The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 joins the growing list of 1000cc superbikes with traction control, but do we need it?Superbikes with traction control:Aprilia RSV4 APRC SEBMW S1000RRDucati 1198MV Agusta F4 1000Kawasaki ZX-10RClearly, it's a charge lead
Not so long ago, people would hanker after a big, fast superbike - say an R1 or FireBlade - but know, deep down, it was going to be a bit much. So they'd opt for the softer, more useable 600cc alternative such as a CBR600 or R6.But things have changed. Sports 600s are now so focu...
On the road, an experienced rider will be quicker in most instances on the 1,000cc bike where he can use the power. An average rider will be quicker under certain circumstances on the bigger bike, but quicker in others on the smaller bike.FalcorobBoth are mentally fast, 500GP com...
We asked you, the Visordown audience, what you thought of the modern crop of sportsbikes. Have they lost their way? Are they being beaten by a big Japanese ugly stick or do they hold looks that we'll treasure in the future? Here's what you had to say:I think the Italian bikes loo...
were downgraded to 800s. What took precedent in the MotoGP class since the decrease is engine capacity and increase in rider aids has been a monotonous spectacle.Unlike the excitement of the incoming move to 1000cc for 2012 the motorcycling world were
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
's tones subside, the bark of 500cc singles and 1000cc fours tears into the chill air of deep, rural Hampshire.This is grass track racing: mud, methanol and as mixed a bag of spectators and competitors as you're ever likely to see - anywhere. From grizzled
allow you to push and push with your braking markers and levels of trail braking to the point where you find yourself in disbelief at what you can get away with.If you’re into track days, forget 1000cc sports bikes – they just make you lazy - the GSXR
1. 1000cc MotoGPSure, any year has to be better than the one we've just had, what with the loss of Marco Simoncelli, thin grids and an off-form Valentino. When GPs switched from 990 to 800, everyone knew it was going to be a bad step and let's face
nice collection of bikes which he is always looking for excuses to ride.Today he's riding his 1913 Flying Merkel. It is the most remarkable machine. He bought the 1000cc V-twin from stuntman Bud Ekins (the bloke who did that jump in The Great Escape
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