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In this week’s MCN bikes get the official OK to filter and Rossi gets rattled by Hopkins.

We’ve got the radical engine secrets of the new Yamaha V-Max and an 8-page WSB season guide.
Dreaming about your next bike? Inspiration here

Thousands of quality bikes for sale here

Research your next kit buy here


BMW takes show stunt wars victory

Riding cold is as bad as being drunk

Are laser guns tested on bikes?

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4 V-Max’s secrets Potential for 200bhp+

6 The Mole Industry gossip from our insider

6 Stunt Wars BMW takes shock victory!

7 MCN Says Stand up and be counted!

9 Gatso battle Dodgy calibration methods?

9 New Rider Why 125s make perfect sense

10 Winter warning Cold acts like booze

11 Hammond The dangers of riding cold

13 Laser gun mix-up Are they bike-tested?

14 New road tyres Good enough for GP grid!

16 Spill solution ‘Natural’ diesel remedy

18 South Coast Chopper £55k UK custom

18 Classics Legendary Hog racer up for auction

20 New products Cold weather gear guide


22 Disabled riders get raw deal


24 First Rides Loony Lazareth special

26 First test Aprilia’s 2006 RSV-R

30 Adventure tourers KTM v BMW v Buell

33 Techwatch Synthetic v mineral oils

35 Living with Kwak KX450F, Honda Bros

36 Why I had to have a Yamaha Fazer 1000


37 Help! Your technical questions answered

38 MCN Guide Camshafts explained


41 Sheene Challenge Sign up to charity tour

42 7 Days Your biking week sorted

45 Touring Surviving an Italian tour!

45 Your Tours Riding to the Assen WSB round


47 Fantasy Road Race Hammond’s choice

48 MotoGP Ellison’s Sepang test woes

50 MotoGP Melandri tops timesheets

52 Rossi Outburst at Hopkins in Sepang

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff