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20 January 2019

MOTORCYCLING’S ELECTRIC FUTURE

On my way to this year’s motorcycle show Intermot in Cologne, I stopped in a small, pretty German town for lunch. In the car park were three spaces reserved for topping-up electric vehicles, with a sign saying: ‘Free parking while charging’. This is an increasingly common s

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17 January 2019

2018 Suzuki GSX-R600, GSX-R750 & GSX-R1000

When it comes to race-bred inline four-cylinder Suzuki sportsbikes we’re spoilt for choice

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16 January 2019

FIRST RIDE - VEE TWO HAILWOOD REPLICA V2H

Imagine being able to ride one of the world’s most famous motorcycles and then riding a thoroughly modern exact copy of the thing two decades later. We did

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16 January 2019

FIRST RIDE - Yamaha Niken

With its innovative new Niken platform, Yamaha has gone and reinvented the wheel

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16 January 2019

Quickspin - 1978 TEAM AVON YAMAHA XS1100 RACER

A blast around Broadford uncovers all makings Yamaha’s XS1100 possessed to win the 1978 Castrol Six-Hour 

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13 January 2019

World launch 2019 Ducati Panigale V4 R

It’s the lightest and fastest series production bike Ducati has ever built, Jonny Rea and Kawasaki will need to watch their backs

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04 January 2019

Quick spin - Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe

Retro is hot property in motorcycling at the moment and I, along with many others, thought BMW, Ducati and Triumph were nailing it just fine with the R nineT Racer, Scramblers and Bobber respectively. But the Japanese want in too, with Kawasaki notably throwing the oh-so retro

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01 January 2019

First ride - 2019 KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT

“Our customers expect something sporty made the KTM way, not like other manufacturers do it,” president Stefan Pierer told me in an interview. “I don’t think a sport tourer in the classic way matches 100 percent with KTM’s brand identity.” Since the 1290 Super Duke

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30 December 2018

Road Test - Honda Z125MAK Monkey

Why Honda’s new Monkey is so much more than the sum of its parts

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29 December 2018

Royal Enfield Lock Stock

Royal Enfield turned its all-new twin-cylinder 650 into a nitrous-fed dragbike with double the poke, then tossed us the keys

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28 December 2018

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce

MV Agusta’s fancy new Smart Clutch System may be stealing the headlines, but it’s only a small part of the new Turismo Veloce’s bigger story

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24 December 2018

HONDA VFR800F 1998-2013

Despite stumbling early with V4-powered bikes, Honda mastered the concept, as demonstrated by the VFR800