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New MCN December 2: Honda VFR1200F first road test

Published: 01 December 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale December 2, we get the first chance to properly test the new Honda VFR1200F over 215 miles of Spanish roads.

The new Honda V4 has been hyped up for four years, but after all that hype is it really as good as Honda said?

We bring you all the news from the NEC Motorcycle Show .

Also in this issue, a British-built Honda CBX1000 custom which puts the BMW Concept6 to shame.

What you'll find in the December 2 issue of Motorcycle News:




Honda VFR1200F first full road test
There's a lot expected of the new Honda VFR1200F. Anticipated for the last four years with teasingly drip-fed information.

Now, thanks to a long, full-day test. the speculation is over.



25th anniversary Suzuki GSX-R750
2009 marks 25 years of the GSX-R range of Suzuki motorcycles.

Only 25 of these stunning 1996 GSX-R750WT replicas will be available in the UK as part of the quarter-century celebration.




Revealed: MCN bikes of the year
Even in the recession, new bikes retain their ability to illuminate the gloom. These are the machines and manufacturers that brightened our horizons most in 2009.



Carbon-framed Bimota DB7 tested
If you find a Ducati 1198 boring, then the only bike available to the public with a carbon frame and swingarm could be the thing for you. This is the Bimota DB7R Diavolo Rosso.




We test the FTR Moto2 racer
Razor-sharp baby MotoGP machines, insane corner speeds, elbow-to-elbow racing... our exclusive ride of the latest evolution of Britain's FTR Moto2 racer has left us very excited about Moto2.



Camier signs for Aprilia WSB
Aprilia has officially announced that BSB champion Leon Camier will partner Max Biaggi at the factory Aprilia WSB team in 2010.




The real Guy Martin
We delve deep into the mind of one of road racing's greatest ever characters.

Saabs with leapord skin interiors, steam engines and an Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Welcome to the life of Guy Martin.


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