New MCN May 15: Best bikes for £5k

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In this week’s MCN, out May 15, we have the ultimate used guide to the best bikes available for under £5000.

We also test the new adventure-styled Honda CB500X.

Also this week: New high-powered Triumph Bonneville spied and Suzuki’s new Burgman 650 tested.

In sport: BT Sport’s MotoGP deal, Suzuki’s new MotoGP bike and all the news and gossip from a thrilling weekend of WSB racing at Monza.


New top-of-the-range Bonneville spotted
A prototype version of the next Triumph Bonneville has been spied during testing with details hinting it could be the first of a new Bonnie generation.


MCN January 11

MCN January 11


Best bikes for £5k
With so many great bikes being made so well these days, you can pick up a helluva lot of metal for sensible money. MCN selects some of its favourites.



Honda CB500X first ride
In the beginning came the CB500F naked and CBR500R sports, now here’s the adventure-styled ‘X’ version of Honda’s new twin. Was it worth the wait?

 MCN January 11

 MCN January 11


Honda CRF250M launch
MCN Executive Editor Phil West rides the new CRF250M supermoto from Honda, but has it missed the boat?


Colin Edwards’ crib
A tornado normally levels buildings to the ground. But this Texan Tornado built a place from scratch.




The original kings of speed
ZZR… three little letters that have meant so much for the last 20 years. We detail the best of the ZZR range in this week’s used bike guide.


MotoGP moves to BT Sport
Five-year BT deal to give UK best MotoGP coverage in the world – but it comes at a price as BBC loses the rights.




Laverty on Monza march
Eugene Laverty’s record at the ultra-fast Monza circuit continues into 2013. Racing against a resurgent Marco Melandri and a determined Tom Sykes, Laverty took another race win and is moving closer to team-mate and championship leader Sylvain Guintoli.


Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer