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…

eRR: BMW unveils electric-powered S 1000 RR
Launched alongside the G 310 R today, BMW has just given the world a teaser of future technologies with the eRR: basically a fully electric-powered S 1000 RR created as a project with the Technical University of Munich. Dubbed an ‘experimental vehicle’ (loosely translated as concept), the eRR is... Read more
All-new BMW G 310 R
As predicted after the stunning prototype stunter was debuted last month, BMW has just unveiled its first roadster under 500cc – the G 310 R – which is a sortie into the A2 segment, and looks uncannily like KTM’s Duke range. The sporty little naked number is powered by... Read more
Triumph unveils all-new 2016 Speed Triple
Despite initial glances, the iconic Triumph Speed Triple gets a major overhaul for 2016 with an all-new 1050cc triple that features ‘104 new developments’ and a feast of electronics. And, as before, next year’s model will come in two versions: the more standard ‘S’ and the lightweight, Öhlins-kitted ‘R’…... Read more
‘Faster Wasp’ by Roland Sands
Legendary custom builder, Roland Sands has joined Yamaha’s Yard Built project with this naughty little number – his fifth collaboration with the tuning fork firm. Although there’s no official mention, the ‘Faster Wasp’ is based on the MT-09 and decorated in the renowned Speed Block colours, paying homage to... Read more
Triumph Releases Five ‘New Bonnevilles’
Triumph is the latest player to add to the ever-growing modern classic segment. Once the world’s coolest motorcycle (ask your grandad), the Bonneville is making a comeback next season as Triumph has just released five new models based on the timeless classic of 1959. Launched among a veritable feast... Read more
JvB-moto Yamaha XSR700 ‘Super 7’
Yet more Yard Built goodness from Yamaha, this time in the shape of the firm’s all-new retrosexual XSR700: a bike based on the popular MT-07 that’s currently being launched and ridden by the world’s press. Our invite was lost in the post, or something… German-based JvB-moto has created the... Read more
Suter MMX500
After much pre-launch hype, Suter has finally released pics of its limited edition 500 two-stroke: the MMX500. The bad news is, it’s so exclusive, there ‘ll only be 99 of these GP replicas making production. With a ridiculous dry weight of 127kg and 196bhp being delivered at 13,000rpm, the... Read more
2016 Ducati Diavel Carbon + more new Ducatis
Days after revealing the Monster 1200 R, Ducati has unveiled its latest 2016 steed: the lightly revised Diavel Carbon. Many ‘insiders’ suggested the Diavel (and the Monster) would utilise the Multistrada’s engine, complete with Desmodromic Variable Timing, but these insiders seemingly base their inside knowledge on uncalculated assessments inside... Read more
Limited Edition MV Agusta F3 RC
Fresh from selling out of WSB-derived F4 homologation specials, MV Agusta has just announced it will be offering a very limited run of its World Supersport championship contender, the F3 675 RC, plus a few hundred of the ‘meatier’ 800s. Although Jules Cluzel spannered himself at the weekend, the... Read more
60th Anniversary Yamaha YZF-R1
Calm down, calm down. Today’s Yamaha announcement at the Bol d’Or isn’t the all-new R6, R8 or an R1 SP as some were suggesting. Instead, Yamaha has treated the entire Supersports range to some yellow paint for 2016 to mark the firm’s 60th anniversary, with the spec’ sheet remaining... Read more