First rides & tests (June 2004)

  • Living with a CBR600F

    30 June 2004

    Living with a CBR600F

    Too much cold tyre acceleration ruined the first set of new tyres I put on the CBR but when I had the new Pirellis fitted the different profile made the tyre rub on the Hugger that was fitted to the...

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  • GSX-R breezes service

    30 June 2004

    GSX-R breezes service

    My GSX-R1000 has sailed through its first service - and that's a stage further than the first one I had this year... That one, you may recall, got stolen the day before it was booked in for its first...

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  • Tracker fitted to GSX-R

    16 June 2004

    Tracker fitted to GSX-R

    When my K4 GSX-R1000 was lifted from a parking space in a busy London street I went through a range of emotions that I really didn’t want to experience again. None of them were particularly...

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  • Mistaken identity?

    02 June 2004

    Mistaken identity?

    Sometimes finding out more about a second-hand motorcycle can be fun, in a Sherlock Holmes kind of way. I'm planning to attend a trackday run by the guys at www.400greybike.co.uk, and thought I should...

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  • GSX-R is back in black

    02 June 2004

    GSX-R is back in black

    I'm counting myself really lucky. I'm back on two wheels, and they are very special ones indeed. Many of you will recall my GSX-R1000K4 was half-inched before I'd even got to the first service. Some...

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