New MCN August 12: Naked bike battle of the year

Published: 11 August 2009

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 12, we have the ultimate nakeds battle as we test the KTM Super Duke R, Suzuki Gladius, Triumph Speed Triple, Suzuki B-King and Triumph Street Triple.

We also have the world first test on the JHP Pierobon F042 Special - a Ducati trick enough to make the Desmosedici RR look plain. Plus we reveal that the BMW will build the S1000RR to the specification you want, making it the first bespoke superbike.

Read the latest on Prince Harry's track training with MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen in Vermeulen's own words and find out how you can help MCN's campaign to reclaim North Wales for riders.

What you'll find in the August 12 issue of Motorcycle News:

 

 

World first ride on £60,000 Ducati
MCN rides new one-off special powered by a 120bhp air-cooled 1100cc Ducati lump and dripping with top spec MotoGP and WSB cycle parts.

 

 

Prince Harry is all set to be given a few riding tips from MotoGP star Chris Vermeulen - hear what Vermeulen has to say about it. Plus latest pictures reveal Japan's first petrol-electric hybrid bike - the Yamaha Prius.

 

 

 

Help MCN reclaim North Wales
The Force is driving out bikes by stopping 400 every summer weekend. We want your help in a campaign to take it back for riders.

 

 

Let's get naked!
There are more performance naked about than ever, across all capacities. But which is the best? 

 

 

 

Six things you never knew about Michel Fabrizio
He's third in the WSB title race and has been drafted in to Ducati's MotoGP effort. Find out what makes him tick.

 

 

In BSB, Leon Camier's dominance continues relentlessly with a Brands hat trick and a record 14th win in one season. Ellison took third despite bike trouble.

 

 PLUS - Free double-sided poster celebrating 25 years of the Ninja

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  • Free poster celebrating 25 years of the Ninja with this week's MCN