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New MCN March 7: Crutchlow on fire!

Published: 06 March 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 7, we have all the news from the Sepang MotoGP test last week as Brit Cal Crutchlow ended the test in the top five, ahead of Ben Spies and Valentino Rossi.

Also in this week's MCN we test the new Triumph Speed Triple R against the Aprilia Touno V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S on UK roads. We also ride the MV Agusta F3 against the Triumph Daytona 675R on the roads of northern Italy!

Plus, we have a free What Bike? magazine!

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What you'll find in the March 7 issue of Motorcycle News:

Speed Triple R vs Tuono V4R vs Streetfighter S
The new Triumph Speed Triple R impressed MCN when we rode it at the launch, but can it beat the Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC and Ducati Streetfighter S?

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 MV Agusta F3 takes on Triumph Daytona 675 R
The lightest, most powerful and elecronically-advanced supersport machine you can buy - the new MV Agusta F3 goes up against the Triumph Daytona 675 R on the roads of northern Italy.


BMW R1200GS Rallye ridden
The special edition BMW R1200GS Rallye has a retro paintscheme and higher specification than the standard model, but does it justify the £12,145 price?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

Pick up bargain triples for £1300
We've gone triples mad at MCN this week, with the first shootout between the MV Agusta F4 and Triumph Daytona 675 R. So what better time to look at what's available in the three-cylinder world at


Factory Panigale is BSB's extreme benchmark
Meet one of the only Ducati Corse-built 1199 Panigales in the world, set to compete in the BSB championsip for 2012 - eat your heart out WSB!




McGuinness to ride Mugen in TT Zero
John McGuinness has said it's an honour to be chosen to race the new Mugen Shinden in the TT Zero Challenge race at this year's TT.


Rossi's high hopes dashed at Sepang
It was great while it lasted, but Valentino Rossi's unbridled optimism that he might emerge as a serious podium contender again in 2012 quickly ebbed away at Sepang last week.

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