CF Moto 300NK – Youth, Wasted On The Young

CF Moto

CF Moto 300NK – Youth, Wasted On The Young CF Moto 300NK – The Next Generation In our quest to bring along the next generation, those risk averse millennials, we’ve been coaxing one of our extremely talented, brutally good looking and hipstertastic* bearded designers, Colin, into doing his theory test […]

KTM 1190 Adventure – Big. Orange. Friendly.

KTM

KTM 1190 Adventure – Big, Orange and Friendly KTM 1190 Adventure – Rather Excellent We can’t help but have noticed that the political developments in other parts of the world are doing a certain amount of brand damage to the colour orange. I have a bet on with one of […]

KTM 1050 Adventure – Anything But Small

KTM

KTM 1050 Adventure- Anything But Small! KTM 1050 Adventure – The Best Grin Inducer We’ve Been On Winter is hard, but spring and early summer can be so, so cruel. We, those of us dedicated hardened warriors who’ve never grown up enough to buy a car, trudge, roll and bully […]

KTM 990SM

KTM 990SMT – Bad To The Bone

KTM

KTM 990SMT – Bad To The Bone KTM 990SMT –  Hiding Its Age So Very, Very Well Way back in 2008 when the world was on the brink of disappearing up its own arse, the very clever and utterly irresponsible people at KTM were busily building these things. Supermotos were […]

Yamaha FJR1300AE Ultimate Edition Cover

Yamaha FJR1300AE – Ultimate Edition

Yamaha

Yamaha FJR1300AE –  The Ultimate Edition Yamaha FJR1300AE – The Ultimate Edition A few years ago we spent a brilliant twelve months on the class leading tourer and R1 in disguise on an open road! We’ve done Bikesafe with the Police Service of Northern Ireland. While we were there we […]

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Cover

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Up To Speed

Suzuki

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Bigger And Better Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Bigger And Better The good folk at Suzuki have unveiled, not one, but two new V-Strom models for 2020. They’ve a new standard V-Strom 1050 as well as a higher specced XT version. The team tell us that they […]

Harley-Davidson Softtail Standard Cover Image

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard – A New ‘Standard’

Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Softail – The New Standard Harley-Davidson Softail Standard – A New Standard Harley-Davidson has added a new bike into their Softail range. The new machine is the Harley-Davidson Softail Standard. This a motorcycle that Harley-Davidson describes as being a bike that offers the original Harley-Davidson cruiser experience. The new […]

Yamaha Tracer 700 Cover Image

Yamaha Tracer 700 – Learner Legal Adventure

Yamaha

Yamaha Tracer 700 – Learner Legal Adventure Yamaha Tracer 700 – Marvellous As a seasoned motorcyclist the Yamaha Tracer 700 may seem a little small when it comes to entering the sports tourer market. That is until you thumb the starter on that motor and the 681cc twin jumps to […]

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty – Old School

Indian

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty – Old School Indian Scout Bobber Sixty – Striped Down America’s First Motorcycle Company, Indian Motorcycles,  recently introduced the newest 2020 Indian Scout Bobber Sixty. The new lightweight Indian Scout Bobber Sixty features stripped down, blacked out styling. It’s powered by a 60 Cubic-Inch, that’s 999cc to […]

Yamaha Neo’s – Take Back Your City

Yamaha

Yamaha Neo’s – Take Back Your City Yamaha Neo’s – Take Back Your City How best do we introduce the idea behind the Yamaha Neo’s? Does anyone remember Cathal and the lads from Fatima Mansions? If not then maybe you should ask your Da about one of the best things […]

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – In A Class Of Its Own

Yamaha

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – In A Class Of Its Own Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – The Tracer GT Has The Best Of Both Worlds The Yamaha Tracer 900 GT was derived from the companies MT 09. So before we begin, its important to note that the when we rode […]

Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone ‘S’ – Special Limited Edition

Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone ‘S’ – Special Limited Edition Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone ‘S’ – A very special limited edition Words Paulo Moroni We were at the show in EICMA recently where we saw a new and very special version of the MotoGuzzi top selling V7 III. This new and […]

2020 Harley-Davidson Fatboy

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Model

Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Model Harley-Davidson Fat Boy – Arnie’s Bike Of Choice The people at Harley-Davidson are bringing a Fat Boy 30th Anniversary motorcycle to the market. The bike celebrates the three-decade impact of the original machine. It’s based on the Softail platform which was launched in 2018. […]

