The latest bike reviews and advice from our team

Honda CBR1000RR SP Fireblade Best Of 8 months ago

Top 5 new bikes for 2020

It’s showtime! The time of year when, first at EICMA in Milan and later in November at Motorcycle Live! at the NEC in the UK when all the new bikes for 2020 are revealed – and on the basis of what’s been shown so far next year is shaping up to be better than ever! Read all about the new launches here..
Best Of 8 months ago

Top 5 adventure bikes for under £4000

What exactly can you get for your £4000 budget, what should you look out for, what are they capable of and which are the best? Our experts make their pick…
BMW R nineT Pure Review 8 months 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.
Best Of 8 months 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…
BMW R1250RS Review 9 months 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
BMW R1250RS Best Of 9 months ago

Top 5 sports tourers

Over the last decade or so the motorcycling category of ‘sports-tourers’ had become somehow unfashionable. But what exactly do each of these new sports-tourers offer? What kind of experience do they deliver? And what do you get for your money? Hopefully our round up of these latest and greatest five will help you decide…
Indian FTR1200 review Review 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

Kawasaki W800 Café (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.
2002 Aprilia RSV Mille Best Of 10 months 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.
Review 10 months 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.
Winners Of Our Auto Trader Best Bike Awards 2019 Announced News 10 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..
New look for Peugeot Speedfight 50 News 10 months ago

New look for Peugeot Speedfight 50

Peugeot’s award-winning Speedfight 4 50cc sports scooter has received a styling update for 2019 inspired by the Dakar Rally.
Vespa GTS 300 HPE Review 10 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 10 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 10 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.