, suspension, radial brakes and a tweaked motor. Last year's Blade did enough to edge ahead of the GSX-R in our group test but has Suzuki done enough to win back the crown again this year? Let's find out.On TrackSuzuki GSX-R1000Suzuki has concentrated its
of ground.And cover ground we did. "I used to say to people that there's no point in buying a 1000 because a modern 600 is enough for the road," said Colin. "But I was talking rubbish. The French roads are so empty and the distances so great that 1000cc
. Top marks, Honda - practicality in a sportsbike, what next?Continue the 2006 1000cc Test
In sportsbike-mad Britain, I think it’s fair to say that the annual 1000cc group test is the one we obsess about the most.As much as working out which of the latest 1000cc bikes rules is a brilliant job, it’s also a bloody difficult one thanks
VETERAN ROAD TESTER Roland Brown has just returned from his first ride aboard the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 and here are his first impressions:"It's seriously quick. With 138bhp tugging at at your right hand, the bike's blindingly fast. Sportsbike quick
just how much bike you’re getting for your money on the Versys." Bruce Wilson, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - February 2012"If you want to tour two-up in comfort and value a bike that’s equally good on twisty roads as it is on the motorway, then stick
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 ...
There was a time, not so long ago, that sportsbikes looked as good as they went. The original YZF is a prime example. Then mass centralisation, catalytic converters and aerodynamic efficiency got in the way. Suddenly, function overtook form - and they’ve been that way ever since....
Once upon a time, engine configurations and capacities were pretty much a given. If you wanted a sportsbike you either plumped for a large, unwieldy 1000cc across-the-frame-four or, if you wanted handling, you went for a lighter, more agile 750.If
with Britain's speed-despising road system. Revenue from Gatso cameras is expected to top £200 million this year, the feds are using satellite technology to catch offenders, we have our average speeds timed without our knowing and they're even using CCTV
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