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A collection of all our articles that have appeared on our bikes homepage

Best Of 1 week ago

Top 5 most anticipated new 2020 bikes

What exactly do we know so far about the cream of the 2020 crop and what can we look forward to see in the flesh in the UK for the first time at Motorcycle Live in November? Our latest round-up will hopefully supply most of the answers…
Indian FTR1200 review Review 1 month 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!
How to store a motorcycle over winter Advice 1 month ago

How to store a motorcycle over winter

With the arrival of increasingly extreme weather, it takes a bold rider to keep using their bike throughout winter. However, ‘not riding’ a motorcycle isn’t as simple as it sounds, that’s why we’ve put together some tips on how to store your motorcycle safely over winter.
Ducati Diavel 1260 S review Review 1 month ago

Ducati Diavel 1260 S review (2019-)

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…
2002 Aprilia RSV Mille Best Of 1 month ago

Top 5 sports bikes for under £3,000

Just because you're restricted to a budget of, say, £3,000, doesn’t mean an exciting, high performance or even exotic sports bike is out of reach.
Winners Of Our Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2019 Announced News 2 months ago

Winners Of Our Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2019 Announced

For the 6th Annual Auto Trader Best Bike Awards, a total of 30 motorcycles were tested from 8 manufacturers, which included bikes suitable for all levels of riders including learners and CBT riders. Wondering who the winner is? Read on to find out..
Vespa GTS 300 HPE Review 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

BMW S 1000 RR (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.
Yamaha Tracer 700 GT Review 3 months ago

Yamaha Tracer 700 GT (2019 - ) 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 3 months 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.
Yamaha YZF-R125 Review 4 months ago

Yamaha YZF-R125 (2019 - ) review

Third generation version of best-selling learner sports gets new GP styling, uprated engine and improved chassis to remain ahead of the pack
Triumph electric bike coming? News 4 months ago

Triumph electric bike coming?

In a surprise announcement, Britain’s leading bike manufacturer, Triumph, have announced they are embarking on a project to develop electric motorcycle technology in collaboration with UK leaders including F1 experts Williams Advanced Engineering.
Why you should learn to ride a motorbike Advice 5 months ago

3 reasons why you should learn to ride a motorbike

Riding a motorcycle or scooter on these modern, busy streets is dangerous, uncomfortable and quite often impractical, so would you even consider beginning to ride in the first place? Here are a few ways in which motorcycling might actually be a good, useful and worthwhile pursuit...
Best Of 6 months ago

Top 5 new adventure bikes for 2019

Despite the growing popularity of retro bikes such as Triumph’s Bonneville and the revival of superbikes, thanks to phenomenal new machines such as Ducati’s Panigale V4 (our bike of the Year 2018) and BMW’s all-new S1000RR, one category of motorcycle remains head-and-shoulders the most popular of all: adventure bikes – and there’s a bumper crop of new offerings for 2019.
Top tips to keeping your bike safe Advice 6 months ago

Top tips to keeping your bike safe

When it comes to motorcycling, a lot of people - quite rightly - focus on the riding safety of the rider, and there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of articles across magazines and the internet focused on choosing the right helmet, the differences in the kind of armour available and how to select the most protective pair of gloves. But what about your bike?
How to pick your motorcycle training Advice 6 months ago

How to pick your motorcycle training

Beginning your motorcycling journey can initially seem like a daunting prospect. People will tell you that it’s too impractical, too expensive or simply too dangerous, but if you can deflect a lot of that, then it you’ll find that it will could soon become one of the most rewarding experience of your life. In fact, the training and lessons themselves are actually straightforward - and most of all, they should be fun!
Review 6 months ago

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT 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.
Review 6 months ago

Royal Enfield Continental GT (2019 - ) review

Indian-owned Royal Enfield take a significant step up with their two all-new (but old-looking) 650 twins. Compared to their previous, old-fashioned singles, the roadster Interceptor and this café racer GT are brisk, pleasing and should appeal to both new riders and older buffs, too.
Top 5 Alternative 3 Wheel Motorcycles Best Of 7 months ago

Top 5 Alternative 3 Wheel Motorbikes

If the continuing popularity of Piaggio’s MP3 three-wheel scooter family and the recent introduction of Yamaha’s radical, Tracer 900-based Nikken, leaning three-wheeler motorcycle (see our reviews here) proves anything it’s that there’s a growing interest in three-wheeled scooters and motorcycles.
Top 5 sports bikes for under £5K: Yamaha YZF-R125 Best Of 7 months ago

Top 5 sports bikes for under £5K

It’s long been a commonly held opinion in motorcycling that sports bikes are on the decline – but don’t believe it! Here are our top 5 sports bikes for under £5k..

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