Don’t miss the latest issue of MCN, out Wednesday October 2, because inside you’ll find your FREE 16-page special with our 50 sure-fire ways to improve your bike.
Each one is guaranteed to make it look, go and stop better than ever before. From big budget full systems exhausts to setting your suspension, there’s the right advice and the right information to help you tailor your bike to your needs.
*An exclusive interview with Pierre Terblanche on why he HAD to ditch the 998 and the technical secrets behind its controversial replacement at the top of the Ducati tree, the 999.
*…AND we’ve got the first side-by-side track test of the 999 against the 998
*Looking for a bargain bike? Don’t even think about slapping down your cash until you’ve read our guide to the biggest biking steals around
*News on an awesome Harris R1 that will bring BSB performance to the road…the latest on the Carnell/Motorcycle City branch closures...carbon fibre Ducati specials…race spec 999R…first pictures of BMW’s uber-tourer, the 130bhp K1200GT and two tidy BMW special editions
*Road Test Idol – we have a winner ladies and gentlemen. Turn to page eight to find out which of our three finalists has won the job of a lifetime as a road tester with MCN.
*Suzuki’s Burgman 125 goes under our New Biker microscope and we explain how to troubleshoot your scooter’s starting woes.
*Our two longterm test bikes this week are the Buell Firebolt and BMW R1150GS Adventure, while the BMW is packing in two-up fun, the Buell is just packing in…
*Thinking of buying a Ducati 996? Our definitive guide to buying and owning bikes turns its attention to this Italian masterpiece this week. It’s got what to look for, how much to pay and what goes wrong
*The latest Arai helmets, the best back protectors and visor demisters that really work are amongst the gems in our Products section
*There’s seven days worth of things to do, TV to watch and places to go in What’s On
*Exclusive reader offers like £2 off Foggy’s Against all Odds video and £5 off the DVD, massive savings on ferry crossings
*No-one gets you closer to the real stories behind the world’s top sportsmen than MCN. Our WSB reporter Andy Downes talks to Colin Edwards, Troy Bayliss and gets their side of the dramatic finale to the series in Imola…while new MCN British Superbike champion Steve Hislop talks to our man Gary Pinchin about what this title means to him...and there’s the latest news on Rossi’s possible move to Formula 1!
*PLUS, there’s you FREE MCN Bike Mart, the place to buy and sell your next bike.
It’s all in the latest issue of MCN. Don’t miss it.