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New MCN May 18: New Nortons

Published: 17 May 2011

In this week's issue of MCN, on sale May 18, we reveal plans for three new Nortons designed by legendary bike designer Pierre Terblanche.

We pit the new Suzuki GSR750 against the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z750 and Yamaha FZ8 in a naked middleweight shootout.

Also in this week's MCN, reaction and analysis from Croft BSB, Le Mans MotoGP and the incident with Marco Simoncelli and Dani Pedrosa.

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What you'll find in the May 18 issue of Motorcycle News:

New Nortons
New plans herald Norton's bold future in MCN's world exclusive story.

Honda tests 1000cc MotoGP bike
Honda test riders are spied on the new 1000cc MotoGP bike ahead of Stoner's first test on the prototype bike.

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Suzuki GSR750 vs Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z750 and Yamaha FZ8
The new Suzuki GSR750 takes on the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z750 and Yamaha FZ8 for the naked middleweight title.


Riding KTM's Dakar winning bike
KTM's new 450 desert racer is one of the most extreme bikes on the planet. MCN was lucky enough to ride the Dakar-winning bike in the Desert.

 MCN May 11

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MCN: Number one for learner-legal CBRs has more Honda CBRs for sale in the UK than any other website, from CBR600s to Fireblades. And this week we're celebrating the bike that made learning sexy again - the Honda CBR125R.



Kirkham's ecstasy and agony
John Kirkham takes his first win in British Superbikes before crashing headlong into the barriers in race two.

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Simoncelli: 'I'm innocent'
Marco Simoncelli protested his innocence after the controversial crash in Le Mans that dealt a crushing blow to Dani Pedrosa's world title hopes.