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Bike News (August 2000)

  • Why exhausts are left to the experts

    25 August 2000

    Why exhausts are left to the experts

    FITTING an aftermarket silencer or complete exhaust system is the most common modification we make to our bikes. We do it to add a bit more power and personality, and to shed a bit of weight.But, as...

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  • The real deal on wheels

    18 August 2000

    The real deal on wheels

    LIGHTWEIGHT wheels are standard equipment on race bikes. But how much difference could they make to our own machines? They are certainly more than an expensive pose. They can reduce the unsprung...

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  • What have you done wrong today?

    18 August 2000

    What have you done wrong today?

    MISTAKE: ASSUMING DRIVERS CAN’T/WON’T ATTEMPT THE SAME OVERTAKE AS YOUHOW many times have you gone to overtake a slow-moving vehicle only to have a car pull out from the queue behind it to attempt the...

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  • 250 v 600 = no contest

    11 August 2000

    250 v 600 = no contest

    THE CBR600 rider in the distance is scything through the pine-lined canyon switchbacks.His mind is set on one thing – trying to put as much distance between himself and the bike screaming up behind...

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  • Why no YZR500i?

    11 August 2000

    Why no YZR500i?

    WE’VE become used to seeing fuel injection replace carburettors on bike after bike, and the electronic system is now nearly as common a sight on road bikes as disc brakes.But if fuel injection is the...

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  • The people’s champions

    04 August 2000

    The people’s champions

    WHERE were you on Sunday afternoon? If you were sat beside a certain track in Kent, or glued to the BBC’s Grandstand, you don’t need telling how big the World Superbike series has become. The...

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  • Only if you’re Carl Fogarty

    01 August 2000

    Only if you’re Carl Fogarty

    IT’S the number plate that gives it away. The legend " T4 FOG " just above the chunky rear tyre reveals that this is no ordinary Ducati Monster.Yes, the owner of the machine glinting...

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  • Just nipping out to buy another RC30, dear

    01 August 2000

    Just nipping out to buy another RC30, dear

    SOME people collect stamps, others collect beer bottles. Some are even lucky enough to own a few bikes. But there’s one man for whom only the very best will do – that’s why he’s got a collection of...

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