May

New Transport Secretary

Alistair Darling will be replaced as Government Transport Secretary following a reshuffle of Tony Blair's Labour cabinet. Darling will now become trade secretary. Both the BBC and Sky News are reporting Douglas Alexander as his replacement as Transport Secretary, although the DfT told us that the position could not be confirmed. Looking to buy a bike? Click here. Browse bike reviews. Click...

What's on: May 3 on

South West of England SHOWS SATURDAY May 6 Piss Edds MCC Custom Show, Castle Cary Rugby Club, Somerset. 0706-765255 or 07974-238327. RIDEOUTS WEDNESDAY May 3 Rideout to Woods, Fowlers, Bristol. 7pm. www.fowlers.co.uk or 0778-616-4890. RIDEOUTS VMCC, The George, Forcester, Gloucs. 2pm. 01452-840489. RIDEOUTS SUNDAY May 7 Verwood MCC, Morrisons, Verwood, Dorset. 10am. 01202-825793 or 07718-357450...

193K register to join us

Your support has helped make this online community one which is now 193,695 registered users strong (as of May 2, 2006). And your regular visits to motorcyclenews.com means we’ve seen yet another year-on-year growth in site traffic. We never take your time with us for granted and are always ready to hear your ideas to improve the site still further. If you’d like to share your...

Audio: Lavilla interview

Audio: Lavilla interview

Listen to our interview with reigning British Superbike champion Gregorio Lavilla to find out why he has been able to dominate the 2006 season so far, what he makes of Ducati's proposed switch to...

Win this Dainese jacket

Win this Dainese jacket

<<<This competition is now closed>>> Want this Dainese jacket? Move fast because the deadline to enter our prize draw for it comes at midnight tonight (May 4, 2006). The 8-Track...

BMW launch weekend

BMW launch weekend

The BMW F800S and R1200S will be launched in UK BMW dealer showrooms on May 13-14 in a weekend of special events, test rides, ride-outs and a national competition to win a complete set of BMW kit. ...

New MCN: May 3 issue

New MCN: May 3 issue

Revealed: Kenny Roberts plans for a V5 200bhp road bike. Our May 3 issue has all the details – straight from King Kenny himself. Due to the Bank Holiday and printing problems, MCN may not be...

Turning right? Think bike!

Turning right? Think bike!

A major new campaign is being launched to educate car drivers about the risk they pose to motorcyclists. The campaign, run by Kent County Council, Medway Council and the Kent and Medway Safety Camera...

Learn to paint bikes

Learn to paint bikes

A new course aims to teach every aspect of painting and repairing bike finishes. It's an 11-day intensive course, based at motorcycle/scooter paint shop Paint My Ride in Darlington in County Durham,...

King Kenny's road bikes

King Kenny's road bikes

MCN has been given exclusive access to Kenny Robert's new road bike project - and there are four on their way. King Kenny's road bike plans include a 170cc single, a V5 MotoGP rep, a naked V5 bike...

Race replica Aerox

Race replica Aerox

It might not register with many 16-year-old scooter riders, but the Aerox YQ50 is now available in Yamaha's traditional Yellow speedblock race design. The paintscheme dates back to the original...

Budget Sachs from China

German firm Sachs will be able to offer cheaper bikes and scooters to compete with unbranded internet sellers, after entering into an agreement with a major Chinese factory. Sachs aims to offer German quality and dealer support as part of the deal with New Superior Ltd. In return for German engineering support and in-house quality control in the Chinese plant, the firm will receive massive...

Revised Triple spied

Revised Triple spied

Triumph is testing revised versions of the Speed Triple and Sprint ST with changes to the engines and exhaust systems. Both machines have been spotted testing near the firm's Hickley factory. For...