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…
If you liked the old ‘Strada 950, you’re going to love this. It’s the new Ducati Multistrada V2 and it’s lighter and more comfortable than the ‘950’ that it replaces. Ok, it’s not actually any more powerful, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get excited about the new ‘Mini-Multi’.... Read more
As far as many are concerned, to have a dirty motorbike is bad form. And, if you ask me, it’s for good reason. Because a dirty motorbike doesn’t just look a bit horrible. Oh no, like the penis, if you don’t clean it thoroughly after use, it could end... Read more
If you surround yourself with short people, you’ll start believing your tall. If you surround yourself with ugly people, you’ll start believing you’re a looker. And if you surround yourself with slower riders, you’ll start believing you’re god’s gift to motorcycling. And I should know, because it happened to... Read more
Some people will tell you that 200bhp is too much power for anyone to have in a motorcycle. And whilst it is a whopping amount of power, I don’t necessarily agree that it’s too much. Everybody knows that the throttle works both ways, and if you’re capable of operating... Read more
Kawasaki claim to have started a retro revolution – or a ‘retrovolution’ – with the introduction of this, the Z650RS. They reckon it’ll open up the mid-capacity class to ‘a wide range of riders’; although you’d probably have to say that it’s already open to most. Nevertheless, if you’re... Read more
Who said the Supersport sector was dead? Whoever it was, it doesn’t sound like MV Agusta got the memo because they’ve just released this, the F3 RR. Alright, it might not be a Supersport bike in the true ‘Supersport 600’ sense of the word, with its 147bhp, 798cc engine,... Read more
When Suzuki let slip that there’s a new model coming, I almost let myself get excited. Could it be a new GSX-R1000? Well, it turns out that, indeed, is too much to ask for. Rather than give us what we’ve all been asking for, for a good few years... Read more
Have you ever been left baffled by some clever-dick salesman reeling off a bunch of letters? Or flummoxed by a web post or magazine article because everything’s DRL this and TFT that? Well you won’t be the only one. So to help shed some light on the confusing motorcycle... Read more
There are a bunch of really good reasons for everyone to have a go at off-road riding, but the main reason is simple; you’ll have a jolly good time. It can be a little bit daunting though, trying something new for the first time. Particularly something that there’s a... Read more
The season-long game of musical chairs continues in Yamaha’s MotoGP camp with the news that Andrea Dovizioso will replace Franco Morbidelli in the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, as Morbidelli’s been promoted to the Factory squad, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, with immediate effect. And it’s the San... Read more
After a bit of teasing and a bit of leaking, Triumph have finally let us know exactly what the new Speed Triple 1200 RR is all about. Much to the disappointment of many, it’s not a Superbike. I know we’re all desperate for Triumph to build a big-bore Daytona,... Read more