Hate Dowds even more by watching his holiday video from Almeria in Spain the other week...
We've sent the legend that is Lord MF to Spain to get wet on the 2018 Yamaha Tracers
Pirelli's new fast road and trackday tyre, caned at Kyalami for your reading pleasure
Checking in from Kyalami with our first impressions of Pirelli's new fast road tyre
We're in South Africa, and more importantly at Kyalami, to test the new Pirelli sports tyre
We rode the new Honda CB125 at launch in Lisbon
Honda's new CB1000R hooned at Ascari and surrounding roads
For a naked bike, the CB is fairly firmly sprung which helps the bike to hold and recover its geometry quickly through fast direction changes and into and out of slower corners. The shock is fairly basic but feels plush and progressive.
The same 2006 Fireblade motor as used in the outgoing model has been employed in the MY18 machine. But it’s a very different animal. As well as being treated to a slipper clutch, power is up by 20bhp thanks to forged, rather than cast, pistons, and the valve lift has been increased.
Our man is on the 2018 CB1000R launch in that Spain and here are his initial thoughts
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