Road Test: RSV-R vs. Tornado TRE vs. 999S vs. F4 — Road Tests — Visordown

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Road Test: RSV-R vs. TRE vs. 999S vs. F4

When it comes to nothing can beat the Italians. the women to the food everything the country oozes … and the bikes are no exception. When it to style icons and creating that tug on your heartstrings, the lead the way with the Japanese catch up.

So for a test involving of the most beautiful and exotic Italy produces we decided on a to their home. A tour the stunning scenery and roads of the Alps and into Italy for a out with the beautiful people of

Surely Ducati’s controversially 999S, Benelli’s top of the range RS (designed by a Brit), Aprilia’s Factory (also designed by a and the new MV Agusta F4-1000 would us blend in with the locals.

But in case they don’t always a backup plan. of these bikes are really for touring, and with only a holiday free we decided to straws and van the bikes through the motorways of France so we could the whole weekend in the Alps. was nominated van driver as he enjoys his own while, as there was a chance of a cappuccino in the offing, TWO’s Grant Leonard dragged his testing leathers out of retirement.

Meanwhile someone prodded a Evil Jim in the corner of the office after a lot of swearing and dusting of cobwebs, agreed to be the fourth as long as there was some wine involved somewhere the route.

A van as back up just in the old Italian bike curse hit us, cheap Sleazyjet flights to sorted and a weekend of fun planned in a of beautiful women, superb decent weather and exotic Life is, as they say, And anyway, what could go wrong?

We are professionals after

I thought the only things was known for were cuckoo an army armed with and being so neutral even the bland of interior designers despair. But throughout the weekend would regale us with gems of information about the which became more as the journey progressed. Although he they are all true.

Take the one. As we landed at Geneva Grant told us to listen out for the jingle, which he claimed the first few notes of How much is doggie in the window? Needless to say it

But it did rain, and that was the first fly in the After a night in a Geneva during which we got well and fleeced by not checking the price of it was still raining as we unloaded the Not a problem; according to the paper it was dry in so on with the waterproofs and off we went.

the group along the motorway I tell Grant had never a Ducati 999 before because he the first five minutes to adjust the mirrors to see anything from his elbows in them giving it up as a bad idea. An Italian isn’t truly an Italian unless the mirrors are about as use as mudguards on a tortoise, and true to none of these four anything behind without an elbow and looking under an Obviously baggy waterproofs help, but even with leathers it was only the Aprilia’s that actually showed of the world behind, and then in the outer quarter of mirror.

As the weather was bad we decided to take a en route to Milan and call off at to worship at the statue of Freddie The rock legend died in in 1991 and the statue, which was as the image on the front of Queen’s In Heaven’ album, was finally by the locals as a tribute.

Pulling up next to the statue the was starting to take its toll on the Electrics are a traditional Italian spot and some water had got in on the RS, and it was now refusing to tick over Daryll was having to rev the engine at set of traffic lights to keep it The wet had also highlighted another this time with the The Factory’s back brake had up the ghost.

It felt like it needed bleeding, and there was no of fluid leaking, but in the wet having a brake is useful. But at least were still running.

Benelli Tornado Tre RS
Benelli Tornado Tre RS

doesn’t appear to be a neutral on the MV, a sodden Jim.

The Benelli got one either, unless you turn the off, agreed Daryll. I was to find the green light on the Only the Ducati would go into neutral with any of certainty while the others needed their engines cut disengaging a gear.

Through town, especially in the this trait becomes a pain, not least on your None of these bikes very light clutches or riding positions and at low speed a lot of the weight is directed on the wrists, so stop is a chance to massage life back into Which, obviously, you can’t do if a clutch that needs in.

In fact through the whole it was the Ducati’s gearbox that the most. Not only did it contain the one neutral, and in the right place but it was smooth, precise and light to The Benelli’s felt like the were churning themselves a mixture of oil and sawdust as it was heavy to use and extra effort to change, the Aprilia clunked into precise but noisy.

The MV didn’t particularly sweet either.

paid to Freddie, we rode signs to the fantastically named (snigger) and scary Morgue and off, up and into the Alps.

With the view of the mountains by a covering of mist and rain I to say I wasn’t massively impressed by my visit to the Alps. The A1 and A9 from had been mainly dual and although reasonably sweeping a bit dull and lifeless. But as we neared the weather dried out and the roads into the fast, sweeping that I had been led to believe roads should be all about.

And the were starting to come their own.

Benelli Tornado Tre RS
Benelli Tornado Tre RS
Benelli Tornado Tre RS


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