1987 to 1990 CBR600 (FH/FJ/FK/FL)And so it was born. The 'jelly mould' fairing hid a steel frame, an inline four of 598cc with 16 valves and 70-80bhp, good for a top speed just shy of 150mph. Around 10bhp up and, at 182 kilos, more than 10 kilos down on Kawasaki's then shit-hot G...
BIKE:1926 Indian Scout"This machine is over 80 years old, but it's interesting to wonder what's actually original! When you first ride this bike it's awful. Rigid, uncomfortable and different to anything else you've ever ridden, but when you take it on the wall for the first time...
For one very short spell in history during the 1960s, that gay dandy of head-dress - the beret - was actually cool.Before then it had been the national headgear of the French (bad) and after in the 1970s it was to be mocked by the likes of Frank
Davidson, director of motorcycle development at the launch, "today is an historic chapter in the history of Harley-Davidson. We are very proud of this day.To pull the covers off this motorcycle is a great moment for us." When the covers finally came off
The HistoryThe British Motorcycle Grand Prix has a past more chequered than the flag traditionally waved at the end of the race.From 1949 through to 1976 the ‘Tourist Trophy’ was effectively the British Motorcycle Grand Prix. Held on the 37.73 mile
since The Creation itself.It wasn't the most powerful (100bhp at the wheel for a 916), it wasn't the lightest (around 200kg) and it could be agony to ride if you were anything but the perfect size for it, but the 916 was the most beautiful motorcycle
if the bikes with our exhaust systems have won."Igor adds: "This is a big part of what makes us successful. The workers have to have a passion for what they're doing, they have to have a passion for motorcycles. That way they give 110%."At the start Igor spent
versions of that one, but true or not, it illustrates the simple fact that a passion for racing and a thirst for what makes racing motorcycles work, battles for space in the Haslam veins alongside red and white corpuscles and haemoglobin. So much so
- he won his first 125 GP race. The rest was history and a partnership was formed.Rossi has been happy to wear AGV's best lid, but for 2003 they wanted to make one that was even better than the old Evo and XR2 models that he'd been using. Jonny Towers
It's all very strange. Some argue the V4 is the perfect layout for a motorcycle powerplant. It's more compact and narrower than an inline four, it benefits from a shorter, stiffer camshaft and, with a 90-degree V-angle, it has perfect mechanical
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