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New MCN September 9: Rossi to Ducati?

Published: 08 September 2009

Updated: 19 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 9, Valentino Rossi reveals that he could quit Yamaha at the end of 2010 and move to Ducati.

We have details of the 2010 Honda line-up including a whole host of new paint schemes and a tweaked Fireblade with a reworked crank designed to give the feel and responsiveness of the crossplane crank Yamaha R1.

Plus Yamaha are set to release a new R6 in 2011 that will be an exact replica of Rossi's MotoGP bike. MCN's source said: "The link will be as clear as possible between the road bike and the racing bike."

What you'll find in the September 9 issue of Motorcycle News:



All-new R6 will clone Rossi's bike
New Yamaha R6 will be styled to mimic the MotoGP M1 - in dealers 2011.



R1-style Fireblade leads Honda's line-up for 2010
Tweaked Fireblade crankshaft is biggest change to warmed-over 2010 Honda range.




Some stunning Mix and match Zeds combine classic Z-series Kawasakis with modern bits. Plus the Strokers strike back in our off-road KTM first ride.



Help MCN reclaim North Wales
An MP has backed the MCN reclaim North Wales campaign. Join us this Sunday and remind them whose roads they are.




Inside Tamburini's garage
Rare interview with motorcycle design legend - the man who created the 916 and MV F4 and the 'ta' in Bimota.



Going the distance
There are more dedicated touring bikes than ever, from Honda's middleweight Deauville to Victory's enormous, full-dress Vision. So which is the best of the best?




Paul Smart's flexi-flier '73 TR750 Suzuki
Ex-GP rider rebuilds his notoriously wild two-stroke race bike from spares.



Toseland's MotoGP career in jeopardy
Edwards has renewed his Yamaha Tech 3 deal, leaving JT hanging on Spies' decision...




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