New MCN September 23: Toseland's MotoGP dream is over

Published: 22 September 2009

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale September 23, we have the full story from Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis on why Toseland had to go. Plus read what race legends including Wayne Gardner, Leon Haslam and Mick Grant have to say on JT's departure.

Action spy shots reveal the new Honda VFR1200 in finished trim being ridden in the Alps for a Honda promotional video. As MCN's Andy Downes reports: "According to witnesses the test rider was able to hurl the bike around the tight Alpine curves."

Plus Ducati has revealed their new Hypermotard 796 and we have performance and technical specs alongside official pictures of the lower and lighter version of the Hypermotard 1100.  

What you'll find in the September 23 issue of Motorcycle News:



'Toseland didn't perform,' says Yamaha boss
Race boss Jarvis tells MCN why Toseland had to go: "James tried very hard, but it is the championshop position that counts." 



New VFR1200 caught on road
New VFR sports tourer spooted in the Alps in completely finished trim. It's the first European sighting and the bike is due to go on sale early 2010.




New Ducati Hypermotard 796
New middleweight Ducati supermoto is lower and lighter than the 100 and features an all-new engine.



Green Day's CB750 - this brit-style CB750 has been delivered to the bike-mad bassist of the million-selling band Green Day. Plus Dainese have revealed their 2010 range of kit and we have the full low-down on the whole range.




The CN Paris-Dacre Rallye part 2 - the road trip
Our quest for the thrills and spills of the great desert rally monster traillies on a budget continues...



Freezer therapy fixes Richards
HM Plant Honda makes racing return after -125 degree cryogenic treatment helps mend his shattered leg.




Toseland may be down but he's not out
His Tech3 ride may be gone - but Toseland has other options to consider in both MotoGP and WSB.



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