There are many parallels between the automotive and motorcycle manufacturing worlds. Yet, several experiences are unique to motorcycles. When it comes to BMW M cars,… Read more →
You have to part with a number of car-related luxuries if you decide to undertake a road trip on a motorcycle rather than in a… Read more →
2013 is Harley-Davidson’s 110th Anniversary and new models and paint schemes abound
What you see here is one of the most exotic superbikes available, and currently the world’s most powerful, the MV Agusta F4 RR Corsa Corta.
Straight-line performance testing of a superbike can be tricky, especially the first two or so seconds. With the Aprilia Tuono V4 A-PRC we tested recently,… Read more →
Few bikes possess the GSX-R750’s legacy. When it was first launched back in 1985, it stunned the biking community with raw power and light weight. As such, it was one of the first bikes to carry the beloved “superbike” label. Fast-forward 16 years and the design philosophy is still the same – we took it for an 800 km road trip to sample it for ourselves.
The Vespa (Italian for little wasp) was conceived and developed after the Second World War by aircraft builder Piaggio to provide transport for the masses. The rest is history, but the brand remains a characterful and exotic fixture in the motorcycle market to this day.
What do you get when you rip the fairings off a 1,0-litre, thoroughbred superbike and fit high handlebars? One of the craziest, scariest and most capable street fighter bikes money can buy – Aprilia named it Tuono, meaning thunder! As such, the following riding impression below is aimed squarely at the braver, more experienced rider…
As the fuel tank resides under the seat to lower the centre of gravity, it allows for a cavity in the traditional fuel tank area that is capable of storing a (small) full-face helmet. Another nice touch is a parking brake to stop safely on inclines.
If you have ever wondered what the motorcycle equivalent of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7 Series is, you are looking at it.