Kostas Gazis's Member Page
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Name: Kostas Gazis
From: Nea Halkidona, Athens, Attiki, Greece
Gender: Male
Age: 42 years old
Riding For: 27 years
Homepage: http://www.facebook.com/kostas.gazis
Member Info: These are the voyages of the starship Kostas Gazis. It''s my 15th year as a motorcycle editor for the Greek motorcycle press. Currently working as editor in chief (funny that) for the motorcycle magazine "Moto-Triti". In the past, I''ve worked for the motorcycle magazines "MOTO", "0300", "Moto-Xtreme", "2 Troxoi", and also managed an article or two for the online magazines "Vehicle Engineer" and "Raptors and Rockets". I used to donate ATV articles for the magazine "4x4", and for various other publications and web sites. I worked for the newspaper supplement "Turbo Derby" and for 6 years I was an editor on the Auto-Moto TV Show "TRACTION" which still airs on SKY channel. Did I mention that I did some Quad racing too in the small, underdeveloped and now dying Greek scene? Ah well, who cares! On top of that, I am a freelance writer for whoever wants to employ me (fat chance -yeah I know). :-)
 
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1986 Suzuki RG 500

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Info: This was my personal bike, a project that I was trying to build but finally run out of money. When the motor seized on me, I was a peniless soldier (boo-hoo), so I decided to sell it for spare parts... It had GSX-R 1100 upside down forks, revalved by Maxton Engineering, wheels and brakes from the same GSX-R and some light cosmetic changes on the side panels, GSX-R 750 clocks, etc. It handled like
2002 BMW R 1150 RT

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Info: Not only this bike is huge, but itīs a beemer 2! WARNING! DO NOT buy a BMW unless you KNOW what you really want is one of these... Otherwise you will be oh so sorry... Not a bad tourer, though heavy and full of electronic gagdetry that you wish wasnīt there.
2002 Triumph TT 600

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Info: The TT was not a bad bike, although the worst of the 600 bunch in terms of performance. It handled well, and it was a really versatile bike. Here I am scratching the thing, before anyone told me that I had to lean my body a tad more...
2002 BMW R 1100 RS

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Info: This is what BMW calls a "sporty tourer". Ok kids, letīs face it. ABS can kill you when you are givin the bike some stick. You come up in a corner way 2 fast, press the brakes, and ABS thinks youīre goin to lock the wheels. Suddenly u have no brakes... I hope you had an enjoyable life.
2002 Suzuki RG 500

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Info: RG 500 Gamma, with CR 500 front system, ZXR wheels, reinforced swing-arm, hand-made exhaust pipes and plastics to match. George Pallis built this one, a road-going bike thatīs scarinī the shit out of anyone near it, in Athens-Greece.
2002 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

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Info: CB 600F Hornet. A beautifull bike, wheelies handsomely and offers perfect control in all kinds of tricks. Its only drawback is that the big brother (900) is even better...
2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R

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Info: The 636 was the winner in our magazine test for the 2002 supersport 600īs. It was fast, it was furious, it had lot of torque in the lower rev department... Me liked...
2002 Cagiva Navigator 1000

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Info: Navigator is a really wild bike. It packs the -detuned- 2 cylinder punch of the TL 1000 motor and in a really small sized package. Brutal fun for all!
2002 Honda CB 900

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Info: Rolling burnouts? Wheelies? Jesus Christ Superstar! Itīs the big horny hornet!!! And it rocks. Only thing is, itīs a Honda. Really low-key concearning its looks, with a muffled silencer to top that! So, I had to stand on the saddle to make a statement... although I forgot what I wanted to say.
2002 KTM 640 LC4

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Info: KTM LC-4 is a really nice bike. Quite expensive but it comes with one of the best setups for off road exploration, together with the ability to be one of the wildest city commuters... On the downside, it vibrates a hell of a lot, and the LC4 engine is known for it''s mechanical problems.
2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans

