This just came in from one of our readers in the states, Bill Clawson.Bill gave us this comment: "This sign was posted yesterday in the scorching California Desert near Palm Springs by the local road department. High temp was 41c. Don't know what they were thinking!"Maybe the...
The pair have been involved in an ongoing battleMOTORCYCLIST STEVEN Bryden couldn’t believe what he was seeing when he logged onto his wife Fiona’s Bebo page and saw pictures of her crushing his Kawasaki ZZR1100 – so he threatened to post
Compared to both - especially the Busa - it felt gutless in the midrange, and was only just a match for the Blackbird up top. And when I say up top, I mean wire tight in sixth gear - irrelevant in the UK but very relevant when you're racing yer mates abroad (er, yeah...). Roll on...
Here at Visordown Towers, we've been leafing through loads of issues of the magazine for a couple of days. The reason? Visordown.com is ten years old and our next issue will celebrate this monumentous occassion. I stumbled accross this piece I wrote a while back and thought I'd s...
1990Motorcyclists didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as the Nineties began. Bikes were getting ever faster and more powerful, but the threat of a 100BHP limit hung in the air. There was some great new machinery for those who could afford it, but the dodgy UK economy left many pe...
If you hanker for a bike that won't depreciate and you can fix-up or fettle yourself then you're best looking at old bikes that haven't yet acquired the 'classic' title.You're probably also looking at a bike that'll cost under two grand, has carbs (none of this expensive and comp...
The latest ZZR1400 has rapidly achieved iconic status. Back in 1990 the ZZR1100 was able to stand proud as the fastest production motorcycle ever, with its genuine 168mph making it the quickest by a good margin. The ultimate muscle statement
Synonymous with the Kawasaki muscle bikes of old and Eddie Lawson's 1980/'81 AMA title-winning inline fours, the ZRX series is actually a little more than that.The bike first came into being in 1997 in 1100cc form, sporting a retro square headlight, twin shocks, braced swingarm a...
The GTS1000A was supposed to be an early '90s sports-touring flagship for Yamaha, but it turned into an embarrassing farce.Ironically, the best part of a decade later we see the goodly FJR1300 doing a much better job for half the price and with half the technology.In 1992 the GTS...
Back in the mists of time (1990 to be precise), Kawasaki launched two rocket ships. Strange with hindsight, but at the time of their birth, both the ZZ-R1100 and ZZ-R600 were cutting edge sports tackle and fast as hell. Then FireBlades and R6s came along and the Kawasakis lost th...
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