The latest bike reviews from our team

Kawasaki KLX250 review Review 1 week ago

Kawasaki KLX250 enduro/trail (2009-18) review

Straightforward, novice-friendly enduro delivers genuine dirt ability that’s a step up from most trail bikes yet is also easy, unintimidating, proven and durable with the star of the show being its slick, four-stroke single cylinder engine.
Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 review Review 1 month ago

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 retro/roadster (2019-) review

Retro roadster alternative to Continental GT café racer is second half of Indian-owned Royal Enfield’s all-new 650 twin offerings. Less extreme than the GT it’s a bargain priced Triumph Bonneville rival that’s unintimidating, effective and rewarding.
BMW R18 (2020 - ) review Review 3 months ago

BMW R18 (2020 - ) review

BMW’s first Harley-rivalling cruiser for over 15 years has been a long time coming but was worth the wait. Dominated by a massive, all-new, 1800cc air-cooled boxer motor and with retro styling inspired by the German firm’s original R32 of 1923, the R 18 is classy and cultured – but not cheap!
Review 4 months ago

Triumph Rocket III (2020 - ) review

Triumph has revived its monster Rocket 3 with an all-new, leaner, meaner and far more sophisticated 2500cc version. With 165bhp, a massive 163ftlbs yet a slick chassis it’s a hot rod that handles.
Review 4 months ago

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO (2020 - ) review

Ducati’s larger retro roadster Scrambler duo get updated with new style while the top-spec ‘PRO’, with Ohlins suspension and café racer attitude, is a true Triumph Thruxton alternative
Review 6 months ago

Yamaha Tricity 300 (2020 - ) review

Yamaha’s new Tricity 300 three-wheeled scooter could be a commuting game-changer – able to be ridden on a car licence and simple to ride yet with motorway cruising performance and masses of luggage space, it’s the bike that thinks it’s a car.
Yamaha R1 Super Sports (2020 - ) review Review 6 months ago

Yamaha R1 Super Sports (2020 - ) review

When the Yamaha R1 came out it was a pretty big deal, mainly because of its absurd amount of power. 150 BHP on a bike was rare then, that amount of power would’ve been impressive on a car. Here, Rory Reid takes the 2020 Yamaha R1 for a ride, will it still be as powerful now it is Euro 5 compliant?
Review 7 months ago

Yamaha Tenere 700 Adventure (2019 - ) review

Yamaha’s new Ténéré 700 is an inspired blend of effective, twin-cylinder MT-07 power in a mid-size adventure bike chassis. The result is versatile, unintimidating, genuinely able off road and, above all, affordable.
Review 9 months ago

Kawasaki Z650 roadster/naked (2020-) review

The first Z650 in 2017 was the renamed, updated successor to Kawasaki’s perky, novice-friendly ER6n twin. This further improved version is Euro5 compliant, better equipped and a great ‘first big bike’.
CCM Spitfire Bobber review (2019-) Review 11 months ago

CCM Spitfire Bobber review (2019-)

Latest variant of bespoke British single adds ‘40s balloon bobber tyres to lightweight chassis and punchy ex-enduro engine and is arguably the best yet. Stylish and fun but limited practicality.
Harley-Davidson Low Rider S Review 11 months ago

Harley-Davidson Low Rider S cruiser (2019-) review

Harley’s sports-cruiser, the Low Rider S, returns for 2020 with new Softail chassis, latest ‘Milwaukee Twin’ engine and improved cycle parts. Harley’s don’t come much sportier, but it’s no Diavel-beater
Honda CB125R Review 1 year ago

Honda CB125R Naked (2018 - ) review

A funky, roadster 125 from Honda to rival KTM, Yamaha and co. has been a long time coming but it’s worth the wait – the CB looks great, is easy to ride and well-equipped
Review 1 year ago

KTM 790 Adventure 790 Adventure (2019 - ) review

All-new middleweight adventure twin uses Duke 790 power to plug the gap between KTM’s smaller singles and 1000cc+ V-twins. It’s a great compromise, too, and a brilliant off-roader.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE review Review 1 year ago

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Adventure (2019 - ) review

Effectively a ‘taller Z1000SX’ sports-tourer, the four-cylinder Versys, first launched in 2012, made up for odd looks with pillion practicality and value. This up-specced version may get all lots of ‘bells and whistles’ but hasn’t the class and style to go with its now BMW price.
Review 1 year ago

Triumph Bonneville Bobber (2017 - ) review

British favourites Triumph continue to lead the way with its retros. 2016’s all-new Bonneville roadster twins spawned 2017’s US-custom influenced Bobber in turn leading to this even better blacked-out, fat-tyred version.
BMW R nineT Pure Review 1 year ago

BMW R nineT Pure Naked (2017 - ) review

The original R nineT retro boxer in 2013 was so successful it spawned a whole family. The down-specced Pure us the latest, most affordable version.
BMW R1250RS Review 1 year ago

BMW R1250RS Sports Tourer (2019 - ) review

BMW’s reintroduced sports-tourer version of its big boxer gets a significant update for 2019 by way of not just the new ShiftCam engine but also refreshed looks, TFT screen, LED lights and more – it’s a great all-rounder