part. Our registered users, as calculated at 6am on March 1, 2006, had reached 185,063. Currently 5000 of you are joining the club every month. And our year-on-year growth in page impressions and visitor numbers was almost 10 per cent in February this year. For...

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  • Hailwood goes Hollywood

    01 March 2006

    Hailwood goes Hollywood

    Hollywood is to turn Mike Hailwood’s life story into a movie. The producer of the Oscar-nominated Capote – Michael Ohove - is bringing the story to the big screen. Written by Paul Pender...

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  • Speed camera loophole

    01 March 2006

    Speed camera loophole

    Nearly all speed camera prosecutions are based on inadmissable evidence and can therefore be thrown out, according to an exclusive report in MCN - out on March 1. It's because defendants aren't given...

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