Kawasaki's ZX-6R has a reputation of being a seriously banzai machine. Fast, uncompromising, and focused, you can forget about user-friendliness: the 6R is all about buzzsaw action. Take the motor for a start. Raw, rev hungry and - for its size - very powerful. To be fair, that's...
Even medieval alchemists couldn't have managed what Yamaha did with the Fazer 600 back in 1998.They took the motor from a second-rate 600, bolted-on R1 brakes and stuck it all in a workmanlike chassis, wrapped in plastics of questionable aesthetic value.No matter how they went ab...
Click to read: 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 ReviewIntroductionStaying loyal to the brand concept ‘The Top Performer’, we are always trying to achieve a top class performance with a mixture of the three key elements of Supersport motorcycles - engine performance, cornering performance, an...
.The Duke gets an extra 3bhp (taking it to 66bhp) thanks to the airbox and exhaust being bigger. Although this makes it 9kg heavier than its brothers size and weight is not as much of an issue on this type of bike. And overall the power to weight ratio
The latest ZZR1400 has rapidly achieved iconic status. Back in 1990 the ZZR1100 was able to stand proud as the fastest production motorcycle ever, with its genuine 168mph making it the quickest by a good margin. The ultimate muscle statement, it usurped GSX-Rs and the EXUP with f...
The Supertest began as an idea last year between Spanish magazines Solo Moto and el Periodico, Portuguese mag Motojornal, Italian magazine La Moto and Two Wheels Only. The idea of the test was to put all of the very best sportsbikes head-to-head on track in one huge, comprehensiv...
Standing in the crisp winter air I couldn’t help but admire the looks of these two bikes. Both Aprilia’s Shiver and Triumph’s Street Triple stand out from the crowd. Neither is particularly overstated, although the Aprilia’s gold frame is a bit excessive, but they both cut a clea...
Honda had been having its own way for too long. A succession of CBR600s had held the top spot in the sales charts and held sway in the hearts of the bike-buying public for the best part of ten years. Someone had to do something about it.Kawasaki finally delivered the goods with t...
Three and-a-half years after announcing its V-twin superbike and Aprilia's Mille still hadn't arrived.People said the 60° layout, with it's power-sapping twin balancer shafts, was the problem. They said the shafts were proving to be too heavy and they were draining too much power...
THE YZF-R6 was Yamaha's hard-edged answer to the dominance of Honda's CBR600.It re-visited what Yamaha 600s had been doing best up until the launch of the Thundercat in 1996. The R6 was edgy, raw, uncompromising, revvy and fast, where the lap-Cat had been the sensible man's choic...
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