Kawasaki Zzr1400

Biggest hoax ever, or a way of keeping developing nations in their place Discuss it Monocoque frame 3a wemph speed llmlter tt Bum-plush m abs option * 224kg in i63t> hp Verdict Still the best hyperbike, this time by the slimmest of margins only, though Engine, comfort, control, road manners Soft, clearance, least ugly of the three ugly sisters Score relates to other bikes in this test only As well as bringing the bike In line with Euro3 regs, Kawasaki has revised the intake...

Kawasaki Zx6r

Energy drinks - too many and you may be mistaken for somebody with Parkinson's. Don't smoke crack, get high on speed l Best true 600 ShowaBPFfork Ohlins damper Superstock champ 157kg Wbhp The best 'real' 600 and the bike to go for if you can't escape the anti-Triumph demons Motor, set-up, BPF fork, corner-entry Score relates to other bikes in this test only The '08 motor was tweaked for more midrange and a smoother throttle. New internals include lighter, different profile camshafts and new...

Suzuki Hayabusa

A word that could have been formed solely for the Hayabusa, had it not already existed. Everything about the bike - its size, presence, look, and turn of speed -could all be described using those four letters at some point. In the case of looks, though, perhaps not in the good sense. More 'epic ugliness' if we really think about it. I'm not half as offended by the 'Busa asAlastair, but when It next gets both ends done by its makers, I hope Suzuki move on in terms of styling. But what It...

Oneoff

A quarter of a cent ury has passed since Suzuki's GSX-R750F was first uncrated in a showroom near you. Barely refined beyond the endurance racer it started life as, the GSX-R750 instantly redefined the sportsbike world. Other manufacturers were building interesting bikes, but nothing could match the brutal focus of the Gixer. Don't be completely sucked in by all '25th Anniversary of GSX-R' stuff though - it's only the 750 that's 25 years old in 2010. GSX-R factually 26 years-old, there was a...

Tinmouth

Fast Bikes caught up with the fastest lady in the UK WORDS BY ALASTAIR 'A-FORCE'FAGAN PICS BY PAUL BARTON My oad was into bikes and when I was 171 got my road licence. I thought it was the normal thing to do. As soon as I was old enough, I got a Suzuki TS12S and razzed it around on the road, I fell off a couple of times too 1 had no idea about how to get into racing. So I was training to be a bike mechanic to learn how to fix my own bike. I eventually got a job in a dealership with the hope...

Honda Cbr600rr

Forget the fact that this CBR600RR a lady's face plastered all over it and lipstick marks on the seat unit, and revel in something different from the Big H. Honda must have a new designer, although we wonder if he's still on the payroll Genius and madness are closely related, and we're not sure which camp this 'Special Edition (with bold graphics)' paint scheme falls into. Whadya reckon The 2010 RR was certainly a catalyst for long discussion in Spain, And then all the way through France, too....

New Ducati1198 Powered Superbike Breaks Cover

Bimota - founded by Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini - tapped into a need that was so strong at the time of being founded, that it's now incredible to look back and comprehend that the Japs had missed the trick. While the Rising Sun could make some bonkers motors back then, theirchassis weren't much better than the cheese-string Maybe that's why the undeniably beautiful new DBS is edging towards the affordable end of the market, in recognition of its market competition. The spec' helps the price,...

Wsbbike Test Coronary Anticipation

As if this job wasn't good enough, now and then you get slung the golden bone. And the responsibility that comes with it When I normally look up to see Alastair smiling at me, it's a prelude to borrowing money But while his grin tried its toothy best to compete with his growing girth of forehead, this instance was different. He'd received an email from in Front Motorsport's Julian Thomas, the world superbike press officer, inviting us back to test the latest crop of arse-kickers. There were...

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BMW's It's a sad Fact that draconian and ever harsher speeding laws and not just J on these shores do nothing to help a hyperbike's cause. The throttle goes both ways, true, but would you really want one of these to sit in average-speed checks for most of its life Unless you've ridden or owned one you have no idea how easy it is to creep over limits bv far more than a mph - or 30. And, of course, they take a little more experience It's hard not to tei I you to j...

Tasty Hose

Samco Sport has announced the world's first silicone hose for permanent fuel use - the Samco ProFuel. Colour wise, there are 15 available options, Blue, Red, Black, Yellow. Bright Green, Orange, Purple, White, British Racing Green, Silver, Pink, new Gun metal Grey, Urban Camo, Samco Blaze and Classic Black Clip kits are also available for ail ProFuel hoses. See samcosport. com for more. The 'No Budget CUP' 5 an exciting new race series for British bikers on a budget. The series is already a...

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