Click to read: Kawasaki Versys owners reviews, Kawasaki Versys specs and see the Kawasaki Versys image gallery.The 2010 Versys has had a lick of paint, a wash and scrub up. The model’s been around since 2006 and has proved to be a hit with riders who want a do-it-all runabout. Th...
Love this old cine film of how Avon used to conduct their R+D around their Melksham HQ. Flat-out on a Vincent with only hair oil and utter faith as protection.Wonder how many test riders Avon used to get through?
EngineNuts is the first adjective that springs to mind when I recall what the Ducati 1098 Bayliss engine is like. It produces a barely controllable explosion of power. Everywhere. Subtlety is not its ace card.And while it may not trump the BMW in terms of outright power it trounc...
of those embarrassing falling-in-over-in-petrol-forecourt incidents. And because the heavily sculpted tank swoops around your knees, when you’re on the bike it really does feel like you’re in it – part of it. Our track and road test ride was dry but you
? In this market the emphasis can lie clearly at either end of the sports tourer spectrum. We tested both these extremes last issue and, for us, the niftier handling VFR won it for us.Triumph’s new Sprint GT is a tourer-fied version of the existing Sprint
the strongest of the lot, especially at the top. As you fire out onto the straight and the revs build, it just keeps pulling and pulling. I’m fairly sure it had the best top speed of the bikes on test, but because the chassis is so settled and stable
on the bars. The MV and the BMW were noticeably better in this area in terms of stability than either the Duke or the Aprilia.“The MV’s motor feels to have the least grunt of all the bikes on test, but the way it delivers is easy to understand
EngineAprilia’s 998cc V4 motor is a jewel. Not only is it almost comically small and compact, it’s uncannily smooth, massively flexible and it sounds gorgeous.The shape and duration of the power curve speak volumes about real life behaviour of the motor. Linear, elastic and contr...
less than the previous day's track test and I was right. The biggest problem with evaluating a tyre on the road is that you're never sure what you're testing: the road surface or the tyre itself. That's why consistent race track tarmac is always much
of our comfort zones and pushing us to do things that would test our skills. Not a beasting, as such, more of a gentle shove.Just before lunchtime we rode a couple of miles across fields and up onto the summit of the farm’s open moorland. Here we
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