Ross Mowbray

  • Fancy a crack at the Cannonball Bike Run? Here’s how.

    Fancy a crack at the Cannonball Bike Run? Here’s how.

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    The Cannonball Bike Run’s heading to Asia to celebrate its 20th anniversary – and there’s still time for you to get involved. The bonkers eight-day, 3,300km rally kicks off at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic and finishes at Sunny Beach in Bulgaria – via the gateway to the East; Istanbul, and the infamous…

  • Long termer: KTM 790 Duke

    Long termer: KTM 790 Duke

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    Ross bagged himself a KTM 790 Duke for a long term test to find out what the Chinese-built naked is really like to live with, starting with first impressions.

  • NEW BIKES: KTM adds 990 Duke to its range of scalpel sharp naked’s

    NEW BIKES: KTM adds 990 Duke to its range of scalpel sharp naked’s

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    That’s right. KTM’s adding to its ever growing range of bonkers ‘middleweight’ naked bikes – and if the current range is anything to go by, the new £12,999 990 Duke’s going to be an absolute belter. The Austrian firm’s making big claims about the bike that’s being built at home. They’re saying it’s the lightest,…

  • NEW BIKES: Honda’s sharply-styled CB1000 Hornet

    NEW BIKES: Honda’s sharply-styled CB1000 Hornet

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    Building on the success of its recently released CB750 Hornet, Honda’s decided it’s time to bring a brand-new, big-bore Hornet back to the fold – and it looks like a winner. With stripped back handline, a 2017 CBR Fireblade-derived four cylinder motor and a load of top-specification goodies, the stripped back machine is likely to…

  • NEW BIKES: Suzuki’s long-legged GSX-S1000GX

    NEW BIKES: Suzuki’s long-legged GSX-S1000GX

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    Suzuki’s been bloody busy of late; probably busier than it’s been in years, creating an ever-growing range of desirable and downright usable bikes that have big appeal to bikers far and wide – and the newly released GX looks to be poised to keep the good times going. Based on the GSX-S1000, and subsequently the…

  • NEW BIKES: Triumph reveals Scrambler 1200 XE and X

    NEW BIKES: Triumph reveals Scrambler 1200 XE and X

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    Triumph has just revealed its Scrambler line-up for 2024 – adding a new Scrambler 1200 X and updating its top-of-the-line 1200 XE. We’ve a lot of time for the big retro-styled trailie’s from the British factory; powered by a 1200cc Bonneville engine and kitted out with off-road ready 21-inch front wheels, they’re proper bits of…

  • NEW BIKES: BMW reveals R1300GS. More Power. Less weight.

    NEW BIKES: BMW reveals R1300GS. More Power. Less weight.

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    BMW’s gone to town with the newest version of its much-loved GS adventure bike – upping the capacity, overhauling the motor, updating the suspension and reducing the weight. Here’s what you need to know about what’s likely to be one of the biggest bikes of 2024. The GS is an icon. That word’s thrown around…

  • NEW BIKES: Ducati’s Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour revealed. Is it the perfect big mile machine?

    NEW BIKES: Ducati’s Multistrada V4 S Grand Tour revealed. Is it the perfect big mile machine?

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    Ducati’s just added a new version of its flagship adventure bike to the growing Multistrada V4 range – but this one’s built with mile-munching in mind. The Italian firm’s Multistrada has been a hit since it was first released 20 years ago. But its newest V4 iteration has seen the model go from strength to…

  • Honda Africa Twin updates. New ‘ROAD-READY’ model coming soon.

    Honda Africa Twin updates. New ‘ROAD-READY’ model coming soon.

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    Honda’s filed documents which give away some key information about its next generation Africa Twin adventure bike. Here’s what we know so far. While initially, it looks as though the new version of the much-loved adventurer will be largely the same as the outgoing model, the registration data which was sent to the Swiss Federal…

  • TESTED: Schuberth E2 Adventure Helmet

    TESTED: Schuberth E2 Adventure Helmet

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    REVIEWED BY CHARLIE OAKMAN Schuberth announced the ‘all new E2 Flip Front Adventure Helmet’ at the end of last year which coincided with my discipline change from a regular sport to adventure ride, and having worn the excellent Schuberth C3, C4 and C5’s, I was keen to get my hands on it. The E2 unsurprisingly…

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