2001

It’s showtime

It’s showtime

It had been a long time since there had been a full performance of Cabaret in the pitlane

Live webchat with Paul Denning, Suzuki team boss. Full transcript added

Live webchat with Paul Denning, Suzuki team boss. Full transcript added

British superbike Suzuki team boss Paul Denning answered dozens of your questions in a 40-minute live web chat on this site on Thursday.He revealed how Karl Harris had lapped faster in days one and...

Snetterton date switches to avoid TT clash

Snetterton date switches to avoid TT clash

British superbike bosses have bowed to pressure from fans, riders and teams and switched the date of the Snetterton round to June 3 to avoid a clash with the Isle of Man Formula One TT.BSB boss Jos...

Dressing up

Dressing up

She must be a lion… she certainly ain’t a happy bunny

Top dates for 2002 added

We’ve already brought you the WSB and GP dates for 2002. Now we’re able to add dates for the World Endurance series, British Superbikes, motocross and events including the Isle of Man TT.Trials and enduro fans aren’t forgotten, either. And if you missed the WSB and GP dates before, don’t worry, we’ve repeated them.All dates are provisional.World Championship Grand PrixRound 1: April 7, Suzuka,...

Save up to £600 on British race meets

Save up to £600 on British race meets

Octagon season tickets are going on sale for 2002 covering all bike events held at Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park , Silverstone and Snetterton.For £100 you can go to all 10 of the major bike...

Get’ em off!

Get’ em off!

The MCN girls always want to reveal more.

Who’s working who?

Who’s working who?

Gum on gow. Start the gice mogogige… a gottle of gear, a gottle of gear, etc etc

The munch bunch

The munch bunch

Gotta chew, gotta chew, gotta chew

Hold on tight

Hold on tight

Just after our picture was taken, she had a sneezing fit.

Paul Denning: In his own words

Weebleswobble: Can the new 1000 realistically win in 2002?PaulDenning: We started working with the bike in May. The lap times have been better than the 750, so we're looking forward to competing on a level playing field. The great thing about bike racing is that the rider is still one of the biggest parts of the equation And that’s the attraction for many. If our riders can get 100 per cent we can...

Harada secures 500 ride

Harada secures 500 ride

Tetsuya Harada has finally secured his deal to ride a 500 in the 2002 world championship. The 31-year-old former world 250 champion will be run by Shell Advance team boss Jeff Hardwick but not under...

Capirossi’s first test scheduled

Capirossi’s first test scheduled

Loris Capirossi’s works Honda 500 team have confirmed five pre-season tests for the Italian despite rumours that he is poised to make a surprise switch to Aprilia’s four-stroke effort.Capirossi, who...

Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

Laconi lands Aprilia GP four-stroke ride

Regis Laconi will ride the gorgeous Aprilia four-stroke GP bike in next season’s world championship.It seems his one-off victory in last year’s final WSB round did him a truck load of favours.He may...

Roberts to run two-stroke in 2002, four-stroke in 2003

Roberts to run two-stroke in 2002, four-stroke in 2003

Kenny Roberts plans to launch a four-stroke GP bike for the 2003 season.The three-times world 500 champion, who runs the Proton team from Banbury in Oxfordshire, said he will continue running his...

Heckles joins the Brits in WSB

Liverpool rider Mark Heckles, 25, will ride a kit-bike Honda VTR SP-2 for the Rumi Honda team in WSB in 2002 in a one-rider team.The kit bike is a far cry from the uncompetitive kit-bikes that were seen in the BSB series in 2000 and are said to be on a performance level with the 2001 bike Colin Edwards had.A delighted Heckles who raced in the European superstock series on a Rumi Honda FireBlade in...

Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

Hodgson and Toseland on Radio One

Neil Hodgson is looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Chris Walker in World Superbikes next season. Speaking on a Radio One interview on Monday night, Hodgson added: " but this time I...

Foggy targets Corser

Foggy targets Corser

Troy Corser has been approached by Carl Fogarty to ride the new Petronas World Superbike. He hasn’t said yes to the offer yet because he’s still considering buying his job back at Aprilia. He told...

