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…
It’s just been announced that Stuart Garner, who was found guilty last month of illegally investing £11 million worth of his employees pensions into Norton Motorcycles, has been sentenced… well, if you can call it a sentencing. Just this morning (Thursday 31 March 2022), the 53-year-old appeared before Derby... Read more
In a recent speech, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced that Transport for London are discussing expanding the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) to cover the whole of Greater London from 2023. Will the next step be to introduce similar schemes in all the towns and cities across... Read more
According to Brake, the road safety charity, one in five drivers crash within a year of passing their test. They also say that over 1,500 young drivers are seriously injured, or worse, on UK roads every year. So what can be done about it? Well it’s difficult to argue... Read more
If you’re a full-on British Superbike Superfan, or you just like watching people ride race bikes really fast, there’s a rare opportunity to do it tomorrow, for free. MSV are opening the doors of Donington Park for spectators to come and watch the official BSB test, for free. Donington... Read more
The AMB 001 turbo bike, the uber-exclusive love-child of Aston Martin and Brough Superior, is no longer just a concept; they’ve built 30 of them, and delivered them to customers all over the world. When the AMB 001 was unveiled back in November 2019, it was one of those... Read more
Every one knows that racing motorbikes isn’t that cheap a hobby. Contrary to popular misconception, the best things in life aren’t actually free. Even making love to beautiful woman can quite often end up costing you an arm and a leg. So as you might imagine, if you want... Read more
After one of the biggest highsides you’re ever likely to see during the warm up session of the Indonesian GP, and the subsequent bang on the head causing his diplopia* to flare up again, doctors have decided it’s best for Marc Marquez to sit the next round of the... Read more
In 2023, the Canadian powersports giant Bombardier Recreational Products will be celebrating the 50th birthday of their brand Can-Am by launching a range of brand new two wheelers. Yep, that’s right, Can-Am are building bikes again. They will all be electric, though. I know it seems like all we... Read more
Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha with Brixx) has started as he means to go on this year, topping the time sheets at the latest official WSBK test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, almost half a second faster than fierce rival Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), who only managed fourth fastest.... Read more
Transport Minister Trudy Harrison reckons the UK government is going to help create “one of the best EV charging networks in the world” so that we can all get electric cars and bikes and help save the planet. There are still quite a few issues when it comes to... Read more
Start numbers for the 2022 Isle of Man TT have just been announced for the Superbike and Senior TT races (and they’ll probably be the same for the Superstock race). Leading the boys off will be the familiar sight of 23-time TT winner John McGuiness on a Honda, who’ll... Read more
As the green flag waves on the first official test of the 2022 British Superbike season, I thought I ought to have a stab at who I think’s going to end the year on top; if only so, come October, I can look back at my predictions and see... Read more