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…
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company are having a brand new ferry built, and it was ‘floated out’ on the water for the first time last week. The new ferry, the Manxman, will replace the Ben-my-Chree, which is the slow-boat that that you’ve probably been abord if you’ve... Read more
If your motorcycle adventures are anything like mine, you’ll be used to things going wrong. But whether they’re as calamitous as mine or not, it pays dividends to prepare for the worst. I haven’t always done that, and when I haven’t, I’ve usually regretted it. So here are a... Read more
Peter Hickman is facing a bit of a dilemma when it comes to the NW200 Supersport races, due to be held next month. His ‘Supersport’ machine, Trooper Beer Triumph 765, although eligible in BSB Supersport EVO, and at the Isle of Man TT in the ‘Next Generation’ Supersport class,... Read more
Either HRC’s (Honda Racing Corporation) new Fireblade is better than it’s ever been, or they’ve got some really special riders in the shape of Iker Lecuona and Xavi Vierge. Or both. Because never have Team HRC started a WSBK season so well. And that’s with a pair of riders... Read more
Do you want a track bike? Silly question, of course you want a track bike. Because the track is the best place not only to see what you and your bike are really capable of, but to hone your motorcycling skills to the Nth degree. But it can be... Read more
World Adventure Week is back by popular demand you can get involved. You’ve got seven days to do 1,000km (621 miles). Do that and you’ll win a personalised World Adventure Week award, as well as the chance to be featured on KTM’s social media channels and theworldadventureweek.com’s website. Exciting,... Read more
It’s been a long time coming, but the Isle of Man TT now has its own channel, where you can watch hours and hours of action from yesteryear, as well as coverage from this years event live, for the first time ever. The new channel, which has been talked... Read more
It’s but a few days until the first round of the 2022 World Superbike Championship kicks off at Aragon in Spain (it’s this weekend, 8 – 10 April, in case you didn’t know), and for the first time in longer than any of us can remember (since 2010, actually)... Read more
In 2021, the British Superbike and MotoGP championships were both won by Yamaha riders, but it was in World Superbikes that Yamaha truly dominated. Alright Toprak didn’t walk away with the championship from the get-go, but Yamaha did win the WSBK riders (Toprak Razgatlıoğlu), teams (Pata Yamaha) and manufacturers... Read more