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Best Of 6 days ago

Top 5 middleweight adventure bikes for 2019

There’s no getting away from the continuing popularity of ‘adventure’ bikes: large, usually 1000cc+, enduro-styled all-rounders that can, quite literally, do it all. Here’s our top 5 middleweight adventure bikes for 2019..
BMW R1200GS adventure Review 1 week ago

BMW R1200GS Adventure (2018 - ) review

The adventure version of BMW's class-defining GS has been the benchmark adventure bike for decades and, since 2013, led the way for refinement, sophistication and versatility. This latest updated version keeps it ahead of the pack.
News 2 weeks ago

Triumph’s new ‘ultimate café racer’

With their range of ‘modern classics’ among the most popular of all retros and cafe racers and with models such as the Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler the ‘go-to’ bikes for customisers and specials builders, it was probably only a matter of time before Triumph themselves began to offer custom, exclusive, hand-built special versions of its bikes.
Review 2 weeks ago

BMW R1250GS Adventure (2018 - ) review

The definitive and best-selling full-bore adventure bike has just got better yet thanks to 84 extra ccs, BMW’s clever new ‘ShiftCam’ valve intake system and a resulting healthy boost in both power and torque across the board.
Best Of 1 month ago

Top 5 cheap scooters

Much more than with most powered two-wheelers, when it comes to scooters, or most of them anyway, affordability is a big, big draw.
Review 1 month ago

Kawasaki Versys 650 Adventure review

Third generation Versys 650 makes the middleweight adventure better still. Perky performance, peerless versatility and decent spec all for a brilliant price make this one of the best value all-rounders anywhere.
Review 1 month ago

Ducati Multistrada 1260S Pikes Peak review

Top-spec, most performance-orientated version of Ducati’s Multistrada family gets the uprated, 160bhp 1260cc engine and more. So-called ‘adventure’ bikes simply don’t get more exotic – or potent.
BMW S1000RR Best Of 2 months ago

Top 5 new bikes at EICMA

With the Cologne Show in October and Motorcycle Live coming up the bike show season is in full swing and with it the first tantalizing looks at all the new machines for 2019.
Review 2 months ago

KTM 790 Duke (2018 - ) review

KTM’s first middleweight twin, after decades of singles, was hugely anticipated and it’s lived up to the expectation – funky, lively and fun the 790’s lifted the whole Duke clan up to a new level.
Aprilia RS 50 Best Of 2 months ago

Top 5 50cc bikes

So what do you get and which should you go for? To help, here’s Autotrader’s round up of our current pick of the crop, in price descending order.
Advice 2 months ago

Top 5 Christmas motorcycling gifts 2018

Like it or loathe it it’s that time of year once again when everything seems to be dominated by Christmas – but, for motorcycle buffs there’s plenty to get excited about.
Best Of 3 months ago

Three amazing three-wheelers

If Yamaha and Piaggio are to be believed, three is the new two – three wheels that is. With Yamaha’s launch of its radical, leaning three-wheeler based on MT-09 mechanicals this year, the oddly-named Niken, not to mention the continuing success of Italian scooter specialist Piaggio’s leaning three-wheel scooter family – the MP3s – is it time to, at last, take three-wheelers seriously?
Zero DSR Best Of 3 months ago

Top 5 electric motorcycles and scooters

Although electric cars or hybrids such as Tesla’s Model S, the omnipresent Toyota Prius, Renault’s Zoe or even the Nissan Leaf are becoming an increasingly common sight on our roads, their two-wheeled equivalent is lagging somewhat behind – although that’s now starting to change.
Review 4 months ago

Harley-Davidson Softail FXDR 114 (2018 - ) review

Harley’s all-new Softail family of cruisers has been big news and the radically-styled, hot rod FXDR is the boldest, brashest yet. But though striking it’s uncomfortable, no more potent and pricey, too.
Review 4 months ago

Honda VFR800F Sports Tourer review

Honda’s classic old V4 sports-tourer is reinvented and reintroduced and is as versatile and classy as ever – it still can’t quite hide its old school roots, however.
Ducati Scrambler Best Of 4 months ago

Top 5 new bikes at the Cologne Show

Brand new bikes for the following year are traditionally unveiled at the Autumn shows – particularly the huge EICMA even in Italy every November before then also being shown at the UK’s Motorcycle Live, which follows at the NEC in Birmingham.
Advice 4 months ago

First-time buyer? Ten reasons why a scooter is a top choice

Whether it's being able to get on your bike at 16, a less intimidating amount of power, fuel efficiency, speeding up your commute, or something else, there are loads of reasons why a scooter could be the best choice for your first motorcycle.