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23 January 2019

Harley-Davidson Fat Bob

When Harley-Davidson released its new Softail range in 2017, the Fat Bob stuck out like a sore thumb with its USD fork, twin 300mm disc brakes up front, and Dolphin-torch-style headlight. But a year on, it’s growing on us. Combining the Harley-Davidson name with a dash of pe

21 January 2019

Learner approved - Benelli Leoncino

The gap between the technology haves and have-nots for AMCN Motorcycle of the Year 2018 is the widest it’s been in the long history of the annual shootout. At one end of the scale is Ducati’s Panigale V4 S, and way down the other is Benelli’s twin-cylinder Leoncino – the

20 January 2019


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

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

16 January 2019


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

16 January 2019

FIRST RIDE - Yamaha Niken

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

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 

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

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

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

30 December 2018

Road Test - Honda Z125MAK Monkey

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

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