Tag Archive for Budget Bike Battle

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Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R Update

While the SRAD lays dormant at JHS Racing awaiting further surgery, and I plan the next haemorrhaging of spondoolies, Chris has been, erm, busy doing nothing with the ZX-7R. Okay, that isn’t strictly accurate, but he’s adopted a far more frugal/lazy approach to the Budget Bike Battle and even managed some winter miles. The bastard. I suppose the clue is… Read more →

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Budget Bike Battle | SRAD Update

Nothing shouts success quite like riding your rolling rustbucket to Africa, which exactly what we’re doing for the ultimate Budget Bike Battle finale. Perhaps we’ll even make it back to Blighty with some TLC to the SRAD and ZX-7R. A roadtrip to Africa (well, Morocco to be precise) means serious preparation, and this latest instalment of the Budget Bike Battle… Read more →

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Budget Bike Battle | Dyno Challenge | ZX-7R v SRAD

I’m continuously banging on about dyno numbers being just numbers, because they are, but we can’t let that get in the way of a good old skirmish. There’s nothing like a head-to-head dyno session with your mate, although in this instance, Chris and the Ninja are not my mates. You may recall a slight delay in proceedings. This latest episode… Read more →

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Video: Budget Bike Battle | First Ride

There’s always an immense amount of trepidation and uncertainty surrounding a first ride of any secondhand purchase, especially if the bike is furry, smells of fish and the brakes don’t work. After parting with the spondoolies, this second instalment of the Budget Bike Battle is all about that first ride, sniffing out the source of fishy fragrance and spanking the… Read more →

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Video: Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R v SRAD

We’re all too aware that motorcycle media has a natural tendency to focus on fresh, Gucci machinery that not everyone can afford. It’s an industry filled with rockstars without the money, which is exactly why we’re bringing you the Budget Bike Battle: a head-to-head series on bargain steeds that’ll be running throughout the winter months, featuring a number of challenges… Read more →