MotocrossPreconception: motocross is for young extreme athletesReality: motocross is for young extreme athletesWhat I learned: I'm not young any more, or an athleteMotocross: the motor sport of choice for legends and lunatics the world over. The basic principle (I think) is to fi...
Mission #9 CCM flat track school Preconception: Flat track is coolReality: Flat track is cool What I learned: I'm no Jay SpringsteenWhen it comes to activities that could result in personal injury, I have a fail-safe rule. I get my wife to watch whatever it is for a couple of m...
Nobody is releasing more new models at the minute than BMW. They are making no bones about the fact that they don’t like the image, perceived or otherwise, that BMW owners are older, wiser and usually richer than the average bike buyer. Who can blame them?If you managed to make i...
sniff though, because as a package the Z750 worked really well.While UK sales figures weren't great, since it's inception the has Z750 dominated roadtests against the competition. It even pushed the odd sports bike nose out of place on TWO's 2005 'King
They say: "Like a surfer on a wave, we make each ride our own" KawasakiWe say: "Look at me mum! I'm doing a launch" John HoganThe Versys is an important bike for Kawasaki in terms of capitalising on the success of the ER-6 and increasing its share
The Mulhacen is the result of a styling exercise gone public. Displayed at the 2004 Munich show the bike received a fantastic public reaction and won an award from the Motorcycle Design Association (MDA). This positive feedback was enough for Derbi to push it into production, tur...
The traffic lighters...Steve Venables The best drag racer in the UK. Proper, proper quick off the lightsSimon Bowen Old hand at riding anything, quicker than he looks. And olderJohn Hogan Reasonably experienced, though not as quick as his boots suggest
The opening scene of the iconic movie the Italian Job has a song called ‘on days like these’ playing over it, and if you could play that song in the background while you read this launch report, that would be perfect.This was the tune I couldn’t shake out of my head as I rode the...
small, light and fast they areThe term ‘dead man’s shoes’ springs to mind this month. With John Hogan, our resident funny man and all round nice bloke, leaving Visordown and absconding to Aprilia to manage their press activities, the keys to his ZX-6R
in America. The US market for the Hayabusa has been incredibly strong and in fact last year sales were one and a half times more than that of when we first launched in 1998. Our expectation is that there's an even bigger demand than that, and so the new model
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