New MCN November 4: Toseland and the Brits storm WSB test

Published: 03 November 2009

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale November 4, the Brits blitz the WSB Portimao test, with five of our six riders easing in to the top 10.

You could win one of eight Jorge Lorenzo replica helmets, signed by the Fiat Yamaha rider himself!

Our man Michael Neeves tests the cheaper version of the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, the Aprilia RSV4-R.

We also test ride Troy Corser's BMW S1000RR on track.

What you'll find in the November 4 issue of Motorcycle News:




Norton 961 SE set for launch
MCN was granted exclusive access to the Norton factory at Donington Park to see the very first production Norton 961 SE near completion.



Aprilia RSV4-R tested
Five of the test RSV4-Rs suffered serious conrod failures during the launch, but the RSV4-R is still a razor-sharp handling superbike, despite the lower-spec components.




WSB BMW S1000RR tested
The road version hasn't been tested yet, but the WSB-spec S1000RR race bike hints that the BMW S1000RR could be an epic road bike.



New faired Yamaha Diversion tested
MCN has an exclusive first ride report on the new fully-faired Yamaha XJ6 Diversion F.




Ellison proves you don't need factory R1 to go fast
BSB runner-up James Ellison tested the Motorpoint Yamaha R1 campaigned by Chirs Walker to prove that you don't need factory support to go fast on the 2009 Yamaha R1.



Toseland at race pace on Spies' R1
James Toseland got to test the Yamaha R1 superbike at Portimao after the final WSB round and was instantly quick, along with the other Brit WSB riders.




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