Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory
I thought we would see a ‘Factory’ version of the Aprilia RS 660 before the Tuono 660 Factory was announced, but I was wrong (again). Because just this morning, Aprilia announced this, the new baby Tuono. And it’s lighter, more powerful, even more sophisticated and, well, just a little... Read more
MV Agusta 5.5 and 9.5 | Lucky Explorers
If you were a fan of the Paris-Dakar Rally in the olden days, you might remember the Cagiva Elefant. You might also remember its Lucky Explorer livery. MV Agusta can remember it, and now, since they are part of the same company (or group of companies) as Cagiva, their... Read more
2022 Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP
2022 was always going to be a special year for Honda and the Fireblade brand. That’s because it’s 30 years since the first ones started appearing in showrooms. Since 1992 the Fireblade has seen umpteen iterations; some world-beating, others not quite, but they’ve all enjoyed their fair share of... Read more
2022 Yamaha MT-10 SP
A couple of weeks ago, Yamaha announced that the MT-10 has had a fairly heavy going over with more top-end power as well as extra mid-range boost; all thanks to a whole host of engine updates. The standard MT-10 is faster, sharper and tech-ier. As is the 2022 Yamaha... Read more
Yamaha R6 Race and R6 GYTR
Last year I got all excited because I thought Yamaha were releasing a race/trackday version of the R6. In actual fact, what it was, was a completely standard R6, but without a V5 (registration document). They’ve just released the news though, that in 2022, you will be able to... Read more
One platform ten models
Are you unhappy about the fact that the new Yamaha R7 and Kawasaki Z650RS are both twins? You’re not alone. The argument is that the ‘original’ R7 and Z650 were four-cylinder machines, so their modern namesakes ought to be, too. I understand the argument, and to some extent I... Read more
2022 Yamaha MT-10 | Wheelie Machine
Yamaha say the MT-10 is the undisputed king of their hyper naked range. But if you ask me, or anyone else that’s ever ridden one, they’ll tell you it’s the undisputed king of wheelies. It’s a bike that everyone can pull wheelies on. Even if you can’t really wheelie,... Read more
Kawasaki Z650RS | First Ride
According to the Kawasaki marketing material, they’re starting a ‘retrovolution’ with the new Z650RS. Or a retro evolution, in English. Although on paper the specs aren’t really anything to get too worked up about, it’s a model that’s based heavily on the Z650 (a bike I actually really like),... Read more
Buell are back in business
Today, the 1st November 2021, Buell have officially started manufacturing motorcycles once again. It’ll be the first time since 2009 that a Buell rolls off a production line, when Harley Davidson put the brand on the back burner, to try and save a few bucks. Harley Davidson, who sold... Read more
Husqvarna Norden 901 | Explore more
Since Husqvarna revealed the Norden 901 concept at the EICMA show in 2019, we’ve been teased with glimpses of the bike being tested here and there, but other than that, they’ve been very coy with the details. Until now. They’ve finally removed the veil of secrecy surrounding their new... Read more
Crighton CR700W | 220hp Wankel Weapon
If I told you, you could have a race bike with a MotoGP spec power-to-weight ratio and you could do a full season on it without stripping the engine, you’d think I was talking out of my bottom, wouldn’t you? Well before today, the 30th October 2021, I would... Read more
2022 Ducati Multistrada V4 Pikes Peak
When we took the new Multistrada V4 out for a test at the beginning of the year, we were impressed. It did everything it said on the tin, and more. Now though, a year after the first V4 Granturismo powered Multistrada was unveiled, Ducati have pulled the covers off... Read more