New MCN August 1: Rossi back to Yamaha

1 of 8

In this week’s MCN, out August 1, we have nine-pages of MotoGP news as Rossi looks set to make a return to the factory Yamaha team.

That leaves a free ride at Ducati with Nicky Hayden, but who’s lined up to replace Rossi?

Also in this week’s issue we see if the new MV Agusta Brutale 675 can knock the Triumph Street Triple off the top of the naked middleweight leaderboard.

Plus we have all-new spy shots of the new KTM Adventure.

New S1000RR with active suspension revealed, the history of motorcycle jumps and MCN learns to jump through fire with the White Helmets.


MV Agusta Brutale 675 takes on Triumph Street Triple
Triumph’s Street Triple is one of the best-loved and most important bikes to come out of Hinckley and has come to define modern biking. But now there’s another 675cc triple from another iconic manufacturer that threatens to change all that.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 The history of motorcycle jumps
Eddie Kidd was jump king in the ’70s. His 190ft leap over 14 buses earned him a second world record. But that’s 200ft short of Robbie Maddison’s current record. So how did that happen?


Riding Route 66
Far from falling into cliche and decline, America’s iconic 2400-mile coast-to-coast road remains a truly special ride.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Ducati’s biggest bargains – but not for long
It’s taken us Brits 10 years to appreciate the 999 and 749… here’s why the once unloved Ducatis are now a connoisseur’s used buy.


Can anyone stop Melandri?
WSB’s Brit pack arrive at Silverstone with a point to prove and determined to put a stop to Melandri’s winning ways.




Rea becomes first Brit to win Suzuka 8 Hours
A faultless run on a factory Honda in gruelling conditions gives Rea a four-lap victory in the world’s most prestigious race.


Rossi to become Lorenzo’s understudy on factory M1
Despite a deperate late bid by Ducati to convince Valentino to stay, all the signs are that he’s heading back to race a factory Yamaha YZR-M1 – as the number two rider.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer