The Seventies seemed like the last hurrah for the handsome, swift and cosseting grand touring coupé, so we decided to celebrate the velour- or leather-lined world of the Citroën SM, Jaguar XJC, Jensen Interceptor et al with a great big eight-car test. I don’t think any of our previous tests have gathered together such a diverse range of engineering philosophies and stylistic interpretations, so John Simister’s exploration of their best and worst qualities proves a compelling read.
Whether it’s the cobbled classics in spring, a picturesque Grand Fondo, or the local town line sprint, we engineer bikes that let riders get the most out of whatever roads they ride. From the record-setting SuperSix EVO and CAAD10 to the race-proven, endurance-focused Synapse, there are no gimmicks, no hype. Just lightest-in-class weights, perfectly balanced stiffness and a lively ride-feel that could only come from Cannondale.