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…
KTM reckon their bringing ‘Race DNA’ to the street with their all new GP inspired RC line-up. And with GP bikes capable of winning Grand Prix in three different classes, you can hardly blame them. I’m not entirely sure how much Grand Prix technology you can shoe-horn into what... Read more
After a year without big motorcycle shows for manufacturers, small companies and punters alike, Yamaha have just released a statement confirming they won’t be at Motorcycle Live at the Birmingham NEC in 2022. Instead, they’ll focus on presenting their 2022 line-up digitally, via their online platforms. It has, however,... Read more
MotoGP is the gift that keeps on giving. Umpteen different winners, loads of drama, riders getting sacked, riders getting promoted from Moto2 and everything else you can think of has gone down in 2021. And they’re finally back on UK soil, after nearly two years. We’ve got Cal Crutchlow... Read more
It’s good news if you’re into Honda Africa twins because both the CRF1100L Africa Twin and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport have been updated, tweaked and given a ‘striking’ new colour scheme for 2022. After thirty years of Africa Twin, they just keep getting better and better. So what... Read more
Triumph and Dorna called a press conference this afternoon to make an announcement. And it could only ever have been to announce one of two things; that Triumph were going to continue supplying engines to the Moto2 grid, or that they weren’t. Turns out the former is true, as... Read more
The use of control tyres in motorsport is nothing new. Neither is it peculiar to motorcycle racing. Pirelli are the sole tyre supplier in F1 as well as the World Rally Championship. And in bike racing, British and World Superbikes have used Pirelli (or Metzler; same thing) tyres for... Read more
At the weekend we were racing the Factory Suzuki by 44Teeth GSX-R125 at Knockhill in the six hour Freetech endurance race in very wet conditions. After a bit of a telling-off from the organisers and circuit officials about overtaking under yellow flags during practice, everyone behaved themselves during the... Read more
Ever fancied a go at supermoto? I had a go a few years ago and let me tell you, it’s really, really good. But you don’t need to take my word for it, because if you’ve got £10,499, you can buy yourself a 2022 Husqvarna FS 450 and have... Read more
You’ll have probably heard the news that Jake Dixon, former BSB runner-up, will be making his MotoGP debut this weekend at the British GP at Silverstone. That’s right, after what’s looked like a difficult half-season on a Moto2 bike, the lad from Dover’s stepping up into the big leagues... Read more
Triumph have just dropped this little bombshell. They’re calling it the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 and telling us it’s in its final testing stage. According to a teaser on the Triumph website, and a very cryptic email that doesn’t give much away, “the Tiger Sport 660 is set to... Read more