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Test Ride: Vespa GTS150 Super

The one thing that keeps vehicle manufacturers going, is the constant upgrade and improvements made to its winning model. In Vespa’s case, the iconic scooter has gone the full circle. In fact, so strong is its icon that it cannot do away with the ‘Super’ tag. Hence the first Super (more accurately Super Sports) back in 60s has now evolved ... Read More »

Viking onslaught

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Hilarious fun and misadventures with Husqvarna dirt bikes By PRAVIN MENON SWEDISH carnage descended on Terengganu as Husqvarna Malaysia launched their entire 2015 line-up at the Monica Bay Motocross track. As the Husqvarna FC 350 came to life with a simple push of a button, we questioned the sanity of our decision to ride a dirt bike on this MX ... Read More »

Wild ride in Lebanon

CBT contributor Richard Whitehead was in Lebanon to test new Harley-Davidsons and found that dodging bullets and keeping clear of minefields were part of the experience. “TELL Marwan they’re shooting at the bikes!” As the call comes across on the two-way radio, the report from the shots can be heard, cracking like a bullwhip. In the near distance, Israel: green ... Read More »

Primavera – style and function in a cool package

Primavera . . . Classic Italian elegance

By A N Other TAKEN as a whole, the Vespa Primavera is a very cool machine. It’s elegantly proportioned. The angular and rounded bits come together just right. It still looks like a wasp, starting from its sharply angled front mudguard. The broad, rounded rump, housing the engine and generous underseat storage is familiarly Vespa. I didn’t quite know what ... Read More »

Very Dinamik 6-speed Kapchai

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Engine: 120cc. Check. Transmission: six-speed. Check. Gearbox: Manual. Check. This sort of summarises the basic features of the Modenas Dinamik 120 moped (or kapchai). And no, it is not a four-stroke machine but a two-stroke. Together with Hong Leong Yamaha’s 125ZR kapchai, the Dinamik 120 remain the last of the super lightweight and nimble two-stroke mopeds that are still being ... Read More »

Test Ride: Vespa Primavera – As fun as it gets

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Launched at 2013 EICMA show in Milan, Italy, the Vespa Primavera is a modern interpretation of the 1968 model, developed to offer something similarly attractive as the LX, yet more practical and fun to ride. As similar as it looks with the Vespa LX 150, the Primavera is very different than the former, in terms of performance, practicality, and overall ... Read More »

Test Ride: Ducati Monster 796 – Living up to its name

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A versatile machine that is ideal for urban dwelling, as well as some canyon-carving   When one says “Ducati”, the first model that is most likely to pop up in our minds is without doubt, the Monster. The model needs no introduction as it is among the most iconic models of our time. The Monster is among the key factors ... Read More »

PART TWO: Ninja ZX-6R Long Term Test: Fuel Economy

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FUEL economy is probably the least factor that any owner of a high performance sportsbike is concerned nor worry about. Anyone who could afford to own and maintaining such a motorcycle will have no issue in the high fuel bill each month. (NOTE: The Ninja ZX-6R we are reviewing here is as per the manufacturer’s specifications equipped with original parts/accessories ... Read More »

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R – Long Term Test Ride – Part 1

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RIDING a powerful sportsbike with sophisticated Traction Control to work, to run errands and take it to almost anywhere with it? We are going to do just that with the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R aka the ZX-636R. The Ninja was introduced in late 2012 as a 2013 model. For 2014 and 2015, the bike remains unchanged in specifications except for ... Read More »