-minded engineers decided not to throw them out but to recycle the little fellas. But how? "What about a sports tourer?" said one bright spark and lo, the ST4 was born, and about time too because Ducati's attempts at sports touring until this point had amounted
While scouring Visordown’s classified section locating the three big tourers for this test I was genuinely shocked. My first thought was that dealers all over the country had made terrible mistakes when entering the value of their bikes
, especially if you're loaded up and carrying a pillion, and personally I think the bike would be better off without the VTEC gimmick.In all other respects it's the perfect sports tourer. I love the handling - it's nimble and quick steering and can be ridden
at it any longer than necessary. The aesthetics are the worst point about the bike, though; get on and ride and the R1200 ST is right up there with the best of the sports tourers.What we have here is in essence the 1200 RT but with a different fairing
Click to read: Honda Pan European ST1100 owners reviews, Honda Pan European ST1100 specs and to see the Honda Pan European ST1100 image gallery.This is quite simply a genius piece of motorcycling. The Pan is a modern classic and ages incredibly well thanks to good old fashioned b...
I was at the launch of the Sprint RS in southern Spain in 1999. Some muppet in the office thought it would be a good idea to ride back from there to the Midlands, in late December.But thanks to decent winter kit and the Sprint RS's solid attributes, I got back in one piece and no...
the Blackbird kept popping up and giving them a bloody nose in group tests long after it shouldn't have. It was graceful with awesome build quality where the 'Busa was ugly and poorly finished; it had comfort and 'legs' where the ZX-12R was cramped and had poor
of the word.There have been rumours of an all-new Blackbird for years – possibly even a V5 VFR1000 replacing both the Blackbird and VFR800. Even if a new version is released, the current ones will retain their following and their used value. They have a near
1200R with distinctive, aggressive styling and finally the luxurious but rapid K1200GT tourer.Like so many new BMWs, they’re great machines which either plough their own furrow or have class leading potential. The S is the only bike offering so much
Click to read: Triumph Speed Triple owners reviews, specs and image galleries.Streetfighter. Now there’s a funny name for a class of motorbike. Most groups of bike have a name related to what they do. Tourers, sports-tourers, sports bikes, adventure
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