Yamaha PW 50 – Revs Our Hearts

Yamaha

Yamaha PW 50 – Revs Our Hearts Yamaha PW 50 – A 50cc Fully Automatic Motorcycle A lot of us who ride bikes today will remember our first time on two wheels with fondness. For some it was in a yard with our instructor on the first day of our […]

Yamaha X-Max 400 – To The Max

Yamaha

Yamaha X-Max 400 – To The Max Yamaha X-Max 400 –  Practical luxury Yamaha have added to their innovative ‘MAX’ scooter range with a new Yamaha X-Max 400 model. This all-new maxi-scooter is built to the same high levels of performance, quality and design as the, now ionic, T-Max. The […]

Yamaha MT 03 – When Small Feels Big

Yamaha

Yamaha MT 03 – When Small Feels Big Yamaha MT 03 – Nakedly Honest Yamaha’s MT range has been nothing short of a stroke of genius for the Japanese giant of motorcycling. Taking the triple cylinder engine back from that UK brand was a clever move with the MT 09. […]

Yamaha Tracer 900 – Make Mine A Tracer

Yamaha

Yamaha Tracer 900 – Make Mine A Tracer Yamaha Tracer 900 – Useable Torque The Yamaha Tracer 900 is now available here in Ireland. The engine is Yamaha’s new 900 triple and it has oodles of wonderful, useable torque. The motor was well proven before it ever got to be used […]

Lifan Electric Scooter – Electrifying

Lifan

Lifan Electric Scooter – Electrifying Lifan Electric Scooter – The Future Is Here The new Lifan electric scooter has come to the market, here in Ireland, thanks to the team at Rathfarnham’s Moto4U. This new range of Bosch-powered, lithium-ion battery, road-legal eco scooters come with a commute beating range of 120km. […]

Mutt 250 Mongrel – The Mutts Nutts

Mutt

Mutt 250 Mongrel – The Mutts Nutts Mutt 250 Mongrel – As cool as… As if they didn’t already have it good enough, those over indulged millennial types have been gifted with the coolest of new bikes from English company, Mutt Motorcycles. The really good thing about them is they are small […]

Yamaha Niken – Red Dot Winner

Yamaha

Yamaha Niken – Red Dot Winner Yamaha Niken Gets A Red Dot Award The Yamaha Motor Company has announced that its Sports LMW*1 NIKEN has been chosen as the “Best of the Best” in the globally-renowned Red Dot Award Product Design 2019 competition. This achievement marks the second design award received by the […]

Zero SRF – Charging That Fits Your Lifestyle

Zero

Zero SRF – Charging That Fits Your Lifestyle Zero SRF – Electric Bike Fleet Now In Dublin Way back in the day when the motor car first arrived in the UK, the powers that be were so afraid of the things that they introduced the ‘Red Flag Act’. This ensured […]

BMW S1000RR – On Track In Estoril

BMW

BMW S1000RR – On Track In Estoril BMW S1000RR – Faster Than You In 2009 when the news broke that an all new one-litre race replica was on the way from BMW, the Hayabusa was the fastest bike on the planet. BMW were still all about the GS. Most of […]

BMW Approved Used Bikes – Peace Of Mind

BMW

BMW Approved Used Bikes – Peace Of Mind Back in the good old bad old days when we bought a used bike here in Ireland we were usually offered an extremely limited ninety day warranty. This ‘alleged’ warranty tended only to cover certain items and provided little reassurance to the […]

Indian FTR1200 – All Change

Indian

Indian FTR1200 – All Change The Indian FTR1200 – Coming To Town It’s an exciting time for American motorcycles. From the outside looking in it does seem to have been the same old thing for a long time now. The big manufacturers seem to be very concerned with protecting their […]

Harley-Davidson Heritage – Evolved

Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Heritage – Evolved Harley-Davidson Heritage – The Best Of Both Worlds The new Harley-Davidson Heritage, like the other machines in the soft tail range, has had an extensive re do. It now benefits from having the new Milwaukee-Eight engine as well as a brand new frame. Handling and power delivery promise, […]

Yamaha Niken – Three’s Company

Yamaha

Yamaha Niken – Three’s Company Yamaha Niken – A Whole Lot Going On There is a whole lot of stuff going on with Yamaha’s latest offering. For a company that was finding things a touch difficult during the downturn, they have come back in such a powerful way. The MT […]

Ducati Panigale 959 – Constantly Improving

Ducati

Ducati Panigale 959 – Constantly Improving Ducati Panigale 959 – The California Superbike School in Mondello Park Some days this job is quite enjoyable, indeed one might go as far as to say very enjoyable. Down right heel clickingly marvelous as a matter of fact. Today is one of those […]

BMW S1000R – All You’ll Ever Need

BMW

BMW S1000R – All You’ll Ever Need BMW S1000R – Open Wide And Say “R” The original bike that the R was derived from, the full fat S1000RR, produced close to 200 ponies. The single R is a little more modest with ‘only’ 160 BHP on tap. The motor has […]

Indian Springfield – Touring In Style

Indian

Indian Springfield – Touring In Style Indian Springfield – Reassuringly Powerful The iconic Indian Springfield is now available to test ride from Franklin Motorcycles in Dublin’s Swords, the home of all things Indian here in Ireland. Their business is going from strength to strength, with riders collecting their new bikes […]

Yamaha MT10 – The Best Ever?

