New MCN November 21: Rossi's return

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In this week's MCN, out November 21, we bring you all the news and gossip from Valentino Rossi's return to the factory Yamaha squad at the Valencia test..

We also bring you all the information on the new KTM Super Duke 1290, as well as news of Honda's new 'bagger' Goldwing.

Also this week, we take the BMW K1600GT SE, BMW R1200RT SE and Triumph Trophy 1200 SE to Monte Carlo in the ultimate touring test and Michael Rutter takes his eighth victory at the Macau GP.

This week's isse of MCN also includes a free 24-page guide to the NEC Show, which kicks off November 24.


BMW custom coming next year
BMW announced at the Milan Show that the much anticipated 'custom concept' will be coming to the UK next year.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


KTM unleashes the beast
While EICMA was mostly a show of motorcycles, for rampant KTM it was a show of strength - topped off by the unveiling of its awesome new 1290cc Super Duke and which MCN can reveal will go on sale later next year.


BMW K1600GT SE vs BMW R1200RT SE vs Triumph Trophy SE
What's the point in a vast, expensive bike if it can't deliver you to far-ff destinations in a state of composure to rival GT drivers, yet with an even bigger grin? We set sail for Monte Carlo to find out if any of the bikes fails to deliver on that dream and which will leave you the most stirred and less shaken.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


KTM factory motocross bikes ridden
KTM won the FIM MX1, MX2 and MX3 World Motocross titles this year. We ride the bikes that absolutely dominated the world of motorcross in 2012.


Buyer's guide: Naked big bikes
MCN spoke to owners of four iconic naked bikes to see what the appeal of this style of machine is. We also consulted owners forums to discover what buyers should look out for if they're attracted to the naturist lifestyle. 




Rutter takes eighth Macau GP victory
Michael Rutter was crowned undisputed 'King of Macau' on Sunday as he overcame a week of adversity to win his eighth grand prix there.


Rossi test special
Rossi's not going to stay anyone's No2 for long, and the crew chiefs are in disagreement already. Grab your popcorn...




24-page NEC Show guide
The NEC Show starts this weekend. See which new bikes are set to steal this year's show with our free guide. Aprilia will be showcasing their new Caponord 1200 and revised RSV4.


Triumph at the NEC Show
Triumph will show their new Daytona 675 and Street Triple bikes at the NEC Show, both of which are heavily revised for 2013.


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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer