MoreBikes April 2023

  • First Ride: Ducati Diavel V4

    First Ride: Ducati Diavel V4

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    Big, heavy, and unapologetically quirky, the Diavel has divided opinions since it bounded into our lives 13 years ago. But there’s a box-fresh offering for 2023 and maybe, just maybe, Ducati has mastered a sportier formula that’ll appeal to the masses. Bruce Wilson dances with the devil… There are those born desperate to fit in,…

  • Cost Effective Classics – Honda CB750 F2N

    Cost Effective Classics – Honda CB750 F2N

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    Four pots, good looks and reliability, all for under four grand! Even if you’re not into classic bikes, you’ll know about the legendary Honda 750/4, the world’s first true superbike. Launched in 1969, it rewrote the rules and swiftly made four-cylinder motorcycles the norm. Honda would go one to deliver liquid-cooled V fours that utterly…

  • Tested! The Zontes ZT350-GK

    Tested! The Zontes ZT350-GK

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    Make no bones about it, Chinese bikes are getting better. A lot better. A vast array of firms have been manufacturing bikes, engines, parts and accessories that are being lapped up by western customers in great numbers. One such factory is Zontes. Simon Meyer tells us of his time with the ZT350-GK It’s been selling…

  • Heated gear is not just for Winter..

    Heated gear is not just for Winter..

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    Keeping warm when you’re on two wheels can be a bit of a challenge – even in Summer when the sun’s gone down! We’ve all been wearing heated motorcycle gear over the last few months, and it’s been a revelation. Here’s what Editor Ross has to say about his Gerbing: I’ve done my fair share…

  • QUICK SPIN: The BSA Gold Star

    QUICK SPIN: The BSA Gold Star

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    BSA is back. Despite the 50s and 60s glory days (one in four bikes was a BSA) a trading deficit of £3 million was recorded in 1971. BSA closed for good in 1973. Bob Pickett takes a look at the new Gold Star… When the Mahindra Group purchased the company there could be no other…

  • Yamaha ‘OW’ – Developing The Concept

    Yamaha ‘OW’ – Developing The Concept

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    Despite the changes made at both prototype and production levels it was now apparent to the Race Team its half-litre four was far from perfect. The OW20 was good but there was still a lot work needed if it was to win the 500 crown. A new bike, designated OW23, had been available midway through…

  • Riding Tips: Urban Riding

    Riding Tips: Urban Riding

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    Pottering through towns and cities is often considered easier and safer than riding on faster roads, but that’s not necessarily the case…   The Expert: Ryan Decarteret Ryan is a passionate motorcyclist, Rapid National Operations Manager and Coach with a background in surveillance and covert police riding, with around one million miles of riding experience…

  • Transform your Tenere

    Transform your Tenere

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    Adventure experts Rally Raid has worked its magic on the recently released Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid – with some serious suspension upgrades to make it even more capable off-road. Rally Raid’s built up an enviable reputation among those who know about adventure bikes, and has had plenty of success with its aftermarket upgrades to…

  • Explore the world with Royal Enfield

    Explore the world with Royal Enfield

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    Royal Enfield have announced a renewal of their partnership with travel company Vintage Rides to provide motorcycling holidays across the globe until at least 2025. Vintage Rides have operated more than 1000 guided tours on the Indian-built motorcycles since 2006, visiting almost 20 countries across four continents. These include France, Italy, Argentina and Morocco, but…

  • Test ride a Norton – from your house

    Test ride a Norton – from your house

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    Norton’s new service aims to make it a doddle to test ride the new Commandos. Here’s how: The resurgent British firm has just announced a cool new service which offers the chance to get a brand-new £16,499 Commando 961 Sport or £16,999 Commando Café Racer straight to your door for a test ride. Since being…

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