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New MCN May 22: Brit Blitz!

In this week's MCN, out May 22, we celebrate the British Blitz at Le Mans, as Cal takes 2nd and Scott Redding wins his first Moto2. We also have our free 32-page TT Preview supplement ahead of Saturday's first practice. Also this week: We ride Norton's new TT racer, and have world first tests of the new mad, bad £20k Bimota and...

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yaki

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yaki says:

Revolutionary my arse its no more than an expensive kit bike powered by aprilia,whats revolutionary about it.MCN need to realise its readers are not young and stupid enough to believe this bullshit.

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ninjainblue

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ninjainblue says:

Norton

Maybe they mean its revolutionary to call an Aprilia a Norton.........ha! Marvellous superlatives from the biking press once again, instead of telling it like it is......

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robinbegley

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robinbegley says:

Too harsh

What's wrong with shopping around for a bit of technology. If Norton can make it really work then good luck to them. It's OK for Red Bull to take all the glory in F1 but still buy their engines from Renault. It takes more than a good engine to make a good race bike and then you have to perfectly balance the power, drive, handling, tyres, brakes and rider to go from good to great

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winger

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winger says:

Your right but Redbull don't make motorcycles!!!!

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yaki

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yaki says:

What will Norton get out of this in terms of road bike manufacture,ZERO.Its just playing and thats a waste of time and money that should be going in to production bikes.Even if they win a TT it will still be seen as an oddball one off.

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domster

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domster says:

Norton

Thought the engine was a modified Aprilia,being used to develop their own V4. Any success at the TT will have lasting marketing benefits for future models, good luck from me!

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v2kiwi

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v2kiwi says:

Aprilia

built a bike with a rotax engine. So what.  Stuart and the team should be commended for building a NORTON in the NORTON FACTORY  no less, with a donor engine which happens to be the bench mark in production engines from what ive seen. CRT and SBK. Why would you do it any other way. Aprilia,s RS 250 was a SUZUKI engine and no one put them down for it. Get over it unless you can front up with a better package or put ya money where your mouth is. In saying that WHY arn,t all the ENGLISH GP FANS sponsoring CAL with 20 or 50 quid (peanuts in the big sceme of things) each x 60,000 or so sponsors so the best BRITISH rider in years can remain in GP,s instead of loosing the ride to Spanish potatoes, Surely MCN could do something. Instead of waiting till it s to late and we all start moaning about it.  Just like Norton has done , they ve actually  done something and are going racing. HATS OFF to Stu .

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Yous trollin us, MCN

I will award one Internets to anyone who gets a picture of the "Norton" with an Aprilia sticker slapped on it.

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