Motorcycle Sport & Racing News

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...

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...

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.

Latest WSB test news: Walker, Edwards, Sauber

Latest WSB test news: Walker, Edwards, Sauber

CHRIS WALKER is now eight days into a hectic World Superbike testing schedule in preparation for his return to world championship racing. In contrast, Neil Hodgson has not even seen his new Ducati...

WSB signings latest: Haga, Emmett and Chili line up

WSB signings latest: Haga, Emmett and Chili line up

THE tantalising prospect of Noriyuki Haga sliding his way around the World Superbike series on an Aprilia will become a reality after the Japanese rider signed for the Italian factory.Haga has been...

Castrol Honda UK to campaign World Supersports

Castrol Honda UK to campaign World Supersports

HONDA BRITAIN has confirmed that it is entering John McGuinness and Karl Muggeridge in the 2002 World Supersport championship.The switch is a dream come true for two-times TT winner McGuinness. The...

Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

Foggy quits Ducati – but where next?

Carl Fogarty is remaining tight-lipped about his future after speaking about his decision to end his long-standing relationship with Ducati today.He did however admit that his next move will be "the...

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

Bayliss’ big race shakedown – in the wife’s runabout

WORLD SUPERBIKE king Troy Bayliss has been getting in some last minute practice for a four-wheeled fun race with fellow motorsport champs… using his wife’s estate car.Bayliss, who has never been near...

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...

Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

Four Brits secure 2002 GP rides

JUST when it was looking like there might be no British riders in GP racing next season, FOUR riders from the UK have secured rides – all within a few days each other.Jeremy McWilliams will ride for...

Getting to grips

Getting to grips

These ladies guarantee a gripping encounter.

All white on the night

All white on the night

Kind of like a Guinness, only upside down

Here’s some we made earlier

Here’s some we made earlier

It’s amazing what you can do with some old fishnets

The ladies from Bennetts

The ladies from Bennetts

These are the same girls that answer your calls when you ring to make a claim… honest

Team work

Team work

Suzuki’s lovelies… and we don’t mean the GSX-R range

Looks like we’re in trouble

Looks like we’re in trouble

What time do you call this then?