By the time you read this good ol' George Dubya, a man without the mental capacity to eat a pretzel safely - will probably be trying to put more dents in Iraq than you'd find on the average black cab. Chances are this will end up like many a playground scuffle where the big lad p...
. Top marks, Honda - practicality in a sportsbike, what next?Continue the 2006 1000cc Test
In the late 1990s and early 2000s Kawasaki had problems. Bike sales weren't brilliant and there was a feeling that the company had lost its direction. New models were short on the ground and, dare we say it, Big Green had become stagnant. A breath of fresh air was needed, and it ...
routing forces your foot out so you have to stick it on the footpeg at a funny angle; and second, this bike is a brilliant laugh to ride.First things first, though - the exhaust. From what I can work out, the 1000cc version of the S2R uses a wider rear
GP-derived chassis and a brand new 1000cc engine this model of Blade showed that after a few lacklustre years Honda was taking the litre class seriously again. Although a 2004 model bike could be had cheaper than this 2005 version, the horrible paint scheme
The Supertest began as an idea last year between Spanish magazines Solo Moto and el Periodico, Portuguese mag Motojornal, Italian magazine La Moto and Two Wheels Only. The idea of the test was to put all of the very best sportsbikes head-to-head on track in one huge, comprehensiv...
the bike. Apparently it is the closest road bike to the WSB racer so far. Because the rules are a lot tighter in WSB to allow 1200cc twins to race against the 1000cc fours Ducati is only allowed to change the gearbox, pistons and cams on the race bike
clutch and a lack of weight on it due to braking. Hardly anything to do with the tyres.On a 1000cc bike they impressed further. No slides and enough grip to scrape bits safely on some very oddly cambered corners. Braking hard for a chicane the bike
. The buzz is now around 1000cc fours, so the rules were changed to allow these into the series, instantly spicing up the entry and so increasing spectator interest. Once again you could see your new road bike there on TV being raced around the world
’t think bikes are free from trends. Look at modern sportsbikes. Buy the latest, greatest 600 or 1000cc sportsbike one year and two years later it will be a has-been. Are the Japanese leaping forward with such giant steps year on year in terms
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