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New MCN April 28: Brits rule the world

Published: 27 April 2010

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale April 28, we test the new Ducati Multistrada against the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 SMT and Triumph Tiger.

Police: '1000s of bikers are riding death trap ringers.'

The full inside story behind the historic all-British podiums for Rea, Toseland, Haslam and Camier at Assen. 

What you'll find in the April 28 issue of Motorcycle News:

 

 

New Ducati Monster 796 world first ride
The new Ducati Monster 796 is intended as a halfway house between the brilliant middleweight 696 and gutsy 1100 and, on this first showing, Ducati has achieved exactly that.

 

 

Europe surges as Japan sags 
BMW's S1000RR took an astonishing 43% of all superbike sales in the UK last month and the firm sold more bikes over 500cc to Brits than any other firm.

 

 

 

Thousands of bikers could be riding death-trap 'ringers'
Thousands of motorcyclists who bought nearly-new sportsbikes from main dealers could be riding around on bodged-together death-traps, according to police sources

 

 

Ducati Multistrada 1200S versus rivals
MCN tests the new Ducati Multistrada 1200S against its rivals; the BMW R1200GS, KTM 990 SMT and Triumph Tiger

 

 

 

Why Yamaha wants to slash Rossi's pay
Qatar MotoGP winner Valentino Rossi could be forced to swallow  a massive pay cut if he wants to remain with Yamaha in MotoGP.

 

 

Chassis mods propel Rea to double glory
Dramatic changes to the geometry of Jonathan Rea's Hannspree Ten Kate Honda propelled the 23-year old Brit into World Superbike title contention after a double win at Assen.

 

 
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