The banter started the instant we booked our places on Santa Pod’s famous ¼ mile strip. Back and forth across the office psyching-out comments about botched clutch starts, acceleration, wind resistance and reflexes. Excuses were made, bike selection justified and the tension moun...
Honda has been trying to encourage younger riders onto bikes recently, which is part of the reason for their release of the CBR125 this year - and it's become one of the firm's best selling models.But that's only any use to 17-year-olds who can ride it on the roads, so has joined...
Location: SouthamptonDescription: Triple roundabouts linked by dual carriageway sectionsSurface: Bumpy sections, overbanding, no ShellgripSkills practised: Maximum lean angles, late brakingThis belting Inner City track was submitted by Martin Gater
, which is a little unforgiving and seems to cup your arse rather than comfort it with padding, and the side stand, which is a complete bastard to locate.
Location: West LondonDescription: Twin roundabouts linked by figure-8 loopSurface: Smooth tarmac, no ShellgripSkills practised: Corner entry, turn-in accuracyRide long enough around the city where you live and you'll know where those unexpected
2000 original style Fazer 600 with a price tag of £2,599. Considering its age this high price reflects its popularity in the used bike market, a good one seldom stays on a dealer’s floor but cheaper tatty bikes are easy to locate in private ads.Next up
a rather gawky, confused appearance. This model is the GT version, which only differs from the stock bike by the addition of a few bolt-on extras. Despite it costing a shade more than £5,000, older and far cheaper V-Stroms are easy to locate
targeting track day enthusiasts and racers, hence the move back to a 599cc. Thanks to a brand new motor, the power and torque is almost the same as the 636cc engine, he claimed - it was just located a bit closer to the 16,500rpm limit.Speaking of rev limits
While scouring Visordown’s classified section locating the three big tourers for this test I was genuinely shocked. My first thought was that dealers all over the country had made terrible mistakes when entering the value of their bikes
get two more names synominous with their locations? She then added “if you go north be careful of the other bikers. They have not ridden all winter so might be a bit, how you say? Dangerous?”Heading out of Florence I got instantly lost. The city is a
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk