New MCN August 19: BMW S1000RR humbles Fireblade

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale August 19, we have a world exclusive track test of the BMW S1000RR. According to our tester, it feels more powerful than a Yamaha R1 and makes the Honda Fireblade‘s suspension feel rubbish in comparison.

The best news is you have the chance to win a BMW S1000RR in a free to enter competition – full details in this week’s issue.

Biking’s biggest bargains are revealed in this week’s group test featuring the Suzuki GSX650F, Honda CBF1000, Hyosung GT650 and Kawasaki Z750. Plus we ride the world’s fastest Honda CBR600 – Eugene Laverty’s 142bhp world supersport bike.

Find out how MCN’s Adam Child got on at the World Wheelie Records at Elvington and see the prototype of the MotoGP road bike that could be yours for just £15,000. 

What you’ll find in the August 19 issue of Motorcycle News:



Road version of S1000RR humbles Blade
World exclusive riding impressions of the new BMW sports bike shows it can lap Brno 3 secs faster than a Fireblade.



World’s fastest CBR600
We ride Eugene Lavery’s Parkalgar World Supersport bike – a 17,000rpm, 142bhp race winner.




Top ten most comfy helmets
We list the ten most comfy lids as voted for by over 12,000 MCN readers in the MCN Biking Britain survey.



Ducati has told the bike-loving VW boss that they’re not for sale after rumours suggested a buyout was on the cards. Plus MCN speaks to a man who’s ridden 30,000 bikes – Alan Jones, a test rider for Matchless, AJS and Norton.




Biking’s biggest bargains
Buying a cheap new bike 10 years ago meant tolerating tat. Not any more. MCN tests four of the best value-for-money bikes out there.



The truth behind the Josh Brookes saga
Maniac racer ot maligned professional? MCN reveals the full story.




In MotoGP, Rossi is unstoppable as Lorenzo cracks again. Pedrosa denies Puig problem, Lorenzo turns Michelin man and Dovizioso tells Honda: “Show me your plan’.



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James Keen

By James Keen