2005

A firmer rear

Apparently going for a softer rear improves handling, but this one looks quite firm. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Lavilla stays in BSB

Newly crowned British Superbike champion Gregorio Lavilla has signed for a second season with the GSE Ducati squad alongside Leon Haslam. The Spaniard had several offers on the table after his storming success in the British championship but opted to stay with the British team, which has close ties with the Ducati factory. “I have decided to stay with the team for one more year in British...

A cheeky smile...

A cheeky smile...

Just the thing to lift your spirits if you're at work.... Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Dreading the babes

It takes a very pretty woman to make dreadlocks look good... Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Bayliss/Lanzi for Ducati

Bayliss/Lanzi for Ducati

Ducati has officially dropped James Toseland from its World Sueprbike team for 2006 with Troy Bayliss and rising star Lorenzo Lanzi taking over the two-bike squad next year. Toseland still...

Jones signs for Foggy

Jones signs for Foggy

British Supersport runner-up in 2005, Craig Jones, has signed for the Foggy-Petronas team to race in World Superbikes in 2006. Jones has signed a one year deal with the team to race the FP-1, with an...

2006 WSB test dates

2006 WSB test dates

The final round of the World Sueprbike championship may only just have taken place but preparations for next year are well underway with the dates for the first round of the championship and the 2006...

Rossi takes fifth in a row

Rossi takes fifth in a row

Valentino Rossi has taken yet another win at Phillip Island, taking his tally at the circuit to five wins in a row. The newly crowned World Champion dominated the race, holding back Honda rider Nicky...

Ito in for Capirossi

Ito in for Capirossi

Shinichi Ito will race for the Ducati Marlboro team as a replacement for the injured Loris Capirossi. Capirossi suffered chest injuries from a crash in practice for the previous round in Australia,...

Get MotoGP exclusives

Get MotoGP exclusives

In Motor Cycle News, October 19, 2005, MotoGP reporter Matthew Birt reveals what is happening in the current contract frenzy engulfing the GP paddock, including: Honda brough to the brink by Chris...

Hayden on pole

Nicky Hayden has taken his third pole position of the season after setting the fastest ever lap round Philip Island. The American beat newly recrowned world champion Valentino Rossi to the top spot by just one tenth of a second with Honda rider Sete Gibernau finishing the front row of the grid a further three tenths down. Carlos Checa, Colin Edwards and Max Biaggi make up the third row while GP...

Rossi fastest in Oz

Rossi fastest in Oz

250cc free practice one: 1. Porto 1:34.700. 2. De ANgelis 1:35.011. 3. Lorenzo 1:35.066. 4. Barbera 1:35.635. 5. Stoner 1:35.824. 6. Dovizioso 1:35.893. 7. De Puniet 1:35.905. 8. Locatelli...

Lavilla wins BSB title

Lavilla wins BSB title

Gregoria Lavilla claimed the British Superbike title with a win and a second place at the final round of the series at Brands Hatch. Airwaves Ducati team-mate Leon Haslam took the win in race two. ...

Coppins wins Brit MX title

Coppins wins Brit MX title

Josh Coppins won his 10th successive race at Matchams Park on Sunday to claim the British MX1 Motocross championship for the second year in a row. The 2005 champion won both motos, taking the wins by...

Final BSB round preview

Final BSB round preview

The British Superbike season ends this weekend with Ducati’s Gregorio Lavilla favourite to secure the title and Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari the only man who can stop him. If you’re not...

Three of the best...

Three of the best...

Just three of our favourite MCN Babes at Butlins. If you took some snaps at the 50th Anniversary at Butlins, email them to us here; mcn.online@emap.com Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

KTM quit World SM

KTM quit World SM

KTM has announced it will not field a factory team in the 2006 Supermoto World Championship. The Austrian firm has claimed two world titles in the four years of the championship, but will focus on...

HM sign McGuinness

HM sign McGuinness

John McGuinness will ride for the HM Plant Honda Racing team in both the British Superstock series and select road-racing events. The 31-year-old will ride a CBR1000RR in Superstocks, and compete in...

Still not happy?

