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How a slipper stops a slide...

Anonymous, 05 May 2000 00:00

WE’VE been hearing a lot about slipper clutches recently – they’re fitted to exotica like Aprilia’s RSV and anyone watching the TV coverage of the Phillip Island WSB will have seen what can happen if you don’t have one. Turning into a low-speed corner in the wet, Pier-Francesco Chili shut the throttle on his Suzuki GSX-R750 and was pitched off ...

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An opportunity to get your brain into gears

Anonymous, 01 May 2000 00:00

HOWLING along your favourite stretch of road, you snick down two gears as you brake into a corner, turn on a well-planned line, open the throttle, change up and surge away.Your memories of the road will all be about how well you judged the corners, used forward thinking to avoid hazards and how you enjoyed the engine’s power delivery.What the ...

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It’s a car killer

Anonymous, 01 May 2000 00:00

Piaggio, like BMW with its C1 scoot-with-a-roof, has realised the future lies in targeting people who wouldn’t normally consider buying a scooter rather than just poaching customers from rival firms. And the most obvious group to go for is the car driver. So why should you be interested? Well, for one thing it means there will be more motorists out ...

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It’s not how much weight you lose, it’s where you lose it

Anonymous, 01 May 2000 00:00

AT the launch of the TT600, one of the features Triumph’s engineers were keen to highlight was the bike’s exceptionally light wheels.They are the lightest in the 600 supersport class. Triumph even went to the considerable lengths of working with the supplier of the TT600’s front forks, Japanese company Kayaba, to design a new set of damping internals made from ...

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Ready for a riot

Anonymous, 01 May 2000 00:00

MOTORCYCLING is speckled with legendary machines. Ducati’s 900SS and 916, Honda’s RC30 and the original CB750, Norton’s Manx single and, more recently, Yamaha’s R1 all have their places in history. They’ve earned it by pushing the performance envelope. But however impressive they once were or still are, they’ll never be as great as Yamaha’s RD250 and 350LC.While the 900SS, 916, ...

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When is a CBR not a CBR...?

Anonymous, 21 April 2000 00:00

" DON’T harm my baby. " If I wasn’t already nervous about riding Russell Savory’s Evo CBR600, I was now. This was the culmination of months of painstaking work by RS Performance to build the ultimate CBR600 road bike. Only a handful have been made and Savory treats them all like part of the family. No-one except his most trusted ...

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Doohan: Four-strokes are the future of 500 GPs

Anonymous, 14 April 2000 00:00

IMAGINE the sound this engine would make. Not the muted waspy buzz of a modern 500cc grand prix race engine, but the incredible shriek of a V10 Formula One engine. It’s one of car racing’s biggest attractions, and it’s soon to be heard emanating from bikes at a track near you.Motors like this will provide the power for the blue ...

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Fighting crime with grime

Anonymous, 14 April 2000 00:00

THERE’S a different kind of detective work going on in York... " We’ll follow these tracks into the field and see if we can spot anyone, " says Pc John Wedgewood.He points at the fresh tyre marks in the grass before heading for the gap in the bushes. As he does so, he turns his head to add: " Then ...

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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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Fancy a change from the Cat & Fiddle?

Anonymous, 07 April 2000 00:00

LOOK at this picture. Now imagine it’s you on the bike riding mile after mile through scenery you’ve only known before in road movies. Having trouble? Well, read on and hopefully you’ll get a clearer picture of what it’s like to travel on the planet’s most breathtaking routes. Routes that have one thing in common; they’re experiences as much as ...

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