New MCN March 27: Beauty and a Beast

1 of 9

In this week’s MCN, out March 27, we have a world-first test of Ducati’s new top-of-the-range Panigale 1199R superbike.

We look at a very special special – a British-built hub-steered Aprilia RSV.

Also this week: BMW’s R1200RT spotted in tests, Suzuki’s new V-Strom revealed, and used Suzukis from £1000

In sport: The roundup from the Jerez test as Cal goes fastest despite Rossi’s fast pace


Patent Drawings Show Finished Suzuki V-Strom
More details of new V-twin 1000cc adventure bike revealed – the ‘concept’ seen at shows was in fact the production model.


MCN January 11

MCN January 11


It’s undoubtedly the most desirable superbike ever built. But should your wallet open wide and say ‘R’?



Now you can go the distance
Will Zero’s 2013 range of electric motorcycles tempt the masses?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


MCN Buying and Selling
Great deals, advice, bikes, kit, parts and insurance in our handy weekly guide.


V-Twins for the people
We dream of Ducatis but buy the most versatile, useful and plain enjoyable 650.




The Prodigy
Uncannily quick with an incredible style, keeping a lid on the Marquez hype is like trying to stifle a volcano with a tea tray. We’re on the verge of an historic debut…


Crutchlow is on top of the world
Brit sets fastest time in last test before start of season, but knows he still has a mountain to climb.



The voice of motorcycling since 1955