It seemed like a pretty good comparison. Suzuki had just launched a revamped and boosted capacity Bandit 650, while Kawasaki had just introduced a half-faired, more touring-friendly version of their Z750, the Z750S.
How much will that cheap army surplus bike really cost?
Ian Chadwick talks about his Kawasaki vertical twin.
What do eight Aussie 30-something’s do when they feel the need for a break from the daily grind? In March this year, the answer was a Kiwi Dirtbike Adventure – a four-day ride through some of New Zealand’s most picturesque and challenging terrain.
I double-checked the weather channel and it was confirmed. The sun was wishing us to the south – South Dakota, in fact.
When you swing a leg over the KTM, the 36.4″ seat height seems a little formidable at first as you cramp up trying to get your toes to touch the ground.
Having missed the last round of the Canadian Thunder series, I figured I’d better make sure I show for the St Eustache endurance race, and the last race of the season for Team CMG.
Ripping around in the woods for the first time!
The California Stone is basically a rebadged Jackal with a makeover. Power is provided by a 1064 cc, transverse (from left to right instead of front to back) v-twin motor. You could say it defines Moto Guzzi – originating in the 50s when it was used to power 3-wheeled military vehicles, it still remains the Guzzi cornerstone, even as they celebrate their 80th anniversary this year.
John and Tina ride around South America.