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…

Why we’re not at Dakar ’22…
The eagle-eyed amongst you would have spotted we’re not in Saudi Arabia, lining up for Dakar ’22. Things were looking grand until October – entries accepted, Mick Extance Dakar Academy plans in place, training camps booked – but then the organisers told us we couldn’t enter the Malle Moto... Read more
The most expensive Japanese motorcycle.
The world record for the most expensive Japanese motorcycle ever auctioned has just been broken. Can you guess what it was? Well, you’ve probably worked it out from the picture. Yes, it was a 2016, never-ridden, Honda RC213V-S. And it sold for a eye-watering £182,500. When I say pristine... Read more
How to look after your helmet
Look after your helmet, and your helmet will look after you, that’s what I was always taught. And nothing could be more true. No, I’m not talking about your penis, I’m talking about your crash helmet. Because a well-cared-for lid could be the difference between a crash causing serious... Read more
New Year’s resolutions everyone needs
Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? New year, new you, and all that. Plenty of us make some sort of oath to ourselves, be it to lose a bit of weight, learn a new skill, or knock the ciggies on the head, starting from the first of January;... Read more