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…

Triumph enter MX and Enduro world | CONFIRMED
Well it might not happen very often, but Fagan was absolutely right. He said, just last week, that he thought Triumph were about to announce their arrival into the MX and enduro world. And they just have. I’ll admit, it didn’t take the brains of an archdeacon to work... Read more
Pedrosa confirmed for MotoGP wildcard
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing test rider and MotoGP leg-end Dani Pedrosa is coming back for more, three years after his last MotoGP appearance. The Grand Prix of Styria will be where the tiny Spaniard makes his MotoGP comeback aboard the KTM RC16; and it’s only fair really, since... Read more
Kawasaki return to Suzuka 8 Hours
If you’ve got a good memory, you’ll remember Kawasaki winning the 42nd Suzuka 8 Hours waaaaaaay back in 2019. They finished just 18 seconds in front of the Yamaha Factory Racing Team; who finished 48 seconds in front of Red Bull Honda. All after eight hours of racing. But... Read more
LCR Honda boss expects better results
In an interview this week, Lucio Checchinello, boss of LCR Honda MotoGP Team gave a no nonsense appraisal of his two riders Alex Marquez and Takaaki Nakagami, saying he expects better. Both riders have had a few top tens, including top six finishes, but neither have stuck it on... Read more
Bike Shows | will they be back in 2021?
Just this morning, Yamaha released a statement regarding their attendance at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. According to the release, they are going to be there in full force, with a big old stand. I realise this isn’t relevant to most of us here in Blighty, 1,000 miles... Read more
Warwick Uni and Norton Motorcycles go green
Despite the indefinite postponement of the TT Zero, students at the University of Warwick are ploughing on with their plans to build ‘Frontier’, an electric race bike, with help from Norton Motorcycles. The machine they’re working on is said to produce 160kW, equivalent to about 201bhp, and a tarmac-tearing... Read more
Maverick Viñales to leave Factory Yamaha
After a Factory Yamaha one-two at Assen it’s just been announced that Maverick Viñales will be leaving the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team at the end of 2021. Viñales, who finished runner up behind his teammate Fabio Quartararo at the Dutch TT yesterday, is said to have requested his... Read more
MotoGP Assen | Schedule
After what’s been a really rather saucy start to the season, the MotoGP boys are heading to Assen. Will Marc Marquez turn his first win in 581 days into a winning streak? Can championship leader Fabio Quartararo extend his championship lead? Maybe reigning champ Joan Mir will return to... Read more
World Record Breaking MV Agusta? Must try harder…
The 21st of June, or the summer solstice, is known by many as the longest day of the year. Even though it’s only 24 hours. Just like every other day. But a minor detail like that didn’t put Valerio Boni off in the slightest. He rode his MV Agusta... Read more
Team VR46 sign three year deal with Ducati
The brand new Aramco Racing Team VR46 have just signed a deal with Ducati to run a two-rider team in MotoGP from 2022 to 2024. The Tavullia based team have yet to officially announce who their riders will be, but I’d put my money on Luca Marini (Valentino’s half-brother)... Read more
Gerloff to Replace Morbidelli at Assen
Can you remember as far back as Valencia last year? If you can, you’ll know the name Garrett Gerloff, whether you’re a World Superbike fan or not. Just in case you can’t, I’ll tell you what happened; the Yank stepped in to ride Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha YZR-M1, and although... Read more
2021 MotoGP Catalunya | Rider Ratings
Yesterday’s MotoGP race at Catalunya was a bizarre one. OK, the amount of crashers and the unexpected winner was par for the MotoGP course these days. But the mid-race striptease from the championship leader was most certainly not. The action from the 2021 MotoGP in Catalunya was as entertaining... Read more