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First Ride – 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800

Posted: January 28, 2016 at 10:30 am   /  

Turning clean with MV? Euro emissions rules means we get an all-new MV Agusta Brutale 800 for 2016. A good thing? Al finds out in Spain Generally, state interference in motorbikes is a bad thing. Leg protectors, quiet pipes, power and speed limits – we’re not a fan of much of this. Neither do we […]

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The MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800

Posted: April 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm   /  

TV Winner? MV Agusta’s new Turismo Veloce 800 has a great moniker. But can it live up to it? Al finds out in France. What’s in a name? When it comes to motorbikes, generally not very much. An alphabet soup of letters and numbers, with lots of ‘R’s (for Race! Or Road. Or something…), ‘X’s […]

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Had enough of the new Yamaha R1 yet? No, us neither.

Posted: February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm   /  

So here’s a gallery of tasty pictures from the launch to keep you occupied.

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Throwback Thursday – testing the first Kawasaki H2…

Posted: February 26, 2015 at 10:35 am   /  

Of course, we’re all looking forward to a ride on the new Kawasaki H2 and H2R next week. Yay us! And to kill the time before we fly to Qatar for the supercharged behemoth, we’ve been trawling the SuperBike archive for the original Kawasaki H2 – the three-cylinder 750cc two-stroke. And we came up with […]

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First Ride – 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1

Posted: February 23, 2015 at 11:43 am   /  

Yamaha says the new R1 is the closest possible thing to a road legal YZR- M1 MotoGP bike. Looking at the spec sheet, it’s hard to disagree…

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2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Impressions

Posted: February 23, 2015 at 12:03 am   /  

We test the all-new, long awaited 2015 Yamaha R1 – hot off the seat here are Chris’ first thoughts

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First Ride – 2015 Yamaha XJR 1300

Posted: February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm   /  

Yamaha’s old new retro bike made new again. But still retro. Got that?

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Power Struggle – Super Duke v S1000R v Tuono v Monster v Z1000 – part 3/3

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 10:00 am   /  

So after hooning around like idiots on all five bikes, which ones made us want to wheelie off into the sunset? KTM The 1290 is fast, leary and wheelies like a tuned moped with a 19-stone pillion. But it’s also easy to ride, stunning to look at and has the technology to keep all that […]

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Power Struggle – Super Duke v S1000R v Tuono v Monster v Z1000 – part 2/3

Posted: June 20, 2014 at 10:24 am   /  

The big-capacity naked sports bike class is packed with new bikes this year. So what else to do other than line ‘em up and wheelie them until we find a winner? Part 2 of 3 Down at the front, please If people are easily offended by wheelies, then they’re going to really hate the Super […]

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Power Struggle – Super Duke v S1000R v Tuono v Monster v Z1000 – part 1/3

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 9:55 am   /  

The big-capacity naked sports bike class is packed with new bikes this year. So what else to do other than line ‘em up and wheelie them until we find a winner? Introducing… In the orange corner, the KTM 1290 Super Duke R – 180hp – £13,999 Billed as ‘The Beast’ but in reality rarely attacks […]

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