Bike News & Reviews

Quarter Masters – Straight line speed, the battle royale – Intro

Posted: Monday 19 May 2014 at 10:43 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Sometimes the simplest forms of competition are the best. We headed to Bruntingthorpe for a no bulls**t straight-line willy waving contest to the ¼ mile mark and beyond. Who could piss furthest up the wall? The bikes:  The fastest poser – Ducati Diavel Carbon 162bhp – 239kg The sports bike – Yamaha YZF-R1 182bhp – […]

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Who needs a car? Snowboarding by bike with the BMW R1200GS

Posted: Thursday 15 May 2014 at 12:00 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Can an adventure bike really be an alternative to a car? To find out, we sent Chris to the top of an Alp, loaded up with snowboarding kit. I’m not a huge fan of being cold. I’m happy to admit it, when it gets chilly, I’ll be the first person looking for a warm café […]

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SuperBike Staff Bikes – Honda CRF250L – Part 1

Posted: Tuesday 13 May 2014 at 14:54 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Pics: Phil Steinhardt Right, let’s get this straight; the Honda CRF250L is not another indulgence of Chris’ infatuation with stupid raucous off road bikes that make no sense to anyone other than him. What it is, is a useful second bike that won’t cost you the earth to buy, insure and run and won’t explode […]

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Kawasaki celebrates 30 years of Ninja brand with launch of anniversary models.

Posted: Tuesday 06 May 2014 at 16:19 PM / Bike News & Reviews

With its introduction into the American market as the very first Ninja in 1984, the GPz900R was a fitting opening chapter in the story of the Kawasaki Ninja brand which will mark its thirtieth year of existence in 2014. To mark the occasion, Kawasaki has created a Ninja 30 year logo and celebrations are set […]

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Yamaha MT-07 first ride.

Posted: Tuesday 04 March 2014 at 11:40 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Expectations count for a lot where motorcycles are concerned and I’ll be honest, after reading the spec sheet for the new Yamaha MT-07 I wasn’t setting my hopes too high. A parallel twin aimed squarely at the budget end of the market and designed to compete with the Kawasaki ER-6 is difficult to get excited […]

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Honda VTR 1000 SP-1

Posted: Friday 28 February 2014 at 09:42 AM / Bike News & Reviews

The Honda VTR1000 SP-1 was the big H’s answer to the all conquering Ducati 916 that had been running the show in The World Superbike Championship for years. Sadly for Honda, it was never quite the Ducati slayer they were hoping for either on the road or on the track. It was always a bit […]

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The 1999 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Posted: Friday 21 February 2014 at 09:00 AM / Bike News & Reviews

1999, it almost feels like yesterday. The carefree days of having plenty of hair and a 32 inch waist when all this were still fields and 160bhp would earn you the title of ‘world’s fastest motorcycle’ They were the glory days when men were men and traction control (if you had even heard of the […]

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2014 Honda Fireblade SP

Posted: Monday 03 February 2014 at 10:08 AM / Bike News & Reviews

We’re way too far down the line in terms of lineage to think that any of the groundbreaking tech that wowed bikers back in 1992 still exists on the current model. Being only 12 years old at the time, I’ve always maintained the impression that its arrival was similar to the first time someone with […]

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