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Feel the need for speed special

Published: 18 November 2002

Updated: 19 November 2014

In the latest issue of MCN, out November 20, there’s a speed special. The very, very fastest, quickest and hottest bikes in Britain – and what they’re like to ride.

Tuck in for a blast on the UK’s fastest accelerating road bike (422bhp and a 9.78 second ¼ mile), the world’s quickest CBR600, understand the science of speed and why we love it and check out our rogues gallery of the top 10 bike speeders, courtesy of the boys in blue.


*There’s our NEC Show special – all the top bikes, all the best pictures, all the news. From Triumph’s Daytona 600 to the Ducati 999R and everything in-between.

On the menu there’s a delicious Casoli Moto 999, peppery Straightline SV650, wicked Harris Blade and Rhencullen’s evil-looking R1, not to mention a Ducati MotoGP-replica 916 and a £300,000 cruiser.

*There’s a special news feature on Riders for Health, and how a BBC TV special will help put this charity’s vital work into the nation’s conscience.

*We’ve got a huge 1600-mile road test of BMW’s latest cruiser – the retro-style R1200CL

*We show you how to fit some tasty rearsets to your FireBlade and weigh up the pros and cons of Yamaha’s versatile TDM900 in our Long Term Tests.

*In " Be An Expert On… " you’ll find everything you need to know about Honda’s super-commuter CB500

*There’s a mega competition in our Products section – we’ve got £2000 of lids to give away to the lucky winners. And we’ve got all the best all-season numbers lined up

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