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…

Who’s going to win MotoGP in 2021?
After one of the most peculiar seasons of MotoGP ever, which saw nine different winners over 14 rounds, predicting who’ll win in 2021 isn’t going to be easy. Will it be one of 2020’s nine different winners? Will it be Marc Marquez? Will the Repsol Honda rider even be... Read more
Riding in the wet really isn’t that bad
How many times have you climbed out of bed with every intention of going for a ride on the bike, only to be put off by wet stuff falling from the sky? If that’s you, you don’t need to worry; you’re not alone. The thought of getting your bike... Read more
Rossi vs a Robot. WTF is Yamaha’s MOTOBOT?
Simply speaking, MOTOBOT is Yamaha’s autonomous motorcycle riding humanoid robot. But how and why have Yamaha decided to try and build a robot that can beat nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi round a track? And more importantly, have they achieved it? Well according to the guys in charge of... Read more
Modern motorcycle tech. Is it worth it?
Whether you’re buying a sportsbike, an adventure bike or anything in between, these days it doesn’t matter which of the manufactures have got their name slapped on the side of it. Chances are if you’ve gone for the top spec model, it’ll have space-age gadgetry and state of the... Read more
All you need to know about the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
Hayabusa means peregrine falcon in Japanese. Peregrine falcons are not only the fastest animal on earth, they also love to feast on blackbirds. And that’s exactly what Suzuki wanted the Hayabusa to do; to eat Honda’s Blackbird for breakfast. They’ve been around since 1999, they’ve sold nearly 200,000 units... Read more
Let’s have a shake-up of the UK motorcycle test.
The UK motorcycle test keeps getting more complicated, more expensive and, some would argue, more irrelevant to a lot of riders. Over the years, I’ve spoken to a lot of people who have called for inclusion of a section of off-road riding in the UK Motorcycle test, or even... Read more
All you need to know about the Husqvarna Svartpilen 125
Husqvarna’s street line-up has just been expanded thanks to the all-new Husqvarna Svartpilen 125, a bike that they say will “open up the world of urban exploration to a new generation of youngsters”. The Svartpilen 125 joins the 401 and the 701 in Husky’s urban street bike range. With... Read more
What I missed most in 2020
The thing that has been getting most of us through 2020 has been looking forward to 2021, when hopefully, we can put all of this COVID-19 nonsense behind us. It’s true that one day we might be able to look back and laugh at last year, and all of... Read more
A trio of champions for Buildbase Suzuki
2021 will see ex-Moto3 world champion Danny Kent and ex-European Superstock 600 champion Gino Rea ride the Buildbase Suzuki GSXR-1000R BSB superbikes. Tim Neave, a UK Pro Flat Track champion and part of 44Teeth’s championship winning Freetech Endurance team, will compete on their Superstock 1000 machine. Danny Kent might... Read more
Video: The Lockdown Show
Welcome back to another week and another lockdown show – the show that keeps changing name but I think we’ve finally settled on ‘The Lockdown Show,’ because it’s a show during lockdown. I’m sure you’re as bored, frustrated and going as insane as we are but, fear not, here’s... Read more
Top-5: Grey Import bikes
Honda have decided they don’t want to import the new CBR600RR to the UK, and Yamaha won’t sell us a road registered YZF-R6 anymore – thanks chiefly to Euro emissions rules – and that’s just the start of a long list of bikes that we can’t officially get hold of over here in Blighty. But this isn’t a... Read more
“What is the best bike in the world?”
Having spent the last 25 years racing bikes and the last five years writing about them for mags and websites, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a go on most contemporary sportsbikes (probably all of them, when I come to think of it). And plenty more besides sportsbikes; custom... Read more