Triumph 900 Street Twin – Cool bike for a chilled out ride

Sports bike fan Neil has recently had to have his Suzuki GSX-R serviced and was given the opportunity to ride the 900 Street while his Suzuki was under the knife….he came to the bike with a little prejudice against Triumph bikes, but came away with a new view point altogether… I like to say it Continue reading

Moto Guzzi V7 Special III – Cool Blue – Review and Pictures

The first thing that hit me when I walked up to the V7 wasn’t anything to do with how it might ride or perform…it was the looks. For me the  combination of teal blue and orange was absolutely gorgeous, oddly reminiscent of the late 1960’s Porsche LeMans race cars in Gulf colours. I know this Continue reading

Indian 1200 Scout ‘Bobber’ – Black is the new Black….Road test and Review

Fancy a ‘full-fat’ American V twin but without the bling and attendant BS to put you off? Well the resurgent Indian Motorcycles might have just the thing for you! It ticks all the important boxes…authentic USA heritage, big V twin motor, brooding good looks and above all…it’s just cool! The ‘Bobber ‘takes the stock 1200 Continue reading

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber – If Al Pacino was a motorbike… Review and riding impressions

The ‘Bobber’ style machine is a very American look with its origins in prewar racing in the USA where bikes were stripped back to help reduce weight and boost performance. It included cutting back the rear mudguard, a process called Bobbing the tail… hence the bikes became to be known as ‘Bobbers’ . In the Continue reading

Yamaha 700 Tracer GT – The Quiet Man – Review and Road Test

The MT07 first came on to my radar when I test rode an example not long after they came onto the market in early 2014. I was impressed; the bike was fun, could be flicked about with ease and with 74bhp on tap it was reasonably brisk too. Then a couple of years ago I Continue reading

Fantic 500 Caballero – An impressive comeback for a famous name – brief impressions

About a year ago I tried the 125 Caballero and whilst an impressive machine being well built, good looking and very capable it was clear that the cycle parts could easily cope with more power; the 125 while suitable for learners was not really up to exploiting the full capability of the frame and cycle Continue reading

Ducati 1200 Multistrada DVT – The Power and the Comfort, Impressive Italian Tested

On a recent 200 mile run back from Cornwall  to my beloved Midlands riding my trusty Yamaha Thundercat only one thing was on my mind. It wasn’t how great it is to be on a 600 sports bike with a full tank a juice and an open road stretching out in front of me. No, Continue reading

KTM 790 road test and review

KTM 790 – Brief Encounters can be the most fun! Riding Impressions and Road Test

My friend Stu’s fun insight to the KTM790 One of the joys of running a new bike and getting it serviced by the dealer is the option of a loan bike and when the 1290 went in for its 650 mile first service, rather than taking out their 1290 or 1090 demonstrator (both of which Continue reading

BMW F800GS

BMW F850GS – It’s a bit Tom Daley…Review and Road Test

Our new bike tester Stu has been out playing again… So last summer on my umpteenth (I kid you not !) visit to Wolverhampton to get the brakes sorted on my BMWR1200GS at the dealers, my usual loan bike steed of either their R1200GS Rallye or Exclusive demonstrator wasn’t available….”don’t worry Sir, we have a Continue reading

Energica E90 01 Review road test

Energica E90 – Vision of the Future? Review and Road Test of an Electric Superbike – Literally!

Well that was certainly different! Today I experienced what well may be the future of motorcycling…an electrically powered superbike. The Energica E90 is no tree hugging commuter bike, or green ‘alternative transport solution’. What it is first and foremost is a sports-bike that just happens to have a different means of being propelled. The manufacture Continue reading