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Honda VTR1000 SP-1

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

'Nah, you don’t want one of those mate. They're rubbish' That was what the desperate idiot salesman at my local Aprillia showroom was telling me when I went in to have a looksy at the RSV. 'This Mille would run rings round a bloody VTR I'm telling ya' With that really un-needed advice I took a five minute ride (which ...

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1990 Honda VFR750

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

When the bends get tough the tough get … a Honda VFR750! Seen as one of theclassic bikes of all time this gem of Japanese engineering will never failto satisfy.The first VF700 Honda V4’s that arrived in the early 80’s generated pleasureand disappointment in equal measure. Superb handling married to an enginewith cotton wool camshafts was not the recipe for ...

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1998 Yamaha Virago XV535

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

The Virago XV535 is a bike much scoffed at by owners of more sporty machinery. ‘Fake Harley’, ‘Ladies’ bike’, ‘slow’, ‘boring’ are frequently used adjectives. For many bikers, a Harley Davidson is a bike worthy of contempt and a pretend Harley is even worse. However, this one of Yamaha’s top sellers and many owners will attest to the suggestion that ...

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2001 Triumph Sprint RS

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

I don’t normally like to brag, well no more than the next man. But I’ll make an exception in this case. I’m a Lucky b**tard!! I know you don’t want to hear it and you’re likely to dismiss it anyway, but I think I’ve found my ideal bike. Given there are " different strokes " for " different folks " ...

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1998 Suzuki TL1000S

Anonymous, 05 August 2002 00:00

I like many other people had had money problems and had not been able to afford another motorcycle and it seemed I had waited an eternity. However circumstances changed and at last a newer bike was possible. I started to ponder what to get my trusty old Honda CB750F2 was not inspiring me any more and I work as a ...

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2001 BMW R1150GS

Anonymous, 01 August 2002 00:00

I am probably the world’s worst bike buyer because I simply can’t make up my mind of what bike to have. In the past I have owned several bikes from R1s to Harleys but still haven’t found the Holy Grail. The problem is whilst I am in the fortunate position of being able to buy any bike up to the ...

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Exclusive first look at Ducati’s new 800SS

Anonymous, 01 July 2002 00:00

In the latest issue of MCN, out July 3, we’ve got world exclusive pictures of one of Ducati’s most important new bike – the 800SS.You can read much more about Ducati’s 888 and see exclusive shots of the factory’s new 999 superbike in the new MCN, out July 3.The 888 is the first bike to debut the new TS engine ...

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Body and brakes

Anonymous, 24 June 2002 00:00

Goodridge brake hoses £36.43 These will reduce sponginess and increase feel. They have a stainless outerbraid and PTFE inner.Ferodo racing compound pads £22.91The makers recommend them for track use and say they can withstand fierce abuse. For the faster rider.Magic Mushrooms £19.99Made from toughened Nylon, they fit in seconds and could save you thousands in a crash.Carbon-look brake and clutch ...

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A beginner’s guide to racing

Anonymous, 17 June 2002 00:00

I’m just about to embark on my first race, but it’s not just a question of turning up with your bike and having a crack as I’ve found out. Here’s a simple guide to what you’ll need if you’d like to have a go as a first-timer.1)Other than a suitable bike, the most obvious thing you’ll need to go racing ...

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Burgman 650 first ride

Anonymous, 10 June 2002 00:00

We’ve just ridden the Burgman 650, Suzuki’s revolutionary big scooter. The 650 debuts Suzuki’s Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (SECVT) a system that gives the rider the choice of either a normal automatic mode, a power mode with a brisker engine map and, uniquely, a manual shift option.You can read the full test of the Burgman 650 in a forthcoming issue ...

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