to be perfect. We wanted to make 200bhp but we also wanted to make a bike that would pass the Euro III emissions, and this is hard. So, after years of development we are finally happy that this new Vmax can carry on the great Vmax tradition!”So why did it take
Tucked-in on a Valencia start/finish straight hazy with heat, the blue and carbon of Cal Crutchlow’s R6 were so tight to the exhausts of Anthony West’s CBR600RR going into the last lap, the two were virtually indistinguishable. The headline battle of the third round of the champi...
How fitting that Suzuki chose Rome as the venue to launch the 2008 Hayabusa - after all, neither were built in a day. Suzuki have made us wait a full nine years for an update on the original 173bhp 194mph heavyweight hypertourer. Time
The new 2008 HayabusaHOW fitting Suzuki chose Rome as the venue to launch the 2008 Hayabusa - after all, neither were built in a day. Suzuki have made us wait a full nine years for an update on the original 173bhp 194mph heavyweight hypertourer
handy if you ran out of fuel!It's hard to imagine there's actually a piston working in the tiny barrel, but there's a full 49cc being put to work. The two-stroke, rotary valve induction engine produced 4.8bhp at 7000 rpm - more than enough to take
Mentioning I was going to be a sidecar motocross passenger for a race weekend received mixed reactions. Those who knew nothing about the sport asked what it was while those who knew lots about it laughed very hard before wishing me luck in a way that suggested I had no chance of ...
restrictive and heavier standard exhaust. Nikki Kennedy then tuned the engine to provide an output of around 175bhp. Getting all that power to the track is the job of the gorgeously sculpted replacement Harris swingarm and Öhlins rear shock.At the front
of the 851 that had begun the Bologna brand’s eight-valve V-twin line two years earlier. In Rimini Bimota launched the Tuatara, featuring the 140bhp motor from Yamaha’s FZR1000 EXUP in a classy alloy beam-framed chassis. Named after “the world’s fastest
Back in 1996 Kunihiko Miwa was attending the launch of the Yamaha Thunderace. A worthy bike, if a bit porky and uninspiring. At the time Miwa decided he wanted to build a bike with a philosophy of 'no compromise.' This he did, by coming up with the YZF-R1, a bike which was to do ...
's ditched the air-cooled lump for a watercooled motor, making this more like a Monster S4 RS on stilts, but I love it.As well as the beefy engine, the Hyper Evo TS features gas-pressurised forks and Brembo monobloc brakes. Other touches include the custom
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