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First ride: Kawasaki Z300 review

Power is not proportionate to fun

DO motorcycles need to be as fast as the fastest ones have become?

Probably not, is the conclusion I reach whenever I ride a well set-up smaller machine like Kawasaki's new Z300. It takes me back to when I began motorcycling, on two-stroke 125s, and I remember that I had at least ...  Continue reading

Yamaha XV950 Racer revealed

Yamaha's V-twin bobber gets the café racer treatment

YAMAHA has just revealed this special ‘Racer’ edition of its XV950 bobber.

Powered by the same engine as the standard XV950, a 942cc air-cooled V-twin making 52hp and 58.5ft.lb torque, the Racer gets clip-on handlebars, rear sets and some café racer styling tweaks.

Seat height is now 765mm, 75mm higher than the standard ...  Continue reading

Caption that: early cornering ABS tests had mixed results

...leaving some wishing they'd fitted more protection than those crash bungs

'I KNOW I'm going to die, but I'll be an extra in a scene with Tom Cruise.'

Think you can do better? Your funniest caption, please.

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Top 10 most expensive motorcycles from the world's most valuable collection

If you need to ask, you can't afford it

WHAT amounts to probably the most valuable motorcycle collection in the world went under the hammer last weekend. 

Only the rarest or rare machines make it into the legendary bike collection of American collector EJ Cole, so it’s no surprise to see that some went for insane money.

While none managed to ...  Continue reading

How to make your eBay ad stand out

But not necessarily for the right reasons

WE can’t quite put our finger on what drew our attention to the eBay listing for this ‘stunning bike’. Is it the double bubble screen? The upside fork legs? The Battlax swinging-arm?

‘Please messages only about the bike,’ the seller says, ‘the girl is not for sale.’

Yamaha's new three-wheelers

Two new concepts revealed

YAMAHA has taken the wraps off two new concept bikes as it continues to follow the idea of leaning three-wheeled machines like the recently-launched Tricity scooter.

It already showed one additional three-wheeled concept, the 01GEN, last year and now it’s revealed two further versions, the 03GEN-f and 03GEN-x.

The 03GEN-f is a ...  Continue reading

New: AGV K5 helmet

2015 K5 range revealed

AGV has just revealed its new K5 helmet range for 2015.

The new lid is made from carbon and glass fibres with small spoilers aimed at reducing turbulence and increasing rider comfort at high speed.

It has three front intakes, two on the side and one in the middle for ventilation. Two extractors ...  Continue reading

BMW S1000RR in new Mission: Impossible film

Watch Tom Cruise clash fairings on the outgoing S1000RR

BMW’s S1000RR superbike is set to appear in the new Mission: Impossible, as seen in the film’s official trailer released yesterday.

The video clip shows actor Tom Cruise narrowly avoiding a truck whilst riding the outgoing version of the RR, before clashing fairings with another S1000RR, sending the rider to his fiery demise.

BMW’s ...  Continue reading

Tron Light Cycle up for auction

Fully functioning replica could reach £27,000

A FULLY functioning replica of a Light Cycle from the film Tron will soon be going up for auction.

Expected to go for between £16,700 - £26,700, the custom bike is powered by a 96 volt direct-drive electric motor running off lithium batteries.

It has a ride-by-wire throttle, adjustable suspension, hydraulic brakes and ...  Continue reading

Test ride the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 next month

Demo rides available ahead of the bike’s official launch in June

SUZUKI has announced a fleet of GSX-S1000 demo bikes will be available to test ride from next month, ahead of the bike’s arrival in June.

The Japanese firm will have eight bikes making their way around the UK as part of its nationwide test ride roadshow.

You can find out when the bike ...  Continue reading

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