New MCN December 28: Your bike of 2012 revealed

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale Thursday December 29, we preview 2012’s most exciting bikes as voted for by you.

This week also features the second part of the MCN Christmas 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 Harley-Davidson Switchback against the Victory Cross Roads Tour, and Dirk Schafer takes a tour round the Mediterranean on his BMW HP2, lasting over nine months!

Also, just how trick is a Dakar Rally bike? We look at Stan Watt’s £33,000 factory KTM 450 ahead of the Rally kicking off on January 1.

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What you’ll find in the December 28 issue of Motorcycle News:

Spirit of the Seventies Triumph 904 Dirt Twin
This 1970s hot-rod Triumph Scrambler is the latest bike from Spirit of the Seventies, and no matter which angle you view it from, the aesthetics stop you in your tracks.

 MCN November 16

MCN November 16


 80mpg diesel headed for the UK
If 80mpg, a range of over 300 miles and 16,000-mile service intervals sound like the statistics for your ideal bike, then the Track T800 CDi, currently the only diesel bike in series production, remains worth a look.


2011 Golden Piston Awards
THE most important event of the year: the entirely relevant MCN Golden Piston Awards for New Technologies (G-PANT).

 MCN November 16

 MCN November 16

MCN 2011 Christmas Quiz part 2
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 Christmas quiz.


Ireland’s great Dakar hope
Among the multinational contingent of riders competing in the 2012 Dakar is Irishman Stan Watts, who represents our best chance of home-grown talent not only finishing the event, but getting a result.




2012 Dakar is go!
A total of 189 riders – including two Brits, Jago Pickering and Tobias Younger, plus a fast Irishman Stan Watt – will be embarking on the torturous event that covers 5590 miles across Argentina, Chile and Peru and starts on Sunday 1 January.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer