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…

Yard Built VMAX ‘CS_07 Gasoline’
Yes, this is a VMAX, albeit an unrecognisable VMAX that triggered social media uproar today. The whimsically named ‘it roCkS!bikes’ duo from Portugal are responsible for this piece of art: the radical ‘CS_07 Gasoline.’ Yamaha’s European-inspired Yard Built project continues to produce some striking one-offs. This retro dragster is... Read more
Ducati draXter Concept
Following the sneak preview of Ducati’s sexy Scrambler trio, the Bologna factory has released details of another steed being showcased at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona. This naughty little concept number is dubbed the draXter, based on the forthcoming XDiavel and, interestingly, is an in-house project from Ducati... Read more
A Trio of Sexy Scramblers
Living in Italy has its obvious benefits: exquisite coffee, proper pizza, beautiful cities and architecture, just as beautiful ladies, sunshine in the summer and lashings of snow in the winter. Limoncello rhymes with Mugello. The list is endless but we’ll finish with Verona – the home of Shakespeare’s Romeo... Read more
Triumph Street Triple Rx ‘Black’
On the eve of launching the all-new Speed Triple models in Spain next week, Triumph has announced the limited edition ‘Black’ version of the Street Triple Rx will be available in dealers early January. Unveiled at Motorcycle Live at the NEC, the Black is also sexually priced at £8,599.... Read more
Wunderlich 2WD BMW R 1200 GS
German purveyors of all things BMW, Wunderlich has released a teaser of things to come after developing an additional front-wheel drive system for the GS. For now, it’s just a concept, but a lovely, juicy 2WD concept nonetheless – dubbed the R 1200 GS LC. Using a 10Kw electrical... Read more
Victory Ignition Concept
It’s the Victory Ignition Kind of a Pikes Peak Edition Erbacher rollin’ that body Got every man in here wishin’ Sorry. Couldn’t resist a cheeky little R Kelly reference there. With the help of drag racing champion and custom bike builder, Urs Erbacher, Victory Motorcycles has revealed this naughty-looking... Read more
BMW joins the Scrambler revolution
Rumour has it that every motorcycle manufacturer will produce a scrambler by 2017. Like ABS, it’ll be compulsory amid sweeping legislation changes throughout the industry and may even assist in world peace, love and harmony. That first paragraph is, of course, dramatised satire. But if someone told us even... Read more
Aprilia RSV4 R-FW + 2016 Updates to RF
The internet broke after last week’s announcement from Aprilia that the Noale factory would release a 230bhp track-only RSV4 for public consumption. Today in Milan, Aprilia released further details of its plans on World Superbike for the masses, plus a lightly revised RF model with new Öhlins shock and... Read more
Husqvarna wins EICMA with VITPILEN family
  As the veritable banquet of 2016 releases draws to a close today in Milan, something caught our eye towards the end of the afternoon – and about eleventeen million of you going by its social media frenzy. It’s the quiet ones you have to watch, so they say.... Read more
2016 MV Agustas: new Brutale 800 + Lewis Hamilton Special
MV Agusta has lifted the covers from its 2016 range, revealing several tweaks to existing models including a heavily revised Brutale 800. And a Lewis Hamilton-inspired Dragster RR. Given MV’s new connections with Mercedes AMG, and the fact that the world’s most iconic hip-hop superstar has spanked the F1... Read more
KTM 1290 Super Duke GT
Pioneers of orange-based hooliganism, KTM has unveiled a 1290 Super Duke GT for 2016. Given its Grand Touring pre-conceived credentials, is it a Super Duke R for your dad? Erm, looking at the technical details and new-fangled technology, and the fact it’s a KTM, no chance. The GT’s power... Read more
2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000
It’s back! Well, nearly. The 6th generation GSX-R1000 is completely new from the ground up, according to Suzuki. In fact, it’s so far ahead of its time that it’s dubbed a 2017 model but will be coming to showrooms in the middle of 2016. It’s obviously the lightest, most... Read more