Honda Fireblade SP power boost

Honda has released Fireblade models in special livery before, but never a one-off special edition with so many performance as well as cosmetic upgrades. The CBR1000RR SP Fireblade features special “factory engine internals” which surely means a boost in power and torque, although they are giving away few details and no power figures. It also …

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Ducati 1199 Superleggera

Ducati has produced a lightweight version of its 1199 Panigale which it claims has the world’s highest power-to-weight ratio. The limited edition 1199 Superleggera (Italian for superlight) will cost $85,000 plus on-road costs and is made of exotic and expensive materials such as titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre. Ducati claims it will have the highest …

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New forks improve Harley tourers

Harley tourers became the best handling family a few years ago when the company introduced a stiffer frame. Now Swedish suspension company Ohlins has announced the FKC 101 cartridge-type aftermarket fork internals which should make them handle even better. If there was any complaint about the handling of Harley’s Touring bikes it was with the …

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Husqvarna Nuda review

Husqvarna is celebrating 110 years and you get the presents. When the first Husky road bike in 50 years was launched last year the Nuda 900 cost $13,995 and the R version with fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, carbon fibre extras, stronger brakes and smaller front sprocket cost $15,995. To celebrate 110 years, Husky has axed the prices …

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Triumph Daytona 675 reader review

This page is not all about me. I also invite you to review your own bike. In coming months I hope to have some rider apparel giveaways for the best contributions. Write your review to hinchm@hotmail.com. This first reader review comes from self-confessed “biased, narrow-minded, one-eyed Ducati owner” Harry Bohler: I have owned only Ducati’s for …

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Ducati Panigale review

The Ducati Panigale is one hot bike. Not just because it’s Italy’s most powerful production bike, Ducati’s fastest yet and designed with Italian passion. No, it’s also hot because your bum and legs will burn in the heat pouring out of the fairing. But that’s ok. This is not an everyday, ride-to-the-shops-in-your-jeans type of bike. …

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