June

Tom Sykes' Kawasaki WSB bike ridden

Tom Sykes' Kawasaki WSB bike ridden

Tom Sykes’ works Kawasaki ZX-10R broke the WSB record earlier this year by clocking an astonishing 211mph at the end of Monza’s long straight. But what does a 240bhp, 210mph-plus superbike feel like?...

New radial Continental tyres for your classic tested

New radial Continental tyres for your classic tested

German tyre firm Continental have spent the last year developing a radial tyre to fit common classic bike wheel sizes, with the aim of revolutionising the performance of older machines. On the basis...

Video: Smart money superbikes

Video: Smart money superbikes

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW...

Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

Smart money superbikes - the best used examples

The 1000cc sports bike class has ripped in two and there are now two distinct camps. In the ‘extreme’ corner there’s the super-powerful, electronically-enhanced superbikes, like the Aprilia RSV4, BMW...

Adventure bikes for me please

I'll confess I'm a GS Adventure rider, but I have got my eyes on a shiny new 990 at the moment - awaiting test ride, then I'll make the choice. My GS has been nothing but bullet proof. I know it has a few achilles heels, such as the sidestand switch but overall I have a big grin when I get home from a ride. I recently took it off-road at the Walters Arena during the Touratech Adventure Travel...

Video: Extreme adventure test - part one

Video: Extreme adventure test - part one

Four bikes. A Dakar hero. 100+ miles off-road. Just one question: can adventure bikes live up to their billing? We took the BMW R1200GS, Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere, Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 and...

Extreme adventure test - which would you choose?

Extreme adventure test - which would you choose?

Designed for travelling to the remotest corners of the globe, big bore adventure bikes have become the must have biking accessory in recent years. While for many, adventure bikes represent comfort, on...

Video: Husqvarna TE310 longterm review

Video: Husqvarna TE310 longterm review

Based on the super-light TE250, the Husqvarna TE310 sits squarely between the 250 and the monstrous TE449. Husqvarna have bored and stroked the 250 engine ou tto 302.44cc to create a bike that is just...

Piaggio X10 first ride

Piaggio X10 first ride

The Piaggio X10 is not dirt cheap: the £5,000 you need to score one will seem like a lot to plenty of bike riders, who inevitably consider what motorcycle they could get for that money, but against...