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BMW R12 nineT vs Triumph Speed Twin 1200 | Roaring Roadsters - Old-school looks meet modern performance... but which is best?

BMW R12 nineT vs Triumph Speed Twin 1200 | Roaring Roadsters - Old-school looks meet modern performance... but which is best?

There is an argument that super-nakeds are getting a bit too, well, super. In a reflection of what happened to their litre sportsbike siblings, the fact that the current crop of full-on naked bikes...

Think the KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo is the cream of the super-naked crop? It's time to find out...

Think the KTM 1390 Super Duke R Evo is the cream of the super-naked crop? It's time to find out...

Last month we got the chance to ride KTM’s new 1390 Super Duke R at its world launch. In an intense, testosterone-fuelled track frenzy at the Almeria circuit in southern Spain, we squeezed five...

(Under) a ton of fun! PCP heroes for under £100 a month

(Under) a ton of fun! PCP heroes for under £100 a month

Imagine having a pot by your desk and every day you try to drop in three quid. Yep, just three. Wouldn’t be that hard, would it? On the way into work you could skip that posh coffee and instead get an...

Honda and Suzuki’s rugged adventure bikes take on the MCN250

Honda and Suzuki’s rugged adventure bikes take on the MCN250

Entering the world of adventure bikes can be daunting as this rapidly expanding segment is filled to bursting point with a huge variety of bikes all falling under the ‘adventure’ umbrella. And they...

Can Chinese-built Voge DS525X rival the updated Honda NX500?

Can Chinese-built Voge DS525X rival the updated Honda NX500?

When it comes to the light/middleweight adventure motorcycle market, one machine has been dominating the show – Honda’s CB500X. Launched in 2013 alongside its naked CB500F and fully-faired CBR500R...

Can BMW’s blacked-out R18 Roctane steal a slice of the Indian Springfield Dark Horse’s American pie?

Can BMW’s blacked-out R18 Roctane steal a slice of the Indian Springfield Dark Horse’s American pie?

You can’t help but admire BMW’s determination to take on classic US cruiser motorcycle brands Harley-Davidson and Indian with their all-new R18 Roctane bagger. First, in 2020, they came up with...

Why mid-size scooters offer the best of everything around town

Why mid-size scooters offer the best of everything around town

There is a tendency to assume mid-size scooters are an unpopular choice of two-wheeled transport in the UK. While European cities seem packed full of scoots, with everyone from teenagers to glamorous...

Middleweight road-going adventure mega-test! We pit V-Strom 800RE vs Transalp vs Tiger 850 Sport

Middleweight road-going adventure mega-test! We pit V-Strom 800RE vs Transalp vs Tiger 850 Sport

Of all the myriad motorbike sub-classes, the middleweight adventure sector is perhaps the most important. With machines ranging from 700 to 900cc in capacity, and prices starting at less than...