Bike Tests

Suzuki to fit MASTER security to GSX-R 125 and other models in 125 range.

Posted: September 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Suzuki is proud to be the only manufacturer fitting the industry-standard, Datatag MASTER security scheme kits to its 125cc machinery, including the brand new GSX-R125 and GSX-S125. The GSX-R125 and GSX-S125 join the Burgman 125, VanVan 125, and Address 110 in Suzuki’s 125cc-and-below range, with the Japanese brand setting itself apart from its competitors as […]

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BMW K1600 Bagger – Review

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 3:19 pm   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

It’s early 2011 and a 31 year-old me is on the BMW K1600GT launch in South Africa. I lucked out when the launch dates clashed with a family holiday for the then editor, and found myself on what we like to call ‘a grown up launch’. Long haul, luxurious and lazy, I was handed the keys […]

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Suzuki GSX-R 125 – Full review.

Posted: September 9, 2017 at 9:08 am   /   Bike Tests, New bike news, Slider Home

Pinned in fourth gear, I urge myself to tip into turn one without rolling the throttle from the stop, lap after lap I’ve dared myself and bottled it. This time, I nail it. I’m flat out on a Suzuki GSX-R at Silverstone, just days before Alex Rins was doing exactly the same thing as me […]

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Kawasaki seeing red with the 2018 Z900.

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 4:24 pm   /   New bike news, Slider Home

Kawasaki has added a sweet red paint job to the Z900 for 2018. Full details (in their words) below. Already established as the ‘go-to’ bike in its sector of the naked streetfighter class, the Refined Raw Z900 uses the unique-to-Kawasaki Sugomi engineering and design philosophy to balance its forthright personality between aggressive, no-nonsense good looks […]

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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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