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Video: Bridgestone R11 Review

Being the biggest tyre manufacturer in the world, and after years of providing hoops to the world’s fastest riders MotoGP, you’d think Bridgestone would have more of a say in track rubber despite a global love for control tyres. The all-new V02 slick has proven to be both hugely popular and effective, although the Big B was missing a treaded… Read more →

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Video: John Hopkins’ Moto Rapido Panigale R

British Superbikes is booming and its success is clearly evident through extensive TV coverage, but what about the stuff that happens away from the cameras: the juicy nuggets and behind-the-scenes action that’s usually reserved for team members? Moto Rapido Racing invited us to join/annoy them for a whole race weekend, so we chose Silverstone (because the garages are massive) to… Read more →

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Video: 2018 Suzuki GSX-R125 Review

Suzuki has finally raided the sporty 125cc segment with this all-new GSX-R125, joining the class leaders from Yamaha and KTM – and the big S is making some bold claims. As well as being the lightest in class, Suzuki reckons the mini Gixer has revolutionised the lightweight class, with ‘class-leading acceleration’ and a feast of snazzy features. Keyless ignition, an… Read more →

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Video: Lords of the Ring EP02 | Nurburgring

What bikes do you imagine when you think of lapping the Nurburgring? Probably not big, fat adventure heifers. But that’s exactly what we took to the ‘Ring because we’re hardcore renegades a bit stupid. Then again, the trio performed admirably (thanks to Bridgestone A40 rubber) although we soon worked out this was a two-horse race that involved 280 horsepower. Hopefully… Read more →

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Video: Lords of the Ring EP01 | Touring Overload

Our love for sportsbikes is an unconditional love, but touring aboard these fully-faired brethren brings obvious limitations – especially when you have to pack hideous amounts of camping gear and, of course, a drum kit, a keyboard and a guitar. Yes, we were getting the band back together. Armed with the a BMW GS Rallye, KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S… Read more →

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Flashback: Super Duke GTs to Austrian MotoGP

This time last year, I was recovering from my stag weekend. It wasn’t a very civilised affair and many boundaries were broken. My soul was broken too, but there wasn’t time to mope around and contemplate the debauchery (even if the Waybuloo theme tune sparked emotional turmoil) because we had a 44T mission to complete – riding to the Austrian… Read more →

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Video: Limited Edition BMW S 1000 RR

You’ve probably seen it glorifying the interwebs in recent days but here it is in full video format. As part of Bahnstormer’s 10th anniversary celebrations, Baron was asked to design a limited edition BMW S 1000 RR and this beauty is the end product. Painted by the immense talents at Image Design Custom in Camberley, a painstaking amount of effort… Read more →

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Video: ECU Flashing

Some forms of flashing are frowned upon, and rightly so. However, ECU flashing has become a staple part of sportsbike lifestyle in recent years, particularly as superstock racing now permits ECU fettling, and rightly so. Is the good old fashioned fuelling module redundant? Based on these results, yes. At just over £200 for an exclusive map (plus dyno time), it’s… Read more →

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Video: Triumph Tiger 800 XC at Trailquest

Triumph’s Tiger 800 is an easily neglected bike through no fault of its own. There’s nothing overly sexy about Hinckley’s midi-adventurer and it’s often overshadowed by its bigger, sexier, more powerful brother – a bit like Phil Neville in many ways. But then you remember it’s powered by an offshoot of one of the sexiest motors ever created. Thankfully, the… Read more →

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Video: Multistrada Enduro vs 1290 Super Adventure R

More and more adventure bike riders are taking their pricey steeds to genuine off-road environments, which is why KTM offers the more focused 1290 Super Adventure R in its range for 2017, and why Ducati created the Multistrada Enduro – Bologna’s first semi-authentic off-roader for some time. And exactly why we went to Wheeldon Farm down in Devon for some… Read more →

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WATCH: BMW HP4 Race full onboard TT lap

If you were lucky enough to be at this year’s Isle of Man TT, you would have clocked Captain Podium, aka Peter Hickman, bust some laps onboard the £70k BMW HP4 Race. Well, BMW has just released a full onboard lap for your viewing pleasure. While TT onboards undoubtedly rock, the customary fixed cameras do little to capture the sensation… Read more →

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Watch: James Hillier’s Massive Moment

We all know James Hillier brags unfeasibly large testicles. Those gonads were seriously bashed around during part one of last week’s Pokerstars Senior TT after a moment of all moments on the exit of Ballagarey – one of the scariest corners on the Mountain Course. The Ringwood Ringpiece had a decent 2017 TT and claimed fourth in the riders’ standings,… Read more →