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road tests: first rides

There's a low, mean burbling coming from somewhere near my pants as my posterior is pummeled by a searing wave of torque. God, can you believe I've just written such tosh?

29 March 2008 at 13:12

With a tyre-shredding 194bhp on tap and a fully revised chassis the original Hypersports bike is refusing to grow old gracefully. Hold on tight, because the 'Busa is back and is meaner than ever...

29 March 2008 at 10:23

In the six years since we first saw the B-King it has been the subject of heated discussion in Japan. Should it be dumbed down for mass market or a full-blown radical bike? Find out who won the argument...

29 March 2008 at 10:03

With £2,000 taken out of the Daytona 675's price tag is Triumph's Street Triple the bargain sportsbike of 2007, or have the boys from Hinckley cut corners on their new middleweight triple?

28 March 2008 at 14:22

Jon Urry tests out the Ducati 620ie Monster

27 March 2008 at 21:20

In some respects, Yamaha's new BT1100 Bulldog could be quite an important bike. Not, because of what it is (which we'll get to later) but for what it isn't.

27 March 2008 at 21:09

Harley-Davidson unleash their most important model for 50 years. With a watercooled, 115bhp, 60¡ V-twin motor straight out of their VR1000 racebike, it marks the start of a new direction for the Milwaukee firm. This is big.

27 March 2008 at 21:03

Urry's let loose on Ducati's new super-duper motard and shows Ruben Xaus a thing or two about backing it in - or so he said...

18 March 2008 at 20:57

The spitting image of Donald Sutherland in bad light, Kev Ash reports back on Aprilia's 750cc Shiver

18 March 2008 at 20:35

Just a Bandit with a full fairing? Jon Bentman flies to France and discovers the new GSX650F is a bike that’s much greater than the sum of its parts

17 February 2008 at 15:39

An easy learner friendly machine, or a bike with about as much soul as a sandbag? Honda’s middleweight goes for function over style...

17 February 2008 at 15:27

Jim Bowen managed to completely spanner a ZX-10R the last time we put him on one. He has never been to the Qatar MotoGP circuit. So, who better to make a complete arse of himself...

17 February 2008 at 15:06

It’s just like the 1098 but smaller, right? Er no, actually it isn’t. Ducati has taken a completely new change of tack with its 848

17 February 2008 at 14:42

BMW finally go for the jugular with their most focused sportsbike ever. It looks stunning and sounds glorious, but does it have any teeth?

17 February 2008 at 14:09

First out of the blocks for 2007 and hoping to stay there, Yamaha's new R1 looks the goods. But is it? Who better to say than Niall Mackenzie, ex-GP god turned mortal.

28 September 2007 at 15:17

Honda's CRF-derived motor powers this superscoot

27 December 2006 at 0:22

Suzuki's V-Strom never hit the big time but it's been a solid seller, loved by owners. But is it any good on a blast to France?

13 October 2006 at 17:14

KTM's first 950 Adventure won over a horde of fans when it first hit the market with rave reviews. So what's it like on a blast to France?

13 October 2006 at 16:59

Triumph's trusty Tiger is comfortable, reliable and good fun to ride. But does it fall short anywhere? We find out

13 October 2006 at 16:40

BMW's all-conquering flat twin reviewed and rated on a French thrash

13 October 2006 at 16:17

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