New MCN October 3: New bike special!

Published: 02 October 2012

In this week's MCN, out October 3, we reveal all the 2013 bikes at the Cologne Show.

BMW has revealed the all-new R1200GS, which features the most advanced electronic system to-date and a new water/cooled engine.

Also revealed in this week's MCN is the new Triumph Street Triple, new FJR1300 as well as new Ducatis and Hondas.

Also this week; BMW F700GS takes on rivals, how hard can it be to keep up with Freddie Spencer and why Jonathan Rea will stay in WSB for another year.


2013 BMW R1200GS revealed
The new R1200GS gets a complete overhaul with an all new water/air cooled engine, world-leading electronics and semi-active suspension. We go in depth with the new GS and speak to the man in charge of development.

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New Ducatis and Hondas
Ducati and Honda reveal their new and updated bikes for 2013 at the Cologne Show.


Sharper, lighter Street Triple
The British class-leader is given a major overhaul for 2013.

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 MCN January 11


Yamaha FJR1300 gets high-tech toys
The FJR1300 is brought in to the 21st century with electronic rider aids,while the FZ8 range also gets updated.

Also, we reveal our ten best and five worst celebs on bikes.


New BMW F700GS takes on rivals
Can BMW's new F700GS add a little spice to the middleweight adventure bike trail?




How hard can it be? Keeping up with Fredie Spencer
It's 25 years since the first radial tyres arrived. To celebrate, we chase Freddie Spencer, who helped invent them, round Donington Park.


Honda's ultimatum to GP boss
HRC will quit the series if controversial plans to introduce a controlled ECU and rev limit go ahead in 2014.




Crutchlow rues his 'unbrake-able' rival
Rising British star Cal loses out again to Dovizioso in the battle for third but a race-long duel in Spain with his arch-rival and team-mate underlines the gap is closing fast.