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…

Motorcycles of the future; what will they be like?
Since the invention of the very first motorcycle, nearly 150 years ago, they’ve been getting better and better and better. And although there’s liable to be a few flat-cap wearing coffin-dodgers that reckon the 60s, the 70s or the 80s were the golden age of motorcycles, I think most... Read more
Top 5 tips for buying a used bike
It’d be nice if we could all afford brand new bikes, all of the time, wouldn’t it? But the fact of the matter is this; you can get a whole lot more for your money when you start to peruse the used bike market. Be it a six-month old... Read more
Slow drivers; you’re the problem
How many times have you heard someone say ‘speed kills’? It’s obviously a very odd thing to say, since we all know that it’s not the speed that kills; it’s the stopping really, really quickly that does the damage. No, when someone tells you that ‘speed kills’, they’re talking... Read more
Cheating in Bike Racing
You don’t always hear about it because it’s usually only discovered after the telly cameras have stopped rolling. But even now, there’s still plenty of cheating in bike racing. More often than not, it goes completely undetected, but every now and then the perps get caught red handed. But... Read more
Why everyone needs a small capacity motorbike
When you’re in the market for a new bike, the temptation for a lot of us is to go for the biggest, fastest thing we can afford. And it’s really hard to ignore it, with so many super sexy superbikes to choose from. But if you can be persuaded... Read more
A wedding or a new bike?
I saw a statistic the other day that genuinely made my jaw drop. Apparently the average cost of a wedding in the UK is £16,000. Now I don’t know (or really care) how true that actually is, but if you’d seriously consider spunking that sort of cash on a... Read more
MotoGP Qatar Schedule
After not the coldest, but probably the most miserable winter on record (well the most miserable winter in my lifetime anyway), we’ve finally got something to smile about. No, Bozza still hasn’t opened the pubs, but MotoGP is about to start. After a bit of a teaser a few... Read more
When selling a bike is like losing a family member
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to seeing someone load my pride and joy into their van. You might have just shoved a fist full of dollars into your sky rocket but it’ll be scant redemption. And if seeing it disappearing down the street doesn’t put a knot... Read more
Top tips to avoid a crash
You could probably argue that I’m not the best person to be doling out advice on how to avoid a crash. I have, after all, crashed more bikes than I care to remember. But, on the other side of the coin, perhaps I can help you learn from my... Read more
Triumph TE-1; the electric bike we’ve been waiting for?
You may or may not have heard of Project Triumph TE-1. It’s a project that was publicised a little bit a few years ago, but since then, it’s been all quiet on the western front. Until today. That’s because the project, led by Triumph Motorcycles, in partnership with Williams... Read more
Popular misconceptions about sportsbike riders
They might look like Power Rangers on acid in their latest multicoloured airbag suits, on their latest £20k+, 200mph+, fanny magnet superbikes. But remember, sportsbike riders are still human beings, and they eat, shit and shag, just like the rest of us. But some folk do hold these streak-of-lightning... Read more
Marc Marquez to miss opening GP
The Repsol Honda HRC MotoGP team have just announced that Marc Marquez will be watching the first round of the 2021 MotoGP season from the side lines. Or, more likely, from home. The press release said he made the decision with his medical team, however I suspect they made... Read more