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MV Agusta Superveloce

Posted: Tuesday 06 November 2018 at 10:40 AM

Yes yes, it’s a pre production model and yes, we know that MV is in a bit of a financial black hole at the minute, but take a look at this. It’s called the Superveloce Ottocento and it makes us feel funny in the wee wee. It’s MV Agusta’s modern interpretation of the brand’s own […]

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Yamaha Tenere 700 is go!

Posted: Tuesday 06 November 2018 at 10:38 AM

It’s been a long time coming, but it would appear it was worth the wait. The Yamaha Tenere 700 was unveiled last night at the EICMA show in Milan. As impressive as the spec is (and it is impressive), the first thing we have to say we like is how close to the T7 concept […]

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The Suzuki Katana is back for 2019!

Posted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 at 11:39 AM

The covers were pulled off this morning in Cologne. It’s official, the Suzuki Katana is back. On the face of it, Katana will have everything you need in a motorcycle, a K5 GSX-R 1000 derived motor that produces 150bhp and 108Nm of Torque. Fully adjustable suspension, ABS equipped Brembo brakes and traction control. Yes, pretty […]

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BMW HP4 Race – Review.

Posted: Friday 11 May 2018 at 13:18 PM

It’s such a subtle addition to the name, you could almost be forgiven for not noticing. Just one small word, slipped onto the end of a Countdown Conundrum of words and letters. BMW S1000RR HP4. RACE. That last bit it is very, very important. In performance terms, the standard S1000RR set an unprecedented bar a […]

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2018 Honda CB1000R – First ride review.

Posted: Tuesday 03 April 2018 at 19:24 PM

In 2010 I joined the editorial team at SuperBike. I inherited a 2010 Honda Fireblade long term test bike, kindly left behind by a lovely chap that had recently departed the team. When I called Honda to let them know it would be me writing about it for the rest of the year, they made […]

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Another year on year of growth for Ducati sales.

Posted: Friday 12 January 2018 at 12:50 PM

Looks like it’s been another bumper year for Ducati. The words below are direct from the press release and contain everything from MotoGP wins to selling 500 Superleggeras before they even went into production. Impressive stuff and signs that the emissions scandal with owners VAG has done nothing to slow progress. Read on. Ducati Motor […]

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Living with Honda’s Africa Twin

Posted: Friday 12 January 2018 at 11:28 AM

1358 miles on a DCT Africa Twin. What’s it like and should you buy one? SuperBike didn’t get an invite on the press launch of the Africa Twin in 2016, and I didn’t really mind. Apart from a sweet poster of a Transalp on my bedroom wall when I was 12, I’ve had little to […]

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Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston sign to race the TT with Honda Racing

Posted: Monday 11 December 2017 at 16:35 PM

After a fruitless 2017 road racing campaign, Honda Racing has signed Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston to race for 2018. Below is the full press release. Announcing an all-new rider line-up for its 2018 Road Racing campaign, Honda Motor Europe is delighted to welcome Ian Hutchinson and Lee Johnston to the fold contesting the North […]

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Seeley eyes NW200 prize with EHA racing.

Posted: Thursday 07 December 2017 at 09:31 AM

British championship regulars EHA Racing will return to the International North West 200 in 2018 with winning aspirations, having secured the services of circuit record holder Alastair Seeley – who currently boasts 21 wins around the world-renowned 8.9-mile North Coast triangle.   The Carrickfergus ace, a double British champion, has taken ten wins during his […]

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2018 KTM 790 DUKE unveiled.

Posted: Tuesday 07 November 2017 at 18:16 PM

We love a good KTM here. The new 790 DUKE looks like it’s going to be an absolute beast! Words below are direct from KTM. KTM pulled the covers off its all-new, production ready KTM 790 DUKE at EICMA, Milan, today (November 7, 2017) along with a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R prototype, hinting how the […]

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