New MCN October 24: Simoncelli one year on

Published: 23 October 2012

In this week's MCN, out October 24, we reflect on the untimely passing of Marco Simoncelli one year on.

We speak to rivals Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner, friends Loris Capirossi and Valentino Rossi, and Marco's dad, Paolo.

Also in this week's MCN we ride the new 636cc Kawasaki ZX-6R on the road in California and ride the new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC head-to-head against Aprilia's full factory WSB bike.

Also this week; Adventuring through India on Royal Enfields, BSB's lessons for WSB and MotoGP and Gino Rea's first GP podium


The week
Everything you need to know from seven days in biking as the new Triumph Dayton 675 is leaked and MotoGP pays tribute to Marco Simoncelli.

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2013 Aprilia RSV4 vs WSB race bike
Max Biaggi won his second WSB title on the Aprilia RSV4 three weeks ago at Magny Cours. We caught up with the team at their official winter test in Aragon and got the chance to ride the factory-supported RSV4 alongside the 2013 RSV4 Factory APRC road bike.


New Kawasaki ZX-6R on the road
Kawasaki's super-sharp new ZX-6R was designed to be a far more flexible road bike, but does it live up to the claims?

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Marco: One year on
It's hard to believe that it's a year since Marco Simoncelli left us at Sepang. Mat Oxley marks the first anniversary of the great man's sad passing.


Colin Edwards: "I still have flashbacks"
No-one was closer to the awful action that unfolded on October 23, 2011 than Colin Edwards, who in that moment of pain knew a greater one of grief was coming.




Living with a GoldWing
Honda's iconic GoldWing is far more than just a tourer. Purchase a Wing and you not only buy into a lifestyle, you also inherit a whole new group of friends.


Checa off the pace on new Panigale
The new Ducati Panigale suffers reliability problems as it makes its debut in WSB spec, but Carlos Checa isn't panicking yet.




Lucky Lorenzo hangs on to title lead
The sun certainly wasn't shining in Sepang, but Lady Luck shone all over Jorge Lorenzo after he survived a momentous scare to inch closer to a second MotoGP world title.