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

tracer-800-road-test

Yamaha 900 Tracer GT – Just really, really good

I have been consistently impressed with all the applications of Yamaha’s tuneful triple 900cc engine. The stock MT-09 was basic, straight forward fun. The Tracer variant offered a little more in the way of comfort and practicality, while the XSR put a modern twist on with a paired back ‘cafe-racer’ look. In all versions it Continue reading

vespa-300-gts-super-2017

Vespa 300 GTS Super 2017 – La dolce vita!

Recently I was in the stunning capital city of Austria, Vienna. What struck me, apart from the profusion of stunning historically significant buildings in this imposing location was just how many people choose to get around on scooters. I saw this more of a ‘Mediterranean’ mode of transport that this part of Europe, but nonetheless Continue reading

vespa-super-hpe-road-test

Vespa 300 GTS Super HPE review

Vespa 300 GTS Super HPE – Ora ancora più nitido !! I have always liked the Vespa 300 GTS Super, it has always been a capable piece of kit. Well built, efficient and a doddle to ride; it gets the balance between retro and modernity just about spot on. However nothing in life is so Continue reading