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Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Up To Speed

BRAND: Suzuki

Suzuki V-Strom 1050 – Suzuki gets up to speed with a new V-Strom 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 were […]

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Harley-Davidson Softail Standard – A New ‘Standard’

BRAND: Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Softail Standard – The 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 machine is a lean bobber, which […]

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Yamaha Tracer 700 – Learner Legal Adventure

BRAND: Yamaha

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 life. Once again the good people at […]

Indian Scout Bobber Sixty – Old School

BRAND: Indian

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 the rest of the world, liquid cooled […]

Yamaha Neo’s – Take Back Your City

BRAND: Yamaha

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 to come out of Cork back in […]

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT – In A Class Of Its Own

BRAND: Yamaha

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 the MT 09, we were blown away by how good we […]

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

BRAND: Moto Guzzi

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 limited ‘S’ version of the iconic machine will be limited […]

2020 Harley-Davidson Fatboy

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Model

BRAND: Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy – 30th Anniversary Model 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. The entire Harley-Davidson Fat Boy front end […]

Yamaha PW 50 – Revs our Hearts

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha PW 50 – a 50cc fully automatic motorcycle Christmas is here and our children are looking forward to the Fat Man dropping off a bag of well earned swag. A lot of us who ride bikes today will remember our first time on two wheels with fondness. For some […]

Yamaha X-Max 400 – To The Max

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha X-Max 400 –  Now Available In Irish Dealerships Without The VRT 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 T-Max […]

Yamaha MT-03 – Less Taxing

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha MT-03 – Naked Gets Stripped Of Its VRT 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. Widening the range to include […]

Yamaha Tracer 900 – Make Mine A Tracer

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha Tracer 900 The Yamaha Tracer 900 is now available here in Ireland where, for a limited time, it’s being offered for sale without the Vehicle registration Tax (VRT). This saves the customer, the not insubstantial sum of, €1,200! The engine is Yamaha’s new 900 triple and it has oodles […]

Lifan Electric Scooter – Electrifying

BRAND: Lifan

Lifan Electric Scooter 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. They’re available in six colour options, and at affordable price. […]

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 capacity machines. This makes them accessible to […]

Yamaha Niken – Red Dot Winner

BRAND: Yamaha

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 Yamaha Niken. It follows on from a Good […]

2019 Zero SRF – Charging That Fits Your Lifestyle


Zero SRF – Electric Bike Fleet Due 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 that every car in the country had a […]

2019 Yamaha Ténéré – The T7 Is Ready

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha Ténéré 700 – Online Orders Now Open As from March 27th 2019 at 14:00 CET, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 Online Ordering System is open for business. It’s ready to accept reservations now! In order to ensure that the most passionate European riders are able to get hold of the […]

2019 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 us didn’t hold out too much hope […]

BMW Approved Used Bikes – Peace Of Mind


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

BRAND: Indian

The Indian FTR1200 is 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 heritage. We hear a lot […]

Harley Davidson Heritage – Evolved

BRAND: Harley Davidson

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, therefore, to […]

Yamaha Niken – Three’s Company

BRAND: Yamaha

Yamaha Niken 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 range has been as big as the R1 and R6 ever […]

Ducati Panigale 959 – Constantly Improving

BRAND: Arai California Superbike School Ducati Knox Sidi

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 days. I’ve won the office drinking, […]

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 different fuel injection mapping to the full […]

Indian Springfield – Touring In Style

BRAND: Indian

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 every week. The bike is powered […]

Yamaha MT10 – The Best Ever?

BRAND: Yamaha

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 as cool as the garish […]

Yamaha Tricity – Beat the Urban Commute

BRAND: Yamaha

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 casually referred to a ‘road rage’. Indeed […]

Yamaha XSR900 – Cafe Racing

BRAND: Yamaha

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 month is probably the coolest […]

2018 Honda Goldwing

Honda Goldwing – New And Improved

BRAND: Honda

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, at first glance, to have aced […]

2015 Yamaha NMax 125 Scooter

Yamaha NMAX 125 – Everyday Life Included

BRAND: Yamaha

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 stylish urban commuter has been specifically designed […]

2018 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster

Harley Davidson Iron 1200 Sportster

BRAND: Harley Davidson

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 Iron 1200 Sportster […]


Custom Built In Dublin – Garage 3b is in full swing!


Passion Drives Perfection 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 the way back from the Greek Hellas Rally […]

2015 Yamaha Aerox

Yamaha Aerox – ‘Life Is A Race’

BRAND: Yamaha

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 feckin fast’! Opening the Yamaha Aerox brochure […]

Yamaha YZF R1 2009 – From Track To Road

BRAND: Yamaha

2009 Yamaha YZF R1 – Yamaha’s Crossplane Technology Is Wearing Its Age Well. 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 […]

Indian Chief Classic – The Proverbial Dark Horse

BRAND: Indian

Indian Chief Classic Indian Chief Classic – The Proverbial Dark Horse 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 helpful photographer interjects, […]

Norton V4 SS

Norton V4 – The TT racer reborn

BRAND: Norton

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 manufacturers, there has been one consistent machine […]

Honda Showroom MSX125

Honda MSX 125 A Lot More Than A Monkey Bike

BRAND: Honda

  Honda MSX125 in Honda M50 Ballymount Showroom Honda MSX 125 – A  lot more than a monkey bike 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 […]