2015 Yamaha R1 v Ducati 1299 Panigale
They don’t come much meaner (or redder) than this pairing. Our pick of 2015 – Ducati’s 1299 Panigale and the all-new Yamaha R1 – have been engrossed in a 44T style head-to-head skirmish over the past few weeks and the results stunned us. I never thought I’d say this,... Read more
Video: Aprilia RS125 v KTM RC125
This 125cc skirmish was, without doubt, one of the most entertaining motorcycle-based days we’ve both encountered. Hopefully you’ve perused the prose, now it’s time for video format. A trip to Cheddar Gorge and the Mendip TT roads highlighted just how rapid the Aprilia RS125 was – but also how... Read more
Aprilia RS125 v KTM RC125
Two-stroke versus four-stroke; nostalgia versus contemporary; a noisy, belligerent pain in the cock versus a leisurely lifestyle and a soundtrack that resembles a Flymo. Yes, we’re talking Aprilia’s RS125 versus KTM’s RC125. The RC125 is the pick of the four-stroke learner brigade. While the Japanese variants are smoother and... Read more
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Review
While the second tier of UK motorcycle journos were returning from Qatar after riding a bike that, principally, can’t be ridden anywhere (Kawasaki’s H2R), 44Teeth hotfooted it to Lanzarote with Britain’s elite to ride a bike that can be ridden pretty much anywhere: the 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200. When... Read more
Riding BvG’s KTM 1290 Super Duke R
As far as KTM 1290 Super Duke R reviews go, this is slightly special. I grabbed the keys to his lordship’s steed and the look on his faultlessly sexy, chiselled face was one of ‘don’t fucking crash it’. You’ve heard of the saying, ‘win it or bin it’. Well,... Read more
Ducati 1299 Panigale Review
Launched late in 2011, the Ducati Panigale has always been a thing of outstanding beauty – maybe too beautiful in a fashion-over-function approach if we’re talking pure dynamics. You’d come in after a session, sweating, shaking, checking for skidmarks and ready for bed, thinking you’d broken the lap record or a... Read more
MV Agusta Stradale 800 Review
Weeks after announcing a commercial partnership with Mercedes AMG, we got to sample MV Agusta’s latest addition to its ever-expanding range: the Stradale 800. You might be looking at the Stradale and thinking it’s a sports-tourer, and you’d be forgiven for such naivety. But this isn’t just any old... Read more
2015 BMW S 1000 RR: Sub-Zero Hero
When BMW rolled the S1K into the public domain complete with heated grips, people laughed. We were the ones laughing this week after big miles and even bigger smiles onboard the 2015 RR in sub-zero temperatures and greasy roads, all with snuggly, entirely functioning digits. Keen to do the... Read more
First Ride: 2015 BMW S 1000 RR
Famed for mentally fast, techno-packed cars, and creating the world’s best-selling motorcycle, BMW tore the industry a new botty when launching the original S 1000 RR. It was, and still is, the benchmark for 1000cc four-cylinder weaponry. The 2009 S Thou’ was akin to a CBR600RR injected with some severe... Read more
Riding Jack Miller’s Factory Moto3 KTM
Today is not a normal day. Yesterday was not a normal day either after engaging in carry-on combat with Benidorm-bound tourists on an averagely mediocre flight from London Gatwick. Needless to say I persevered in my avoidance of the Spanish strain of Ebola, and my trusty EasyJet flying machine navigated... Read more