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All-new MCN April 4: Triumph Explorer 1200 takes on rivals

Published: 03 April 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

MCN has worked hard to make sure the all-new paper will feed your passion for motorcycles better than ever before. It'll take a moment to get used to the new surroundings - but we've tried to make as little stand between you and the fantastic stories that biking breeds as possible. Here's how the new paper works:

The week
All the news that matters from a week in bikes, all in one place. Catch up quick on all the must-know stories and whet your appetite for the big stories in Focus.

Where we go in deep on the stories that matter. Road tests, features, analysis, interviews, surprises, MCN brings every tool to bear to crack the story.

Letters, celeb columns, polls and advice - Comment feeds the discussions that define the week's debate, and harnesses the power of MCN's readership.

Bike life
Men and machines with stories to tell. From used bikes to dream garages, epics enjoyed and nightmares survived: why a life in bikes is better.

The best writers in bike sport. Bringing you the inside story on the riders, race bikes - and rucks - that make up the greatest spectacle in sport.

All-new MCN
We believe in the power of motorcycling to enrich lives and we take our role in spreading the good news about bikes seriously. Which is why we're constantly asking how we can do it better. We've worked hard to make the new MCN the best ever.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 The week
Everything you need to know from seven days in biking. You could win a new Triumph Explorer 1200, the new Moto Morini revealed, used bike of the week and much, much more.


Triumph Explorer 1200 takes on rivals
Three all-new rivals, including Triumph's eagerly-awaited Explorer, make the adventure bike class more competitive than ever. But which is best? 

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

Foggy FP1 road bike ridden
Revealed in 2002, the Foggy FP1 was set to spawn a superbike dynasty to rival Ducati. The first 150 road bikes were built but never ridden. Until now... 


The big picture
A packed GP grid at Imola in 1977. At the US MotoGP in 2011 there were fewer than half the riders there were in '77.




This week everybody's talking about
Does Rossi have what it takes to win a race again on the Ducati, and could he win another championship? Which bike manufacturer do you think is the best quality?


20 years of the Fireblade
20 years this week, MCN tested the first ever FireBlade onthe road. But which of the era-defining bikes that followed would prove the most enduring? Only one way to find out - by asking members of the cult that formed around the bike. 




Honda BSB testing
Both Samsung Hondas look good for Easter Monday's opening BSB round after a positive Cadwell test.


Michael Guy on WSB
WSB reporter Michael Guy analyses the latest news and gossip from the WSB paddock, including radical plans to spice up the series.




Sykes and Haslam deliver - but can't match Checa
Both Brits are pushing Ducati harder than before. But what's it going to take to beat the 1198 as Checa's smooth riding sees him score an impressive Imola double?

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