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

This week we brought you our video review of the Yamaha Tricity 300, which is a leaning three-wheeler you can ride on a car licence. See the maxi-scooter in action and find out what Martin Fitz-Gibbons thought of the £7547 alternative to public transport for commuters now in our full bike review.

Aprilia Tuono 660

Last year, Aprilia unveiled a middleweight version of their brilliant Tuono based on the upcoming RS660 sportsbike. Now, new patents reveal that the bike has barely changed as it moves ever closer to production. A small tweak to the belly pan to house a Euro5 exhaust is the biggest of several minor changes. We still expect to see the full bike unveiled this autumn and available to buy in 2021.

Naked motorbike test

We’ve updated our list of the best naked motorbikes you can buy right now on the new and used markets. Whatever bike licence you hold, there’s an option for you from learner friendly 125s through to fire-breathing hyper nakeds based on the most powerful superbikes around. See if you agree with what made the cut.

Filtering on a motorcycle

One of the best things about riding a motorbike is filtering through traffic jams but it can all end in tears if you’re not careful. We’ve put together a handy guide listing the dos and don’ts of filtering to help make sure you don’t come a cropper. Whether you’re new to biking or a seasoned commuter, there could be something there you’ve not thought about before.

Long Way Up

And finally, we discovered this week that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s latest adventure will premiere on September 18 this year on Apple TV+. Long Way Up sees the pair ride Harley-Davidson LiveWires from Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of South America to Los Angeles. The first three episodes will drop at once and then the rest will follow in weekly instalments.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Staff Writer, hick for life, two cylinders max