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Info: Le Mans 1100 was a great bike to ride. Eccentric and rough in its feel, it had character written everywhere on it. I had fun with the thing, although let us not gorfet one thing. I had to live with it only for a short period of time, ok? Buy it ONLY if you are a mechanic specialising on Guzzis, if you know what I mean...
2002 Yamaha RD 500

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Info: Here you have an RD 500 project bike built and OWNED by George Pallis, an ingenious mechanic from Athens, Greece. MV Agusta eat your heart out!!!
2001 Derbi GP1

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Info: What did I do wrong? I only tried to do a stoppie with the sporty scooter from Derbi, but I guess I overdid it. Well, I have to thank Kimo the Dutch photographer and the cameras'' motor-drive for this series of pics. Wow! Letīs do it again someday, eh folks?
2001 Beta Quadra 50

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Info: They say "jump", you say "how high?" Well, I consider this pretty high for a 50cc scooter, what do you think? You should have seen the suspension compress on the landing!!! I also tried a single handed stoppie with this lil beauty. Good fun. And I didn´t drop it! Ahaha...
2003 Suzuki SV 650s

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Info: Aaargh! I lost the front wheel and I am sliding on the tarmac with the SV on top of me!!! Ok, so the whole setup is fake, but the outcome does look kind of funny, donīt you think? The whole photo-shoot was intended for an article about first aid in case of an accident. Ride safe now, boys n girls ;-)
2003 Kymco MXer 150

Photos: 5
Info: ATV means one thing. Fun! It slides, it wheelies, it jumps, it skids, it dives, it climbs, it drinks martini shaken but not stirred, it fulfills even the most dangerous 007 missions, it mingles with the Queen, it sails the 7 seas, it is the beez kneez, what can I say, the MXer might be small in cc size, but it packs a lot of fun inside.
2001 Derbi GPR

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Info: Wow! You, you, you look so... so... so blonde! And also, so tall! Marry me, oh Friedrich, and let´s make lots of blonde babiez now... Well, even a midget would look tall on a 50cc GP replica moped, so spare the compliments. About the blonde look, well, it was a phase you know. Don´t you? I mean, everyone must change their hair color at least once in their lifetime, no? No. Ok, well, what
2004 Kymco KXR 250

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Info: A sporty looking quad from Kymco thatīs very good in most circumstances, but the most demanding. If you get carried away by its appearance, you will find that the suspension lacks travel and it bottoms out frequently on big jumps and really rough terrain. On the other hand, if you understand its limitations on bumpy ground, itīs excellent for snow, mud, gravel or even tarmac.
2003 Yamaha Raptor YFM 660

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Info: Yes, yes, yes! Raptor power is what I need. It´s what you need, and you don´t even know it yet! Power-slide king, mudhole conqueror, dirt prince, sand killer, wheelie monster, this is THE ATV by which others will be judged. Suspension-wise is ace, the power is there, the looks can kill. Serious fun for your money!!!
2004 Aprilia Quasar 50

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Info: This is an entry level 50cc ATV made by Laverda under the Aprilia badge. Oh, the fun... If having fun was to be outlawed, this ATV would have you hanged in no time... Only 45kph top speed, bu the 2T motor has enough poke to hoist the front wheels and with appropriate brake use you can keep ´em there indefinetely. It wheelies, it does stoppies, it goes on the 2 side wheels. Jeez, my arms hurt
2004 Beta Motard 4.0

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Info: Beta 4.0. It´s a strange supermotard / city playbike. With the torquey Suzuki DR350 engine, it wheelies from here to paradise... It does stoppies, it wheelies some more, and it surely moves fast through traffic. About the build quality, hmmm, not that happy, and the peripherals are quite cheap. But it´s a nice bike, and quite cheap 2. I would throw the stock can as soon as I would buy on
1991 Honda Goldwing

