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New MCN 1 June: TT kicks off!

Published: 31 May 2011

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale 1 June, we have all the action from the start of the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

We reveal Husqvarna's Hypermotard alternative and pit the Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC against the Speed Triple, Brutale, SuperDuke R and Streetfighter S in a battle of the super-nakeds.

Also in this week's MCN, the KTM Duke 125 in a UK first group test and BSB, WSB and Isle of Man coverage.

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What you'll find in the 1 June issue of Motorcycle News:


BSB stars fly in as TT Comes to life!
MCN has the action from the first practice session of the Isle of Man TT, with eight riders flying in straight from the BSB round at Thruxton.

 MCN June 1

MCN 1 June


 Husqvarna's Hypermotard alternative revealed
The Italian firm hopes to re-invent itself with a more practical take on the Ducati Hypermotard theme, with the bike built around an enlarged 900cc version of BMW's super-frugal F800 unit.


Wild Tuono super-naked group test
We pitched the Italian firm's naked superbike against it's top-spec rivals - the MV Agusta Brutale, Triumph Speed Triple, KTM SuperDuke R and the Ducati Streetfighter S - on road and track to find the king of the super-nakeds.

 MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June


Ross Noble's 'Sit Down Tour'
Stand-up comic Ross Noble rides Triumph's 500,000th bike round the UK to celebrate 20 years in comedy and a Triumph mileston. MCN joins him and grabs a ride on the iconic Speed Triple.



New 125 Duke proves too hot to handle
KTM's 125 Duke is pitched against it's closest rivals, the Yamaha WR125R and Honda CBR125R, by a trio of 125-mad youngsters.

MCN 1 June

 MCN 1 June



Shakey storms from back row to podium
We have all the BSB action from Thruxton, including Shane Byrne on his brilliant performance, where stormed from the back row to the podium.



Michael Dunlop's TT weapon
Dunlop's simple yet sophisticated TT superbike Kawasaki ZX-10R is put under the spotlight.

MCN 1 June
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