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…

Full Highlights of the 2022 Dakar Rally
This morning, after thousands of race miles the Dakar Rally came to a dramatic end. The problem is, in the UK, unless you know where to find it, it’s really difficult to watch on the telly. So we thought we’d make it easy for you, and put all of... Read more
Who’d ride a modern Kawasaki ZXR400?
Would you ride a modern day Kawasaki ZXR400, if they were as good as they used to be in the 90s? I think I would. And we might just get the chance to soon, because rumour has it, Kawasaki have got a model ready to launch that might hark... Read more
Marc Marquez better and back on a bike
Fans of Marc Marquez will be pleased to know his latest ailment seems to be on the mend. His diagnosis of diplopia (double vision, in English) has been confirmed, by ophthalmologist Dr Sanchez Dalmau, to be making a clear improvement. Thanks to this favourable prognosis the doctors, as well... Read more
Sam Sunderland wins Dakar on a GASGAS
After twelve long stages and over 38 hours of competitive racing, Sam Sunderland from Poole in England, has just won his second Dakar Rally, this time on a GASGAS. The Brit, on his KTM Rally Replica-derived GASGAS only actually won one stage (stage 8) but his overall victory just... Read more
Slowing down makes you crash.
We all know that speed doesn’t kill. It’s usually slowing down or coming to a stop really, really suddenly that does it. But I think the point they’re trying to make is that you’re more likely to die, or hurt yourself, if you crash when you’re going fast. I... Read more
How to recover from injuries. Fast.
In September 2020 I broke my tibia and fibula in a really stupid accident in a car park. It was a right mess, and it took a good few hours of surgery and a load of metal to put it all back together again. For a few months I... Read more
Government cancel Smart Motorway rollout
After billions of pounds of our hard earned taxes have been spent, the government have decided that there isn’t enough evidence to suggest smart motorways are as safe as they first thought, so they’re canning the rollout of any new smart motorway schemes for five years. The plan is... Read more
MCE Insurance Company cancel all bike policies
When MCE Insurance Company Ltd was placed under administration on the 19th November 2021, they told their customers that all insurance policies underwritten by them will remain in place until their renewal date. Now it turns out they won’t, and all of their existing motorcycle insurance policies will be... Read more
Triumph officially back in WSBK paddock in 2022
After scoring seventh and eighth in the British Supersport Championship with Kyle Smith and Brandon Paasch respectively, Dynavolt Triumph are stepping up to the big leagues, the World Supersport Championship, for 2022. That’s right, the news has just come through that the Simon Buckmaster run team will be running... Read more
North West 200 dates officially announced
We’ve just had conformation that the North West 200 Road Races will take place this year (2022) on the 8th-14th May. The news comes after two years of the event being cancelled thanks to the dreaded C word. I’m talking about the Covid, not that four-letter one that you... Read more
There’s no such thing as bad weather
It’s January and it’s raining outside. It rained yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that. And it’s easy to use the excuse of ‘bad weather’ to stop us going out on our bikes. I’ll be honest, I’m as guilty as the next man for it.... Read more
How to annoy sportsbike riders at a trackday