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Reviewed: Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro

Triumph’s popular Tiger 800 is no more! Replacing it for 2020 is the Tiger 900, an almost ground up new adventure bike with a bigger engine, higher spec and two main variants. While the base and GT models are aimed at pure road riders, the higher spec...

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Reviewed: BMW F850GS Adventure

Why BMW’s F850GS Adventure is worth considering over its bigger brother While BMW’s best-selling R1250GS Adventure is rightly considered as the definitive adventure bike, it’s little brother, the updated F850GSA, isn’t nearly as celebrated. And that’s a...

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Road test: Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha’s new-for-2019 Ténéré 700 is one of the most eagerly anticipated motorcycles of the year. Since the first Dakar inspired concept bike was trailed in 2016, there’s been no shortness of interest in the latest bike to wear Yamaha’s famous off-road...

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Yamaha XSR900

In a world of ever-expanding choices of rider aids, connectivity and increasing array of specification, the XSR900 (and smaller-capacity XSR700) shun almost all of them in favour of a more pure riding and ownership experience. In terms of the basic bike;...

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Road test: Yamaha MT-10 Tourer Edition

Yamaha’s MT range has been the modern-era saviour of the company and had managed to not only lift the Japanese firm’s profits, but also create bikes that appeal to a much wider section of motorcycle riders. The MT-10 Tourer Edition is the latest addition...

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Road test: Kawasaki W800 Street and Café

Insidebikes’ road tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child travelled to Japan to test Kawasaki’s new heritage range, which can trace its routes back to the W1 650 of 1965. But does it sound and ride as good as it looks? The now obsolete ‘old’ W800 was in desperate need...

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Riding the KTM 790 Adventure R off road

On paper, KTM’s eagerly anticipated 790 Adventure R could be the bike of 2019. The Austrian brand is talking up the R version of its new adventure tourer as a machine that’s got genuine off-road ability, to go with the Dakar inspired looks. But does it...

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Top five… scrambler style motorcycles

Old school, off-road styled retro bikes are all the rage these days. Known as ‘scramblers’ these 1960’s dirt bike inspired motorbikes are big business in 2019. Early scramblers were basically modified roadsters, adapted to be ridden off road, and Triumph...

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Road test: Ducati Multistrada 950S

Think of a mid-size adventure touring motorcycle and the Ducati Multistrada 950 probably isn’t the first bike to spring to mind. The success of its bigger capacity, higher-specced sibling always gave the 950 the image of being a lesser machine in most...

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Top five… three wheeled motorcycles

When is a motorcycle not a motorcycle? When it’s a trike, of course! Having an extra wheel on your motorbike is rare, but nothing new. Over the years, manufacturers have been adding and taking away wheels from their cars and bikes for various reasons...

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Lexmoto set to go big in 2019 with sub-400cc sports bike

Budget bike brand Lexmoto looks set to add to the growing number of sub-400cc sportsbikes currently on sale, after confirming that it is testing a new 380cc, two-cylinder, version of its existing LXR model. The Devon-based company, which imports Chinese...

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Top five… practical sportsbikes (for everyday use)

In a world where motorcycles are increasingly categorised and designed for very specific purposes, there are very few true all-rounders on sale these days. Of course, many will swear that big GS-style adventure bikes are the only bike you’ll need, while...

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