MoreBikes February 2023

  • Battle of the Middleweights: 4). Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

    Battle of the Middleweights: 4). Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

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    read… A lot of people love the V-Strom 650. First launched in 2004, the venerable ‘wee-strom’ has had plenty of time to garner the affections of adventure-loving bikers who value accessibility, affordability and reliability over sharp styling, loads of power and the latest gadgets. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it Powered by the same…

  • Battle of the Middleweights-  3): Yamaha Tenere 700

    Battle of the Middleweights- 3): Yamaha Tenere 700

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    We’ve pitched Aprilia’s Tuareg 650, Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 XT, Yamaha’s Tuareg 660 and Moto Morini’s X-Cape against each other. We’ve already covered two of these (have a look through the website for the others), now it’s Gary Hartshome’s turn to run the rule over the Yamaha… Up until recent years the adventure bike market has…

  • Battle of the Middleweights: 2). Moto Morini X-Cape

    Battle of the Middleweights: 2). Moto Morini X-Cape

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    The second in our four-bike test! Aprilia Tuareg Vs Moto Morini X-Cape Vs Suzuki V-Strom 650 Vs Yamaha Tenere 700. Dave Manning takes a look at the X-Cape: While fashion is constantly changing, style remains and – from the eyes of this jaded hack – the X-Cape has style in bucket-loads. While it may not…

  • Battle of the middleweights – 1). Aprilia Tuareg 660

    Battle of the middleweights – 1). Aprilia Tuareg 660

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    Mikko tackles the Aprilia. Be sure to check back over the next few days for the rest of the bikes – Suzuki V-Strom 650, Yamaha Tenere 700 and the Moto Morini X-Cape. This was the first one to arrive at the lock-up when we picked up the bikes for this test, so I had the…

  • The Classic Dirt Bike Show – this weekend!

    The Classic Dirt Bike Show – this weekend!

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    February 11-12 / Telford International Centre / www.classicdirtbikeshow.co.uk If you’re into 60s scramblers and twin shock trials bikes, there’s only one place to be this February: The Classic Dirt Bike Show sponsored by Hagon Shocks. The UK’s biggest classic off-road show is a haven for those who like riding on the rough stuff. Admire some…

  • Airbag helmet for bikers…

    Airbag helmet for bikers…

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    Italian helmet specialist Airoh has revealed the world’s first integrated airbag helmet for bikers. Airbag systems are nothing new in the world of motorcycling, but this is a serious step forward in ensuring bikers are safer than ever. Created in collaboration with Swedish safety firm Autoliv, the helmet inflates from the crown during an accident…

  • Plastic from the sea and Bering…

    Plastic from the sea and Bering…

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    Bering’s new Freeway textiles constructed from 70% recycled plastic… Bering’s just revealed a new textile suit that’s made from recycled plastic taken from the sea. It might sound crazy, but the idea is nothing new. Since 2007 some big firms (including Nike and North Face) have been using innovative Repreve material to make quality gear…

  • Fuel of the Future? (And it’s not electric)

    Fuel of the Future? (And it’s not electric)

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    Race-ready ethanol fuels could be coming to the road British firm Triumph has announced that it’s looking at ways to run its Grand Prix race engines on more sustainable fuels. Following the news that MotoGP bosses plan to run ethanol-rich E40 fuel in Moto2 by 2024, Triumph has set up a dedicated testing programme for…

  • New Nightster? We’ve seen the leaks…

    New Nightster? We’ve seen the leaks…

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    Leaked documents confirm that Harley-Davidson is gearing up to release a new Nightster S – and although the details are scarce, we have got our hands on an image of the bike. The big differences from the standard Nightster include the addition of a small pillion seat, new wheels, and a swanky new paint job.…

  • Accessible-to-all Adventure Training!

    Accessible-to-all Adventure Training!

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    Train with Sinnis and the Desert Rose Riding Academy Sinnis Motorcycles has just announced a brand-new partnership with the Desert Rose Riding Academy – and together they’ve launched the UK’s first learner-friendly adventure riding school. Riders will take to the trails on board the tried and tested, budget-friendly Sinnis Terrain 125 under the guidance of…

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