Surfing the internet the other day I ended up on Suzuki UK's webpage. Among the usual banners flashing up 0% finance deals, Yoshi parts for GSX-Rs and cut price off-roaders, the one advert that actually made me stop and look was for the Bandit 1200.For a start I'd actually forgot...
Somewhere out there is a new breed of rider. Let's call him Justin. Justin wants a bike. Well, he (or she, this is an adrogynous, sexually non-specific Justin) thinks he does anyway. Now here is the catch. Justin isn't a young rider right off a 125cc bike, he hasn't spent his for...
In the beginning there was the single cylinder motor. Man saw the single and saw it was good. Soon after he mounted it in a frame with a wheel attached to either end and saw it was better. Then he realised that two was better than one - the twin was born and man was pleased. Then...
A few years ago World Superbikes had a problem. For a series that built its reputation on close-fought, hard racing it was becoming a bit, well, dull...The organisers needed to spice things up a bit, level the playing field and reintroduce the element of excitement and close raci...
-in and feedback at big lean angles. Urry reckons the same, and it makes us wonder still more why Yamaha doesn't supply the bike like this.I was also keen to see how the R6 behaved on a different make of tyre. Waiting thousands of miles for rubber to wear out blurs
wide-open pannier that's rapidly shedding meat and glass and knives and chillies straight into the eyes of my fellow commuters. Urry kindly stops and rescues what he can as I perspire quietly at the roadside, preparing to re-pack sensibly one last time
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