who want a do-it-all runabout. The Versys snared a lot of sports bikes types fed up with dodging speeding convictions and even trail bike riders who, when they were honest with themselves, never actually used their bikes off-road at all. Practical
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
into form as it screams towards peak torque at 10,000rpm and peak power at 11,000. The Magneti Marelli fuel injection system is nicely mapped. On a wet, greasy pot-hole infested public road this is as noticeable as at the apex of Gerards, just when you
turns. To get round this I ended up making more of an effort to blip the throttle on the down shifts and feather the clutch a bit so the rear wheel could keep up with the road, just like we had to do in the good old days!“An experienced racer who can
, many club races and club titles (1802). I am, however, very race rusty having spent the past four years testing stuff with four wheels. Thing is, I got the call up to ride a Rizla GSX-R1000 Superbike last week and, today, I gone done it - a genuine
-blade-like 675 Daytona is totally focused around the front tyre, insanely fast corner entry and mid-turn velocity, the Street Triple is far more road and real world oriented. Just bouncing up and down on the seat with both your hands on the back of the tank
Click to read: 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 owners reviews, 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 specs and to see the 2010 MV Agusta F4 1000 image gallery.Rockingham’s National circuit is not the grippiest out there, even on a good day. In February, with 4 degrees of ambient temperature, thick mist...
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