Honda’s special training-editon CB125F
IF you learnt to ride anytime in the last 40 years or so there’s a good chance your first tentative wobbles were made on some variant of Honda's CG or CBF125. The latest version – the Continue reading
Is the baby Panigale still a baby? Or does Ducati now make two superbikes, one big the other massive? Read the first full and considered review of the 959 Panigale.
I KNOW what you’re thinking. You’re thinking ‘what in the world is with that exhaust?!’
I can’t sit here and be an apologist for Ducati but I am sympathetic to their dilemma. Meeting a European emission standard is hardly the most romantic brief for a new motorcycle but the looming Euro 4 ... Continue reading
These were Honda's top 10 biggest sellers in the first half of 2015
NOT long ago we did a run-down of the 10 best-selling bikes in Europe and one big surprise was the paucity of Hondas. For the firm that’s still reckoned to be the world’s number-one bike maker, there wasn’t a lot to celebrate.
But what about this ... Continue reading
35,000 miles in 14 minutes with postie-bike adventurer Nathan Millward
MOTORCYCLE adventure videos are all over YouTube but we can’t remember one as engaging as this.
Nathan Millward gives a captivating insight into his motives for riding 35,000 miles from Sydney to Alaska on a 105cc Aussie post bike. If you’ve ever wondered what possesses some people to spend ... Continue reading
Visordown's Ben Cope rides the new Ducati 959 Panigale on track at the launch at Valencia in Spain
VISORDOWN'S Ben Cope is at the launch of the new Ducati 959 Panigale at Valencia in Spain, where he's just done this track session.
The 959 Panigale makes 157hp and 79.2lbft - 9hp and 6.2lbft more than the Continue reading
These were Suzuki's top 10 biggest sellers in the first half of 2015
REMEMBER the days when a big Japanese manufacturer like Suzuki could sell thousands of a single model in a year? When the GSX-R600 accounted for perhaps 2000 sales a year, with a similar number of GSX-R1000s also finding new homes?
Well ... Continue reading
Maybe stick to trying to keep the roads safe, eh fellas
NOT sure we'd be queuing up for a Bike Safe course in Brazil after seeing this performance. Lesson one: watch me as I... wo, woah, WAAHHH!
Yamaha has hipster-fied the popular MT-07 to make the new XSR700. So is it worth the £500 extra? Visordown found out at the launch in Sardinia.
Read our full review here.
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CCM's lightweight adventure bike gets supermoto wheels to become the GP450 RS
CCM has just revealed its new GP450 RS, which is a road-biased version of its off-road ready GP450 Adventure.
To make it more suited to life on the road, along with the 21 inch front and 18 inch off-road wheels from the Adventure, the RS gets an extra ... Continue reading
Husqvarna confirms 125 version of Vitpilen will hit showrooms at the same time as 401
HUSQVARNA’S Vitpilen 401 will go on sale in spring 2017 alongside a 125cc variant of the roadster, the firm has confirmed on its website.
The Vitpilen 401, shown above, uses the frame and engine from parent company KTM’s Duke and ... Continue reading
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