Still not happy?

Another pair looking unhappy they won't be attending the MCN Butlins weekend at Skegness today.... Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

In the nick of time...

In the nick of time...

Strangely enough, time seems to stand still when we stop to admire this pair.... Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Magny WSB Results

Results from the final round fo the World Superbike championship. Click the link on the right to see the full race report. Race 1 C. VERMEULEN, Y. KAGAYAMA, J. TOSELAND,8.2 K. MUGGERIDGE,13.336 T. CORSER,13.887 A. PITT,14.299 C.WALKER,15.27 M.NEUKIRCHNER,16.136 L. LANZI,16.616 N. ABE,18.201 D. CHECA,31.1 B. BOSTROM,34.31 G.BUSSEI,34.493 F. NIETO,38.601 S.

Babe with a brolly

Babe with a brolly

It almost seems as though the bigger the brolly, the sexier the babe. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Haslam leads at Brands

Haslam leads at Brands

Leon Haslam has lead and Airwaves Ducati 1-2 on the first day of practice for the final round of the British Superbike championship. He and team-mate Gregorio Lavilla lead the time sheets all day...

Knight is Enduro champ

Knight is Enduro champ

Britain's David Knight has won the 2005 Enduro 3 World Champion at the penultimate round of the series at Serres in Greece. Knight has dominated the championship, and has won at seven of the eight...

Jarvis is Brit Trials champ

Jarvis is Brit Trials champ

Graham Jarvis is the 2005 British Trials champion on Sunday October 9, having won four of the six rounds. The MRS Sherco rider took the title with a win in the final round to stay in front of Gas Gas...

Reynolds retires

Reynolds retires

Reigning British Superbike champion John Reynolds has decided to retire from racing following the heavy crash he had during practice for the last BSB round at Brands Hatch last Friday. The...

Something amusing her?

Something amusing her?

Wonder what is amusing her so much? It looks like something to do with his fuel tank? Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Harris joins HM Plant

Harris joins HM Plant

Karl Harris has signed for the HM Plant Honda Racing British Superbike team in 2006. The 25-year-old Yorkshireman last rode for the team in 2004, winning the British Supersport class. He'll join...

Not looking happy....

Not looking happy....

Obviously upset that they can't make the MCN Butlins weekend.... But you still can with day tickets available on the gate on Saturday October 8 and Sunday October 9, 2005. Discovered MCN Auctions?...

Impressing the babe...

Impressing the babe...

While she seemed impressed by Laconi's clocks, Regis himself wasn't quite so sure... Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

Brands BSB results

Results from the final round of the British Superbike championship. Click the link on the right to read the full race report. Race one positions: Gregorio LAVILLA , Leon HASLAM , 0.312 James HAYDON , 7.390 Ryuichi KIYONARI , 7.498 Dean THOMAS , 7.795 Michael RUTTER , 11.848 Gary MASON , 20.394 Steve PLATER , 23.404 Jeremy McWILLIAMS , 30.839 Jonathan REA , 35.126 Michael...

Toseland misses out

Toseland misses out

Honda’s Chris Vermeulen and Ducati rider Lorenzo Lanzi took one win each at the final round of the WSB series at Magny-Cours. Newly-crowned WSB champ Troy Corser (who started from the fourth...

Yukio on provisional pole

Yukio on provisional pole

Yukio Kagayama has topped the first day of qualifying for the final round of the World Superbike championship at Magny Cours. The Japanese Suzuki rider is one of the few riders to have tested at the...

Chris Jones Memorial

Chris Jones Memorial

A wesbite with pictures of the late Chris Jones has been set up, with proceeds from the sale of photographic prints going to the Chris Jones Memorial Fund. Jones died in a start line incident at...

Another French highlight

Another French highlight

Another reason why it's worth going to motorcycle shows. And if you're jealous of the French, don't forget the NEC Show is coming up soon. Discovered MCN Auctions? Click here.

A custom babe

A custom babe

This young lady appears in a new video for custom chopper firm Battistini. You can see the video by following the link, here, but please be aware that it's for over 18s only. Discovered MCN...