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New MCN August 10: New Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals

Published: 09 August 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 10, we pit the new and improved Suzuki V-Strom against the Triumph Tiger 800, BMW F650GS and Honda Transalp.

Plus, we detail all of KTM's new models from 2012 to 2014.

Also in this week's issue, why Rossi could quit MotoGP after 2012, we test speed sensitive suspension for the BMW R1200GS and we ride a 283bhp Hayabusa on the road!

What you'll find in the August 10 issue of Motorcycle News:

New Suzuki V-Strom takes on rivals
The new Suzuki V-Strom impressed when MCN first rode the bike last month, but how does it compare to the Triumph Tiger 800, BMW F650GS and Honda Transalp?

 MCN June 1


 Norton cash boost 'is not a bail-out'
The future of Norton has received a massive boost after a £7.5million loan was underwritten by the Government.


Bolt-on electronic Ohlins for BMW R1200GS
Swedish suspension firm Ohlins have developed a kit to replace the standard suspension units on the ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment II) equipped BMW R1200GS.

 MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


MCN: Number one for Suzuki GSX-R750s
One of the first modern sports bikes to bring race-technology to the road, the GSX-R750 has spent the past 26 years dominating the middleweight market -



Why Rossi could quit MotoGP after 2012
Valentino Rossi could quit MotoGP at the end of 2012 if he can't turn the Ducati into a consistent winner.

MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


Hill, Byrne and Hopkins raise the bar
After dominating Sunday's races at Brands Hatch, all three riders are booked for the title-deciding BSB showdown.

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