Newsflash: Rob Hoyles is a complete slice.News on the Fireblade has been a little scarce on the ground of late, for which I can only apologise.So, what, have I done to the Fireblade this month?Well, I've erm, remodelled it somewhat, following
the most inexperienced of throttle hands will seldom be punished with the embarrassment of stalling or the indignation of kangaroo-ing down the road in the wrong gear.MT Roads ahead ... Freelancer Rob HoylesAnd there's plenty of torque on tap too. It
Click pic to enlargeIt's 8am Qatar time and my brain is still in UK mode and, having had just six hours sleep in the last 48 hours I'm getting ready to take to the track on Yamaha's latest 180bhp motorbike, the new-for-2007 YZF-R1. My befuddled brain feels like it's 5am.... as wa...
If there's one thing that's sure to put paid to any chances of admiring of the breathtaking scenery along South Africa's spectacular coastline, it's a seriously fast motorcycle and a road that never seems to point in one direction for a moment longer than it takes to change gear....
MICHELIN'S latest range of rubber is essentially three different tyres – a street and track day tyre designed to warm up quickly and give superb grip in all conditions, a production race tyre to rival the likes of Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa, Bridgestone’s BT-003 and Dunlop’s 211...
THE SV650 has, without question, been one of Suzuki’s biggest success stories. Renowned for being easy going, cheap to run and a whole lot of fun , the little twin has attracted a broad range of owners over the years, from newbies seeking their first big bike, through to seasoned...
June 2009Just when I start thinking that I’m all grown up, a bike like this comes along and proves that I’m still a fair way off reaching cerebral maturity.Last year’s experience with BMW’s fast but unwieldy K1200S truly made me realise that I’m not yet ready for anything other t...
Click to read: Aprilia RSV4-R owners reviews, Aprilia RSV4-R specs and to see the Aprilia RSV4-R image gallery.IF YOU WERE as surprised as we were that Aprilia could not only get their V4 project right first time, but then offer it to us fully laden with GP technology and exotic ...
Hoyles...still sunny-side-up on the Ducati StreetfighterI DON'T know about you, but whenever I hear the word ‘streetfighter’ I instantly think of over-anodised GSX-R1100s with polished rims, nasty paint jobs and third grade models draped all over
Bleary-eyed, I stagger out of the Travelodge towards the GSX-R1000. Right now the complication of bungee-strapping a tail-pack on and working out how long it’s going to take for my arse to go numb are weighing heavy on my mind. I’ve never been a morning person really. Particularl...
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