New MCN November 7: Triumph Street Triple R first ride

Published: 06 November 2012

In this week's MCN, out November 7, we exclusively test the new Triumph Street Triple R at its launch in Spain.

We take a high tech tourer on the road and track to see if it can beat a full-on 80s superbike, and we look back on the beginnings of the World Superbike championship.

Also this week, exclusive launch pics of the new MV Agusta Brutale 800, and we test used Aprilias from only £2k.

In sport; Chaz Davies makes his BMW Superbike debut, and we look at Rossi's chances of bouncing back from two disastorous years. 


The Week
Everything you need to know from seven days in biking as we exclusivly show you the new MV Agusta Brutale 800.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


Light Fantastic
Chief road tester Michael Neeves puts the new Triumph Street Triple R through it's paces at the official launch in the south of Spain. The new bike, combining the looks of it's big brother Speed Triple and downsized power from the 675cc triple engine, forms a winning package.


'They all handle these days, don't they?'
Can it really be true? That a modern day super-tourer designed to lug two weeks of holiday clobber can coorner as well as the fastest superbike of the late '80s? Surely not...

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


How World Superbikes was made with vodka and jetlag
Twenty-five years after putting the finishing touches to the inagural World Superbike championship, Steve McLaughlin reveals how he created the series on an ocean of 'Russian aeroplane fuel' and jetlag.


Flicking the Vees
Aprilia's RSV superbike and it's naked Tuono variant stuck two fingers up to the established V-twin elite with their style, quality and value. Here's how to get a good one.




Spot the Difference
Senior road tester and clubracer shows how different even his advanced club racer BMW S1000RR is from a full-on factory World Superbike weapon.


Rossi: The pain is nearly over
After two disastorous years at Ducati, Valentino Rossi will be back on a Yamaha M1 next week for a crucial test. But is he capable of bouncing back to the top?

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