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2017 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP + SP2

Honda is back. And back with two banging versions of an all-new Fireblade SP to celebrate this iconic steed’s 25th anniversary: a more basic ‘stock’ version (SP) and the SP2, which is, essentially, a homologation racing special complete with Marchesini rims, a revised cylinder head and a racing kit as an optional extra, reviving another iconic Honda name in the… Read more →

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2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 + GSX-R1000R

Suzuki has finally unveiled a completed version of the all-new 2017 GSX-R1000 months after teasing the world with a ‘concept’ that seemed a bit hurried. And, like Honda, Suzuki will be offering two models next season: the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R. Both will come free with what looks like a turbine for an exhaust can. Bloody Euro4… Claimed 199bhp 200kg… Read more →

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2017 BMWs Unveiled: Euro4 Updates + R nineT Racer

BMW has just exposed some of its 2017 range in Cologne, with fresh colours, various Euro4 updates and a few new additions – namely the retrosexual R nineT Racer. But the four-cylinder models – S 1000 RR, S 1000 R and S 1000 XR – all receive more than just emission-sapping compliancy to appease suits in Brussels.  BMW S 1000… Read more →

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10th Anniversary Triumph Street Triple R

Following several social media teasers, Triumph has just taken the wraps off several limited edition Street Triples to coincide with the STR’s 10 birthday. I recall the original launch back in 2006 near Lake Garda: there was a wheelie followed by another wheelie, then a wheelie before we attacked some wheelie beautiful mountain passes where we did another wheelie. For… Read more →

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Honda confirms X-ADV

After teasing us with the funky little City Adventure Concept in Milan last year, Honda has just confirmed the release of its production-based version – the X-ADV. Think maxi scooter with the ability to take bridleways as a shortcut to work, enter the Dakar rally, or nail 20ft tabletops and you’re halfway there. Finer details have yet to surface but… Read more →

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Photo Special: MV Agusta F4Z

Amidst a whirlwind of uncertainty regarding its future, MV Agusta has finally taken the wraps of this, erm, trendy little one-off number dubbed the F4Z. In collaboration with Zagato – an arty Italian coachbuilding firm – it was built for a Japanese entrepreneur using the MV Agusta F4 as a base. With the ‘standard mechanics’ of the F4, the Zagato… Read more →

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Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario

Live at World Ducati Week in Misano, Casey Stoner and Claudio Domenicali have just unveiled the 1299 Panigale S Anniversario: a limited-edition Poonigale to celebrate the Bologna factory’s 90th birthday. Only 500 will be available for public consumption and, needless to say, it’s pretty pimped. And not just skin-deep… In typical Ducati fashion, this is a special last hoorah for… Read more →

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Yamaha Tracer 700 Review

Sports-tourers and more versatile steeds are stealing headlines (and customers) from 200bhp and chasing tenths. A reflection of motorcycling in general? Of society? Or just evolution? Yamaha’s stonking new Tracer 700 is the epitome of this trend. Based on the MT-07, Yamaha has taken an incredible template – that really shouldn’t offer the thrills, performance and fun factor it does… Read more →

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Video: Yamaha Tracer 700 – First Ride

Fresh from a Brexit comedown (and a non-fictional Glastonbury one too), 44Teeth headed to the Dolomites in Italy for the European press launch of Yamaha’s Tracer 700: a sports-touring middleweight based heavily on the MT-07. First there was the XSR700 offshoot to appease the modern retro heads. Now there’s a genuine mile-munching option based on Yamaha’s budget best-seller. There’ll be… Read more →

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Limited-Edition Tyco BMW S 1000 RR

BMW Motorrad UK has announced there’ll be a limited run of Tyco S 1000 RR replicas up for grabs. Just 75 of the race-reps will be produced and come rolling in the highest possible spec’ available for a measly £21,240, sold on a first come, first served basis. Yes, you too can pretend to be a short circuit hero like… Read more →

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Yamaha confirm MT-10 at £9,999

An R1-engined supernaked for under £10k? What the bloody hell is going on? Yamaha has just released final spec’ of its all-new MT-10 and confirmed the price will be a rather tempting £9,999, which marmalises future rivals’ bang for buck ratios. Yamaha claim 160bhp, so expect mid-140s at the rear wheel. More importantly, engineers have tweaked the motor for bottom-end… Read more →

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2016 Honda MSX125

2016 looks as though it’s a year commanded by cosmetics and shrewd mechanical tweaks for Honda. Africa Twin aside, the Big H’s focus has clearly been on budget middleweights and A2 derivatives (bikes that sell and make money), with a medley of aesthetical updates bossing the MY16 headlines.     On being notified of the press release entitled, ‘MSX comes out… Read more →