New MCN March 20: The Rossi interview

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In this week’s MCN, out March 20, we have an exclusive interview with Valentino Rossi ahead of his first race back at Yamaha.

Rossi reveals what it was really like at Ducati, his thoughts on fatherhood and what he would have done if he had not been able to return to Yamaha.

Also this week: We ride the new Aprilia Caponord 1200, we pit the new Moto Guzzi California against its rivals and a free 32-page supplement on facing your biking fears.

In sport: The latest from BSB pre-season testing and all the news from the first private MotoGP test at the new Circuit of the Americas.


Exclusive Valentino Rossi interview
Fatherhood, five more years, life at home and the truth about Ducati: far from being down after a difficult Austin test a straight-talking Rossi reveals he’s right on his game in the interview of the year.

 MCN January 11

MCN January 11


What a Bonnie baby!
MCN rides the HMC Classic and HMC Classic S, two Chinese 125s styled after the iconic Triumph Bonneville.



Aprilia Caponord 1200 first ride
The new Caponord 1200 seems to have it all with semi-active suspension more advanced than the Ducati Multistrada and a cheaper price tag than the Ducati and R1200GS. Does the smart money go on the Aprilia?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Moto Guzzi California group test
The Moto Guzzi California has been around for decades. Can the latest incarnation offer more to pull ahead of the pack?


Used bike guide: Suzuki GSX-R1000
Class leaders of their day and now serious bargains – welcome to the GSX-R1000 K1, K3 and K5.




Welcome to America
The new Circuit of the Americas in Texas blew away MotoGP stars at their first test there last week. With 20 corners and a monster 2m03s lap time, it represents a unique challenge with the potnetial to deliver explosive races when MotoGP arrives there on April 19-21.


Marquez in a class of his own
Young Spanish sensation Marc Marquez outpaced Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Rossi to dominate the private test at the new Circuit of the Americas.

MCN January 11


Face the fear
Every biker has fears, no matter how experienced they are. In this free supplement we’ll help you face your fear and do it like a pro.


Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer