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New MCN September 5: New bike special!

Published: 04 September 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's MCN, out September 5, we have a new bike special with new bikes from KTM, Kawasaki, BMW and more!

We have the world's first test of the new 1190cc KTM Adventure and reveal Kawasaki's replacement for the Ninja 250 - the Ninja 300.

Also in this week's issue we preview this weekend's Donington Park BSB round - with eight riders all in with a chance of securing the final two places in the Showdown.

Also this week; the new KTM 200 Duke takes on its rivals, the world's maddest road race and Ryan Farquhar retires from racing


2013 KTM Adventure 1190 ridden
KTM's all-new 1190 Adventure is one of the most eagerly-awaited bikes of 2013 and now for the first time we have its full spec and an insider's idea of what it's like to ride.

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Kawasaki Ninja 300 revealed
This is Kawasaki's surprise new 'baby' sports bikes - the Ninja 300, which Kawasaki hopes can rekindle the glory days of sports 250s.


First ride: Honda CRF250L
Honda's new CRF250L boasts novice-friendly road manners with genuine off-road ability and MX style - just like the now collectable 250 trailies of the golden days of the '70s and '80s. But is the recipe still relevant?

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The world's maddest road race
A heady mixture of nostalgia and madness motivates the all-urban, all-nutter phenomenon that is La Baneza.


KTM 200 Duke group test
Is the latest KTM a junior sports, cheap commuter or urban warrior? Or bits of all three? We pit it against the best of each to find out.




Where's my turbo?
Thirty years on from the dawn of the short-lived motorcycle turbo age we ask why boost hasn't caught on in bikes.


Donington BSB preview
Four title fighters are already into the BSB Showdown. Eight still have a theoretical chance of grabbing the final two places. Donington will be intense.




Classic TT at centre of a revamped Manx GP
Next year's 90th anniversary of the Manx GP will see a new four-day Classic festival feature top TT stars. But the future of the amateur races is guaranteed too.


Did Ducati get the right man?
Ducati spent months chasing Cal Crutchlow's signature and then a late change of heart saw them hire Andrea Dovizioso. So did they make the right choice? MCN investigates.

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