I have an ambition. I don't want to climb Everest, sleep with a supermodel or fly as a passenger in a Tornado. No, my ambition is fairly achievable. I just want to own a Ducati 916.For me the 916 is the defining bike of my adolescence. I was 17 when it was launched in 1994 and fr...
There are some lessons in life that you learn the hard way. Accidentally urinating on an electric fence is one of them, drinking too much cheap cider is another and trying to out-brake Niall Mackenzie is one that I learnt while riding Ducati's 749R.It was during a Donington Park ...
The last time I rode anything with an MZ badge on the tank, it was a ratty old two-stroke commuter that smoked like a chimney and had the disturbing habit of leaving various parts littered behind it on the road.This image may be what first springs to mind whenever the name MZ is ...
I've been waiting to ride Triumph's Street Triple for about two years, ever since the Daytona 675 was launched. When I first saw that bike I emailed the guys at Triumph and asked if I could get one of them, strip its fairing off and fit a set of Speed Triple flat bars. A naked mi...
like an on/off switch on fast stretches of road. By 9500rpm the power is all but gone though, and you get the 'flogging a dead horse' feeling.Continue the 2005 Suzuki Bandit 650 & 650S Review - 2/2JON SPEAKS TO BANDIT CHIEF ENGINEER TOSHIYUKI ENDOQ: Why
Honda is keen to stress one thing about the FMX: it is not a supermoto. Which is confusing, as the styling cues suggest it is. So if it isn't a supermoto, what the hell is it?Well, according to Honda people, the FMX is a 'Funmoto.' Now I know what you're thinking: crap name. Whic...
There's something not quite right here. It feels like a rather intimate part of my body is being crushed. Yep, that's it. I'm gradually sliding forward over my spuds. How is this happening?Riding along the A3 I'm in a certain amount of distress, which isn't that surprising consid...
Fashions change at a phenomenal rate. Cast an eye over a woman’s magazine (alongside my piles of bike mags I like to keep abreast of things with Closer and Glamour) and what was hot last month is now just polishing rags under the sink. And don’t think bikes are free from trends. ...
Timing, as your better half has probably told you at one point or another, is everything. Letting out a ripping air biscuit that clearly identifies every one of the spices in last night’s curry at the moment she nestles up for a loving cuddle is bad timing. A witty joke, delivere...
Right now is the time for enjoying the sun on two wheels. Whether it’s maximum speed or maximum cool you’re after, we rounded up the four best second-hand bikes we could find for £4,000 that provide the biggest bang for your summer buck...Summer and bikes is when it all makes sen...
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