Bert finds himself a closed road in Japan to find out if the new Katana is really just a reskinned GSX-S.
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…
Team Green publishes a video featuring the GPZ’s history.
It was sad news last week when we ran the story announcing the end of the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. This event was created in 2004 by our founding editor Rob Harris and it embodied everything that was CMG, but I guess it’s run its course. Scooters are intended as urban mobility and affordable short-hop … Continue reading Opinion: The Mad Bastard
Suzuki’s new litre sport naked bike gets the international launch in Spain. Editor ‘Arris packs his Speedo, bucket and spade and heads for the Mediterranean.
The first Ninja Kawasaki is celebrating the 25th anniversary of a bike that claims status as one of the first modern sport bikes. The Kawasaki Ninja GPz900R was nearly revolutionary when it hit the showrooms in 1984, just after the Honda Interceptor and Suzuki Katana, and simultaneously with Yamaha’s FJ1100. With its angular fairing, powerful … Continue reading 25 years of the Ninja
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 … Continue reading classic archives – test rides
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.
This month – a reader does the Blackfly.
I always try and keep an open mind before I test a bike. However, sometimes, even before swinging a leg over the beast, I might feel that it’s just not going to work for me. Initially, that’s what I thought when I arranged to grab the ‘new’ Kawasaki ZR7S.