KAWASAKI NINJA 650 £6549
FUEL 15 litres @ 49mpg = 165 miles WEIGHT 193kg SEAT 790mm POWER 63bhp TORQUE 49ftlb THE RIDER James Archibald Big miles rider who enjoys being on a bike whatever the weather/season I’ve covered 3800 miles on the Metzeler Roadtec 01 tyres, but after two trackdays and plenty of motorway miles I’d worn them near to the legal limit across the middle of the tread. I honestly think that they’re the best all-round tyres I’ve used and while I’m sorry to see them go, I’m also excited to try a set of Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso IIIS to make the most of the short summer we’re granted in this country and also plan to do a few more trackdays. They’re a sportier tyre than the Metzelers and it’ll be interesting to see how they compare to the touring based rubber I’ve been used to before. I can’t wait to test them out properly.