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Moto Guzzi V7 Stone Review

Moto Guzzi V7 1

If ever a company has been through rough times, then surely Moto Guzzi has to be a contender for the role of ultimate survivor. In spite of so many obstacles over the years it is still churning out bikes and is today’s oldest brand of European motorcycle manufacturer with continuous production. A legacy of bad management, circumstance and I have no doubt also bad luck, has seen it diminish in size from its heyday down to a true minority player. In 2004 it was taken over...

Honda CB1100 2013 review


Honda has raised the bar with the new CB1100: it's not just the style which is retro, the handling and engine have been given an old school flavour too.

Triumph Daytona 675R 2013 review


There wasn't a pressing need to do more than facelift the Daytona, but Triumph did do more... A lot more, and in the process might just have built 2013's bike of the year.

Kawasaki Z800


You'd think with the overweight Z750 as the starting point, there'd not be much chance of the Z800 impressing. But it certainly does.

Moto Guzzi California 1400 Touring


The new California 1400 really needs to work for Moto Guzzi. The company's grown by more than 50 per cent in the last two years, but that's from such a low base it wasn't going to be sustainable for much longer, and with the Piaggio Group feeding a £34 million investment into Guzzi, a major turnaround is demanded: the California 1400 is intended to be a key element of that.

Triumph Street Triple R


Triumph, BMW, Ducati: all three have beaten the bike sales collapse by renewing models even when they were in front. So it is with the best-in-class Street Triple for 2013... but tinkering can be dangerous too.

Yamaha FJR1300 2013 review


Yamaha by its own admission has drawn in the horns during the recession. This might have worked with a short, sharp economic downturn, but now it's dragging on, and Yamaha is stuck.

Ducati 2013 Multistrada MTS1200


Multistrada: for many riders, all the motorcycle they could ever need. Fast, comfortable and versatile like nothing before, a technical and dynamic tour de force, and now Ducati has presumed to make it better.

BMW HP4 review


There aren't many S1000RR owners pining for better performance. But if they ever get to try the new HP4, they're going to want one anyway...