I'd say that women are less likely to ride like pricks and are, in that respect, safer riders than men. Alex DangerfieldI don't think that a person's sex defines their ability to ride or drive well, but their mental state does. Girls are more likely to think of all the dangers th...
AS BIKERS, we appreciate our vulnerability. Being 'at risk' is a part of our lifestyle we all accept and often embrace but that doesn't mean we don't get it wrong. Motorcycles can be dangerous but the number of bikers dying in accidents continues to decrease and has been on a dow...
The 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 joins the growing list of 1000cc superbikes with traction control, but do we need it?Superbikes with traction control:Aprilia RSV4 APRC SEBMW S1000RRDucati 1198MV Agusta F4 1000Kawasaki ZX-10RClearly, it's a charge lead by European manufacturers, with the J...
Riding through winter: there are those that do and those that simply don't. For those that do, it's mainly out of necessity, afterall, not many people choose to go out in the wind and rain for pleasure. For those that don't, the riding season starts with the first days of dry roa...
OK, so the headline might seem over the top, but there's no getting away from the facts that the Adventure motorcycle category boomed after the Long Way Round trip in 2004 and has continued to blossom.Eight years after Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman's Long Way Round trip, it a...
On the road, an experienced rider will be quicker in most instances on the 1,000cc bike where he can use the power. An average rider will be quicker under certain circumstances on the bigger bike, but quicker in others on the smaller bike.FalcorobBoth are mentally fast, 500GP com...
ARGENTINA'S Secretary of Tourism, Carlos Meyer has admitted that the country would be in favour of hosting a round of the MotoGP championship as early as 2012 or 2013.The last time a MotoGP round was held in South America was in 2004 when Camel Honda rider Makota Tamada won the R...
reflected by the pair, granted the two crashed out at Qatar and Frenchman De Puniet has been dealing with injury for the last few rounds.In short, Loris discusses that they have been struggling so far in the opening races but 'hoping to go better in Holland
THE head of design at Husqvarna discusses the ethos behind the design of their very first street bike in the above video.The new 900 that was revealed in testing on Tuesday utilises the engine and components from the BMW F800, bored and reworked
VISORDOWN'S Road Test Editor Niall Mackenzie caught up with Neil Hodgson at Almeria circuit last week for a quick chat about the former BSB and WSB champ's thoughts on next season.The Lancastrian, who has recently signed to ride with Rob Mac's Motorpoint Yamaha squad in 2010, spo...
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