Yamaha

Yamaha MT10 – The Best Ever? Yamaha MT10 – New Year, New Look The Yamaha MT10 has been our go to bike for all and any on track shenanigans for the last number of years. For this year it’s been re released in a new colour scheme which looks just […]

Yamaha Tricity – Beat The Urban Commute

Yamaha

Yamaha Tricity – Beat The Urban Commute Yamaha Tricity – City Buster I recently experienced the sheer joy of taking a car into the centre of Dublin during rush hour. To say I was less than impressed would be an understatement. I did, however, get an insight into what is […]

Yamaha XSR900 – Cafe Racing

Yamaha

Yamaha XSR900 – Cafe Racing Yamaha XSR900 – Café Racing… The Yamaha XSR900 already has a lot going for it. Thanks to Yamaha’s ‘Faster Sons’ options on the range it now has even more to offer in the styling and performance stakes. Indeed the motorcycle we were presented with this […]

2018 Honda Goldwing

Honda Goldwing – New And Improved

Honda

Honda Goldwing – New And Improved Honda – The new GoldWing has landed! To say the launch of the new Gold Wing is important to Honda would be something of an understatement to say the least! The Big H have stepped up to the plate on this one. They appear, […]

2015 Yamaha NMax 125 Scooter

Yamaha NMAX 125 – Everyday Life Included

Yamaha

 Yamaha NMax 125 – Everyday Life Included Yamaha NMAX 125 – Your daily trip into the city is about to become something to enjoy! Riding the sporty styled Yamaha NMAX 125, your daily trip into the city is about to become something to enjoy rather than something to endure! This […]

2018 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Sportster

Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Sportster Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Sportster – Fusing throw back design with modern performance Trevor, from Milwaukee, has been on to let us know that the Harley machine march is still on as it adds more new machinery to its Sportster line with the introduction of a new […]

BMW R80T

Custom Built In Dublin – Garage 3B Is In Full Swing!

BMW

Custom Built In Dublin – Garage 3B Is In Full Swing The trouble with racing motorcycles is that after the event you’re always left with a little bit too much time to yourself and that’s when the thinking starts. That was very much the issue for Niall ‘Max’ Clinton on […]

2015 Yamaha Aerox

Yamaha Aerox – Life Is A Race

Yamaha

Yamaha Aerox – Life Is A Race Yamaha Aerox – Better than your wife’s Volvo In a world where political correctness takes precedence, where health and safety policies dictate so much that we refer to 200bhp sports bikes as being ‘dynamic’ and ‘precise’ when what we really mean is ‘very […]

Yamaha YZF R1 2009 – From Track To Road

Yamaha

2009 Yamaha YZF R1 – From Track To Road With Yamaha’s new R1 grabbing all the attention recently it may be a little easy to forget how good the previous model was. However, when we first road tested the Yamaha YZF R1 six long years ago in 2009, it was a […]

Indian Chief Classic – The Proverbial Dark Horse

Indian

Indian Chief Classic – The Proverbial Dark Horse Indian Chief Classic – So Cool The new Indian Chief Classic just looks so cool that I’m almost reluctant to sit on it. After all, dropping me into the picture is hardly going to make it look any better. Ralph, our ever […]

Norton V4 SS

Norton V4 – The TT Racer Reborn

Norton

Norton V4 – The TT Racer Reborn Norton V4 SS & Norton V4 RR – Rebirth of a TT Racer I’ve been to more than my fair share of motorcycle shows over the last few months. Along with all the latest and greatest kit and new bikes from the big […]

Honda Showroom MSX125

Honda MSX 125 – A Lot More Than A Monkey Bike

Honda

Honda MSX 125 – A Lot More Than A Monkey Bike Honda MSX 125 – While Honda may be a gargantuan corporation at this point, making everything from construction equipment to private jets, the new Honda MSX 125 shows that they haven’t strayed too far from Mr. Honda’s original ideas. […]

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