KAWASAKI H2R

Published by Nick on September 30th, 2014 - in DESIGN, NEWS

Two and a half years ago, Bikerglory predicted the return of forced induction on production motorcycles. It was a no brainer: better fuel economy, less weight, more power – meaning a 500cc machine (for example) could do everything a litre bike can do – but better. We got the supercharger bit right. But we got the capacity wrong……

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John Cantlie

Published by Nick on September 18th, 2014 - in NEWS

Sometime Brit bike journo (TWO, MCN etc) has been taken hostage by Islamic State.

Sonic worked in the industry in it the last glory days of print – before it all got so serious and predictable. He then grew up and became a respected war correspondent.  At times like this all of us will be united our hopes for his release, along with the others in the same predicament.  Our thoughts are with him and his fellow hostages.

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BOBBER BACKLASH: where it all began….

Published by Nick on August 18th, 2014 - in FEATURES

” She said / There’s something in the wood shed….”   She was right…. (more…)

ARIEL ACE – the real road test.

Published by Nick on August 1st, 2014 - in REVIEWS


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ARIEL ACE

Published by Nick on June 26th, 2014 - in DESIGN, NEWS


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MT07 vs MT09. Ref: Street Triple R (09)…

Published by Nick on June 22nd, 2014 - in REVIEWS

Fact: Yamaha dealers unsurprisingly report potential MT09 buyers are checking out the cheaper MT07 as a possible alternative:  the face off is right here.  (more…)

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HONDA VFR 800 2014

Published by Nick on June 12th, 2014 - in REVIEWS

We all know about the VFR story: how an icon evolved, peaked and then slid out of favour and fashion – this is the bike most often cited as a victim of its own development. And now it’s back. But is it good enough to rehabilitate brand VFR? (more…)

BMW R1200R vs NINE T pt 2

Published by Nick on May 26th, 2014 - in REVIEWS

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The iconic R51 (above), a key reference point in Nine T styling…

The 1200R and Nine T share more than key components: in the USA the initial price differential between these two machines was around $800 US – less than £500. In the UK you might need to double that figure, but for many the Nine T still seemed to offer comparative value: the entire UK allocation sold out rapidly. But which feels like the more capable machine? And which is more fun to ride?

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BMW R1200R vs BMW NINE T pt 1

Published by Nick on May 16th, 2014 - in REVIEWS

It’s a reasonable bet that anyone reading this will be familiar with both of these machines, and consequently be aware that the Nine T is a sexed up R1200 R concept, (more…)

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LITE CAVALRY

Published by Nick on March 31st, 2014 - in DESIGN, FEATURES

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The lightweight sector – broadly speaking bikes up to 400cc – is undergoing something of an epiphany at the moment: great news for corner speed junkies and newcomers alike. We look at the reasons behind the resurrection and talk to someone who specialises in importing skinny rubber…… (more…)

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