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…

KTM Rally Replica | Dakar Dream Machine
Remember when Ducati and Honda started selling MotoGP bikes to normal* people? If you had a load of money, you could buy a Ducati Desmosedici, or a Honda RC213V-S. Imagine that, your very own MotoGP bike. Sort of; because both of them were very watered down versions of the... Read more
Gerloff to Replace Morbidelli at Assen
Can you remember as far back as Valencia last year? If you can, you’ll know the name Garrett Gerloff, whether you’re a World Superbike fan or not. Just in case you can’t, I’ll tell you what happened; the Yank stepped in to ride Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha YZR-M1, and although... Read more
Valentino Rossi – 9 things you didn’t know
Valentino Rossi. The Doctor, The Goat, Rossi, Vale; call him what you want but as far as his parents are concerned, he’s only got one name. Valentino. But what’s in a name? Well you may be surprised what you can learn about him, by simply picking apart the letters... Read more
The government hates motorsport.
It’s been clear for a number of years that the government hates motorsport. It doesn’t matter who’s in charge, or what colour tie they wear, they thoroughly despise it. And although most of us were already aware, this whole coronavirus debacle has certainly confirmed it. This week’s news, that... Read more
Marc Marquez; a flash in the pan?
Yesterday, anyone that watched MotoGP saw Marc Marquez take his 11th consecutive win at the Sachsenring in Germany. It came 581 days after his last MotoGP win, 336 days after his career-threatening arm injury. But he did it. And the Repsol Honda rider has now stood on the podium... Read more
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