MoreBikes June 2023

  • QUICK SPIN: Triumph Tiger Sport 660

    QUICK SPIN: Triumph Tiger Sport 660

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    We caught up with Bob Pickett to get his thoughts on Triumph’s sporty 660: Triumph shook up the middleweight naked market in 2021 when it launched the Trident. The 660cc triple had a great engine, powerful brakes and sharp handling, yet managed to work for both new and experienced riders. 2022 saw the launch of…

  • AJS ’71 Desert Scrambler

    AJS ’71 Desert Scrambler

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    Following the success of its Tempest Scrambler 125, A.J.S. has decided to take things a step further with a bike inspired by its 14th place finish in the legendary Mojave Desert race in 1971. Riding an A.J.S. Stormer, A.J.S. competition manager Mike Jackson brought it home against an incredible 3200 racers, tackling a gruelling 190-mile…

  • AJS Tempest Scrambler

    AJS Tempest Scrambler

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    The learner legal scrambler market is massive. If knobbly-tyre-clad 125cc machines are your bag you’re properly spoilt for choice – but to find one with actual heritage like this A.J.S. isn’t so easy. Okay, so just like the Heralds, Mutts and Mashs of this world, the Tempest Scrambler (and the ’71 Desert Scrambler) is an…

  • Cost-effective Classics: SUZUKI RF900

    Cost-effective Classics: SUZUKI RF900

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    Rated four out of five or better on numerous websites for performance, quality and equipment, it’s the sub-£4000 bike with a 160mph potential. Sold as a ‘budget bike’ back in the late 90s, there’s little that’s shabby about this bike! Tough as they come, reliable, torquey, hugely capable and comfortable, Suzuki’s RF900 ticks so many…

  • Beginner’s Guide To Trail Riding

    Beginner’s Guide To Trail Riding

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    There are around 2000 miles of motorway in the UK – but believe it or not, there’re actually three times as many miles of green lanes that you can legally ride on two wheels. So to help you hit the trails with confidence, here are some of our top tips to help keep you smiling…

  • SHARK: The History

    SHARK: The History

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    Founded by former professional racers, the French firm based in Marseille employs over 700 dedicated staff to ensure the highest level of quality of its produce. SHARK regularly launches new, groundbreaking designs with a focused ethos to push technical boundaries, assisted by a continual investment into innovation (8-10% of its turnover, in fact…). It was…

  • Q&A: Truck washing caused ‘off’

    Q&A: Truck washing caused ‘off’

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    Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast guides readers through their legal trials and troubles Q  I am an all-year-round biker because I don’t have a car licence and love riding bikes. I got ‘bitten by the biking bug’ back in the nineties, and I’ve ridden all around the world twice (amongst many other trips). I…

  • Q&A: Speeding in Spain

    Q&A: Speeding in Spain

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    Our specialist motoring solicitor Andrew Prendergast guides bikers through their legal trials and troubles Q  I’m a police officer and have been on the job for nearly ten years. I’ve got a mate who’s been in six months longer than me and he has just been revetted. It’s a hot topic at the moment and…

  • Great Rides! Cairngorms National Park

    Great Rides! Cairngorms National Park

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    This route covers some of the most scenic points in Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, Moray Speyside and the Highlands. Depending on the time of year, you could be taking in snow-capped mountains (as we did during our visit in May), plus rugged glens, towering Munros and, of course, delicious food along the way. The route begins in…

  • Return of the SMT!

    Return of the SMT!

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    After much teasing, the latest version of the Austrian factory’s SMT is finally here. It’s a funky proposition, offering a neat mix of supermoto performance and big-mile touring capability. Sitting in the range between the 890 Duke and 890 Adventure, the long-legged 194kg corner carver was first spotted testing way back in October 2021 –…

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