FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650

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FIRST LOOK: KAWASAKI VERSYS 650 Kawasaki has had a dual sport bike on offer for many years. KLR 600, KLR 650, KLE 500, KLV 650 and so on. The new Versys is more road than offroad and the new model is looking to cater for an increasing group of riders that wants something that looks and rides a little bit like a supermoto for the fun side of riding and comfortable as a sports tourer for … [Read more...]

REVIEW: 2007 BUELL ULYSSES

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New for 2007: Lower Standard Seat Height, Pirelli Tyres and Retuned Front Forks The Buell Ulysses is a truly versatile Adventure Sportbike with the emphasis on ‘sport’ courtesy of Buell’s trademark handling prowess. Its broad, V-Twin powerband and rigid chassis make it a capable performer on urban streets, in the twisties or out on the open road and beyond. Comfortable, upright … [Read more...]

REVIEW: 2007 KAWASAKI Z1000

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2007 KAWASAKI Z1000: TAKING EXTREME TO A NEW LEVEL Say ‘Zed’ and the world knows you mean Kawasaki, the same way Kawasaki is associated with Ninja. It’s in our genes, the genetic makeup that brings the most exciting naked ever to planet motorcycling.   A new generation of riders felt the power of Zed with the Z1000, class leader for the last four years. Now get ready for … [Read more...]

REVIEW: KAWASAKI ER6N 2006

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Essential Riding: the new Kawasaki ER6-n. For motorcyclists, whether new to two wheels or long-term riders, the essence of motorcycling, the freedom that riding on two wheels provides, is sometimes difficult to express. With a reputation for innovative motorcycles delivering the performance sought by enthusiasts the world over, Kawasaki have now taken the refreshing and imaginative step of … [Read more...]

REVIEW: BENELLI TNT CAFE RACER

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The design idea used for the development of the Café Racer was that of creating a TNT inspired by the racing bikes of the past, but with a series of unique, sophisticated details to make it modern and effective. The result is a motorcycle with an extraordinary personality - a bike which simultaneously offers riding comfort and extreme performance thanks to its exceptional components: a … [Read more...]

REVIEW: MOTO MORINI CORSARO 1200

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CORSARO 1200. TO DREAM THE POSSIBLE DREAM. Exactly 18 months from the December 2003 announcement of the rebirth of the Moto Morini brand, the bike manufacturer is living up to its promise and bringing out the Corsaro 1200, the motorcycle that will open a new chapter in Moto Morini's history. In the best tradition, the new bike is fruit of an evolved, and in many ways innovative, engineering … [Read more...]

REVIEW: BMW R 1200R

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Introducing the new R 1200 R, BMW Motorrad is continuing a long tradition in the production of roadster motorcycles and is proudly presenting a worthy successor to the very successful R 1150 R. With sales of the R 1150 R and R 850 R amounting to almost 60,000 units since 2001, there is obviously great demand for a motorcycle in classic design combining unique character with timeless elegance. … [Read more...]

REVIEW: BMW K1200 GT

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By introducing the new K1200 GT, BMW Motorrad is strengthening its worldwide market leadership in the tourer segment. Following the success of its 130 hp predecessor, BMW’s latest Gran Turismo opens up new dimensions in riding dynamics and long-distance capability. Priced from £11,955 (on the road), the new K1200 GT will be in BMW Motorrad UK dealerships in time for the New Season Launch … [Read more...]

REVIEW: HONDA CBF1000

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Honda’s broad range of large-displacement motorcycles provides a strong and highly attractive focus on virtually every facet of riding enjoyment, from kneescratching sports machines, as epitomised by the CBR1000RR Fireblade, to fully outfitted touring machines like the Gold Wing and Pan-European. One sort of machine that has been notably needed of late is a good all-rounder that can be called … [Read more...]

REVIEW: BMW F800 S/ST

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BMW Motorrad’s new F800 sports middleweight machines are designed to offer serious fun to just about anyone – from commuters to tourers and even those starting out in biking. Having launched new generation contenders in the superbike, enduro, touring and sports touring categories, BMW Motorrad has turned its attention to the sports middleweight class. The F800 features a powerful, torque-rich … [Read more...]