They say: "Widening the horizons of all those who are sports motorcyclists" DucatiWe say: "It's the heavy clutch that has made my wrist limp, don't get any funny ideas about widening my horizons!" Jon UrryDucati's Multistrada has always had a
The new 990R Super Duke has been 'built for the love of it' say KTM. Which suggests there wasn't any need for this uprated Super Duke but we're glad it's here, because it's even better than the stocker.To be completely honest (it's the only way Jon
to Brussels with a quartet of half-way house pseudo off-road middleweights under the 'Boring bikes to Belgium' banner. Ever get the feeling you've been shafted?Now, before we get inundated with letters of complaint from disgruntled owners - and prospective
Nostalgia is a powerful thing. There is no way half the crap that's sold on eBay would have been shifted if it wasn't for someone, somewhere, remembering their youth. And the bike world is no different.There is currently a revival in the retro bike market, or at least for modern ...
Yamaha has been fairly quiet over the updates to its XJR1300. No fanfare, no big announcement, just a quiet re-introduction of one of Yamaha's old faithful.Now, the observant among you may well spot the major differences between the new and old XJR. Yep, the rear light is now twi...
Someone once described Bimotas to me as 'a collection of quality parts bolted together with cheese'. Which certainly used to be the case. Bimotas were revered not only for their sweet handling chassis, but also the frightening speed and frequency with which they would break down....
In the late 1990s and early 2000s Kawasaki had problems. Bike sales weren't brilliant and there was a feeling that the company had lost its direction. New models were short on the ground and, dare we say it, Big Green had become stagnant. A breath of fresh air was needed, and it ...
into bite-sized sections, a blessing on an unfaired bike. "That seat is so hard on the Triumph," reckoned Alex, "I've done 500km off-road in a day on the Dakar, so my arse is virtually made of leather, but this hurts!"Riding the MV I was also starting
(and typical) GSX-R top end rush.It’s not as fast as a 1000, but there again it isn’t anywhere near as intimidating to ride on track or the road – something that will ultimately make you a faster rider. The only downside is it lacks a bit of the pose
and throws them into a usable road package that will make you grin like a baboon while keeping your licence.SUZUKI BANDIT 650SOh faithful Bandit how jolly good you are. You’re so comfortable with your plush seat, your lovely neutral riding position and your
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