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FUEL 17 litres @45mpg = 168 miles WEIGHT 197kg SEAT 813mm POWER 197bhp TORQUE 84ftlb THE RIDER Michael Neeves. Sports­bike lover who also races in Thun­der­sport GP1 HEIGHT 6ft WEIGHT 72kg michael.neeves@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.com

This will be the first time I’ve run a long-term test bike into win­ter, so that means more OCD chain clean­ing and a se­ri­ous thought to the right tyres for the job. The lat­est sports tour­ing/ win­ter tyres are de­signed to warm up fast, give su­perb grip in the wet and last for big miles. They’re not just for com­muters and tour­ers any­more, they can be used on su­per­bikes like my Kawasaki, so that’s what I’ve gone for. I’ve rid­den on Met­zeler’s new Road­tec 01 in tests this year and been im­pressed, so I’m keen to see what they’re like day-to-day on a big bhp bike like the ZX-10R. Watch this space.

New rub­ber to take the Ninja into win­ter

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