New MCN October 10: Japan's back!

Published: 09 October 2012

In this week's MCN, out October 10, we have all the analysis from the Cologne Show, as Japanese manufacturers look to take the fight to the Europeans.

Yamaha unveiled a three-cylinder engine which the say will be here within 12 months, while Suzuki took the covers off their V-Strom 1000 concept.

Also in this week's MCN we take on the Dawn to Dusk 24-hour enduro.

Also this week; Riding across the USA with Nick Sanders, the mutant CBR600RR and Biaggi wins the WSB crown by just 0.5 points!


New bikes from the Cologne Show
The sun rises again at Intermot as Yamaha reveal a three-cylinder engine which will be here within 12 months and Suzuki unveil their V-Strom 1000 concept. Plus new bikes from KTM, Triumph and Kawasaki.

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Black magic?
MCN road tester Adam Child rides a special bike at Mallory Park, but the bike is not what it seems...


Crossing the USA Nick Sanders style
Riding coast-to-coast of the USA, and back again, is the dream road trip. But what's it like being led by the world's most barking moto-adventurer?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


'I prefer the old one!'
'New' might mean faster or cleverer - but not always better. MCN staff give examples of bikes they prefer to their newer siblings. 


How hard can it be? From dusk till dawn
24 hours is a long time to race anything, but a 24-hour enduro sounds insane - especially for an off-road novice.




Showdown goes to the wire at Brands Hatch
Six riders, six teams and five different manufacturers will put it all on the line at Brands Hatch as the Title Fighters do final battle for the 2012 British Superbike Championship crown.


Ezpeleta to Honda: "Give me a solution or I will bring my own"
Dorna boss says GP costs must come down and he holds the ace cards now. But he still wants negotiation rather than open war.




MotoGP has the problems but WSB will pay the price
MotoGP and WSB are to be run by the same company in the biggest shake-up of racing in years. But have they chosen the right people?