August 2001So. Suzuki's demonic 145bhp/180mph GSX-R1000 has scythed its way into my somewhat moribund motorcycling life, despite my heartfelt belief that - these days - less is more when it comes to motorcycles.That's less power, speed and potential to get me any more nicked than...
Tucked-in on a Valencia start/finish straight hazy with heat, the blue and carbon of Cal Crutchlow’s R6 were so tight to the exhausts of Anthony West’s CBR600RR going into the last lap, the two were virtually indistinguishable. The headline battle of the third round of the champi...
Moly's a mad bugger. Those are his words, more or less, not ours. Last year Manxman Dave Molyneux, with some 11 TT victories under his belt, flipped his outfit while going flat out through Rhencullen, just after Kirk Michael village. We can assume he was travelling somewhere clos...
at the same time.It shouldn't be surprising that so many racers have lucky routines, numbers or garments of clothing. After all, belief is everything for a motorcycle racer. If he doesn't believe he's faster than his opponents, he's never going to beat them
cops around when I want to ride fast. And the other benefit of moving towards automated road policing is that a number-plate alteration means you are immune to the cameras..." Tony Hathaway"...I want to see more coppers. The human discretion
? You use a legitimate identity. My bike’s frame and engine numbers were erased and replaced with numbers from a British Superbike. Why? When a race team buys a brand new bike to go racing, the manufacturer registers the bike as a sale and obtains a
; Rossi's has been personalised with the yellow 458 topped with a matte black roof and his signature number 46 embroidered on the door panels.
is unbelievably cool. Sadly for Honda the price of £2,800 was a very large number, and the CBX didn’t sell.
, prepare to get guessing.So grab a pen and a piece of paper, write down the numbers 1 to 20 and get ready to rack your brain. No Googling (or other search engines).All answers are on page two. Remember, if you cheat, you're only cheating yourself!1. What
200mph is a number banded around a lot these days as a number easily achievable on a modern superbike. It's a bit silly really as all these bikes are limited to 'only' 186mph, and a Hayabusa or ZZR1400 will happily hit this point, then go no further
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