New MCN Jan 26: Tiger 800XC leaps ahead

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In this week's issue of MCN, on sale January 26, we test the 2011 Triumph Tiger XC against the BMW F800GS in a rugged off-road ride in south Wales. 

Also in this week's MCN, top tips for getting the bargain you want on a ZX-10R, the truth about Rossi's shoulder injury, and all the team updates about this year's BSB and WSB lineups.  

What you'll find in the January 26 issue of Motorcycle News: 


Triumph 800XC edges out BMW 
The first UK comparison test of the new Tiger 800XC sees it take on the F800GS in the rugged hills of the Brecon Beacons.



Exotic European prices close in on Japanese
With a new R1 costing more than an Aprilia RSV4, MCN look at the exotic European bikes you can buy for Japanese money.


ZX-10Rs from £3875
Fancy 150bhp for a bargain price? In this week's BikeShop we look at Kawasaki ZX-10Rs you can buy on the cheap. You can find 17 ZX-10Rs for under £5k on




Which £1500 sports tourer?
Need a comfortable, quick and affordable bike that can keep up with a ZRX1200? MCN look at the top five sports tourers that you can buy for £1500.



Castrol Honda back on track
Oil giant Castrol is back in WSB as the main sponsor to the Ten Kate squad. MCN examine the deal that will be funding Johnny Rea's title ambitions for 2011.




Swan Yamaha get the works
MCN reveal the bikes that Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty will be riding next year... ignore any gossip you hear suggesting otherwise.

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Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel