New MCN July 15: World's most high-tech bike

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale July 15, we have all the details on Honda’s new V4 tech tourer – the VFR1200T.  

  • MCN Offer: £10 off on ONFIRE gear – see this week’s paper for details

Set to replace the Pan European, the new bike will feature push-button gear change and will switch from being a V4 to a V-twin in traffic.

Honda has confirmed that their new radical custom, the Honda Fury, will be coming to the UK in 2010. As MCN’s Phil West states, “the new Honda offers a halfway house between full-on customs and conventional cruisers.”

The Aprilia Shiver GT goes up against the BMW F800S and Kawasaki Versys GT in our group test and Ducati’s GS rival has been spotted testing. Plus MCN road tester Adam Child takes the latest 125cc supermotos to London to see which is the best on city streets.

What you’ll find in the July 15 issue of Motorcycle News:



The World’s most high-tech bike
Honda’s touring version of it’s new V4 machine is set to be one of the most tech-laden bikes the world has ever seen.



The Honda Fury will be available in the UK
Honda’s most radical custom machine, the 1312cc Fury, is set to go on sale here in the UK. It blends custom style with the slickness of a mass-produced cruiser.




Britain’s Got Biking Talent is back
MCN and Carole Nash have joined forced once again to find the UK’s best bikes. It all kicks off on July 15 – the first 500 entries get an Oxford sidestand puck, so get yours in early. 



Aprilia Shiver GT v BMW F800S v Kawasaki Versys GT
This week Aprilia’s newcomer to the practical middlewight market takes on the F800S and Versys in our group test. Find out why it has what it takes to win on page 32.




Top ten tourers over £5000
12,000 MCN readers have had their say in the MCN Biking Britain survey – this is their view on the best £5000+ tourers out there.



Haga: I feared crash was the end
Xerox Ducati rider Noriyuki Haga speaks to MCN’s Michael Guy about his massive Donington crash and his title hopes. 




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James Keen

By James Keen