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Info: This is a Goldwing Trike conversion from Lehman Trikes, a US firm. Itīs a friggin beast. Itīs heavy, itīs huge, itīs the mother of all mothers. If you try and let go of the handlebars while you are cruising, you will be facing one of the biggest and ugliest tank-slappers ever to contaminate the place of the earth. I donīt understand the purpose of the matter, but hey, I do not originate from the U
2000 Yamaha Banshee

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Info: When the Banshee screams, its rider joins the chorus. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God... Show some mercy, give me deliverence or at least gimme some traction! The RD 350 twin cylinder 2-stroke engine is a constant adrenaline pump and it habitually makes the tires to lose grip. And then the powersliding begins. The biggest and the badest powersliding you can imagine. You better get used to it and a
2005 Kymco MXU 250

Photos: 11
Info: Hey, the MXU is a really good one. A learner-friendly pig that really holds its line. Even if an idiot like myself tries to unsettle it. It just stays there, on all four. Really amazing road-holding capabilities. Well done Kymco. The design is cutting edge, the ergonomics and the build quality are sorted, only the suspension needs some sorting for serious bump-riding and for the jumps. Still waiti
2004 Kawasaki KFX 400

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Info: The KFX-400 is a beauty. Not only 4 its looks, but 4 its off-road balanced performance. It sports the exquisitely quick-revving Suzuki DR-Z 400 engine; it has descent suspension and offers a composed ride whatever the circumstances. Ok, the suspension doesn’t like really high jumps, but otherwise it’s spotless. The KFX is not 2 powerful to be scary, but it’s certainly no weakling either. Just the
2004 Sachs MadAss 50

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Info: The MadAss does exist and is a production model. I didn´t make it up. It´s being made by German manufacturer Sachs, and it´s a real crazy moped. It looks like nothing you´ve seen b4. But it´s real dissapointing to ride. It can only do about 55-60km/h flat out. The little 4-stroke engine is gutless. And the seat is really high. I mean REALLY high. You stretch your arms full
2005 Arctic Cat 400 4X4

Photos: 6
Info: This is a really impressive ATV. It can handle rocks, tree logs and stumps, it climbs over really steep hills and it has an impressive minimun distance from the ground. 300 mm!!! I even did MX jumps with the thing and it just yawned in my face. Ok, it´s not suited for really fast and wild riding, but that´s not the manufacturers´ intentiion anyway. With fully independent rear suspen
2004 Polaris Predator 500

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Info: We-hey! We-he-hey! This is fun! I took the predator for a half hour spin and in the end I was knackered, but with a huge grin on my face. What a motor! Ok, you need to use the clutch if the revs drop 2 much, but why would you let them do that anyway? :-) It wheelies, it jumps, it spins. Race-ready, but in Greece it costs a whoping 10.000 euros. Expensive.
2005 Yamaha Raptor YFZ 450

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Info: The YFZ is like no other sport quad I´ve ridden. Plenty of engine power and excellent suspension both front and back. It handles bumps, jumps, it wheelies on demand, and on the other hand it stays put if you don´t want it to rise. It feels like a complete package everywhere. The suspension gives back so much information that it´s painfull. The YFZ can be ridden as hard as the rider
2005 Polaris Scrambler 500

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Info: Is this a Utility ATV or a Sport Quad? The answer is, a Utility ATV wearing the clothes of a Sport Quad. It also sports AWD, Sachs front socks, a Fox rear shock, and a very powerfull engine. Under EU legislation Polaris cuts power down to 20hp, but I took my test vehicle to the Greek importers and they removed the limiter. Yi-ha! Power went up to where it should have been in the first place. Somew
2003 Yamaha Grizzly

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Info: Big bear. Big bad Grizzly. Well, not bad. Benign Grizzly. Big XTZ 660 engine with 5 valves. Excellent 4x4 and great climbing abilities. One of the greatest ATVs of all time. These days it looks a bit small if you compare it to the 800cc monsters that are roaming the woods, but it´s still hanging tough.
2005 Sym SYM QuadLander 250

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Info: Taiwanese manufacturer SYM is releasing two new quads this Summer. Quadlander 250, and TrackRunner 200. Their built quality is particularly high, their engines are crisp, the brakes really strong. This is indeed a good effort by SYM on the entry level quads. Note that they are EE homologated, so they can be legally used on the road.
2005 Yamaha XG 250 Tricker

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Info: Yamaha Tricker is a fun-bike. Member of a new BMX-styled category, along with it´s more serious brother the Tricker Air, or Pro, Scorpa 4Tricks, and Beta 4.0SM. It´s versatile, fun to ride, and basic in more areas. It can cope well in the city, but has a very short fuel-range of 110-140km MAX.
2005 Yamaha Rhino 660

Photos: 4
Info: I will understand if Dennis decides that this vehicle is NOT an ATV or a Quad, and takes it off this server. It is a Yamaha 4x4 vehicle that sports the XTZ 660 engine, but looks, feels and drives like a small pickup truck/car/something. You can´t steer it through your body, like you can with an ATV, and you basically drive it with the steering wheel. Very dangerous to flip over if you overcoo
2005 Can-am Outlander 400

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Info: One of the best 4x4 ATVs I have ever ridden. Loaded with gadgets and goodies, it has the most powerfull engine in its class, and more! It has independent suspension in all 4 wheels, a unique rear suspension movem,ent, and a frame that is built to hit obstacles and glide over them. The 400 is really powerfull, and can climb near-vertical hills without breaking a sweat. Good engine-breaking for down
2006 Ducati Sport Classic GT 1000

Photos: 5
Info: I tested the new Sport Classic GT 1000 in Bologna, on the Ducati presentation. The ride was short, almost 90km, but it was fun and enlightening. The new Sport Classic GT 1000 is one of three Modern Classics presented this year by Ducati, and it´s the only one with straight handlebars. That means that it´s the most versatile of the three, and it will appeal to a much wider audience. The e
2006 Kawasaki ER-6N

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Info: This is a long-term test bike. Excellent motorcycle, with full marks on usability and fun! Pulls great wheelies, and handles impeccably. It´s also very cheap, and offers great value for money. Since we got it in the mag, we added smaller Kawasaki mirrors, a Leo-Vince exhaust (+3hp, -4kg), and yellow Tomahawk tires (great to look at, poor on road-holding). On the way is an LSL handlebar, WP su
2006 Blata Quadard

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Info: Small Czech built sport quad. Hahaha! Big fun!!! Huge grins! This quad will place your limbs in the weirdest angles. But you will like that! Two stroke engine, thirty something cc, three horsepower, and the thing weighs only thirty kg! No suspension, no front brake, no electric start. Buy it for your kid, then hijack it, sell the kid and have fun! At least I did...
2006 BMW F 800 S

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Info: IF you fit a taller screen, make sure that you don''t get a model with gearbox problems, and REMOVE the steering damper, you have a bike that is quite fast, really Japan-easy and fun to ride... This bike handles very well, wheelies handsomely, slides beautifully and has a ton of usefull gadgetry on. Is this the new best seller by the German firm? Quite likely so.
2006 Yamaha Raptor 700R

Photos: 9
Info: Probably the prettiest quad ever. Yamaha did a great job. They fitted the XT 660R 4T, fuel injected engine in a new chassis that''s half aluminum, half steel. The engine has more cc than its motorcycle counterpart, more power and more accurate fuel injection. This quad is better suited for trail or enduro riding, as it''s taller and narrower than the YFZ 450. To achieve pure perfection, it really ne
2006 Blata B1 Origami

Photos: 9
Info: Amazing! Trully amazing. A watercooled 2T mini-moto with 14hp! Incredible fun! You can barely fit on the saddle, and the power surge hits you hard, lifting the front wheel into the air!!! Wheelies, stoppies, burnouts, aggressive cornering, races, you name it, it does them all. Blata''s build quality is top-notch, the disc-brakes have excellent bite and feel, and ofcourse there''s no suspension...
2007 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

