Suzuki GSX1250FACost £6,700 (est) Engine 1255cc inline four Power 100bhp Wet weight 257kgA 1250 Bandit with a full fairing and that’s about it. Looks cool and with a price tag expected to be just over £6,500 that’s a hell of a lot of bike for your cash.
Ducati 796 HypermotardCost £6,995 Engine 803cc V-twin Power 81bhp Wet weight 67kgThe baby Hypermotard not only costs less than its bigger brother, it’s also a damn sight more user-friendly but still lively and fun. Funky looks, a claimed 59mpg and budget price tag will certainly ...
)friendly DCT version.Overall 2010 has seen some large releases and some blips on the radar. Here are the most important bikes, by manufacturer, from the beginning of this new decade.ApriliaBMWDucatiHarley DavidsonHondaKawasakiMV AgustaSuzukiYamaha
Aprilia RSV4 RCost £12,499 Engine 999cc V4c Power 180bhp Wet weight 184kgThe base model RSV4 might not have the Öhlins suspension and adjustable frame of the Factory, but it still gets an identical 180bhp V4 motor and the kind of handling that will send a trackday nut insane. In ...
Kawasaki VersysCost £5,999 (ABS - £6,399) Engine 649cc parallel twin Power 63bhp Wet weight 206kgThe surprisingly good Versys gets a sharper look with revised mirrors and a new style stacked headlight and side cowls. The taillight is the same as the Z1000’s. Wow!
Honda CBR1000RR FirebladeCost £10,725 (ABS - £11,375) Engine 999cc inline four Power 175bhp Wet weight 199kgThe Blade gets its crankshaft’s inertia increased by 6.87% to give improved throttle response when exiting corners. Honda claim the engine’s initial pickup will be more pr...
BMW S1000RRCost £11,190 Engine 999cc inline four Power 190bhp Wet weight 204kgBMW’s first superbike has hit the nail on the head. And Niall reckons it’s more than a match for the Japanese litre bikes and with traction control and ABS as optional extras there will be a few very ne...
Yamaha YZF-R6Cost £8,999 Engine 599c inline four Power 126bhp Wet weight 185kgThe R6 gets very slight changes to its YCC-I intake funnels, a new exhaust and altered ECU mapping to match a tweaked airbox for 2010. With no new 600s for 2010 it’s very much status quo.
MV Agusta F4 1000Cost £14,250 Engine 998cc inline four Power 183bhp Wet weight 192kgVisually similar to the previous model but the new F4 has a totally redesigned engine with just about every component modified and traction control added. The fairing is larger, tank re-styled and...
Harley-Davidson XR1200XCost £9,350 Engine 1202cc V-twin Power 90bhp Wet weight 250kgWith new fully adjustable Showa suspension the X version of Harley’s XR1200 is aimed at the sporty rider, hence the moody black paint job. It’s a big old beast, but has a certain charm. Just ask W...
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