July 2016 Issue

Welcome to the July 2016 issue of Cycle Torque


The roadster is back, so much so Harley-Davidson has actually named its latest sportster the Roadster – but that doesn’t mean the new Moto Guzzi V9s aren’t roadsters…

There’s no doubt many manufacturers are across the custom scene these days – of course Harley-Davidson’s been there forever, but Ducati, Triumph, Yamaha and now Moto Guzzi and others are really focusing on building bikes which might be great out of the box but are even better customised to suit the owner.

We test the standard Harley-Davidson and Moto Guzzis this edition, and all three machines are fun, easy to ride and good looking.

There is still room for motorcycle sport though, and for that we have the Husqvarna FE350, a mid-weight enduro weapon, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Special Edition, a sportsbike for anyone looking for good-value small capacity versatile machine.

Also in this issue are reports on the Finke Desert Race – and event I never seem to be able to get to, despite my ambitions – the Isle of Man TT and a mid-season update on the Superbike World Championship.

Our columnists go left-field this issue, with Smarty growing an extra wheel, Flack getting dirty and Guntrip… well, he is from the LSD generation.

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– Nigel Paterson

This link has the videos of the bike tests this month.

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