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Benelli Sei was the worlds first 6 cylinder motorcycle

Benelli Sei – First Production Motorcycle With 6 Cylinders

Mention 6 cylinders to most bikers and an image of the Honda CBX immediately pops into their head yet it was the Italian Benelli Sei that was actually the first…

Bimota SB8R

Bimota SB8R – Ultra Rare Rimini Super Bike

New owner Francesco Tognon had pinned his hopes on the Bimota SB8R saving the Rimini company. It used the Suzuki TL1000R V-twin engine and it was hoped it would challenge…

Bimota SB8R

Bimota DB5

Bimota DB5 Mille – Taking On Japans Big Four Superbikes

The Bimota DB5 Mille was a new project, a road weapon to take on the big four Japanese manufacturers who by the mid 2000’s were producing sports bikes that dominated…

Bimota DB6

Bimota DB6 Delirio 2005 to 2011

Back in the mid 2000’s Bimota were working on two motorcycle designs around the same time. The track orientated DB5 and the naked bike that derived from that ultralight chassis, the…

History of Bimota Motorcycles

Bimota Motorcycles 1973-2022

The Bimota Motorcycle Company got its name by using the first 2 letters of each of the three founders’ names – Bianchi, Morri and Tamburini.  The three men were actually…

Bimota DB9

Bimota DB9 Brivido Super Naked

The Bimota DB9 Brivido followed the same path as the DB8 and was road focused rather than a track toy. The DB8 had nodded in that direction with the addition…

Bimota DB8 Oro Nero

Bimota DB8 Review – Is This The Italians Best Ever?

The Bimota DB8 was released in 2010 and was the replacement for the excellent DB7 which had enjoyed a 3 year production. Let’s take a look at the Bimota DB8,…

DB8

26 Best Naked Bikes For 2022

Here, I’ve listed the very best naked bikes available for 2022 and beyond. I’ve included naked motorcycles from novice friendly up to the outright bonkers machines…. Enjoy. First off though,…

best naked bikes 2022

Gilera Crono 125

Gilera Crono 125 – 1989 to 1993

In the 125cc sector it is no secret that the Italians are masters. Of course you have the Yamaha TZR and Honda NSR, but even they struggle to compete with…

Bimota Tesi 3D

Bimota Tesi 3D – Italian Art on Two Wheels

Like all Bimota motorcycles the Tesi 3D is special, I would suggest the most special of them all. An Italian work of art and an innovative design like no other…

Bimota Tesi 3D

Bimota DB7

Bimota DB7 – Hand Built Italian Exotica

As it turns out I am a fan of both DB7’s, the Aston Martin DB7 that James Bond never got to drive, which is simply unforgivable, but also the Bimota…

Bimota DB7

Aprilia RS250 – Last of the Two Stroke GP Replicas

The Aprilia RS250 is a legendary V-twin two-stroke road going GP inspired motorcycle that satisfied riders needs for a truly excellent machine. Produced between 1994 and 2004 the Aprilia RS250…

Bimota V-Due – The Bike That Tried To Save The 2 Stroke Engine

V-Due literally translates to V-Twin, and the Bimota V-Due was a 500cc motorcycle that was supposed to save the two stroke engine but instead accidentally killed off the boutique Italian…

Bimota V-Due

Ducati 998

Ducati 998 – A Class and Fitting End to the 916 Series

The Ducati 998 is the last in the 916 series of motorcycles that have won over the hearts of motorcycle fans around the world.  Even to this day the 916,…

The Ducati Panigale 1199: A New Era In Superbikes

I don’t know about you, but when Ducati first introduced the Panigale 1199 in 2012, I immediately started crunching numbers to figure out how I could afford one.  I was…

Ducati 1299 Panigale – Last of the L Twin Superbikes

The Ducati 1299 Panigale was introduced in 2014 at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan.  Production began in 2015 and it was built to replace the Ducati 1199.  The 1299…

MV Agusta F4 1000

MV Agusta F4 1000 – Improving on Perfection

In late 2004 the world was introduced to the MV Agusta F4 1000, five years after the hugely successful F4 750S. The man behind the original MV Agusta 750 S…

MV Agusta F4 1000

Ducati 1098 – The Bologna Motorcycle You Should Be Investing In

The Ducati 1098 is perhaps the bike the world was waiting for after the iconic 916, a Ducati sportsbike in its purest form and at its absolute peak. It followed…

Ducati 1198 – A Fusion of Past and Future Classic Italian Sportsbikes

When the world thought nothing could possibly be better than the 1098 from 2007, out of Bologna came the 2009 Ducati 1198 which would end the era of a long…

Ducati 996 And The glory Years For The Italian Marque

The glory years for classic Ducati fans was between 1994 and 2004. The Ducati 996 followed on from the glorious 916 before being replaced by the much loved 998. In…

Ducati Panigale 899 – Best Ever Middleweight Sports Bike?

By the end of 2013 Ducati introduced the Panigale 899, a middle-weight version of the bigger 1199 which was the first in the Panigale line. The new model replaced the…