Articles Posted in the " Don Williams " Category

  • 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R | Street Test

    2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R | Street Test

    Ninja Review

    When handed the keys to the 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R, (aka ZX600R9F, as it’s called in the lab), a sudden inspiration to take risks beyond my comfort level stirred within. Upon first glance, this bike immediately satiated my cravings for something stylish and fresh.



  • 2008 Aprilia RXV 4.5 450 | Review

    2008 Aprilia RXV 4.5 450 | Review

    Dirt Bike Review

    I took a buddy up to Hungry Valley State Motorcycle Recreation Area in California to test the Aprilia RXV 4.5 on a variety of different types of terrain—motocross, intermediate trails, sand washes, and rough single track.


  • 2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak | Motorcycle Test

    2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak | Motorcycle Test

    Power Cruiser With Handling and Brawn

    For me, the Kawasaki Vulcan 2000 is a bit too much displacement, too long of a stroke and more muscle-bound than muscular. The Vulcan 900 is certainly a fun bike to ride, but I can imagine that many cruisers picture themselves on something larger than a 56 cu in bike. Enter the Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak.


  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R | Review

    Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R | Review

    ZX-10R Review

    What does the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R have in common with Spinal Tap? Although clearly not a motorcycle numbers man in the purest sense, Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap clearly understood that more really can be much more. When he said, “If we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? [We] put it up to eleven.” he could well have been talking about Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX-10R, such is the awesome capability of this year’s new, more refined machine.


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