is usable and massively entertaining. Add to that everything else it does so well and excess never seemed so appealing.Friday 28 July, 2006. Take ZZR1400 back to Kawasaki. "Er, can I maybe keep it just a bit longer..?"Kawasaki Kawasaki ZZR1400 Specifications
Not an exotic, far-flung track launch of a long awaited sports tool, this. Sorry. Instead we've got a minor update to the nice, sensible sort of bike your mother would want you to ride. This here is the slightly different Yamaha FZ6 Fazer S2. The oft maligned FZ6 Fazer has taken ...
It's barely spring and BMW has had a busy year already. First a new family of funky single-cylinder 650s - the G-series - and now, at the other end of the performance scale, we get this, the K1200R Sport. BMW's latest K-series inline four is refreshingly indefinable. Is it a nake...
are too stiff. Specifically, they feel way overdamped. The springs don't seem to be to blame as there's adequate sag at a standstill, and on smooth roads there's no problem at all, but the front end struggles to cope with road imperfections. Bumps
Supermoto S2 title in 2004.Motive power actually comes from Yamaha, specifically the Italian-built XT lump. There isn't quite the punch you might expect from tickover, and it needs 3000rpm showing to really start to move. Give too much of a handful below
Way down in the south of France there's a secret village up on a hill, overlooking a secluded cape where the President of France has a hidden holiday home next to a concealed beach. The village itself is all steep, narrow streets, hanging baskets, pastel walls and terracotta roof...
it first when the bike arrived at the office. Everyone was asking: "What's it like?" And it's like... a BMW. More specifically, it's like a Boxer BMW. That means you have the combination of flat twin power and the weirdly un-involving sensations delivered
"Are they still making these, then?" We're standing on a bright, mid-Wales hilltop and Niall is kicking the VTR1000's tyres with a puzzled look on his face. Yes, they are.It's a beautiful day to be pondering bikes - the FireStorm, a Buell XB12R Firebolt and Suzuki's SV1000SZ - an...
Go somewhere, go anywhere, get away, just get on your bike and get lost. You can go touring on anything - it just depends on how far you want to go and what you want to do when you get there. Does 'touring' mean heading somewhere to see sights and views and places? Or seeking out...
There's a stretch of autoroute south of Clermont Ferrand that is the perfect tonic to the preceding several hundred miles of motorway monotony - if riding four of the world's finest litre bikes can ever be considered monotonous. As the A75 runs south alongside the meandering rive...
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