Bike News & Reviews

APRILIA RSV MILLE

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 12:54 PM / Bike News & Reviews

The RSV, Aprilia’s flagship superbike, is a V-four nowadays, but it was not always thus. Reminding us that Ducatis are not the only V-twin superbikes, arise the Aprilia RSV Mille Back in the Nineties, it seemed like everyone wanted to make a big twin superbike. It was all the fault of the dodgy Italians. Put simply, […]

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APRILIA RS4 LAUNCH TEST REPORT

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:52 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Apart from the fact that it’s 165bhp down on the RSV4, the RS4 is every inch a replica. The 2011 Aprilia RS4 is a 125cc 15bhp replica of the current world super bike supremo, the Aprilia RSV4. Aprilia have a long and successful history when it comes to small capacity road sport bikes. Who could forget the smoking RS125, […]

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HONDA FIREBLADE CBR954RR (2002)

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:51 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Loved by thousands, respected by all, the FireBlade was been revamped for 2002. But something was not quite right. The Honda FireBlade went back to its roots in 2002. The only older model here (at our 2002 SupeBike of the year test around the Val de Vienne circuit) is the CBR600F and while both have evolved almost […]

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Kawasaki ZX-10R test (2008)

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:49 AM / Bike News & Reviews

The ZX-10R is preceded by its reputation. It’s considered a nutter’s machine, a hooligan’s bike, strictly for those of questionable sanity levels who enjoy scaring themselves shitless.   When Kawasaki unleashed the first incarnation of its ZX-10R on the world, for 2004, it was a long way different from the ZX-9R Ninja it replaced. It was, frankly, […]

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Honda Fireblade (2006-2007)

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:48 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Honda’s Fireblade was tweaked in 2006 to polish an already outstanding package.   Less weight, better acceleration and refined manners made the ‘blade as civilised as a 170-mph machine can get. So for 2007, all it got was new paint schemes. Styling-wise, the Honda is wonderfully put together with a complete look to it – […]

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Ducati 1198S test

Posted: Friday 03 May 2013 at 11:45 AM / Bike News & Reviews

It doesn’t seem long since Ducati blessed the world with the beautiful 1098 and made up for ugly glitch that was the 999. Now that the whole world has been swept up in Panigale hype and excitement, it’s easy to forget that the 1198S was a hell of a bike. (And recall a modified to the point of cheating […]

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Suzuki GSR750

Posted: Thursday 02 May 2013 at 15:02 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Decrepitude. It comes to us all. As the years pass, your physical and mental faculties are eroded, bit by bit. You get a little fatter, a little slower, aches and pains creep in around your joints and your mind is absent more than you’d like. Luckily, you’re not alone. And the modern world provides answers, […]

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Kawasaki ZX-6R

Posted: Thursday 02 May 2013 at 15:00 PM / Bike News & Reviews

There was much rejoicing after collecting the new ZX-6R 636 from the good folk at Kawasaki. The first and most obvious thing is it’s white. Pearl flat white to be precise and I have to say it looks stunning; some would say a Kawasaki should be green, but you’ve got to make an exception for […]

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Western Cape Crusaders

Posted: Thursday 02 May 2013 at 12:53 PM / Bike News & Reviews

An eight-hour endurance race? On tiddlers? In the sunny South of Africa? How could we possibly refuse? We do love a good endurance race here at SuerBike Magazine, although its been a long while since our last effort with the SuperBike R1, Which ended in splinters of fiberglass and a pool of oil. This time the […]

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Son of Blade

Posted: Thursday 02 May 2013 at 12:38 PM / Bike News & Reviews

A Honda CBR on a winding road would whet the appetite of any rider, but what about a 471cc, A2 licence legal CBR? Would a youth- friendly mini-Fireblade really be enough to keep you entertained?  The tight bends of this particular mountain road in Spain weren’t blessed with the finest surface, but it gave me the first […]

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