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

Benelli TNT125 road test

Benelli TNT125 – The Baby Brutale! Review of this little stick of dynamite!

Well I have finally achieved a biking dream…I have ridden a Benelli! Was it a fabulous 750 or 900 Sei…a six cylinder bike years before the CBX or Z1300. No. OK, Ok was it a snappy nippy 2C stroker, the Italian take on the RD air-cooled? Errr…no. Oh alright then was it the Tornado, the Continue reading

Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor review

Royal Enfield 650 Interceptor – The Empire Fights Back! Review and Riding Impressions

Back in the midst’s of time (1990) I wobbled out into the Suffolk countryside to ride a Royal Enfield Bullet. Not one built in sunny Redditch but one from the Raj where production had continued since 1950’s utterly oblivious to the collapse of the famous British marque in 1971. The one I rode was the Continue reading

Honda NC750 road test

Honda NC750 Review – Beware the Peruvian Killer Zombie Guinea Pig!

Stu, our new roving reporter had the keys to a NC750 last week, this is his humorous take on the super sensible Honda… It’s funny how things in life circle back to you…8 years ago I was sat in a Honda dealers with my freshly signed Mod 2 pass cert (no going home to the Continue reading

Indian FTR1200 road test

Indian FTR1200 – A Dash of Tabasco Sauce. Review of the exciting new bike from the USA

In order to get your head around the concept beyond the eagerly anticipated FTR1200 I think you must first understand what the term ‘Sports-Bike’ actually means to many in its native USA as opposed to the European perception. Sporting success in the US was originally forged on the dirt tracks and cinder ovals, more akin Continue reading

Road test Moto Morini 1200 Corsaro ZZ

Moto Morini 1200 Corsaro ZZ Review and Road Test

I am so pleased to see this fine old marque coming back to the UK, Moto Morini has a distinguished history of producing quirky, stylish sporting motorcycles, and the latest incarnation continues this tradition. While some other resurrected brands are now used to market machines produced in the far east, the Moto Morini is very Continue reading

lexmoto zsa 125 road test

Lexmoto ZSA 125 – Initial impressions

Driven by the need to have something a little quicker and generally more capable than her venerable Piaggio Zip 50 my daughter has just bought herself a 125. This time she has gone for a proper ‘motorbike’ rather than a ‘twist-and-go’ scooter style machine. So she we have to get used to larger wheels a Continue reading