May

Video: Toseland special

Video: Toseland special

This week MCN’s weekly podcast takes an exclusive behind the scenes look at what it takes to run a World Superbike team featuring interviews with James Toseland and his Ten Kate team. ...

New MCN: May 31 issue

Get the first look at the 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, find out why Rossi turned down F1, and get all the news and inside information following the Silverstone round of World Superbikes in our eight-page special. And there's more, including: The Government scaring off new bikers. Speed in Europe - get banned in UK First ride: Husqvarna SM450RR We test two top junior race bikes. World's fastest...

Help bus lane campaign

Help bus lane campaign

You can support a call by the Motor cycle Industry Association to open up more bus lanes for use by motorcyclists. An independent survey in 2005 found 87 per cent of riders and over half of the...

What's on: May 31 on

North of England ROAD RACING WEDNESDAY May 31 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING THURSDAY June 1 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING FRIDAY June 2 Isle of Man TT Festival, Isle of Man, Isle of Man. 01624-686801 or www.iomtt.com. ROAD RACING SATURDAY June 3 Isle of Man TT...

Ducati to skip NEC show

Ducati to skip NEC show

Ducati has announced it will not have a stand at the 2006 International Motorcycle Show in Birmingham as the 2007 range will be launched in Milan. "The International motorcycle show is very...

Bikes on TV: May 31 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, May 31. 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 Extra) EUR1...

Rural road danger

Rural road danger

The most dangerous roads are main roads running through villages or the outskirts of towns according to an AA Motoring Trust study. The report was carried out as part of the European Road Assessment...

Two-day Kelso Bikefest

Two-day Kelso Bikefest

The Kelso Bikefest becomes a two-day event in 2006, the seventh year it has been held at Springwood Park in Kelso. The bike show and event will include a main arena with James Dylan's Stuntworld,...

New GSX-R1000 for 2007

New GSX-R1000 for 2007

Suzuki will launch a new GSX-R1000 in 2007 designed to take the fear-factor out of riding a 180bhp bike. The new machine will get the styling introduced on the 600 and 750 and a completely redesigned...

Crowds brave wet BMF

The BMF show saw huge crowds risk the weather to see some great biking action and walk home with a bargain or two. The Peterborough showground was packed with people looking to make the most of the breaks between the showers to grab some new kit from some of the hundreds of stalls offering discounts. Choose your next bike here Buy your next bike here Choose your new kit here The Grandstand at the...

High power JBL Kawasaki

High power JBL Kawasaki

We’ve all seen the boy-racer cars filled with ICE and thumping along the road, well JBL, sponsors of the Hawk Kawasaki BSB team, thought there was no reason why they couldn’t do a bike as...

Classic show cancelled

Classic show cancelled

The Yorkshire Classic Car, 4x4 & Bike show due to take place on Bank Holiday Monday at Ripley Castle near Harrogate has been cancelled due to the state of the ground at the castle. The next event...

Book TT grandstands now

Book TT grandstands now

Grandstand tickets for the 2006 isle of Man TT are available in advance for the first time, along with official TT programmes and race guides. Just 750 seats are available for the practice sessions...

Ride a Harley for charity

Ride a Harley for charity

Applications are now open for breast cancer survivors to spend a week riding a Harley across Britain to raise money for charity. The Amazon Heart Thunder UK is part of a global series of 1000 mile...

Video: Doohan vs Ring

Video: Doohan vs Ring

Want to see what happens when two bikes go up against a Nurburgring BMW taxi? The taxi is being driven by Sabine, who was made famous by her appearances on Top Gear. Meanwhile the motorcycles are...

Bargain BMW R1100S

Bargain BMW R1100S

In the May 24 edition of MCN we reveal BMWs extreme new Superbike based on the R1200S, but if you can’t wait until it is launched we’ve picked a selection of bargain R1100S bikes to keep...

New MCN: May 24 issue

New MCN: May 24 issue

Get our free Silverstone WSB guide with the latest issue of MCN, including a complete track guide. And you'll also get a full Isle of Man TT preview in the paper itself, plus you'll find out why...

Bikes on TV: May 24-30

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, May 24. 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 Extra) EUR1...

Bowel cancer charity ride

A charity ride from John O'Groats to Lands End on June 23-25 2006 aims to raise awareness and funds for the faster diagnosis of bowel cancer. Thirty riders will be travelling the length of the country in outsized shorts to say 'Pants to Bowel Cancer' and anyone is welcome to join them to try and help tackle the second biggest cancer killer in the UK with one in 10 people affected. It's part of...

