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…

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
2016 Honda CBR500R + CB500F
While Yamaha and Ducati unveiled some willy-wavers in Milan, Honda’s 2016 highlights are resolutely more middleweight and include the A2-friendly CBR500R and CB500F. Both share an unchanged 471cc parallel-twin motor (A2 restrictions mean very little performance increases) wrapped in a steel diamond-tube frame, plus several upgrades coming next season:... Read more
Yamaha MT-10: R1-powered wheelies
Yamaha’s MT series and the ‘Dark Side of Japan’ is one of motorcycling’s biggest success stories in recent times. Edging away from dreary, budget four-pot naked bikes that didn’t sell, Yamaha has blown away Japanese rivals with fun-packed twins and triples packing oodles of torque-infested character. And now this:... Read more
Ducati XDiavel
If ever there was a bike that elegantly depicted violence or ram-raid strategies without turning a wheel, it’d be the Ducati XDiavel. Or Diavel X. Or X, or something. It’s the kind of bike Ross Kemp would ride around vexing nasty gangs, wielding firearms and screaming expletives. As per... Read more
Ducati 959 Panigale
After the usual leak-fest over recent weeks, it comes as no surprise whatsoever that Ducati’s 899 replacement is the 959 Panigale. What is a surprise? That exhaust – it may look like an aftermarket manufacturer’s dream but the 959 is the latest to be scuppered by Euro4 emission laws.... Read more
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