Click to read: Yamaha Vmax owners reviews, Yamaha Vmax specs and to see the Yamaha Vmax image gallery.“It’s like a 140bhp shopping trolley, totally lethal, have a good time.” These were the parting words from the DK salesman as he handed over the Vmax’s key, not exactly words tha...
Click to read: Cagiva Raptor 650 owners reviews, Cagiva Raptor 650 specs and to see the Cagiva Raptor 650 image gallery.TO BE TRUTHFUL I was quite surprised when the phone call came in asking if we wanted to test the Raptor 650. It's not that often you see them on the road and, w...
No matter what you may read, here in the UK we are still very much a sportsbike-orientated market with over 25,000 of this type of bike alone sold each year. With that kind of a vast turn-over it’s not surprising that there are so many of them taking up space in secondhand dealer...
excessive, but they both cut a clear and defined line from the normal. And by normal I mean a Japanese middleweight streetbike.But can any of the Japanese bikes really be called normal? The likes of Honda’s Hornet and Kawasaki’s Z750 are desperately trying
the current Japanese 1000s or 600s. Yes, it has a single-sided swingarm, but the front end is so similar to the Japanese with twin lights and air scoops - nowhere as unique as the 999. But is this similarity simply due to the Japanese having been influenced
For all their might and development budgets there’s something the Japanese manufacturers are unable to pump into their bikes at will, and that’s soul.It doesn’t matter if it has toe-curling bhp, suspension that can be adjusted in a multitude
and the engine and fuel injection worked together in near perfect unison. Niall first rode the bike on track in Spain and declared it was a British supersports bike that could take on the Japanese. So why did Triumph kill it after just three years?It all came
dedicated supermoto.Fast-forward nine years and the supermoto scene has changed. Where these bastardised off-roaders were once solely the products of specialist off-road manufacturers such as KTM, Husqvarna and CCM, the Japanese have turned the trend
CB1000R reviewClick to read: Honda CB1000R owners reviews, Honda CB1000R specs and to see the Honda CB1000R image gallery.The Japanese motorcycle manufacturers can be a frustrating bunch. They have all the tools at their fingertips to create
anticipated, and more. It's simply the most rewarding bike I have ever ridden on track. This may sound like gushing praise but the week before I rode the Ducati I was testing the best Japanese 1000cc sportsbikes around Rockingham and the 999S knocked the socks
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