Photos: 5
Info: The new Honda Hornet 600 07 model is a real Honda treat. As such, it will suit both middle-aged commuters who love to cruise on a bad-ass lookin bike, and hooligans who love anti-social bike behaviour. The bike sports the new CBR 600RR 07 engine, and it''s 5kg lighter than the previous model. It has spot on fuel injection, an aluminium frame, and comes in two versions. One with Combined ABS brake s
2007 Husqvarna SM 610 S

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Info: This is NOT the SM610S! But, what can I do... Dennis has sort of abandoned adding new models to the site. Pitty. :-( This is the 07 Husqvarna SM610IE. It''s almost identical to the 06 SM610, with the addition of the Mikuni Injection, and some few further refinements. This is an INCREDIBLE motorcycle. Forget about the XT660R (lame by comparison, heavy and good 4 commuting and wheelies). Forget the n
2007 Aprilia RSV Mille Tuono

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Info: This is the Aprilia Tuono 1000R Factory. It''s a more expensive version of the Tuono R. It''s got Ohlins suspension, some carbon fiber parts, and the company claims it produces more hp. Well, in our dyno test, it didn''t. Same hp with the standard Tuono. Ohlins suspension is a treat though. Good streetfighter, and a bike u can fall in love with. Better suited for race-track use or grippy tarmacs. Not
2007 Yamaha Raptor YFZ 450

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Info: The YFZ 450. One of the best sport quads in this earthly world. For 2007 it boasts several small improvements, new handlebars, blah, blah... It doesn''t matter. The fact is that YOU ARE HAVING FUN on this. Do you want fun? Do you need fun? Hell YES, you do!
2007 Suzuki B-KING

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Info: The Suzuki B-King was always meant to be something special. While still on prototype form it was supposed to sport a turbocharged Hayabusa engine, hi-tech biometrics owner recognition, etc. As the project progressed the turbo was scrapped, as was the biometrics gizmo. The silencers started to elongate in order to muffle the brute, and currently the B-King looks like it''s lost most of the edge of t
2007 Buell XB12S Lightning

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Info: The Buell Lightning XB12STT offers a unique riding experience. I would place it in the same league as the Yamaha MT-01. Both look big and a bit weird, (STT looks like a Ducati HyperMoto clone), both offer good handling, and both differ from most motorcycles. This is not a conventional streetfighter. The torquey engine is made by HD, and it''s brilliant for relaxed or sporti-ish riding. Yes, if you
2008 BMW F 650 GS

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Info: It says... "BMW F 650 GS", but it''s not the OLD single cylinder 650.It''s a 799cc Rotax parallel twin motorcycle from BMW, targetted at the middle on-off section. It''s got 71hp, does 200+ Kmh, is nimble, cheap, fun to ride and... a bit ugly. But all in all, a really good street bike, with decent off-road capabilities. Forget the G series (that sucked big time). This is a GOOD BMW, with th
2007 Vespa GTS 250

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Info: The beautiful GTS 250. Based on the more conventional GTV, but with the headlamp positioned on the front fender. It looks classic, yet it feels modern. Only problem is that with wheels as small as these, you get a constant hard -and I mean HARD- beating from road potholes.
2005 Yamaha Raptor 350

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Info: This update on the historical Yamaha Warrior 350 is good fun, nowdays though it feels quite dated. Sporting the XT 350 engine, it''s sturdy and willing to party -albeit remember that it''s not a top 450 sport quad. Probably one of the best machines to initiate an inexperienced rider on the Sport quad world.
2008 Honda CB 1000

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Info: This is the 2008 Honda CB1000R. Just came back from Milan, where I attended the European launch of the 1000cc streetfighter. Ok, this is THE ONE! The CB1000R is the first ever REAL Stretfighter that uses an inline 4 cylinder engine. FORGET about the (weak at the knees) FZ-1. FORGET about the wobbly Z1000. FORGET about the old Hornet 900. The CB1000R ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2003 Kawasaki prairie kvf 360

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Info: This is a big 4 wheeler from Kawasaki. It´s actually a 4x4 KVF-360 Prairie, and it´s a real tool for any off-road job imaginable. It handles mud, snow, dirt, rocks and water like a piece of cake. Only drawback is the low top-speed, at around 70km/h. I even did some small MX jums with the "thing", and the suspension was superb. Fun man! I wish I was a farmer...
2008 KTM Duke II

Photos: 6
Info: This is actually a Duke III. The new 690 Duke. And it''s a really powerful one cylinder bike! It spits 63hp on the back wheel, and it goes up to 190km/h. Now for the bad part. Though it looks great, it certainly ain''t perfect. It''s geared really high, and it lacks the low-down grunt of a hairy-chested one cylinder bike. It''s also extremely silent (read: reastricted) and it makes a terribly unco
2008 Hyosung TE 100

Photos: 4
Info: This is the Hyosung TE450 Rapier Quad and not the T100. It''s a very good value for money Quad, and it''s got a Hyosung engine that''s modelled on the RMZ450 motor. VERY powerful, but limited by its basic suspension. Even though the latter is adjustable, it simply can''t cope with bumps. Another drawback is the fast and quirky geometry which makes handling... interesting. Stick some aftermarket socks,
2009 Bombardier Outlander 800 XT

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Info: This is the Can-Am Outlander 800 MAX Efi. An incredible Rotax motor, top-dog technology, and an ability to put a smile on any rider''s face. The engine absolutely rocks! While accelerating, you will experience life in fast forward. Furthermore, the MAX has a separate pillion saddle, and a long chassis, which make it ideal for 2up hardcore off-road excursions.
2009 Honda CBR 1000 RR

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Info: This is the 2009 model CBR 1000RR C-ABS. The first Superbike in the world -together with the CBR 600RR C-ABS- with an ABS system. A pocket-sized 1000 bike with an exceptional brake system (combined front and rear + newly developed ABS). As a matter of personal opinion, I''d still take the non-ABS bike. Currently waiting for the BMW S1000RR with the rumoured "racing ABS" system. Technology
2011 Vespa PX 150

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Info: Well, here it is folks! The -ahem- "brand new" Vespa PX 150. Which is exactly the same as the old, classic PX. An exact copy. With the same 2 stroke engine. Same metallic bodywork, same instruments, same 3 gear system with the weird twisting left grip, same old, same old. One hell of a time machine, with the ability to transport you back to classic times, on every ride!
2010 KTM Rc8 R

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Info: This is the KTM RC-8R Red Bull Replica. A super-wild race replica, with a twin dynamite for an engine, and race-spec suspension. DefinItely NOT for everyday relaxed riding, it spits fiery snot on every possible opportunity -so BE PREPARED. Rough ride on bumpy roads, super composed on the track and better surfaces. Pretty and unique as hell!!!
2010 BMW S 1000 RR

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Info: What a bike! BMW hits the right spot at their first attempt on the Superbike category. The S 1000 RR is an incredibly potent bike, that still wins comparative tests, years after the first presentation -and the bike remains unchanged!!! The motor is DA BOMB, the electronic arsenal is super slick, it''s the first -and still the only- Superbike with Race-ABS, plus the frame and suspension are up there
2010 Can-am Spyder RS

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Info: So I was stopped by the Greek police, while driving the Spyder, without a license plate, dressed up like an alien. Talking about funny moments, this was hilarious. I communicated with them, in my mother tongue (martian), and I made them understand, it was in their best interest to let me go. And they did just that. :-)
2011 Dinly Lightning 450

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Info: This is the taiwanese built sport quad Lightning 450 by Dinli. Excellent build quality, a strong engine and well-sorted handling, with fully adjustable suspension. It might not be up to the highest standards set by the top Japanese and US made quads, but it''s not far off! Great value for money, and lots of fun.
2010 Kymco Maxxer

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Info: This is the Kymco Maxxer 450. This is an interesting sport quad/utility atv mix, that can be ideal for trail-riding, for fun and games, and for an introduction to the world of hybrid quads. It''s a stylish, quality product, with independent rear suspension that can handle easily handle any rough terrain you throw at it. Mind you, the Maxxer doesn''t want to slide that easily, instead it grips and ca
2011 Beta Sm 450

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Info: When a manufacturer takes an enduro bike and converts it into a SM, you know you''re going to have some major fun in the streets. Accurate wheelie control, great handling, and good brakes -although they could have been stronger. Small Italian manufacturer, that can produce some good stuff. The SM is one of their better examples, in my humble opinion, but hey, I don''t ride enduros much, so it''s easy
2011 Dinly Centhor 800 Evo

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Info: This is the Dinli Centhor 800 Evo. A huge, and very capable 4X4 Taiwanese ATV, with exceptionally high quality levels. I''d only ask for a V2 instead of the single cylinder engine, for some extra power, but that doesn''t mean that the Evo lacks grunt. It will overcome snow, mud, and urban terrain, with extreme ease and confidence. Here, we visited the abandoned Pendeli sanatorium, in the mountain of
2006 Kymco Mxu

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Info: Hello Kymco MXU 50. As small as they come. I won''t say any fancy bs like "but it packs a punch"... cause it packs no punch. It''s a 50cc engined ATV, what do you expect? :-D But if your license stretches only as far as 50cc, then this is well built and will give you some fun moments to remember.
2004 Aeon Revo

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Info: This is an old photo-shoot, but it has some fun value that I can''t forget easily. If a 50cc ATV like this AEON Revo falls into your hands, trust me, you''re going to misbehave. And if it''s snappy as that, and can wheelie at will, like the Revo, you''ll find that you instantly become 16 again. :-) Ah, yes, about the no-hands wheelie... easy to do in that kind of slow going... only thing was, I didn''t
2013 Ducati Monster 696

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Info: The Ducati Monster 696 is the cheapest Ducati you can buy. But it''s not a Ducati substitute. It''s as real as its big brothers, and in realistic situations, on the road it can be much more practical, less terror-inducing and a whole lot of fun. Great road handling, the right amount of vibrations, a perfect growling sound, and the ability to misbehave make the 696 a great motorcycle, that brings a s
2012 Ducati Hypermotard 796

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Info: Burn, burn, burn some more. Well, I had my share of fun with the Hyper 796, but... strangely, I preferred the cheaper Monster 696. In my opinion it''s much better value for money.
2013 Ducati Streetfigther 848

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Info: This motorcycle is in fact a dangerous psychotropic drug, which will invariably have two powerful and long lasting effects on you. a) You will be DELIRIOUSLY happy for the rest of your days!!! b) You will turn into a despised antisocial element, and in due time you will be cast away from society, as a menace to all. What a machine! WHAT A MOTORCYCLE. F@*k me, I''ve forgotten what it means to ride
2013 Suzuki Hayabusa

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Info: Why, it''s the great Busa. The legendary Suzuki rocket. And it''s the 2013 model. Which means it''s got ABS -yeah, it sure took them some time to equip their Battleship with Antilock Brake System. These days the opposition''s got Traction Control, Wheelie Control, Electronic Suspension, etc. Ah well. Even if it''s extremely outdated on the electronics front (among others), the Busa will ALWAYS be a cla
2013 KTM Duke 390

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Info: The KTM 390 Duke is one of the best bike I''ve ridden this year (but also one of the best of all times), together with my fav 3 Ducatis (Hyperstrada, Hypermotard SP and 848 Streetfighter), and along with the great new kid on the stunt block, the Yamaha MT-09. The 390 Duke is a truly amazine bike, and if you take it... pound for pound, you could maybe put it one step higher than those others!!! Thi
2013 Yamaha FZ 09

