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Bridgestone S21 review – What my mate thinks.

Posted: Sunday 10 April 2016 at 13:02 PM / Slider Home

When it comes to taking bike related advice, lots of people seem to go to ‘my mate’. My mate knows absolutely everything about everything, apparently. He’s wheelied further than Rothwell and had his knee down longer than a toy soldier. Has ridden through more winters than Father Christmas and has ridden more bikes than he […]

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2016 Honda NC750 X First Ride

Posted: Sunday 20 March 2016 at 21:34 PM / Slider Home

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 / Slider Home

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 / Slider Home

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 / Slider Home

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

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Sarolea announce 2016 Zero TT rider line up.

Posted: Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 16:02 PM / Slider Home

Belgian electric motorcycle supremos – Sarolea, has announced the details of the riders that will attempt to improve on the success of the brand’s 2015 Zero TT effort. It’ll be Lee Johnston and Dean Harrison silently pushing off down Bray Hill on June 8th in the one lap dash for electric glory. It’s the sixth year […]

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Ian Lougher to ride Suter 500cc two-stroke in Senior TT race.

Posted: Wednesday 17 February 2016 at 21:44 PM / Slider Home

As if the news that a two-stroke competing in the Senior at this year’s TT races wasn’t enough, the details have just come in on who the rider will be. Former 500cc racer and ten times TT winner Ian Lougher will pilot the Suter MMX500. We caught up with him just after he’d signed a […]

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Yamaha XSR900 – First ride review

Posted: Tuesday 09 February 2016 at 10:29 AM / Slider Home

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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Triumph Street Twin – Review.

Posted: Friday 11 December 2015 at 13:03 PM / Slider Home

There are numerous reasons to get excited about the new Triumph Bonneville family and we’ll cover some of them during this launch report for the Street Twin. The key thing that got my juices juicing while I sat in on the presentation was the simple fact that this is a British bike. More than that, […]

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Ducati 959 Panigale – review.

Posted: Thursday 26 November 2015 at 07:48 AM / Slider Home

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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