Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week

This week, we’ve been riding the Honda Hornet and our video review is live now on our YouTube channel. Michael Neeves gave the budget middleweight 4 stars overall and was impressed with the fit and finish for the price. But is it good enough to cut it with the likes of the MT-07 and the Trident 660? Watch now to find out.

Splashing through the puddles on the 2023 KTM 890 Adventure

KTM have pulled the covers off the 2023 updated version of their 890 Adventure middleweight off roader. The new bike gets a mild makeover with styling tweaks, updated WP suspension and smarter electronics. There are also two new colour options to choose from and a revised 5-inch colour TFT dash. There’s no word yet on price or availability just yet though.

Our latest long-term test video is now live and this time Online Editor Gareth Evans is letting us know what life with the Yamaha R7 has been like. Gareth has had a busy year riding the R7 on every single circuit on the BSB calendar and has racked up a few road miles invetween too. Watch the video now to see what he thinks.

Horwin Senmenti 0

Horwin have unveiled a powerful new electric scooter called the Senmenti 0 with an impressive 125mph claimed top speed. The bike is expected to arrive in the middle of 2023 with a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds and a range of 186 miles. They also reckon it’ll charge to 80% in just 30 minutes – all very impressive sounding stuff.

Ducati head of design Andrea Ferraresi

And finally, we’ve been chatting with Ducati design boss Andrea Ferraresi about the Italian firm’s future plans. Anyone hoping for a new, more affordable entry level model will be disappointed. Ferraresi suggested that those who can’t afford it should start off with a cheaper brand and then buy a Ducati as soon as they can.