Category: Reviews

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Ride Review: Triumph Bonneville Bobber 2017

Can there really be such a thing as a ‘factory custom’? Okay, before we get started, I feel that I should offer some full and frank disclosure. I have an awkward relationship with Triumph Bonneville-based machines. There, I said it. I’ve always found the modern Bonneville to be underwhelming...

UPDATED! Meta Review: KTM 125 Duke

The UK and European press are in Torino, Italy this week putting the new, KTM 125 Duke through its paces. As usual, we’re keeping an eye on the social media output from the various publications and outlets to get an idea of their first thoughts and reactions. 5th...

Review: Honda Rebel CMX500

Since its debut in 1985 the Rebel has also offered a light, fun and reliable cruiser for urban commuters seeking something with a touch of style. But with 31 years on its relatively unchanged clock, the time has come for a serious refresh. The all-new Honda Rebel is...

Meta Review: Honda CBR1000RR 2017 Fireblade

Some of the fastest riders on the planet – and some motorcycling journalists – are in Portimao, Portugal. It’s the world’s first test of the much anticipated Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade, people have been waiting for this bike for years and we’re following their social feeds all weekend so you...

Ducati Desert Sled: The Bike-Exif Review

You don’t need to be a regular reader to know that scramblers are hot. In their haste to plaster ‘scrambler’ on everything with a high mount exhaust and less than slick rubber, the manufacturers have diluted its meaning. The Scrambler Ducati team has been as guilty as the...

Meta-Review: Triumph’s 2017 Street Scrambler

Details are starting to come through as the launch takes place in Spain this weekend. It’s based around the Street Twin architecture, and when revealed in Milan during the EICMA show last year, Triumph were calling their new Street Scrambler as being ‘better in every way’. Now’s the weekend that...