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
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
Ducati V21L prototype on track… watch it here.
Last October, Ducati and Dorna Sports (organiser and promoter of the MotoGP World Championship) announced that from 2023 Ducati would be the sole supplier of bikes to the MotoE World Cup. They’ve built the bike, they’ve taken it to the track, and you can see how they got on... Read more
Electric Motion | An electric bike I would definitely have
I’ve ridden my fair share of electric motorbikes. Some have been really good, others not so. But even the best ones haven’t had the range that most would consider necessary for a proper motorcyclist. An electrically powered road bike, ridden properly, isn’t going to give you much more than... Read more
How to choose the perfect track bike
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
Aston Martin Brough Superior turbo bike
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
Can-Am are building bikes again.
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
2022 Triumph Tiger 1200 First Ride
The ‘big’ adventure bike market has got some seriously strong contenders in it, and they’re only getting stronger. Last year we got a new Ducati Multistrada and KTM 1290 Super Adventure, the year before that a new Honda Africa Twin, and the year before that a new BMW GS.... Read more
Honda Dax is BACK!
After a 41-year absence, the iconic Honda Dax is back in the range for 2023 – and I’m very happy about this. The ST125 joins the Monkey and MSX125 Grom in Honda’s minibike European line-up and looks very similar to that of the original 1969 model. The Dax, which... Read more
Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 | Spurt Production X 2
Every now and then a motorcycle gets unveiled that stops me in my tracks. And this is one of them. You only have to read the model name to know that the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 is going to be a serious piece of kit. Ducati are calling their... Read more
What’s it like to ride a 400bhp motorcycle?
When Fagan rang me up and told me that we were heading to a private runway to ride a Hayabusa, I was, as you can imagine, quite excited about the prospect. And then he told me that it wasn’t any ordinary Hayabusa, it was a Hayabusa with a TTS... Read more
Yamaha ‘switch on’ new electric models
Yamaha have just announced they’re having a big ‘switch on’, and that in the next year or so, we can look forward to some new, and interesting models. Yamaha are not unfamiliar with electric motors, they’ve been dabbling with them for more than 30 years. As well as electric... Read more