Foggy reveals more about his new WSB bikes and team

Foggy reveals more about his new WSB bikes and team

Carl Fogarty launched his new WSB team in Italy at the weekend, and revealed that up to 10,000 of the Foggy Petronas triples could be put into production.They will follow the first 75 very expensive...

2002 KX250 Key features and changes

Engine: Reshaped porting for more power throughout the rev range and better over-rev power; New two-piece power valve with increased valve width, and new spring and lever shape for better sealing and increased mid-range power; Piston skirt lengthened for better exhaust-port sealing; Connecting rod redesigned to allow more oil into the big-end bearing for improved durability and with smoother...

2002 KX125 key features and changes

Engine: Reshaped combustion chamber for increased compression; Reshaped exhaust and scavenging ports, and revised exhaust timing for better power at high rpm; Piston tin-plated and " machine-streaked " to prevent scarring, especially during running in; New, lighter crankshaft for quicker engine response; Revised ignition timing for more power at mid to high rpm; Optional flywheel...

The paper ball challenge

The paper ball challenge

The ladies were convinced their rivals in the inter-stand NEC Show paperball fight couldn’t hit a cow’s butt with a banjo.

I don’t care who you are…

I don’t care who you are…

I’m not giving you my phone number

2002 Kawasaki KX125 and 250 tested

2002 Kawasaki KX125 and 250 tested

IN recent years Kawasaki’s machinery and Ricky Carmichael’s brilliance have produced some inspiring results in the blue riband US motocross and supercrosss series. RC won three straight AMA 125...

If only all Hondas came as well upholstered

If only all Hondas came as well upholstered

One VFR with all the right equipment…

2002 MX season – who, what, where and when

2002 MX season – who, what, where and when

THE 2002 British motocross championship will be fought over eight rounds, starting on March 10 at Canada Heights, near Swanley.Maxxis Tyres has secured title sponsorship of the series for the next...

Make up your own

Make up your own

Ladies holding helmets. Make your own jokes up.

No factory Kawasakis in 2002 BSB

No factory Kawasakis in 2002 BSB

KAWASAKI UK will not run a factory team in BSB next season. The company says there is little commercial value in running their aging ZX-7RR against the new 1000cc four-cylinder machines and will...

Reynolds fastest on GSX-R1000 in BSB tests

Reynolds fastest on GSX-R1000 in BSB tests

JOHN REYNOLDS proved that he won’t be giving up the British number one plates that he controversially won last year without a fight after setting the fastest time during the first major test of the...

The audition

The audition

Okay girls… I want you to give me " joy " !

Hello, can we help?

Hello, can we help?

Meet the MCN reception team.

Shakey Byrne gets top-flight Ducati ride

Shakey Byrne gets top-flight Ducati ride

BSB privateer champion Shane Byrne has signed for the fledgling Renegade Ducati team, where he is likely to be partnered by Steve Plater on top-spec 998s.Byrne said: " I see this as an ideal...

Specs appeal

Specs appeal

Men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses… here’s the exception to prove the role.

Exclusive: First pictures of Katoh on the NSR500

New world 250 champion Daijiro Katoh hasn't had much time to dwell on his record-breaking 2001 season as he was back on track testing a works Honda NSR500 for the first time today.Katoh, who beat Mike Hailwood's long-standing 250 record with 11 wins last season, got his pre-season campaign underway with the first of a two-day shakedown test at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan.The Telefonica...

Full transcript of webchat with Suzuki GP boss

Full transcript of webchat with Suzuki GP boss

Suzuki GP boss Garry Taylor took the time to join us for a live webchat on Thursday November 29. In it, he revealed that he only applied for the job thinking it was a Formula One team, that he thinks...

Aprilia’s stunning GP four-stroke triple goes public

Aprilia’s stunning GP four-stroke triple goes public

PICK your jaws off the floor – Aprilia’s gorgeous new four-stroke GP bike uses a British-developed 990cc, 220bhp inline triple with pneumatic valves. And something not too dissimilar could be in YOUR...