New MCN January 25: Kawasaki ZZR1400 flat out!

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday January 25, we test the new Kawasaki ZZR1400 at the bikes launch at the Nardo test track in Italy.

MCN tester Adam Child tested the bike on a 7.8 mile long speed bowl, where he was able to hold it flat out. Child also tested the bike’s handling capabilities on a short handling track.

Also in this week’s MCN we reveal KTM’s new 1200cc Adventure after the bike was pictured during testing in the Canary Islands.

Plus, Brit Tobias Younger on his first ever Dakar, new Victory Judge unveiled, George White collapses and Guy Martin on his future in bike racing.

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What you’ll find in the January 25 issue of Motorcycle News:

New KTM GS rival spied on test
The all-new 1290cc KTM Adventure has been spied during testing in the Canary Islands.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 2012 Kawasaki ZZR1400 first ride
Twenty-two years after the powerhouse ZZR1100 was launched, Kawasaki has released its all-new ZZR1400 complete with a bigger engine than ever, more power and sophisticated traction control.


Fears for deposits as George White collapses
Britain’s biggest motorcycle dealer could default on dozens of deposits placed on new bikes after going into administration.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

Join MCN on the ride-out of the year
Going to the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show? Then why not arrive in style on the Saturday and ride there with a few celebrity mates?


Project SR500: Part four
The transformation from rust bucket Yamaha SR500 to cool cafe racer is complete.




Guy Martin: ‘Racing is just a hobby for me’
Britain’s most sought-after racing personality on signing for Suzuki, why he’s not worried about Hutchinson at the TT, and life after racing.


The countdown to 2012 MotoGP
All eyes will be firmly focused on the Sepang track in Malaysia next week when the 2012 MotoGP pre-season testing campaign makes an emotional start ahead of the hugely anticipated new 1000cc premier class era.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer