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MCN 1 September 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!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
Frequency:
Weekly
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51 Issues

in this issue

2 min
7 days in 60 seconds

BRITISH MOTOGP A weekend rammed with drama We knew the British Grand Prix was going to be a sizzler, even if the weather didn’t quite deliver the sun-baked tarmac we were hoping for. From Dixon’s debut to Rossi’s farewell, Fabio’s on-track dominance and the next chapter in this year’s twistladen rider line-up plot – it was a rollercoaster of revelations. We get under the skin of the stories that matter from the weekend. BritGP analysis from PAGE 71 NEW BIKES Official: New Triumph Tiger 1200 The biggest Tiger in the range has long been a good bike, but not a truly great one. Packing a characterful engine, excellent road comfort, and enough off-road capability to carry a trail-loving owner off the highway with ease - it does most things well, without excelling. But Triumph have…

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1 min
‘i nearly got a bit of dust in my eye – twice...’

It didn’t seem all that windy at Silverstone on Sunday for the British GP, but as Rossi stopped in front of our Grandstand to wave goodbye (not just to me, you understand) I could have sworn a bit of dust blew in my eye. Okay, so it blew out again pretty fast, but there was a definite mote of moisture in the corner of my eye at witnessing the end of an era. No more Rossi at the BritGP. Watching him win at Donington in 2000 feels like a very long time ago indeed. And watching him nearly come last at Silverstone felt like an ignominious way to close the circle. But the crowd was saturated with yellow, and queues trailed from every VR46 merchandise stand like he was still in…

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1 min
top-notch museum

The Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum has been given a Tripadvisor award, naming it as one of the best attractions in the world. The museum has been bestowed with one of the 2021 Traveller’s Choice awards, which also include mad activities such a white water rafting in New Zealand, and according to Tripadvisor it places them in the top 10% of attractions to visit globally. Time to get yourself down to New Milton in Hampshire! Baby RS arriving? Kawasaki have released a video teasing a new model with the stomach-turning phrase the ‘Retrovolution is coming’. It’s expected the bike will be a Z650RS, with Kawasaki adding a retro twist to the budget twin. If it looks half as good as the Z900RS it could offer an interesting alternative to Triumph Street Twins and…

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2 min
bikes banned at speed trials

Motorcycles will not be run in this year’s Brighton Speed Trails after changes to the surface left it unsafe for competitors. The matter has been made worse as it turns out the ACU was not even consulted about “significant changes” to the road. The discovery was made by Jody Doherty-Cove, who first reported it in The Argus, a Brighton newspaper. The ACU, which carries out safety inspections for motorcycles on the Brighton Speed Trials track, said it was only recently made aware of a new two-way cycle lane and pedestrian crossing points. Organisers say the ACU inspector said the grip on the new green cycle lane in Madeira Drive meant the track was no longer safe for motorcyclists taking part in the event. As a result, motorcycles will not be part…

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1 min
africa twin gets tweaks

Honda have updated their Africa Twin models for 2022 with tweaks to both to make them a little more practical as well as sharper looking. The Africa Twin has been a popular bike for Honda ever since its reintroduction in 2016, but especially so since the radically redesigned models were unveiled in 2020. Since then the standard Africa Twin model has been billed as the machine for those with off-road intentions, while the Adventure Sports variant has been the bike of choice for comfortable, long-distance touring style duties. Given that the bikes were already Euro 5 compliant, nothing much has changed in the engine department, so peak power remains at 100bhp. For 2022, the Africa Twin comes with a new paint scheme, described as ‘Big Logo’ because, well, there’s a big logo…

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2 min
new tiger on the horizon

NEWS EDITOR Triumph have released a teaser showing test riders riding a brand-new Tiger 1200 with the promise that the upcoming machine will be the “new ultimate large capacity adventure ride”. We’ve known a new Tiger has been on the way for some time – there were spyshots of one being tested last year – but this is the first time Triumph have admitted to the new bike publicly. As well as showing the bike doing its thing off-road, Triumph have also made bold claims about the new machine, including that not only will it be more powerful but that it’s “significantly lighter than its closest competition”. Clearly this doesn’t give away how light the bike will be because it depends on what Triumph have decided its closest competition is, but we’d…

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