New MCN March 28: MotoGP is go!

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In this week's issue of MCN, on sale Wednesday March 28, we have all the news from the final pre-season MotoGP test at Jerez ahead of the first round of the new 1000cc class in Qatar.

Rossi struggled onboard his all-new Ducati GP12 again, Cal Crutchlow continued to impress with another top five finish and James Ellison struggled with chatter issues. Plus more news from the final test, including Moto2 and Moto3.

Also in this week's MCN, MV Agusta F3 takes on rivals, Aprilia SRV850 ridden, factory KTM Dakar bike ridden and a free BSB season preview.

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What you'll find in the March 28 issue of Motorcycle News:

Next week: All-new MCN
We believe in the power of motorcycling to enrich lives and we take our role in spreading the good news about bikes seriously. Which is why we're constantly asking how we can do it better, and why from next week we'll be changing.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


 MV Agusta F3 takes on rivals
MV Agusta's new F3 is one of the most eagerly awaited bikes of 2012, but since its launch storm clouds have been gathering. Is the beautiful Italian simply too track-focused and rough around the edges to be a decent road bike and compete with the competition?


Aprilia SRV850 ridden
The new 76bhp Aprilia SRV850 scooter does 126mph. That's faster than 1970s superbikes, but it also has equally vague handling and underdamped suspension.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11

BMW K1300S HP first ride
BMW may be spreading its motorcycling net ever wider, expanding its range into new territories and markets whether through superbikes or scooters, but, arguably, it's the old classics that the Bavarian manufacturer still does best.


Riding Stan Watt's KTM 450RR Dakar weapon
Just days after Stan Watt's built-to-order KTM 450RR returned to the UK from South America, MCN had the chace to ride the bike on UK soil.




Sports 600s for 125 money
The latest, best handling and most desirable sports 600s in the world are all well and good, but sports 600s from yesteryear are much friendlier on the wallet and just as fun. We have hundreds for sale at


Cal grows in confidence at Jerez test
Rewind 12 months and the chances of Cal Crutchlow finishing in the top five in the Qatar MotoGP race would have seemed ludicrously far-fetched. Yet the 26-year-old heads to Qatar with his confidence sky-high and a top five finish a distinct possibility.


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer