The 43-year-old Kiwi has worked with some of the best in the business. Now a key part of HRC's BSB effort, he tells us why Scott Russell needed a kick up the arseHow did you start spannering bikes?My dad had a bike shop, so I grew up around
hobby that I loved so much into a job," admits Igor. "This part of the job, working with the engines, I love and find most enjoyable."Thankfully, Igor has managed to bring together a team of people to allow him to do what he does best. Tinker
. Modern litre-class sportsbikes and the ZZR1400 are now in a different league, but more to the point the oldest 'Busas will now be best part of a decade old - so check forks for pitting, leaky fork seals and general soft-ness all round.Continue the Suzuki
Let me see now. Ten years ago British biking was on the verge of something big. Our bike buying trends were going to be challenged by a bug-eyed kid from Yamaha - the TDM850. It promised the kind of handling and performance that would be useful against a supersports machine, with...
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...
Click to read: Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory owners reviews, Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory specs and to see the Aprilla RSV-R Mille Factory image gallery.Hug the kerb through the long downhill fourth-gear left and you'll come on to the heat haze that is Mugello's main straight.As yo...
Reading it back, It all sounds so pants... but just how do you put into words the following two BIG figures... 1,795cc and 115 ft/lb of torque? Instead, hop on and come for a ride.We're cruising at an altitude of 693mm (all shorties welcome) and our first gear speed of 40mph is ...
June 2002On your right is the Aprilia RSV Mille R. Bertie Simmonds not pictured. And why wasn't I? Well, I just couldn't do it...Sticking my ugly mug in the picture alongside such a thing of great beauty would have been tantamount to Bernard Manning
The impact of the first Triumph T595 should not be under estimated. Here was the first proper big British sports bike for many years and one which - on paper at least - promised to give the legendary FireBlade a run for its money. Cue 'Land of Hope and Glory' and much jingoistic ...
bungee hooks and a 10.8 litre space under the seat.Aftermarket parts: Screens are the number one, pipes, bikini fairings, wavy discs, swingarms and curiously near the end, suspension mods! See www.gsx1400.org for more info on the bike.Secondhand Values
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