New MCN September 2: The power test

Published: 01 September 2009

This week's issue of MCN, on sale September 2, is dedicated to power. The Yamaha Vmax, Triumph Rocket III and Harley-Davidson V-Rod are taken to the limit on a runway in our muscle bike group test.  

Voting has kicked off in the Britain's Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash. We've highlighted just four entries to demonstrate the quality of this year's candidates - you can cast your vote here

Plus spy shots reveal the new MV Brutale, Roberts shows Rossi how it's done on a Yamaha TZ-750 dirt tracker and we ride the £20,000 Krazyhorse Harley XR1200.

What you'll find in the September 2 issue of Motorcycle News:

 

 

Britain's best specials
Just a few of the stunning entries in this year's Britain's Got Biking Talent competition..

 

 

Moto Morini's rival for the new Multistrada
A new version of the Granpasso is set to get sports wheels and brakes.

 

 

 

The new VFR1200T will have crumple zones, explaining the slightly unusual bodywork. Plus BMW has paid tribute to stunter Chris Pfeiffer with an official replica of his F800R stunt bike.

 

 

Rossi's Dad has built a road-legal flat-tracker due to go on sale in 2010 and 1000s have backed the MCN reclaim North Wales campaign.  

 

 

 

The power test
The Yamaha Vmax, Triumph Rocket III and Harley-Davidson V-Rod do battle at Bruntingthorpe.

 

 

In BSB, Camier's double goes up in smoke, the Kawasaki pair pile it on and Laverty stays in fine form on the Buildbase Kawasaki.

 

 

 

In MotoGP, Rossi was humbled by Lorenzo speed at Indianapolis: "When Lorenzo overtook me I knew it would be difficult to stay with him. I wasn't fast enough."

 

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  • Power! - Yamaha Vmax, Triumph Rocket III and Harley V-Rod at the limit in this week's MCN