Weekly wind-on: your roundup of the stories that matter in motorbikes

This week we brought you our full review and video review of the BMW R18. This is the Bavarian firm’s first attempt at a cruiser and it’s far from perfect. But after riding it from Land’s End to John O’ Groats our News Editor, Jordan Gibbons feels qualified to tell you all about its strengths and weaknesses.


Sticking with BMW, we also saw our first glimpse of the M1000RR homologation special built with racing success in mind. You might be surprised how much it costs but here’s a clue: it’s less than a V4R.

Worker builds Triumph engine

Next we swap from the latest releases to a bit of history, as Triumph celebrate 30 years of their modern existence. Find out how John Bloor navigated those early days, invested million of his own money and turned Triumph into the global, modern brand it is today.

Charley Boorman

The first episodes of Long Way Up are live on Apple TV+ and more will follow weekly so we caught up with one of the show’s stars, Charley Boorman, to discover what viewers should watch out for, what the trip was like and the advantages and challenges of going electric with Harley-Davidson LiveWires.

2021 Honda CB125F

And finally, Honda have announced an updated version of their CB125F for 2021. The learner-friendly and economical workhorse has shed some kilos and can now manage a claimed 497 miles on a single tank of fuel.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max