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 MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RS
If you’ve always fancied an MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR (who hasn’t?), but can’t afford one, you’ll be pleased to read the news that MV are launching a Brutale 1000 RS; a more ‘accessible’ version of the ridiculously fast, ridiculously sexy, ridiculously expensive ‘RR’. But it’s still fast, it’s... Read more
Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X Updated
Honda’s trio of A2 license friendly 500cc twins have had some reasonably hefty updates for 2022. That’s the ‘naked roadster’ CB500F, the ‘sporty’ CBR500R and the ‘adventure’ CB500X. They’re faster, better handling and now look even sharper. So what’s new with the Honda CB500F, CBR500R and CB500X? Well just... Read more
2022 KTM RC 390 and RC 125
KTM reckon their bringing ‘Race DNA’ to the street with their all new GP inspired RC line-up. And with GP bikes capable of winning Grand Prix in three different classes, you can hardly blame them. I’m not entirely sure how much Grand Prix technology you can shoe-horn into what... Read more
Honda Africa Twins updated for 2022
It’s good news if you’re into Honda Africa twins because both the CRF1100L Africa Twin and the CRF1100L Africa Twin Adventure Sport have been updated, tweaked and given a ‘striking’ new colour scheme for 2022. After thirty years of Africa Twin, they just keep getting better and better. So what... Read more
2022 Husqvarna FS 450 | Supermoto, baby!
Ever fancied a go at supermoto? I had a go a few years ago and let me tell you, it’s really, really good. But you don’t need to take my word for it, because if you’ve got £10,499, you can buy yourself a 2022 Husqvarna FS 450 and have... Read more
Triumph Tiger Sport 660
Triumph have just dropped this little bombshell. They’re calling it the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 and telling us it’s in its final testing stage. According to a teaser on the Triumph website, and a very cryptic email that doesn’t give much away, “the Tiger Sport 660 is set to... Read more
Speed Triple RR | A Triumph Superbike?
Since the success of the Daytona 675 fifteen years ago, we’ve been begging Triumph for a large capacity sportsbike. And with the massive, performance-focused overhaul the Speed Triple 1200 received for 2021, it seemed as though a sporty, faired version might be on the cards. If the teaser video... Read more
Radar tech for Aprilia motorcycles?
Radar technology is still in it’s infancy in the motorcycle world. We’ve seen it in a few models, like the latest KTM Super Adventure and Ducati Multistrada, but it hasn’t really taken off yet. I’m sure it will eventually, though. And it would seem Piaggio also think it’s ‘the... Read more
2021 Honda CB1000R 5Four
If you watch ‘The Motorbike Show’ on the tellybox, you may have heard of Guy Willison (he’s the one who looks a bit like Mick Jagger). But let me tell you who he is, in case you haven’t. He is a professional bike designer and creator of ‘5Four Motorcycles’.... Read more
CRF250R and CRF250RX headline Honda’s new CRF line-up
Actually, that headline’s not strictly accurate, but the suspension upgrades that the CRF450R and CRF450RX are enjoying for 2022 are yesterday’s news. The big news for this week is the upgrades the CRF250R and CRF250RX receive, and they’re fairly substantial. For some, the most exciting update to the ’22,... Read more
The new BMW R 18 | Big Boxer or Bonkers Bagger
BMW have just announced a brace of new R 18 models, and they’re as whopping as ever. The R 18 Transcontinental and the R 18 B… B is for Bagger. They are calling the Transcontinental a ‘Grand American Tourer’ and the B, well, a ‘Bagger’. Both models come with... Read more
Troy Bayliss Anniversary Ducati Panigale V2
With 52 victories, 94 podiums and three World Superbike titles, Ducati golden-boy Troy Bayliss doesn’t need any introduction. Neither, to be fair, does the Panigale V2 (despite it not winning any world championships). But this does. It’s the epically named ‘Ducati Panigale V2 Bayliss 1st Championship 20th Anniversary’. Because... Read more