The latest bike reviews from our team

2017 Honda CB650 F roadster Review 1 year ago

Honda CB650F Roadster (2017 - ) review

The unfaired CBR650F replaced the Hornet in 2014, and this mild update gives the budget but fun middleweight four some welcome extra oomph and attitude.
2017 KTM 1290 S Super Adventure Review 1 year ago

KTM 1290 S Super Adventure (2017 - ) review

KTM’s flagship adventure bike now comes in three 1290 variants: T touring, R off-road, and this S road-biased all-rounder. With 160bhp and cutting edge electronics, adventure bikes have never been so flash, or fast.
Review 1 year ago

Honda CB1100EX Naked (2017 - ) review

Honda’s take on the retro roadster, an all-new, air-cooled, DOHC-four inspired by past CBs, was a beautiful creation, but criticised for being too soft and bland. This hefty revision, plus a hotter, new RS version, changes that…
2017 Honda CBR650F Review 1 year ago

Honda CBR650F Super Sports (2017 - ) review

Just when you thought affordable, sporty, 600-class all-rounders were a thing of the past, along comes this. It’s not flash or fancy, but the CBR650F pretty much does it all, and for under £7,000.
2017 Kawasaki Z900 Review 1 year ago

Kawasaki Z900 Naked (2017 - ) review

The new Z900 revives its historic name, but the bike can’t match the ‘70s original’s significance. Effectively a Z800 replacement, it’s a junior Z1000, without that bike’s electronics. While it’s a decent option if you want an affordable Japanese four, it can’t match Triumph’s latest Street Triple.
2017 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Review 1 year ago

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure (2017 - ) review

Suzuki’s slightly budget adventure offering was reintroduced in 2014 with a reworked version of the old TL1000 V-twin. It was worthy, rather than thrilling. This year brings a few tweaks to meet Euro4, and while it’s better, it’s not better by much.
Review 1 year ago

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure (2017- ) review

The class-defining V-Strom may have been the original and best midi-adventure bike since 2004, but despite a 2011 facelift, it was overdue an update. This restyle with extra goodies delivers, but doesn’t leap ahead.
2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Review 1 year ago

Kawasaki Ninja 650 Sports Tourer (2017 - ) review

The revamped, renamed version of the old ER-6f is much more than just a facelift of the popular faired middleweight twin: it’s lighter, more potent and better equipped, too. As a sporty first middleweight, it’s one of the best.
2016 Yamaha XSR900 roadster/retro Review 2 years ago

Yamaha XSR900 Roadster/Retro (2016 - ) review

Effectively Yamaha’s universally-acclaimed and perky three-cylinder roadster, the MT-09, but re-styled with a more fashionable, retro-inspired look. Like the MT, the XSR has an awful lot going for it, but it’s debatable whether it’s worth the £500 premium.
Review 2 years ago

Yamaha Tracer 700 Sports Tourer (2016 - ) review

Adventure-styled, sport-touring version of the perky and value-packed MT-07 twin follows in the successful footsteps of its three-cylinder Tracer 900 bigger brother. It’s an equally compelling package.
Review 2 years ago

Harley-Davidson 883 Iron review (2009 - )

Introduced in 2009, the bare and black ‘Iron’ has assumed the mantle of being Harley’s cheapest, entry-level bike. Since then, it’s proved a great success, and is the best-selling machine of its type.
Review 2 years ago

Honda GL1800 Goldwing Tourer (2001 - ) review

This classic ‘full dress’ tourer may be aging and lack the sophistication, power and latest gadgets of newer rivals, but it remains the definitive example of the breed with a huge following and equally enormous mile-eating ability
2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Review 2 years ago

Honda Africa Twin adventure (2016 - ) review

The Honda Africa Twin is an iconic adventure bike re-launched and reinvented in 2016. It has been developed to be as competent and credible off-road as it is on-road