Throwback Thursday – testing the first Kawasaki H2…

Kawasaki H2 750 Mach IV

Of course, we’re all looking forward to a ride on the new Kawasaki H2 and H2R next week. Yay us! And to kill the time before we fly to Qatar for the supercharged behemoth, we’ve been trawling the SuperBike archive

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How do you prepare for a bike like the Kawasaki H2?

Creepy pics courtesy of John.

Next week I’ll be packing my bags and heading off to ride what I believe will be one of the defining super bikes of my generation. Without even cocking a leg, us moto scribers are already mentioning it in the

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Throwback Thursday – the original 1998 Yamaha R1

SuperBike cover Jan 1998

2015 looks like it might be a bit of a vintage year in terms of proper, jaw-dropping superbikes. Of course Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R isn’t far away, but next week we’ll be riding the latest version of Yamaha’s über-superbike, the R1.

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Throwback Thursday


              It’s back to December 2003 for this week’s Throwback Thursday – to the launch of Honda’s CBR1000RR Fireblade. The trip started well – Club-class BA flights to Phoenix, Arizona, nice golf hotel, and an

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Changing chain and sprockets – maintenance blog

Hornet chain and sprocket change

If your chain’s seen better days, best get it swapped out asap. And if you fancy saving a few quid, fitting it yourself is a fairly easy introduction to more serious spannering. Here’s how to do it! So your chain’s

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Al’s tech blog

desmo head

With Ducati launching its 1299 Panigale this week, when better to have a look at the Bolognan firm’s trademark ‘desmo’ valve technology?       Bikes nowadays – they’re pretty boring, eh? Quite ‘samey’. A bit ‘meh.’ What’s that you

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Things you don’t see every day part 327…

Six appeal!

We were down at our mate Dan Miles’ workshop earlier, and he had something a bit out of the ordinary on the workbench. We’re used to seeing BMW S1000RR, Kawasaki ZX-10R and Yamaha R1 motors stripped and rebuilt, but Dan’s

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Chris goes racing on a HRC Repsol Honda

Seeing the HRC badge still makes us feel special.

OK, I’ll admit it, the main motivation for me entering an enduro race on the Montesa Cota was so that I could tell my mates I was racing a Repsol HRC Honda. Childish, yes, but hey there’s nothing grown up

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An interview with John Surtees.

John Surtees Superbike 2

Scandalously unfamous, John is the only man to ever win a world title on two and four wheels. Not many men can count themselves as Valentino Rossi’s idol, but this one can. I caught up with John at the launch

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The Shit bike challenge begins.

Shit bike challenge

You don’t get a job as a motorcycle journalist because the money is great. Quite the opposite, in fact. You get a job as a motorcycle journalist because you’re obsessed with motorbikes, you think you can write and you think

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