Tag Archive for Tuning

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Aprilia RS125 v KTM RC125

Two-stroke versus four-stroke; nostalgia versus contemporary; a noisy, belligerent pain in the cock versus a leisurely lifestyle and a soundtrack that resembles a Flymo. Yes, we’re talking Aprilia’s RS125 versus KTM’s RC125. The RC125 is the pick of the four-stroke learner brigade. While the Japanese variants are smoother and more refined, the KTM is certainly the sportiest and brags genuine… Read more →

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Modifying: Suzuki GSX-R1000

On the back of 44Teeth’s ‘Top-5 Fireblade mods’, we’ve been pleasantly and humbly bombarded with enquiries about priming other sexy steeds for transforming, headed by recent GSX-R1000s. Ah, the good old, massively popular GSX-R. It’s like your favourite pair of slippers: comfy, dependable, perfectly able to get chucked about with minimum effort and can be used for the occasional spanking,… Read more →

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ECU, OMG, WTF?

For years now, it’s been possible to remap your car/van and magically unlock horsepower with the touch of a few buttons (and a few quid). It’s slightly different with bikes. Remapping or flashing ECUs is nothing fresh, and some are reprogrammable without ‘hacking’. Since the late 90s, Aprilia has offered map options on the RSV, where you can switch from… Read more →

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Top 5: Honda Fireblade Mods

Bereft of 200bhp and all the latest gizmos, Honda’s trusty old Fireblade is still the most popular big-bore sportsbike in the UK. Since the remould in 2008, it’s been at the top of the sales charts despite the lack of race wins on a Sunday, and constant updates of rivals. Purists prefer the undiluted nature, other simply can’t afford a £15k… Read more →