The latest bike reviews, news and gossip from the motorcycle industry!
Here is the RidewithPeaks bike road test section, nearly everything we’ve ridden, we’ve written about, so find the list below. If you’re looking for a specific bike, that hasn’t been covered, feel free to get in contact and we will sort it!
2021 BMW R1250GS review
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa review
Suzuki SV650 review
Yamaha R1 review
2020 Zero SR/F review
MV Agusta Turismo review
Classic Suzuki GSX750F review
2019 MV Agusta Dragster review
2019 Kawasaki ZX6R review
Ducati V4S review
Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen review
Kawasaki H2 SX SE review
Triumph Bobber Black review
Suzuki GSXR 1000R review
Ducati Supersport S review
Triumph Street Triple 765 review
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1 Review
Suzuki V-Strom DL650 review
Triumph Thruxton R review
Suzuki GSXR 250 review
- BMW R1250GS reviewBeing a sports bike purist, I’ve never understood the appeal of some of these large adventure bikes. They are big, heavy, comfortable and built for doing everything I’m uncomfortable with, i.e. adventuring on mud. That being said, the BMW R1200GS and R1250GS have made a… Read More »BMW R1250GS review
- Honda announces vintage parts program for VFR750R (RC30)Honda has announced a European expansion to its successful Japanese ‘RC30 Forever’ program which launched in 2020. The program sees approximately 150 brand new, genuine parts for the RC30, being remade covering engine, chassis, bodywork and electronic parts. Honda RC30 parts are now avalible! The… Read More »Honda announces vintage parts program for VFR750R (RC30)
- Norton V4SS recall list sent out to owners!It felt like the Norton saga was almost over, with the TVS buyout, new factory opening and the company adamant that it was going to write its wrongs. Well, today, a large list of urgent recalls has been released for 2019 and 2020 V4SS models.… Read More »Norton V4SS recall list sent out to owners!
- California Superbike School UK goes green for 2021!California superbike school UK has announced a deal with Kawasaki UK to supply Team Green bikes for both coaches and hire bikes. The California Superbike school is the longest-running and most successful riding school both globally, and in the UK. Since its launch in 1980,… Read More »California Superbike School UK goes green for 2021!
- Yamaha confirms new Yamaha R7 from OctoberWe knew it was happening with rumbles for months, and last week the leaked teaser images of the new Yamaha R7. With today being the official reveal and confirmation, we now know what we are dealing with. To start with, Yamaha are keen to respect… Read More »Yamaha confirms new Yamaha R7 from October
- New 2021 Yamaha R7 images leaked!Earlier this week, Yamaha teased us all with a YouTube video (see below) for what looks like a new R7. The video is titled R/world, and the video description states, “There’s a place where the track and the road meet a different kind of rider.… Read More »New 2021 Yamaha R7 images leaked!
- 2021’s best bikesThe start of 2021 has been pretty pants. Crap weather, lockdowns, and poor supply of everything from clothing to bike parts has put a downer on the year. That being said, it has been a great start to 2021 for bike sales. The MCIA reports… Read More »2021’s best bikes
- 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 releasedSuzuki dropped the GSX-S1000 teaser video two weeks ago, but we didn’t know what was new. Some touted a completely new direction from the old with an all-new hyper naked, ready to take on the competition with a near 200hp beast. Sadly, I know Suzuki… Read More »2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 released
- 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa reviewThe origins of the Suzuki Hayabusa are well known, but it roughly goes like this if you don’t know. During the late 90’s making the fastest production motorcycle was a huge badge of honour, with Kawasaki and Honda taking being the biggest contenders. The ZX11R… Read More »2021 Suzuki Hayabusa review
- KTM 1290 Superduke RR: Road legal track bikeIt’s not uncommon for manufacturers to produce limited quantity special edition bikes, Aprilia did it with the ‘X’ Bikes, MV Agusta does it, Ducati makes limited-edition versions with the Lamborgini collaboration on the Diavel the latest. These models which sell out quickly and at an… Read More »KTM 1290 Superduke RR: Road legal track bike
- Harley Davidson Pan America – A new direction?Cast your mind back a few years, and it seemed like Harley Davidson was actually thinking of change. Two concepts were put forward; one dubbed the Pan America and the other The Bronx. One project went very cold; the other has come to fruition. Much… Read More »Harley Davidson Pan America – A new direction?
- MSV motorcycle track days implement brake lever guard rule!As the crappest year ever draws to a close, planning for 2021 is already starting. If you are a keen track day attendee, there is something to add to your Christmas list from Santa. The UK’s biggest motorsport circuit operator MSV has deemed it now… Read More »MSV motorcycle track days implement brake lever guard rule!
- 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R releasedWe saw the new fairing design on the World Superbike machinery with Johnny Rea, and Alex Lowes on the test last week. The front fairing got quite a mixed reaction. Now we have eyes on the brand new ZX-10R and the limited edition ZX-10RR. The… Read More »2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R released
- New 2021 BMW S1000R revealed!Yet again, we knew it was coming, with BMW’s drip-feed of teasers but word has finally been let loose of the new S1000R. One of the most popular roadsters from the previous years, the new S1000R is derived directly from it’s bigger brother S1000RR. It… Read More »New 2021 BMW S1000R revealed!
