New MCN November 2: Biking mourns loss of Simoncelli

Published: 01 November 2011

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday November 2, MCN has all the details on the new Triumph Tiger 1200 explorer, which will be publicly unveiled at the Milan Show. The bike is powered by an all-new 1200cc three-cylinder engine.

We ride the new Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900 R both on the road and track, at the bike's launch in Sardinia.

Also, the new Triumph Speedmaster takes on its rivals, secondhand hypersports tested, and Marco Melandri concludes the BMW S1000RR isn't as bad as he thought after his first test at Portimao.

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What you'll find in the November 2 issue of Motorcycle News:

Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer ready to hit showrooms
After weeks of speculation, MCN can now reveal these first official pictures of Triumph's all-new and long-awaited adventure bike - the Tiger Explorer.


Kawasaki ER-6N


 Husqvarna Nuda 900 first ride
MCN tests the new, BMW F800-based Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Nuda 900 R at the launch in Sardinia, both on road and track.


Suzuki GSX-R1000 tweaks leave it lagging
Suzuki has made the GSX-R1000 lighter, given it more mid-range and changed to Brembo brakes for 2012. But it could still end up at the bottom of the 1000cc sports bike leader board.



Secondhand hypersports tested
We test three secondhand 180mph rockets, which can now be had for just £3500.


Affordable muscle bikes for sale on MCN
Bikes like the Yamaha XJR1300 and Kawasaki ZRX1400 can now be had for as little as £2000. We look at some of the best examples for sale at 




Melandri: "BMW is not as bad as I thought"
Marco Melandri has told MCN that he is under no illusions how difficult it will be to turn the BMW S1000RR in to a championship winner after completing his first test on the bike last week at Portimao.