classic archives – test rides

Here are all the test rides that appeared on CMG between 1997 and 2007. However, because we had to grab them out of various folders scattered around our old system, there will be some broken links and missing pics. Sorry about this, but it’s an ongoing project and when we get the time, we’ll revisit and clean it all up … maybe!

2007

BMW HP2
Buell 1125R
Ducati 1000S
Harley-Davidson Rocker
Honda CBR 600 RR
Honda CBR 125 R
Kawasaki Concours 14 (launch)
Kawasaki KLR650 (launch)
KTM Superduke 990
Victory Vision (launch)
Yamaha MT01
Yamaha FZ6 Vs R6
Comparo 150cc Scooters Part 1Part 2
Comparo Ducati Multistrada vs Buell Uylsses

2006

BUELL Ulysses Part 1 Part 2
BMW K1200R
BMW R1200S
HONDA January launch
HONDA XR650L
KAWASAKI Ninja 650R
SUZUKI M109R
YAMAHA FJR 1300 AE Long Term – Launch • Wrap-up
YAMAHA Strato & Roadliners
YAMAHA V-Star 1300
YAMAHA FZ-1 Launch
Comparo – BMW R1200ST vs Honda ST1300A vs Triumph Sprint ST Part 1 Part 2
Comparo – BMW K1200LT vs Honda Gold Wing

2005

BMW K1200S
BMW R1200GS Long-term wrap up Part 1 Part 2
ENV Bike
HONDA CBR600RR
HONDA Ruckus Long-term wrap-up
HONDA Silverwing
HONDA Big Ruckus
KTM 640 & 950 Adventure
SUZUKI DL 650 Longterm Part  1
SUZUKI DL 650 Longterm Racing
TRIUMPH Sprint ST
YAMAHA Majesty initial test
YAMAHA Majesty Long-term wrap-up
Comparo – Honda Gold Wing vs BMW K1200LT
Comparo – Suzuki Burgman 650 vs Suzuki DL 650 vs Suzuki SV 650
Comparo – Suzuki Burgman 400 vs Yamaha Majesty 400 vs Piaggio X9
Comparo – Suzuki Bandit 650 vs Kawasaki Z 750 S
Comparo – Honda Aero 750 vs Harley Davidson 883 Sportster
Comparo – Triumph Speed Triple vs Buell XB12S Lightning

2004

APRILIA Caponord
BMW K1200GT LONG-TERM WRAP-UP
BMW R1200GS
BMW K1200S
HONDA 599
HONDA CBR1000RR
KAWASAKI Vulcan 2000
KTM 950 Adventure
SUZUKI DL650
TRIUMPH Thruxton
YAMAHA Road Star Silverado
YAMAHA WR450 LONG-TERM WRAP-UP
Comparo – Aprilia Caponord vs Triumph’s Tiger vs BMW R1200GS vs KTM Adventurer – part 1part 2part 3

2003

BMW K1200GT
BMW K1200GT – LONG TERM TEST
BMW Rockster
HONDA CBR600RR – TECHNICAL
HONDA CBR600RR – FIRST IMPRESSION
HONDA Ruckus
HONDA Rune
HONDA VFR800 – BIKE OF THE YEAR 2002
KAWASAKI Mean Streak
SUZUKI V-Strom
TRIUMPH Speed Four
YAMAHA WR450
Comparo – YAMAHA WR450 vs KTM EXC450
Comparo – YAMAHA FJR1300 vs BMW K1200GT

2002

BMW F650CS
BMW F650 DAKAR, LONG TERMER (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
BMW 1150GS – Adventurer
HARLEY-DAVIDSON V-ROD
HONDA CB900F
HONDA CBR954RR
HONDA VFR800
HONDA VTX1300S & VTX1800S
KAWASAKI ZR7S
KTM 400EXC
SUZUKI GSXR1000
TRIUMPH Tiger
TRIUMPH 2002 Model Update
YAMAHA BWS50
YAMAHA Road Star Warrior
Comparo – YAMAHA FZ1 vs. KAWASAKI ZRX 1200 (Part 1) (Part 2)
Comparo – HONDA ST 1300, YAMAHA FJR 1300, KAWASAKI ZZR 1200

2001

BMW R1150R RT
BMW R1100S (4 Part)
HONDA VTX1800
HONDA CBR600F4i
HONDA Goldwing
KAWASAKI KLR650
KAWASAKI EX500
KAWASAKI Meanstreak
KAWASAKI Ninja ZX-12R
KTM 200EXC
MOTO GUZZI V11 Sport
MOTO GUZZI Stone
TOMOS Bullet
TRIUMPH Bonneville
TRIUMPH SprintST
YAMAHA 650 V-Star
Comparo – TRIUMPH Bonneville vs KAWASAKI W650

2000

BMW K1200RS
BMW F650GS – A Quickie
BMW F650GS – First Ride
BUELL X1
BUELL Blast
HONDA CBR929RR
HONDA RC51
HONDA Sabre
KAWASAKI Ninja EX250R
KAWASAKI 800 Drifter
KAWASAKI ZX6 & 9R – Part 1
KAWASAKI ZX6 & 9R – Part 2
KAWASAKI ZX9R – Revisited
KTM Supermoto
SUZUKI GS500E
TRIUMPH Thunderbird Sport
YAMAHA Road Star 1600
YAMAHA V-Star 1100
Comparo – SUZUKI Bandit 1200 vs TRIUMPH – Speed Triple (Part1) (Part2)

1999

BMW R1150GS – Press Launch1
BMW R1150GS – Press Launch2
DUCATI SS750
HONDA X4
HONDA CBR600
HONDA’s New Cruisers (1999)
KAWASAKI VN1500-J1 Drifter
KAWASAKI W650
SUZUKI SV650S
SUZUKI Katana 600/750
SUZUKI Marauder GZ250
SUZUKI GSX1300R Hayabusa
TRIUMPH Sprint ST
TRIUMPH TT600
TRIUMPH Tiger
YAMAHA YZF R1
YAMAHA YZF R6
Comparo – BMW R1100 R & S
Comparo – HONDA Shadow ACE Tourer vs BMW R1100RT
Comparo – KAWASAKI ZRX1100 vs SUZUKI – Bandit 1200
Comparo – TRIUMPH Tiger vs BMW R1150GS

Pre 1999

BMW Launch – 1997
BMW R1100S (Part 1) (Part 2)
BMW K1200RS
BUELL S1 Lightning
ENFIELD 500
HONDA CBR1100XX and VTR1000F
HONDA CBR900RR (crash at Mosport)
HONDA CBR400RR
SUZUKI 1200 Bandit
YAMAHA YZF1000R
Comparo – SUZUKI GSXR600 vs GSXR750
Comparo – YAMAHA BWS50R vs HONDA Dio SR50
Comparo – HONDA, SUZUKI, HARLEY DAVIDSON Cruiser Test (Part 1) (Part 2)
Comparo – HONDA, YAMAHA, HARLEY DAVIDSON Fat Bastards Road Test (Part 1) (Part 2)

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