Triumph 900 in off-road shocker
Triumph's retro looking Scrambler has been rated 4/5 in Visordown's reader reviews section. One reviewer admits that whilst the bike has great styling and awesome reliability, the handling is 'jumpy at times'. Looking at this video, that review's hit the nail on the head.
Hollywood star reveals all on the Jay Leno show
ACTOR Tom Cruise is well-known for his on-screen motorcycle stunts but the 50-year old Hollywood star revealed he got his first motorcycle aged 10.
He told chat show host Jay Leno: "My first motorcycle was a little Yamaha. My mother was away working for the weekend and I'd stored it in the ... Continue reading
Does a hand-crafted motorcycle always have it? Can Japanese motorcycles have it? Can a good bike have no character or is character the essential ingredient?
CHARACTER (krk-tr) n.
Some motorcycles have it by the bucket load while others clearly don't. So what gives a motorcycle its character and how, when some motorcycles are so similar, can one emerge as having character when others are branded bland.
Here's a dictionary definition of character:
1. The combination of qualities or features ... Continue reading
Points mean prizes, bans, er, not a lot, it seems
IT’S common knowledge that 12 points on your licence is supposed to mean an automatic ban – but you’d be surprised how many people manage to avoid that.
The IAM has obtained figures, via a Freedom of Information request, from the DVLA which show that there are thousands of drivers still on ... Continue reading
Prodrive-developed material set to appear on supercars. Bikes next?
REMEMBER the nineties when carbon fibre became all the rage? Fifteen years ago the trend for carbon (or fake carbon) huggers, end cans, frame protectors and pretty much anything else that could be made of the stuff was unavoidable. To the point that over the last few years the attitude has ... Continue reading
Get up to 20% off an official end can
SUZUKI is offering up to 20% off selected Yoshimura end cans if you buy before the end of June.
The firm is offering deals on factory-approved cans for the GSX-R600 and 750, GSR750, SFV650, GSX650F, GSX1250FA and GSRF650 Bandit.
Accessories Manager Andy Taylor said: “Yoshimura has a long standing relationship with Suzuki and ... Continue reading
You're doing it wrong
Typical. You spend ages building up a badass biker image only for one guy to ruin it in one fell swoop.
As the sun goes down on one champ's career...
If Valentino knew then what he knows now, perhaps he wouldn't have had such a big grin on his face.
The Doctor puts in times that would see him in the top-15 in Nationwide Series practice
MULTIPLE MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi met up with the most successful NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch to drive his 650bhp Toyota Camry NASCAR.
Rossi, known for his exploits on four wheels almost as much as on two, watched Busch put in some high-speed laps at the oval and the pair were connected by ... Continue reading
How the ‘want one’ B-King concept spawned the ugly Inazuma
IT can’t be easy to style a motorcycle. Unlike cars, wreathed in body panels and free to come in all shapes and sizes, the shape of a bike is largely defined by technical demands.
Whether it’s the size of the wheels, the angle of the forks, the position of the engine or ... Continue reading
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