All of 2013's first ride reviews

It started in Spain with a retro-looking CB1100 and finished in Qatar with the only 'special' in the 21-year history of the Fireblade. What's been your favourite new bike from those listed below?


BMW

BMW S1000R
Extreme performance just got cheaper.
BMW S1000R first ride review
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BMW F800GT
The GT barges the F800ST out of BMW's range. It packs more power and promises greater touring potential but what's it really like on typical UK roads?
BMW F800GT frist ride review
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Ducati

Ducati 899 Panigale
It's smaller than the 1199 but can the 899 be called a 'baby' superbike? We find out.
Ducati 899 Panigale first ride review
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Ducati Hypermotard
Ducati have ditched the air-cooled engines in favour of a new 821cc water-cooled lump. Isn't it just a Streetfighter 848 with long travel suspension?
Ducati Hypermotard first ride review
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Ducati Hypermotard SP
The Hypermotard that boasts the best of everything but what's it like on UK roads?
Ducati Hypermotard SP first ride review

Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Breakout
Low-slung with a huge wheelbase. The Breakout is here to make a statement.
Harley-Davidson Breakout first ride review
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Honda

Honda CBR1000RR-SP
The CBR1000RR-SP is the only 'special' in the 21-year history of the Fireblade. We put it to the test in Qatar.
Honda CBR1000RR-SP first ride review
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Honda CBR600RR C-ABS
At a freezing-cold Donington where even the mighty Ron Haslam struggled to get heat in the tyres, we ride Honda's revised Supersport offering. In between mugs of hot tea.
Honda CBR600RR C-ABS first ride review

Honda CB500F
We get a feel of Honda's most significant bike of the year.
Honda CB500F first ride review
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Honda CB500X
Will the third sibling in Honda's new 500 family make you take the long way round?
Honda CB500X first ride review
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Honda CBR500R

What's in a name? We ride Honda's 'sporty' new 500.
Honda CBR500R first ride review
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Honda NSS300 Forza

Honey, I've blown up the kid!
Honda NSS300 Forza first ride review
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Honda CB1100

Retro ride channels the soul of its legendary ancestor.
Honda CB1100 first ride review
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Kawasaki

Kawasaki Z1000SX
If ever a bike deserved to be called a sports tourer, it’s this.
Kawasaki S1000SX first ride review
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KTM

KTM Duke 390
Austria's latest hand-grenade gets lobbed at some lovely wet, bumpy, slippery UK roads.
KTM Duke 390 first ride review
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KTM Duke 1190 Adventure
Two-thirds of KTM's 260 technicians had a hand in the 1190 Adventure project. It's a big deal for KTM but will it be a bigger deal for the opposition?
KTM Duke 1190 Adventure first ride review
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KTM Duke 1190 Adventure (with Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control)
Bad news for the electronics-averse: Bosch’s new Motorcycle Stability Control is amazing.
KTM Duke 1190 Adventure (with Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control) first ride review


KTM Super Duke R
Is it as mental as KTM make it out to be?
KTM Super Duke R first ride review


KTM Super Duke R (track review)
We ride the stock bike on track and a slick-shod version that's had the power parts catalogue thrown at it. It's a different animal.
KTM Super Duke R first track review


KTM RC250R

KTM's exclusive Moto 3 machine costs more than a Desmosedici.
KTM RC250R first track review

Lauge Jensen

2014 Lauge Jensen
Pronounced 'La-ow-guh Yensen', what do you mean you've never heard of them?
2014 Lauge Jenson first ride review

Piaggio

Piaggio MP3 LT 400cc
The scooter that can be ridden with no motorcycle licence? Does that make sense? No, but it's true.
Piaggio MP3 LT 400CC first ride review
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Suzuki

Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS
The Burgman 650 gets an overhaul after 10 years flying Suzuki's maxi-scooter flag. Are the updates enough to satisfy the Burgman-massive?
Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive ABS first ride review
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Triumph

Triumph Tiger Sport
Triumph's heavily revised Tiger has gained 10bhp, more torque and a single-sided swingarm but it's the things you don't see that count.
Triumph Tiger Sport first ride review
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Yamaha

Yamaha MT-09
Yamaha's budget-priced triple is a triumph of engineering and far from a budget offering.
Yamaha MT-09 first ride review
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Yamaha XV950
Are Yamaha bringing something new to the custom and cruiser world?
Yamaha XV950 first ride review

Yamaha TMAX Black Max 530
We pitch it against London's broken streets and Birmingham's frozen motorways.
Yamaha TMAX Black Max 530 first ride review
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Zero

Zero S ZF9
Is it zero hour yet for electric bikes?
Zero S ZF9 first ride review