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BMW S1000RR gets first major update since 2019 with new aero, more power and clever slide control tech

BMW S1000RR gets first major update since 2019 with new aero, more power and clever slide control tech

BMW have whipped the covers off their 2023 S1000RR superbike, which builds on the current machine introduced in 2019 with more power, more advanced electronics, an updated chassis, and winglets...

Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally: Bologna's globetrotter gets more range, improved comfort and off-road capability

Ducati Multistrada V4 Rally: Bologna's globetrotter gets more range, improved comfort and off-road capability

Ducati are encouraging their customers to ride further and in greater comfort, with their new Multistrada V4 Rally. Available from February 2023, it builds on the firm’s standard 1158cc...

Mash's X-Ride 650 gets an off-road makeover

Mash's X-Ride 650 gets an off-road makeover

French firm Mash Motors have released a Trail version of their single-cylinder X-Ride 650 called the Trail offering off-road credentials and retro styling at a bargain basement cost. Appearing back...

Sand racing returns to the UK mainland: Around 6000 spectators soaked up the sun for a day of competition near Blackpool

Sand racing returns to the UK mainland: Around 6000 spectators soaked up the sun for a day of competition near Blackpool

By any measure, the 2022 Fylde ACU British Sand Masters Championship, on Lytham St Anne beach, was roaring success with a day of gripping racing watched by thousands. Organised by the Cheshire...

Rolling back the years... A look back at the 2022 Goodwood Revival

Rolling back the years... A look back at the 2022 Goodwood Revival

A sellout crowd of 150,000 descended on Goodwood Motor Circuit at the weekend to celebrate heritage motorsport on two and four wheels at the annual Revival meeting. Part of the weekend’s...

Try before you buy: New 'Demo Mode' added to 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R

Try before you buy: New 'Demo Mode' added to 2023 KTM 890 Adventure R

KTM have updated their 890 Adventure R for 2023 with a host of technical upgrades – including a new Demo Mode that unlocks all of the optional tech extras for the first 1500km so customers can decide...

Meet the Hydra: Could this hydrogen-powered machine be the future of motorcycling?

Meet the Hydra: Could this hydrogen-powered machine be the future of motorcycling?

Electric motorcycles are undoubtedly part of the future, but a futuristic looking, hydrogen powered concept bike is piquing the interest of hydrogen technology manufacturers. The Hydra is the...

Shoei's quest to cut drag: Wind-tunnel developed X-SPR Pro leads helmet tech advances

Shoei's quest to cut drag: Wind-tunnel developed X-SPR Pro leads helmet tech advances

Shoei’s new X-SPR Pro helmet looks set to raise the bar in helmet tech – and particularly aerodynamics. The Pro is Shoei’s top-of-the-range, FIM-homologated racing lid, built to meet the new ECE...

Oxford Products donate ambulances to Ukraine

Oxford Products donate ambulances to Ukraine

Motorcycle accessory manufacturer Oxford have continued their support for Ukraine by buying two former NHS ambulances and donating to them to an Oxfordshire fundraising campaign. The vehicles were...

Neco enter the full-sized motorcycle market with the NC-N01

Neco enter the full-sized motorcycle market with the NC-N01

This funky-looking, impressively-specced 125 isn’t from Yamaha, Honda or Kawasaki – but instead is the latest offering from China. And, with a modern, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve, fuel-injected...

Moto Guzzi releases V7 Stone special edition

Moto Guzzi releases V7 Stone special edition

This just-revealed special edition Moto Guzzi V7 Stone was one of the surprise highlights of the Italian brand’s World Days festival this month. Called the V7 Stone Special Edition, it was unveiled...

Kawasaki offer the chance to try out their KX enduro bikes

Kawasaki offer the chance to try out their KX enduro bikes

Kawasaki are offering the chance to experience their 2023 enduro range, including the KX250X and KX450X, at an event on October 8. Coney Grove Farm, just outside Stourport in Worcestershire, is the...

