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DCT Automatic: An unquestionable revolution?

Advantages: Mind-blowing fuel economy, Excellent Build Quality, Sharp Looks, Reassuring handling
Disadvantages: Cost, Indecisive auto gearbox, lack of character, weight.

Honda CB500X (2015) Context Well, when one person in the family get's new shiny stuff then surely it's impossible for someone else not to get tempted, right? Having forever been a fan of Yamahas, my old man followed suit a year or two ag ...

Kpjwateridge 27.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Honda NC750S DCT

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My best purchase ever.

Advantages: Excellent Build quality, extremely smooth riding, capable performance, supple suspension
Disadvantages: quarter of a ton so quite lardy, not as frugal as I'd like, Paint is a wee bit thin, uncommon

The Yamaha XJ900, in its earliest form, was a hit in the early 80's. It's smooth, no fuss and no nonsense 4 cylinder, 4 stroke engine was a revelation to the era that was obsessed with costly 2 stroke speed. Coupled with a relatively uncommon shaft drive ...

Kpjwateridge 07.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha XJ900S Diversion

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Monster By Name But Not By Nature

Advantages: Great Handling Little Does look ok overall. Handles very well indeed.
Disadvantages: Tempermental Electrics. Performance may not be what you expect.

Introduction:- When I had my Suzuki TL1000R written off following an accident a few years back I was after a fairly inexpensive bike as a stop gap to last me between motorcycles after I had to give back the hire bike that I had on my insurance, whilst I ...

MrGump 28.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Ducati M600 Monster

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Not to be underestimated

Advantages: Won't draw too much attention to you
Disadvantages: Could do with a little more protection - ie larger screen as standard

BMW bikes aren’t to everyone’s tastes – for many years they were seen as ‘old men’s’ machines, and their styling tended to be mild rather than wild. The R1200R is the entry level ‘boxer’ model – the one with the most traditional styling, it doesn’t prete ...

dobieg 23.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of BMW R1200 R

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Joy to ride - just don't expect warp speed!

Advantages: Simple to maintain, cheap to run, great character
Disadvantages: Sedate speed, handling a little bouncy, little cramped for longer journies.

I've had my 1981 CM200T (nicknamed Zippy by a previous owner) for about 18 months now, and whilst I've only done about 2k miles over that time, it hasn't once skipped a beat. I bought it with a genuine 13k on the clock for £450 as it had been stored for ...

fatboyslimfast 06.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Honda CM200T

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