- 2021 Honda CB1000R launchedOnce again with it being November, companies are launching new bikes every week. Honda, however, seemed to have dropped a bulk in one big go, and included on the list is details for the 2021 CB1000R. Reintroduced into Honda’s product line in 2018 the CB1000R… Read More »2021 Honda CB1000R launched
- Honda MSX125 Grom gets an update for 2021Honda’s immensely popular MSX125 mini-bike gets a brand new fresh look, with quick-release panels an updated engine and new gearbox featuring a 5th gear. Since 2013, the MSX125 has been a massive hit, building on the reputation of Honda’s monkey, and the Dax, racking up… Read More »Honda MSX125 Grom gets an update for 2021
- Ducati V4 Multistrada Granturismo engineDucati has released more information about what could be the hottest bike of 2021. The new V4 Multistrada has been talked about for years, ever since the original Panigale V4 arrived. With Ducati ploughing money into the V4 engine, common sense would dictate this powerplant… Read More »Ducati V4 Multistrada Granturismo engine
- BMW M1000RR road-legal World superbike revealed!In recent years BMW has been bringing the ‘M’ branding more from the car side over to the Motorrad side, starting with the Msport S1000RR. In line with the ‘M’ cars, the Msport package gave the bike more performance parts. Now with the release of… Read More »BMW M1000RR road-legal World superbike revealed!
- Aprilia RS660 on test with Aprilia’s Moto GP boys!Unveiled at EICMA 2019, the Aprilia RS660 was set to be one of the hottest bikes for the next few years. Effectively a baby RSV4, the RS660 sees a brand new lightweight sports bike, with styling and tech from the RSV4. Giving the factory boys… Read More »Aprilia RS660 on test with Aprilia’s Moto GP boys!
- Suzuki GSXR1000R 100th anniversaryIs this the special edition Gixer that isn’t really that special? Suzuki has announced a 100 unit, UK run of the 1000cc superbike in the 2020 Moto GP style paint job. Visually the paint job is stunning, but much like the whole bike industry at… Read More »Suzuki GSXR1000R 100th anniversary
- BMW launches new M Endurance chainFor years, I’ve found chain cleaning and lubrication one of the worst jobs going. It’s messy, lube gets flung everywhere, and as we know chain lube that has been flung onto the rear wheel is the hardest stuff known to man to remove. BMW is… Read More »BMW launches new M Endurance chain
- Triumph Trident Prototype announced!Triumph has announced a new prototype bike. No, it doesn’t have a fairing, I hear you ask, which is disappointing, but Triumph has put four years into this new project. Dubbed the Trident, it brings the classic triumph triple name back to the model line… Read More »Triumph Trident Prototype announced!
- Is solo riding better than a group ride?This is a topic which is very quick to split opinions. Some love group rides and some hate them. I’m the latter. Don’t get me wrong, a small numbered group ride, say two of three friends is fine. More than fine, it’s highly enjoyable. I… Read More »Is solo riding better than a group ride?
- Should I get my motorcycle suspension set up?Providing everything is going according to plan, a moving motorcycle has only two points of contact a with the floor, the front and rear tyre. All too often we get asked what the best bang to buck bike mod you can do is, and we… Read More »Should I get my motorcycle suspension set up?
- Motorcycle finance explainedMotorcycle finance is a complicated area. Cash, PCP, Bank loans, PCH, Hire purchase, long term lease, there are so many options, but which is better? People think that there is quite the stigma over bike finance, but talking money is always a taboo subject. We… Read More »Motorcycle finance explained
- SV650 Buyers guideThe SV650 makes a perfect bike for all riders, novice or experienced, road or track. Its thumping V-Twin engine, stylish bodywork, and excellent handling chassis give it great character, and the mass of upgrade options and parts make it a great choice for budget racing.… Read More »SV650 Buyers guide
- Zero SR/F reviewZero Motorcycles, the Californian motorbike equivilent of Tesla, but without the billionaire eccentric boss, and dreams of space. Despite being founded by an ex-NASA engineer, initially started-up in a Santa Cruz garage to an internationally recognised brand. Zero have been plugging away with developments into… Read More »Zero SR/F review
- MV Agusta Turismo reviewThe MV Agusta Turismo Veloce 800 Lusso roughly translates into ‘Fast Touring’ in Italian, the clue is in the name to describe this bike. Despite the clue, MV is adamant it’s not a tourer. The new Turismo Veloce sees top quality parts mated together on… Read More »MV Agusta Turismo review
- Ron Haslam Race School Elite CourseIt’s not often you can fall off a bike, and still have a great day. I did at the Ron Haslam Race School, on the Elite course!
