Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that mattered in motorbikes this week
This week we’ve been riding the all-new Yamaha R7 – an MT-07-based sportsbike aiming to square up to the Aprilia RS660 and Honda’s CBR650R.
We sampled it on road and track in Spain and came away grinning from ear to ear. Check out our full review to find out why…
We’ve also finally seen full details of the brand new Triumph Tiger Sport 660 adventure-sports bike, which takes the engine and platform from the popular Trident 660 and adds mile-mashing features like a bigger fuel tank, a more upright riding position, and a new half fairing and screen for wind protection where the Trident has none. We think this could be a seriously popular bike when it arrives in dealers in February, priced from £8450.
Last weekend saw paralysed motorcyclist Claire Lomas MBE complete the London Marathon… in full bike kit!
Claire was paralysed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007. Now married with two children, she discovered a love of motorcycling, and this inspired her to take on her latest feat, raising money for disabled children (Whizz-Kidz) along the way.
She’s raised over £750,000 for various charities and has already smashed her £10k target this time round.
MV Agusta are well known for releasing limited edition models, and this new Brutale is no exception. It’s called the 1000RR Nurburgring, to commemorate that famous German circuit, and only 150 bikes will be built, so get your order in quickly.
We haven’t heard what it’ll cost just yet, but with up to 213bhp with the racing kit, which also features some stunning carbon wheels and an arrow exhaust, it’s set to take on the most super of super nakeds.
And finally, Ducati have dropped their V2 engine into the Multistrada, offering a more approachable take on the adventure bike and the option of an A2 version to boot.
The new Multi goes on sale next month, priced from £12,495 for a standard bike or £14,495 for the more premium S version.