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New MCN May 25: Honda's 700cc twist and go spied!

Published: 24 May 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 25, we have spy shots of Honda's new 700cc parallel-twin twist and go.

We pit the new Honda Crossrunner against the Triumph Tiger 800, KTM SMT and Honda VFR800.

Also in this week's MCN, reaction and analysis from the shortened NW200 and a free 32-page TT guide!

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What you'll find in the May 25 issue of Motorcycle News:


Honda's new 700cc twist and go
MCN has world exclusive spy shots which show a radical new Honda with an all-new 700cc parallel-twin engine and the advanced dual clutch transmission of the VFR1200F.

 MCN May 11

MCN May 11


Honda Crossrunner group test
The new Honda Crossrunner has proven to be the capable all-rounder Honda claimed it would be when MCN put it through its paces with a 700-mile road test. But we also discovered it isn't the perfect machine every manufacturer aspires to build.


Rossi on road Ducati 1198 at Silverstone
Valentino Rossi was forced to take a bog-standard road-legal Ducati 1198 out at Silverstone last week after his specially prepared 1198SP on slicks broke down after just four laps.

 MCN May 11

 MCN May 11



Great time to buy Honda Super Blackbird
Bursting onto the scene in 1996 at 180mph, the Super Blackbird was the fastest production bike the world had ever seen - a title it held until the Hayabusa roared past it at 194mph three years later.



Suffering for the dream
No pain, no gain. If there was any truth in that cliche, Tommy Hill would be a world champion several times over.

MCN May 11

 MCN May 11



Simoncelli: 'I'm innocent'
Following his breakthrough double win at Monza, Eugene Laverty has jumped to fifth in the title standings and now has the belief he can be a year-long championship contender, starting at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend.



Black Saturday for NW200
Bad weather, a bomb scare and an oil slick mean only one race was completed at this year's NW200.

MCN May 11
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