short strength-sapping sessions on track.A bike like the Bimota DB5. Sparkling with eye-catching details, it passes the drink-in-hand test with flying colours. At a claimed 165kg dry, it's the lightest open-class bike on the market. And with an output
midrange punch, the extra cubes mean it has lost some of the 750's smoothness and high-revving charm. The slight high-frequency tingle through the bars wasn't a problem on my test but would combine with the exposed riding position to make motorway trips a
to have had a major effect on, as has the new calibration of the Rotax-designed Helicon motor.Suspension again is improved: the test team spent a week working out a basic setting for the 1125CR, which works for all riders across all road surfaces. Much
The fresh-off-the-production line MV Agusta I'm sitting on is special even by the standards of limited-edition, £30,000 superbikes. The last three digits of the frame number were 012, signifying this was the 12th of the 300 F4 1000 Tamburinis MV is building.And it so happens that...
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 NEW Italian-built Ducati 1098 has been voted 'Most Beautiful Motorcycle of the Show' at the Italian 2006 Milan show. This somewhat surprising verdict came from over 24,000 Italian motorcycling enthusiasts who participated in a competition organised by the Italian magazine 'M...
KAWASAKI'S On the Road visits Box Hill in Surrey this coming wekend on Sunday 17 July as the free test ride tour stops at Ryka’s Café at the foot of the legendary biker meeting place.Site of one the most successful events on the inaugural Free test
BRAKE and insurer RSA are calling for the government to tighten up rules on driver eyesight and are demanding the traditional numberplate test to be replaced with a compulsory full vision test.The test would be undertaken with a qualified
INJURED MOTOGP World Champion Valentino Rossi is to test a Yamaha YZF-R1 road bike at Misano later this week, after doctors revealed the Italian's broken leg was healing faster than expected.Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claims the latest
Lunchtime and Urry's nowhere to be seen...AFTER ALMOST 300km of on and off road in heat and humidity only South Africa can produce, I can safely say the new F800GS is brilliant bike and a machine that's worthy of the legendary GS badge.Its parallel
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