Japanese magazine Young Machine shows images of twin-cylinder CBR250RR Honda’s CBR250R was one of the first of the latest crop of small-bore sportsbikes. Aimed at the burgeoning SE Asian market, with a nod to entry level riders in Europe and the US, the single cylinder CBR has been a bit of a hit for […]
With Ducati launching its 1299 Panigale this week, when better to have a look at the Bolognan firm’s trademark ‘desmo’ valve technology? Bikes nowadays – they’re pretty boring, eh? Quite ‘samey’. A bit ‘meh.’ What’s that you say? Boring? My 210bhp ZX-10R? Shurely shome mishtake? Okay, let me rephrase that. It’s become […]
Yep, that’s exactly what we all thought the Ducati 1199 Panigale needed, another 100cc and more power. Are they all high over there in Bologna? But it turns out, whatever they’re smoking, it’s the right stuff – the 2015 update to the Panigale is a ripper, as we discovered on a stunning sunny Saturday in […]
Well we’ve got a long old day of hooning around like idiots on the new Ducati Panigale 1299, but first impressions are bloody good. Within a couple of laps at ‘I’ve still got a hangover’ pace, the improvements to the midrange torque are obvious. The 1199 Panigale could never be accused of lacking in speed, […]
We’re heading out to ride the new model R1200R next week, in the meantime, we can look at the prices and some of the technical highlights. Three variants will be available, the first is the base model R1200R, which will come with ABS and ASC (Active Stability Control) as standard, as well as two riding […]
Kawasaki are calling it a ‘Sounds and Vision Experience’, we’re calling it the highlight of the show and the gates haven’t even opened yet. Here’s the press release from Kawasaki UK about the H2R being run up on a dyno every day of Motorcycle Live at 12:30. Following the worldwide media and public interest at […]
Details are thin on the ground, but this is what the press release we just received says. Aprilia’s fastest and sportiest ever naked is now even better and becomes a new weapon for the road and the track. A direct descendant of the RSV4 (the bike that has repeatedly won world SBK Championship Titles) the […]
So from the titbits we’ve received so far, here’s what we know for sure, what we think we know and what we’d have on our dream R1.