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New MCN March 13: Making of a Legend

Published: 12 March 2013

Updated: 20 November 2014

In this week's MCN, out March 13, we exclusivly test the new Honda CB1100 against its predecessor, the 1976 CB750K.

We also launch our all-new Buying and Selling section - your go-to for product advice!

Also this week: The final in our three-part Barry Sheene tribute, BMW F800GT first test, and used ZX-6Rs guide

In sport: Latest from Honda TT Legends testing, exclusive technical analysis of the latest Ducati, and BSB stars get first track action!


The Honda CB1100 - Meet the Family
Honda's all-new and long-awaited CB1100 retro roadster is intented as a faithful homage not just to the original CB750K of 1969 but also to Honda's whole family of celebrated air-cooled CB fours of the 1970s. But how well does it pull it off? We took it back to meet not just the CB750 but also the CB550 and 'mini-superbike' CB400 to find out...

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10 Reasons You're Wrong About The F800GT
BMW's F800GT is a massive revamp of the previous F800GT but despite more power, a bigger fairing and a complete rework the perception is that this is a dull bike. You couldn't be more wrong...



Sheene: My Great Rival
Kenny Roberts and the witchcraft of his dirt-honed riding might have been Sheene's Waterloo, but it was spurred on by the mutual loathing of the flashy Brit...

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


New Boy Dunlop Stuns in First Test
Honda's new recruit seriously impressed Honda team boss Tuxworth during the TT Legends' week-long European test. Impressed him enough, in fact, to secure a full-time World Endurance ride for 2013!


Gobmeier: 'We Can Fight For Podiums'
In the first round of testing, Ducati's new riders got their first tastes of the problems Rossi has spent two years complaining about. Woefully off the pace, they headed to round two with revised setup but no radical changes...




Ducati Try Everything To Fix Understeer
After unanimous complaints from their 2013 rider line-up about turning performance, at last month's test, Ducati came to the second test with a revised bike featuring a fully adjustable chassis designed to fix the problems.

 Also this week - our all-new Buying and Selling section - your new weekly go-to guide on everything you need to know about the best kit, bargains and second hand bikes available!


The New Products: Race Helmets
Whether it's all about the look, brand, paintjob, spec, or fit - you're spoilt for choice in 2013!

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


Welcome to MCN's 2013 Long-Termers
Collections of bikes don't get much better than this, and we will be living with the lot throughout 2013...!



Fast, Loud and Lairy
The Kawasaki ZX-6 was always the biggest hooligan in the supersport class. Here's how to buy into it!

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