New MCN July 22: Triumph Thunderbird takes on Harley

Published: 21 July 2009

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale July 22, we celebrate the best of British as the Triumph Thunderbird takes on Harley and the MotoGP comes to Donington.  

MCN's Trevor Franklins and some Harley-loving MCN readers take the Triumph Thunderbird out for a spin to see if it has what it takes to challenge American iron.  

The new Norton Commando is scheduled to go into production in September this year and we reveal details of the final machine. British bike brand Hesketh is to be resurrected and the badge will appear on electric scooters. Plus we celebrate the best of British bikes with the Britain's Got Biking Talent competition with Carole Nash.

Free with this week's paper is a 16-page pull-out guide to the British MotoGP round at Donington. Click here for a sneak preview.

What you'll find in the July 22 issue of Motorcycle News:



Hog riders say T-bird is 'too polished'
We let some Harley owners loose on the new Triumph Thunderbird. Both say it's more desirable than Japanese Harley clones, but can it match H-D for character?



An LA bike builder is transforming derelict British bikes into dream machines. Ryan Farquhar was captured on film landing a 150mph jump, plus we list the top 5 British bike builders.




Get dressed for Donington
The British Grand Prix is just days away so MCN shows you how to look like your favourite GP heroes. Check out the MCN Shop for race team kit.



Do you really need a BMW R1200GS?
Adventure bikes are fun, practical and offer daydreams of round the world trips on dusty trails. But which is best - BMW R1200GS, Guzzi Stelvio, Yamaha Tenere, Honda Transalp or BMW F800GS?




Mallory controversy after hairpin carnage
Josh Brookes landed himself with a two-event ban after taking 6 riders out of the race. We have the reaction from those involved.



In MotoGP, Lorenzo is poised for a shock move to Honda, Suzuki are outclassed in Germany, Hayden has mastered the Ducati and Stoner insists he is still a serious contender for the title.


 PLUS! - Free 16-page guide to the British MotoGP round at Donington - click here


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