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…
I love motorbikes and everything about them, and I know I’m not the only one. But there are still plenty of people out there who are petrified at the thought of swinging their leg over a two-wheeled streak of lightning. And I can sort of see why, when the... Read more
If I was a motorcycle manufacturer and I wanted to release a new middleweight adventure bike, I’d take a look at what KTM were doing. And then I’d try and do something similar. That’s exactly what CFMoto have done. In fact ‘similar’ doesn’t really cut it. That’s because the... Read more
Anyone who’s ever raced a motorbike will know it’s really good, most of the time. Just like anyone who’s ever had sex will know that’s really good too, most of the time. In fact, there’s quite a lot of similarities between bike racing and having sex; both will make... Read more
He might be one of the best motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, but years of ‘getting it wrong’ has taken its toll on the 28 year old. I can only imagine the heft of the poor lad’s medical records. And as if Marc Marquez’s medical file wasn’t... Read more
The latest news is that from 2035 all new motorcycles produced will have to be electrically powered. That’s five years after the same rule will apply for cars. But will we really be ready for that? Will the industry be ready for it? And will the infrastructure be there... Read more
Last week we uploaded a video to YouTube about the Isle of Man TT, with a few little stories from Fagan and my experiences there. It seemed to go down quite well, but since it went out, I’ve been inundated (at least three people have asked me) with questions... Read more
A couple of months ago (in October 2021), Dorna announced that Ducati would be the sole supplier of motorcycles to the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup; the electric class of the MotoGP World Championship; starting from 2023. And in preparation, Michele Pirro’s been spinning some laps at Misano, putting... Read more
You don’t have to be an avid MotoGP fan to remember the stunt Romano Fenati pulled in 2018 at the San Marino GP. As well as being all the TV commentators talked about for the rest of the race, the entire internet went bonkers about it. It was all... Read more
In the UK government drive to have a carbon neutral country as soon as possible, they’ve moved the goalposts once again. Now, they’re saying we won’t be able to buy a normally powered internal combustion (IC) engined car after 2030, and you won’t be able to buy a normally... Read more
MotoGP has been absolutely cracking for a good few years now, despite a global pandemic doing it’s level best to put the kibosh on things. No, the level of competition has gone up and up, there’s a strength in depth that I can’t remember ever seeing in a MotoGP... Read more
BMW have announced they’re launching an on-track performance academy starting in Spring 2022. Tuition will be dished out by current and former BSB riders, over four different courses using various BMW models. I think every motorcyclist, at some stage, should do some track riding. Not just so you can... Read more
If you’re struggling to think of something to buy your motorcycling friends, family or partners this Christmas, struggle no more. We’ve done some digging and found five of the best motorcycling gifts you can buy your loved ones, this Christmas. Lid Lamps If any of you went to Motorcycle... Read more