New MCN August 8: Celebrating the 600

Published: 07 August 2012

In this week's MCN, out August 8, we celebrate the rise, fall and rise of Britain's best-loved bikes - the supersport 600s.

We celebrate 100 years of the middleweight supersport class, size up the alternatives and line up the best second hand 600s on the market.

Also in this week's issue British Moto2 rider Scott Redding tests a factory Ducati GP12 at Mugello.

Plus we have all-new spy shots of the new Kawasaki ZX-6R.

Also this week; Horex VR ridden, the best flat tracker customs and Rossi's potential WSB move


Horex VR6 world first ride
Two years have passed since the ambitious six-cylinder Horex was unveiled and now, at long last, we can tell you what it's like to ride.

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MCN January 11


Kawasaki goes big bore again with new ZX-636R
This is the 2013 Kawasaki ZX-6R, spied while filming a Kawasaki promotional video, which reveals the firm has gone back to the big bore 636cc designation of previous years.


100 years of supersports
Sharp handling, low weight, just enough power: the sporty middleweight class has been the choice of British riders for years - but just how far has it evolved over the last century?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


What is the new 600?
New supersport 600s are struggling, attacked on all sides. But which alternative is right for you?


Why we still love sports 600s
We may not be buying many new 600s, but that doesn't mean we've fallen out of love with Japanese supersport bikes. We pick four of the best on sale now.




600s: Why the racing still rocks
Sales of new sports 600s may be flagging, but for gripping racing there's still no better class to watch.


Redding tests Ducati MotoGP bike
Scott Redding gets an arm-wrenching, eyeball-popping first ride on a factory Ducati GP12 - at Mugello where the 250bhp bikes hit over 200mph.



Big names line up for ZX-10R ride
Kawasaki's winning potential sees top riders eager to partner Tom Sykes at the factory Kawasaki team in 2013.