New MCN February 22: Honda Crosstourer first ride

1 of 8

In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday February 22, we have the world first ride of the all-new Honda Crosstourer.

Using the 1200cc V4 engine from the VFR1200, the Crosstourer is the latest bike to join the competitive adventure class, looking to tempt buyers from the adventure king – the BMW R1200GS.

Also in this week’s MCN we reveal the new new Triumph Trophy 1200, the Husqvarna Nuda takes on its rivals on UK roads and James Ellison’s MotoGP Aprilia revealed!

Plus, we have a free 2012 WSB season guide ahead of the opening round at Phillip Island this weekend!

Don’t miss out, subscribe to MCN from only £1 per week.

What you’ll find in the February 22 issue of Motorcycle News:

Honda Crosstourer world first ride
Adventure bikes are moving into a new dimension this week – as MCN’s first test of the Crosstourer proves. The new Honda brings V4 performance and sophisticated automatic transmission to the class for the first time – as well as sumptuous comfort and classy quality.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 2013 Triumph Trophy spied in finished form
These exclusive spy shots of Triumph’s all-new Trophy 1200 are the first to show the bike in final form – most of the details are complete and the bike is nearing production readiness.


Ducati 1199 Panigale production secrets revealed
Ducati’s revolutionary 1199 Panigale superbike is now in full production and MCN was on hand to watch the first bikes being built, marking the start of a new era for the Italian firm.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

Husqvarna Nuda takes on rivals
Husqvarna’s new Nuda 900 takes the now BMW-owned firm into new – road – territory. But how’s it compare to the established best?


Who is Honda’s NC700X for?
Opinion was split after the world launch of Honda’s NC700X. Half the riders thought it was too slow to appeal to even the most newbie of motorcyclists, while others recognised a spark of genius from Honda. Over to MCN’s cross-section of testers to find out who it’s for. 




Brits dominate Jerez test
2012 is already shaping up to be a belting year for the Brits in the Grand Prix paddock after Scott Redding and Danny Kent dominated last week’s Moto2 and Moto3 test in Jerez.


MotoGP’s wacky races
Imagine a MotoGP world championship where Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner battle against each other on Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and BMW machinery – in the same season! It might sound like a wacky fix to the problems facing MotoGP, but the zany idea is the brainchild of HRC boss Livio Suppo.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer