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…

Rossi shows FMX champ how to ride
If Valentino Rossi is one of the coolest blokes on the planet, you’d have to say Axell Hodges isn’t far behind him. That’s if you’ve heard of Axell Hodges. If you haven’t, I’ll tell you who he is. He’s a freestyle motocross rider with three X-Games gold medals to... Read more
Do you want to go on a bike launch?
One of the best things about working in the motorcycle media industry is occasionally you get the opportunity to attend the press launch of a new motorcycle. Despite there actually being a lot of work to do whilst you’re there, be it writing content for a magazine or website,... Read more
Limited Edition Razgatlıoğlu Replica R1
A few weeks ago, Yamaha showed off a really trick R1 that they’d built for Valentino Rossi, to celebrate everything he’d done for Yamaha during his MotoGP career. And I’ll admit, I got a bit shirty about it. They’d built an absolutely incredible sounding track bike, but they weren’t... Read more
Stark Future VARG | 80hp electric MX bike
No, before you ask, the new motorcycle brand Stark Future, isn’t anything to do with fictional squillionaire superhero Tony Stark, also known as Ironman. No, they’re a new company (est. 2019) based in Barcelona (but with Swedish roots), that are going to ‘design, develop and manufacture cutting-edge electric motorcycles... Read more
Honda announce £10k bonus and free Fireblade for ’22 Superstock winner
As part of Honda Racing UK’s new National Superstock Support package, Honda have said they’ll give away a free CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, as well as a £10,000 bonus, to anyone who wins the British Superstock Championship after signing up to the program. As well as the championship bonuses, you’ll... Read more
2022 Ducati DesertX
Taking a Ducati through the middle of a desert might not’ve been very high on a lot of peoples priority list before 2019. Since then though, and thanks to the introduction of the Ducati DesertX, if it isn’t on your list of priorities, it should be. And even more... Read more
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 | A new adventure
It sounds like Hinkley lot mean business with the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200. Rather than just updating what is/was a very serviceable adventure bike with a new colour scheme, they’ve gone all the way back to the drawing board to create a lighter, faster, and altogether more capable machine.... Read more
Bimota KB4 | Exotica?
Did you know, Kawasaki own a 49.9% stake in Bimota? No? Well now you do. That might have something to do with the fact that the new slightly retro looking Bimota KB4 sportsbike has a big, fat, Kawasaki engine running it. Just last week, at the Milan Motorcycle Show... Read more
Norton V4 Café Racer Prototype unveiled
Some people will turn their noses up at this simply because of the fact that it’s a Norton. Because despite the company being under completely new management, the word Norton, thanks to the actions of he-who-must-not-be-named, still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many. And if I’d... Read more
How long does a helmet last?
If you’re anything like me, it’s not often you’ll get the recommended 3-5 years out of a crash helmet; I’ve usually smashed them to bits way before that, crashing some bike or another. But not everyone’s as clumsy as me. In fact most people take much better care of... Read more
2022 KTM 390 Adventure
The KTM 390 Adventure, KTM’s mini adventure bike. It’s got a single cylinder, 4-stroke Euro5 compatible motor making 43bhp and 37Nm or torque, and now (or for 2022), its got a fresh look and some saucy upgrades. Possibly the biggest, most exciting upgrade for ‘22 is the new, or... Read more
John McGuiness back with Honda for 2022
He’s won 23 TTs. He was the first man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course at over 130mph. In 2022 he’ll start his 100th TT race. His name’s John McGuiness, and next season he’ll be back where he belongs, racing a Honda Fireblade at the... Read more