First, in 2017 there was the 790 Duke - the Scalpel (so named because it cut the sharpest lines around corners!). Then, in 2020 came the 890 Duke R - the Super Scalpel. Now, in 2021, we say goodbye to the 790 Duke and say hello to the 890 Duke.
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KTM 890 DUKE
You can’t say that KTM isn’t prolific but, when motorcycles are as good as they generally always are from the Austrian manufacturer, who are we to complain?
A while back, we covered the Zontes ZT310-X1 as part of the small bike feature. There was no way we could not help but be impressed by nearly every aspect of the bike, be it equipment, performance, frugality, price, comfort, looks or quality. It was clearly a bike that was punching way above its weight.
27/08/1939 – 20/12/2020 PETER WILLIAMS Obituary
Britain’s Peter Williams, often acclaimed as the finest GP racer/engineer of modern times, passed away quietly on December 20 in his sleep, after a long illness. He was 81 years old.
Peter Williams Engineer
Williams and the magnesium alloy wheeled ‘Arter’ Matchless. Note the front and rear disc brakes that Williams also helped develop for motorcycles. Despite the front one being tiny by today’s standards, it was still an improvement over drum brakes.
Great Bikes? Yamaha V-Max
Some bikes earn reputations, be it for speed, looks, wayward handling, whatever. Some bikes are spoken about in hushed tones, generally tones of awe or fear. Some bikes achieve greatness, some have it thrust upon them! Some we forget.
The Franskraal Tour
Much selling and buying of motorbikes happened in the Yell household over Christmas. It was with great sadness that I finally decided to sell Sir Galahad (my 30-year old Honda Africa Twin XRV750) and buy a half share in a bike more suitable for Annette to ride as well. We’d been talking to her ex editor’s husband, De Wet, about the possibility of buying his tricked-out 2008 Suzuki DR650 for some time, and struck the deal as soon as Sir Galahad was sold.
MV Agusta's Timur Sardarov Russian Relaunch
Exclusive interview with MV Agusta’s russian owner, its president/ceo timur sardarov, who purchased 100% of MV Agusta equity in december 2019
Think Bike Giving Back To Biking
[I’m always ready to acknowledge those among us who give of their time freely to help others. I’ve been aware of the ThinkBike initiative for many years but never really understood how it worked. So, when Quinton van Eeden reached out to me and asked if I would like an article explaining ThinkBike, the work they do and the volunteers who do it, it was the perfect opportunity to learn more about this body of men and women who do so much to make motorcycling safer for all of us. Ed]
The Custom Builders - Part 3: Reconstructed
I first became aware of Theunis from Reconstructed custom workshop a few years ago, when he arrived at a Triumph Day in Modderfontein with his radical Rocket 3 custom. It drew a lot of attention and comment, which was exactly what Theunis was aiming for from his first build.
Magni MV Italia Yesterday Once More
There’s certainly no company more entitled to produce a retro model using current MV Agusta hardware than Moto Magni, whose founder the late Arturo Magni was the architect of the historic Italian marque’s remarkable haul of 75 road racing World Championships in 26 years.
REVIEW: iPHONE 12 PRO THE iPHONE THAT'S FUTURE-PROOF
THIS YEAR’S HIGH-END iPHONE IS FULL OF POTENTIAL THAT HAS YET TO BE FULLY REALIZED.
AUSTRALIAN IRON ORE SUPPLY KEEPS WORLD OUTPUT AND PRICES STEADY
Iron ore prices remain surprisingly stable amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as the Chinese market reopens.
Apple's first ARM Mac may arrive in 2021 and could be surprisingly fast
Apple is reportedly working to support Intel-based apps, too.
Volvo India plans to accelerate its growth by launching four new cars by 2022
It may be the nation’s favourite mammal, but the hedgehog is rapidly vanishing from towns and countryside across the UK. Why have things gone so badly wrong for British hedgehogs? And, more importantly, what’s being done to help them?
Stately and sensible – is the new Audi A4 a fully realised version of itself?
Coal to stay competitive in India: BHP
“Coal power is expected to retain competitiveness in India, (where the coal fleet is only around 10 years old on average: one quarter of a normal lifetime), and other populous, developing nations, for a much longer time.”
Porsche 911 GT3 is here!
THE FIRST of the new-gen 992 Porsches to get the track-pedigreed GT badge has been unveiled, and unsurprisingly, sets new benchmarks for speed and agility.
iPhone 12 mini
The smallest iPhone 12 offers all that its larger sibling offers in a form that is far more pocketable
KTM 250 ADVENTURE
KTM’s youngest ADV offers all the goodies from the flagship but at an accessible price