1995 began messily with mass-murderer Fred West dead in his jail cell and thousands killed in the Kobe earthquake that also wrecked Kawasaki’s factory. But it was a great year for motorcycling. New bikes included Ducati’s 748SP and Suzuki’s genre
1978The magazine article that predicted that “1978 is going to be a hell of a year for biking” was understating the case: it was indisputably one of the best ever. The fierce battle for superbike supremacy saw Japan’s Big Four each launch their fastest and best challengers yet, o...
the desire to recapture youth and ride off into the sunset on a motorcycle becomes irresistible again. Another born again is born, so to speak.Now whether that scenario is to be scorned or not, I shall leave up to you dear reader. But if the letters pages
is patently obvious. When you need to protect your head, you wear a helmet.Since the early leather skull caps, motorcycle helmets progressed using military technology. Cork helmets aside, the first lids to offer serious protection drew their style
's not to say the Street Triple is a perfect motorcycle; you can read about its issues on the next page of this guide.Read about the bike's problems, improvements and accessories, servicing, used prices and owner opinions on page 2/2 of the Triumph Street Triple
THE Z1000 (formally designated the ZR1000) was launched in 2003, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kawasaki’s legendary Z1 of the 1970s. An exceptionally stylish bike – arguably the best-looking Japanese nakeds of the day – the new Zed was big and bold, from its hard-man scowl...
WITH A string of World and Domestic Championships in the bag for 2009, Yamaha should be enjoying the benefits of unparalleled racing success.But they're not.Want to know more?Get Issue 8 of Visordown magazine - in your newsagents now
Check out this book that gives you the 60 year history of the motorcycle helmet. Super high-quality images show the details from some of the earlies helmets, from American football helmets with goggles, to the first face-sheild. Old school
A MOTORCYCLIST killed in a crash on the Forth Road Bridge is believed to be the first fatality on the historic landmark in its 44-year history, sources have revealed.Naval officer and father-of-four Alex Comrie, 48, was travelling to Edinburgh when
to the scene.Despite the fact that Horex is such an old brand that it's been largely forgotten – or never heard of – by the current generation of bikers, the traditional thinking that you've got to have “history” to be successful in the bike market is alive
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