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
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
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
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
2022 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX and SE
A 200hp, supercharged touring bike was always going to get my vote. But now, the Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX isn’t just a 200hp supercharged touring bike, it is the most comprehensively specified sport-tourer ever created. Or so say Kawasaki. And they’re probably not far wrong, because now, as well... Read more
2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
The 2022 KTM 1290 Super Duke GT doesn’t move across the earth, it simply spins the earth beneath it. That’s according to KTM anyway, although I’m not sure Professor Brian Cox would agree. But who cares what he thinks? We know it’s a right banger. And it’s even more... Read more
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory
I thought we would see a ‘Factory’ version of the Aprilia RS 660 before the Tuono 660 Factory was announced, but I was wrong (again). Because just this morning, Aprilia announced this, the new baby Tuono. And it’s lighter, more powerful, even more sophisticated and, well, just a little... Read more
MV Agusta 5.5 and 9.5 | Lucky Explorers
If you were a fan of the Paris-Dakar Rally in the olden days, you might remember the Cagiva Elefant. You might also remember its Lucky Explorer livery. MV Agusta can remember it, and now, since they are part of the same company (or group of companies) as Cagiva, their... Read more
2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
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
2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP
A couple of weeks ago, Yamaha announced that the MT-10 has had a fairly heavy going over with more top-end power as well as extra mid-range boost; all thanks to a whole host of engine updates. The standard MT-10 is faster, sharper and tech-ier. As is the 2022 Yamaha... Read more
Yamaha R6 Race and R6 GYTR
Last year I got all excited because I thought Yamaha were releasing a race/trackday version of the R6. In actual fact, what it was, was a completely standard R6, but without a V5 (registration document). They’ve just released the news though, that in 2022, you will be able to... Read more