Dainese Axial Race Carbon Boots

ON TEST FOR One year COSTS 279.99 CONTACT 0161 236 8948 www.dainese.com It's true to say Dainese never intended these (now updated) boots to be used for daily commuting. I first wore these inside-the-leathers' style boots in 2006, but since I no longer wear compatible leather trews or race suit, it seemed a waste to let them gather dust, so I now use them as daily riding boots. They're high-tech in a low-tech, simple kind of way, with a 'rain resistant' Lorica and cordura style' D-Tec outer...

Rieju Enduro

ORieju UK I0208 1446058) www.rieju.com The MRT250 and MRT450 have the proven Gas Gas chassis and decent spec running gear like Galfer brakes and Marzocchi suspension. Like all enduro machines, the MRTs are road legal and each bike is supplied with a road exhaust plus full power system. The MRT250 and MRT450 cost 5,999 and 6,299 respectively. The learner road bike line-up has decent spec enduro machines as stable-mates too ORieju UK I0208 1446058) www.rieju.com

Roots Ducat11198

TOTAL MILES DONE 4.690 MODS Got it back from the garage with some pimping new pipes on it Just to make sure, the bike went up to its spiritual home at Ducati Coventry and was given another coat of looking at, and again, it passed the test by starting as required. The joys of the intermittent fault While the bike was up in Coventry, it was treated to a set of Termignoni end-cans. The official Ducati Corse titanium silencers are a joy to behold - and so they should be, at 1,397.09. Not only do...

Carole Nash

Triple), measured along the top, straight part. My tyres are due for replacement and I fancy doing an enormous burnout on the rear and getting a mate to film it. Will this cause any problems for whoever changes the tyres Miles Thornton, by email You'll have to be careful, because whatever the tyre's inner is made of - wire or cord - it can become exposed, and it'll often be sharp. A tyre-fitter could cut their hands if they're not careful, but it's fairly obvious and easy to avoid. I've got a...

Superduke

Price 9,895 Power 115.97hp 9,600rpm Who needs fairings Wrapping a bike up in a plastic jacket and festooning it with gaudy graphics may be many people's idea of a proper bike, but the naked machines that have appeared on the scene over the last decade has reached an immense crescendo. As ever, the money and the market has driven development. As sportsbikes have become ever more capable, the environments in which they've been ridden in have got ever busier and more closely policed. You can have...

Another Fine Mesh

The average gearbox contains 300 teeth spinning up to 8,500 rpm - and all we do is moan that it's hard to find neutral. Perhaps if we understood what was going on inside, we'd be a little more sympathetic. So let's open the box WORDS BOB GRAY PICS & ILLUSTRATIONS BMW. ANTHONY BUTLER. BOB GRAY Missing a gear is the most embarrassing thing you can do on a bike - much worse than dropping it in front of a big crowd and even more pitiful than the chicken strips on the edges of tyres. At least...

Kazuki Tokudome

He switched from motocross to road race when he was 14 years old and has been participating in the All Japan Championship Series since 2002. After racing in various Honda teams including HRC over the years, he joined Yoshimura in 2009. PERFORMANCE MOTORCYCLE PARTS j CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR FREE 96 PAGE BROCHURE S TEL 01202 746141 ajujuu.moorcspecdrQcing.com < ) menswear v . m boudoirj games www.flirtyordirty.co.uk Call us now on 0845 643 l

Model History

It's only approaching its fifth birthday, but the R is a big part of BMW's high-performance turnaround since the early 2000s Back in 2005, few would have predicted BMW would ever build a bike as mad as the K1200R. The potent, funkily-styled roadster almost single-handedly lifted the sporting image of the brand, receiving nods of approval from the press who loved its 163bhp in-line four engine and surprisingly capable chassis. Its own race series, the Power Cup, which ran alongside European GP...

British Superbikes

With the cream of the 2008 BSB class off to world level in 2009, many saw this year's championship as being a flatter affair than normal. Don't believe a word of it, mind, because 2009 has been as hard-fought as ever. We saw Leon Camier at Brands Hat b-Hlefday before the 2009 season kicked off. How's the bike, Leon 1fthat are your chances this year we asked. No idea, came the reply, I've not ridden it yet. Camier's GSE squad had decided to bu he bikes in from the World Superbike team, rather...

New Stuff

Shiny fat pipes and other droolsome kit The legendary Peter Fonda, and that bike The preserve of expensive, old toffs Formula One car Johnnies and hooray Henrys Well partly but not totally. JP finds there's more to the Goodwood festival of Speed than meets the eye I t's not every day you get to pop a couple I of wheelies on Carlos Checa's Ten Kate I Fireblade then have a lay down on the grass, chat with Peter Fonda about how long it took him to write Easy Rider and wait while a Ferrari Formula...

Xr 750 Zzr1000

GSF600 BANDIT, GSXF 000 1988 1997 GSXF750 1998 1997. GXSF& OO 1988-2006. GSXF750 1998 2007. GSXR OO SRAO. GSXR7S0 SRAD. GSX750W RETRO INAZUMA. GSXR750 J-K. GSXR750 L-M. GSXR1100 K. L. M GSXR1100 W. GSF1200 BANDIT. GSX1300R. GSX1400 YAMAHA FZR400. XVS35. FZR800 3ME. FZR600R FOXEYE. FZS800 FAZER. R8 2008. 2007. 2008. 2009 DE-CAT. ZJSOO S. N DIVERSION. FZ750 GENESIS. YZF750. TDMSSO. ZJ900S DIVERSION. YZFIOOOR THUNOERACE, YZF1000 RI. FZR1000 EXUP. FZRIOOO GENESIS....

Ktm Superduke

We've given the prilia a bit of a kick for being old, but secretly the KTM is no spring chicken, having first thrust itself onto the scene in 2004 The difference is, the SuperDuke's nips and tucks still go unnoticed and the bike looks as brilliant now as it ever did, whereas the Aprilia still looks like a half-finished student project. Much like Aprilia got the motor right in the Tuono, so did KTM with the looks. For the first foray into the big bike market, KTM certainly hit the ground...

Alpinestars Argon Textile Jacket

The latest jacket from the Alpinestars catwalk is this Argon textile number, offering safety and style like almost never before. Designed for daily use, this tough-wearing jacket has a waterproof outer liner, a removable thermal inner liner and CE armour in all of the pertinent places. With a soft neoprene collar and wrist, adjustable waist and cuff and a back protector compartment, it should fit you pretty well too. You don't like the red You can have it in blue instead. Red or blue jacket,...

Dainese Nector Jacket

A properly top-of-the-range, year-round jacket from Dainese, this Nector jacket has external aluminium protectors, removable CE armour inside and a full-length back protector. There's waterproof leather panels and a super-strong fabric outer shell, with a Gore-Tex beathable waterproof membrane and removable thermal liner. Multifarious adjusters, gussets, zips and pockets provide vents, trouser attachments and, essentially, all you could ask for from a textile bike jacket. Which is as you'd...