December

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

2017 cruiser of the year: Triumph Bonneville Bobber

With so many bikes wowing us in 2017 it’s easy to forget the new Bonneville Bobber was one of the most-eagerly anticipated. The Triumph is styled to mimic those pared-to-the-bone 1940s-style bobbers,...

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

The bikes that leave us shaking with adrenalin

These are three of the most exciting bikes on planet Earth. The growling RSV4 RF, screaming GSX-R600 and bonkers Hypermotard 939 SP all leave you shaking with adrenalin and breathless with lust after...

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

25 years of Akrapovic exhausts

If you're in the market for an exhaust, chances are the name at the top of your wish list is Akrapovic. The company started out in a tiny workshop in Slovenia in 1991, the brainchild of racer Igor...

Battle of the Boxer twins

Battle of the Boxer twins

BMW’s flat-twin boxer engine has to be one of the most versatile motorcycle powerplants in production. The German firm has used it to power everything from tourers to sportsbikes, nakeds to retros,...

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX launch

Video: Kawasaki Z1000SX launch

We were in the South of France recently enjoying some very English weather aboard Kawasaki’s Z1000SX that has been updated for 2017. Kawasaki got the mixture right with the original Z1000SX back in...

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part four

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part four

Built to commemorate Ducati's dominance at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Simon Hargreaves takes the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak on the longest hill climb of them all... Part three:...

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Madrid launch incoming

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Madrid launch incoming

We’ll be riding the new Triumph Bonneville Bobber at its world launch in Madrid on Monday. The Hinckley firm unveiled the latest addition to the Bonneville family at the trendy Printworks venue in...

2017 Kawasaki Z650 launch: Lighter and livelier

2017 Kawasaki Z650 launch: Lighter and livelier

The all-new Z650 features new aggressive styling, an all-new lightweight trellis frame and swing-arm, a 649cc parallel-twin engine derived from the ER, but which is now fully Euro4 compliant with more...

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part three

A week with the Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak: Part three

The busy week for the Ducati Multistrada 1200 Pikes Peak continues with a trip upto Cheshire and Oulton Park. Can the big touring bike hang with sportsbikes? Part two: Peterborough to the Peak...

2017 MT-09 launch update: First ride

2017 MT-09 launch update: First ride

As well as its aggressive new styling, Yamaha have upgraded the suspension on the 2017 MT-09 front and rear, and the big news is that it's a massive improvement. We spent yesterday riding the 2017...

What’s it like to ride a championship winning British Supersport Kawasaki ZX-6RR?

What’s it like to ride a championship winning British Supersport Kawasaki ZX-6RR?

The British championship winning ZX-6RR as ridden by Tarran Mackenzie shows a glimpse of how good a 600 could be. 16,000rpm, fast-handling, 145bhp… if only you could buy a 600 like this for the...

Launch update: 2017 Yamaha MT-09 - the six big changes

Launch update: 2017 Yamaha MT-09 - the six big changes

Late last night, Yamaha took the UK journalists on a trip to the dark side of Mallorca for the 2017 MT-09 press conference.  In a abandoned concert hall filled with graffiti and flaming oil...

2017 Yamaha MT-09 launch - we're leaving on a jet plane

2017 Yamaha MT-09 launch - we're leaving on a jet plane

Today we’re flying out to the Spanish island of Mallorca for the world press launch of the 2017 Yamaha MT-09. Now three years old, Yamaha have decided to give the popular 850cc triple-cylinder naked a...