The latest bike reviews from our team

Review 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.
Review 1 month 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.
Review 3 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 3 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.
Review 4 months ago

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob (2017 - ) review

All-new cruiser/hot rod heads Harley’s completely updated Softail cruiser family with new monoshock frame, updated engines, uprated cycle parts and an all-new look, this is a big step up from Harleys of yore.
CCM Spitfire Review 5 months ago

CCM Spitfire (2018-) review

Historic British cottage bike builder CCM has grabbed the headlines with its new Spitfire by responding to the fashion for retro-influenced café racer/scrambler fun bikes better than almost anyone. Versatile, practical or even sensible transport the Spitfire may not be, but as a cool, fun, city bike not much else comes close.
BMW R1200GS adventure Review 5 months 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.
Aprilia SX125 Super Moto Review 5 months ago

Aprilia SX125 Super Moto (2018- ) review

New learner supermoto based on RS125 mechanicals shows Italian teenie exotica-maker Aprilia at its best: it's cool, fun, well-equipped and a doddle to ride - and it's not even that expensive.
Peugeot Speedfight 4 Scooter Review 5 months ago

Peugeot Speedfight 4 Scooter (2017 - ) review

The original Speedfight in 1997 set the template for the 16-er sports scooter. This latest version, complete with phone dock, USB socket and more is still the standard by which all others are judged.
Honda X-ADV Scooter Review 5 months ago

Honda X-ADV Scooter (2018 - ) review

Slightly bonkers half-scooter, half-adventure bike hybrid is a bold, welcome addition and actually blends practicality and fun. A scooter like no other and brilliantly executed, but it is 10 grand…
Suzuki SV650X Naked Review 5 months ago

Suzuki SV650X Naked (2018 - ) review

Humble but appealing and affordable SV650 roadster V-twin gets a half-hearted retro/café racer makeover yet it somehow adds up to an appealing, affordable and fun bike.
Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Sports Tourer Review 5 months ago

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT Sports Tourer (2018 - ) review

The original Tracer 900 was a great bike, a faired, more long-legged version of the brilliant MT-09 roadster, now for 2018 it's improved with revised bodywork and seating while this top spec GT version, with panniers, adjustable suspension and more is even better yet.
Triumph Speed Triple 1050 RS Review 6 months ago

Triumph Speed Triple 1050 RS review

The original super naked gets even better for 2018. Reworked triple gives 10bhp extra, there's a new colour TFT display, updated electronics, new wheels and, in top spec RS form, Ohlins suspension, Arrow cans, further electronics updates, carbon goodies and more.
Review 6 months ago

Honda GL1800 Goldwing Custom Cruiser (2018 - ) review

New Gold Wings don't come around very often so this all-new 2018 example (the last was in 2001) is big, big news. It's been worth the wait, too: more power, lighter weight, a DCT option and more equipment than most can imagine.
Review 6 months ago

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Adventure (2018 - ) review

Enlarged version of base CRF1000L Africa Twin gets longer suspension, bigger tank and screen and far more style and stature without compromising its easy versatility - it's the bike the revived Africa Twin always should have been.
Review 7 months ago

Triumph Tiger Adventure (2018 - ) review

Triumph’s triple has always been one of the best middleweight adventure offerings but in this updated, top-spec, XC/off-road orientated guise it has the equipment and ability to rival the full-size competition.
Review 7 months ago

Indian Scout 1200 Custom Cruiser (2017 - ) review

Revived historic US brand Indian had already ruffled Harley-Davidson’s feathers with the launch of its impressive, all-new ‘Big Twin’, 1800cc Chieftain in early 2014 but it’s more entry-level, Sportster-rivalling 1200cc Scout, launched later that year really put the cat among the pigeons.