Dipping in to the archive when James May did a review for the magazine. EnjoyJames May is 'not the short one' on BBC2's Top Gear. Unlike Clarkson, who famously hates motorcycles (despite the fact he once bought his wife a Ducati), May is a serious bike fan who's had some fairly u...
, humans would have evolved to suit his handlebar design, but as yet, we haven’t.So in town, the 1125CR scores some good points, so I pointed it in the direction of Dorset and clicked up a 150-mile blast to Lyme Regis to see what it thought of the fast A-roads
If you'd given me the option in 1939 of which side I'd have fought on during the war, it would have had to be Germany. It's a terrible admission, I know, and one that my family would be mortified by (we come from a long line of jingoistic, flag-waving duffers who furthered Britai...
Click to read: KTM 990 SMT owners reviews, KTM 990 SMT specs or to see the KTM 990 SMT image gallery.The launch of a new motorcycle used to be a terribly messy, often Bacchanalian affair. In the mid-1990s when the average testosterone-charged tester was 27 years old and the bike ...
to say I was really looking forward to riding the new bike, and where better to launch a hyper-sports bike than Germany with its unrestricted speed limits and neighbouring Austria with its twisty Alpine roads?After the traditional dull German presentation
the case. But the fact is that most of us spend the majority of our time riding on the road where crippling riding positions and incredibly revvy engines are just plain annoying - even if we pretend that's not the case on the day. Fortunately Honda kept
"Like the mag lads," said the bloke to us in the office's local pub, "but why don't you test secondhand bikes? Not all of us can afford the new stuff you're always on about." And he had a point. So in the interests of research I asked him how much
that setting to provide very little engine braking, which meant I had to use the bike’s stoppers more than normal – hardly ideal on slippery roads. Toggling between the Sport and Touring modes made little difference in town, though Sport gives some extra zip
's not a frantic or frenzied assault on the senses - just a crest of midrange power that you surf down the road. And it's really responsive low-down. In low gears it was a pussy cat, any throttle position, any rpm, it just pulls.Once you get your head
Click to read: KTM RC8R owners reviews, KTM RC8R specs and to see the KTM RC8R image gallery.The trouble with asking people for their favourite road is that it’s a bit like asking a kid exactly what he’d buy with a crisp £50 at the local pic ’n’ mix
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