New MCN April 17: Why 600s are back

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General news

 16 April 2013 13:59

In this week's MCN, out April 17, we take the top of the class supersport screamers to Italy for a road and track test with world champion Neil Hodgson

We talk exclusively to Brit Chaz Davies as he does the WSB double at Aragon!

Also this week: Your chance to get a free 20-point bike healthcheck - exclusive to MCN readers!

In sport: The full roundup from a weekend of World and British Superbikes


Fireblade to go electric?
New Honda patent shows Fireblade silhouette with RC-E's electric motor.


MCN January 11

MCN January 11


Return of the 600s
600s are cramped peaky little rev-monsters, right? The new breed will make you think again... 


Z800E: why would you?
Kawasaki's naked 'e' model is aimed at helping A2 licence-holders progress in style - but is it any good?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Toseland 52 - take 2
How double ex-WSB champion James Toseland is making a rock album, running a marathon and aiming for 400mph 


What the hell is it about off-roading?
In his limited exposure to off-roading, Steve Farrell has proved less than a natural. Can a course on KTM Freeride 350s finally teach him what it's all about?




New Pilot Power 3 heads Michelin's new tyre range
French tyre giant launches new sports rubber and tyres for track days. adventure bikes and small capacity machines.


Classy Byrne sets new win record
Three-time champ is most successful rider in BSB history after Thruxton double gives hom 44 race victories.



New World Order
Davies stuns WSB elite with emphatic double win on factory BMW S1000RR

Get Ready for Summer - Free 20 Point health Check at selected dealers exclusive to MCN Readers!

It’s time to get your bike ready for the summer and ready for the first proper ride of the year. Get yours checked over for free courtesy of MCN! With the free 20 point health check offer you can make sure the battery is charged, tyre pressures are set correctly and you’re ready to roar into action problem free.

•Your 20 point health check will include a check on the following:
•Engine oil level
•Antifreeze level and condition*
•Clutch cables and operation
•Final Drive oil**
•Throttle cable freeplay and condition
•Engine Idle Speed
•Choke operation
•Wheel bearings
•Steering bearings and operation
•Spoke condition
•Tyre condition and pressures
•Brake fluid levels
•Brake pads/shoes
•Front and rear suspension operation and condition
•Wheel alignment
•Drive chain condition and adjustment
•Battery Condition***
•Brake lights and switches
•Headlight operation and aim
•Flashers and horn
Check page two for a list of participating dealers and T&Cs.

*Antifreeze level and condition, level will be checked but in order to check the condition in some cases it would require the removal of fairing panels which would incur a cost to be agreed on booking

**At the discretion of the chosen dealer.

*** To carry out a check on battery condition in some cases will require extra labour time so will need to be agreed with the customer ahead of carrying out the check.
To claim your free health check simply cut out the voucher printed in this week’s MCN and take it to your nearest participating dealer to redeem.

We recommend you call ahead of arrival to book in your check and check any local restrictions.