- Classic motorcycling – Suzuki GSX750FClassic bikes are cool. Cheap bikes are also cool. So does that makes cheap classic bikes double cool? While the current trend sees popular classic bikes demand an eye-watering premium, there are still plenty of classics out there at bargain prices. Enter the 1992 GSX750F,… Read More »Classic motorcycling – Suzuki GSX750F
- Bikesafe reviewI can hear you ask “Why would you knowingly go out for a ride with the police?” Well, the answer was to complete a Bikesafe course. The course addresses common errors made by motorcyclists, which lead to serious incidents with the possibility of life-changing outcomes.… Read More »Bikesafe review
- Yamaha R1 big bang reviewLiving with a Yamaha R1 for a year is great fun!
- MV Agusta Dragster reviewItalian motorcycle artists MV Agusta are amid a resurgence. With new financial stability bringing direction back to where MV should be. After being bought and sold numerous times since 1991, and having financial difficulties over the past few years, it seems MV is back to… Read More »MV Agusta Dragster review
- Biker down CourseIt’s a free course that takes just a morning. The information learned could save a life. Why wouldn’t you do it?
- Kawasaki ZX6R reviewKawasaki’s new mid capacity sports bike brings a breath of fresh air to the dying 600cc sports bike market, packing a revvy 129hp engine with a lightweight and agile chassis with modern rider aids.
- Ducati V4S Review from the UK“Well it’s cheating a bit ain’t it? RR’s, Gixers, blades and R1’s are all 1000cc. Why have they made the Ducati V4S an 1100?” These were the words muttered from somebody sat across the table from me while I stopped for a cup of tea… Read More »Ducati V4S Review from the UK
- Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen reviewMany groups have bought and sold Husqvarna over the years. Initially Cagiva/MV Agusta, BMW and now owned by orange Austrian superpower KTM. Synonymous with producing Enduro and Motocross machinery, the list of championship victories in competitions is endless. However, road-going street bikes have never been… Read More »Husqvarna 701 Vitpilen review
- Ron Haslam race school premier reviewYou’re going to struggle to find somebody who has done more laps around Donington, than Rocket Ron Haslam. First lapping the track in the early ’70s, it would be a safe bet to say he has the largest lap tally. With his fantastic working relationship… Read More »Ron Haslam race school premier review
- Kawasaki H2 SX SE reviewI don’t really get nervous when riding different bikes. It’s not really in my nature to worry, but before taking the Kawasaki H2 SX SE out, the butterflies were let loose. I’ve ridden fast bikes before and I’ve also ridden expensive bikes before. I have… Read More »Kawasaki H2 SX SE review
- Triumph Bobber Black reviewSince the release of the original Triumph Bobber last year I wanted a ride, but life got in the way, and I never got around to it. The release of the new Triumph Bobber Black into Triumph’s heritage collection means I had to change that.… Read More »Triumph Bobber Black review
- Suzuki GSXR 1000R reviewI owned a GSXR 750 L1 and have ridden pretty much all of the current Suzuki range, this makes me quite the Suzuki fanboy. Often referred to as the king of sportbikes, Suzuki is trying to live up to that name. The old L series… Read More »Suzuki GSXR 1000R review
- Ducati Supersport S reviewAnnounced at EIMCA 2016 the prospect of a new Ducati Supersport S filled me with joy. The prospects of a sporty Ducati suitable for the track, a Sunday hoon, or touring. Plus it was affordable to a mere mortal. Sounds good so far right? Even… Read More »Ducati Supersport S review
- Triumph Street Triple 765 reviewTriumph invited me to the launch of the new Street Triple 765 back in January, hosted in London in January, hosted in London. The launch was on a Tuesday night, so unfortunately for me, I had to decline. For most of the day, I was… Read More »Triumph Street Triple 765 review
- Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1 2017 ReviewI had bagged an invite to the illustrious Bruntingthorpe proving ground to ride the brand new CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1 thanks to the people at Bennetts bike insurance. For those that don’t know, Bruntingthorpe is an airfield circuit. Up until a few years ago, it was… Read More »Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP1 2017 Review
- Suzuki V-Strom DL650 reviewSince passing my A licence, I have always wanted to ride a large adventure-style bike. Off-road style bikes often have high seat heights which make stopping tricky for the shorter-legged person. The Suzuki DL650 V-Strom is the perfect bike for dipping a toe into adventure… Read More »Suzuki V-Strom DL650 review
- Triumph Thruxton R reviewI have always had the stereotype of Triumph being an old man’s bike, how wrong I was. It didn’t take much effort for me to be talked into taking the Triumph Thruxton R out for a spin. I first saw the Thruxton R at motorcycle… Read More »Triumph Thruxton R review
- Suzuki GSXR 250 reviewWhen I heard that a new Suzuki GSXR 250 was being released, I grew very excited. The original Suzuki GSXR 250 was a big hit in Japan in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Using a liquid-cooled four-stroke four-cylinder engine it produced 45hp. Based on… Read More »Suzuki GSXR 250 review