I’ve bought some seriously rubbish bikes in my time, so I’m well qualified to talk about this Monster. When I first saw it in the car-park I thought to myself: A monster for a grand? That’s too good to be true.And it was. From 10 feet away, it looks presentable, tidy even. Those ...
Mission #9 CCM flat track school Preconception: Flat track is coolReality: Flat track is cool What I learned: I'm no Jay SpringsteenWhen it comes to activities that could result in personal injury, I have a fail-safe rule. I get my wife to watch whatever it is for a couple of m...
When you go to view a used motorcycle that you're keen to buy, then you've already been through quite a few steps, as detailed in our motorcycle buying checklist. By using your head, you're more than likely to end up viewing a bike with a solid background and good history and not...
August 2001First impressions of the ZX-12R were that it was huge, a beast, and would be far too much for me to handle. Once sat astride I found that it was actually me who dwarfed the 12 and thank God Gus got the ZX-6R. But then I am 6ft6in!For a 70 mile round-trip commute each d...
If you want a large capacity cruiser but the 8.2-litre, 3-ton, 6-metre long motorcycle pictured here is just a bit excessive for you - or you don't quite have the garage space for it - then read on.We've chosen one motorcycle for each manufacturer from their current range, the on...
A flat battery is one of those things that always seems to happen when you need your bike the most. If you keep your battery on a trickle-charger then you'll ensure your bike's ready to go when you are - especially if you keep it laid-up over the winter.Batteries use small metal ...
BARKING UP THE WRONG TREESince the introduction of Bell’s open face helmet in 1954, little has changed in basic construction techniques over the past fifty years. Look inside any modern crash helmet and you’ll still find a polystyrene, energy-absorbing inner shell and a hard, fib...
on track was at the Honda Ron Haslam Race School, where you get to use their bikes.This feature is designed to guide you through a trackday and give you some tips that will help you feel at home and get the most out of your first time on track.You can read
experience that bit more pleasurable. There you go, perhaps you can measure the pleasure.I rode the Anakee III on both the 2013 BMW R1200GS and the Tiger Explorer XC. Both bikes feature traction control and a good handful of throttle was needed to make
August 2001Ever since they first came out way back in 1992, I've lusted after a FireBlade. Loved the looks, the performance, the name, but hated the insurance costs and the prospect of having a target on your back because you've got the best sports bike under your arse.But things...
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