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MCN

13 January 2021

Launched in 1955, MCN has been bringing its readers exclusive news stories about bikes for 60 years. Every week, MCN’s team of expert test riders & journalists will: • Review new and used motorcycles • Help bikers make the very best buying decisions • Provide the latest MotoGP and Superbikes news MCN is also famous for its unrivalled motorcycle sport news and insight. From the white-knuckle world of MotoGP to the elbow-clashing action of World Superbikes and British Superbikes, MCN gives the inside story. There are also thousands of motorcycles for sale in MCN. So if you’re thinking about buying a new machine there’s almost definitely a fantastic bargain waiting to be snapped up!

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7 days in 60 seconds

‘You can go on the piss anytime, you can’t always race’McGUINNESS TALKS RACING MOTIVATION COVER STORY McGuinness: From brickie to an MBE Last week we revealed the news of McPint’s Royal recognition, and this week we grabbed the man himself for an exclusive in-depth nose into his extraordinary life story. From borrowed race bikes to shock success, avoiding acid house parties and delivering chickens to pay his racing debts, the highs of TT dominance and the lows of lost friends ― it’s a riveting read. MBE CELEBRATION PAGE 34 HEAD-TO-HEAD It’s a lighter route to adventure Adventure bikes continue to get bigger and more powerful in the quest for total world dominance ― but there’s now also an undercurrent of smaller capacity bikes getting their feet dirty. This week we’ve pitched the KTM 390 Adventure against…

1 min.
‘these riders make us proud to be british’

British riders have a lot of battles to fight to get on a podium – especially on the world stage where series are dominated by riders from other countries who have been nurtured by domestic feeder championships and serious financial investment. The place that this battle is felt most keenly is in MotoGP, where we face the prospect of having no Brits in the premier class this year unless Aprilia give Bradley Smith a ride (‘Come on Bradders!’). But it’s not all bad. Just look at our domestic talent in World Superbikes, with Jonathan Rea pushing ever-harder for yet another championship, his heels being constantly nipped at by Redding, Lowes, Davies and Haslam. Or look at Sam Lowes in Moto2 – a serious threat as a championship title contender again for…

1 min.
‘aprilia know how to make a naked’

Michael Neeves, Chief Road Tester Aprilia got it bang on with the RS660. It has the power to get the blood pumping... but not too much and it’s big enough for normal-sized riders to fit on properly. It handles like a mini-RSV4, has superbike-rivalling electronics and even has cruise control – all for just over 10 grand. The Tuono 660 promises to be even better, thanks to its roomier riding position, shorter gearing and tastier price tag. Let’s face it, Aprilia know how to make a naked, as they’ve proved with the V4 1100 – if the Tuono 660 is even half as good it’ll be epic.…

1 min.
yamaha reveal 2021 bike prices

Yamaha have announced new-model prices for 2021. With nine new models, there’s plenty of new metal to choose from and it looks like the Brexit trade deal has not afffected prices too much. The MT-09, with a complete redesign and Euro5 engine now costs £8999, with the more premium MT-09 SP coming in at £10,199. The class-leading MT-07 has also been made Euro5 friendly and gets more powerful front brakes, a redesigned tank and all-new aesthetics and is priced at £6899. The upgraded Tracer 9 costs £10,199 and the Tracer9 GT, with electronically-controlled suspension and an up-and-down quickshifter comes in a £12,199. The new-for-2021 Tracer 7 GT comes with 20-litre side cases as well as a high screen and comfort seat as standard. The capable all-rounder costs a tempting £8999. Other…

2 min.
advantage aprilia

SENIOR WRITER After many months of online teasing, Aprilia have finally unveiled the new Tuono 660: a 94bhp parallel-twin sports naked punching well above its mid-sized capacity. Following in the footsteps of the RS660 sportsbike, which was launched late last year and is now on sale in the UK, the Tuono boasts a claimed kerb weight of 183kg and shares the same aluminium frame and twin cylinder engine as its fully faired sibling. The 659cc parallel twin features a 270° crank and is basically the front half of the V4 found in the firm’s RSV4 1100 superbike. Compared to the RS, the Tuono is geared lower for more oomph at the bottom end, at the expense of some top speed. There will also be a 47bhp A2-compliant version for restricted riders. Designed to…

2 min.
lock-up for the new lockdown

England and Northern Ireland have joined Scotland, Wales and Ireland in telling people they must not travel except for essential journeys. This means that you can only ride your motorcycle as transport for an essential journey, such as to the shops or to meet someone from your support bubble. Riding your motorcycle not as part of an essential journey could find you on the receiving end of a fine. ‘There are still ways that you can enjoy bikes’ The latest restrictions in England are the toughest travel restrictions since the original lockdown last March, with subsequent restrictions providing exemptions for travelling for exercise, or outdoor recreation. There is currently no fixed end date for the restrictions although the Government have indicated they would like to see these relaxed by the Spring half…