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21 July 2020

JOURNEYMAN: SUZUKI V-STROM 1050 XT

As Suzuki's V-Strom morphs closer to being the full house Adventure bike it will inevitably become, how close is it in 2020?

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21 July 2020

THE EVIL TWIN: KTM 890 DUKE R

KTM hit the reset button to re-develop the 890 Duke R and the result just may be the best model in the Austrian brand’s road bike range

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20 July 2020

GREAT ESCAPER: TRIUMPH SCRAMBLER XE

Just like Steve McQueen, the Scrambler 1200 XE provides surprisingly high off-road abilities in a ridiculously cool package

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16 July 2020

DUKES OF WELLINGTON: HANDBUILT WORD BEATERS

Nitro-burning Ducatis, a short-stroke Pantah that revved to over 14,000rpm, one of the very first 851 Superbike engines housed in a custom frame. Things got a little crazy in New Zealand in the 1980s

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14 July 2020

SPORTS COAT: DUCATI SUPERSPORT

Ducati’s SuperSport offers the versatility of its Monster range in a fully clothed homage to its sportier V4-powered sibling

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08 July 2020

HOT ROD: 2020 YAMAHA XSR900

If the MT-09 is Yamaha’s boy naked, then the XSR is the sophisticated gentleman’s version

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07 July 2020

CODE BLUE: 2020 YAMAHA YZF-R1 & YZF-R1M

It’s not the major overhaul some were expecting, but the electronic changes to the 2020 YZF-R1 are positive and purposeful

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06 July 2020

BACK TO THE FUTURE: 1985 SUZUKI GSX-R750 SUPERSTOCK RACER

The groundbreaking Suzuki GSX-R750 was the world’s first superbike. So we took Mick Grant’s racing version for a blast – 30 years after it won the British Superstock title

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06 July 2020

CUT SNAKE: DUCATI STREETFIGHTER V4 S

Remove the bodywork from the highly acclaimed Ducati Panigale V4 and you’ve got so much grunt you need biplane wings to keep it under control 

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30 June 2020

LUCKY CHARM: KEVIN SCHWANTZ'S 1993 SUZUKI RGV500 XR79

When it comes to development, slow and steady really does win the race

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26 June 2020

GENTLEMAN JOHN: JOHN WOODLEY

John Woodley was close to being thrust into the limelight in the 1970s – until he hit a cast iron fire hydrant on his RG500

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26 June 2020

1989: WE RODE ALEX CRIVILLÉ'S JJ-COBAS TB5 125 RACER

It’s been 30 years since Alex Crivillé took out the 125cc GP world title aboard the Rotax-powered JJ-Cobas. We wind back the clock to a time when two-strokes ruled the world