They say: "Combines race-winning performance with rider friendly characteristics" BridgestoneWe say: "The last race I won was with an egg and spoon" Jon UrryChoosing a tyre is all about being honest. There isn't any point in riding around on track
It seems I'm not alone in these thoughts, because the new Battle Wing tyres are designed to be a more road-orientated rubber.While it keeps a chunky pattern, which owners want because it fits the look of the bike, the BW has a stiffer construction to avoid tyre flex, and less ch...
I find off-road riding deeply frustrating. I can ride a road bike fairly competently, but stick me near a muddy lane or a rutted path and it all goes to worms. See me off-road and you will be forgiving for thinking I’ve never sat on a bike before, which really pisses me off. Why ...
Right, the photographer's on this corner, concentrate, let's make this a biggie. Yep, he's aiming the camera at me. Dump the clutch, oh yes here we go, it's sliding, go on... go on... hang on... that's a bit too far... uh oh... bugger. I'll just lie down for a while.Supermoto. Wh...
, but there again it’s not a hell of a lot more than a Japanese 1000. What the 848 has, according to Ducati, is a whole heap of features that are designed to make it a far more easy-going and less aggressive bike than its bigger brother, the 1098. Believe it or not
There is an air of excitement combined with nervous tension around KTM’s factory in Mattighofen. Everyone is buzzing, like expectant parents waiting for their firstborn. The secret is out, the world knows what the Austrian firm has in store, but that’s as far as it goes. Beyond t...
2000 Honda SP-1Honda’s SP-1 is often viewed as a failure, but while it flopped in the showrooms mainly due to its astronomical price, let’s not forget the SP-1 defeated Ducati’s all conquering 998 on the World Superbike scene in 2000.True it took the whole of HRC’s might, not to ...
Honda has been trying to encourage younger riders onto bikes recently, which is part of the reason for their release of the CBR125 this year - and it's become one of the firm's best selling models.But that's only any use to 17-year-olds who can ride it on the roads, so has joined...
Ever since Yamaha unveiled a prototype V4-engiend bike at the Tokyo motorshow in 2005 the hype around the new Vmax has been building. There was little doubt it was on its way, Yamaha even gauged public reaction with two websites, one called nextvmax.com, and by the time a ‘concep...
. And they hate other riders who are slower than them. Riders like me. So imagine my 'joy' when I learn that I am to become a motorcycle courier for the day.Continue the courier bike test - 2/3URRY'S A-Z OF COURIERINGA is for 'A' as in to -ZB is for Black cab
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd 2012. This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediatemedia.co.uk