New MCN August 18: Rossi to Ducati

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In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 18, we go behind the scenes on Rossi's Ducati deal, including thoughts from Giacomo Agostini, Jerry Burgess and Ducati CEO Gabriele del Torchio.

We test the Kawasaki ER-6n against the Suzuki SV650S and Hyosung GT650 to find the best first big bike.

Cal Crutchlow confirms he's had an offer from the Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP team

Introduce a mate to biking and get a free Xena disc lock with MCN 1000.

What you'll find in the August 18 issue of Motorcycle News:


Rossi signs for Ducati
Giacomo Agostini backs Rossi for success whie current crew chief Jerry Burgess warns he won't blindly follow.

Also, are Rossi and Ducati a perfect match?




Help save motorcycling
MCN launches the MCN 1000 campaign, asking you to become a biking ambassador and help us introduce new riders and safeguard motorcycling's future.



2011 Husqvarnas ridden
MCN tests the new generation of Husqvarna off-roaders powered by BMW engines.




Your first big bike
The reintroduction of the iconic Suzuki SV650S prompts us to re-ask the question: Which first 'big bike' is the best?



MCN classic bike challenge
The mission: To see if a 'modern classic' bought for £1500 is really a worthwhile purchase. We buy, ride and fettle three to find out.




Hutchinson's Ulster GP treble
Three more wins. Two second places. The world's number one racer on public roads continues to shine.


Crutchlow closes on Yamaha MotoGP deal
Cal Crutchlow is on the verge of signing a Yamaha MotoGP deal to replace Ben Spies at Tech3 Yamaha.




Lorenzo and Yamaha deal deadlock
Yamaha and Jorge Lorenzo have reached a deadlock in negotiations over a new deal as the Spaniard claimed a magnificent seventh win of 2010 in Brno.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer