It’s nearly 50 years since the modern superbike was created. These are bikes optimised for road racing, with engines of 1000cc capacity, or thereabouts.
When you’re just starting out, the motorcycling world can be a little overwhelming. From choosing and buying your first bike and getting it insured, to knowing what gear to wear and how to stay safe on the roads, there’s a lot to learn in a short amount of time.
Biking, at least according to the usual boilerplate, is all about freedom and individuality.
They may ride totally different bikes on contrasting tracks, but Carl Fogarty and Rory Schlein have one thing in common – a dedication to winning.
Traditional mopeds are a part of motorcycle culture that is fast disappearing, rendered obsolete by changing laws and now kept alive mainly by the hard work of dedicated fans.