Bike News & Reviews

Living with Honda’s Africa Twin

Posted: Friday 12 January 2018 at 11:28 AM / Bike News & Reviews

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 Harley Davidson Softail range – Review.

Posted: Sunday 22 October 2017 at 14:44 PM / Bike News & Reviews

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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BMW K1600 Bagger – Review

Posted: Monday 11 September 2017 at 15:19 PM / Bike News & Reviews

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: Saturday 09 September 2017 at 09:08 AM / Bike News & Reviews

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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Best bikes for under £1000

Posted: Monday 03 July 2017 at 15:40 PM / Bike News & Reviews

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: Monday 03 July 2017 at 15:05 PM / Bike News & Reviews

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: Tuesday 02 May 2017 at 09:51 AM / Bike News & Reviews

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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Triumph Street Scrambler – Full review with video.

Posted: Friday 03 March 2017 at 11:20 AM / Bike News & Reviews

Right, I’ve set myself the goal of writing this entire launch report without once mentioning the words ‘heritage’, ‘retro’, ‘old school’ ‘hipster’ or Steve McQueen. I think I can do it and, more to the point, I think the Triumph Street Scrambler deserves more of your attention than to be immediately placed in the same […]

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Does traction control actually make you faster? GSX-R vs S1000RR

Posted: Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 15:58 PM / Bike News & Reviews

How much quicker does traction control make the average rider, if at all? Take one rider, a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and a BMW S1000RR, an empty track and let’s find out shall we? From the comfort of my couch, I like nothing more than watching factory racers strangling the throttles factory superbikes, usually at the point in […]

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Triumph Street Cup – Full review with video.

Posted: Monday 30 January 2017 at 14:33 PM / Bike News & Reviews

You could be forgiven for passing off the Triumph Street Cup as a budget version of the Thruxton, but that’s not really the intention from Triumph, apparently. The Street Cup forms one of three strands of DNA in the Modern Classic range. Essentially, if it starts with the word ‘Street’ you’re looking at a bike […]

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