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New MCN September 19: Rossi dedicates podium to Simoncelli

Published: 18 September 2012

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's MCN, out September 19, we reveal the all-new Honda CBR500 and CB500.

Honda hopes to attract new, young riders with the basic, parallel-twin machines.

Also in this week's issue we ride the new Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra.

Also this week; Maxi scooter group test, Ryan Farquhar retires and all the reaction from an incredible MotoGP weekend at Misano


Honda CBR500 and CB500 break cover
Honda has gone back to basics with two new 500cc parallel-twins, which the firm hopes will attract new, younger riders on a budget.

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Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra ridden
Husqvarna's new TR650 Strada and Terra use BMW's G650GS engine but get added bite and some superb styling. MCN senior Road Tester Michael Neeves rode the new bikes.


Ryan Farquhar retires
Ireland's most successful road racer said goodbye in an emotional Scarborough parade on Sunday, before talking MCN through a career of epic highs - and one tragic low.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Maxi scooters tested
Maxi scooters are popular in continental Europe, so just what are we missing out on over here? Adam Child investigates...


Remembering Jarno Saarinen
The trailblazing '70s GP star burned bright before his life ended tragically on the brink of achieving all-time-great status. MCN tells the story of this nuiquely stylish racer and test rides one of his race bikes.




Jonathan Rea's impressive GP debut
Jonathan Rea survived a baptism of fire in MotoGP with his reputation enhanced and his desire to make a permanent switch from WSB reinforced after a hugely encouraging premier class debut in Misano.


Memory of Super Sic inspires Rossi
Ducati's biggest leap forward to date helps Valentino finish second at Misano and honour his close friend Marco Simoncelli.

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