Photos: 6
Info: This is the MT-09 in Europe, or FZ-09 in the USA. A proper stunt bike, and probably the BEST BIKE of 2013, period. It''s a hooligan''s tool, a BMX bike, it wheelies on demand from 0km/h with 1st gear, to 120 with 3d gear -if u use the clutch. It makes me laugh when I ride it, cause I can''t control myself on it! I become a child, once more, and I can''t stop doing silly and antisocial stuff everywhere
2014 BMW S 1000 R

Photos: 7
Info: The S 1000 R is derived from the Superbike S 1000 RR. In the beginning of 2014, I thought "Poor BMW, had the bad luck to present their streetfighter at the same year as the KTM Beast -the 1290 Super Duke R. How can it compare?". Boy, was I wrong! So, so, so wrong. Riding the S 1000 R I was simply blown away. And as it happened I rode the KTM at the same time. In no way is the S 1000 R in
2014 KTM Super Duke R

Photos: 6
Info: Are you considering buying the new KTM 1290 Super Duke R? Well, go on, get it! It''s an incredible experience, a bike that redefines too much-ness, a superb street fighter with the ability to lift the front wheel with 4th gear and 160km/h on the clock, EASY!!! BUT, while you''re splashing 17k euro for this extraordinary beast of a motorcycle, make sure you pay 20 euro extra to get the "ABS&TC D
2014 Yamaha Mt 07

Photos: 5
Info: MT-07. Wheelie machine. Let me rephrase. Ultimate wheelie machine. Easy to hoist, easy to keep it up there, easy to carry on, easy to try new things. Go higher. Go longer. Turn while doing it. Light a cigarette. Do anything. Impossible is nothing.
2008 Yamaha Vmax 1700

Photos: 7
Info: We''ve travelled to San Diego, California, where the Yamaha/Star world presentation was taking place. In spite of the heavy police presence, and in spite of the neighborhood watch maniacs, we managed to taste some action, while at the same time remaining out of jail. The bike is POWERFUL. Yes, 200hp!!! Saw 150mph on the speedo, and everytime you opened the throttle the rear wheel screamed for mercy
2008 Yamaha Wr250x

Photos: 7
Info: This is the 2008 Yamaha WR250X, which is loosely based on the WR250F. It''s a wonderful little city-bike, with AMAZING stunt capabilities. Probably the best rider''s bike in the 250 category. Potent motor, good brakes, pulls unbelievable wheelies, fun, fun, fun! Pitty for the price though -6.500 euros in Greece, almost same price as the XT660X.
2009 Husqvarna Sms 630

Photos: 7
Info: This is the 2010 BMW version of the iconic 610 -before the Germans sold Husqvarna to KTM. What does that mean? A certain refinement in all sections, in order to make this bike more user-friendly, and gain sales in the more "everyday" rider section. Don''t get fooled by the press kit''s claims of 20% more power. Euro3 means less power than the SM 610, by 3-4 horses. New frame rocks, but the
2009 Aprilia Rsv4 Factory

Photos: 4
Info: This is the RSV4 FACTORY, the brand new Superbike by the Italian manufacturer. It''s a totally new concept, utilizing a V4 engine instead of their traditional V2. It''s an incredible motorcycle, and it sets new standards on the 1000cc category. Adjustable geometry, adjustable suspension, adjustable position of the engine on the frame, Ohlins fully adjustable suspension, 3 engine maps, adjustable swi
2014 KTM RC 200

Photos: 9
Info: It''s been a while since I''ve uploaded a new model. This is the KTM RC 200, the middle of the Indian-made sportsbike family of 3 (125-200-390). It''s a strange displacement for Europe, since it''s not in the A1 EE license, but in the larger A2 one, facing some tough opposition. It shares some top-quality accessories with its siblings, like the WP suspension, the Bybre (Indian Brembo subsidiary) brake
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