Everybody who's ever owned a bike has wanted to know how fast it goes. It's human nature. Trouble is, once you'veridden your bike flat out, you just know you're going to want to go even faster. That's human nature too. But while most of us are content to buy a few aftermarket par...
2001Harley-Davidson V-Rod Pasadena, CaliforniaIn 24 years of attending launches I've only ever been on one at which the world's press gathered with no clue to what the bike looked like. And when Bill Davidson revealed the V-Rod two dozen jaws hit the floor. At Irwindale drag stri...
's key feature, its 143bhp V4 engine, was initially detuned to 105bhp for Euro-consumption. So when a friend bought a US-spec Max I cadged a spin, and took it speed-testing where it tried to dislocate my shoulders on the strip. Despite handling like a
in compiling this feature one thing we have consistently found is that to be identified as a second bike is not to infer secondary importance or inferiority. Far from it. In fact from our interviews we found the contrary to be the reality. Second bikes attract
I've been talking about doing my ACU licence for years but never got around to doing it. Until last week, that is. The thought of travelling to Rugby to sit in a classroom and have flags waved at me was never that appealing. That and the fact I had to take a test, I hate taking t...
On the road, an experienced rider will be quicker in most instances on the 1,000cc bike where he can use the power. An average rider will be quicker under certain circumstances on the bigger bike, but quicker in others on the smaller bike.FalcorobBoth are mentally fast, 500GP com...
'll be shedding tears of nostalgia by the end of this groovy feature my friend.The 1970s saw the death of Burger King himself, Elvis Presley. Star Wars, Jaws and Grease dominated cinema screens and bikers everywhere drooled over Suzi Quatro - now to be found
August 2001Being able to browse through all the latest manufacturers' brochures with a view to choosing a new bike to use for the rest of the year is an alien concept to me. Even as a motorcycle dealer for the best part of 17 years I was never 'given' anything to ride on a regula...
, burnouts, texting, and more wheelies. I'd started this feature half-expecting to be mugged by a bunch of barely-literate oiks, but now here I was in the middle of their world and I couldn't have been more wrong. This lot are mint and in it for the love
August 2001Finally, I have me own long-termer, thanks to me man Bertie Simmonds.He sorted it out with those lovely people at Kawasaki UK, but I know it's gonna cost me heavily, probably down in the ale house, followed by a big, fat kebab, with everything on...So why do I want a Z...
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