Christ my body hurts. My left foot is broken in two places, swollen horribly and coloured black and green from bruising. My left thumb has been wrenched so far back that it's barely mobile, and I have a bloody wound on my throat the size of a walnut. I've lost seven kilos in weig...
August 2001Sniffing around, I saw that the one motorcycling species we were lacking from our excellent groupage was a Super-Tourer. Plenty of supersports, plenty of superbikes, but no Super-Tourers. Which, I thought, wasn't really on.Having the carpark thronging with squadrons of...
Look out for Cantlie's report on the new RC8 tomorrowWELL, we’ve arrived at the hotel near the Ascari circuit for tomorrow’s test-ride. Only arrived at 11.30pm and it’s a 6.45am wake-up tomorrow, so a pretty busy day ahead.Press briefing is tomorrow
May 2009Now look here. There comes a time in a man’s life when he knows what he likes and likes what he knows. At this point, to divert from this path of knowingness is to err and will only make that man (in this case, me) unhappy, angry, or both.And so it is that when the select...
July 2002After copping loads of flak for enjoying an alternative lifestyle last year on the Honda GoldWing, I figured it was time to go back to my roots and get back on a sportsbike. The new Yamaha R1 in silver and black is the smartest damn thing to ever come out of Japan, so af...
TWO EDITOR John Cantlie has just ridden KTM's stunning new V-twin superbike, the RC8.Watch John put the new KTM through its paces, giving his impressions of the new Jap-beater within minutes of stepping off the machine.
More sophisticated than a Ducati, says CantlieAkrapovic exhaust is an aftermarket extraRC8 ... looks great in whiteTWO EDITOR John Cantlie has just ridden KTM's new RC8 superbike at the exclusive Ascari test track in southern Spain. Here are John
I’m not used to riding in sunshine. I’m not used to leaning a bike so far over the footpegs scrape on the ground. I’m not used to an air temperature of 18 degrees and dry weather either, but we’ve got all four in Portugal and KTM´s new 990 SMT is a great bike to rediscover it all...
Colin Edwards has been busy. Between testing his new GP bike and fulfilling sponsors' whims, he's been developing Michelin's new dual compound tyres."It's all about consistency," said the disarmingly normal Texan at Michelin's secret test facility in the South of France. "Hard la...
To this day I still don’t know if Honda know where their Pan European is. I stole this bike after the lads had finished using it for a test before Christmas, and then simply decided that I couldn’t give it back.Three months later and the Pan (booked for a one-week test) has re-co...
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