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New MCN January 18: Rossi on thin ice?

Published: 17 January 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 18, we test the new Kawasaki Versys 100 against the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger 1050. Can the inline-four cylinder Versys knock the R1200GS off the top spot?

MCN's 2009 Yamaha R1 has covered 43,728 miles, been crashed twice and done 15 trackdays. So how does a modern bike fair after so much abuse? We strip the R1 completely and examine all the component parts.

Also, 2013 BMW F650GS spied testing, cyclists back move to let motorcycles use London's bus lanes permanently and Rossi is set to test a WSB Ducati Panigale

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What you'll find in the January 18 issue of Motorcycle News:

Kawasaki Versys 1000 gives R1200GS and Tiger 1050 a shock!
Kawasaki's controversial new Versys 1000 has set the cat amongst the adventure bike pigeons this week - as proven by MCN's world exclusive first test of the new monster trailie against its leading rivals.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 Plan your biking year
There's a massive array of stupendous events coming up in 2012, from the British MotoGP to more humble national motocross races. So get your diary open, browse these pages and make 2012 your best biking year.


Fireblade extravaganza at the MCN Show
The Fireblade has been a sports bike colossus for 20 years and Honda is celebrating in style at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show on February 2-5.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

43,728 miles not out
MCN's 2009 Yamaha R1 has been crashed twice, done 15 trackdays and been twice around the world, so how are its insides?


Britain's finest for all
UK motorcycle giant Triumph celebrates its 110th birthday in 2012. This gives us all cause to be rightly proud of our nation's two-wheelers and it's a fantastic opportunity to see just what a range of used Triumph's we've for sale at





Big questions for Ducati...
Ducati's new bike was conspicuous by its absence at the MotoGP team's launch. We ask why (and 11 other questions).

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