Budget Bike Battle | Dyno Challenge | ZX-7R v SRAD
I’m continuously banging on about dyno numbers being just numbers, because they are, but we can’t let that get in the way of a good old skirmish. There’s nothing like a head-to-head dyno session with your mate, although in this instance, Chris and the Ninja are not my mates.... Read more
The Hottest Bikes of 2018 at EICMA
With steaming hangovers from a night of debauchery in Milan (thanks Tom), we rolled into the EICMA show feeling like a pair of Honda Deauvilles on a superbike grid. We needn’t have worried though, as the world’s largest moto-only show didn’t disappoint – a blend of fresh lines, wiz-bang... Read more
Video: Budget Bike Battle | First Ride
There’s always an immense amount of trepidation and uncertainty surrounding a first ride of any secondhand purchase, especially if the bike is furry, smells of fish and the brakes don’t work. After parting with the spondoolies, this second instalment of the Budget Bike Battle is all about that first... Read more
Watch: 2018 Ducati World Premiere LIVE
Despite the Euro4 floodgates opening this year and a consequent flurry of fresh machinery, 2018 looks set to be another belter for Ducati – mainly owing to a certain V4 making an appearance – although there are some other juicy models in next season’s line-up, trust us…  And you... Read more
Video: Budget Bike Battle | ZX-7R v SRAD
We’re all too aware that motorcycle media has a natural tendency to focus on fresh, Gucci machinery that not everyone can afford. It’s an industry filled with rockstars without the money, which is exactly why we’re bringing you the Budget Bike Battle: a head-to-head series on bargain steeds that’ll... Read more
How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team?
How much does it cost to run a British Superbike team? Well, that was the exact question we posed to Steve ‘Wilf’ Moore – the big dog at Moto Rapido Ducati – during our little soiree at Silverstone BSB. Hopefully you’ve seen the walkaround video of John Hopkins’ Panigale... Read more
Video: Bridgestone R11 Review
Being the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world, and after years of providing hoops to the world’s fastest riders MotoGP, you’d think Bridgestone would have more of a say in track rubber despite a global love for control tyres. The all-new V02 slick has proven to be both hugely... Read more
Video: John Hopkins’ Moto Rapido Panigale R
British Superbikes is booming and its success is clearly evident through extensive TV coverage, but what about the stuff that happens away from the cameras: the juicy nuggets and behind-the-scenes action that’s usually reserved for team members? Moto Rapido Racing invited us to join/annoy them for a whole race... Read more
Video: 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125 Review
Suzuki has finally raided the sporty 125cc segment with this all-new GSX-R125, joining the class leaders from Yamaha and KTM – and the big S is making some bold claims. As well as being the lightest in class, Suzuki reckons the mini Gixer has revolutionised the lightweight class, with... Read more
Video: Lords of the Ring EP02 | Nurburgring
What bikes do you imagine when you think of lapping the Nurburgring? Probably not big, fat adventure heifers. But that’s exactly what we took to the ‘Ring because we’re hardcore renegades a bit stupid. Then again, the trio performed admirably (thanks to Bridgestone A40 rubber) although we soon worked... Read more
Video: Lords of the Ring EP01 | Touring Overload
Our love for sportsbikes is an unconditional love, but touring aboard these fully-faired brethren brings obvious limitations – especially when you have to pack hideous amounts of camping gear and, of course, a drum kit, a keyboard and a guitar. Yes, we were getting the band back together. Armed... Read more
Flashback: Super Duke GTs to Austrian MotoGP
This time last year, I was recovering from my stag weekend. It wasn’t a very civilised affair and many boundaries were broken. My soul was broken too, but there wasn’t time to mope around and contemplate the debauchery (even if the Waybuloo theme tune sparked emotional turmoil) because we... Read more