Frank Melling has fallen in love. The new apple of his eye is green, lean and, it goes without saying, mean. She is Kawasaki’s new KDX200 enduro.
Seven years of breeding have gone into the Z 1000R to produce a superbike for the real sports rider.
Team Green’s Red Rocket! “Kawasaki's latest GPz750 is all that the modern superbike should be - small, nimble and very fast. Mat Oxley tests a great all-rounder.”
“Here are four bikes for beginners who are earning their dirt merit badges, from Tenderfoot of the Trail to Rockhound, First Class. One motorcycle is the Best Buy, another is the Best Bike.
Do you ride for fun rather than thrills? Are you dollar-conscious? Do you have little off-road experience? Proceed to the Best Buy.
But if your riding partners call you the Wild Man, if J. Paul Getty is your hero, and if you refuse to think of yourself as a bloody-nosed wobbler, then set your sights on the Best Bike.”
“If sport touring didn’t exist, the Yamaha FJ1100, Suzuki GS1150 and Kawasaki ZX900 Ninja would invent it.”