Launch Ride

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Honda Transalp XL750

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Honda Transalp XL750

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    Ross has just stopped for lunch and has some first thoughts on the new middleweight adventure bike from Honda. “It’s been a great start to the day with the new Transalp. The 755cc liquid cooled 4 stroke parallel twin ripped straight from the new Hornet is the highlight so far. With 90bhp and 55 lb…

  • LAUNCH RIDE: First impressions Suzuki V-Strom 1050

    LAUNCH RIDE: First impressions Suzuki V-Strom 1050

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    We’ve spent the morning getting acquainted with Suzuki’s updated adventure bike. The conditions have been a bit sketchy, so we haven’t had a proper chance to push its limits – but we’ve still found plenty to like about it. The motor is largely unchanged and it’s as lovely as ever. The newly added quickshifter is…

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Aprilia 660 Tuareg

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Aprilia 660 Tuareg

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    After a variety of flights taking us from London to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, we’ve had chance to throw a leg over Aprilia’s new midrange adventure bike, the 660 Tuareg. WORDS: Dave Manning  PHOTOGRAPHY: Aprilia While we’re still damp from the torrential showers during the test, we’ll put together some words for a brief…

  • LAUNCH RIDE: Ducati Multistrada V4S for 2021

    LAUNCH RIDE: Ducati Multistrada V4S for 2021

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    The 168bhp Ducati Multistrada V4 mixes superbike power with real-world performance and latest electronic riders aids. This is high speed adventure touring on a new, advanced scale.

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