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Record creating Triumph Street Cup. Win stuff here!

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

The Triumph Street Cup is, among many other things, a throwback to original cafe racer culture. Along with all the free love, cool bikes and massive turn ups, the 1960’s was also about rock and roll music. In celebration of this, Triumph has commissioned ten UK rock bands to contribute to a record that celebrates […]

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Best bikes for under £1000

Posted: July 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm   /   Bike Tests, Slider Home

One grand wonders Take a look through your favourite bike website – SuperBike, of course – and you’ll notice the amount of brand-spanking-new, shiny metal staring you in the face. From your iPad. As you crimp out a length. While it’s nice to look at the latest technology, design and engineering, if you haven’t got […]

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Japanese Future Classics

Posted: July 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm   /   Bike Tests

Japanese motor engineering has long been praised as reliable, their creations known for longevity and value. From motorbikes to cars, you know you can’t really go wrong if you buy Japanese. Prided for innovation and quality, Japanese motorbikes have been at the helm of performance for decades. Here we remember at some of our favourite […]

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2017 Zero SR – Review with video.

Posted: May 2, 2017 at 9:51 am   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

For the first time in over a decade of testing motorcycles, I’ve finally found the bike that has started making me feel like a bit of a jaded old hack. The Zero SR. On paper it makes as much sense as it sounds silently ridiculous in real life. An £18k price tag (if you go […]

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2017 BMW RnineT Racer – review.

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 2:28 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

I got drunk with Roland Sands once. Not just a little bit tipsy, I mean properly fucked. We got chatting at a BMW festival in Austria and hit it off. One minute we were talking about the time he replaced an injured John McGuinness in the British 250cc championship, the next we were necking belt […]

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Yamaha issues safety recall on MT09 and XSR900 models.

Posted: April 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Yamaha UK has issued a safety related recall to all owners of MT09/A MT09TRA and XSR900 models. ‘lower handlebar holders may become loose and in the worst case scenario if not replaced this can result in a loss of steering.’ Yamaha advises that owners contact their nearest Authorised Yamaha dealer at your earliest convenience, quoting […]

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Suzuki Cappuccino! – Low rate finance offers means riding a Suzuki costs less than a coffee.

Posted: April 11, 2017 at 8:34 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Suzuki has announced a new, low-rate finance offer for its SV650 and GSX-S1000 machines, which means the middleweight V-twin can be ridden away for £60 per month. A new special rate of just 4.9% APR, coupled with a deposit of £1,500.00, means the SV650 can be ridden for only £1.94 per day – less than the price of […]

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2017 Yamaha R6 – Full review.

Posted: March 28, 2017 at 4:32 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

MotoGP looks, Moto2 handling – the new R6 reminds us why 600cc supersports bikes are so much fun. It’s been ten years since Yamaha last gave the R6 any serious updates. You’d think that would leave it miles behind the competition, but that’s far from the case. In truth, the popularity of the 600cc supersports […]

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2017 Ducati Monster 797 – Full review.

Posted: March 25, 2017 at 2:49 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

After just making the flight to Nice by under 3 minutes thanks to London’s tubular network being as reliable as an unloved Mobylette, I arrived for the press launch of Ducati’s Monster 797 expecting an evening of convivial hospitality followed by a day’s riding in sunshine along The Corniches. Instead we dumped bags, slipped into […]

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Triumph Street Scrambler – Full review with video.

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 11:20 am   /   Bike Tests, Slider Home

Right, I’ve set myself the goal of writing this entire launch report without once mentioning the words ‘heritage’, ‘retro’, ‘old school’ ‘hipster’ or Steve McQueen. I think I can do it and, more to the point, I think the Triumph Street Scrambler deserves more of your attention than to be immediately placed in the same […]

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