20/20 Hindsight

Snag’s Bargains: Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird

The outrageously fast CBR1100XX Super Blackbird created a new category that sent the competition scurrying to match it. The hyperbike was born and the world changed. Cast your mind back to 1997. The internet was...

The last of ‘the every man’s’ Honda Fireblade

Honda's local wing has consolidated its Fireblade range to only offer the highest-spec CBR1000RR-R SP, marking the end of the every man's sportsbike as we know it. With Honda's hero headed upmarket, we take...

Snag’s Bargains: Ducati Monster 1100S 2009-2013

The Ducati Monster 1100S adopted top-end streetfighter looks and Ducati headed back to its heartland with two-valve technology. Cred and cool without breaking the bank, right there. In 2009, when thinking suggested that any bike...

Snag’s Bargains: Triumph Sprint ST 1999-2010

Sports touring with gusto. Triumph’s Sprint ST makes for champagne touring for beer money. Introduced in 1999, the Triumph Sprint ST had a difficult design brief – to take on one of Honda’s most competent...

Snag’s Bargains: Honda Gold Wing 2001-2009

Luxury, size and brand cred. If you like it big, the Honda Gold Wing has everything you will ever need. And more... Honda’s flagship Gold Wing can trace its venerable history right back to the...

BMW HP2 Sport: The bike that changed the brand for good?

BMW needed a hugely innovative approach to its ‘holy grail’ horizontally-opposed engine layout. Greg takes on the sharpest boxer the Bavarians had ever built, the HP2 Sport. Say the word ‘Boxer’ to a motorcyclist and...

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