New MCN November 14: New Metal

Published: 13 November 2012

In this week's MCN, out November 14, we bring you all the latest news from the Milan bike show, including the all-new Triumph Daytona 675.

We also look at new offerings from a whole host of manufacturers, including Honda's trio of 500s, Ducati's range updates, and Aprilia's new adventure bike.

Also this week, we exclusivly test the new Kawasaki ZX-6R on UK roads for the first time, and we look at used Yamaha R1s from only £3k.

In sport; We look back at the careers of Max Biaggi and Casey Stoner as they move on to retirement, and look forward to this week's 2013 MotoGP tests.

 

All-new Triumph Daytona 675

Ever since it was launched in 2008, Triumph's triple-cylinder middleweight has topped road tests and achieved impressive sales. But six years is a long time in motorcycling, and now Triumph has come up with a re-worked 675 with a new engine, new chassis and more.

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Bargain Basement 500

With personal budgets stretched in the new world economic order, Honda's new value-for-money range of 500cc bikes holds a lot of appeal: affordable, a claimed 76mpg and a good measure of fun. For riders not hankering for a trackday experience, these bikes could be everything they'll ever need.

 

The Uncomfortable Truth

Kawasaki's new ZX-6R is claimed to be a supersport machine designed to give extra road appeal and practicality. Has the 'real-world' 600 returned? And what would today's 600-sceptics think? MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes it on a journey back to his roots to find out.

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How Hard Can It Be? Riding the Wall of Death

Not a man to shy away from a challenge, however daunting, MCN's closet daredevil Steve Farrell's latest assignment - riding the Wall of Death - left him slightly petrified. An off and a collision with a bull terrier didn't help. He presevered and overcame his fear, though.

 

The Original Bad Boy

Nearly fifteen years ago Yamaha changed sports bikes forever when it launched the YZF-R1. Since then it's been through some remarkable changes; so which one should you go for?

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Thanks for the Memories, Max

We say bye-bye Biaggi, as the reigning World Superbike champion retires after two decades and a career which saw him take on the best and beat them on his way to winning six world championships.

 

'Phew - good job the title's wrapped up!'

When he came back to earth from this highside, newly-crowned MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo must have been relieved he'd clinched the title at Philip Island. But then he launched a verbal attack on James Ellison for causing the crash!

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Stoner's fighting MotoGP Farewell

The passion has gone, but the speed hasn't. The double world champion Aussie says goodbye to MotoGP with a storming ride to the podium.

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