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…

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
Fast Crashers Vs World Champions
What would you rather be, the fastest rider in the world, or the World Champion? Because those two things don’t necessarily go hand in hand. Joan Mir reminded us of that last year, when he won the MotoGP World Championship after only standing on top of the podium once.... Read more
What it takes to race at the IOM TT.
The IOM TT; it’s the biggest and best road race in the world, so why doesn’t everyone sign up for it? Well after racing there since 2016, I think I’ve figured it out. Not everyone’s got what it takes. Here’s a few of the things you are going to... Read more
Rins to miss home GP after cycling crash
It’s just been confirmed that Suzuki MotoGP rider Alex Rins will miss the Catalan MotoGP following a cycling crash. The Spaniard will have surgery on his fractured radius on Friday morning and will not be fit to race at the weekend. There’s no further information yet regarding the seriousness... Read more
Motocross; the hardest sport in the world
When I was a nipper, motocross was my thing. Most weekends I’d be riding somewhere. And if I was lucky, I’d get to ride somewhere on a weekday after school, too. But it’s safe to say my motocross career never took off. So when my old mate Johnny persuaded... Read more
The Bastianini crash. Who’s to blame?
Did you watch MotoGP at the weekend? If so, you’ll have no doubt wondered what on earth caused Enea Bastianini’s Ducati to be skating along the floor as the rest of the riders approached the grid. I certainly did. And it wasn’t until halfway through the race that we... Read more
2021 Triumph Speed Twin – all you need to know
Back in 1938 when Triumph of old released the original Speed Twin, it was a bit of a game changer. And for 2021, the Hinkley Massive are telling us that the new Triumph Speed Twin, with its higher performance, better handling and enhanced tech, is going to set the... Read more
Modern classics, what’s the big deal?
Can you remember Steve McQueen and his mate bombing around Germany, evading the Nazis on retro-as-you-like motorbikes? Do you remember old BSAs and AJSs with a nostalgic smile? I don’t. I’m too young. And I can remember many a conversation with my dad, and my old grandad, about the... Read more