The Best Selling Bike In The World (and you’ve never even heard of it!)

So, what do you reckon the best selling motorcycle in the world is these days? BMW GS? Fireblade? One of those 125s that are increasingly popular in the UK, like a Honda CBR125 or Yamaha YZF-R125? If you said any of the above then you are not even close. India’s biggest selling motorbike While BMW … Continue reading “The Best Selling Bike In The World (and you’ve never even heard of it!)”

The Bluffers Guide to… Ducati – Some Facts About Ducatis

The name Ducati conjures up images of sexy red sports bikes and Carl Fogarty’s dominance of the World Superbike Championship in the 1990s, but it wasn’t always like that. He’s some knowledge on the Bologna company that’s gone from making radios to creating some of the most desirable and iconic motorcycles on the road today. … Continue reading “The Bluffers Guide to… Ducati – Some Facts About Ducatis”

The Bluffers Guide to… Kawasaki – Some Facts About Kawasakis

Of all the Japanese brands, it seems that Kawasaki has the most loyal and hardcore following. The ‘Big K’ built a reputation in the 1970s for producing the most brutish and powerful bikes in the class. From the Z1 of 1972 to the ZZR1100 that defined the 90s, a ‘Big Z’ was the ultimate status … Continue reading “The Bluffers Guide to… Kawasaki – Some Facts About Kawasakis”

The Unloveables – Top 10 unloved motorbikes

Motorbikes are pretty conservative by design. Manufacturers spend millions developing new models, so there’s little room to take chances, particularly in these economically challenging times. Regulations dictate the spec sheets for many bikes anyway. Let’s face it, 1000cc fours are 1000cc fours because that’s what race regulations limit them to. Likewise, 125s exist primarily because … Continue reading “The Unloveables – Top 10 unloved motorbikes”

Tribute To a Legend – Honda’s Fireblade

Back in 1992, sportsbikes were very different to those we have today. Barring a few Italian exotica from Bimota and Ducati, the raciest bikes were 750cc fours from the Japanese manufacturers, designed to compete in world superbikes. Alongside these, the 1000cc+ class comprised of big and bulky sports tourers with plenty of power but little … Continue reading “Tribute To a Legend – Honda’s Fireblade”

My Favourite Motorbike – What is your prefered bike?

I love motorbikes! More to the point, I love motorcycles and have been fortunate enough to have a job that allows me to try out all the latest models when they come out. As my wife will grudgingly attest to, I also have been known to buy a motorbike and sell them on occasion too. … Continue reading “My Favourite Motorbike – What is your prefered bike?”

It’s TT time again – A mecca for motorcyclists

It’s June. The sun is here, the footie’s over and, for us bikers at least, the TT’s here. For 48 weeks of the year, this quaint little island in the Irish sea is home to financiers, blue rinsers and tax exiles, but for the two weeks that straddle May and June (as well as the … Continue reading “It’s TT time again – A mecca for motorcyclists”

Adventure Motorbikes – Getting off the beaten track with your motorbike

Adventure Motorbiking Ten years ago no one had ever heard of the term ‘adventure bike’ now they are the most popular style of bike on sale. So just what’s available for the would-be round-the-world traveller? Blame Ewan and Charley. Most people do. A decade ago, if you wanted a comfy bike but didn’t want a … Continue reading “Adventure Motorbikes – Getting off the beaten track with your motorbike”

Stand-out motorbikes – part 2 – Webuyanybike recommended bikes to ride before you die

Last week we brought you our first five ‘bikes to ride before you hang up your helmet.’ So, to complete our list, here are five bikes, from Suzuki to Yamaha, that we think every true rider needs to experience at least once. Suzuki Hayabusa Big bike so beloved of big blokes, the Suzuki GSX1400R (aka … Continue reading “Stand-out motorbikes – part 2 – Webuyanybike recommended bikes to ride before you die”

Triumph Street Triple Review – Triumph’s Street Triple underwent a major overhaul for 2013

Triumph Street Triple underwent a major overhaul for 2013 with an all-new chassis, but in our minds, the original 2007-2012 model pretty much remains a perfect bike for beginners looking for their first full-sized machine or experienced riders seeking out one of motorcycling’s purest rides. Triumph got it spot on with the Street Triple. What … Continue reading “Triumph Street Triple Review – Triumph’s Street Triple underwent a major overhaul for 2013”