Ducati Multistrada S vs BMW S1000XR vs Aprilia Caponord – Sports Adventure Comparo

If you want to go on a long range ride in comfort with the occasional blast down dirt track but without sacrificing copious amounts of power and razor sharp handling then there's never been a better time to own a motorcycle. The 'sports adventure' segment as it has become known has exploded in recent years and the bikes represented here actually at times compete with superbikes when it comes to technological prowess. We're ...

Saietta NGS Is the Most Radical Electric Superbike Yet

Generally speaking, electric superbikes are fairly out there. While Zero and Brammo (now absorbed by Victory) offer mainstream electric options, companies such as Lightning Motorcycles and Energica dial the crazy up a notch to showcase the technology that electric superbikes can offer. And then there's the Saietta NGS. While Saietta might sound Italian (it means Thunderbolt in Italy), it's actually a British firm that's ...

1,077 Ducati Scrambler Independents to be Created

Ducati is really ramping up the lifestyle division of its company and has teamed up with fashion house Italia Independent to not only produce co-branded fashion items such as sunglasses, but also a 'limited' edition run of 1,077 Ducati Scramblers. Why 1,077? We don't know. Why sunglasses? Shrug. According to Ducati, The Ducati Scrambler Italia Independent is inspired by the world of the “cafè racer” and stands out ...

Victory “Combustion” Concept Shown

Victory has shown off the second and final concept in their series of bikes that is based around their brand new 1,200 cc engine - an engine that will feature in a production motorcycle next year. The 'Combustion' as it's called was crafted by Zach Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles. Both the Ignition concept - which was shown last month in Milan -  and the Combustion concept are propelled by production-intent engines that ...

Big or Small? What Makes an Ideal Adventure Bike?

The adventure bike market is huge and probably the biggest growing segment in the motorcycle industry today. While adventure riding has been around for decades, it has recently undergone a renaissance of sorts thanks to a certain television series featuring the BMW R 1200 GS. Now, every company wants in on the action. That's because adventure bikes are normally priced at the upper end of the scale, which generally means ...

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Review

It’s early the end of 2015 and I’m terribly sad that I’m riding a Suzuki GSX-S1000. Not because this isn’t a great bike for a brilliant price, but because it’s something we all should have enjoyed riding 10 years ago. And while Suzuki is late to the party, the naked GSX-S1000 is an excellent machine that is in keeping with the GSX pedigree. It’s not surprising that motorcycle manufacturers are increasingly ...

Honda CBR250RR set for Production

Reports from Indonesia indicate that Honda's 'Super Light Weight Concept' which has been dubbed the rebirth of the CBR250RR is set for production. Manufacture of the bike is set to commence in March next year at the Astra Honda Motor factory in Karawang, West Java and release of the bike likely to occur in the fourth quarter of 2016. If the reports are correct, it's going to be interesting to see what Honda do with their ...

Vertigo Ursus is an Trials Slash Scooter, Maybe?

There were many new bikes shown of at EICMA in Milan last month, but perhaps none was stranger than the Vertigo Ursus - a combination of trials, dual sport and scooter. Yes, that's definitely a new category in the motorcycle world and it's a welcome change from all the cafe racers and scramblers that have been coming out. The Vertigo Ursus uses a canted-forward four stroke engine, trellis steel frame, single sided swing ...