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New MCN April 24: World's Fastest Adventure

In this week's MCN, out April 24th, we test the ultimate fast adventure bikes on the Isle of Man TT course We have a Texas GP special on Marc Marquez - MotoGP's youngest ever winner Also this week: KTM 390 world first test, and the secrets of Yamaha's new R1 revealed In sport: Marquez rewrites the record books, Guy Martin back to winning...

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Feb 11

Posts: 11

dancanovas says:


what a waste of 2 quid they take a load of road based adventure bikes and what do they do with them? yep race them round the isle of man tt circuit and then tell you that the multistrada is the best adventure bike because its like a sports bike. they spend 4 pages talking about how fast they are and how good they are on bends, basically, the more like an R1 it is, the more marks it gets. there is nothing about the factors for which people are buying adventure bikes, range, comfort, practcality. Although some of these latter issues are given a grade in the round up at the end, the previous 4 pages read like a moto gp weekend review.

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Oct 05

Posts: 528

evilamnesiac says:

Unpopular thoughts...

...The Honda Crosstourer is absolutely f**king brilliant and if you purchase any other adventure bike without trying one you are an idiot.

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Jun 10

Posts: 2

RogW says:

Waste of time

Time that MCN got some new journo's. Adventure bikes are all about, well 'adventure', not speed. Distance in comfort. Luggage and the ride. And why the 990 SMT? when KTM make a bike called the Adverture? Worse still, they've got the new Capo, and it's still running in!! Didn't they notice? And if it's not running well, why not make a call? Aprilia should get a slapped wrist too. Time to pick up a different read?

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Feb 04

Posts: 21

spareman says:

I wasn't going to buy MCN anymore after the last price rise, but I relented when I saw that they were going to test the Triumph Sport against some other makes.

What a stupid test! How the hell do people manage to get paid for such self indulgent twaddle?

That is definitely it now. No more MCN for me and over £100 a year in my pocket. I think that's called a win win (for me).

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Oct 11

Posts: 2465

Piglet2010 says:

'Sports Adventure' Bikes

Can we please get ride of the ugly “adventure” styling and off-road pretense, and just make them conventional sport-tourers?

Oh wait, then they would not sell to those who never ride off-road, but want to project the image that they do (just like Lard Rover drivers).  :(

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May 10

Posts: 19

aaustin2911 says:

One reason why they are Popular - Wrists

As a middle aged rider, I moved from a sports tourer (VFR800) to Adventure style bike.
Nope It will not go off road - but guess what
- my wrist don't hurt like a bastard after a long ride.
- my arse and back is not sore or stressed
- my legs are relaxed and not cramped
- traction control, C-ABS and power-maps means I can change handling for conditions

Having had a 50cc,2x125cc, 600cc street bandit, 800cc sports tourer and now 1000cc adventure (custom paint job Versys) - each had its place and with age come the adventure "Style"

Upright, relaxed, tall screen, low grunt, handguards, heated grips --- that's age for you -- when riding in the cold & wet at zero degrees outside temperature - nothing beats it

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Nov 03

Posts: 11

twiggmj says:

What hapend to the versys poor front suspension choppy ride and poor feed back that you said it had when you first tested it. Has the front end changed for 2013? I have ridden all of these bikes and the Stelvio was by far the most comfortable over long distance, you put it last.You must have allot of padding in those race leathers. Some times I wonder if MCN actually ride the bike they wright about.

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Oct 11

Posts: 2465

Piglet2010 says:

Separated by a Common Language

I should clarify that by sports-tourer I meant something such as a Honda Pan European, Yamaha FJR1300, BMW R1200RT, etc. I realize that these are sold in Europe as "touring bikes", while a "European" sport-tourer such as the Honda VFR800 would be sold as a sport-bike in the US.

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