The latest bike reviews from our team

Review 1 month 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’.
Yamaha Tracer 700 sports-tourer Review 2 months ago

Yamaha Tracer 700 sports-tourer (2020-)

The original 2016 MT07-based Tracer 700 was brilliant, budget all-rounder. This significantly updated version gets better suspension, equipment and style for just £400 more.
CCM Spitfire Bobber review (2019-) Review 3 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 3 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

KTM 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 5 months 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 7 months ago

Triumph Bobber Bobber (2016 - ) 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 8 months 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 9 months 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
Indian FTR1200 review Review 9 months ago

Indian FTR1200 review (2019 - )

Revived US brand Indian enters the sports/naked category with this street tracker inspired by its all-dominant FTR750 AMA flat track racers but based on hotted-up Scout 1200 mechanicals – it’s brilliant, too: an American Monster!
Ducati Diavel 1260 S review Review 9 months ago

Ducati Diavel Custom/Cruiser (2019 - ) review

The original 2011 Diavel revolutionized what ‘cruisers’ were capable of with 160bhp and sportsbike handling, now this all-new version goes a stage further with variable valve-timing, sharper chassis, uprated electronics and more. Compared to a Harley it’s the Starship Enterprise…
Review 9 months ago

Kawasaki W800 Café (2019 - ) review

Revived retro now complies with latest EU regulations, has been refreshed and updated and comes in two forms: a pleasant, Bonneville T100-style roadster called the Street and this stylish and sporty café racer.
Review 10 months ago

Zero SR/F (2019 - ) electric bike review

Electric bikes may be the future but common consensus is their performance, range and price isn’t quite there yet. But Zero’s new SR/F is the closest thing yet.
Vespa GTS 300 HPE Review 10 months ago

Vespa GTS300 HPE (2019 - ) review

Vespa’s range-topping GTS has long been the definitive and most stylish scooter of all and the 300 variant the fastest and best of the bunch. Now it gets a new high performance engine (HPE) plus a host of updates to make it better than ever.
2019 Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin review Review 10 months ago

Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin (2019 - ) review

Triumph may now offer a bewildering array of so-called ‘Modern Classics’ motorcycles that fuse traditional style with the latest technology, but Jon Quirk reckons the Bonneville Speed Twin could be the pick of the bunch. A day trip taking in the best B-roads of East Sussex only served to confirm this.
Harley-Davidson Livewire Review 10 months ago

Harley-Davidson LiveWire (2019 - ) review

Harley-Davidson is the first large motorcycle manufacturer to take the leap of faith into an electrified future. Jon Quirk finds out if the Livewire has sufficient spark to tempt Harley’s existing customer base.
BMW S 1000 RR Review 11 months ago

BMW S1000RR Super Sports (2019 - ) review

BMW’s original S 1000 RR shook up the superbike establishment in 2009 with its class-bashing 190bhp and revolutionary electronic riding aids, 10 years on this all-new 207bbhp version has done it again.