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New MCN April 10: Adventure bike shootout

Published: 09 April 2013

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's MCN, out April 10, we pit the top four big adventure bikes against each other in the Brecon Beacons.

The new BMW R1200GS and KTM 1190 Adventure both promise to offer more than their predecessors. So how will they fair against last year's winner, the Triumph Tiger Explorer and the benchmark Yamaha Super Tenere?

Also this week: MCN explores Slovakia on 250cc trail bikes in the middle of winter, used Triumph Tigers from £1900 and the best sports boots on the market.

In sport: Rossi is back at the front of MotoGP, Marquez surprises his team-mate and Shane Byrne's Brands Hatch domination is ended.


Adventure bike shootout
Is BMW's new GS good enough to beat KTM's all-new Adventure? And can either de-throne the reigning Tiger Explorer? We take all three, and Yamaha's benchmark Super Tenere, up the Brecon Beacons to find out.


MCN January 11

MCN January 11


250cc trailes take on Solvakia in winter
MCN embarks on a 2,600 mile -20C odyssey to Slovakia in an attempt to cross the High Tatras Mountain range in February to prove (or at least test) the capabilities of the current crop of 250cc trailies. What could possibly go wrong? 


'I can't believe I only won one'
Thirty years ago last weekend a young tennage rookie from Halifax scored one of the most unlikeliest GP wins of all time. But Alan Carter's stunning victory wasn't the first of many - it was as good as it ever got for the brilliant youngster.

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Showcase: Sports boots
Just because you've got two of them, it doesn't mean you should skimp on foot protection. 


Byrne's Brands domination smashed
The reigning champ is masterful at Brands Hatch and looked set to take another double at the Kent track. But things didn't go totally to plan.




Cal: "I'm no title contender"
Crutchlow dismisses claims by Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo that he's a title contender, despite a brilliant challenge in the opening round of 2013.


Rossi: "I'm still not so bad, eh?"
Italian hero makes a triumphant return to Yamaha with a stunning second in Qatar as the MotoGP season kicks off in dramatic fashion.

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