New MCN June 16: MotoGP bike hits 201mph at the TT

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In this week’s issue of MCN, on sale June 16, we bring you the exclusive story of TT star Cameron Donald’s lap of the TT circuit on a Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP bike.

We also ride with Jorge Lorenzo on his parade lap of the TT course and bring you all the news from the TT, including an exclusive interview with Guy Martin from his hospital bed, in our 24-page TT special.

Also in this week’s issue of MCN we have a free 32-page glossy guide to the Silverstone MotoGP.

What you’ll find in the June 16 issue of Motorcycle News:



MotoGP Suzuki hits 201mph at the Isle of Man!
Relentless Suzuki TT racer Cameron Donald takes the Suzuki GSV-R MotoGP bike for an undramatic parade lap of the TT and ends up breaking 200mph and lapping in under 20 minutes!



Burgess: ‘Rossi is staying in MotoGP’
Valentino Rossi’s legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess has told MCN the reigning world champion won’t be retiring from bikes or going to F1.




Honda’s son reveals Mugen twin at the TT
Hirotoshi Honda – son of Honda founder Soichiro – reveals the priceless prototype Mugen MRV1000 streetbike he built 10 years ago.



Coolest of the cool in Island invasion
We’ve picked a selection of the coolest bikes that made the journey to the Isle of Man TT, including two 1970s BMWs customsied for sprints and hillclimbs, and a stipped down Harley-Davidson Panhead with gold and titanium plating!




Jorge Lorenzo laps the TT
MCN editor Marc Potter rides with Jorge Lorenzo on his parade lap ofthe Isle of Man TT circuit and gets the MotoGP championship leaders thoughts on the experience.



Ducati Monsters head-to-head
Ducati’s new Monster 796 aims to be novice friendly, but enough of a buzz for more experienced riders. To see if it’s really the best of both worlds, we test it against the two extremes of Monsterdom – the easy-going 696 and rorty 1100.




Why Crutchlow turned down MotoGP chance
Cal Crutchlow has revealed why he turned down a chance to partner Ben Spies on a factory-backed Yamaha YZR-M1 in at least three MotoGP races in 2010. 



Martin: ‘I was in a bomb scene from Full Metal Jacket’
Guy Martin speaks exclusively to MCN from his hospital bed only eight hours after his 170mph crash in the Senior TT.



Ian Hutchinson’s perfect TT
Padgetts Honda rider Ian Hutchinson talks about his historic five TT wins. A feat the cannot be beaten.

Liam Marsden

By Liam Marsden

Former MCN Web Producer