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The latest bike reviews from our team

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
Indian FTR1200 review Review 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

Kawasaki W800 Naked (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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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.
Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 Naked (2019 - ) review Review 1 year ago

Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 Naked (2019 - ) review

Aprilia’s RSV4-based naked has been among the best ever since it’s introduction in 1000cc form in 2011. Enlarged to 1100cc in 2015, uprated so well in 2017 it was our ‘Best Naked’, it’s now been uprated further with semi-active suspension. Superb.
Yamaha Tracer 700 GT Review 1 year ago

Yamaha Tracer 700 GT Sports Tourer (2018 - ) review

Like with Yamaha’s Tracer 900 GT, the 700 GT is an up-specced, more tourer version of the already brilliant and great value Tracer 700. Although not as thorough or lavish as the bigger version, panniers, tall screen and comfort seat make a brilliant all-rounder even better – for just £600 more.
Review 1 year ago

Honda CB650R (2019 - ) review

Restyled, updated and renamed CB650F is lighter, sharper and classier than ever and remains, uniquely, the only affordable four-cylinder roadster in the middleweight class.
ndian Chieftain Dark Horse review Review 1 year ago

Indian Chieftain Dark Horse (2019 -) review

American upstart Harley rivals Indian up the game yet again its restyled, updated ‘bagger’ rival to H-D’s hugely popular (in the US) Street Glide. The Chieftain was always potent and useful, now it’s better than ever.
Honda CB500X Adventure Review Review 1 year ago

Honda CB500 Adventure (2019 - ) review

The original CB500X launched in 2013 as the ‘adventure’ variant of Honda’s A2 licence-friendly, CB500 twin family was already a great ‘first big bike’. With a host of updates for 2019 it’s better than ever
Review 2 years ago

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT Sports Tourer (2019 - ) review

The old GT introduced 2016, basically a faired, more practical version of the ballistic, 175bhp Super Duke V-twin roadster, was already a brilliant bike. But this uprated, more refined version is better yet. A potent, near-perfect road machine.