NO-ONE likes to crash, but Graeme Gowland lost it in a big way at Oulton Park last weekend. Flat-out in 5th, Gowland lost the front, causes himself and the bike to hurtle into the gravel.Gowland's R1 flipped end over end across the gravel and leapt the barrier, ended up in the la...
Kawasaki have launched this T-Shirt in celebration of the Z1. If you're a fan, or if you've got one tucked away in the garage, then you need this in your life.Here's what Kawasaki have to say about it:Forty years after its European launch
We found this beautiful 250 Ninja race bike tucked away on the Elf lubricants stand. According to the placard it was raced to second place in the Italian 250 Ninja one-make series.What is it about a bike? When you remove all the road gear and add
. Power past the Ferrari dealership displaying your sportscar-beating raw acceleration up to 50mph then tuck behind the bike's screen for the mile straight. Popping out from behind the bubble, slam on the anchors and hook a hard right at the roundabout
the day before. ‘If you do crash tuck your limbs in, it stops them breaking.’ I remember smiling to myself, tucking my arms in and going on that never-ending journey across the gravel. Unfortunatly, as it turns out, what I forgot to do was let go
? Or is it just half-inched from a building site while the site manager's back's turned?The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed the bucket-mounted speedo, the neatly tucked away plastic fuel tank and the crude but effective rack and pinion steering system
loverSammy Miller's Gilera FourMike the Bike's DucatiCharlie William's Mitsui YamahaMondial racer with 1950's aerodynamicsNot all MV Agusta's are sexyTuck in now...Terry Rymer's YZF750Classic MV racer - sexy160bhp in a bike weighing the same as a modern
, CBR-gappy type fairings, a tiny seat unit and tucked-up tiny exhaust.Interesting take on the superbike idea though, especially as Triumph are seriously missing a decent, competitive superbike from its range.
.Where is it now?Several were built, including two show bikes – one in race spec, the other in road-going trim – and some running prototypes. Whether any survive is not known, but it’s likely that they’re still tucked in a Piaggio warehouse somewhere.
for Trinny and Susannah, Visordown is on the case...Gleam MachineIf you’ve used your bike at all through winter then its time for a big clean. Cutting through the crud and salt to the paint and hopefully shiny alloy beneath needs serious cleaning kit. Invest
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