For this is the Honda CB1000 – a bike powered by a detuned CBR1000F four-cylinder, given some quality parts in the chassis department (half-decent forks and Showa piggy-back rear shocks), but then cursed with a daft name and a short lifespan.
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Pip Higham Tuner, engineer, rider
Sassy with the chassis!
In this very issue you can read about our ride of Allen’s Super Six Zed! Here, he’s getting on with bike number two!
The desired Ducati…
Is it really 30 years since the first Ducati 888? A machine which (formany Ducati aficionados) is better than even the sublime and beautiful 916?
Aussie CMM reader Derek Henderson had adream: an ELR replica, but it was not to be.Instead he picked up a 2001 ZRX1200R, puta turbo on it and made it a T-REX! Bliss!
Ralph Ferrand works with tools all day long – he sells them too at bikerstoolbox.co.uk so he knows what works.
Seven years after the launch of Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme, we ride two unique project bikes to find out if they go as well as they look: and all at the wonderful Sywell Pistons and Props event!
Allen Millyard’s latest project extends his engine reconstruction skills further by building a six-cylinder version of Kawasaki’s iconic Z1. John Nutting finds out what it’s like to ride
CMM reader Phil Graham offered our Pip the chance to ride his two classic Suzuki two-strokes – here’s what happened (it was a bit damp…)
Retro Spective BMW R80 G/S
The daddy of them all – the BMW R80 G/S is still a big draw…
Honda ST DAX Series
It’s a totally bonkers monkey bike that makes you smile!
THE OUTSPOKEN STAR CHEATED DEATH AT THE HANDS OF A CRAZED FAN. PLUS OTHER REVELATIONS FROM A JUICY NEW INTERVIEW.
UK INVESTIGATES GOOGLE'S PLAN TO REVAMP CHROME BROWSER
Britain’s competition watchdog said it launched an investigation into Google’s plan to overhaul its ad data system over worries it could leave even less room for rivals in the online ad industry.
SLACK KICKS OFF 2021 WITH A GLOBAL OUTAGE
Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year’s holiday.
Howard Snow worked under Lofty England when he was Jaguar's Chairman. Now he lives in Australia, and reports on his new I-PACE.
Britain Still Can't Escape Europe
Brexit will not end the U.K.’s long, fraught relationship with the Continent
FAST LANE: REVVING THE ENGINES ON NEW APPLE CARKEY FEATURE
Though we might still be a few years off the long-rumored Apple Car, this year’s WWDC did not disappoint, lifting the trunk on some exciting new car-related features. Alongside CarPlay enhancements, Apple made its next big leap towards revolutionizing the way we get from A to B, by overhauling the Apple Maps user interface and putting our car keys on our phone.
THE SUZUKI HAYABUSA
Suzuki said the first Hayabusa invented a new category called Ultimate Sport. We said, “Yeah, right,”…until we rode it.
ASSAULT ON PIKES PEAK EXPEDITION II
Forty-three years ago, we did it with a Honda 50 and a Stella 10-speed bicycle...
JAPAN SPACE AGENCY CONFIRMS ASTEROID SOIL INSIDE CAPSULE
Japan’s space agency said it has confirmed the presence of black soil samples inside a capsule that the spacecraft Hayabusa2 brought back from a distant asteroid last week.
The Covid Escape Pass
Airlines and other industries are experimenting with digital equivalents of immunity certificates