New MCN March 5: KTM's RC8 was worth the wait

Published: 05 March 2008

It was worth the wait. KTM’s RC8 gets the MCN treatment of the world first test.

Chief Road Tester Trevor Franklin has been out in Spain to test new superbike and it seems the KTM RC8 did not disappoint from all its hype over the four years it has taken to get to the production stage.

Also in this week’s edition, available from Wednesday, March 5, 2008, MP Boris Johnson has said he will allow motorcycles in bus lanes if he’s elected London Mayor.

Johnson still faces the possibility of a political backlash even though evidence shows the number of accidents have fallen where motorcycles have been allowed to use bus lanes.

Also in this edition:

Yamaha YZF-R250 to join the 250cc revival

MP apologises for calling bikers tax dodgers

Charley Boorman’s concept Bobber

The man who spent £40k on a Kawasaki ER6

Honda says no to aftermarket cans on new CBR1000RR Fireblade