Enter Kawasaki's new Versys 1000, the younger but slightly bigger and uglier brother to the Z1000 and Z1000SX. It’s a 240kg, 1043cc, four-cylinder motorcycle with 'adventure' styling. However, Kawasaki were keen to tell us 'it’s not aimed at the GS', the bike that’s been at the t...
I'M SURE you won't have any sympathy when I tell you I could have done with more time on Ducati's new 1199 Panigale S at the Yas Marina F1 circuit in Abu Dhabi.That's not to say I didn't have enough time to review the Panigale in the four sessions we had but with each session und...
This year I've been racing in the 848 Challenge wearing my trusty Shark RSX, which I've worn for a couple of years. The RSX is a 5-star SHARP rated helmet but at 1.6kg, it's slightly weighty.My first Shark helmet was the RSR back in 2003 (see pic below of me on the Flying Cow), t...
You've probably seen the video of Simon Crafar smoking up the 2012 GSX-R1000 at Almeria. Impressive stuff.Suzuki are (correct me if I'm wrong) the last manufacturer of an inline four superbike not to offer it with some sort of electronic rider aids. Sure, you can buy a Fireblade ...
licence, it was raining so hard I had to avoid a couple of swans on the racing line..I'd only really tried the traction control on dry tracks: Losail, Qatar and Cartagena, Spain so I was really interested to know how it would cope on a wet circuit
Charging down the straight at the new Modena circuit with my knees gripping hard to the slim tank, my bum wedged back into the seat and my face pressed into the top-yoke nut. For a few seconds I got to enjoy the engine note at full whack, sounding like a mean solo on a bass guita...
Click here for the 2013 Triumph Daytona 675 R review.The Daytona 675R is £1400 more expensive than the standard 675 but I think it should cost more.Your 16% additional premium gets you Öhlins 43mm upside down NIX30 forks and an Öhlins TTX36 rear shock. On top of this you get an u...
I've been wearing this Shark Race-R Pro for 3 months now and clocked up over 2,000 miles on road and track. It's a quality lid right at the top of Shark's range. Its price and spec put it head to head with my Arai RX7-GP.The first thing you notice about it is how light it is; it'...
full hand - more on the S-KTRC here.The day I picked the 10R up from Kawasaki HQ, I headed to Bedford Autodrome to take my ACU licence test. It was soaking wet and 90% of the trackdayers were packing up to go home. This was the first time I'd get
THE Z750 has been a nice little earner for Kawasaki, with almost 160,000 of them sold since its launch in 2003.I remember riding the first version back in 2004 and falling for its simple charms. In a sea of naked rev-hungry 600s, the Z750 boasted a refreshing amount of muscle - c...
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