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…
This is news that’ll come as no surprise to anyone that’s been following the ‘Maverick Viñales show’ in 2021. The rumours have been circulating for long enough, and now they’ve been confirmed; the former 125cc and Moto3 World Champ will be racing for Aprilia in 2022. He’ll be joining... Read more
I’m writing this as I bounce along in the passenger seat of a Mercedes Atego truck on my way to Spa Francorchamps. I’m heading down with a couple of mates to race my trusty old ZX-10R in a 6 hour endurance race. Five days ago, I didn’t even know... Read more
Yamaha have just released a statement announcing their factory rider Maverick Viñales has been suspended and won’t be racing at the next round of the 2021 MotoGP Championship. Why? Because he’s been a very naughty boy. The news comes a month or so after the Monster Energy Yamaha rider... Read more
If you’ve been watching MotoGP recently, you’ll have heard the commentators talk about the rear ride height device, and you might have seen one in action too. Particularly now Suzuki have finally jumped on the bandwagon. But if you’re wondering what it is, where it’s come from and why... Read more
The motorcycle market is bursting with bikes to suit all botties, but not to suit all budgets. For more of us than not, all that’s separating us from the bike of our dreams is a few thousand pounds. Or a few tens of thousands of pounds. But don’t let... Read more
Riding motorbikes is a great way to make yourself look seriously, seriously cool. But they can also make you look really daft, if (when) you get it wrong. And I should know, because I’ve got it wrong myself on numerous occasions. In fact I’ve spent my life ‘getting it... Read more
The humble wheelie. It’s the one stunt that’s guaranteed* to get you into the knickers of any passing female (or male, if you’d rather). Since the invention of the motorcycle, the ability to pull a wheelie has turned mere men into almost god-like figures amongst their two-wheeled peers. But... Read more
One of the most important jobs in a MotoGP team is undoubtedly the crew chief, second only to the rider. He (or she) will have his (or her) finger in all the different pies in the MotoGP pit box and is the first person the superstar rider will speak... Read more