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…
Despite the indefinite postponement of the TT Zero, students at the University of Warwick are ploughing on with their plans to build ‘Frontier’, an electric race bike, with help from Norton Motorcycles. The machine they’re working on is said to produce 160kW, equivalent to about 201bhp, and a tarmac-tearing... Read more
There isn’t a bike in the world that is absolutely perfect. Ok, one or two are quite close and most modern bikes are very capable of doing everything well. But thanks to manufacturers developing bikes to please the majority, not to mention jump through various legislative hoops dependant on... Read more
After a Factory Yamaha one-two at Assen it’s just been announced that Maverick Viñales will be leaving the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team at the end of 2021. Viñales, who finished runner up behind his teammate Fabio Quartararo at the Dutch TT yesterday, is said to have requested his... Read more
If you’ve won a motorcycle race at Grand Prix level, you’ve got something special. If you’ve won a world title, well that’s something seriously special. But every now and then, someone young upstart comes along that seems to have something else. Something extra special. These child prodigies have, in... Read more
When the government decided to remove our civil liberties and ban us from leaving our homes, the Lockdown Show was born. And you lot lapped it up. So to save you a few minutes next time you decide you need your lockdown fix, we’ve put every last one of... Read more
The return of the British Superbike Championship at the weekend got me all reminiscin’. I spent the thick end of ten years chasing the dream (or should I say chasing my tail) in that paddock but I sacked it off about five years ago when I decided ‘real’ road... Read more
I hate that I’m having to write this but unfortunately, it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re never far away from thieves. There are other words to describe them but I’ll let you come up with your own. I’m sure the thought of these disgusting people taking our stuff... Read more
After what’s been a really rather saucy start to the season, the MotoGP boys are heading to Assen. Will Marc Marquez turn his first win in 581 days into a winning streak? Can championship leader Fabio Quartararo extend his championship lead? Maybe reigning champ Joan Mir will return to... Read more
The 21st of June, or the summer solstice, is known by many as the longest day of the year. Even though it’s only 24 hours. Just like every other day. But a minor detail like that didn’t put Valerio Boni off in the slightest. He rode his MV Agusta... Read more
The brand new Aramco Racing Team VR46 have just signed a deal with Ducati to run a two-rider team in MotoGP from 2022 to 2024. The Tavullia based team have yet to officially announce who their riders will be, but I’d put my money on Luca Marini (Valentino’s half-brother)... Read more
After what seems like a lifetime, BSB is finally back. The British Superbike Championship is, without doubt, the best domestic racing series in the world. And for five very good reasons. Here they are… The Riders You don’t need a massive ego to be a British Superbike Racer, but... Read more