New MCN October 21: Buell shut down!

Published: 20 October 2009

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale October 21, we have the full story surrounding Harley-Davidson and the closure of Buell.

We plot Harley-Davidson's path to crisis, starting in January 2008, when the company's annual profits fell by 10%. The first fall since 1993.

Electronic suspension could be used on sports bikes as early as 2010, with iTunes-style downloadable settings.

We also get a quick spin on the new Honda VFR1200F ahead of the official launch and give you our thoughts after the ride.

What you'll find in the October 21 issue of Motorcycle News:



Harley-Davidson in crisis
In a move prompted by disastrous financial results, Harley-Davidson has killed off Buell and is to sell MV Agusta, the Italian brand it bought only a year ago.



Electronically-adjustable suspension on 2010 sports bikes
Electronically-adjustable suspension is set to be used on sports bikes from as early as 2010 as one major manufacturer is set to launch a bike fitted with the system at the Milan Show in November




A quick spin on thenew Honda VFR1200F
Canadian bike journalist Costa Mouzouris grabbed a 20-minute ride on the VFR1200F. Lack of time meant he was unable to report in any depth, but he did say the new V4 Honda felt light, and was both powerful and torquey.



Top V-twins for as little as £2500
A decade ago a new generation of sporting V-twins were the hot ticket in the superbike class - especially in racing. Now some of those bikes can be had for as little as £2500. We test three of these V-twins to find the best used bargain.




Brit Moto2 contender revealed
BSB champion Leon Camier takes us through his championship winning year on the Airwaves Yamaha R1 from the lows at the beginning with no pre-season testing to riding the factory Aprilia RSV4 at Magny-Cours.



Jorge Lorenzo title goes up in smoke
Jorge Lorenzo branded his first corner blunder a 'junior mistake' after he rode in to the back of Nicky Hayden and destroyed his title hopes.




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