This thing is the revamped Piaggio MP3 – the Yourban. The revolutionary MP3 has been round for a few years now but this new version has shed some cake, lost a few critical inches from its waistband and is easier to slice through the city as a result.I’ve just been slithering ...
November 2009Back in the August 2009 issue, we tested the new Victory Hammer S against a Harley-Davidson V Rod Muscle. The Victory absolutely hammered (arf!) the Harley in every department apart from speed. In looks, presence, sound, style, paint and just total outright coolness,...
Click to read: Victory Jackpot owners reviews, Victory Jackpot specs and to see the Victory Jackpot image gallery.THE JACKPOT IS an important bike for Victory. In the US, the extreme or 'premium custom' market represents 30,000 sales per year
I used to work for a company that made motorcycle gear and supplied it to world class racers.I was always amazed at how one type of racer would come to us after a practice session and pore over every minute detail of the gloves they were wearing. This bit of stitching wasn't righ...
When I look at my girlfriend's shoe collection, I think to myself 'what could she possibly need all those for' and yet, I have over 30 pairs of motorcycle gloves.There are gloves for riding on track, wet weather, racing, freezing weather, motocross, sunday blasts, supermoto. Do I...
Click to read: Ducati 1198 owners reviews, Ducati 1198 specs and to see the Ducati 1198 image gallery.Ducati did a good job keeping this one quiet. Even when launch invitations are sent out without stating the model to be launched you can normally
My first Arai was an Astro R Schwantz replica in 2003, I still wear it today. Since then I've owned an RX-7 Corsair, which I wrote off in a smash in 2010 and then replaced it with an RX-7 GP, Arai's new top of the range lid.The trouble with going up the ladder is that it's hard t...
A YEAR AFTER launching the twin-compound, super sticky Power Race, Michelin has ventured forth with the more road-focused sport equivalent, using the same technology. The Pilot Power 2CT (two compound technology) deploys a softer compound on the outer edges for optimum grip at ex...
Most of my life has been lived under a cloud of shame because I am unable to ride a motorcycle on only its back wheel. Old motorcyclists who moan about lads showing off and bringing motorcycling into disrepute by doing wheelies are just jealous because they can’t do them. I have ...
Just finished our track time here at Portimao circuit. We've been testing the new Maxxis Supermaxx Diamond sports touring tyre so it's a bit odd to come to a race circuit but, as it happens, the mix of torrential rain and bone dry tarmac (in the afternoon) has been a tough bu...
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