the roadbike a major leg-up on the ease of use scale, and helped Colin to a second title. Still officially on sale, the SP-2 is now an over-priced, under-powered V-twin alternative to the raft of 1000cc fours (oh, the irony) but as a used bike, it's a much
Bridgestone’s new Battlax BT-016 Hypersport tyre follows on from the enormously successful BT-014 tyres and sits below the racier BT-002 Racing Streets and above the sports-touring BT-021s. If you’re a tech-head, you’ll love the BT-016s. During the launch at Jerez technical featu...
When it was launched back in 2001, the Fazer 1000 was being touted as a sports bike alternative. In reality it was very close to a sports bike, but mainly on price: a whopping £8100, or nearly £1900 dearer than the Bandit 1200! An R1 was only a grand more. A year later Yamaha too...
Let's get the looks out of the way. Yes, it's the kind of mush only a mother could love, but it's only skin-deep. Scratch the surface of the Suzuki V-Strom (and sadly that's all too easy) and you'll find a comfy, mile-munching two-up tourer for second-hand learner bike money.Rele...
Back in the mists of time (1990 to be precise), Kawasaki launched two rocket ships. Strange with hindsight, but at the time of their birth, both the ZZ-R1100 and ZZ-R600 were cutting edge sports tackle and fast as hell. Then FireBlades and R6s came along and the Kawasakis lost th...
The figures take some beating: 192mph, 157bhp, a quarter-mile in just 10 seconds and you could have all this for just a shade over £3,000. Suzuki's Hayabusa came on the scene in 1999 and the lumpy looks were for a reason: this bike was one of the first to be designed with a lot o...
sales.So, it's a good, comfortable, well-braked bike. Despite sheer size and torque, it's not an intimidating creature - more of a Val Doonican than a Keith Flint.It's just a shame that I can't get Honda's superb - and comparitively priced - F6C Valkyrie
Click to read: Buell XB9S owners reviews, Buell XB9S specs and to see the Buell XB9S image gallery."So, gentlemen, as you can see, the new XB9S Lightning is the latest generation in the street-inspired Buell family and a different take on the Buell XB series."The speaker is rewar...
Click to read: Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory owners reviews, Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory specs and to see the Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory image gallery.Hug the kerb through the long downhill fourth-gear left and you'll come on to the heat haze that is Mugello's main straight.As yo...
The impact of the first Triumph T595 should not be under estimated. Here was the first proper big British sports bike for many years and one which - on paper at least - promised to give the legendary FireBlade a run for its money. Cue 'Land of Hope and Glory' and much jingoistic ...
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