New colours for Honda models in 2023

New colours for Honda models in 2023

Honda have new colours for the 2023 X-ADV, NC750X, Forza 750, and NT1100. Starting with the quirky X-ADV adventure scoot, both the 330cc and 745cc receive a special edition ‘Shasta White’...

Arc aim for next level: Boss confirms plans for supersport and off road models

Arc aim for next level: Boss confirms plans for supersport and off road models

Arc Motorcycles CEO Mark Truman has revealed plans for a faster two-geared version of the ultra-premium Vector electric, alongside a new monocoque chassis to spawn two off-road plug-ins for...

True Heroes Racing pay tribute to the Queen with bespoke livery

True Heroes Racing pay tribute to the Queen with bespoke livery

True Heroes Racing Team have honoured Queen Elizabeth II with a bespoke tribute livery on one of their Suzuki GSX-R1000s that was unveiled at Snetterton. Founded by Royal Navy Warrant Officer Phil...

Triumph’s 2023 Moto2 big boost: How Triumph have squeezed more from their triple, without sacrificing reliability

Triumph’s 2023 Moto2 big boost: How Triumph have squeezed more from their triple, without sacrificing reliability

Moto2 engine suppliers, Triumph, are gunning for higher top speeds, more overtaking and greater excitement from 2023 – with the firm announcing significant upgrades to their circa 140bhp, 765cc racing...

Spyshots: Ducati Diavel gains V4 engine for 2023

Spyshots: Ducati Diavel gains V4 engine for 2023

Ducati look set to unleash a new V4 version of their Diavel power-cruiser, which has been a staple of the Bologna firm’s V-twin line up since 2011.  Currently powered by a 1262cc liquid-cooled...

Ducati reveal lighter and more focussed Monster SP with electronic and suspension upgrades

Ducati reveal lighter and more focussed Monster SP with electronic and suspension upgrades

These are the first official pictures of Ducati’s new-for-2023, top-of-the-range Monster SP naked. Released by the Italian marque in advance of its public unveiling at this year’s motorcycle trade...

Inaugural Lincolnshire hill climb raises thousands for charity

Inaugural Lincolnshire hill climb raises thousands for charity

The first-ever Lincolnshire Wolds Vintage Hill Climb has raised an estimated £5000 for Cancer Research UK and selected good causes in and around Lincs town of Louth. The event, held on September 3...

Biker jailed after chasing thieves: Fury as bike owner gets 22 months while crooks walk free

Biker jailed after chasing thieves: Fury as bike owner gets 22 months while crooks walk free

The first episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody series 10 has proved controversial among bikers… for obvious reasons. The show focuses on Adam White, who chased after Taylor Benford and Ryan Paul...

Ridden: BSB support series BMW F900R Cup racer tested at Anglesey

Ridden: BSB support series BMW F900R Cup racer tested at Anglesey

One-make championships run alongside the British Superbike circus have always played a pivotal part in providing entertaining racing as well as offering a stepping stone for progression (or a...

Triumph bobber goes full-on ’80s: JvB kit conjures ‘modern minimalist’ look

Triumph bobber goes full-on ’80s: JvB kit conjures ‘modern minimalist’ look

This cut-down, minimalist, modernised Triumph Bonneville Bobber is the latest from German customiser JvB Moto – who’ll soon be offering replica parts for you to make your own. It’s called the...

Honda's electric vision: Firm commits to ten plug-in models by 2025

Honda's electric vision: Firm commits to ten plug-in models by 2025

Honda have unveiled their latest vision for an electric, carbon neutral future – promising ten all-new electric motorcycles by 2025. An increase on the four planned for 2024 announced last April,...

New name on the block: China’s fastest-growing bike firm are heading to the west with low, low prices

New name on the block: China’s fastest-growing bike firm are heading to the west with low, low prices

It was only in early 2020 that the first spy pictures of some surprisingly well-designed, mid-capacity bikes with western-style design started to emerge from China.  At the time, it was suggested...

Honda's parallel universe: Engine details revealed for revived Hornet roadster

Honda's parallel universe: Engine details revealed for revived Hornet roadster

Honda have shed yet more light on the imminent revival of their Hornet naked family, by confirming the next models to use the name will be powered by a new 755cc parallel-twin 8-valve engine. First...

