Originally Posted by Rod
Sadly MCN (as usual) take all the credit for other peoples work, as their article was pretty much word for word a straight translation of the Italian journalist's article written for "Motociclismo's" track test conducted at Monza and which MCN journo (Monsieur Trevor Franklin) claims as his own penned words. Bullshit they are. This is plagarism at it's most obvious. It simply perpetuates the notion....MCN great pics, **** substance. ONLY the Italian journalists were present at the initial track test and who were invited into the R & D department at the factory BEFORE the official launch (and long before the leaked photos broke cover) to see the bike in it's entirety, and whose subsequent article was released AFTER the launch. MCN will sell their grandmother to the highest bidder and might as well be a worthy sister publication to the "SUN", another infamous adult comic.
Not a fan of MCN then Rod???
My MCN says the test was written by Federico Alivieri, with pics by Allesio Barbanti. Federico 2nd paragraph mentions his "Italian colleagues at Motociclismo, when we had an exclusive preview ride at Monza."