Bike Tests

BMW HP4 Race – Review.

Posted: May 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm   /   Bike Tests, Slider Home

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: April 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

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: January 12, 2018 at 12:50 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

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: January 12, 2018 at 11:28 am   /   Bike Tests, Slider Home

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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2018 KTM 790 DUKE unveiled.

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

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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Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe.

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 10:58 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Along with the supercharged Kawasaki H2 SX, Kawasaki has also unveiled the smooth looking Z900RS Cafe. We love the fact that Kawasaki has chosen not to step too far back into its heritage in order to find the right bike for us. The W800 was a great machine, but was maybe a little too authentic […]

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Kawasaki H2 SX. 200hp Sports Touring is here!

Posted: November 7, 2017 at 10:39 am   /   New bike news, Slider Home

A couple of years ago Kawasaki launched the bonkers H2 and H2R, which you can read about here It was only a matter of time before the technology began to drip down the line to the rest of the range. Today, Kawasaki has announced that supercharged loveliness has reached the SX. You can read our […]

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2018 Harley Davidson Softail range – Review.

Posted: October 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

You probably clicked the link thinking that I was about to spend the next ten minutes telling you that Harleys are for men with no plums, but I’m not. Ben Bowers is sat opposite me in a random Catalan restaurant. He talks posh, knows his way round Shoreditch and has the kind of moustache that […]

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Kawasaki ZX-10R – 2018 Updates.

Posted: October 6, 2017 at 9:58 am   /   New bike news

Details have landed for the 2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R. The full press release has been reproduced below. In short, it’s two simple colour changes. Nothing mechanical, no new power or fancy electronic systems added. Some years we get all new and some years we have to make do with BNG (Bold New Graphics) at best. This […]

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Suzuki to unveil SV650X at Tokyo Motor Show.

Posted: September 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Suzuki Motor Corporation will unveil the SV650X at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show – which takes place from 27 October to 5 November – an evolution of the SV650 Rally concept shown at last year’s event. The original concept was designed to pay homage to the tarmac rally cars and bikes of the 1970s. ‘Neo-retro’ […]

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