Features Archive

Moto Guzzi 90th Anniversary


The Piaggio Group has pledged a major raft of investments into Moto Guzzi in the next five years.

Monkey Bikes


Some of the UK`s finest Monkey bikes gathered in Warwick in the summer of 2010 simply to show off to a visiting Japanese magazine!

Metzeler Sportec M5 Interact test


Metzeler`s Sportec M5 Interact is designed not just to replace the old M3 supersport tyre, but to broaden the number of bikes it can be fitted to.

Adventure Bike Comparison


All of a sudden the high tech, high spec, big capacity adventure bike class is where all the action is, and I'm so excited, I've done a spec sheet shoot-out!

Suzuki Fuel Cell Burgman


As with so much else to do with climate change, the story being presented about electric two wheelers is rather one-sided.

A Winter's Tale


Once upon a time, many years ago, a young student called Kevin Ash would supplement his meagre income by working as a London motorcycle courier in the winter holiday. It was cold, dark and dangerous, but the money was good and the need for beer strong.

Bike Show Girl

Bikeshow_girl_01By Rachel Wheatley

Pictures: Andy Whitehouse Photography

Garmisch on a Monkey


By Kevin Ash

Pictures: Kevin Ash, BMW Press

Moto Guzzi Concept Bikes


Pierre Terblanche and Miguel Galluzzi have created a series of knockout concept bikes for Moto Guzzi, which were shown for the first time at the 2009 Milan Show.

Harley-Davidson XR750

Harley_XR750_04By Kevin Ash

Photographs courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Archives
Copyright Harley-Davidson - click on images for full size

Matt Levatich

Levatich_5In July 2008 Harley-Davidson stunned the biking world by buying struggling MV Agusta. I spoke to Matt Levatich, the Harley man with the job of reviving and running the flagging Italian icon

Riding a Moto Legende

Moto_Legende_02By Kevin Ash

Pictures: Kevin Ash, Rick Kemp

Race Of The Century


70,000 volatile Italians were packed into the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola on April 23, 1972. They were there for the inaugural Imola 200, Europe's Daytona for the Formula 750 class, a category nequivalent to modern World Superbikes

Spyder Club


By Kevin Ash

Pictures: MV Agusta Press, Milagro, Gary Freeman: Redeye
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Massimo Tamburini


By Kevin Ash

Pictures: Ducati Archive, MV Agusta
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Tim Prentice

This interview with the Thunderbird's designer is taken from Triumph's own literature from the American press presentation so it's less critical or probing than it might be. But it does shed some light on Tim Prentice and the design process so I'm reproducing it in full anyway.

Pictures: Triumph