HistoryLike most other bike sports, club racing was being organised almost a century ago. It was 1909 when the British Motorcycle Racing Club was first formed at Brooklands, legitimising amateur racing. In the late 1960s GPs were at a bit of a low ebb. Pure-racing bikes were gett...
1 START STOPPING"Most crashes on the brakes are down to the initial input. A panicked grab can result in a locked front wheel and a trip down the road. In the dry you can just slam it on, but not so in the wet. What you need do then is get some weight on the front tyre before ful...
After just four years Ducati dumped the 999 and reverted to what it knows best. The radical angles and flat flanks of the 999 were replaced by the more subtle curves of the 1098, a bike that unashamedly echoes the iconic 916's design.So was the 999 such a styling disaster? I don'...
Right, the photographer's on this corner, concentrate, let's make this a biggie. Yep, he's aiming the camera at me. Dump the clutch, oh yes here we go, it's sliding, go on... go on... hang on... that's a bit too far... uh oh... bugger. I'll just lie down for a while.Supermoto. Wh...
2000 Honda SP-1Honda’s SP-1 is often viewed as a failure, but while it flopped in the showrooms mainly due to its astronomical price, let’s not forget the SP-1 defeated Ducati’s all conquering 998 on the World Superbike scene in 2000.True it took the whole of HRC’s might, not to ...
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and screw a really good deal out of them. Price tags are only a guide in the current climate and money is starting to talk very loudly indeed. Turn up with the cold, hard cash and you might very well walk away with a bargain buy. So why not make it one
that doesn't handle well into one that does. And while there are various suspension guides printed these shouldn't be rigidly adhered to, because what works for one person may not suit your style, ability, weight or the use you're putting the bike to
Niall's Burns night guide on the right). In a nutshell Burns shagged loads, wrote poetry and liked the odd drink or two. Which in my book makes him a top lad. He has also never been played by Mel Gibson, which is also a bonus. Every year the Scots
, the performance and lightness. Lightness means a fun bike. Also in terms of concept the bike wasn’t guided by a racing aim, we wanted to make a really good balanced street bike, a bike more with a street concept. With the 749 the concept was for supersport
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