As a naked sportsbike the Tuono was the real deal. With other nakeds, such as the Hornet 900 and Fazer Thou', you were getting watered-down engines, chassis and cycle parts, but here were all the benefits of a sportsbike but with higher, comfy bars
Click to read: Buell XB9S owners reviews, Buell XB9S specs and to see the Buell XB9S image gallery."So, gentlemen, as you can see, the new XB9S Lightning is the latest generation in the street-inspired Buell family and a different take on the Buell XB series."The speaker is rewar...
-wobbly and super-soft you could still wind up the wick and really enjoy twisty roads. It seemed as if all these budget parts seemed to add up to so much more. The name was cool and the look was classical. Here was a nice-looking, modern and cheap naked bike
Honda's Hornet has always been a handsome machine, but despite being up against some tough competition it's attracted a cult following.It began in 1998, when Honda (and Yamaha with the Fazer) decided they'd had enough of Suzuki topping the sales charts with their Bandit 600, and ...
Meanwhile, insurance premiums have soared for sportsbikes and Cliff Richard hits number one with a cover of Smack My Bitch Up. Scary. But it could happen and at the morning roll call of motorcycling in this apocalyptic horror, naked middleweights
Back in the days when wearing Brut 33 was considered foreplay, real men rode bikes like these. Retro bikes from the 1990s cashed in on naked nostalgia with a raft of machines from all the Japanese manufacturers.Suzuki's plunge into the full
in on naked nostalgia with a raft of machines from all the Japanese manufacturers.Suzuki's plunge into the full-on retro market finally came in 2001, about five years after the Bandit 1200. Here was a pukka GS1000 replica with twin-shocks, fully adjustable
.The bodywork now has huge cutaways, exposing the naked muscle of the motor, but it still hugs the engine and frame, before disappearing into a thin, wasp-like tail, which now has super-trick LED rear lights and an undertray which neatens up the rear end. Yes
's a shame as it had all started so well. Finally seeing the thing in all its orange fleshy wonderfulness confirmed what I'd first thought about the big Zed - it's simply the best-looking naked bike to come out of Japan since the Katana. Also, I have a
In a bid to bond with his new Honda CB1300 longtermer, Bertie books up on a Brettour and heads for the Ardennes. These postcards turned up a few days laterDear TWO,Things haven't started well. I bent the key to the CB in the helmet lock when I
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