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2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber. Full review with video.

Posted: December 27, 2016 at 6:38 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

In 1987 my dad took me to our local NAAFI in Germany to buy a new television. The NAAFI was a shop for soldiers where you could buy pretty much anything. Four hours later we pulled up outside our flat in a brand new car*. My dad, scratching his head but happy, had clearly gone […]

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2017 Yamaha MT-09. Full review and video.

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 1:36 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

I’m not sure why Superbike agreed to let me go to Mallorca for three days to ride the revised for 2017 Yamaha MT-09, but I’m glad they did. My first ever bike launch as a journalist and for me, a chance to ride something that’s sole focus isn’t to go as fast as it possibly […]

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2017 Kawasaki Z1000SX – Full review with video.

Posted: November 14, 2016 at 9:49 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

It’s 05:06 in the morning and I can’t sleep. I give up trying and pad across my hotel room, scratching my balls while I try to remember where the toilet is. On the way back to a bed I sneak a peak through the curtains, wondering what the day will bring while I ponder a […]

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Honda and Yamaha combine forces.

Posted: October 6, 2016 at 10:59 am   /   New bike news

It was announced this week that Japanese giants and long time competitors Honda and Yamaha will share resources and produce machines together. Their rivalry has been fierce since the early 1980’s as both vied for the top spot in the domestic and international marketplace. As of 2018, Honda will produce 50cc machines for Yamaha at […]

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BMW G310 R – First ride review.

Posted: September 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

The Bangalore Torpedo! BMW motorcycles are aspirational. You could pin it on Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor, you could pin it on Marco Melandri or even Reg Pridmore (look him up). It’s entirely possible that you could pin it on next-door’s five series. However you look at them BMW are undoubtedly a bike (and a […]

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Harley Davidson adds more power to 2017 Touring line.

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 7:35 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

More power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined touring by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup. “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, […]

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Guy Martin and Triumph set a date with Destiny.

Posted: August 24, 2016 at 7:04 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Following a successful practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a speed of 274.2 mph to become the world’s fastest ever Triumph, Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the attempt to set a new outright motorcycle Land Speed World Record will take place mid-September, 2016, weather permitting. Piloted by TT racer Guy Martin the Triumph Infor Rocket […]

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Watch my Tracer! Yamaha MT07- First ride review

Posted: July 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

The first time I went touring on a bike, I was 22. With a licence that was less than 48 hours old in my pocket, a handful of Pepperamis down my leathers and an army issue sleeping back strapped to the back of my bike, I set of from North Devon heading for Le Mans. […]

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World Ducati Week 2016 – Why you need to go!

Posted: June 15, 2016 at 8:39 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Every two years, Ducati hosts a party like no other. If you’re a fan of the brand, the colour red, pretty ladies and partying, you should book a ticket and get over to Misano circuit on July 1-3rd. We made it out there in 2012 and in 2014, refresh your memory with a look back […]

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Yamaha MT-10. First ride review

Posted: May 11, 2016 at 12:22 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Ever since the first man twisted the first throttle on the first motorbike nearly 150 years ago, the hunt for more and more power has been on. Each time a manufacturer grabs a headline with a crazy power claim, a journalist somewhere writes that things have surely reached an unsurpassable level. In 1991 it was […]

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