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Rounding off

CORE TEST

BY TODAY’S STANDARDS THESE BIKES ARE SMALL FRY, UNDERPOWERED AND TECHNOPHOBIC.

As different as these two weapons proved to be, the one concurrent theme than ran rich in their veins, oil pumps and cylinders was their seductively joyous, thumping dispositions. Big wheelies, big noise and big smiles flowed as fluidly as beer in a Benidorm happy hour, charming our socks off. Neither Mike nor I could get our fill of the good stuff available on tap. For a twin outright speed comes second to torque, and smoothness comes second to character, and that’s what makes them so great.

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