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…

Factory Racer vs Privateer | Which is harder?
I’ve often wondered what it would be like to be a full-time, factory motorcycle racer. And it’s something that I fantasise quite a lot about, at times like this; on the run up to a big race like the TT, where I’ll be competing against the pros on my... Read more
Isle of Man TT Rules… For Dummies.
Put your hand up if you’ve been to the Isle of Man TT. Now put it down, you look like a tit. If you’ve been, you’ll probably have a decent idea of what it’s all about and a rough idea of the rules governing the different classes that race... Read more
The best race circuit in the world
I’ve been lucky enough to ride and race at quite a few race circuits in the UK and abroad, and because of that, I quite often get asked which my favourite one is. Now if I’m being totally honest, my favourite place to ride a motorcycle in the whole... Read more
Honda Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary | First Ride
2022 was always going to be a special year for Honda and the Fireblade brand. That’s because it’s 30 years since the first ones started appearing in showrooms. Since 1992 the Fireblade has seen umpteen iterations; some world-beating, others not quite, but they’ve all enjoyed their fair share of... Read more
The noise cameras are coming for you…
They’ve got cameras to catch you speeding, running red lights and borrowing bus lanes… and now, they’re getting noise cameras to prosecute you for having a noisy bike (or car). Welcome to Big Brother Britain. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, reckons it’s about time the government put a stop... Read more
North West 200 Newcomer | Boothy’s Blog
For the last five years, I’ve been desperate to compete in the International North West 200. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, it’s never happened… until this year, when I finally made it over to ‘The Triangle’.  And I loved every second of it; well nearly every second. The... Read more
Battery sharing is coming…
Wouldn’t it be great if you had an electric motorbike that didn’t take an hour and a half to recharge? No? Ok not everyone wants an electric bike. In fact plenty of you absolutely detest the idea of it. But for those of you that are a little more... Read more
GASGAS SM 700 and ES 700 | Party Time
Not content with having one of the most comprehensive off-road motorcycle line-ups going, GASGAS, just last night, announced that they’re releasing a pair of actual road bikes… well, sort of. Say hello to the GASGAS SM 700 and ES 700. This is a pair of red-hot singles that’s definitely... Read more
Josh Brookes to Replace Dunlop on the PBM Ducati
It’s just been revealed that the two-time BSB champion Josh Brookes will ride the Ducati Panigale, originally earmarked for Michael Dunlop, at the North West 200 in a few weeks’ time. When Michael Dunlop dramatically announced that he wouldn’t be racing the Paul Bird Motorsport Ducati Panigale at the... Read more
MotoGP Portimão 2022 Rider Ratings
After a ton of wet practice and iffy conditions in qualifying, the Portuguese Grand Prix got underway in reasonably good conditions; it wasn’t as sunny as it’s supposed to be in the Algarve, but it was dry. Thanks to Jack Miller wiping Joan Mir out in a over-ambitious out-braking... Read more
Michael Dunlop will NOT be riding the PBM Ducati at the TT
Last night, at the TT launch event in Ramsey on the Isle of Man, 19-time TT winner Michael Dunlop, sensationally revealed that he would not be racing the PMB Ducati at this year’s TT races. During an on-stage interview with Steve Plater, Dunlop who was notably not dressed in... Read more
Knee down | What’s it all about?
For the past 30 or 40 years, there hasn’t been many things that are as cool as getting your knee down on a motorbike. That’s what the racers do, so if you do it, you must be fast, right? Whilst that’s not necessarily the case, still to this day,... Read more