THE NUMBER of licensed motorcycles in the UK has doubled since the mid 1990s, the Motorcycling Industry Association (MCI) has revealed.A survey, commissioned by the MCI, showed approximately 1.4 million motorcycles and 1.5 million motorcyclists
decided to fi nd out.Taking one character from each of the last four decades, we asked them why biking was best when they were 25 and in their prime. And somewhere in amongst all the misty-eyed memories there’s an answer.First up is the 1990s
. Choose Triumph, choose shell suits, choose alco-pops. Choose the 1990s.There are just as many reasons to forget the 1990s as there are to remember the decade but as far as bikes went, it was a pretty sensational ten years.Honda's FireBlade was launched
If you were young and looking at buying a sportsbike in the early 1990s your choice was limited. This was long before the times of the 0% finance deal or free insurance currently being offered to try and entice younger buyers.In the 1990s you could
The figures take some beating: 192mph, 157bhp, a quarter-mile in just 10 seconds and you could have all this for just a shade over £3,000. Suzuki's Hayabusa came on the scene in 1999 and the lumpy looks were for a reason: this bike was one of the first to be designed with a lot o...
nothing anyone had ever seen. Informed speculation puts the fee paid to a top factory team like Yamaha at something like $15-million back in the early 1990s. Today, even with inflation, the same money would buy two or more years of the factory Honda
Click to read: Ducati 916SP owners reviewsClick to read: Honda RC45 owners reviewsWorld Superbikes was simply massive in this country in 1995. While GPs were dominated by Mick Doohan and turning into a predictable procession, WSB was tough, gnarly racing and incredible to watch. ...
What were the cult bikes of the late 1990s? That's the question that circulated the office today and after much heated debate (and one tantrum), we whittled the list down to these five. Without the £3000 limit, our list would have remained a fantasy
2009 FJR1300 - with a 1990's FJ1200 paint jobHERE IS the first shot of Yamaha's 2009 FJR1300 supersports tourer.Replete with a paint job similar to a 1990's FJ1200, the 2009 machine benefits from various cosmetic tweaks, as well as a refined
HERE'S A classic example of why CBT was introduced into the UK in the the eraly 1990sCheck this pair of monkeys: no safety gear, no proper instructions, using a big bike - it's the perfect recipe for a total cock-up.Sit back and watch what happens.
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk