Get a free tank pad worth £7.99 when you buy this week's MCN

Get a free tank pad worth £7.99 when you buy this week's MCN

 

New MCN August 5: 180bhp V-Rod superbike!

By James Keen -

General news

 04 August 2009 10:15

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 5, we have the world's first test of the new Roehr superbike powered by a supercharged 1250cc Harley V-Rod engine. It makes 180bhp, boasts all-manner of trick bits and it's even relatively comfy.

We also have part 2 of the sports bike of the year test - this time the Aprilia RSV4, KTM RC8R, Daytona 675, Suzuki GSX-R750 and Yamaha R1 take to the circuit. The 675 came out on top the road, but surely it's horsepower deficit will leave it lagging on track?

Steve McQueen's biker buddies reveal how his life revolved around bikes in an exclusive extract from his biography. Plus read about the twin-turbo Ducati 749 drag bike that makes 280bhp, the government's £2.6 million plan to slash bike accidents in the main crash hot-spot and MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi's Yamaha 350LC dream bike.

What you'll find in the August 5 issue of Motorcycle News:

 

 

New US twin 'faster than 1198R'
World first road test of all-American Roehr superbike, powered by a supercharged 1250cc Harley V-Rod engine.

 

 

The new range of Alpinestars kit features waterproof leathers with Gore-Tex 'Pro Shell' technology. Plus we test revolutionary new waterproof zip and venting system from Gore-Tex.

 

 

 

Biker buddies reveal the real Steve McQueen
The star's pals reveal how his life revolved around bikes in this exclusive extract from his biography.

 

 

Track test of the best
The sports bike of the year quest moves from road to track...

 

 

 

Last of the Armoy Armada
Jim Dunlop raced with brother Joey in the '70s. Now he's established a new race on their old stomping ground.

 

 

In MotoGP, Vermeulen is after Toseland's ride at any cost, Rossi supports 1000cc MotoGP motor idea and Kawasaki quit GP for 2010.

 

 

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