Ray's Motorcycles


Although there were many bikes before these, some have no record on film and others only have old black & white photos to tell the tale.

There were some good bikes amongst them, like the 750cc Norton Atlas and the 500cc Triumph Daytona. Both of which were powerful and fast, with the Norton having far better handling, due to it's "Featherbed" frameand "Roadholder" forks.

Click for full size 1963 250cc Ariel Arrow Super Sports.
20BHP, 80MPH, 2 cylinder, 2-stroke, with very good handling, good brakes, fun and easy to ride, even in town traffic!
Click for full size 1961 650cc BSA A10 Super Rocket.
48BHP, 115MPH, 2 cylinder, 4 valve, 4-stroke, with good handling, quite good brakes. With itís clip-on handlebars and rear-set foot rests, the riding position was uncomfortable but fun.
Click for full size 1975 500cc Kawasaki H1 Mach III (Green Meanie).
59BHP, 125MPH, 3 cylinder, air-cooled, 2-stroke, with poor handling, high fuel consumption, very powerful brakes, enormous acceleration, but could snake badly.
Click for full size 1978 650cc Kawasaki Z650-C2 (Custom).
64BHP, 120MPH, 4 cylinder, 8 valve, air-cooled, 4-stroke, with good handling, good brakes, good lights, comfortable, reliable and satisfying.
Click for full size 1988 750cc Kawasaki GPZ750R.
92BHP, 145MPH, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, water cooled, 4-stroke, with good handling, good brakes, good lights, 228Kg, good acceleration and great fun to ride.
Click for full size 1991 1100cc Kawasaki Zephyr ZR1100.
93BHP, 130MPH, 4 cylinder, 8 valve, air-cooled, 4-stroke, with quite good handling, very good brakes, good lights, good bottom-end power, but too heavy (245Kg) to enjoy properly.
Click for full size 1995 600cc Kawasaki GPX600R.
85BHP, 145MPH, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, water-cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, good brakes, good lights, 180Kg, no bottom-end power but great fun to ride, if revved hard.
Click for full size 1999 750cc Kawasaki ZR750-F1 (ZR7).
76BHP, 120MPH, 4 cylinder, 8 valve, air-cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, good brakes, good lights, smooth power delivery due to the throttle position sensor, 202Kg, but uninspiring.
Click for full size 2000 1100cc Kawasaki ZRX1100-C4
106BHP, 140MPH, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, water-cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, very good brakes, good lights, 222Kg, very comfortable and awesome power delivery, right from tick-over. The engine is based on the 147BHP ZZR1100 unit, de-tuned for massive mid-range torque. The result is bone crushing mid-range power and a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds. Probably the most fun you can have on two wheels. A real street bike! Just think what the ZRX1200R is like, with an extra 20BHP!
Click for full size 2003 500cc Kawasaki GPZ500S E10
60BHP, 125MPH, 2 cylinder, 8 valve, water-cooled, 4-stroke, with full-fairing, very good handling, good brakes (latest three disc model), good lights, 174Kg, comfortable seat, smooth power delivery with good bottom & mid-range power. Very easy to ride.
Click for full size 2006 1200cc Suzuki Bandit GSF-1200-K6
98BHP, 140MPH, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, air/oil cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, very good brakes, good lights, 212Kg, very comfortable with awesome power, right from tick-over. The engine has been tuned for mid-range torque, which delivers endless bottom and mid-range power and a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds. The result is a bike which performs as good as it looks. Exciting!
Click for full size 2009 650cc Suzuki SV650N
72BHP, 120MPH, Vee Twin, 8 valve, water cooled, 4-stroke, with good handling, good brakes, good lights, 172Kg, quite comfortable, a good spread of power. The fuel injection gives instant starting and seamless power delivery and with a 0-60 time of a little over 4 seconds, makes it a joy to ride.
Click for full size 2011 650cc Suzuki SV650S
72BHP, 130MPH, Vee Twin, 8 valve, water cooled, 4-stroke, with excellent handling, very good brakes, good lights, 174Kg, quite comfortable with an excellent spread of usable power. The fuel injection gives instant starting and seamless power delivery and with a 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, the result is a bike that is equally at home on the race track as it is on the road. A joy to ride!
Click for full size 2009 650cc Suzuki Bandit GSF650-K8
86BHP, 130MPH, 4 cylinder, 16 valve, water cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, very good brakes, good lights, 212Kg, very comfortable, a good spread of usable power. The fuel injection gives instant starting and seamless power delivery and with a 0-60 time of a little over 4 seconds, makes this bike a joy to ride.
Click for full size 2005 500cc Kawasaki ER5C5P
48BHP, 115MPH, 2 cylinder, 8 valve water cooled, 4-stroke, with very good handling, good brakes, good lights, 174Kg, comfortable seat, smooth power delivery and very easy to ride.

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