2021 Aprilia Tuono 660
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...
2021 Ducati Monster

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….

2021 BMW S 1000 R

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…

2016 MotoGP Season kicks off
With the hangovers and morning-after remorse dispelled from Sunday’s end-of-season festivities, there was a lot to get through before 2016 pre-season testing kicked off at Valencia this morning: Bridgestone branding removed from leathers, bikes and garage hoarding, replaced with Michelin for the first time since 2008. And, for some,... Read more
Triumph unveils all-new 2016 Speed Triple
Despite initial glances, the iconic Triumph Speed Triple gets a major overhaul for 2016 with an all-new 1050cc triple that features ‘104 new developments’ and a feast of electronics. And, as before, next year’s model will come in two versions: the more standard ‘S’ and the lightweight, Öhlins-kitted ‘R’…... Read more
‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands
Legendary custom builder, Roland Sands has joined Yamaha’s Yard Built project with this naughty little number – his fifth collaboration with the tuning fork firm. Although there’s no official mention, the ‘Faster Wasp’ is based on the MT-09 and decorated in the renowned Speed Block colours, paying homage to... Read more
Phil Crowe: Fat but f**king Fast
The Irish racers call him the ‘Beast from the East’ and you can probably see why. I first encountered Phil Crowe several years ago at the Castle Combe Grand National: the annual (and only) motorcycle race meeting of the year at my hideously fast local circuit. Admittedly, I was... Read more
Video: Yamaha R1M Datalogger
Sometimes there isn’t time/space to divulge certain specifics during our videos/reviews (sometimes no-one gives a damn anyway), though sometimes certain specifics on certain bikes are worth sharing. Yamaha’s R1M is arguably the most technologically advanced sportsbike that’s ever graced this planet and comes laden with enough gizmos to open... Read more
Ducati 899 Panigale: Best Track Mods
It’s no secret there’s an 899 replacement coming in 2016, which makes the current baby Panigale cheaper on the used market than a semi-detached in Sheffield – around £9k will net you a decent example. In terms of showroom sales, the 899 was the most popular sportsbike in 2014,... Read more
KTM RC16 MotoGP Project is go
Just over a year since announcing its return to MotoGP, KTM has debuted the RC16 at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. And it looks blisteringly sexual in testing guise. Ridden by lucky bastard the factory’s test rider and ex-GP pilot, Alex Hoffman, the shakedown lasted three days and,... Read more
Video: Aprilia RSV4 RF v Yamaha R1M – Road Test
Here’s the second instalment of our mammoth Aprilia RSV4 RF v Yamaha R1M test in glorious audio-visualisation, and this time it’s a road-based analysis for the sportiest steeds of 2015. The pairing proved problematic to split after a day at Silverstone, with only subjective characteristics swaying the halfway conclusion.... Read more
Nakamoto: “We hope Valentino will understand his mistake”
Just when you thought Sepang’s shitstorm was subsiding as MotoGP heads to Valencia, HRC’s Vice President, Shuhei Nakamoto has rightfully gone public with his view of events. While some of it is obvious (understandable) Honda-based propaganda, there are some fascinating nuggets and balanced thoughts. Rather than rehashing the press... Read more