New MCN August 17: All-new BMW R1200GS spied!

Published: 16 August 2011

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale August 17, we reveal all the details of the all-new BMW R1200GS which will get a water-cooled engine and radial brakes, among other changes.

Plus, more pictures of the new Triumph Daytona 675 and the first spy shot of the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

Also in this week's issue, why Crutchlow needs to change his riding style, best super nakeds for under £4000 and is buying a cheap sports 125 a dream or a nightmare? MCN finds out with another £1500 challenge.

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What you'll find in the August 17 issue of Motorcycle News:

New BMW R1200GS spotted!
This exclusive spy shot proves the next generation BMW R1200GS will be new from the ground up, with an all-new water-cooled engine, revamped styling and major chassis changes.

 MCN June 1


 Biking picks up pieces after the riots
Motorcyclists lost bikes and livelihoods in the rioting that swept the nation last week. Riders were dragged from motorcycles in the street and a dealership looted of bikes and burned down in the unprecedented chaos which struck major cities across England.


More spyshots of the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 reveal the front of the supersport triple for the first time, while Ducati's 2012 Streetfighter 848 is spotted leaving the factory in Bologna.

British custom bike builders were among the top performers at the 2011 Championship of Custom Bike Building last week at Sturgis, USA.

 MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


Which used super naked for £4000?
Fun, fast and affordable, the 2005 Kawasaki Z1000, 2004 Aprilia Tuono and 2003 Triumph Speed Triple are the best used buys around right now.



MCN Challenge: Is buying a cheap sports 125 a dream or a nightmare?
The mission: To buy a sports 125 for £1500 and find out from fettling, riding, experts and performance testing, which, truly, is the best of the learner bike bunch...

MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


No stopping Michael Dunlop at Ulster
Michael Dunlop had never previously won an Ulster Grand Prix, but he threw that monkey off his back in spectacular fashion on Saturday, winning both supersport races and the superstock race.



Why Crutchlow needs to adapt his riding style
Cal Crutchlow has vowed to fight his way out of the biggest slump of his racing career after he suffered another disastrous and confidence-draining crash in Brno.

MCN 1 June