They say: "Benefiting from the most advanced technologies" BMWWe say: "But not from a fresh new look... " Tim DicksonSlowly, all of BMW's R-series, 1150cc Boxer-engined range have been superseded by lighter, more modern, slightly groovier models
It's all very well saying this, that or the other is slimmer, narrower, shorter or more shiny than before, but sometimes it helps to explain things in more detail to really understand the benefits.Earlier this year we were treated to an all-new R1. 'It's got radial brakes so it s...
What were they thinking, we wondered, way back in 2002 when Kawasaki launched the 636cc ZX-6R A1P. Simply boring out the previous J-model's motor by 36cc seemed like a lazy man's way to better performance.It was, as far as many of us were concerned, cheating. Not only that, but i...
July 2006I've got an FZ1 Fazer and I'm trying to love it. Trouble is, it's got issues. For a start the suspension is firm (which I like) but harsh and poorly controlled (which I don't) - it's telling that the rear shock actually works much better two-up. In fact, the Fazer makes ...
August 2004Tyres this month. I've swapped the standard D208s for Pirelli Diablos, primarily to see what difference a 120/70 front (120/60 is standard) made to the R6's handling. Why Diablos?Pirelli (along with Metzeler) are alone in listing 120/70 fronts as a recommended R6 fitme...
May 2007As life goes by you realise that with each change a part of your youth is lost forever. The Few bikes have had a tougher start to life than our short-term long-term DL650 V-Strom. Within minutes of arriving at the office it was loaded up with luggage and laden with electr...
July 2005Right about now, the longterm test bikes turn up. Some people have had theirs for a while, but the GSX-R1000 was worth waiting for. I was asking, Suzuki were offering, it was a match made in heaven. Urry even delivered it to my desk. A brand new, zero-mile GSX-R and a su...
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