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BMW G310 R – First ride review.

Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 14:20 PM / New bike news

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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Harley Davidson adds more power to 2017 Touring line.

Posted: Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 07:35 AM / New bike news

More power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined touring by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension for its Model Year 2017 Touring motorcycle lineup. “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, […]

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Guy Martin and Triumph set a date with Destiny.

Posted: Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 07:04 AM / New bike news

Following a successful practice session at the Bonneville Salt Flats, achieving a speed of 274.2 mph to become the world’s fastest ever Triumph, Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the attempt to set a new outright motorcycle Land Speed World Record will take place mid-September, 2016, weather permitting. Piloted by TT racer Guy Martin the Triumph Infor Rocket […]

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Watch my Tracer! Yamaha MT07- First ride review

Posted: Sunday 03 July 2016 at 14:02 PM / New bike news

The first time I went touring on a bike, I was 22. With a licence that was less than 48 hours old in my pocket, a handful of Pepperamis down my leathers and an army issue sleeping back strapped to the back of my bike, I set of from North Devon heading for Le Mans. […]

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World Ducati Week 2016 – Why you need to go!

Posted: Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 08:39 AM / New bike news

Every two years, Ducati hosts a party like no other. If you’re a fan of the brand, the colour red, pretty ladies and partying, you should book a ticket and get over to Misano circuit on July 1-3rd. We made it out there in 2012 and in 2014, refresh your memory with a look back […]

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Yamaha MT-10. First ride review

Posted: Wednesday 11 May 2016 at 00:22 AM / New bike news

Ever since the first man twisted the first throttle on the first motorbike nearly 150 years ago, the hunt for more and more power has been on. Each time a manufacturer grabs a headline with a crazy power claim, a journalist somewhere writes that things have surely reached an unsurpassable level. In 1991 it was […]

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2016 Honda NC750 X First Ride

Posted: Sunday 20 March 2016 at 21:34 PM / New bike news

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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Triumph Thruxton R – First ride review.

Posted: Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 00:13 AM / New bike news

There are few bikes that have a closer association with the term Café Racer than a Triumph Thruxton. Since BSA hasn’t made a Goldstar in decades and Nortons are as rare as mechanical unicorn shit, if I had to pick a factory built bike that personified the Café Racer it’d be a Hinckley Thruxton. The […]

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2016 Ducati Hypermotard first ride

Posted: Tuesday 01 March 2016 at 14:42 PM / New bike news

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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First Ride – 2016 MV Agusta Brutale 800

Posted: Thursday 28 January 2016 at 10:30 AM / New bike news

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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