It's the Friday before Brands Hatch World Superbikes and the guys in Suzuki GB's workshop are talking me through all the things I'm supposed to know before I can take away their shiny new GSX-R750. Except all I can hear is a Bart Simpson-style 'blah, blah, blah' - I am transfixed...
July 2007Ladies and gentlemen I have made contact with the other side. After five years of being ignored by BMW riders I have figured out how to get a nod out of them, simply ride a BMW. A GS rider I see in Crystal Palace on my way home and who has, until now, studiously ignored ...
.September 2006I've got a new baby. Daisy Fia Hogan was born on 29 May and weighed exactly the same as my Shoei TC-2. A couple of weeks at home flew by in a blur of Tourist Trophy for the PS2, nappies and other baby stuff. Everything about being off was fantastic
% of the bikes in this magazine – you never, ever see another one. One day one of these will live in my garage. When I can afford a garage...Date recieved: 11th Feb 2008Test duration: 12 monthsTotal mileage: 6230 milesPurchase price: £8495Continue Hogan's 12
They say: "Like a surfer on a wave, we make each ride our own" KawasakiWe say: "Look at me mum! I'm doing a launch" John HoganThe Versys is an important bike for Kawasaki in terms of capitalising on the success of the ER-6 and increasing its share
The Mulhacen is the result of a styling exercise gone public. Displayed at the 2004 Munich show the bike received a fantastic public reaction and won an award from the Motorcycle Design Association (MDA). This positive feedback was enough for Derbi to push it into production, tur...
When Kawasaki entered the competitive naked 600 market in 2004 it pulled a familiar trick. Following the 636cc ZX-6R's lead, the firm simply entered the middle weight sector with a 600 that wasn't. It was, in fact, the Z750. Buyers didn't give a sniff though, because as a package...
The traffic lighters...Steve Venables The best drag racer in the UK. Proper, proper quick off the lightsSimon Bowen Old hand at riding anything, quicker than he looks. And olderJohn Hogan Reasonably experienced, though not as quick as his boots suggest
The opening scene of the iconic movie the Italian Job has a song called ‘on days like these’ playing over it, and if you could play that song in the background while you read this launch report, that would be perfect.This was the tune I couldn’t shake out of my head as I rode the...
small, light and fast they areThe term ‘dead man’s shoes’ springs to mind this month. With John Hogan, our resident funny man and all round nice bloke, leaving Visordown and absconding to Aprilia to manage their press activities, the keys to his ZX-6R
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