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New MCN May 9: 25 years of WSB

Published: 08 May 2012

In this week's MCN, out May 9, we celebrate 25 years of World Superbikes.

We ride some of the limited-edition, homologation specials built for WSB, speak to Carl Fogarty as he gives his take on WSB and relive some of the best moments from the series.

Also this week, we have new spy shots showing the finished Triumph Trophy 1200.

Plus we have all the news from a packed weekend of bike racing, with MotoGP, WSB and BSB all in action.

MCN has worked hard to make sure the all-new paper will feed your passion for motorcycles better than ever before. It'll take a moment to get used to the new surroundings - but we've tried to make as little stand between you and the fantastic stories that biking breeds as possible.

Here's how the new paper works:

The week
All the news that matters from a week in bikes, all in one place. Catch up quick on all the must-know stories and whet your appetite for the big stories in Focus.

Where we go in deep on the stories that matter. Road tests, features, analysis, interviews, surprises, MCN brings every tool to bear to crack the story.

Letters, celeb columns, polls and advice - Comment feeds the discussions that define the week's debate, and harnesses the power of MCN's readership.

Bike life
Men and machines with stories to tell. From used bikes to dream garages, epics enjoyed and nightmares survived: why a life in bikes is better.

The best writers in bike sport. Bringing you the inside story on the riders, race bikes - and rucks - that make up the greatest spectacle in sport.

Homologation nation
We Brits loved these limited-edition specials. Built so teams could race the most extreme World Superbikes possible, they brought race track exotica into showrooms. But how do they feel today?

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MCN January 11


 WSB: The riders, the heroes, the stories
Obviously Carl Fogarty was rightly the focus of British attention, but who else shone in WSB?


Finished Triumph Trophy 1200 spied
MCN reader snaps Triumph's new three-cylinder tourer that looks ready to do battle with BMW rivals in showrooms later this year. But is the styling too similar to the R1200RT?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Foggy chooses 25 things that defined WSB
12 years after his forced retirement, Carl Fogarty reveals his take on what made WSB what it is, along with a few insights into what made him the fiercest competitor WSB has ever known.


Why the Z1 is still the original, ultimate superbike
40 years after its launch, Kawasaki's Z1 is more popular than ever. Here's why.




Teams threaten to quit after Monza tyre fiasco
Pirelli in the firing line after supplying tyres unable to complete a wet race. Race one cancelled and race two cut short after tyres delaminate. 'Teams ignored us,' say Pirelli.


Cal slams Dovi as rivalry boils over
Battle for next season's final Tech 3 ride hots up in Estoril. Crutchlow rattled by Dovizioso's 'Superbike riding style' jibe.

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