If in doubt, supersize it. A recurring theme of the conversations I have with readers and other riders who I meet on my travels is their liking for bigger engines. Many are lucky enough to have more than one bike, but the difference is often in style rather than capacity: a Suzuki Bandit 1250 and a Ducati Multistrada, or a Harley Forty-Eight (a 1202cc cruiser) and a Yamaha FJ1200, to take two recent real-life examples.
My own buying history shows a disproportionate number of 650s and smaller, but there’s no fighting the glories of capacity, power and torque. This issue celebrates big-bore bikes in all their variety, while managing to slip a couple of smaller machines in there too.
I hope you enjoy the issue.
Inside this issue....
EXCESS ALL AREAS
Yamaha's new R1-based MT-10, Triumph's sportiest Speed Triple ever and BMW's technotastic S1000R head to the seaside.
STAND - UP COMEDY
Off-road advice from fellow KTM 1290 Super Adventure rider Ross Noble.
ROAD TEST: KAWASAKI ZX-10R
Made for the track, developed by racers - does the ZX-10R still belong on the road?