What's On: May 24 on

Worldwide: ROAD RACING SATURDAY May 27 BMCRC, Croix-en-Ternois. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 28 BMCRC, Croix-en-Ternois. 01304-831714 or www.bemsee.co.uk. THURSDAY May 25 SUPERMOTO SUNDAY May 28 FIM Supermoto World Championship, Villars S/Ecot. www.supermotos1.com. East of England ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 28 World Superbikes, Silverstone, Northants. 01327-850200...

MCN Podcast number 2

MCN Podcast number 2

The second of MCN’s weekly audio podcast shows is now ready to download with an exclusive interview with James Toseland and Chris Walker. We caught up with the two World Superbike riders to...

2007 Yamaha YZ450F

2007 Yamaha YZ450F

The first picture has emerged of Yamaha’s 2007 YZ450F motocross bike. The new bike looks like it has remained largely similar to the 2006 machine but will gain new graphics and wavy...

Yamaha cruiser arrives

Yamaha cruiser arrives

The new Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star is arriving in showrooms following its appearance at the BMF Show last weekend. The latest addition to the Star range produces 168Nm torque at just 2500rpm, and is...

60th year Vespa models

60th year Vespa models

Three new Vespa scooters celebrate 60 years of the Italian firm in 2006. The retro collection of two Vespa Vintage models are joined by a limited edition Vespa GT60. The vintage range adapt the...

New Derbi 125s

New Derbi 125s

Derbi is launching four new learner legal 125s for 2007 with all styles catered for. All four bikes will use the same four-stroke engine but look completely different. The Freekster will be a...

New BMW Superbike

New BMW Superbike

BMW is planning its most radical superbike yet, a lightweight version of the R1200S. The new bike, dubbed the HP2, will follow the same concept that brought us the HP1, which is based on the...

What's On: May 17 on

Scotland ROAD RACING SATURDAY May 20 North East MRC, East Fortune, East Lothian. 01388-766323 orwww.nemcrc.co.uk. ROAD RACING SUNDAY May 21 North East MRC, East Fortune, East Lothian. 01388-766323 orwww.nemcrc.co.uk. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY May 21 Dumfries & Galloway Group of Advanced Motorcyclists, St Michaels Petrol Station, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway. 10am.

BMF call to save biking

BMF call to save biking

The BMF is launching its biggest lobbying campaign at the BMF Show on Saturday May 20, 2006, in an attempt to stop restrictions on learners in the Third European Licence Directive. A postcard and...

Stoner to race Goodwood

Stoner to race Goodwood

It looks like this year’s Goodwood festival of speed is going to be another unmissable event, with hoards of top names in bikes taking up the hill-climb challenge. Honda GP rider Casey Stoner...

New MCN: May 17 issue

New MCN: May 17 issue

Save £2 on entry to the BMW with our show guide and get the world's first pictures and exclusive information on the 2007 Yamaha R1. Plus we reveal Britain's theft hotspots and how bike insurers...

Save cash at BMF Show

Save cash at BMF Show

The annual BMF Show takes place on May 20-21, 2006. Save £2 on your entry with the guide in MCN, May 17, and find any additional information here to make sure you get the most from the show. ...

Track event for ladies

Track event for ladies

Female race team Feisty racing is holding a bikegirl get-together at the Anglesey track in North Wales on July 15, 2006. It's a chance to meet other female riders and racers, and includes a track day...

Bike week gets F factor

Bike week gets F factor

The 2006 National Motorcycle Week takes place on July 16-23, 2006, with the slogan 'Have you got the F factor'. Apparently the F stands for fun, freedom, flexibility and friendship. Ride to Work day...

Anti-slip manholes test

Anti-slip manholes test

A new type of anti-skid manhole cover is being trialled in Bristol, as part of the new Broadmead development. Bristol is the first city in Europe to introduce the new covers, alongside designing...

BMW sign for Dirt Show

BMW sign for Dirt Show

BMW has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the 2006 Dirt Bike Show in November, alongside all the major Japanese manufacturers, KTM, Aprilia and Gas Gas. The HP2 enduro will be among the machines on...

MCN race weekend deals

MCN race weekend deals

You can enjoy this year's ultimate races in four star luxury and get to have dinner with the stars of the show only with MCN’s Hilton hotels race weekend deal. Book any of the dates below and...