The latest bike reviews from our team

Review 2 years ago

Aprilia RS 125 Sports (2017 - ) review

The four-stroke successor to the legendary two-stroke learner sportster may now play to a different soundtrack, but it remains a mini-superbike and the ultimate learner dream bike.
Review 2 years ago

Aprilia Tuono 125 Roadster (2017 - ) review

The naked, roadster version of Aprilia’s exotic RS 125 sportster is back and better than ever. With classy, RS 125 running gear, a useful, four-stroke powertrain, and Tuono 1000 styling, A1-compliant roadsters don’t get much more appealing.
Review 2 years ago

KTM Duke Naked (2017 - ) review

Funky, lightweight, supermoto-inspired, single-cylinder roadster is fresh, fun and so easy to ride it was already one of the most appealing A2 licence compliant machines. Updates for 2017, however, make it even better yet…
2017 Honda CB650 F roadster Review 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 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 3 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