Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

Experience the thrill of riding off-road

Experience the thrill of riding off-road

If you fancy trying out a bit of off-road riding but don’t feel you’re ready to splash out on a bike, the Honda off-road days are a great solution. Accompanied by an instructor, you get around five...

Better than Kwik-Fit

Better than Kwik-Fit

The HM Plant’s teams idea to use their brolly babes as mechanics proved popular

Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

Hodgson replaces Foggy at MCN London Show

GP star and reigning WSB champion Neil Hodgson has stepped in to replace Carl Fogarty at the MCN London Show on Friday February 6. Foggy has been forced to cancel due to tonsillitis, but fortunately...

Vermeulen misses out on London Show

Vermeulen misses out on London Show

Ten Kate Honda WSB rider Chris Vermeulen has had to pull out of his appearance at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Thursday. He has been testing his new Fireblade this week and those tests have...

Share your memories of Sheene

Share your memories of Sheene

Barry Sheene touched the lives of millions of motorcyclists so to commemorate his death MCN is planning a special tribute. Everyone who met the great man has a story to tell, and we’d like to hear...

Standing proud

Standing proud

Her pose can encourage anyone to stand proud and erect.

Who are you representing?

Who are you representing?

Sorry, which firm are you representing again?

Hearing problems?

Hearing problems?

Earplugs made from cardboard probably weren’t the best idea…

Can’t be comfortable…

Can’t be comfortable…

Someone should tell her that no-one rides bikes side-saddle any more…

Thursday at the MCN London Show

Thursday at the MCN London Show

Kawasaki British Supersport star Pere Riba was at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Thursday to sign autographs at the MCN Stand. Tomorrow (Friday) you can expect WSB champion and MotoGP hopeful Neil...

Are you swapping Tarmac for dirt?

Are you swapping Tarmac for dirt?

If you’ve traded in your road bike for a dirt bike or supermoto, or have been thinking about it, MCN would like to hear from you. If you’ve swapped a GSX-R1000 for a DR-Z, or a Blade for a CRF250,...

An enigmatic smile

An enigmatic smile

Obviously she hasn’t just struggled through the rain to get to work on a Monday morning…

Haga’s WSB return hampered by gearbox failure

Haga’s WSB return hampered by gearbox failure

Noriyuki Haga’s debut for the Renegade Ducati WSB team this week has been hampered a failed gearbox. The team took part in an unofficial two day test at the Valencia circuit in Spain, alongside the...

Hodgson and Davies go head to head

Hodgson and Davies go head to head

Grand Prix stars Neil Hodgson and Chaz Davies were racing head to head for the first time last week when they met up for the launch of Scalextric MotoGP. The two Brits were given the first go on the...

ACU Academy and UK1 signings head for Spain

ACU Academy and UK1 signings head for Spain

The ACU is taking 12 of its Academy racers to Spain for pre-season testing, alongside UK1 Racing new signings Christian Elkin and Tommy Bridewell. Elkin was the highest-placed Brit in the Spanish...

Size isn’t everything…

Size isn’t everything…

We’ve finally found a girl for whom size doesn’t matter…

Wonder what she’s waiting for?

Wonder what she’s waiting for?

Is it the start of the MCN London Motorcycle Show?

Suzuki star Hopkins breaks both ankles

Suzuki star Hopkins breaks both ankles

Suzuki MotoGP star John Hopkins has undergone surgery following a crash in a supercross event. American Hopkins fractured both ankles in practice for a ‘cross over’ event at San Diego on Saturday,...

WSB and WSS provisional entry lists revealed

WSB and WSS provisional entry lists revealed

James Toseland has a better idea than ever of what he’s up against for the 2004 season in WSB now that the provisional entry list has been revealed. Toseland rides the Fila Ducati 999R this season,...

Reynolds delighted with new GSX-R

Reynolds delighted with new GSX-R

Former British superbike champion John Reynolds says he’s delighted with the changes made to his GSX-R1000 after testing at Almeria in Spain this week. Reynolds, who is the star attraction at the...

Michelin launches slick-based rubber for supermotos

Michelin launches slick-based rubber for supermotos

Michelin has launched new sticky slick-based tyres for supermoto racers. The SM tyre has been developed with the help of Riders from the Vertemati, Yamaha and KTM teams. It is not road legal. The...

All white on the night

All white on the night

After a day at a motorcycle show, the girls started fighting over who got to sit down

She’ll get a bad back…

She’ll get a bad back…

That’s a sure way to get back problems in later life…

2004 WSB dates announced

2004 WSB dates announced

The 2004 World Superbike calendar has been announced. There will be two British rounds, with Silverstone on June 13 and Brands Hatch on July 25. Plus, there is a Canadian round, which is yet to be...

And how would we get your number?

And how would we get your number?

Sometimes the priority switches from taking photographs to getting a dinner date…

BSB stars at MCN London Show

BSB stars at MCN London Show

Former British superbike champion John Reynolds will be at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on Saturday and Sunday, January 31 and February 1. You’ll be able to meet him, get autographs signed, and...

You're not going out like that

You're not going out like that

And where’s the rest of that dress young lady?

Kiyonari impresses in first HM Plant Honda test

Kiyonari impresses in first HM Plant Honda test

New British Superbike signings Michael Rutter and Ryuichi Kiyonari made debut tests for HM Plant Honda Racing at Almeria, Spain, this week on 2004 Blades. Team Co-ordinator Simon Buckmaster said: ”...

Rutter to race Blade in BSB

Rutter to race Blade in BSB

Michael Rutter will race the Honda CBR1000RR in British Superbikes this year with BSB rookie and ex-MotoGP rider Ryuichi Kiyonari. As predicted by MCN three months ago, Rutter will be riding the fully...

Edwina Scissorhands

Edwina Scissorhands

It’s terrible when you run out of the right nail colour…

Rossi closes the gap on Biaggi

Rossi closes the gap on Biaggi

Valentino Rossi has knocked 0.63 seconds off his best time in his second day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. Rossi had his first ride on the Yamaha YZF-M1 on Saturday after winning the...

Just a little bit closer…

Just a little bit closer…

That’s it, just move in together…

Put your questions to WSB boss

Put your questions to WSB boss

MCN is flying to Rome to meet World Superbike boss Paolo Flammini next week, and we’re offering you the opportunity to put your questions to him. It’s been a time of change for the championship.

Yamaha Sepang MotoGP test, official release

Yamaha Sepang MotoGP test, official release

In gruelling heat Valentino Rossi (Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha Team) was inside his own previous lap record of 2m 03.82 seconds at the 5.548km Sepang track in testing today. He recorded a best time of 2m...

Biaggi ends test 1.2 secs faster than Rossi

Biaggi ends test 1.2 secs faster than Rossi

Max Biaggi has continued his dominance of Honda’s pre-season MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia by ending the final day with a best lap 1.2 seconds faster than Valentino Rossi’s best...

Rossi plays down title hopes

Rossi plays down title hopes

Valentino Rossi is talking down his chances of clinging on to his world title on the eve of his debut test with Yamaha. The reigning MotoGP champion has seen Max Biaggi beat his lap record at Sepang,...