New MCN June 26: New Ducati Monster 1198 spied

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In this week’s MCN, out June 26, we have exclusive spy shots of the new 1198cc Ducati Monster.

The new bike was spotted undergoing testing near the factory in Bologna.

Also this week: The great nakeds that changed the game, 2013 Hayabusa tested and the 200bhp bike from Lotus.

In sport: Britain’s best riders in decades and Randy de Puniet on the new Suzuki MotoGP bike.


Lotus to make 200bhp bike
A Lotus motorcycle will begin track testing in just a few weeks and the 200bhp finished bike will go on sale later this years, say the team behind it.


MCN January 11

MCN January 11


New Ducati Monster
Ducati is just months away from unleashing the most powerful Monster ever produced. These exclusive pics of the new 2014 model clearly show it’s powered by Ducati’s 1198cc water-cooled V-twin motor, likely to deliver over 150bhp.



Power is nothing without control
The Suzuki Hayabusa has always had plenty of go and for 2013 Suzuki has added ABS and more powerful Brembo brakes.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


20 years of the Bandit
In June 1993 MCN caught sight of drawings for a bike that used an oil-cooled GSX engine in a naked, street-based chassis. Two years later MCN Executive Editor Phil West, then at Bike magazine, was at a launch for the bike that would change everything.



The odd couple
Two thousand miles plus a track day in eastern Germany on the two most opposite all-rounders you can buy.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


The summer of superheroes
Why British race fans haven’t had it so good since Barry Sheene’s heyday.



New Suzuki: ‘I could race it now’
Test rider Randy de Puniet says Suzuki’s MotoGP racer is ready to go. But Suzuki insist they need more time to get the bike right.

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Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer