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First blood to two-strokes at GP test

First blood to two-strokes at GP test

Yamaha’s supposedly ” best ” bike, in the hands of its ” best ” riders, was left trailing in the wake of Gary McCoy’s two-stroke at Valencia’s opening ITRA test. In fact, McCoy’s YZR (a full 14kg...

Smart replaces injured McGuiness

Smart replaces injured McGuiness

Injured John McGuinness will be replaced by Scott Smart for this weekend’s crucial final test at Valencia before the start of the World Supersport season. McGuinness injured himself while filming a...

McCoy faces race to be fit

McCoy faces race to be fit

TOP GP rider Garry McCoy has been flown by private plane to Austria for a specialist assessment on a double break of his right leg. The Red Bull Yamaha 500 rider was airlifted from Estoril in Portugal...

So which company do you work for?

So which company do you work for?

” And this is Keiko from…erm….nope, sorry, who was it again? ”

Got a sweat on?

Got a sweat on?

Plastic pants and high humidity – yup; there’s a very warm front in Valencia today

You can never get enough

You can never get enough

We know you may have seen her before, but it is the girl who won your vote for 2001 Babe of the Year

On a pedestal

On a pedestal

We can see right up your nose

Harada crashes in testing

Harada crashes in testing

Honda rider Tetsuya Harada’s 2002 world championship preparations have suffered a massive blow after he highsided his NSR500 and broke a collarbone in tests at Estoril. The former world 250 champion...

Dobb sees off Pichon and Everts at Hawkstone

Dobb sees off Pichon and Everts at Hawkstone

World 125cc motocross champion Jamie Dobb dealt his rivals the first psychological blow of the season when he took his brand new KTM 250 to victory in all three of his races at the Hawkstone Park...

Details of Ducati GP bike emerge

Details of Ducati’s GP V4 four-stroke are emerging and there is now confirmation that a road bike based on it " is in the plans " . First pictures of the race bike are expected to emerge in three to four weeks. They will show a Ducati unlike any other. The bike is currently being wind-tunnel tested to ensure optimum efficiency. It will have a long nose, a minimalist five-tube trellis frame and be...

Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

Davies, 15, makes GP test debut

Chaz Davies clocked the 29th fastest time on day one of the 125cc IRTA tests at Valencia, which conclude on Tuesday. British schoolboy Davies, 15, only completed 27 laps but managed a respectable time...

Please stand up

Please stand up

The REAL Slim Shady?

Walker’s face paralysed by illness

Walker’s face paralysed by illness

Chris Walker has partial paralysis of the face caused by a disease known as Bell’s Palsy. One of his eyes doesn’t blink, he can’t move his lips or swallow properly. He’s having to wear a patch over...

Dim view

Dim view

If she took the shades off you’d know where she was looking

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...

£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...

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...

Plastic coated

Plastic coated

She was always good at the Rowntrees pastel challenge

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...

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...

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...

Sorry to disappoint

Sorry to disappoint

Less Swedish porn than Swedish pop

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...

Is that a bin bag she’s wearing

Is that a bin bag she’s wearing

Rubber wear or plastic bag?

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...

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…

Modelling the new range

Modelling the new range

Available from your Littlewoods catalogue…

Ride the TT without tears

Ride the TT without tears

The most accurate bike racing simulation of the TT ever is being promised by games maker Jester Interactive. It is being developed for the PlayStation 2 and will include every bump and ripple of the...

Belly nice

Belly nice

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

Do you measure up?

Do you measure up?

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

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...

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...

Remember her?

Remember her?

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

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,...