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Hakon VB Kawasaki ZX-10R

Af­ter liv­ing abroad for two years and leav­ing the Kawasaki on its own with only a friend check­ing in, it was so good to be re­united and get back out. As soon as I moved back home I rode the 600km+ route over the moun­tains to visit my grandma, which was a good seven hours of amaz­ing scenery and roads!

Wayne Oliver Suzuki GSX-R750 K4

I love my GSX-R750! It took me on a road trip to North Wales from Wor­thing clock­ing up over 1,000 miles in three days which wasn’t too shabby. It may be 13 years old but is still a joy to go out and have a play on and proves that age doesn’t mat­ter!

Adam Eb­o­rall Kawasaki ZX-9R

Here’s my 2003 ZX-9R, equipped with car­bon Dy­mag wheels, K-Tech fork springs, an Oh­lins shock, Akrapovic/Lady­bird ti­ta­nium ex­haust, Ac­cos­sato quick ac­tion throt­tle, SBS sin­tered pads and Con­ti­nen­tal Race At­tack tyres. Fair to say the best ride was a sunny day at Don­ing­ton Park with No-Lim­its – she went well for a big old girl!

TomWil­lard KTM RC390

I love my 2015 KTM RC390 (15,600 miles) as it’s a ca­pa­ble and sur­pris­ing ma­chine – de­spite the slightly wob­bly sus­pen­sion, and the fact that the belly pan and Akrapovic ex­haust scrapes the ground when you are hav­ing fun, the RC390 pro­vides tonnes of play­ful and ex­cit­ing rid­ing miles (even if you can only do 100 miles be­fore the fuel warn­ing light comes on)!

It’s sur­pris­ingly good with a pas­sen­ger, can up­set much big­ger bikes on the roads, looks ex­otic and racy, and is ev­ery­thing you’d need and ex­pect from a small ca­pac­ity sports bike. Would rec­om­mend it to any rider, both new and old, as it’s so easy to get on with and al­ways loads of fun! Best ride this sum­mer was trav­el­ling to the BSB week­end at Snet­ter­ton, and get­ting to see all the KTM RC390 Cup bikes blast around the cir­cuit! It made me very jeal­ous that I couldn’t take mine out there though...

Robert Hud­son Kawasaki Ninja H2

What do you think of my 2016 Ninja H2? I’ve stuck a full ti­ta­nium H2R replica ex­haust, BST car­bon wheels, var­i­ous car­bon bits and a DNA fil­ter on it, which means it now makes 260bhp at the rear wheel. Ev­ery ride is in­ter­est­ing!

EricWard Honda CBR600F

Check out my 2013 CBR600F which has 1,000k on the clock! This is be­cause I work in Ghana and my bike is in São Paulo, Brazil. Back to the beauty on Sunday and can’t wait!

Richard Thack­ham Du­cati Mon­ster 1200S

I’ve had my 2017 Du­cati Mon­ster 1200S for about five weeks now and ab­so­lutely love it. I have had Du­catis now for the last 25 years and this is the first one that is com­fort­ably rid­able in town, the fu­elling and throt­tle are silky smooth. The bike is also the best han­dling Du­cati I have ever had (not had a Pani­gale though) and with all the elec­tron­ics I have more con­fi­dence in the bike which in turn leads to more fun – af­ter all I’m not Rossi!

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