Big capacity retros have been around so long that the first ones have almost turned into classics. Kawasaki’s Zephyr 1100 appeared in 1992. Yamaha’s XJR1200 (later 1300) followed in 1995. But the basic idea of the 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 is even older than the ’69 Bonnie on the previous classic review. I’ve got a 600 Panther in my garage with the same riding position, wheelbase, seat, silencers and colour. And they were first built in 1932. So you could say that nothing on the T120 is particularly new. Continue reading “2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Review, as Retro as Elvis!”
Giving the already bonkers Aprilia Tuono V4R even more power and torque may seem like overkill. But that doesn’t tell the whole story of the New Tuono RR…
When we were being introduced to the new Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR, there was an admission from the Italian firm about what it had originally decided to do with it. Aprilia was going to slot the new RSV4 engine directly in, with little to no adjustment towards the naked class. Now that’s a mouthwatering – and scarily exciting – proposition. Continue reading “2016 Aprilia Tuono RR Review – Top Notch Roadster !”
After months of teasing and years of rumour surrounding a new Honda Africa Twin, Honda have finally taken the wraps off the new bike it calls the CRF1000L Africa Twin.
This is a completely new machine from the ground-up, and uses a new 998cc parallel-twin engine, Steel semi-double cradle type with high-tensile strength steel rear subframe, spoked 21in front and 18in rear wheel, the option of Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), switchable ABS, and multiple mode traction control that also has an off-road setting. Continue reading “2015 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin : Full Specs & Image Gallery”
Neo-Riders – Kawasaki’s newest entry into the 250cc full-fairing sport arena, is the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL (SL Means SuperLight). Launched in Indonesia last year, the single-cylinder Kawasaki 250 Ninja makes a surprise entry into the UK, and some country market for 2015… along with the Z250SL, a naked version of the same machine, but comes with different handlebars and bodywork. Continue reading “Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Review, Prices & Specifications, The Unbeatable Mini – Ninja !”