Scotland lost a true hero when the great Bob McIntyre was killed at Oulton Park in 1962. At the time I was only one year old so I never saw the man race. However, I was fortunate to spend my teen years around a man that did.Pim Fleming, from Motherwell, was Bob's friend, mechanic...
a distinctive character into this model range and owners often seem as attracted to the name as the rideability, which has undoubtedly improved over recent years.The ‘new generation’ 696 Monster, launched in 2008 was the first of its kind to record
and excellent for weaving through London's mayhem.The suspension works well on the road but the forks do struggle if you go anywhere near a racetrack. Moaning aside, this is still a good handling, easy to live with bike and mega cheap to buy.
for 2003 - along with the radially-mounted calipers which all the best bikes are sporting for next season if the forthcoming ZX-6R, CBR600 (check) and GSX-R1000 are anything to go by. True, these are also a technical improvement over conventional calipers
. Instead, the RT gets a comprehensive refresh to go with the new twin cam boxer motor it shares with the 2010 GS and Adventure, further improving an already very good bike.The new motor is welcome, bringing as it does an extra helping of midrange torque, up
on the new Hornet remains the same as on its predecessor. The test route chosen around the southern Spanish city of Seville took in a variety of road types from horizon-bashing super long straights to fast sweeping bends and tight mountain turns - all under
main criticisms of the bike are the gearbox and fuel injection – both are about as smooth as the Himalayas. These vary from bike to bike, so it’s worth a test ride. Some riders prefer a responsive machine and KTM do make them that way deliberately
After about twenty miles of motorway cruising on the new and improved BMW R1200RT I've come to a worrying conclusion. My helmet smells.And why do I mention this lapse in hygiene? Simple. It demonstrates how good the BMW's fairing is. I'm over six
in an attempt to make this middleweight the best in class.Suzuki’s development concept of ‘top performer’ in each sports bike displacement segment continues with the latest GSX-R600. As always the focus has been on improved engine performance, handling
model’s overall weight, while also making major improvements to handling and grip.The weight loss comes mainly from a lighter engine, chassis, suspension and wheels which, together with the 10mm shorter wheelbase to give the bike a more agile feel
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