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…

Ten reasons to take your kids racing
When I was growing up, I felt like the luckiest kid in the world because I spent every other weekend with my old man, racing bikes. And that, if you ask me, is the best thing in the world. But there are loads of other reasons to take your... Read more
Drivers. Learn how to use slip roads.
If traffic on motorway or dual carriageway is moving freely, there’s no excuse for stopping on slip roads. If you find need to, you’re a dangerous driver and shouldn’t have a license. It’s really not difficult. All you need to do is match your speed with the traffic on... Read more
E Sports – Pull the other one
I haven’t got a problem with kids playing computer games (it’s a bit weird if you’re an adult). I used to love them, when it was raining outside. And it’s great that, thanks to the phenomenon that is the internet, you can play with people all over the world;... Read more
Suzuki GSX-S950 |  A2 License ‘big-bike’
If you like the idea of a GSX-S1000 but they’re too fast, a Suzuki GSX-S950 might be just the ticket. Based on the GSX-S1000, the 950 is Suzuki’s answer to that rarely asked question; “can I ride a big bike with an A2 license?” Now you can. They say... Read more
The plight of the unfinished project
How many of you started building something ten years ago and are still ‘working on it’. You’ll finish it one day, won’t ya? When you get time. Or when the parts become available. I’ve got a few on the go. And I’ll finish them one day, honest. But in... Read more
Top 5 ways to go racing on a budget
If you want to go bike racing, it definitely helps if your dad’s a drug trafficker or a Saudi arms dealer. That kind of thing. Or at least has the bank account of one. But most of us aren’t as lucky as that. Because it’s difficult to go racing... Read more
Is it time we embraced the electronic age?
There are plenty of people that don’t fancy the idea of electronic this, that and the other on their bikes. I understand. I was once one of them. In fact in some respects I still am. There are certain things that I’m still not convinced by. Antilocking brake systems,... Read more
How (not) to sneak in without paying
For years, people have been coming up with new ways of sneaking into race meetings to avoid paying the ever-extortionate ticket prices. Quite frankly, motorsport fans in the UK are sick and tired of putting fuel in MSV owner, Jonathon Palmer’s helicopter. But commerce is one of the first... Read more
A bad motorbike is better than a brilliant bicycle
If it was a choice between walking miles, or riding a motorbike there, everyone I know would choose the motorbike. Even if it was a really rubbish one.  There are some people though, who’d give the crap motorbike a wide berth if there was a pushbike on offer. I’m... Read more
My thoughts on the Quartararo striptease
If you didn’t see what happened during last weekends Catalan MotoGP, you’ll have no doubt seen the social media backlash. Monster Energy Yamaha Rider, and World Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo completed the last handful of laps with his leathers unzipped. Right down. Nobody really knows why they were unzipped,... Read more
Superstock bikes; more ‘super’ than ‘stock’
We all know that the superbikes on the World (and British) Superbike grids are a far-cry from their showroom-spec brethren. They’ve got tuned engines, beefed up chassis, prototype suspension and carbon fibre everything. And that’s just scratching the surface. But whilst it’s true that superstock bikes aren’t nearly as... Read more
2021 MotoGP Catalunya | Rider Ratings
Yesterday’s MotoGP race at Catalunya was a bizarre one. OK, the amount of crashers and the unexpected winner was par for the MotoGP course these days. But the mid-race striptease from the championship leader was most certainly not. The action from the 2021 MotoGP in Catalunya was as entertaining... Read more