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Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, Spring 2019
10 months ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, Spring 2019

Despite many streetfighters being built to look like race bikes, handle like race bikes, make the same power as race bikes (or significantly more), and use the same parts as …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning. Spare Cash? July 2019
1 year ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning. Spare Cash? July 2019

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OK, so it is 18-months since my last column. I’ve been flat out and had to dedicate some important time to family, but I’m back rambling again! Have you …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, May 2018
2 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, May 2018

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For those of us who’re more than happy to accept the epithet of ‘petrolhead’, there is little we like more than spending time in our garage, working on our own personal choice …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, April 2018
2 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, April 2018

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It’s no great surprise that workshop tools feature high on our wish list, given that the greater majority of us who are reading BikeReview are pretty much hands-on.

The kind …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, March 2018
2 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, March 2018

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One of the major disadvantages – not that there are many – of customising any kind of motorcycle is that the bike has to be taken off the road while …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, November 2017
3 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, November 2017

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A number of months ago, when this column resided in the pages of the printed Rapid Bikes magazine, I talked about the future of streetfighters – what would happen with …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, October 2017
3 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, October 2017

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It’s all about the size! The bigger the better! There ain’t no substitute for cubes! Those are just three sentences that demonstrate the motorcyclists’ fascination for engine displacement (and nothing whatsoever …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, September 2017
3 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave MDM Manning, September 2017

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Back when I started writing this column for our esteemed ‘ead ‘itter, Jeff, when we were still revelling in the joy of a motorcycle magazine that was actually printed on …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, January 2017
4 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, January 2017

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By the time you get to read this Fightin’ Words, the tattered remains of the Christmas present wrapping will have well and truly been consigned to the recycling, batteries will …
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Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, November 2016
4 years ago

Fightin’ Words with Dave Manning, November 2016

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Withdrawal Symptoms: As I mentioned in the last column, I’ve recently undergone a house move but the move itself is irrelevant to the general gist of this missive. I vented my …
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