Suzuki step into a parallel universe: Next-gen V-Strom and SV spied with new engine platform

Suzuki step into a parallel universe: Next-gen V-Strom and SV spied with new engine platform

Suzuki’s SV650 family, including the V-Strom 650, is one of the most successful and long-lived of modern middleweights, dating way back to 1999, but these spy shots reveal an all-new successor is...

Yamaha R1 GYTR ridden: Amazingly capable, but unnecessary for most

Yamaha R1 GYTR ridden: Amazingly capable, but unnecessary for most

We’ve been riding the 2023 Yamaha R1 GYTR at its European launch at Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France – putting the track only-version of the Japanese firm’s 998cc four-cylinder superbike...

New adventures at Suzuki: Firm ditch 1050 XT for off-road focused 1050 DE in updated 2023 V-Strom range

New adventures at Suzuki: Firm ditch 1050 XT for off-road focused 1050 DE in updated 2023 V-Strom range

Suzuki have whipped the covers off their 2023 V-Strom 1050 adventure range, ditching the now two-year-old XT model in favour of a new DE with more promising off-road credentials. Available in...

230hp Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta pays tribute to three decades of racing success

230hp Aprilia RSV4 XTrenta pays tribute to three decades of racing success

Aprilia are celebrating 30 years since their first World Championship title with a new 100-run version of their RSV4 Factory superbike. Called the RSV4 XTrenta, it follows the Noale firm’s 2019...

Bull fighter: Ducati pay homage to the Lamborghini Huracán STO with special edition Streetfighter V4

Bull fighter: Ducati pay homage to the Lamborghini Huracán STO with special edition Streetfighter V4

Meet the Ducati Streetfighter V4 Lamborghini: A carbon-clad, limited-run version of Bologna’s bonkers 1103cc four-cylinder super naked, and the firm’s second collaboration with the Italian supercar...

Rolling back the years for motorcycle globe trotters: Pair retrace steps for charity

Rolling back the years for motorcycle globe trotters: Pair retrace steps for charity

Thirty-five years after friends Max Wiseberg, 65 and Mark Galer, 64, circumnavigated the globe the pair reunited for an US ride on big bad Harleys raising thousands for charity. The last ride, on a...

Salt of the earth: Sodium-ion batteries are the safe, cheap and abundant alternative to lithium

Salt of the earth: Sodium-ion batteries are the safe, cheap and abundant alternative to lithium

Next year electric bike giants Niu plan to launch a scooter powered by a sodium-ion battery rather than the lithium-ion cells which have become ubiquitous across the burgeoning electric bike...

Devil in the detail: Harley-Davidson reveal Low Rider El Diablo limited edition

Devil in the detail: Harley-Davidson reveal Low Rider El Diablo limited edition

Harley-Davidson have revealed a new £25,495 Low Rider El Diablo cruiser, which builds on the existing Low Rider ST as a limited-run slice of candy red Americana. With just 1500 units being...

Jagged little ’pilen: New learner-legal Husqvarna Svartpilen on the way soon

Jagged little ’pilen: New learner-legal Husqvarna Svartpilen on the way soon

These spy shots give the first view of Husqvarna’s replacement for the Svartpilen 125, with some photos also showing a bike dressed in 17in cast rims and road tyres – suggesting a Vitpilen model may...

Beefy power hike from new S&S big-bore kit for Harley-Davidsons

Beefy power hike from new S&S big-bore kit for Harley-Davidsons

American performance firm S&S have released their biggest-ever Harley-Davidson big-bore kits which aim to turn an 1868cc, 93bhp cruiser into a monstrous 2163cc, 135.5bhp bruiser. “This one is huge,...

Hotter Himalayan incoming? Royal Enfield boss teases new bike on social media

Hotter Himalayan incoming? Royal Enfield boss teases new bike on social media

Royal Enfield’s bold new adventure bike, thought to be a 450cc liquid-cooled Himalayan, has been spotted again – this time on Instagram. And before you dismiss it as another example of social...