'Versatility' and 'expediency' were two buzz words in the British motorcycle industry. Versatility for the amount of uses an engine is put to and expediency for the reuse of components from earlier engines. Tim Britton traces the roots of the Norton Commando engine...
• Kawasaki KZ750
Kwak’s big twin ridden and remembered
• BMW R60
A terrific Teutonic Boxer twin
• 1974 Suzuki RV125 Vanman
One man and his balloon-tyred bike
• Aprilia RS125/KTM Hybrid
A gorgeous stroker, rebuilt as a thumper
• Suzuki GSX-R1100K/L/M
MIRA files marvels at the mammoth GSX-R1100 family
• Honda CBX1000 cafe racer
Our own take on the cafe racer craze with a CBX
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