When word got out about the RS 660, we were all pretty gosh darn excited. We rode the RS last year and, despite not being able to firmly place it in a particular motorcycle genre, were pretty impressed with its peachy little engine, the way it handled and its space-age tech. That said, the...
When you’ve sold as many Monsters as Ducati have – more than 350,000 – you know you’re onto a winner. But whilst the Monster 1200 always seemed to be exactly what it said on the tin (a Monster), its smaller sibling, the Monster 900 never seemed quite as monstrous as I’d have liked….
BMW has finally given the S 1000 R a long-overdue update; it’s 5.1kg lighter, it’s got a new chassis and yes, before you ask, it does include the newer spec S 1000 RR based engine… sort of. Ok, it’s not in the same 200bhp+ state of tune and you don’t get shifting cams, but essentially, it’s…
In case you didn’t know, we’ve just nailed a marathon back-to-back test with Aprilia’s RSV4 RF and the Yamaha R1M: a day of circuit assessments at Silverstone followed by a few hundred pothole-infested road miles in the south of England for the ultimate conclusion. And entertainment. If there was... Read more
I didn’t watch the Malaysian MotoGP live. Instead, I enjoyed a weekend of debauchery with ten of my bestest mates at a secluded holiday house in Salcombe, Devon. You know, feverishly drinking and inhaling Mr Sheene under a duvet with whores and plenty of poker and japery. I was... Read more
Triumph is the latest player to add to the ever-growing modern classic segment. Once the world’s coolest motorcycle (ask your grandad), the Bonneville is making a comeback next season as Triumph has just released five new models based on the timeless classic of 1959. Launched among a veritable feast... Read more
With the 44th Tokyo Motor Show now well underway, Yamaha is the latest to showcase its concept offerings – including a bloody car. As well as displaying six brand-new production models, the theme of Yamaha’s 2015 booth is ‘Resonate’, and our pick of the bunch is this Resonator 125... Read more
Not content with bragging the world’s most powerful production bike in the H2R, Kawasaki has today unveiled this Concept SC 01 at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show. The Big K has also unwrapped fresh supercharged technology for 2016, and something tagged the ‘Rideology’ strategy aimed at the future. It... Read more
Yet more Yard Built goodness from Yamaha, this time in the shape of the firm’s all-new retrosexual XSR700: a bike based on the popular MT-07 that’s currently being launched and ridden by the world’s press. Our invite was lost in the post, or something… German-based JvB-moto has created the... Read more
I’ve often wondered if vehicles have a soul. It’s a silly notion that inanimate objects can have a bearing and influence over one’s life, or indeed bestow it with love or fear or mediocrity. These things enter our lives as blank storyless books, empty pages waiting to be filled.... Read more
When you get offered a chance to ride the most ridiculously powerful and excessive production bike ever created, you say yes – even on a cold, damp, murky autumnal day in front of 30,000 expectant race fans. Kawasaki’s supercharged H2R has owned 2015 in terms of horsepower and willy-waving... Read more
Arm pump is the devil’s work, pure and simple. Any trackday regular or racer who has suffered this nasty, inexplicable ailment will comprehend the damage it can cause, whether it be spoiling a trackday session or utterly ruining a race weekend. I’m not going to lie: it’s bungled my... Read more
Honda has announced there’ll be a revised CBR500R making an appearance in the 2016 range, with the focus on sharper styling and a medley of practical refinements to appease A2-licence holders. Until the recent arrival of bikes like the CBR, sportsbike newbs have had limited brand-new buying options when... Read more
For those of you that don’t like reading – or can’t read – here’s our Ducati Monster 1200 R Review in beautiful video format. Shot in the back of 44Teeth’s bang-bus mobile studio, it’s a leisurely discussion on Ducati’s most powerful ever naked bike to make production, plus a... Read more