New MCN December 21: New British 1050cc sports bike

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday December 21, we have the inside story on a new Triumph-engined British sports bike from Enigma.

This week also features the first part of the MCN Xmas quiz. If you know your stuff, then you could be in with a chance of winning £450 worth of bike kit!

We test the new 2012 Kawasaki ER-6n against the Suzuki Gladius and Ducati Monster 696, MCN’s Michael Guy tests 24 bikes in 12 hours and Michael Neeves rides a Yamaha OW-01 after 22 years of dreaming.

Also, BSB bosses push for more safety regulations

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What you’ll find in the December 21 issue of Motorcycle News:

Birth of new British-built 1050cc sports bike
Is this the machine Brit bike fans have been waiting for? It’s a Triumph 1050 triple-engined sportster equipped with the best in British chassis components and know-how and is on schedule to go into production next year.

 MCN November 16

MCN November 16


 Duke for the masses
KTM’s 2012 690 Duke isn’t just an evolution of the hardcore Duke, it’s a revolution – a virtually all-new bike, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor.


12hrs, 435 miles, 24 bikes, one massive adventure
As road tests go this was a huge one: a total of 24 bikes, covering 435 miles in 12 hours, riding enduro bikes in the mountains to sports bikes on the race track and everything in between.

 MCN November 16

 MCN November 16

JvB Triumph Brit Bob ridden
Jens vom Brauck, the main (and only!) man at JvB-Moto, builds breathtaking motorcycles. MCN rides his latest creation – the Brit Bob – based on a Triumph Thruxton.


MCN 2011 Christmas Quiz part 1
Need distracting from a hangover? Got some DIY you should be getting on with? Then settle down, get your feet up in a comfy armchair and attempt MCN’s fiendishly addictive Xmas quiz.




BSB pushes for safety
The BSB championship is leading the world with a major new safety initiative to promote a new protective clothing investigation and implementation of new trackside and on-bike ‘yellow-flag’ alert systems.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer