Bike News & Reviews

BMW G310 R – First ride review.

Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 14:20 PM / Bike News & Reviews

The Bangalore Torpedo! BMW motorcycles are aspirational. You could pin it on Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor, you could pin it on Marco Melandri or even Reg Pridmore (look him up). It’s entirely possible that you could pin it on next-door’s five series. However you look at them BMW are undoubtedly a bike (and a […]

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2016 Honda NC750 X First Ride

Posted: Sunday 20 March 2016 at 21:34 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Tools you can trust What’s your bike to you? Is it a tool, a means to an end, a piece of transport? Or is it the love of your life, a hunk of metal and plastic you’ve imbued with a soul? Something you hankered after for years, finally managed to possess, and have made your […]

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2016 Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Posted: Tuesday 01 March 2016 at 14:42 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Has Ducati’s crazy teenage delinquent, the Hypermotard, gone all grown up?   There’s a conflict at the heart of most big bike firms. On the one hand, they’re proper, grown-up companies, with corporate social responsibility programmes, charity partnerships, and environmental policies. Polished PR departments underline their worth as responsible, productive members of Big Society, adding […]

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2016 Honda CB500F and CBR500R – Review.

Posted: Tuesday 01 March 2016 at 12:11 PM / Bike News & Reviews

Road tester Chris Moss rides the 2016 Honda CB500F and CBR500R on the press launch.

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Yamaha XSR900 – First ride review

Posted: Tuesday 09 February 2016 at 10:29 AM / Bike News & Reviews

I don’t believe for one second that I’m the only rider out there that has been waiting for a retro bike to come along with more to offer to offer in the trouser department than roll bottoms and Red Wings. Bar the very expensive BMW R Nine T, retro motorcycling has until now been a […]

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First Ride – 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800

Posted: Thursday 28 January 2016 at 10:30 AM / Bike News & Reviews

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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Ducati 959 Panigale – review.

Posted: Thursday 26 November 2015 at 07:48 AM / Bike News & Reviews

There’s something just right about Ducati’s mid sized sports bike that has been striking the right chords with me since the 748. I once took part in a used bike group test where three of us chose a bike within an imaginary budget of £3.5k. I’ve never made James Whitham laugh as hard or for […]

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Yamaha TMAX 500 – Real world review.

Posted: Thursday 15 October 2015 at 10:21 AM / Bike News & Reviews

They say there’s no worse a non-smoker than an ex smoker. Self-righteous, full of scorn, been there and done that sneers and rolling eyes. If I ever give up smoking, I’m looking forward to doing all of those things at others. I sometimes see the same kind of relationship between bikers and scooter riders. They […]

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Ducati Monster 1200R – Launch review

Posted: Thursday 01 October 2015 at 16:50 PM / Bike News & Reviews

The Ducati Monster lineup is currently six deep. Three variants of 821 and three 1200 flavours. All offer varying levels of what makes the Monster so good. At the far left of the scale is the basic 821. It offers the most practicality and is the easiest to ride. At the far right of the […]

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BMW S1000RR World Superbike test – How much faster can an average rider go?

Posted: Thursday 10 September 2015 at 10:27 AM / Bike News & Reviews

A little bit of a BMW S1000RR based #throwbackthursday special today. A couple of seasons ago we were invited to Imola to ride the Goldbet BMW WSB, Superstock and road going bikes. The aim was simple, I wanted to find out what happened when you put a very average track day rider on a very […]

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