Bike News & Reviews

GSX-R600 Special – Tyco Suzuki edition

Posted: Monday 16 June 2014 at 11:04 AM / Bike News & Reviews

We love a good GSX-R here at SuperBike. Suzuki’s GSX-R600 has always been one of our favorite road bikes and, with a few tweaks, it’s a cracking track bike too. Over the 22-year model run, there have been a few special edition paint jobs, including the Telefonica version, the Alstare Corona replica and the Relentless […]

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Repsol HRC Honda test ride? Yes please!

Posted: Friday 13 June 2014 at 07:28 AM / Bike News & Reviews

It’s not often you get offered the chance to ride a HRC Repsol Honda, so when the phone call came, we asked no questions HRC – three letters that send an excited shiver down the spine of every bike racing fan on Earth. The Honda Racing Corporation of Japan has produced some of the finest, […]

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2014 Ducati Diavel – Still Crazy

Posted: Wednesday 11 June 2014 at 08:26 AM / Bike News & Reviews

In 2011 John Hogan was the Features Editor of this very magazine and was the man on the original launch of the Ducati Diavel. At the time, the shock of Ducati making a cruiser was akin to Ferrari announcing it was building a new SUV that would have a Diesel engine and only be available […]

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Actual electric sports bikes you can actually buy. Welcome to the future.

Posted: Tuesday 10 June 2014 at 09:36 AM / Bike News & Reviews

We’ve been promised a lot of things ‘In the future’ over the years, most of them involve the apocalyptic destruction of the planet. Computers get super advanced – robots hunt mankind to extinction; we make contact with alien life forms – they decide to blow our planet to pieces; global grown ups fall out with […]

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New Yamaha MT-125 – looks cool, does wheelies

Posted: Friday 06 June 2014 at 12:00 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Alongside the new YZF-R125, Yamaha has just launched the new MT-125. It’s a naked, roadster version of the eighth-litre sports bike R125, using the same chassis, suspension, brakes and engine. What’s different then? Well the MT-125 is actually 2kg lighter, thanks to the minimalist bodywork. The upright riding position works great around town and, most […]

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New 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 – great for your first knee-down

Posted: Thursday 05 June 2014 at 15:43 PM / Bike News & Reviews

We’ve just tested the 2014 Yamaha YZF-R125 in Spain. It’s a learner-legal 125, so of course the power hasn’t changed, that’s capped at 15bhp. But it does look sharper, handle better and stop quicker thanks to the upgrades. And, thanks to a new fuel injection system, you get more miles for your gallon and a […]

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Five reasons to try the new BMW R1200GS

Posted: Monday 26 May 2014 at 12:00 PM / Bike News & Reviews

“I hated the old GS, why should I like the new one?” Well, here are five pretty good reasons to be getting on with, although if your issue is with sticky-out cylinder heads and quirky styling, then you’ll still want to push it in a canal. The complaints about the old bike are obviously all […]

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SuperBike Staff bikes – Honda CRF250L – Part 2

Posted: Thursday 22 May 2014 at 09:00 AM / Bike News & Reviews

For the first part of this year, we’ve been running Honda’s CRF250L as a long term test bike. Here’s the latest installment of trials and tribulations as a SuperBike long termer. The wee CRF is officially motorway-proof, hurrah! This month’s quarter-litre exploits took us on a trip to central London in rush hour. Without mirrors. […]

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Quarter Masters part 3 – the finale

Posted: Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 10:57 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Race four – the drag bike vs everything You’ve never seen anything given such a wide berth in a straight line race as this drag bike. Phil the photographer is gesticulating frantically to get us closer together for pictures, but it just ain’t happening. Just hearing the thing run made me want to go and […]

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Quarter Masters part 2 – let’s race

Posted: Tuesday 20 May 2014 at 12:00 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Race One – the superbike vs the super cruiser On paper, the Yamaha R1 has the Ducati Diavel beat – it claims 20bhp more peak power and 33kg less weight. But a closer study of the spec sheets picks out the Diavel’s insanely wide 240-section rear tyre and a 17.5cm longer wheelbase. The superbike versus […]

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