October 2002Choosing the right longtermer ain’t as straight forward as you might think. As you get older and your body constantly reminds you of the bashed ligaments and poorly-healed fractures of years gone by, as your circumstances change (I now cover 32,000 miles a year in com...
July 2006The KTM shed is full of mainly insane, exciting vehicles. The 950 Super Moto is undisputedly the maddest of the lot, and naturally the nuttiest thing ever to come out of Austria. I'm pretty sure that it's up there with the all-time greats - probably in the top five most ...
Click to read: Honda CBF1000 owners reviews, Honda CBF1000 specs and to see the Honda CBF1000 image gallery.I OCCASIONALLY WONDER if I shouldn't be more critical of new bikes at their press launches. The thing is, though there are very few perfect bikes, there are also very few c...
August 2003The delayed ARRIVAL of the ridiculously attractive CBR caused an understandable stir at TWO Towers. Only Shippey's V-Rod had attracted quite so much attention on its debut. Fortunately supplied in the red colour scheme rather than the forgettable black, the pocket rock...
Sick of giving your kids lifts everywhere? Fed up of your weekend's SKY and Eurosport race coverage being ruined by incessant demands on Dad's taxi?Well Yamaha UK have just added this nifty fifty to the Aerox scooter range. The Virgin Mobile special edition, as modelled here by M...
Most, or all of the above is largely true, but I’m more than happy to make an arse of myself in the name of sunny foreign press launches. As Niall and Whit were busy at the NEC show, I lunged at the opportunity to redeem my previous road test misdemeanour from this summer. More i...
It’s fair to say that Yamaha had been ruling the roost for the second half of the ‘70’s with a certain equanimity. What other manufacturer can claim to have consistently offered such a desirable spread of machinery for the discerning youth on his 17th birthday? Having cut your te...
A STAFFORDSHIRE bike dealer has come under fire from a coroner for selling a full power motorcycle to a man with a restricted licence, who was later involved in a fatal bike smash.Gareth Bowen, 20, from Meir, was killed on the A518 The Dove Way
THE FATAL accident inquiry into the death of multiple TT winner, Steve Hislop, concluded the 41-year-old ex-British Superbike champion crashed after the aircraft he was piloting went out of control in cloud.Sheriff Principal Edward Bowen's findings
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