’t shake out of my head as I rode the new Moto Guzzi V7 Classic around the stunning roads that skirt around Lake Como, northern Italy. The V7 moniker will certainly be familiar to Guzzi fans, but for those of you that haven’t been paying attention
of motorway, 100 or so miles of fast A-roads and a healthy dose of the region's finest mountain switchbacks: all ideal stomping ground for Honda's 2010 sports-tourer. Sadly, we were not given the option to test the fully automatic DCT model; Honda has planned
Meet Street Rod, psycho son of V-Rod. Well, it is amazing how something as simple as footpegs and bars can transform a laid-back cruiser into a street-brawling bruiser. But then if Street Rod is psycho, V-Rod was always schizo. The V-Rod is the bike Harley launched in 2001 - a ra...
For all their might and development budgets there’s something the Japanese manufacturers are unable to pump into their bikes at will, and that’s soul.It doesn’t matter if it has toe-curling bhp, suspension that can be adjusted in a multitude of directions or mind-bending futurist...
Click to read: Ducati Hypermotard 796 owners reviews, Ducati Hypermotard 796 specs and see the Ducati Hypermotard 796 image gallery.Calling a bike the 796 when its capacity is 803cc could be viewed as a triumph of marketing over logic, but in other respects the new Hypermotard ma...
The bike ahead was half-way down Misano’s back straight when I exited the preceding right-hand bend, but it didn’t stay that way for long. As I crouched behind the DB7’s low screen and tap-tapped through the sweet-shifting gearbox, the Bimota’s eight-valve V-twin motor punched th...
the road. The motor feels solid, dependable with just enough shuddering surge to be interesting. Its forte is low to mid, simply short shift at about 4000rpm and let the torque punt you along.The 1200 feels immediately different. Despite giving nothing away
-of-season GP, followed by a knees-up in town.Sunday: back to the circuit for the big race, wave Rossi flags, jump up and down, and generally get all excited.Monday: wash the whole trip down with a day's riding on God's own twisty roads just a stone's throw from
none of the Ducati's half finished look; instead exposed pipes are black to match the lump's dark finish. It may have started life under the fairing of an R1, but Yamaha has put it on show and made it look good.Continue reading Road Test: Yamaha FZ1 v
The year was 1984. Frankie Goes to Hollywood were winding the establishment up by telling everyone to 'Relax', Margaret Thatcher was embroiled in a Mexican standoff with Arthur Scargill and his miners, and the humble halfpenny coin bade farewell to the back of sofas everywhere as...
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