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Review: 2023 Norton Commando 961 CR & SP, Norton Is Back!
2 years ago

Review: 2023 Norton Commando 961 CR & SP, Norton Is Back!

Norton is in the process of being reinvented by the management team recruited by TVS, the Indian manufacturer which acquired the bankrupt company in 2020 from the ashes of former …
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Two-Stroke Tuesday: 2009 Yamaha TZ250 5KE GP Bike
2 years ago

Two-Stroke Tuesday: 2009 Yamaha TZ250 5KE GP Bike

I had ridden a 1991 TZ250 in a one-off ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ meeting at Lakeside in 1994 grabbing one of my early road race wins in the process and the …
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Throwback Thursday: A Decade On, 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Launch
2 years ago

Throwback Thursday: A Decade On, 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Launch

The previous generation GSX-R1000 to the all-new back in 2012 Gixer was one fantastic bike. So good, in fact, that is cleaned up the Rapid Bikes 2009 Superbike Shootout, so …
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Review: 2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel
8.3
2 years ago

Review: 2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel boasts a few minor upgrades from last year’s model. We had it out and about across all manner of terrain for three weeks and …
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Launch Review: 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT
8.6
3 years ago

Launch Review: 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

Scotland is perhaps my favourite place to ride a motorcycle. Replying to Suzuki’s invitation to ride its new 2022 GSX-S1000GT sports tourer around this fantastic part of the world was …
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Throwback Thursday: Hannspree Ten Kate CBR600RR
3 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Hannspree Ten Kate CBR600RR

The 127-race veteran of WSS, 2002 WSS World Champion Frenchman Fabien Foret, was a wild man on track, going on to have some hugely successful moments in WSS and WorldSBK. …
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Review: 2021 Aprilia RS 660, Aussie Launch
9
3 years ago

Review: 2021 Aprilia RS 660, Aussie Launch

The Aprilia RS 660 is a bike full of addictive torque and grunt from the parallel twin, topped off with all of Aprilia’s greatest technology. Combine all of this with …
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Video Review: 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114
8.8
3 years ago

Video Review: 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114

We recently spent two weeks testing the new Milwaukee-Eight 114 powered Harley-Davidson Street Bob. With mini ape handlebars, mid-mount ‘pegs and narrow spoked rims the Street Bob is a great …
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Review: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S
9.1
3 years ago

Review: 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 S

The Ducati Multistrada V4 S is a premium ADV platform designed to create one of the finest grand-touring motorcycles ever on the road – or off one. Yes, it’s true …
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