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Video: 2017 Yamaha R6 Review

There’s nowt like spanking a screaming supersports weapon in the Spanish sunshine, which is exactly what we did during the 2017 Yamaha R6 press launch at Almeria. 17 years after the original release, the class stalwart gets humble yet effective updates for this season, including bastard Euro4 compliancy and some far sexier chassis tweaks.   We tried to seamlessly encompass… Read more →

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Video: KTM 1290 Super Adventure S vs 1090 Adventure

Another week, another launch, and this time it’s the turn of Baron von Tumble to offer musings on KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S and 1090 Adventure. Hopefully by now you will have clocked the 1290 R in Peru, and its sister model is more of an everyday, techno-laden Tarmac terrorist complete with semi-active suspension and luxuries such as cruise control,… Read more →

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Video: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R | Review in Peru

This wasn’t just a press launch. KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure R gig in Peru was also a deeply rewarding challenge. Riding 200km in a desert on Dakar terrain, aboard a 160bhp, 240+kg adventure behemoth in 40-degree heat sounds like a job best left for Sam Sunderland, not some balding thirty-something with mild obesity.   160bhp let loose in a desert… Read more →

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Video: Yamaha MT-10 SP Review

In recent years, press launches have slowly found a consistent home in Spain, so it was nice taking a long-haul flight to sample Yamaha’s MT-10 SP. Home of some of the world’s sexiest roads and backdrops, Cape Town hosted the updated Öhlins-infested MT and a bonus chance for a spin on the ‘Tourer’ edition. Just how do you make the… Read more →

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Video: Ducati SuperSport Review

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a sportsbike? Or is it a more placid tourer? We’re still not sure after the world press launch, but it’s impossible not to enjoy time in Ducati’s intriguing SuperSport saddle. We splashed our way around Monteblanco circuit (on full wets) before venturing out to the roads around Seville, occupying the SS’s habitual… Read more →

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Video: 2017 Triumph Street Triple Review

The Triumph Street Triple is right up there with any great British engineering feat, even more so now the blisteringly sexual 2017 RS model has landed. In case you didn’t know, we were in Barcelona last week for the international press launch, indulging in Hinckley’s latest workings on the road and track – some track called Circuit de Catalunya. Hopefully… Read more →

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Video: Dream Garage

The 990cc era brought big, belligerent beasts and plenty of noise to MotoGP in the Noughties. Manufacturers were still experimenting with engine configurations, chassis set-ups and aero, and rules were far less restrictive than the current directory, which meant a veritable feast of intriguing variations – there was a genuine prototype element compared to today’s sanitised state. While these four-bangers… Read more →

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Video: Triumph Street Cup + Scrambler Review

Triumph is currently in a pretty decent state of affairs, claiming number one ‘big-bike’ brand in the UK and having the luxury of its modern retro steeds selling themselves for fun. There’s also a fresh wave of performance-enhancing roadsters emerging, led by the new Street Triple 765. And, having commandeered the Moto2 engine supplier’s role, even racing is creeping back… Read more →

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Video: Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review

Meet our new mate, Des. Launched in the Sierra Nevada desert in Spain, Ducati’s latest addition to the Scrambler range could well be the best derivative yet, despite Bologna engineers injecting additional off-road genes into the Desert Sled. And the fact it looks like an old Yamaha XT is an added bonus. The Desert Sled isn’t just a Scrambler with… Read more →

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LIVE: 2017 Ducati Team MotoGP Presentation

In a season of MotoGP musical chairs, 2017 is already shaping up nicely. Jorge Lorenzo’s move to Ducati alongside Dovi is an obvious focal point, and today we’ll get to see J-Lo in Ducati colours for the first time. The Bologna factory squad is live streaming its official unveiling from the Ducati auditorium at 9.30am (GMT), and you can watch… Read more →

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Video: Marc Marquez vs Kitzbühel

Red Bull knows how to spend its gazillions in profit, sponsoring the world’s finest athletes throughout the sporting spectrum and ploughing big dollar into one-off displays of extremity. The Austrian’s most recent effort involved utilising Marc Marquez’s unfeasibly large testicles by fitting snow spikes to his RCV and tackling the infamous Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel – the very same location that… Read more →

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Video: Harleys, Wakeboarding & ‘Gators

At the end of last year, I drunk four pints of Stella – all before 8.30am – and drunkenly boarded a plane to Orlando for the Bridgestone H50 tyre launch. The flight was full of nauseating children who had been fed sugar, possibly even northern-spec amphetamine by the intense state of some, all en route to Disney Land in Florida.… Read more →