Not so long ago, people would hanker after a big, fast superbike - say an R1 or FireBlade - but know, deep down, it was going to be a bit much. So they'd opt for the softer, more useable 600cc alternative such as a CBR600 or R6.But things have changed. Sports 600s are now so focu...
of the British Motorcyclists Federation, "but enough is enough. While you may think your bike sounds nice, the bloke next door and that guy down the lane doesn't. Whenever we have discussions, either with Department of Transport or in Europe, noise is always
This year, a zero-mile Yamaha R7 was sold at auction for £23,000 (£25,000 with buyer's premium).That was a bargain if you consider the new price in 1999 which was £20,000 and trace back the 'value' of that £20,000 in 1999, it would equate to around £27,000 today.So what bikes fro...
Every year bikes are getting cleverer and making our riding a safer, easier and more pleasant experience. We've got ABS, cruise control, GPS, semi-automatic gearboxes, fly-by-wire throttle and, most recently from BMW, electronic suspension adjustment and traction control. The bik...
After just four years Ducati dumped the 999 and reverted to what it knows best. The radical angles and flat flanks of the 999 were replaced by the more subtle curves of the 1098, a bike that unashamedly echoes the iconic 916's design.So was the 999 such a styling disaster? I don'...
.Here's a dictionary definition of character:1. The combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another.2. A distinguishing feature or attribute, as of an individual, group, or category.3. Genetics A structure
and varied years of being a motorcycle-hack, I've been lucky enough to ride some great roads and none of them have looked like this. I've also been sent to go and ride roads like these, to get pictures like this one. Why? Because we once did a feature
Fancy a Chinese? I do. Well, let me put it this way: in a couple of years I reckon I might.Y'see, China is getting into motorcycles big time. And in the next few years I'll put a large bet down that they will be building the sort of bikes you or I like to ride. No, not the tradit...
WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER SEE ON THE ROADS, MORE CAMERAS OR MORE COPS?"...it's a hard decision, as with less traffic police we are seeing an increase in bad driving that can't be spotted by a camera. On the flipside it's nice to know there aren't any cops around when I want to ride ...
. And if the bike is not small enough, it can instill nervousness.Taff107Women can ride like idiots, they can ride well, or they can be somewhere in the middle. Look at your 200mph Feature - won by a woman. Blokes probably have more of an issue with ego and showing
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