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…

2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 | A new adventure
It sounds like Hinkley lot mean business with the 2022 Triumph Tiger 1200. Rather than just updating what is/was a very serviceable adventure bike with a new colour scheme, they’ve gone all the way back to the drawing board to create a lighter, faster, and altogether more capable machine.... Read more
Bimota KB4 | Supercharged exotica
Did you know, Kawasaki own a 49.9% stake in Bimota? No? Well now you do. That might have something to do with the fact that the new slightly retro looking Bimota KB4 sportsbike has a big, fat, supercharged Kawasaki engine running it. Just last week, at the Milan Motorcycle... Read more
Norton V4 Café Racer Prototype unveiled
Some people will turn their noses up at this simply because of the fact that it’s a Norton. Because despite the company being under completely new management, the word Norton, thanks to the actions of he-who-must-not-be-named, still leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of many. And if I’d... Read more
How long does a helmet last?
If you’re anything like me, it’s not often you’ll get the recommended 3-5 years out of a crash helmet; I’ve usually smashed them to bits way before that, crashing some bike or another. But not everyone’s as clumsy as me. In fact most people take much better care of... Read more
2022 KTM 390 Adventure
The KTM 390 Adventure, KTM’s mini adventure bike. It’s got a single cylinder, 4-stroke Euro5 compatible motor making 43bhp and 37Nm or torque, and now (or for 2022), its got a fresh look and some saucy upgrades. Possibly the biggest, most exciting upgrade for ‘22 is the new, or... Read more
John McGuiness back with Honda for 2022
He’s won 23 TTs. He was the first man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course at over 130mph. In 2022 he’ll start his 100th TT race. His name’s John McGuiness, and next season he’ll be back where he belongs, racing a Honda Fireblade at the... Read more
IOM TT Racing | Safety first
IOM TT racing comes with some inherent risks, and we all know what they are. Unfortunately, those ‘inherent’ risks are one of the things that make the event such a spectacle. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to mitigate those risks to any real degree, without also diluting... Read more
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR | First Ride
We learnt a few months ago that the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR was not going to be the  ‘Daytona Superbike’ that everyone wanted it to be. No, rather than a superbike, it’s more of a premium spec super-naked, in café racer clothing. So to see if the ride... Read more
Yamaha gift Rossi R1 GYTR VR46 Tribute
Some people get a watch when they retire. Not Vale. He’s probably already got a cupboard full of watches. No, Yamaha were never going to get away with that. Instead, to celebrate the years and years the nine-time world champ spent at the pinnacle of the sport, and the... Read more
2022 Ducati Panigale V4 S
Just when we thought the Panigale V4 couldn’t get any better, Ducati drop this bombshell; ‘the most significant evolutionary step’ since the V4 was first released in 2018. They’re telling us it’s better on track, less tiring to ride, and generally better in every way. Aerodynamics, ergonomics, engine, chassis... Read more
Five main types of motorcycle frame
Before the internet came along and I couldn’t get my daily fix of bikes and breasts online, you’d quite often find me with my head in a magazine. If I wasn’t pulling out the centrefolds for masturbatory purposes, I was ogling over the latest and greatest superbikes; dreaming of... Read more
How dangerous is YOUR town? Top 10 regions ranked
Bognor Regis in Bloom, Hull City of Culture, best city for this, best city for that. These days, you can’t move for intercity league tables and town tenders to hold next years annual Crufts meeting. And I’m sick of it. Nothing could be more boring, could it? That’s why... Read more