More and more bikes come equipped from the factory with quickshifters today, so it’s only natural that aftermarket solutions have matured to cater to the remaining market. This is the case for Annitori’s QS Pro Quickshifter which is the topic of this review.
Why is fueling in modern motorcycles such a prevalent issue? One would think that manufacturers such as Ducati, Honda, Yamaha, Aprilia (…), with their deep technical knowledge, should be able to build a bike that has spot-on fueling from the factory. Alas, this is not the case and there a many reasons for it, few of which are the manufacturer’s fault. Fortunately, technology has come a long way since the introduction of fuel injection and Rapid Bike claims to have a “magic box” that can cure literally any modern bike’s fueling woes.
What makes a bike great? Fast on the track? Comfortable? Good for commuting? Brings out your inner-hooligan? After a year, 7,000kms and a few essential mods, we’re here to deliver our verdict on what kind of bike the latest Hypermotard SP is, in the real world.
“Naked bike” or Sportbike? Superbike or “supernaked”? 10 years ago, the answer to this question was much more obvious -“supernakeds” didn’t exist, so it was more a matter of “how fast do you want to go”. For many, the answer was “real fast” and that fuelled the sportbike craze that carried well into not the new millennia. Today’s reality looks a little different however.
We rode Ducati’s flagship superbike on the street to see if ordinary humans could live with one. The results may surprise you.
The KTM 1290 Super Duke R has been the subject of much media attention since its launch in 2014, winning “Motorcycle of the Year” from multiple publications and earning praise across the globe. Does it deserve the hype? We spent an afternoon on one to find out and to see exactly where this bike stands among the current crop of exotic supernakeds.
Whether you want to be faster or safer as a motorcyclist, taking a sport riding course on a closed circuit can be a valuable lesson that will accelerate your learning and allow you get more enjoyment out of your street or track riding.
The Scrambler was a logical move for Ducati, in the post-Audi era where profitability trumps outright performance and broadening appeal outweighs pleasing the purists (the “Ducatisti”). So, does the Scrambler dilute Ducati’s brand ethos or is it worthy of the red and white badge from Bologna?
A week on any bike in the Italian alps is a dream vacation. In this case, the bike at hand was the 2013 BMW S1000R and after screaming its inline 4 through speed limit-less mountain passes,we’re ready to share some thoughts about BMW’s super naked.