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SuperBike Magazine’s Top Carbon Fibre Helmets

Posted: Sunday 08 April 2018 at 14:00 PM / review

If you’re looking to replace your tatty old bash hat with something flashy of the carbon variety then hopefully this handy guide will help make your mind up. Carbon fibre has been around for over half a century but it’s only within the last couple of years that it’s found its way into motorcycle helmets. […]

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2017 BMW RnineT Racer – review.

Posted: Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 14:28 PM / review

I got drunk with Roland Sands once. Not just a little bit tipsy, I mean properly fucked. We got chatting at a BMW festival in Austria and hit it off. One minute we were talking about the time he replaced an injured John McGuinness in the British 250cc championship, the next we were necking belt […]

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Triumph Street Scrambler – Full review with video.

Posted: Friday 03 March 2017 at 11:20 AM / review

Right, I’ve set myself the goal of writing this entire launch report without once mentioning the words ‘heritage’, ‘retro’, ‘old school’ ‘hipster’ or Steve McQueen. I think I can do it and, more to the point, I think the Triumph Street Scrambler deserves more of your attention than to be immediately placed in the same […]

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Suzuki GSX-R 1000, 2017 model review and prices.

Posted: Saturday 11 February 2017 at 14:15 PM / review

  A new Suzuki GSX-R1000 with 202hp? 2017 is winning already. 16 years after the first GSX-R1000 rocked our world, Suzuki once again has a GSX-R1000 ready to challenge for top superbike honours. We took to the fast turns of Phillip Island to see if the new bike could live up to the legacy of […]

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SW Motech Blaze Pannier fit on GSX-S1000 F

Posted: Monday 04 January 2016 at 10:45 AM / review

Suzuki is very keen to stress that the new GSX-S1000 is very much a sporty naked bike. It’s nothing at all like a certain, SX-y,  Z-list bike from Competitor ‘K’, the nice PR man tells me, on a regular basis. Oh no. Nope. This is all well and good – it’s their bike after all. […]

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Bridgestone T30 EVO – Tyre review

Posted: Wednesday 06 May 2015 at 12:37 PM / review

‘Comfortable performance’ was the aim with the new Bridgestone T30 EVO tyre. Bridgestone users asked for rubber that could cope with the demands of sporty touring in wet and dry conditions, a lot to ask of any tyre, I’m sure you’ll agree. With those parameters in mind, if you’re looking for a sticky tyre to […]

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The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Posted: Sunday 19 April 2015 at 21:53 PM / review

TV Winner? MV Agusta’s new Turismo Veloce 800 has a great moniker. But can it live up to it? Al finds out in France. What’s in a name? When it comes to motorbikes, generally not very much. An alphabet soup of letters and numbers, with lots of ‘R’s (for Race! Or Road. Or something…), ‘X’s […]

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Throwback Thursday – testing the first Kawasaki H2…

Posted: Thursday 26 February 2015 at 10:35 AM / review

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 for the original Kawasaki H2 – the three-cylinder 750cc two-stroke. And we came up with […]

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Arai RX-7 GP Nicky Hayden replica helmet review

Posted: Sunday 22 February 2015 at 21:24 PM / review

Arai Nicky Hayden RX-7 GP A premium lid, from a premium brand, at a premium price…     Looking for a new track-biased lid? Well you won’t do too much better than Arai’s RX-7GP. I’ve been wearing this Nicky Hayden replica version for the past few years, and it’s been spot-on. Fantastically well made, light […]

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First Ride – Yamaha MT-09 Tracer

Posted: Tuesday 16 December 2014 at 10:53 AM / review

Yamaha’s slightly loopy MT-09 street-supermoto-sports bike thing goes all sports tourer. Has it lost its edge? Not a bloody chance.

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