MoreBikes May 2023

  • Ridden! Honda Transalp XL750

    Ridden! Honda Transalp XL750

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    Editor Ross has been out to Portugal to put the new middleweight adventure bike from Honda through its paces. Here’s how he got on. The 755cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke parallel twin ripped straight from the new Hornet is the highlight. With 90bhp and 55lb-ft of torque, there’s plenty of low-down punch, but it’s at its best…

  • Triple Threat

    Triple Threat

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    Never one to rest on its laurels, Triumph has once again put in the graft to keep the Street Triple at the top. We caught up with John McAvoy from sister publication Fast Bikes to tell us why… You’ve really got to doff your cap to Triumph. Not only did it conceive the Street Triple…

  • Cost-effective classics: Kawasaki Z650

    Cost-effective classics: Kawasaki Z650

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    Possibly the best VFM classic Japanese four you can buy! Steve Cooper takes a look… Classic, old-school, air-cooled multis don’t come more attainable than the Z650. Essentially a second generation Japanese four, it has similar performance to Honda’s seminal CB750/4 but with reduced mass… and cost! Background Kawasaki’s move into air-cooled fours occurred late 1972…

  • Sheene and Suzuki

    Sheene and Suzuki

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    Yamaha struggles to hold its own against some seriously tough competition towards the end of the 70s – VJMC’s Steve Cooper remembers… 1977 saw Yamaha back in full factory action with Venezuelan Johnny Cecotto and American Steve Baker both riding the latest and essentially all-new version of the TZ500. The OW35 marked a significant direction…

  • Hints & Tips: Cornering

    Hints & Tips: Cornering

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    WORDS: Mikko Nieminen (with Ryan Decarteret of RAPID TRAINING) PHOTOS: Gary Chapman How to negotiate bends smoothly, confidently and efficiently MB: How can we tell how severe a corner is? Ryan: As always, reading the road is a defining skill. The rider’s ability to gather the right information, early, and in the right detail, will…

  • Biker Friendly Diners! The Original Epping Tea Hut

    Biker Friendly Diners! The Original Epping Tea Hut

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    Bob Pickett drops in… You must be doing something right when a hut in the middle of a forest is still serving customers after close to 100 years. That’s what the Original Epping Tea Hut has been doing since the early 1930s. In that decade, Speedway was launched in Epping. Ernie Miller saw an opportunity…

  • Biking Bucket List: Motorrad Tours

    Biking Bucket List: Motorrad Tours

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    From £3495 for The Grand Tour: Italy  / www.motorrad-tours.com If you’re after an adventure, but you haven’t got time to plan it our yourself – then the guys at Motorrad Tours have got you covered. They are the UK’s only Official Travel Partner of BMW Motorrad – and they run a massive range of bike…

  • Biking Bucket List: No Limits Trackdays

    Biking Bucket List: No Limits Trackdays

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    From £55 / www.nolimitstrackdays.com No Limits Trackdays was set up way back in 1993 – and in that time, it’s carved out a reputation as the UK’s top trackday provider, with sessions at an extensive range of circuits at home and across Europe. So if you want to spend a bit of time on track…

  • Biking Bucket List: Inch Perfect Trials

    Biking Bucket List: Inch Perfect Trials

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    From £100 / www.inchperfecttrials.co.uk With a huge array of courses to choose from, including children’s and women’s days, full and half-days, a wheelie school, a bike maintenance course and a tailored training for more advanced riders, if it’s trials related these guys have it covered. If you fancy a piece of this pie, we can…

  • Biking Bucket List: Champions Flat Track School

    Biking Bucket List: Champions Flat Track School

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    From £130 / www.flattrackschool.co.uk Want to brush the cobwebs away, pick up some new skills and learn the basics of dirt/flat/short track? This is the one for you. The Champions Flat Track school in Lincolnshire is run by top rider and top bloke Pete Boast – who’ll treat you to a top of day of…

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