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2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

Editor Score: 76.5% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 6.0/10 Instruments/Controls 2.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 7.5/10 Desirability 6.0/10 Value 8.0/10 Overall Score 76.5/100 The last time I rode a Kawasaki KLR650 was fifteen years ago, in San Francisco as a photo op for a story about the Motorcycle EmergencyRead More

2016 Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280 4×4 DSG review

The Skoda Superb is a practical, economical family hack, or is it? What if you were to add a 276bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine and four-wheel drive? If you like a Q-car, then they don’t come any more cloaked than this Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI 280 4×4 DSG. You’d need toRead More

2016 Toyota Prius Excel review

Fourth-generation Prius promises yet-better eco credentials and a new dose of driving appeal. We find out if it delivers Toyota’s Prius once seemed such a futuristic machine, and the green baggage it carried made it the darling of the planet-saving classes. But through 18 years and three generations it hasRead More

2016 Husqvarna 701 Supermoto Review

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro Editor Score: 88.5% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 7.5/10 Brakes 8.8/10 Instruments/Controls 4.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.5/10 Desirability 9.0/10 Value 8.5/10 Overall Score 89.3/100 Husqvarna’s heavenly 701 Enduro has an evil twin. Not a two-cylinder sister, mind you, and that’s probably a good thing because theRead More

2016 Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0 TDI 184 DSG 4×4 review

Skoda’s hot Octavia gets all-wheel drive in both hatch and estate guises. Octavias don’t get much more expensive than this, so is it worth it? It doesn’t seem more than five minutes ago that Skoda was launching its latest Octavia vRS, but in fact, we were first introduced to itRead More

2016 Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ4 4×4 Dualjet 5dr review

Do engine and trim revisions make Suzuki’s all-wheel drive Swift supermini a perfect winter companion? We try it in the UK to find out The updated all-wheel drive version of the popular Suzuki Swift supermini now features Dualjet technology on its 89bhp 1.2 petrol engine. However, going for this moreRead More

2016 Honda CRF250L Review

2016 Honda CRF250L Editor Score: 84.75% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 8.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.25/10 Desirability 7.0/10 Value 9.5/10 Overall Score 84.75/100 Probably every time I “road-test” a scooter, I go on about how convenient and economical it is to keep a medium-sized scoot aroundRead More

2016 Ducati XDiavel S First Ride Review

2016 Ducati XDiavel S Editor Score: 90.5% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 5.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 9.25/10 Desirability 9.25/10 Value 8.5/10 Overall Score 90.5/100 What do the Diavel and the XDiavel have in common? According to Ducati, aside from six letters in their names, only brakeRead More

Bentley Continental GT long-term test review – enjoying an elastic V8

We’ve not had it long, but our Continental GT has already started racking up the miles Our three-year-old pre-owned Conti GT V8 has been accumulating miles at an alarming rate. We’ve had it just four weeks and the mileage has already climbed from just over 21,000 when it left BentleyRead More

2016 Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf review

It’s an emotional car rather than a rational one, but for the super-rich, super-exclusive customers who’ll own the Lagonda Tara, that’s just what they’re after Aston Martin’s take on the super-luxury saloon and a revival for the Lagonda name badge.Although Taraf production is limited by both production constraints and theRead More

Ducati Panigale Superleggera Quick-Ride Review + Video

Ducati’s Panigale is one of the most desirable sportbikes on the road today. Even the smallest Panigale, the new 959, is sexy and fast, and there’s plenty more where that comes from in the forms of the monstrously powered 1299 and wickedly exotic 1199R. But what do you do whenRead More

2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 T-GDi review

The previous-generation Sportage was a landmark model for Kia in the UK; the new model shows great promise – although not with petrol power Kia has undergone a significant transformation over the past six years. Once the manufacturer of worthy but dull cars, the input of German designer – andRead More