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…
Ducati has just unveiled the Multistrada V4 Rally and with it, a solution to its thirst for gasoline. While much of the base Multi’ remains in place (the bike that topped our 2022 Adventure Test), the main headlines involve the addition of a 30-litre fuel capacity and a clever... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For 2022 Ducati have updated their best-selling model, the Multistrada V4 (they sold nearly 10,000 last year). But don’t worry if you’ve got last year’s model, you can update it for free. Alright, not all the 2022 Multistrada V4 upgrades are available as a free update to 2021 ‘Strada... Read more
There’s a new KTM 890 Duke, it’s called the 890 Duke GP, and out of all the 890 Dukes, it’s probably the trickest looking one going. I’ll be honest, I did get a bit excited when I saw the name KTM 890 Duke GP. I thought the GP version... Read more
If you ride bikes and your into your posh watches than this, the latest announcement from Triumph, will be right up your street. Triumph are releasing a limited edition Speed Twin, designed in partnership with Breitling, who have just made a matching chronograph watch. The new partnership was officially... Read more
At EICMA last year, Yamaha pulled the covers off a Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype. It looked as though before long there would be another Ténéré, and now there is. And it’s a proper one, with some real off-road tekkers. Say hello to the Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid. The... Read more