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New MCN 19 November: Hyde Harrier Bonnie is back!

Published: 18 November 2008

Updated: 19 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, we have details of the new Norman Hyde Bonneville-engined Hyde Harrier, take a test ride on the Ace Cafe Racer and reveal the tech secrets behind Aprilia's V4 WSB bike.

Norman Hyde, a Triumph accessory specialist, has revived the Hyde Harrier and we have all the details as well as a biref history of the original bike. The reborn model marries a standard Bonneville 865cc lump with trick modern parts such as Ohlins suspension, AP Racing calipers and a Harris frame and swingarm. In Norman Hyde's own words, "by mixing the heart of today's Bonneville with up-to-date components, this bike is a modern representation of its sporting nature that many of us grew up with".

Plus, MCN road tester Adam Child takes the lovingly crafted Ace Cafe Racer for a spin and we prove that key facts are wrong in Police Chief's plan to ban bikes.

Also in this week's edition:

- The BMW R1200GS takes on the Moto Morini Granpasso and the Triumph Tiger in our big trailie group test

- Toseland and Edwards go to war! Edwards: "I'll never talk to him again"

- Macau GP: Concrete, steel and fear. MCN gets inches away from the action and asks the racers what it feels like to compete in the world's scariest race.

- BMW reveal details of the S1000RR road bike in website blunder


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