Click to read: Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 owners reviews, Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 specs and to see the Suzuki GSX-R1000 K9 image gallery.You could be forgiven for thinking very little has changed with Suzuki’s latest GSX-R 1000. After a passing glance at the NEC show, and with the R1 steali...
The key is to keep it smooth and do everything upright. Get your braking done while you're upright, accelerate when you're upright and on the big, fat bit of the tyre. And you've got to be relaxed. Quite often you find that people who are fast in the dry aren't really relaxed whi...
Click to read: Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod owners reviews, Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod specs and to see the Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod image gallery.Sportsters and Fat Boys were the only Harley-Davidsons I had ridden until I had the pleasure of this very different, very gleaming...
If you ride smoothly while staying relaxed but sharp, then getting into trouble should hopefully be a rare occurrence. Having said that, tricky, unexpected situations will always unfold occasionally, so this month I’ll try to explain what action I take when things go wrong.Althou...
Ask any youngster what the right handlebar grip on a motorbike does and he’ll tell you it’s for making the bike go faster.Which is true but it will also help you slow down, steer you into corners, steer you out of corners and assist greatly when it comes to changing up and down t...
Strange as it may seem when I first moved from full time racing to winging it as a bike journalist seven years ago, I really struggled to get road bikes to go round corners.During my 20 years of racing I rarely ventured onto the road and whenever I did it was never a particularly...
I’m a simple man with simple logic so I’d like to start with tyres as, after all, they are what connect us to the tarmac. Think of it this way, you could be sitting on £5,000 worth of Öhlins suspension but if your tyre pressures are 10psi out you’ll never get your bike to handle ...
Unless I'm on really wide, open roads I short-shift most of the time on a 1000cc bike. The huge amount of torque available means acceleration is still brisk, and power delivery is much smoother to use and safer at low rpm. R1s are amazing; you can select sixth gear at 20mph and r...
it as soon as you see the turn coming so it's one less thing to think about.Continue Niall's road cornering tuition
trackday.ConfidenceIf you've never been on a motorcycle trackday before then you might be looking for tips and motorcycle trackday advice. You can also check out Niall Mackenzie's guide to trackday etiquette.Track day suspension setupLearn how to get
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