When MF asks me if I fancy riding the Visordown test GSX-R 600 for a bit, I hesitate for about a millisecond before accepting. Why? ‘Cos my own courier’s favourite Diversion 900 may be heavy and utterly unexciting, but it is also a comfortable and trusty commuter ride that suits ...
Blessed with all manner of bikes to ride during the summer months, it’s very easy to get a bit complacent. With Rob using his GSX-R1000 mainly as a commuter, James’ taking the XR1200 on long motorway stints en route to various commentary booths
It’s not often I get the excuse on a weekend to go for a 400 mile blast just for the sake of it. But today (Sunday) I did and it’ll go down in my rapidly depleting memory banks as one of those legendary rides to be treasured forever. That’s as long
THAT, MY FRIENDS, is Venhill's new dual action 500A throttle, residing on Visordown's slightly older 1988 Suzuki GSX-R1100J project bike.Originally designed for use on motocrossers and speedway bike, Venhill's quick-action throttle is becoming increasingly popular on the circuits...
AS LONG-TERM test bikes go this is about as lengthy as it gets.Having bought this 2002 KTM 200EXC (pre-mix model) in 2003, I've ridden the lightweight two-stroker less times than I'm happy to admit in seven years of ownership.Like many of the bikes
HONDA UK is recalling 392 VFR1200F machines over metal shavings inside the engine, which could result in engine failure, the company has announced. Visordown's long-term test bike is on the cards for a recall, so we'll give you a full update as soon
I’ve done it; I have handed back the GSX-R 600 to its original owner. Ours was a short but sweet relationship; I didn’t fall off and it didn’t spit me off. In the end, though, I wasn’t too sad to hand back the keys.Not because I didn’t like the bike or like riding it. If I though...
Well, after several months of eager anticipation, that day has arrived. My 2011 Repsol Blade has finally rocked up. She'll be accompanying me this year on a voyage of track days, real road racing spectating and on my 200 mile commute between the office and home. Come on spring!I ...
skies for at least thirty minutes I then encountered an hour long deluge from Stoke to Tarporley. Always looking for a positive I thought well at least this will be an opportunity to test my ‘BSB’ Pirelli Diablo Supercorsas that had so far only seen dry
I haven't ridden any Harleys for along time, so I thought I'd get a few in over the coming weeks to put some miles on them and see what they're all about. First up is the £15k+ Rocker C from the Softail range. At that price, it better be good.
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