Tag: motortrader

UGLY BUG HAS A BALL ( Moto Morini Granpasso )

UGLY BUG HAS A BALL ( Moto Morini Granpasso )

MOTO Morini is set to challenge the leaders in the adventure-sport bike market with its growling Granpasso. With fierce competition from BMW’s R1200GS and KTM’s 990 Adventure, and with competitively priced bikes like Triumph’s Tiger in the frame, the Granpasso slots neatly into the nine-grand price bracket. It’s an odd-looking […]

STREET BIKE NAMED DESIRE ( Buell XB12Ss )

STREET BIKE NAMED DESIRE ( Buell XB12Ss )

DISTINCTIVE, quirky, playful … Buell’s XB12Ss is unusual and alternative. It’s the kind of bike that turns heads and confirms that you’re riding something different. And for many bikers, that’s half of the attraction. It’s all very well being individual and having a motorcycle that reflects a very distinctive character, […]

TECHNOLOGY JUNKIES ( BMW K1300R, K1300S, K1300GT )

TECHNOLOGY JUNKIES ( BMW K1300R, K1300S, K1300GT )

IT is unbeatable … on paper at least. The K1300S is the most practical, most technically advanced and most powerful BMW motorcycle available in today’s market. It has traction control, ABS, electronic suspension adjustment (ESA II), to say nothing of heated grips, quick shifter, extendable panniers, Fireblade power and Road […]

LITTLE THINGS COUNT FOR A LOT ( Benelli 49X )

LITTLE THINGS COUNT FOR A LOT ( Benelli 49X )

IT is good to see something a little bit different now and again – I’m tired of sitting on yet another cloned scooter, slightly tweaked from a dozen other look-alike machines. Thankfully the Benelli 49X is refreshingly different. Look at the contours of the colour-coded rear bodywork as it arcs […]