I’m a cruiser kind of guy. I like low, slung-back bikes, with plenty of chrome and loud pipes. So when I was offered a chance to test ride the new Triumph Sprint ST for a week, my first reaction was “Who, me?”
Let’s say that you’re the type that values self control. You’re interested in the Hayabusa because you want a sports tourer, with emphasis on the tourer. Well, it does that job actually quite well. However, this is really where the ergonomics verses aerodynamics argument comes into play.
Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Barbara, I’m a motorcycle rider/ instructor and I’ve been friends with (CMG contributor) Nick Smirniw and Editor ‘arris for quite a while now; well, long enough at least to be trusted with this gig as a test rider.
Back when Kawasaki were in their infancy and the British big twins had the world market by the gonads, Kawi decided it was time to get serious about motorcycles and build a big air cooled twin of its own
Here at CMG we’re always trying to find new ways of taking it easy and getting somebody else to do all the work. That somebody turned out to be a motorcyclist by the name of Rob Glen. Rob is a recent recruit to the ranks of two wheels and currently rides an early eighties Suzuki GS750.
In my opinion, one of the typical down sides to cruisers is the tendency for manufacturers to detune the engines to such an extent that they couldn’t even pull the skin off a rice pudding!
Picture this – Toronto, Canada – early January. There’s half a meter of snow on the ground, it’s well below freezing and it’s time to ride some bikes! Well not here, but in Savannah, Georgia, for the annual Honda Canada press launch
“I probably won’t need you tonight, dear,” said the gentleman to his wife as he stared lasciviously at Honda’s remarkable X4, throttle hand twitching. Yes, he was smitten, and no, she didn’t think he was being particularly funny. Odd thing is, I don’t think he was trying to be.
Words: Nick Smirniw/Rob Harris Photos: Wilfrid Gaube/Nick Smirniw Ducati. Say it with an accent. Du-CA-ti. Listen to the way it flows out of your mouth. It sounds sophisticated. It sounds respected. It sounds fashionable. It sounds expensive. Now start it up and listen. It sounds like… like … crap. What the hell? For all of … Continue reading Test Ride: Ducati SS750
On the face of it there seems to be little change to the 2000 GS, and in reality the new GS is more evolution than revolution, with many parts updated using newer technology currently found on many 99 models.