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The kids are alright but they ain't buying enough bikes. Yamaha hopes the Tricker will tempt the young tikes onto two wheels

29 September 2005 at 15:47

It's all change in the supersport class. First Yamaha, then Honda, now Kawasaki. Niall braves the rain again and tries his best to stay on board the new ZX-6R

19 February 2005 at 16:32

Visordown attended the world launch of Honda's tweaked for 2006 flagship sportsbike

09 November 2004 at 13:19

Some would say there was nothing wrong with the old Tuono R, so is the new one better?

31 July 2004 at 23:37

Rob Hoyles rides the all-new FZ-1 in South Africa

31 July 2004 at 23:32

Rob Hoyles writes about Yamaha's new MT-03

31 July 2004 at 22:21

Visordown heads off to Florence to ride Ducati's new line-up of Sport Classics

09 June 2004 at 0:32

Aprilia is back on track thanks to Piaggio, with refreshed versions of their top-selling Mille

09 June 2004 at 0:26

Harley revamp their entry-level bikes for 2004 - the first serious update since 1986. So many changes, yet they still look the same. Grant rides the new smooth torquers high on a hill in Austria

05 November 2003 at 11:59

Named after a town in New York State, the new R1200 C Montauk boasts more chrome and retro styling than a fifties diner. But it's also BMW's most successful foray into the cruiser market to date

05 November 2003 at 11:49

Our Niall has a bit of history with off-road specialists CCM - they gave him a break into racing, and he's owned one of their bikes. Before they knew it he was riding their new 404DS

05 November 2003 at 11:41

Having resisted the urge to tear down the hotel curtains and make them into a set of lederhosen, Jon Urry braves rain and ice-rink-like Austrian roads to put Yamaha's new emissions-friendly Fazer to the test

05 November 2003 at 11:23

Welcome to the slightly different world of the great big cruiser with Yamaha's latest (and larger) incarnation of its 1600 Wild Star. Big and shiny it certainly is, but is it any good?

04 July 2003 at 10:33

Probably the most beautiful production bike in the world, can the Mondial Piega-Monza handle as good as it looks? Daryll sneaked through quarantine to test the bike at Monza

04 July 2003 at 10:16

Despite the Tuscany-Tibet name, Aprilia says you are allowed to do Reading-Watford and several other routes too on its new Pegaso. So we found out whether the bike's a dirt monster or one for the roads

04 July 2003 at 10:07

British MotoGP rookie Chris Burns rides a Grand Prix bike built around the bones of a Yamaha R1 in less than 14 weeks by a British team. Niall Mackenzie tests the impressive Harris WCM GP bike.

22 May 2003 at 17:08

Alex Hearn takes the exclusive Italian supermoto for a spin

11 October 2002 at 10:09

I like this bike. We all like this bike. The GSX-R600 has stood for one thing only since it was first launched in 1997 – sports performance

12 July 2002 at 10:24

Getting back on the R6 was like getting back on an old friend. I don't normally ride my old friends, you understand, but the R6 responds like no other to a massive session of throttle abuse

12 July 2002 at 10:21

When I've mentioned the TT600, a few unkind souls have been mean to suggest it was a shame the entire remaining stock of TTs wasn't destroyed in Triumph's factory blaze. Highly out of order a suggestion as this may be, it does have a reason behind it

12 July 2002 at 10:07

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