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Review: Suzuki's SV650 squeezes big fun into a small, compact, naked roadster

Light, quick bikes... They rule. When Suzuki decided to re-launch its hugely popular SV650 mid-range v-twin sportsbike, it took a look in the rear view mirror to get back to the classic, trellis-framed styling that made it such a hit in the first place. Its low seat height and narrow waist make it super-accessible for newbies and those of shorter stature without feeling cramped or insubstantial, and its punchy power curve and lightweight handling are brilliant for confidence building. The same things make it a lightweight riot of a thing for more experienced riders. Gizmag's Loz Blain spent a week with a resurrected legend.Read More

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First ride: Bultaco Brinco S electric bike

Bultaco has dramatically widened the appeal of its electric Brinco with three new models, all of them road legal. Until now, the Brinco has only been offered in 60km/h off-road form – the new bikes are homologated for the road and come as a 45km/h moped or 25km/h pedelec. We took to London's streets on the Brinco S during the world launch held just a stone's throw from Tower Bridge.Read More

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Video review: Royal Enfield's Classic 500 fools people into thinking we've restored it

When it comes to modern classic motoring, Royal Enfield occupies a pretty unique niche. To drive a brand new car with truly retro styling, you're paying through the nose for something like the Morgan AR Plus 4. On the other hand, you can pick up something like the Classic 500 motorcycle, in this case done up in army green as a homage to the motorcycles of World War 2, for about the same price as your average commuter bike. Like Morgan, Royal Enfield just never bothered to modernize, so they're about as authentic as it gets. And as Loz discovered riding it around for a couple of weeks, the vast majority of people on the street instantly assume it's a really well done restoration.Read More

Third consecutive triumph for Mugen at the 2016 TT Zero

Having dominated the electric superbike class since 2014, Team Mugen has returned to the top step of the 2016 TT Zero podium with Bruce Anstey. Victory Racing followed with a close second in front of University of Nottingham's motorcycle, as technical problems prevented Saroléa Racing from competing.Read More

Honda rolls out its most advanced Cub ever

After 58 years of unparalleled success in global markets, Honda takes the Cub to the next level. Built by the company's Indonesian branch, the new Supra GTR 150 hides a proper motorcycle under its plastic covers, and was recently unveiled along with an intriguing Adventure concept.Read More

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Review: Indian Springfield – a fast, rumbling, quick-change artist

Since Polaris bought Indian in 2011, the company has continued to hearken back to the rich history of the brand, while making the bikes bearing the name thoroughly modern in performance and features. The Indian Springfield is no exception with its easily identifiable fender skirts and war bonnet combined with a quick release windshield, hard side bags, and that massive 111-cubic inch engine. The folks at Indian gave us a Springfield for a couple of weeks and we weren't disappointed.Read More

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