Seriously, I firmly believe that’s one of the reasons motorcycle manufacturers of late are producing bikes that offer such straight-line power and not having to pay so much attention to the streamlining side of the business. That and the fact that fairings cost a small fortune to produce and bolt together – as alluded to above.
TAKES A BOLD GUY TO RIDE A GOLD BIKE: But then people who ride naked do tend to be rather extreme.
How much does it cost?” was the next question – and I had been expecting that one. "R90 995... not a lot of money if you say it quickly,” I quipped. A moment later an overloaded taxi squeezed dangerously close to the bike though it was parked well inside the yellow line.
NO-NONSENSE BRAKES: And no nonsense from the 1050cc, three-cylinder engine. Just a whole lot of raw power.