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MCN’s Weekly Wind-on: top stories this week

Published: 13 September 2019

Updated: 13 September 2019

The biggest news on MCN this week was undoubtedly our first ride review of the 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 – a superbike that star tester Michael Neeves had rather a lot to say about. We also took a deep dive in to the engine tech on the new R1.

2020 Yamaha R1 from above, details

In new bikes news, there’s a new, darker Ducati Monster on the way, and Indian have introduced a new engine to keep the range feeling fresh.

Ducati Monster Black on Black

Your helmet liner could soon be a thing of the past thanks to breakthrough tech from Klim, while we’ve also been taking an in-depth look at cornering ABS and traction control systems.

Sliding mitigation technology

In bike crime news, we heard about a South Yorkshire Police initiative that has seen 204 stolen off-road motorcycles recovered. We also heard about a fundraiser for a biking youth charity.

Stolen off-road bikes recovered

Our new rider’s been taking the Mod 1 motorbike test for the second time, while adventurer Simon Weir recounts his favourite spots in the USA ahead of arriving at his next destination – thousands of miles and a large ocean away from America….

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