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New MCN March 6: Cal faster than Rossi

Published: 05 March 2013

In this week's MCN, out March 6, we have all the news from the second MotoGP test at Sepang

We remember Barry Sheene 10 years on, this week looking at Barry Sheene: the dad, with his daughter Sidonie Sheene.

Also this week: MV Agusta Brutale 800 takes on the Triumph Speed Triple R and Ducati Streetfighter 848, the quarter-million-mile man and used Fazer 600s.

In sport: All the analysis and insight following the second MotoGP test in Sepang, and the latest from the TT and Irish road racing.


The News This Week
Triumph has been spied testing the Speed Triple against its rivals, fuelling rumours a new Speed Triple could be on the way. In other super naked news, KTM has officially confirmed the 1290 Super Duke will launch in October - months earlier than expected.

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Barry Sheene: dad
She shares her mother's looks and her father's gimlet eyes; she is Sidonie Sheene, 28, and on the 10th anniversary of his death she's breaking her silence on growing up with Barry, only with MCN.



MV Agusta Brutale 800 group test
The larger-capacity naked market becomes ever more competitive. Last year saw the launch of Triumph's Speed Triple R, Ducati's 848 Streetfighter and MV Agusta's Brutale 800. But which offers the sweetest siren song on balanced thrills, looks and ownership pride?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


The quarter-million-mile man
Great grandfather Ian Coates left home 14 years ago on what was supposed to be a four-month trip. He and his Africa Twin have just returned to the UK after a 250,000-mile ride across six continents!


Used bike guide: Yamaha Fazer 600
Back in the late 1990s Yamaha sparked a mini-revolution in the middleweight market with the launch of the Fazer 600. Since then the range has grown and evolved and there are plenty on the used market. So which should you buy and what should you look out for?




TT chief offers stark warning to Irish road racing
With falling grids, rising event insurance costs and top stars leaving, it's feared Ireland's National road races will lose fans. We speak with the man credited with saving the TT from a similar fate.


Crutchlow digs deep for speed
Brit Cal Crutchlow set the fourth fastest time at the recent Sepang test despite the lack of any development on his Yamaha YZR-M1 and no new parts expected until the fourth round of the championship.




Marquez rips up the rule book
MotoGP testing in Sepang gave onlookers an early taste of what to expect in 2013 when nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi and rookie Marc Marquez spent six laps on track together during the final day. The awe-inspiring display left Rossi agog and paddock insiders claim Marquez is re-writing the rules.


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