Ahhh, spring has finally sprung and what better way to celebrate the dawn of summer than what is most likely the first Canadian motorcycle test ride of the year – we’re there for you Canada, albeit bloody cold!
In a market place full of motorcycles at all imaginable extremes of the spectrum, Suzuki’s Katana 600 and 750 duo stick out as a minority: they are simply designed to be practical, versatile, and inexpensive. That’s okay, but are they fun?! Read on…
One reader’s story of learning to ride and wrench.
Sonic tackles Yamaha’s classic air-cooled V-twin.
Mr. Tate rides California.
One reader’s tale of GS750 woe.
Getting to the problem of a Virago’s starting woes.
Have you ever had one of those days? If you have, then you’d know what kind of a month it’s been.
My flame adorned purple VW Fox, (the eyesore of Ajax) dumped all its rad fluid whilst on the way to the fix-it shop to check why I couldn’t get the temperature gauge to function. Needless to say without coolant or any way to monitor the engines temperature I didn’t realize there was a problem until #3 piston parted company with its connecting rod.
It’s on the dirt that the differences between the two bikes really became apparent. Both bikes perform very well on the asphalt. Similar performance, handling and general usability. The GS only really distinguishing itself at slower speeds where the C of G becomes a big factor.
Words: Rob Harris/Nick Smirniw Photos: Wilfrid Gaube When the Bandit 600 came out back in ’96 I thought at last, a real bike! Never one to compromise for speed but no comfort or vice versa, always left me restoring old 70’s ‘sports’ bikes. Back then, a bike were a bike (imagine in crackly old fogie … Continue reading Comparo: Kawasaki ZRX1100 vs Suzuki Bandit 1200