February

Ray Stringer: In his own words

R1basher: Hi Ray, I'm gonna be club racing a '98 Blade in the open class...obviously I'm gonna be down on power against R1's. The engine is currently standard, what sort of power do you think is achievable?RayStringer: Well basically it depends on how much money you want to spend. The best value for money is a good quality exhaust pipe, a set of flat-slides and an airbox.Gsxer400: What does it...

Be her valentine?

Be her valentine?

Stop staring at her, and start dialling Interflora you fool!

The bottom line

The bottom line

You know where to come…

Sorry to disappoint

Sorry to disappoint

Less Swedish porn than Swedish pop

Ray Stringer web chat: full transcript added

Ray Stringer web chat: full transcript added

Technical expert and boss of not one, but two British Superbike teams next year, Ray Stringer joined motorcyclenews.com users for a live webchat this on Thursday February 14.In between solving your...

Is that a bin bag she’s wearing

Is that a bin bag she’s wearing

Rubber wear or plastic bag?

Plastic coated

Plastic coated

She was always good at the Rowntrees pastel challenge

Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

Vuillemin pips RC for supercross win

DAVID VUILLEMIN stretched his points lead in the U.S. 250 supercross championship after passing Ricky Carmichael on the last lap in the final at the RCA Dome, Indianapolis. It was the Frenchman’s...

Chat live with Neil Hodgson

Chat live with Neil Hodgson

WSB star Neil Hodgson will be in our VIP Lounge for a live web chat on Friday, February 22.The session will be held in the afternoon, as soon as he’s finished his first day of WSB testing at Valencia,...

Criville announces retirement

Criville announces retirement

Former world 500 champion Alex Criville is retiring from racing.Criville, who became Spain’s first world 500 champion in 1999, was expected to hold a press conference during the second day of the...

Roberts’ test feedback inspires next XRE0

Roberts’ test feedback inspires next XRE0

Suzuki is already working on the next generation of its XRE0 four-stroke engine based on feedback from Kenny Roberts and Sete Gibernau current winter testing at the Eastern Creek circuit in...

Suzuki & Kawasaki four-strokes have it all to do

Suzuki & Kawasaki four-strokes have it all to do

SUZUKI and Kawasaki look to have their work cut out to catch Valentino Rossi and the Honda V5 this season… or the next.All three factories tested at Sepang last week, and while Rossi and the RCV were...

£10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

£10m Rossi THREE seconds under lap record

VALENTINO ROSSI and the new Honda RCV four-stroke have gone an incredible THREE SECONDS faster than lap record pace in tests at Sepang, Malaysia.The reigning world champ’s unprecedented performance...

Parrish quits truck racing, Rymer takes over

Parrish quits truck racing, Rymer takes over

Steve Parrish has retired from European Truck Racing. The former GP racer won five European and five British Championships during his 17 years with Atkins Racing.Parrish, 47, said, " It will...

They must work out

They must work out

That’s a fine six-pack you ladies share…

Do you know the next Suzi?

Do you know the next Suzi?

Sky Sports TV bosses are looking for a female presenter to their new hour-long British club racing highlights programme.Series producer Kenny Kaye, said: " We want someone who is vibrant and...

Your eyes will be drawn in

Your eyes will be drawn in

The words zip and teeth come to mind…

It’s Carmichael again

It’s Carmichael again

Jeremy McGrath may be on his way back to form, but it was Ricky Carmichael who took his second win on the trot in the 250 AMA Supercross at Anaheim at the weekend.Defending Champion Carmichael made it...

Michael Rutter: In his own words

Monkeyman2000: What's the new bike like?MichaelRutter: You know, fantastic, to be honest with you. So smooth and easy to ride to be honest with you. Any gear you want to be in, it just pulls like a trainmonkeyman2000: Do you think it's a gamble riding for a new team?MichaelRutter: No, not really, because sometimes when you've got a new team, some teams are stuck in their ways sometimes, and a new...

R1 makes its BSB test debut

R1 makes its BSB test debut

Yamaha’s BSB R1 made its track debut at the Almeria circuit in Spain on Wednesday.Steve Plater completed over 100 laps of the 2.5-mile track in the cool and windy conditions and declared that the bike...

Nods as good…

Nods as good…

She was strangely amused by the constant poking of her one good eye

Remember her?

Remember her?

She might remember you, from the 2002 Ally Pally Show, which ended on Sunday.

Rutter Webchat: full transcript added

Rutter Webchat: full transcript added

Michael Rutter says he won’t be able to ride in the TT because of the Snetterton BSB, TT clash. " I don’t know who, but there is someone in the wrong, " he said. Rutter won’t be able to...

She sucks

She sucks

What do you think the Chupa Chups girls offer their riders?

Do you measure up?

Do you measure up?

Not sure what she’s describing… probably the last fish she caught

Belly nice

Belly nice

If you press that button, does it turn her on?

Walker: I’m going slow what ever I try’

Walker: I’m going slow what ever I try’

Chris Walker is facing an uphill battle to restore his shattered confidence before for the next WSB test at Valencia, Spain.He came away from Australia’s first tests as the slowest of all the WSB...

Aprilia plays down reliability fears

Aprilia plays down reliability fears

Noriyuki Haga’s Aprilia team has dismissed the mechanical disasters it suffered at the Phillip Island WSB tests as a normal part of pre-season shake-downs.Haga blew up three of the latest versions of...

Foggy WSB project up against it

Foggy WSB project up against it

Foggy won’t know if his WSB project has any hope of getting off the ground this year until the end of April.By then the first three-cylinder engine must have completed extensive bench testing, or the...

First Hodgson column of 2002

First Hodgson column of 2002

MCN has again signed up top British rider Neil Hodgson to write a regular column for us throughout the new World Superbike season.In the first instalment of 2002, Neil gives you a behind the scenes...

Moodie back in the saddle

Moodie back in the saddle

It’s been more than a year, but Jim Moodie has finally returned to full-on riding action in preparation for the World Supersport season.He has been out of action recovering from a badly smashed ankle.

Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

Ducati reveals plan for V4 engine

Ducati has broken with its V-twin tradition with its proposed GP engine: It’s going to be a V4.And while company bosses were giving little away when they released the news at 3pm CET on February 4, it...

First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

First pictures: Kawasaki’s GP four-stroke

KAWASAKI’S new four-stroke GP bike has tested at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia – and this early prototype is said to have a lot in common with the firm’s ZX-7R superbike.Underneath the fairing is a...

MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

MZ unveils ‘250bhp’ V4 GP bike

THESE are the first pictures of MZ’s contender for the new four-stroke MotoGP series.At the bike’s launch in Leipzig, Germany, the firm announced that a version of the bike’s 250bhp, 90-degree V4...

Open wide

Open wide

White was not a good choice for the " drink a yard of ale tipped off a balcony " competition.

Everybody happy?

Everybody happy?

What’s tickling her fancy?