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Blackbird goes red

Anonymous, 05 August 2001 00:00

Honda’s 2002 Super Blackbird will only be changed in one respect from the current model, it will be available in Candy Blazing Red. The eye-catching colour will add to those currently available; blue, silver and, of course, black.The CBR1100XX was rumoured to be undergoing major changes for 2002 with a lighter chassis and a more powerful engine to bring it ...

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Spare a thought for the fans who CAN'T watch the racing

Anonymous, 22 July 2001 00:00

WHILE the excitement of Superpole engulfs the circuit, there are some people who just can't afford to stop and watch the stars in action… like the police making sure thieves don't take advantage of everyone else being distracted to nick your bike or to raid your tent.PC Pete Doherty is one of them, and is gutted because he's a massive ...

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Bigger-bore Blade to rival GSX-R 1000

Anonymous, 01 May 2001 00:00

Honda’s FireBlade is getting the big-bore makeover it needs to match Suzuki’s GSX-R1000.The heavily revised 2002 FireBlade will have to be a fair-sized step forward because Yamaha’s now legendary R1 and Kawasaki’s ZX-9R are also scheduled to be replaced next year.The exact capacity of the 2002 FireBlade is still a closely guarded secret, but to be competitive with the most ...

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All-rounders to master all trades

Anonymous, 01 April 2001 00:00

The latest generation of big-bore all-rounders offer all the comfort you could dream of and handling and power to take your breath away.We took in huge hits of motorway, trickled through busy city streets and carried out a hit and run raid on Amsterdam, our mission to evaluate the Yamaha FJR1300, Aprilia Futura, Honda Super Blackbird and Honda VFR800.Squarely in ...

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The GSX-R1000, the Ferrari… and the jet fighter

Anonymous, 18 March 2001 00:00

BIKES, jet fighters and Ferraris. They’re all pretty fast, they’re all very expensive and they all require some kind of financial backing and a passion for sniffing fuel fumes to get involved with in the first place, whether that’s a hire purchase contract, the RAF or a Lottery win.For more than a decade, Suzuki has given us the maddest bikes ...

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It’s been a hard day’s fortnight

Anonymous, 09 June 2000 00:00

ROLL off the ferry for the start of your Isle of Man experience and it comes as no great surprise that everything is laid on for you.The racing goes off when it’s meant to (weather permitting) the evening entertainment is just the way we like it (the beer rarely runs out, the girls rarely keep their clothes on) and the ...

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They say that getting there is half the fun

Anonymous, 07 April 2000 00:00

THE idea sounded so simple when it cropped up in the pub one night. To ride as far as we could around Europe taking in as many countries as possible. And to do it all in 48 hours.The first question was what bike to take. The most obvious choice would be a Pan European or one of the bigger tourers ...

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Come on Cavalier man, make my day!

Anonymous, 01 February 2000 00:00

I’M sat at the side of the road with a radar gun in my hand, pointing it directly at anyone who dares to break the limit. At my side is Pc Chris Pulfrey, a police rider for the past 20 years and a hard-core bike fan who spends his holidays at the Isle of Man and Daytona Bike Week.We’ve set ...


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