By John Burns

Identical low-slung feet-forward riding positions. Throw in the fact that Star Candy Red and Kawasaki Candy Fire Red appear to come from the same can, and you've got a pair of bikes with a lot in common. If it's high performance you want, you are shopping in the wrong aisle. Think wheeled lawn chair, really, machines that extend your relaxing backyard experience into the larger world bikes for seeing and for being seen, econo-cruisers which have been super-sized because that's what the American...

By Steven L Thompson

And through the magazine you're holding now, back in the Sixties, we who read it for roadracing news got the word straight from the riders' boots, as it were, and the word was that a Fast Guy on a GP bike at Brands Hatch scratched bits of his bike or himself on the pavement as he battled for position in Druids or Paddock Hill Bend or Clearways. Hence, scratcher. Hence, too, some members of my generation of young Yanks itching to go racing in England on any...

Peter Egan

Have you told your dirtbike riding buddies you're 62 years old my doctor asked last Wednesday as he studied the X-rays. No, 1 said, I told them I'm 48. Well, young man, you've got three broken ribs on your left side and three broken bones in your left foot. I can't believe you drove yourself all the way back to Wisconsin from Wyoming without checking into an emergency room. The guys I was with, I explained, wanted me to go to the hospital, but the driver's seat in my Ford van was the only...

Photos By Brian Blades

Falcon Motorcycles, the Kestrel and madness in the details Most of us are content to hone our mechanical skills and enjoy maintaining or modifying our bikes. In this, we tend to be pretty much equal, a community without class distinction broke, rich or famous. But some people enter The Woods. Guys who go deep, compelled to en gage the very raw materials and make stuff, like the Roadog or incomprehensible choppers or strange, ride-in-the-center monowheels. Often their creations make us shudder,...

By Kevin Cameron

How can we bven think about a coolest motorcycle Coolest what motorcycle Okay, there's Steve McQueen's Triumph he had several , which is one kind of cool. Did General Patton have a chrome-plated, pearl-handled motorcycle For me, cool comes down to ideas, not to shining by reflected light. And as I walked up and down the house think- You could save money on more than just car insurance. Think GEICO can only help you save on car insurance Think again. Whether you're a casual rider or have a...

By Pierre Terblanche

Pf.tf.r Williams-df.signf.d Norton Monocoque 750 racer is really special, a project that I can only now truly appreciate after trying to design motorcycles for so long. Here we are not talking about styling but about brilliant engineering product design, an essentially underpowered bike that could win races against bikes with up to 40 hp more because of its advanced conceptual engineering design. The fact that in 1973, Peter Williams managed to create such a competitive bike as rider...

Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki Ama Pro American Superbike

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Six months ago, we couldn't possibly have predicted that lie project now known officially as the Team Cycle World Attack Performance Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Pro American SuperBike would have blossomed the way it has. Initially, our goal was relatively straightforward test the validity of the AMA Pro Racing American SuperBike rules instituted last season. We would do that through a three-race program using our 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 testbike prepared by Attack Performance, fitted with a Yoshimura...

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I just wanted to comment on the Ducati Multistrada vs. Honda VFR1200F comparison CIV, August , which is a bit anti-climactic. Yes some punches were thrown, differences in seating position, fueling, top speed, cruising, etc but who won Was it, can't we all just get along, shake hands and let's forget our differences I want to see VERDICT or AND THE WINNER IS I know that the two bikes are different in many ways and will appeal to different people based on those...

By Cook Neilson

Oh boy, have i ever seen some cool bikes in my time Kenny's Yamaha TZ750Miler in 1975, and again last summer. Charlie Vincent's Triumph 650 scrambler and Don Gore's BSA of similar specification, beating the crap out of each other at the Grafton Scrambles back in the Sixties. Bob Leppan's Triumph Detroit streamliner. The Britten. The V8 Moto Guzzi. Gary Nixon and Cliff Guild's Triumph 500 roadracer. The booming, clattery old Harley flathead Cal Rayborn rode to win Daytona in 1968 and 1969, and...

John Player Norton

Williams' Norton, top scorer at the TransAtlantic Match Race series and Formula 750 winner at the Isle of Man TT, incorporated a huge number of very innovative ideas. The slippery, low-frontal-area bodywork with a Cx of 0.39 was a result of many hours spent in England's Motor Industry Research Association wind tunnel. Claim to fame was the bike's stainless-steel monocoque beam chassis that also held fuel, and to which disc brakes and cast magnesium-alloy wheels were mounted. Flow to the airbox...