New MCN 12 December: Streets Ahead?

Published: 11 December 2012

In this week's MCN, out December 12, we have the UK's first back to-back test of the 2013 model Triumph Street Triple against the bike it's replacing

We also have the world-first test of the all new MV Agusta Brutale 800 - the best MV yet?

Also this week: We talk to racing legend Luigi Taveri on Honda's first 5-pot, and we look at picking up a bargain Triumph for under £3000

In sport: Kiyo to return to BSB, we talk to Yamaha new boy Josh Waters, and we look at Dakar's top Brits.


Bumper Christmas Issue!
Don't miss next week's bumper five-in-one Christmas issue, with all the latest news, free calendar, the definitive Dakar pull-out, 12 incredible posters, and a special Colin Edwards Xmas Lists pull-out!

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


If it ain't broke, fix it anyway!
The Triumph Street Triple has set the middleweight naked benchmark ever since its introduction five years ago. But 2013 sees its biggest update yet. We pit old and new models head-to-head to see what difference the changes make and whether it's lost any of the old magic.



MV's Best Brutale Yet 
The Brutale 800 is the latest in a wave of new bikes from the Italian MV Agusta factory in Varese which combines a new 798cc three-cylinder motor with a chassis, albeit wih upgraded suspension, based on that of the entry level 675 Brutale. With a new Kawasaki 800 and a heavily revised Street Triple already here, 2013's naked bike category is getting seriously competitive.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Buyer's Guide: Triple Threats
Not only is the Speed Triple one of the most distinctive machines ever to roll out of Triumph's factory, it's also one of the best selling. And it's a bike with a cult status, cemented by an appearence in Mission Impossible 2. But what's the king of the naked bikes like to buy and own?


Long Termers - Life Would Be Worse Without My GS650!
Senior Reporter Steve Farrell gives us his final report of the year on his BMW G650GS Serato, which has seen him through thick and thin (and a 100+ mile daily commute) over the past year. There's been numerous problems all year, everything from alarms to bits falling off, but Steve's missing it already...




Who the Hell is Josh Waters? 
Next season Josh Waters will be James Ellison's teammate in the Milwaukee Yamaha BSB team. They replace the 2012 riders, Tommy Hill and Nori Haga. MCN caught up with Waters to ask him about his past and his racing future.


Top Dakar Brit Breaks Wrist In Test Crash
Sam Sunderland's preparations for this year's Dakar were going perfectly to plan since he secured a coveted ride with the factory-backed Honda HRC team. That is, until last week, when the team headed to California for the final test...




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