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…

The Chelsea Chariots of Motorcycling
When I was at school there was a certain breed of parent that wanted to drop their kids off every morning in the biggest, flashiest, most expensive 4×4 their finance company could stretch to. They didn’t live on a farm, or at the end of a long, unpaved track... Read more
Watch Sam Sunderland Race up the Burj Khalifa
If you’re impressed with Sam Sunderland s form at this year’s Dakar Rally (you should be, he’s leading the standings as we speak), you might also be impressed with his acting skills. Unfortunately, his time-keeping leaves a lot to be desired. But you can get away with setting off... Read more
Watch Danilo Petrucci in tearful interview after winning first ever Dakar stage.
Yesterday, Danilo Petrucci became the first person ever in the history of the world to win both a MotoGP race and a Dakar Rally stage. And he did it in his first ever attempt at the Dakar Rally. And he didn’t just win by fluke, either. He didn’t just... Read more
Confessions part 4 | Don’t steal my sponsor
There’s an unwritten rule in bike racing that you don’t steal someone else’s sponsor. It’s like shagging another bloke’s wife; it’s just really bad form. That said, I’m sure both of those things do go on in equal measure, in most racing paddocks. They certainly do in any racing... Read more
Confessions part 3 | Cheating again
The second time I got caught cheating went very differently. This time I was about 20, racing in the British Superstock Championship. I was racing for quite a big team with quite a big sponsor. It was a sponsor that I had originally brought to the paddock, and one... Read more
Confessions part 2 | Cheating
I’ve never really considered myself a cheater. That said I’d be lying if I said I’ve never been disqualified for exactly that; cheating. And it’s something that I’m never allowed to forget, because when it happened I was racing against my girlfriend’s brothers, and she still reminds me of... Read more
Confessions of a motorcycle racer part 1
Some athletes are purer than the driven snow when it comes to sportsmanship, fair play and all that stuff. But in my experience, the bike racing world is hardly top-heavy with those sorts of characters. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an awesome sport to be a part of, but... Read more
Damon HyperFighter | 200hp E-superbike
The Canadian electric bike manufacturer that brought us the Hypersport electric superbike have just unveiled their latest weapon. It’s the Damon HyperFighter. It’s got 197bhp, 199Nm of torque, does 0-60 in three seconds, and will do 170mph flat-out. And it looks pretty saucy, too. The new Damon HyperFighter comes... Read more
Kawasaki Z 50th anniversary editions
It was in 1972 that the first Kawasaki Super Four Z1 hit the streets, and to celebrate Kawasaki are releasing four special 50th anniversary Z models; a Z650, Z650RS, Z900 and Z900RS. “What’s so special about them?” I hear you ask. Well really, as you might have guessed, it’s... Read more
Petrucci wins stage five at the Dakar Rally
When the news came out that Danilo Petrucci was leaving the MotoGP paddock, I expected to hear shortly afterwards that the two-time MotoGP race winner (Mugello 2019, Le Mans 2020) had signed for a WSBK team. But that news never came. Instead, we heard of his plans to compete... Read more
Awesome UK roads you need to ride in ’22
A mate of mine is pestering me to help him plan a little riding holiday in Europe. He wants to explore the Alps, ride all of its mountain passes, drink foreign beer and spend a long weekend doing it. But I’ve told him he doesn’t need to go all... Read more
2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak Review